Nine Generations

Paula Glotzer

Paula Glotzer Jacobs
F, #2, Deceased, b. 3 March 1908, d. 4 August 2000




Parents

FatherChonon Glotzer (abt 1870-1941)
MotherChinka Kuperman (abt 1881-1915)


Family: Max Jacobs (1904-1958)

SonRobert Cooper Jacobs +
DaughterNancy Louise Jacobs +


RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of Mordechai Eisenberg
Mother of Robert Cooper Jacobs


Biography

Birth3 March 1908Paula Glotzer was born in Pinsk, Belarus, on 3 March 1908. Although Aunt Hannah's typescript says 3 March 1909, the Social Security Administration thinks it was 1908; according to Nancy, the family knows that her birth was in 19081,2
Immigration15 July 1920She arrived at Ellis Island in New York on 15 July 1920. She and her sisters — Adele, Faigl, and Raisel — had sailed from Antwerp on July 5 aboard the S.S. Lapland. They arrived at Ellis Island after a ten-day passage.3
Residencefrom 22 July 1920 to 1927She lived at 76 Highland Avenue in Yonkers, New York, from 22 July 1920 to 1927. She had been taken in by Aunt Ida and Uncle Morris on her arrival in the United States.4,5
Graduation1924She graduated in 1924 from Yonkers High School with an academic diploma.4
Occupationfrom 1926 to 1927From 1926 to 1927 Paula Glotzer was a typist and proofreader at Boni & Liveright in New York. Horace Liveright was the first important Jewish publisher of trade books; the firm invented the Modern Library, which was later sold to Bennett Cerf and became part of Random House. Their list included Faulkner, Hemingway, Freud, and many others less well-known. Mother met several of them.4
Occupation1928In 1928 she was working as a secretary at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.4
Residencefrom 1928 to 1929She lived at 913 18th Avenue North in Nashville from 1928 to 1929. The 1929 city directory listed her as a "teacher."6
Education1930She studied at the University of Chicago in 1930.7,4
Residence16 April 1930While at the University, Paula lived at 5852 Ellis Avenue in Chicago.7
Occupationfrom 1930 to 1938She was employed as secretary to Franz Boas, Columbia University Anthropology Department, from 1930 to 1938.4
Naturalization16 July 1931She was naturalized on 16 July 1931 in Yonkers, New York.8
Guest13 December 1931She was a guest at the wedding of Benjamin Glotzer and Frieda Weiner at the Broadway Central Hotel in New York City on 13 December 1931. Nearly all of the extended Glotzer and Cooper families were present. They can be seen in the large group photograph that was taken.9
PartnersApril 1932She and Max Jacobs became partners in April 1932 in New York City. Together until his death, they never formally married.4,10
Name-MarriedApril 1932As of April 1932, her married name was Paula Jacobs.
Residence (fam)February 1936They lived near Columbia University at 304 West 107th Street in New York in February 1936.11
Residence (fam)1938In 1938 Paula and Max sublet Margaret Mead's apartment on Claremont Avenue. Robert Jacobs, the famous political scientist and left-handed target shooter, was conceived there.4
Residence (fam)during the war, from about June 3, 1941During the war, from about June 3, 1941, Max and Paula and their children resided at 95 Winthrop Avenue in Albany. They were already in Albany when Nancy was born there in June of 1942. By February 1944 the family had moved to Syracuse. In August 1944 they settled in the apartment at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx which was to be the family home for thirty-five years.12
Residence (fam)9 February 1944Max Jacobs and she lived in Syracuse with their children on 9 February 1944.13
Residencefrom 1944 to 1979She lived at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx from 1944 to 1979.4,14
AnecdoteNovember 1945When it was discovered that the Garfinkiels had survived the war, Paula Jacobs wrote this letter. The American Glotzers all rejoiced and rallied round. The two Paulas were reunited in France in August 1961.
Occupation1949In 1949 Paula Glotzer was a secretary at the Israeli Consulate in New York City.15
Occupationfrom 1952 to 1979She was employed as a medical secretary in the Neurology Department of Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx from 1952 to 1979.4
Note26 September 1957The Jacobs family took a four-day trip through Albany to Niagara Falls and back in 1957.4
WidowBx27 February 1958She was widowed by Max's death at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx on 27 February 1958.4
Note1977In the spring of 1977 Paula gave a well-received talk on Franz Boas to the Anthropology Department at Central Washington University. The occasion had been suggested and arranged by Bob Goedecke of the Philosophy Department.4
RetirementJune 1979Paula retired from Montefiore Hospital in June 1979.16
Residenceabout October 1979She moved to at 585 West End Avenue in New York about October 1979. This had been Nancy and Bob's old apartment.17
ResidenceNovember 1990In November 1990 Paula gave up her apartment on West End Avenue and moved to Medford Leas, a Quaker-sponsored retirement community in New Jersey. She lived there for the rest of her life.18
Death4 August 2000She died on 4 August 2000 at age 92 in Medford Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.4
Cremationabout 5 August 2000Her body was cremated in Philadelphia about 5 August 2000; her ashes were interred with Dad's in M-3, Niche Arcade Alcove 2, Niche 26 at Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, NY.4
Charts and other referencesEisenberg Descendancy Chart; Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Jankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Kuperman Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Social Security Death Index
  2. Hannah Guterman's typescript memoir (1986)
  3. Passenger Manifest, S.S. Lapland, 15 July 1920 (Pesca Glocer et al)
  4. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  5. Yonkers Directory, 1927, p. 321.
  6. , R.L. Polk Nashville, 1929, page 518
  7. 1930 Federal Census
  8. Naturalization Petition, #3470405
  9. Marriage Certificate, Manhattan Cert.#67, 13 Dec. 1931 [found in 1932 records]
  10. Interview, Nancy -- 7/23/2008
  11. College Records, Max Jacobs' Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  12. Letter, Paula Jacobs to Adele Grantz, 3 June 1941
  13. Shalmuk_2015, Paula Glotzer
  14. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, 3/6/2009
  15. Interview, Nancy Jacobs and RCJ, 27 November 2010
  16. a.l.s., Mollie Edson to Paula Jacobs, 2 July 1979
  17. Telephone Interview, Nancy Jacobs & RCJ, 12 Oct. 2010
  18. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, 5 March 2011

