11 July 2017

Tombstone Tuesday: Philip and Minnie Goldberg, Beth Moses Cemetery, Pinelawn, New York

A couple of weeks ago, I profiled Philip Goldberg's parents, Bernard and Lottie Goldberg, who are interred in one of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plots at Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY. 

Philip, born in Lubin/Labun, Russian Empire (today, Yurovshchina, Ukraine) arrived in Boston on the S.S. Manchuria with his mother, Zlate, and sisters Chaika, Minna and Sonja on 21 February 1921.[1] Philip's and his wife Minnie's graves are in the association plot at Beth Moses Cemetery in Pinelawn, NY.

Pesach son of Avraham



FEB. 4, 1904
JUNE 24, 1994

Minna daughter of Binyamin
SEPT. 15, 1906 - NOV. 7, 1995

In June 1925, Philip, an unmarried glazier, lived with his mother, Lottie; brother, Herman; and sister Sylvia at 95 Ridge Street in Manhattan.[2] Philip and his family had been in the United States four years. Philip was not yet a citizen.

In April 1930, Philip and his same family members resided at 2067 Harrison Avenue in the Bronx.[3] In addition, Philip's elder sister, Ida, her husband Herman Dolgin and their daughter, Bernice, lived in the same apartment. Philip, a glazier working at a glass store, was still an alien.  

Minnie Kopelov naturalized on 3 September 1931.[4] She was single, working as a milliner and had immigrated on the S.S. Berengaria, landing in New York with her sister Roza on 2 November 1923.[5] She had been born in Warsaw.

According to Philip's naturalization papers, filed on 8 July 1937, he and Minnie married in Monticello, Sullivan County, New York on 7 July 1936.[6]

By the April 1940 U.S. census, Philip and Minnie had a 2 year old daughter, Rena.[7] They lived in an apartment at 69 Pinehurst Avenue, New York, New York. Philip owned a wholesale glass business.

According to their Social Security Death Index records, the couple's last residence was in Long Beach, Long Island, New York.[8] 

Both Philip and Minnie Goldberg's graves are located in Block 24, Maccabee Road within the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot in Beth Moses Cemetery, Pinelawn, New York.

1. Manifest, S.S. Manchuria, 21 February 1921, stamped p. 286, lines 23-27, Zlata Goldberg (age 43), Chaiko (20), Pinko (17), Minna (13), and Sonja (10); images, "Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017).
2. 1925 New York State Census, New York County, New York, enumeration of inhabitants, Manhattan, assembly district 4, election district 5, p. 48, Philip Goldberg; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 February 2017); citing New York State Archives, Albany. 
3. 1930 U.S. Census, Bronx Co., NY, population schedule, Bronx, enumeration district 3-605, sheet 5A, dwelling 2, family 99, Phillip Goldberg; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 February 2017); NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1486. 
4. Minnie Kopelov naturalization file no. 181609, 3 September 1931, Southern District of New York; images, "New York, Naturalization records, 1882-1944," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 June 2017); citing National Archives - Northeast Region, microfilm publication M1972m roll 753.
5. Manifest, S.S. Berengaria, 2 November 1923, stamped p. C. 19, line 13, Minia Kopelow, 17; images, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 July 2017).
6. Philip Goldberg naturalization file no. 290421, 8 July 1937, Southern District of New York; images, "New York, Naturalization records, 1882-1944," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 July 2017); citing National Archives - Northeast Region, Record Group 21.
7. 1940 U.S. Census, New York Co., NY, pop. sched., Manhattan, e.d. 31-2079, sheet 11A, household 205, Philip and Minnie Goldberg family; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 June 2017); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2675.
8. Social Security Administration, "U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 June 2017), entry for Philip Goldberg, SS no. 064-03-0167 and entry for Minnie Goldberg, SS no. 076-38-0433.


  1. When I Lived in NY, and drive on the BQE, I would see the name Dolgin often on buildings.

  2. Hi, Emily! I've nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award: http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/07/blogger-recognition-award.html. Thank you for your interesting blog!


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