16 April 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Myer Myers

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New 
York,  Block 98, Gate 156N, Line 5R,
Grave 6, photographed 2 September 
Here lies
Meyer son of David
Died 11 Av 5696
May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life
JULY 30, 1936

Myer Myers, born Meyer Malzmann in January 1874 in Lubin, Russian Empire (also known as Labun and, now, Yurovshchina, Ukraine), was the eldest child of David and Ida (Chaye) Myers.  

Myer was the first member of the Malzmann family to complete the voyage to the United States.[1] He landed in the Montreal, Canada before continuing on to New York Harbor. In fact, he may have made the voyage to the United States twice before his wife and child made the trip.[2]

All of David and Ida Myers' children became glaziers in New York City. Myer, unlike some of the others, actually identified himself as a glazier on his manifest(s) and, essentially, started the family occupation in New York City.

Myer's wife Yetta Fell Malzmann arrived at Ellis Island with their daughter Dwoire (Dorothy) in 1905.[3] In the 1910 U.S. Census, Yetta indicated that she'd had six children, three of whom were living.[4] Myer and Yetta ultimately had four daughters: Dorothy Myers Shapiro (born ca. 1899), Esther Myers Eisenberg (born ca. 1907), Evelyn Myers Paull (9 Oct 1907- 26 Feb 2004), and Mildred Myers Becker (born ca. 1911).

Myers and Yetta retired to the Catskill Mountains in Monticello, New York. He died in Monticello in 1936 and is buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot in Montefiore Cemetery Queens, New York. 

1. "Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed: 20 September 2009), manifest, Lake Ontario, Liverpool to Montreal, Quebec, arriving 31 July 1902, Meyer Myers, citing Library and Archives of Canada.
 "Border Crossings: Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 09 May 2009), manifest, Quebec to St. Albans, New York, arriving 8 August 1902, Meyer Myer, citing National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1464; Microfilm Roll: 14; Record Group: 85; Line: 29; Page Number: 1.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 04 February 2009), manifest, Carparthia, Fiume to New York, arriving 3 January 1905, Malczmann Meyer [surname and first name reversed on manifest], citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 654; Line: 19; Page Number: 61.
3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 July 2009), manifest, Noordland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 9 April 1906, Jette Meyers, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 689; Line: 05; Page Number: A. 
4. 1910 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 898, sheet 8A, family 145, Meyer Meyers; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 04 March 2008). 


  1. Wonder if he died of liver cancer like my grandfather, caused by heavy metals in the glass industry? Do you have the death certificate?

  2. Yes, I have it. Coronary. See


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