Max Jacobs

Max Jacobs
M, #3, Deceased, b. 17 April 1904, d. 27 February 1958




Parents

FatherSolomon Jacobs (1877-1942)
MotherZelda Leber (1876-1939)


Family: Paula Glotzer (1908-2000)

SonRobert Cooper Jacobs +
DaughterNancy Louise Jacobs +


Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of Harry Maxim Lieber
Father of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Uncle of Eric Stephen Leber


Biography

Birth17 April 1904Max Jacobs was born on 17 April 1904 in Łódź, Poland.1
DescriptionHe was 5 feet, 8 inches tall. In his youth he had been an excellent soccer player — center forward at City College — and a fine tennis player as well. He tried, albeit in vain, to teach his son Robert how to hit a decent backhand.2
NicknameHe was called Mac by friends and family.
Immigration24 April 1906He arrived at Ellis Island in New York aboard the S.S. Batavia on 24 April 1906. He seems to be listed as "Merire" Jacobs on the passenger manifest of the S.S. Batavia out of Hamburg. The Hamburg port entry index seems to give his name as "Maxim." Bad record-keeping handwriting at both ends of the journey! His mother and his older sister Frances were the other members of the party.3,4
Child7 April 1910Max, Frances and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 228 East Eighth Street in New York on 7 April 1910. The Jacobs family moved around a lot as they became more prosperous. On April 7, 1910 they were at 228 East Eighth Street. In 1912 they were found at 380 East Eighth Street. In 1916 they were able to jump to the Bronx, first at 1348 Wilkins Avenue and then, by 1920, to 1440 Minford Place.5
Child1 June 1915Max, Frances and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in Bronx on 1 June 1915.6
Illnessabout 1917Paul Scherer reports that his mother, Sonya Jacobs, told him that Max was seriously ill during his boyhood, either with scarlet fever or the 1917 influenza.7
Residence12 September 1918The family briefly farmed in Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, in 1918; Max lived on the Connecticut farm, but hated the year of country life.8,3
School attendance1918Max attended Rockville High School in 1918 in Rockville, Connecticut.9
School attendancefrom 1918 to 1921He attended Morris High School from 1918 to 1921 in the Bronx.9
Bx_child_resident16 January 1920Max, Frances and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.10
Educationfrom September 1921 to December 1922He studied at City College in New York from September 1921 to December 1922.9
Occupationbetween 1927 and 1928Between 1927 and 1928 Max worked as a surveyor; he helped lay out White Plains, NY, which was then mostly farmland.2,11
Travel1928He traveled to Europe in 1928. He returned aboard the S.S. Paris from Le Havre. The trip included a family visit to his grandfather in Piotrków.12
Residence16 December 1928He lived at 1220 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 16 December 1928.12
Anecdotecirca 1930Max Jacobs loved to laugh out loud & often did so without restraint. He especially loved the Marx brothers. Sometime in the 1930s his sister Frances with some friends went to see a Marx brothers film in New York. They had orchestra seats. During the film someone in the mezzanine or balcony was whooping with laughter. After a moment or two Frances turned to her friends and said, “that’s my brother.” It was, of course.13
Adult_child-bx2 April 1930Max, Frances and Sonia, as Solomon's and Zelda's adult children, lived with them at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930.14
Guest13 December 1931He was a guest at the wedding of Benjamin Glotzer and Frieda Weiner at the Broadway Central Hotel in New York City on 13 December 1931. Nearly all of the extended Glotzer and Cooper families were present. They can be seen in the large group photograph that was taken.15
PartnersApril 1932He and Paula Glotzer became partners in April 1932 in New York City. Together until his death, they never formally married.2,16
Educationfrom February 1934 to 1936He studied mathematics at City College in New York from February 1934 to 1936. He graduated on February 1, 1936 with a B.S. in Mathematics.17
Occupationfrom 1936 to 1940Max was a statistical research assistant for Franz Boas at Columbia University from 1936 to 1940.18
Residence (fam)February 1936They lived near Columbia University at 304 West 107th Street in New York in February 1936.19
Educationfrom February 1936 to June 1938He studied mathematics in the Graduate Faculties of Columbia University from February 1936 to June 1938.20
Residence (fam)1938In 1938 Max and Paula sublet Margaret Mead's apartment on Claremont Avenue. Robert Jacobs, the famous political scientist and left-handed target shooter, was conceived there.2
Illness1938Late in 1938 Max became ill with tuberculosis and spent nearly a year at the sanitarium at Bedford Hills, New York; during this period Paula and their infant son lived on the farm.2
Occupationfrom 1940 to 1943He was employed as an assistant statistician for the N.Y. State Dep't of Social Welfare from 1940 to 1943 in Albany.18
Residence (fam)during the war, from about June 3, 1941During the war, from about June 3, 1941, Max and Paula and their children resided at 95 Winthrop Avenue in Albany. They were already in Albany when Nancy was born there in June of 1942. By February 1944 the family had moved to Syracuse. In August 1944 they settled in the apartment at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx which was to be the family home for thirty-five years.21
Draft Registration14 February 1942He registered for the draft on 14 February 1942 in Albany.22
Occupation14 February 1942On 14 February 1942 Max Jacobs was working in the Bureau of Rationing at the Department of Social Welfare in Albany.
Occupationfrom 1943 to 1944From 1943 to 1944 Max Jacobs was a labor market analyst and assistant area director at the War Manpower Commission in Syracuse.18
Occupationfrom 1944 to 1946From 1944 to 1946 he was a senior statistician and labor market analyst, at the U.S. Employment Service in New York City.18
Residence (fam)9 February 1944He and Paula Glotzer lived in Syracuse with their children on 9 February 1944.23
Residencefrom 1944 to 1958In August, 1944 the family moved to Wayne Avenue in the Bronx; Max lived there from 1944 until his death in 1958.2
OccupationJuly 1946In July 1946 Max Jacobs was employed as a statistician and economist in the U.S. Employment Service as Chief of Reports and Analysis for New York State. Sometime after the war his unit was transferred to the New York State Department of Labor. When he died in 1958 he was the director of its labor analysis program.18
NoteMax was a notable tournament chess player. At one time he had been the Junior Champion of the Marshall Chess Club in New York. After his 1939 illness his interest in chess was channeled into composing and solving both conventional and fairy chess problems. Many his puzzles were published. His collection of fairy chess problem books was the largest in the United States except for that at the Cleveland Public Library. In accord with his wishes, the collection was donated to the Jewish National & University Library in Jerusalem after his death.
He was also quite a good bridge player and had won a few master points playing in duplicate tournaments.2
NoteFebruary 1952In February 1952 Max vacationed in Florida.2
NoteJuly 1954In July 1954 he took a vacation trip to Mexico with his friends Sidney Mandel and Nig Eidenberg. During the course of this journey he visited his cousin, Maxim Lieber, in Mexico City.2,24
Note26 September 1957The Jacobs took a four-day family trip through Albany to Niagara Falls and back in 1957.2
Death27 February 1958Max suffered a heart attack and died on 27 February 1958 at home in the Bronx at age 53.2
Cremation1 March 1958He was cremated on 1 March 1958 in Ardsley, Westchester County, New York. His ashes are in M-3, Niche Arcade Alcove 2, Niche 26.2
Charts and other referencesEisenberg Descendancy Chart; Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Jankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Kuperman Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Passport, U.S. No. 598589 issued June 19, 1928 at Washington, D.C.
  2. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  3. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs
  4. Passenger Manifest, S.S. Batavia, 24 Apr 1906; Merire Jacobs
  5. 1910 Federal Census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 0257, sheet 15A, dwelling 14, family 228, National Archives micropublication T624-1012 (Solomon Jacobs household).
  6. 1915 New York State Census, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 35; Assembly District: 34; City: New York; County: Bronx; Page: 59
  7. Interview, Paul Scherer & RCJ, 15 Jun 2010
  8. World War I Draft Registration Card, Solomon Jacobs
  9. College Records, C.C.N.Y.
  10. 1920 Federal Census
  11. Passport, U.S. Passport #598589
  12. Passenger Manifest, S.S. Paris arr NYC from Le Havre, 16 Dec, 1928
  13. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs, An oft-told family story
  14. 1930 Federal Census, Bronx County, New York, Bronx, page 1A, National Archives micropublication T626-1468 (Solomon Jacobs household; name rendered as "Salomon").
  15. Marriage Certificate, Manhattan Cert.#67, 13 Dec. 1931 [found in 1932 records]
  16. Interview, Nancy -- 7/23/2008
  17. College Records, C.C.N.Y. records
  18. Résumé, Max Jacobs
  19. College Records, Max Jacobs' Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  20. College Records, Max Jacobs Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  21. Letter, Paula Jacobs to Adele Grantz, 3 June 1941
  22. Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  23. Shalmuk_2015, Paula Glotzer
  24. Max Jacobs to Paula Jacobs, a.l.s. July 16, 1954

