11 September 2014

Treasure Chest Thusday: Aaron (Eddie) Garber & Esther Haber Marriage

Eddie Garber (aka Aaron) was the youngest son of Avrum and Chana Garber and the last of their children to arrive in the United States. Eddie (whose ship's manifest lists him as Aron Garber) landed in New York Harbor on 2 April 1922.[1]
New York County, New York, Certificate and Record of Marriage no. 16389 (15 June 1927), Aaron Garber and Esther Haber, Municipal Archives, New York.
Items shown in red text are items I will be discussing further below.

[1st page]
Groom: Aaron Garber
Residence: 1336 61st St., New York
Age: 26
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Occupation: Glasser [glazier]
Birthplace: Labin
Father's Name: Abraham
Mother's Maiden Name: Resnik
Number of Groom's Marriage: First

Bride: Esther Haber
1336 61st St., New York
Age: 20
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Maiden Name, if a Widow: [blank]
Birthplace: Eltshe, Poland
Father's Name: Abe
Mother's Maiden Name: Newman
Number of Bride's Marriage: First
I hearby certify that the above-named groom and bride were joined in marriage by me, in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, at Rutgers St, in the borough of Manhatten, City of New York, this 15 of June, 1927.

                                                        Signature of person performing the ceremony:
                                                                                   /s/ Rabbi Yaer Lerner, 298 Madison St.
Witnesses         } Rabbi Charles Kahane       Official Station: 198 Penn St., Bklyn
to the Marriage } Fred Ribolow                       Residence: 11366 38 St, Bklyn

[2nd page]
WE hereby certify that we are the Groom and Bride named in this Certificate, and that the information given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.
                              /s/Aaron Garber Groom
                              /s/Esther Haber Bride  

Signed in the presence of  /s/Rabbi Charles Kahane
and [blank]

Aaron's town of origin is mispelled as Labin actually Labun (or, Lubin, as it was called in Yiddish).

Resnik, identified as Aaron's mother's maiden name is  interesting in light of my recent foray into DNA and family lore. Aaron's mother's maiden name was actually Mazewitsky. His uncle, Isidore Morris (Aaron's mother's brother) changed the name to Morris after arrival in New York City. Reznik is one of the four names indicated in the family story about the family surname changing from Utchenik to Garber, Reznik and Lehman (or, perhaps, Liderman).

Rabbi Yaer Lerner was Rabbi in Labun and continued ministering to some in his congregation in New York City. He also performed the wedding for Aaron's sister, Fanny, eight months earlier.

Rabbi Charles Kahane, one of the witnesses, was a well-respected scholar and rabbi of the orthodox congregation at Avenue U Education Center (2066 9th Street), the synagogue my family attended once they migrated to Brooklyn from Manhattan. He was also, as it turns out, the father of one of the most well-known Jewish radicals of the second half of the 20th Century: Rabbi Meir Kahane. My family recalled little Martin as a child running around the synagogue. 

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com
 (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 February 2009), manifest, Lapland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 2 April 1922, list 7, line 5, Aron Garber; citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715, Roll 3096.


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