10 December 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Abe Feldman family advertisement, FLPBA 1949 anniversary publication

Abe Feldman (1905-1988) entered the United States at Boston as Abe Felgendler.[1] He traveled with his mother Feiga (Fannie) Barshak Felgendler and his siblings Leib (Louis) and Jankel (Sam) and his cousin Jankel (Jack) Feigenblatt. Moische Felgendler, Abe's father, immigrated in New York in 1904 and became Morris Feldman.[2] The Feldman family was actually from the larger community of Polonne, 10 miles northeast of Labun, today in Ukraine.

Abe became a glazier like his brothers Louis and Sam and their father. The 1940 census shows Abe, his wife Lillian and their son Norman living at 952 43rd Street in Brooklyn with Fannie, who had been widowed in 1938.[3] Abe and Lillian later had another son. I have not yet located a marriage record for Abe and Lillian. I suspect, based upon Norman's age, that they were married between 1934 and 1936. The 1940 census reveals that Lillian was also an immigrant from "Russia."

Abe, Lillian and several Feldman family members are buried in the Beth Moses Cemetery's First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot, Pinelawn, NY.

1. "Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 February 2011), manifest, S.S. Manchuria, Danzig to Boston, arriving 21 February 1921, list 8, line 23, Abe Felgendler, citing NARA microfilm serial T938, roll 260.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 12 February 2011), manifest, S.S. Belgravia, Hamburg to New York, arriving 1 July 1904, list 2, line 20, Moische Felendler, citing NARA microfilm serial T715, roll 472. Apparently, Morris must have traveled back to the old country several times before the family immigrated in 1921 - the evidence being that Morris and Sam (b. 1910) were born after 1904 and before 1921.
3. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-949, sheet 61B, household 148, Abraham Feldman; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 5 October 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2570.

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