Robert Martin Greenberg

Bob Greenberg
M, #5, Deceased, b. 10 April 1943, d. 2 August 2001




Parents

FatherWilliam Greenberg (1909-1981)
MotherLillian Wexler (1912-1990)






Biography

OccupationRobert Martin Greenberg was a university teacher, writer and academic dean.1
Birth10 April 1943Robert Martin Greenberg was born on 10 April 1943 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
NicknameHe was usually called Bob
Educationfrom September 1960 to May 1964Robert studied English at Columbia College in New York from September 1960 to May 1964.1,2
GraduationJune 1964Greenberg graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in English in June 1964.1,3
Graduation1978Robert Martin Greenberg graduated in 1978 from the City University in New York, having earned a Ph.D. in English.4
Occupationfrom 1979 to 2001From 1979 to 2001 Robert Martin Greenberg was a professor, assistant and associate dean and acting dean at Temple University in Philadelphia.5
Note1993
Bob's book, Splintered Worlds: Fragmentation and the Ideal of Diversity in the Work of Emerson, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson was published by the Northeastern University Press in 1993.
Death2 August 2001Robert Martin Greenberg died of colon cancer on 2 August 2001 in Philadelphia at age 58.1,6
Burial6 August 2001Robert was buried on 6 August 2001 at at Montefiore Cemetery in Jenkintown.5,7
Charts and other referencesEisenberg Descendancy Chart; Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Jankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Kuperman Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  2. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ 9/13/2007
  3. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, n.d.
  4. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, 3 November 2010
  5. Newspaper, Obituary, Philadelphia Daily News, August 6, 2001, p.26
  6. Social Security Death Index
  7. Find A Grave database, Memorial # 145683023

Jack Isador Lax

Jack Lax
M, #6, Deceased, b. 2 October 1915, d. 24 September 1990




Parents

FatherBenjamin Lax (1883-1970)
MotherDora Fierman (1882-1964)


Family: Gladys Ewig (1918-2002)

DaughterLinda Lax +
SonAlan Spencer Lax +
DaughterRochelle Lax +
SonDavid Joseph Lax +


