15 November 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Abraham Rogel, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York

Abraham Rogel's time in his new adopted home, New York, was fleeting. The 1910 U.S. Census and his death certificate both indicate he arrived in the United States about 1906.[1] He died in 1913.

Most of the inscription on Abraham's tombstone is deteriorated and difficult to read. The salient text indicates he was Abraham, son of Moshe.
DIED FEB. 16, 1913
Unfortunately I have yet to locate a passenger manifest with his name.

Abraham, like so many immigrants associated with the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association, was a glazier and had his own shop. His brother's Samuel followed him to the USA in 1910 and also became a glazier.

Abraham's 1909 marriage certificate lists his mother as "Rebecca Bitz."[2] His brother, Sam's, marriage certificate lists Beckie Bych" and his brother, Nathan's, says "Becky Breich."[3] Abraham's death certificate indicates his mother's maiden name had been Geller - clearly an error.

Abraham married Sarah Feldman, daughter of Benjamin Feldman and Sarah Feigenblatt, on 28 February 1909. Sarah had arrived in New York as Sure Fellhandler on 10 April 1906. She traveled with friends from Polonnoye, Riwke Malzmann and Yetta Myers, my great great uncle Myer Myers' wife.[4]

Interestingly, Abraham and Sarah's marriage certificate lists their home address as 210 Grand Street. 210 Grand is the address of record (on passenger manifests) for several immigrants from Labun/Lubin. It was also the location of Lubin immigrant, Abraham Maltman's glass store.

In 1915, two years after her husband's death, Sarah married Abraham's brother Sam. Further information about them may be found here and here.

Abraham is buried in on of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plots at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York: block 89, gate 156N.  
1. New York County, New York, death certificate no. 5265 (1913), Abraham Rogel, 16 February 1913; Municipal Archives, New York City.
    1910 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, enumeration district 909, sheet 18A, dwelling 36, family 425, Abraham and Sarah Rogel; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2015); NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1033.
2. New York County, New York, marriage certificate no. 4666 (1909), Abraham Rogel and Sarah Feldman, 28 February 1909; Municipal Archives, New York City.
3. New York County, New York, marriage certificate no. 5140 (1915), Samuel Rogel and Sarah Feldman, 26 February 1915; Municipal Archives, New York City.
    New York County, New York, marriage certificate 16942 (1910), Nathan Rogol and Katie Sthamel,27 July 1910; Municipal Archives, New York City.
4. Manifest, S.S. Noordland, arrived 10 April 1906, list A, line 7, Sure Fellhandler, age 18; images, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 December 2015).

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