Gitel daughter of Yisrael Ber
FE. 26 1980
9 ADAR 5740
MOTHER - GRANDMOTHER
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Mordechai son of Alexander
AUGUST 27, 1896
JANUARY 29, 1982
6 SHEVAT 5742
FATHER - GRANDFATHER
I have been documenting those interred in First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plots in Montefiore and Beth Moses Cemeteries to discover each person's association with the community of Labun (Lubin), Volhynia Gubernia, Russian Empire. For most of the people I've profiled, the relationship has been fairly clear: they were either born in or resided in the town or were related to someone who was so associated.
Max Kosotsky was 17 when he arrived in the United States aboard the S.S. Lapland on 12 December 1911. His father, Sam, was already in New York City living at 82 Norfolk Street. Max's mother's name was Chaje (Ida).
According to census records Gussie Marcus came to the United States in 1914. She was originally Gitla Marczyk, one of about nine children of Israel Ber and Malka Marczyk of Lomza. Some of her brothers were in the United States before she arrived. Her parents and sister, Slowa (Sylvia), arrived in 1921.
Gussie Marcus and Max Kosotsky married on 24 November 1918 in Brooklyn.
In 1920, Max and Gussie lived with her brother, Harry, and his family at 1450 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Max was an operator in a clothing factory. Their daughter, Esther, had been born 19 August 1919 (Esther married Maurice Prober in 1942. She passed away on 4 October 2010.)
In 1925, Max and Gussie, along with their daughters Esther and Anna (born 12 April 1924; married William S. Port in 1946; died in 1967 ), lived in an apartment at 373 Miller Avenue, Brooklyn. Max still worked as an operator in the clothing industry.
The family remained at that location through, at least, 1942 when Max's World War II draft registration included that address. He worked for Jacob Marcus, one of Gussie's brothers.
In 1927, Edna Marcus, one of Gussie's sisters, married Jack Lerner, an immigrant from Labun. You may read about them here and here.
Another sister, Anna Marcus, married Morris Kaimowitz, also from Lomza, on 3 June 1923.
The connection of these Lomza natives to the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot is through Edna Marcus' husband Jack Lerner. The Lerner, Kosotsky and Kaimowitz graves are all located within plot at Beth Moses Cemetery.
1. Manifest, S.S. Lapland, 12 December 1911, sheet 34, line 28, Moses Kozazky, age 17; images, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2017).
2. 1920 U.S. Census, New York Co., NY, population schedule, Manhattan, e.d. 1108, sheet 6A, dwelling 3, family 100, Max and Gussie Kosotsky; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1214.
1925 New York State Census, Kings Co., NY, enumeration of inhabitants, Brooklyn, assembly district 22, election district 30, p. 36, Max and Gussie Kosotsky family; images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2017).
3. Manifest, S.S. Finland, 7 May 1921, list 8, lines 22, 23 and 25, Izrael Ber Marczyk (age 54), Malka Marczyk (53), and Slowa Marczyk (13); images, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2017).
4. Kings County, New York, marriage certificate no. 13210 (1918), Max Kosotsky and Gussie Marcus, 24 November 1918; Municipal Archives, New York City.
5. 1920 U.S. Census, NY Co., NY, population schedule, Manhattan, e.d. 1108, sheet 6A, dwell. 3, fam. 100, Max and Gussie Kosotsky.
6. Esther Prober, obituary, Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT), 5 October 2010; transcription, Legacy (http://www.legacy.com : accessed 10 December 2017).
7. Esther Prober, obituary, Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT), 5 October 2010.
8. 1925 New York State Census, Kings Co., NY, enumeration of inhabitants, Brooklyn, AD 22, ED 30, p. 36, Max and Gussie Kosotsky family.
9. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2017), card for Max Kosotsky, serial no. U412, Brooklyn draft board.