RelationshipsFather of Linda Lax


Biography

Birth2 October 1915Jack Isador Lax was born on 2 October 1915 in New York, New York.1
Residence8 January 1920Jack and his family were living in the Bronx on 8 January 1920 when the 1920 census was taken.2
Bx_child_resident6 April 1930Jack, Anne, Helen, and Joseph, as Benjamin Lax and Dora Fierman's children, lived with them at 1372 Ogden Avenue in the Bronx on 6 April 1930.3
Marriage19 February 1938He married Gladys Ewig on 19 February 1938 in Brooklyn.4
Occupation17 April 1940On 17 April 1940 Jack Isador Lax worked as a clerk in New York.5
Residence (fam)17 April 1940Jack and Gladys lived at 219 Grant Avenue in the Bronx, New York, on 17 April 1940.5
Occupationfrom 1943 to 1971From 1943 to 1971 Jack Isador Lax was a fire fighter for the New York Fire Department.6
Retirement9 March 1971Jack retired on 9 March 1971.7
Death24 September 1990He died on 24 September 1990 at age 74 in Miami Beach, Florida.6,8
Charts and other referencesEwig Descendancy Chart; Lax Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Linda Jacobs
  2. 1920 Federal Census, Bronx, New York, population schedule, Bronx, Enumeration District 152, sheet 13B, dwelling 17, family 253, National Archives micropublication T625-1133 (Benjamin Lax household).
  3. 1930 Federal Census, Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York; Roll: 1468; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0161; Image: 379.0; FHL microfilm: 2341203
  4. Ancestry.com, New York City, Marriage Indexes, 1907-1995, New York City Municipal Archives; New York, New York; Borough: Brooklyn; Indexed Number: 9
  5. 1940 Federal Census, Jack Lax household
  6. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  7. [Title], New York Fire Dep't for Jack Lax, March 9, 1971
  8. Social Security Death Index

Gladys Ewig

Gladys Ewig Lax on her 80th birthday
F, #7, Deceased, b. 26 July 1918, d. 26 January 2002




Parents

FatherAbraham Ewig (1878-1929)
MotherAnna Gutter (abt 1886-1949)


Family: Jack Isador Lax (1915-1990)

DaughterLinda Lax +
SonAlan Spencer Lax +
DaughterRochelle Lax +
SonDavid Joseph Lax +


RelationshipsMother of Linda Lax


Biography

Name-birthHer birth name was Gietel Ewig.
Birth26 July 1918Gladys Ewig was born in New York City on 26 July 1918. She and her family lived on the lower East Side.1
Child1 June 1925Gladys, Doris, Harry, Jean, Louis, Regina, and Rose, as Abraham Ewig and Anna Gutter's children, lived with them at 30 Goerck Street in New York on 1 June 1925. Goerck Street no longer exists. It was on the Lower East Side in what is now called Soho.2
Residence4 April 1930In 1930 Gladys was living at 144 Norfolk Street in New York.3
Marriage19 February 1938She married Jack Isador Lax on 19 February 1938 in Brooklyn.4
Name-MarriedHer married name was Gladys Lax.
Residence (fam)17 April 1940Jack and Gladys lived at 219 Grant Avenue in the Bronx, New York, on 17 April 1940.5
Death26 January 2002She died on 26 January 2002 at age 83 in Miami, Florida.1,6
Charts and other referencesEwig Descendancy Chart; Lax Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Linda Jacobs
  2. 1925 New York State Census, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 06; Assembly District: 04; City: New York; County: New York; Page: 65
  3. 1930 Federal Census
  4. Ancestry.com, New York City, Marriage Indexes, 1907-1995, New York City Municipal Archives; New York, New York; Borough: Brooklyn; Indexed Number: 9
  5. 1940 Federal Census, Jack Lax household
  6. Social Security Death Index

James Edward Edson

Jim Edson
M, #11, Deceased, b. 16 November 1923, d. 22 April 2005




Parents

FatherGale Merton Edson (1896-1985)
MotherEtta G. Kampen (1898-1990)


Family: Janet Jean Jenks (1926-2012)

DaughterMary Ellen Edson +
DaughterMollie Jenks Edson +
DaughterJane Jenks Edson +




Biography

Birth16 November 1923James Edward Edson was born in Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington, on 16 November 1923..
Residence11 April 1930The 1930 census found Jim and his family living in Lynden.1
EducationHe studied biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.2
Marriage21 June 1946He married Janet Jean Jenks at St. Stephen's Chapel in Seattle on 21 June 1946.3
Graduation1948He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago with a degree in dentistry in 1948.4
Residence (fam)1948He and Janet Jean Jenks lived at 2515 41st Avenue, Apt. 145, in Seattle in 1948.5
Occupationfrom 1949 to 2003Jim practiced as a dentist in Seattle from 1949 to 2003.2
Militarycirca 1951He served as a dentist in the Navy during the Korean war, circa 1951.4
Death22 April 2005He died on 22 April 2005 in Seattle, Washington, at age 81.
When Jim died, Bob Bohner wrote this letter to his siblings:

"I thought you would want to know that Jen's uncle Jimmy died yesterday, April 22. He has been fighting prostate cancer for a few years. He went peacefully and in style, as he did with everything in his life. He kept up a strong fight and traveled and visited with friends and family as often as he could. The last month was tougher for him. We had him and Janet-Jean for Easter and he was able to drive himself over, but he declined quickly in the last month. It was a peaceful ending, almost something that you might see in a movie , or that some fabulous writer might dream up. We all had a chance to visit and talk , as we did often before he died. We reminisced, and Jimmy told stories, and we made plans for his "Celebration". In the last week Jennifer and her cousins and Janet-Jean, took care of him at home. Then he became quite weak and was unable to walk without assistance. They had a hospital bed brought into the downstairs bedroom and he spent his last few days bedridden. It was somewhat consoling and bittersweet to be able to help nurse him in his last hours. I help him change his night shirt, use the bathroom and care for him, until his last day when he could not get up. Jennifer stayed with him the last few days and nights. Everyone had time to see him and say goodbye. I saw him, and we had lucid conversations on Thursday, then he went into a coma that night while he was sleeping. I brought David and Michelle on Friday to say their last goodbye. The doctors believe that the hearing is the last thing to go, so we stayed by his side and spoke to him. I the last minutes, we saw his breathing begin to get more labored, and we thought the end was near. We all were standing around him holding his hands and touching him. Then Jennifer spoke and said , "It's okay Bwana, we are all here, and you can go now, go to the light". His eyes blinked softly, and a tear came to one of his eyes. His daughter Ellie, dabbed the corner of his eye with a tissue, and another tear came to his eye. She wiped it once more, he blink again and passed away. right as he died, his daughter Jane who was in Mexico called, we put the phone to his ear within seconds of his last breath, and she spoke to him too. We all cried."2

