UPDATE: Here is the passenger list mentioned below. It’s a large PDF file, so it may take some time to download.
For the last few days, I’ve been working on the Lerman family. I’ve found some obituaries, a passenger list, and some folks on the 1930 census.
The passenger list is from 1923. It’s actually a “List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying For Admission” to the United States from Canada. It shows:
- Lerman, Aaron 50
- Chauci, his wife 50
- Gittel, 19, daughter
- Anna, 15, daughter
- Morris, 11, son
- Elizabeth, 1, daughter
Aaron spoke Yiddish, but the columns for whether he could read or write it were left blank. His wife Chauci could neither read nor write. Gittel could read and write Yiddish. Their race was listed as “Hebrew.” They were born in Poland and heading to Chicago to be with their son, Ben. They were arriving from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Aaron was born in “Lubau” (?) and Chauci in “Rovno.”
From the information that I’ve found and put into my genealogy program so far, I created the following indented descendant chart for Aaron David Lerman. I’ll be updating the online database soon.
September 8, 2011
These are some photos of the Johnnie, Anna Marie, and Edward Lewis Stein, my 1st cousins 2x removed. They were the children of my great-grandaunt, Martha Krueger Stein, who was my grandmother Ethel Reynolds Cook’s aunt.
Anna Marie Stein's Party 1929
Anna Marie Stein's Party 1930
These first two photos are from Anna Marie’s birthday parties. I believe the family was living in Danville, Illinois during this time period. Do you recognize any of these children?
John Stein was born in 1920. Here he is in full cowboy regalia.
- Anna Marie and Edward Lewis Stein
Anna Marie and Edward Lewis Stein were 5 years old and 2 years 9 months old when this photo was taken.
September 3, 2011
I’ve found more Edelbergs in the past few weeks and also some “new” old photos from the Sentinel. One of the photos is a wedding picture of Lois Levine Marc.
Lois Levine Marc on her wedding day
The other photo is of Auntie Gloria on her wedding day.
Auntie Gloria on her wedding day
On Jewish Gen, I found some births for Edelbergs on a Lithuania database. I believe these are ours, so at the risk of making another wrong assumption, I’ve included them in the data.
EIDELBERG, Freida Zakhary, Shmerko
Vilnius - Vilna
F144 2205051 / 2
August 22, 2011
For the last 15+ years I’ve been working on family history/genealogy, I’ve been under the mistaken belief that my grandfather I. C. Friedman’s father had never come to the United States and never lived in Chicago.
I thought this because I never found I. C. (Isadore) or his brother Barney on a census with their father. Barney was living with his brother-in-law and sister, Henry and Ethel Krakow, in 1910. In 1920, both Isadore and Barney were living with Mr. and Mrs. Krakow. I wondered where I. C. was in 1910, but had not found him.
Recently, on FamilySearch. org, I found a Charles Friedman in the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947 database:
Name: Charles Friedman
Death Date: 13 Oct 1940
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Estimated Birth Year: 1863
Birthplace: Kishinev, Russia
Father: Abraham Friedman
Father’s Birth Place: Russia
Mother’s Birth Place: Russia
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date: 14 Oct 1940
Burial Place: Chicago, Cook, Ill
Cemetery: Rosemont Park
Digital Folder Number: 4205874
Image Number: 1247
Film Number: 1953584
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 28604
It said his wife’s name was Frieda and that he was born in Kishinev. Could this Charles have been I. C.’s and Barney’s father?
To find out, I went to the Cook County Clerk’s Office – Genealogy Online to search for the Charles Friedman (there were 14) who died on 13 Oct 1940. I then purchased that death certificate and downloaded it from the site.
August 9, 2011
The problem I had last month with sources was solved by John Cardinal and his excellent companion program to The Master Genealogist – TMG Utility.
One of the features of TMG Utility is Change Citation Parts. Mr. Cardinal came up with a set of rules that I could use on all the sources I cut-and-pasted from Family Search. Instead of having to go through each individual citation, TMG Utility found every one and at the click of a button changed all of them. Pretty neat, huh?
After that, I regenerated the database files using Second Site (also a TMG companion program created by Mr. Cardinal). I’ve uploaded those files today, complete with citations and sources.
July 22, 2011