Thursday, March 12, 2009

Brickwall Thursday

Today I am tackling my 2GGrandfather, Frederick S. Sauls. Everything I know about Frederick comes from the 1880 census, the 1900 census, his death certificate, and 2 people: my grandmother and my grandfather's cousin.

Frederick was born 12 March 1853. He first married Caroline Margaret "Carry" Inabinet, who died 22 December 1896. He then married Earnestine Smoak in 1898. He had many children with each wife. (I will be adding the info for these children to my website shortly.) The only clue I have to his parents' identities is on his death certificate. His mother is listed as Sallie Sauls. Given the time period, I doubt Sauls was her maiden name, so I am pretty stuck. However, Frederick had a brother named Benjamin with whom he was living when the 1880 census was taken. My cousin says that the brother's name was actually Joseph Benjamin, and he was born in 1841. Benjamin's wife on the 1880 census was Annie. However, I have no other information about Benjamin. I don't know when or where he died or was buried.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

This is the grave of my great-grandfather, Samuel Lebman.  It is located in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in North Miami Beach, Florida.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday


This is the grave of my great-grandmother, Pauline (Feldberg) Lebman, whom I discussed in my previous post. It is located in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in North Miami Beach, Florida.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Current Research: Pauline Feldberg

I am currently working on my Jewish great-grandparents: Sam Lebman, Pauline Feldberg, Irwin Schonfield, and Frances Levy.

I started my real genealogy research with Pauline Feldberg. Here is what I have so far:

Pauline Feldberg (a.k.a. Perl Feldberg)
b. 21 Nov 1893 in Kurow, Poland
immigrated 6 Jun 1908 from Rotterdam to New York, NY on the S.S. Noordam*
census: 18 Apr 1910 living in Manhattan, New York, NY**
m. Samuel Lebman in 1920
census: 10 Apr 1930 living in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio
d. 20 May 1973 in Los Angeles, CA

*Other important information from her immigration records: Her age is listed as 18 years old, when she would have been 14. Her last residence prior to immigrating was Buczacz, Austria. She had a male relative named Fischel Feldberg living in Polowze, Galicia. Her sister is named G. Feldberg, and she lived at 130 Attorney St. in New York City. Her place of birth is listed as Buczacz, Russia. On her Ellis Island detention records, her sister is listed as Gussie, and she lived at 130 Attorney.

**Other important information from the 1910 census: Her first name is listed as Parcliene. She is listed as being the sister of the head of household, Gussie Feldberg. She is listed as being 18, when she would have been 16. She was an operator in a factory that made ladies' shirts.