Charts and other referencesEdson Descendancy Chart; Jenks Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census
  2. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  3. Telephone Interview, Janet-Jean & RCJ, 12/11/2007
  4. Newspaper, Seattle Times obituary, 4/27/2005
  5. , Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Janet Jean Jenks

Janet Jean Jenks, 1945
F, #12, Deceased, b. 22 January 1926, d. 30 July 2012




Parents

FatherCecil Evart Jenks (1896-1969)
MotherLeona Holmes (1898-1991)


Family: James Edward Edson (1923-2005)

DaughterMary Ellen Edson +
DaughterMollie Jenks Edson +
DaughterJane Jenks Edson +


Relationships9th cousin 3 times removed of Kate Elizabeth Murphy Ristow
3rd cousin 6 times removed of President John Adams


Biography

Birth22 January 1926Janet Jean Jenks was born on 22 January 1926 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington.1,2
Residence26 April 1930She lived at 6003 29th Avenue N.E. in Seattle on 26 April 1930.2
Child11 April 1940Janet and David, as Cecil Evart Jenks and Leona Holmes's children, lived with them at 901 Spruce Street in Hoquiam on 11 April 1940.
Marriage21 June 1946She married James Edward Edson at St. Stephen's Chapel in Seattle on 21 June 1946.3
Name-MarriedHer married name was Janet Jean Edson.
Residence (fam)1948James Edward Edson and she lived at 2515 41st Avenue, Apt. 145, in Seattle in 1948.4
Widow22 April 2005She was widowed by James Edward Edson's death in Seattle on 22 April 2005.
When Jim died, Bob Bohner wrote this letter to his siblings:

"I thought you would want to know that Jen's uncle Jimmy died yesterday, April 22. He has been fighting prostate cancer for a few years. He went peacefully and in style, as he did with everything in his life. He kept up a strong fight and traveled and visited with friends and family as often as he could. The last month was tougher for him. We had him and Janet-Jean for Easter and he was able to drive himself over, but he declined quickly in the last month. It was a peaceful ending, almost something that you might see in a movie , or that some fabulous writer might dream up. We all had a chance to visit and talk , as we did often before he died. We reminisced, and Jimmy told stories, and we made plans for his "Celebration". In the last week Jennifer and her cousins and Janet-Jean, took care of him at home. Then he became quite weak and was unable to walk without assistance. They had a hospital bed brought into the downstairs bedroom and he spent his last few days bedridden. It was somewhat consoling and bittersweet to be able to help nurse him in his last hours. I help him change his night shirt, use the bathroom and care for him, until his last day when he could not get up. Jennifer stayed with him the last few days and nights. Everyone had time to see him and say goodbye. I saw him, and we had lucid conversations on Thursday, then he went into a coma that night while he was sleeping. I brought David and Michelle on Friday to say their last goodbye. The doctors believe that the hearing is the last thing to go, so we stayed by his side and spoke to him. I the last minutes, we saw his breathing begin to get more labored, and we thought the end was near. We all were standing around him holding his hands and touching him. Then Jennifer spoke and said , "It's okay Bwana, we are all here, and you can go now, go to the light". His eyes blinked softly, and a tear came to one of his eyes. His daughter Ellie, dabbed the corner of his eye with a tissue, and another tear came to his eye. She wiped it once more, he blink again and passed away. right as he died, his daughter Jane who was in Mexico called, we put the phone to his ear within seconds of his last breath, and she spoke to him too. We all cried."5

Death30 July 2012She died on 30 July 2012 at age 86 in Seattle, Washington.5
Note10 August 2012A moving memorial service for Janet Jean was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley the day before the wedding of her grandson Elliot Jacobs to Kate Ristow. The entire family was present.5
Charts and other referencesEdson Descendancy Chart; Jenks Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Interview, Janet-Jean Edson & RCJ, 5 Sep. 2010
  2. 1930 Federal Census, Cecil Jenks
  3. Telephone Interview, Janet-Jean & RCJ, 12/11/2007
  4. , Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  5. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs

Madeleine Jane Jacobs

F, #15, Living




Parents





Relationships11th cousin 1 time removed of Kate Elizabeth Murphy Ristow
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Harry Maxim Lieber
3rd great-granddaughter of Mordechai Eisenberg
3rd cousin 8 times removed of President John Adams
Daughter of Robert Cooper Jacobs
1st cousin 1 time removed of Eric Stephen Leber


Charts and other referencesEdson Descendancy Chart; Eisenberg Descendancy Chart; Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Jankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Jenks Descendancy Chart; Kuperman Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Solomon Jacobs

Solomon Jacobs
M, #17, Deceased, b. 1 April 1877, d. 11 May 1942




Parents

FatherSzmul Jankelewicz (1854-1933)
MotherFrymeta Sadt (1857-1892)


Family: Zelda Leber (1876-1939)

DaughterFrances Jacobs + (1901-1968)
SonZysia Jankelewicz (1902-1903)
SonMax Jacobs + (1904-1958)
DaughterSonia Jacobs + (1907-1994)


RelationshipsGrandfather of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Grandfather of Eric Stephen Leber


Biography

Birth1 April 1877Solomon Jacobs was born on 1 April 1877 in Piotrków, Poland.1
Name-birthHis birth name was Zalmen Jankelewicz. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he changed it to Solomon Jacobs.2
Marriage5 April 1900He married Zelda Leber on 5 April 1900 in Piotrków, Poland. In 1974 Aunt Sonya wrote, ". . . incidentally, your grandma & grandpa eloped. Since Grandpa's father was a man of the book, & Grandma's father was a butcher, the marriage was not considered 'suitable' so they eloped -- at which point Grandpa gave up all ideas of religion." Their marriage certificate, however, says that banns were posted in the synagogue in Piotrków three months before the wedding.3,4,5
Bereaved24 November 1903He lost his son when Zysia died in Baluty on 24 November 1903. Baluty was part of Łódź.6,7
Immigration15 January 1905He arrived at Ellis Island in New York aboard the S.S. New York on 15 January 1905. The ship's manifest states that he was joining his brother-in-law, M. Lieberman, 626 East 6th, NYC. The detention manifest gives this contact as Maurice (Morris) Lieberman, 36 St. Marks Place, NYC.8,9
Occupationfrom 1905 to 1917He worked
as a house painter from 1905 to 1917 in New York City.10,11
Residence (fam)7 April 1910He and Zelda Leber lived at 228 East Eighth Street in New York on 7 April 1910. The Jacobs family moved around a lot as they became more prosperous. On April 7, 1910 they were at 228 East Eighth Street. In 1912 they were found at 380 East Eighth Street. In 1916 they were able to jump to the Bronx, first at 1348 Wilkins Avenue and then, by 1920, to 1440 Minford Place.12
Residence (fam)1 June 1915He and Zelda Leber lived at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in Bronx on 1 June 1915.11
Anecdote (fam)1918In 1918 Solomon and Zelda purchased a farm in Rockville, Connecticut in partnership with Max and Martha Lieberman. My father, who hated it, and his younger sister Sonya also lived on this farm while Frances Jacobs remained in New York. They raised vegetables and apples, stored for the winter in a root cellar for home use and a small tobacco cash crop which was sold to cigar makers in NYC. They had a cow and a plow horse named Tom which Grandpa used to deliver milk (and home made butter) to customers in the town. Sonya Scherer once told about the time when Grandpa had to spend a half hour talking Tom into removing a hoof from his foot on one of their milk delivery runs (Tom must have weighed about 1000 lbs).
This enterprise was abandoned after a year as a result of disagreement among the partners.13,5,14
Draft Registration12 September 1918Solomon registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut.15
Residence (fam)16 January 1920He and Zelda Leber lived at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.16
Naturalization25 May 1923On 25 May 1923 he filed a citizenship petition in the Bronx and was duly naturalized.17
Residence (fam)2 April 1930Together with their three adult children, their son-in-law Harry Leber, and Boris Leber, their grandchild. they were living at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930.18
Occupationfrom 1933 to 1942He bought what became the family farm in Toms River, New Jersey, in 1933 and became a poultry farmer.2
Residencefrom 1933 to 1942Solomon lived on the farm in Toms River from 1933 until his death. During the years on the farm he also did some wine-making.19,20,21
Widower4 June 1939He was widowed by Zelda Leber's death in Lakewood on 4 June 1939. She had been visiting her son Max at the sanitarium at Bedford Hills, NY and was aboard a bus returning to the farm. When the bus reached Lakewood, New Jersey she suffered a fatal heart attack.22
Death11 May 1942He died of a heart attack on 11 May 1942 in Toms River at age 65.23
Probateafter 11 May 1942Solomon's estate was probated in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey. Although he died intestate, there are letters of administration and inventory documents.24
Burial12 May 1942His body was interred on 12 May 1942 at the Jewish Farmers Community Cemetery in Toms River. The cemetery is located at 1222-1224 W. Whitty Road, Toms River: grave is at 40.001800, -74.205994 (approximately)25,23
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Naturalization Petition
  2. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  3. 1910 Federal Census
  4. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Akta 26
  5. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs
  6. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs, 1910 Census; Sonya's letter
  7. Polish Death record, Zys Jankelewicz, Akta 1871, Łódź Archive, 1903
  8. 1920 Federal Census, Solomon Jacobs
  9. Passenger Manifest, "Zalmen Janklewich"
  10. 1930 Federal Census
  11. 1915 New York State Census, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 35; Assembly District: 34; City: New York; County: Bronx; Page: 59
  12. 1910 Federal Census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 0257, sheet 15A, dwelling 14, family 228, National Archives micropublication T624-1012 (Solomon Jacobs household).
  13. World War I Draft Registration Card, Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2005. (Soloman Jacobs)
  14. E-mail message, Paul Scherer to RCJ, 26 July 2010
  15. World War I Draft Registration Card, "Soloman" Jacobs; Ancestry.com on-line database
  16. 1920 Federal Census
  17. Naturalization Petition, #1811005, Bronx, NY
  18. 1930 Federal Census, Bronx County, New York, Bronx, page 1A, National Archives micropublication T626-1468 (Solomon Jacobs household; name rendered as "Salomon").
  19. Death Certificate
  20. E-mail message, Paul Scherer to RCJ, 12/21/2007
  21. [Title], Conveyance of the farm to Solomon Jacobs by Samuel and Lotty Kaufman, 14 February 1933. p. 471 of the volume
  22. Death Certificate, Ocean County, NJ Death Certificate. May be #491
  23. Death Certificate, Solomon Jacobs; file # may be 485
  24. Telephone Interview, Ocean County New Jersey Surrogate's Court, 9/9/2008
  25. Letter and map from Ephraim Robinson, 5/31/2000

Zelda Leber

Zelda Leber Jacobs
F, #18, Deceased, b. 1876, d. 4 June 1939




Parents

FatherZysia Leber (1832-1900)
MotherFajga Taube Mendlowicz (1844-1915)


Family: Solomon Jacobs (1877-1942)

DaughterFrances Jacobs + (1901-1968)
SonZysia Jankelewicz (1902-1903)
SonMax Jacobs + (1904-1958)
DaughterSonia Jacobs + (1907-1994)


RelationshipsGrandaunt of Harry Maxim Lieber
Grandmother of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Grandmother of Eric Stephen Leber


Biography

NameZelda Leber was also known as Selma (sometimes Selde) Leber.
Birth1876Zelda Leber was born in 1876 in Piotrków, Poland.1,2
Marriage5 April 1900She married Solomon Jacobs on 5 April 1900 in Piotrków, Poland. In 1974 Aunt Sonya wrote, ". . . incidentally, your grandma & grandpa eloped. Since Grandpa's father was a man of the book, & Grandma's father was a butcher, the marriage was not considered 'suitable' so they eloped -- at which point Grandpa gave up all ideas of religion." Their marriage certificate, however, says that banns were posted in the synagogue in Piotrków three months before the wedding.3,4,5
Name-MarriedHer married name was Zelda Jacobs.6
Bereaved24 November 1903She lost her son when Zysia died in Baluty on 24 November 1903. Baluty was part of Łódź.7,8
Immigration24 April 1906She arrived at Ellis Island in New York aboard the S.S. Batavia from Hamburg on 24 April 1906. Her mother, Taube, and her children, Frances and Max, were in the party. Batavia's manifest lists her as "Selde Jacobs." Solomon, her husband, had preceded her to the United States by fifteen months.9
Residence (fam)7 April 1910Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 228 East Eighth Street in New York on 7 April 1910. The Jacobs family moved around a lot as they became more prosperous. On April 7, 1910 they were at 228 East Eighth Street. In 1912 they were found at 380 East Eighth Street. In 1916 they were able to jump to the Bronx, first at 1348 Wilkins Avenue and then, by 1920, to 1440 Minford Place.10
Residence (fam)1 June 1915Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in Bronx on 1 June 1915.11
Anecdote (fam)1918In 1918 Solomon and Zelda purchased a farm in Rockville, Connecticut in partnership with Max and Martha Lieberman. My father, who hated it, and his younger sister Sonya also lived on this farm while Frances Jacobs remained in New York. They raised vegetables and apples, stored for the winter in a root cellar for home use and a small tobacco cash crop which was sold to cigar makers in NYC. They had a cow and a plow horse named Tom which Grandpa used to deliver milk (and home made butter) to customers in the town. Sonya Scherer once told about the time when Grandpa had to spend a half hour talking Tom into removing a hoof from his foot on one of their milk delivery runs (Tom must have weighed about 1000 lbs).
This enterprise was abandoned after a year as a result of disagreement among the partners.12,5,13
Naturalizationbetween 1920 and 1930She was naturalized sometime between 1920 and 1930 in New York.14,15
Residence (fam)16 January 1920Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.14
Residence (fam)2 April 1930Together with their three adult children, their son-in-law Harry Leber, and Boris Leber, their grandchild. they were living at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930.16
Residencefrom 1933 to 1939She lived on the farm in Toms River from 1933 until her death in 1939.17,18
Death4 June 1939She died on 4 June 1939. She had been visiting her son Max at the sanitarium at Bedford Hills, NY and was aboard a bus returning to the farm. When the bus reached Lakewood, New Jersey she suffered a fatal heart attack.19
Burial5 June 1939Her body was interred on 5 June 1939 at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn. She lies in Grave 8 of Cemetery #4, Post 436, Row F20
Descendant21 June 1943Steven Alan Beilock, born in 1943, was named after Zelda Leber.21
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Death Certificate, NJ State Bureau of Vital Statistic; Ocean County, NJ June 4, 1939
  2. Polish Marriage Record, Akta 26
  3. 1910 Federal Census
  4. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Akta 26
  5. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs
  6. Passenger Manifest
  7. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs, 1910 Census; Sonya's letter
  8. Polish Death record, Zys Jankelewicz, Akta 1871, Łódź Archive, 1903
  9. Passenger Manifest, "Selde Jacobs", S.S. Batavia, 24 April 1906.
  10. 1910 Federal Census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 0257, sheet 15A, dwelling 14, family 228, National Archives micropublication T624-1012 (Solomon Jacobs household).
  11. 1915 New York State Census, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 35; Assembly District: 34; City: New York; County: Bronx; Page: 59
  12. World War I Draft Registration Card, Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2005. (Soloman Jacobs)
  13. E-mail message, Paul Scherer to RCJ, 26 July 2010
  14. 1920 Federal Census
  15. 1930 Federal Census
  16. 1930 Federal Census, Bronx County, New York, Bronx, page 1A, National Archives micropublication T626-1468 (Solomon Jacobs household; name rendered as "Salomon").
  17. Death Certificate, Ocean County, NJ Death Certificate. May be #491.
  18. E-mail message, Paul Scherer to RCJ, 12/21/2007
  19. Death Certificate, Ocean County, NJ Death Certificate. May be #491
  20. Death Certificate
  21. Interview, Phyllis Lieberman Beilock, 9 July 2008

Frances Jacobs

Frances Leber
F, #19, Deceased, b. 19 January 1901, d. February 1968




Parents

FatherSolomon Jacobs (1877-1942)
MotherZelda Leber (1876-1939)


Family: Harry Nathan Leber (1893-1954)

SonBoris Leber + (1925-1975)
SonEric Stephen Leber +


Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of Harry Maxim Lieber
Aunt of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Mother of Eric Stephen Leber


Biography

OccupationFrances Jacobs was a dance instructor, poultry farmer, secretary and political activist who led an interesting and active life.1
Birth19 January 1901She was born in Piotrków, Poland, on 19 January 1901.2
Name-birthHer birth name was Frimet Jankelewicz.
Immigration24 April 1906She arrived at Ellis Island in New York City aboard the S.S. Batavia from Hamburg on 24 April 1906. She arrived in the United States with her mother, her grandmother and her infant brother Max. She is listed as "Fremet Jacobs" on the ship's manifest. She was five years old.3
Child7 April 1910Frances, Max and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 228 East Eighth Street in New York on 7 April 1910. The Jacobs family moved around a lot as they became more prosperous. On April 7, 1910 they were at 228 East Eighth Street. In 1912 they were found at 380 East Eighth Street. In 1916 they were able to jump to the Bronx, first at 1348 Wilkins Avenue and then, by 1920, to 1440 Minford Place.4
Residence15 February 1912She lived at 380 East 8th Street in New York on 15 February 1912.5
Child1 June 1915Frances, Max and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in Bronx on 1 June 1915.6
Bx_child_resident16 January 1920Frances, Max and Sonia, as Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber's children, lived with them at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.7
Marriage19 January 1924She married Harry Nathan Leber on 19 January 1924 at Borough Hall in the Bronx. Harry and Frances were second cousins. Szmul Lejb Leber, their great-grandfather, was their common ancestor.8,9
Name-MarriedHer married name was Frances Leber.8
Adult_child-bx2 April 1930Frances, Max and Sonia, as Solomon's and Zelda's adult children, lived with them at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930.10
Occupation1934In 1934 Frances Jacobs was the Director of the Rebel Arts Dance Group on East Twenty-second Street in New York City.
Naturalization26 April 1935She was naturalized on 26 April 1935 in Hackensack, New Jersey.11
Residencefrom 1938 to 1957She lived from 1938 to 1957 on the farm in Toms River, New Jersey.12,13
Election1950Frances ran on the Progressive ticket for the House of Representatives in 1950 in New Jersey's Third Congressional District. She received 764 votes, 0.6% of the total vote. 1950 was not a good year for Progressives or Communists.
TravelNovember 1950She traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the Second World Peace Congress in November 1950. A variety of Soviet-style resolutions were passed at the Congress.14,1
Psgr List7 December 1950Her name was found on a passenger list on 7 December 1950; she was returning from trip to Poland aboard the S.S. America from Le Havre, having attended the World Peace Congress in Warsaw in November, 1950. Frances traveled on passport #360429.15,16,17
NoteMarch 1952Frances visited Mexico in March of 1952 and again in 1954.13
Widow22 September 1954She was widowed by Harry Nathan Leber's death in Toms River on 22 September 1954.18
ResidenceNovember 1957In November 1957 Frances was living at 323 East Gunhill Road in the Bronx. While she was moving to New York and cleaning things out at the farm, the FBI was scrutinizing her trash.19
Occupationfrom January 1958 to June 1962She was employed as a secretary by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in Manhattan from January 1958 to June 1962.20,21
ResidenceMay 1961In May 1961 Frances Jacobs resided at 264 East Broadway in New York City.22
Note1962Frances was an active member of the Communist Party, probably from 1937 on. She was under frequent FBI surveillance from 1944. She left the Party after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 which was also about the time she moved from the farm to New York City. The FBI unsuccessfully sought to recruit her as an informant in 1962 as an FBI memo of September 7, 1962 shows.23
OccupationSeptember 1962She worked as a part-time secretary for the Henry Street Settlement in September 1962 in New York.24
DeathFebruary 1968She died of a heart attack in February 1968 at age 67 in New York City.25
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart (#1); Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart (#2); The Farm

Citations

  1. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  2. Social Security Application, Frances Jacobs
  3. Passenger Manifest, Selde Jacobs
  4. 1910 Federal Census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 0257, sheet 15A, dwelling 14, family 228, National Archives micropublication T624-1012 (Solomon Jacobs household).
  5. Passenger Manifest, S.S. President Grant, 15 Feb. 1912
  6. 1915 New York State Census, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 35; Assembly District: 34; City: New York; County: Bronx; Page: 59
  7. 1920 Federal Census
  8. New York City Brides Index
  9. Marriage Certificate, Bronx Cert. #781, 19 Jan 1924
  10. 1930 Federal Census, Bronx County, New York, Bronx, page 1A, National Archives micropublication T626-1468 (Solomon Jacobs household; name rendered as "Salomon").
  11. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, Cert. #3878810 cited
  12. Death Certificate
  13. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber
  14. Newspaper, Asbury Park (NJ) Press, 24 November 1950, p.7
  15. Passenger Manifest, S.S. America from Le Havre 7 Dec 1950
  16. Telephone Interview, Phyllis Lieberman & RCJ, 12/2/2007
  17. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, Frances Leber
  18. Death Certificate, New Jersey State Department of Health
  19. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, p. 273
  20. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, p. 277
  21. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, p. II-67
  22. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, p. II-31
  23. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, Section 2, page 78
  24. FBI Case File #100-3305321, Frances Leber, p. II-64
  25. Social Security Death Index

Chonon Glotzer

Chonya Glotzer in Pinsk, 1938
M, #20, Deceased, b. about 1870, d. 1941




Parents

FatherSchmuel Falkov Glotzer (1846-1905)
MotherRochl Ziperstein (abt 1849-1916)


Family 1: Hannah Eisenberg (1863-abt 1898)

DaughterChinka Glotzer + (1892-1985)
DaughterFaigl Glotzer + (1894-1996)
SonInfant Glotzer (1894-abt 1894)
SonItzhak Glotzer + (1895-abt 1941)
DaughterRaisel Glotzer (1897-1994)

Family 2: Chinka Kuperman (abt 1881-1915)

DaughterAdele Glotzer + (1899-1989)
SonBenjamin Glotzer + (1903-1990)
SonMoshe Glotzer (1904-1941)
SonYankl Glotzer (abt 1906-1941)
DaughterPaula Glotzer + (1908-2000)


RelationshipsGrandfather of Robert Cooper Jacobs


Biography

Birthabout 1870Chonon Glotzer was born about 1870 in Poland.1,2
NameHe was also known as Chonya Glotzer. Later in life he became known locally as "Chonya the Bathman.".
Marriageabout 1890He and Hannah Eisenberg were married about 1890.
NoteChonya is said to have won a lifesaving medal for rescuing people who had broken through the ice on the Pina River.3
Marriage1898After his first wife died, Chonon Glotzer married Chinka Kuperman, his niece by marriage, in 1898 in Pinsk, Belarus.4
Residencefrom 1924 to 1929From 1924 to 1929 Chonon Glotzer lived at Nadbrzezna Street 76 in Pinsk.5,6
Occupation1929He was the proprietor of a steam bath — a mikveh — as reported by a 1929 Polish business directory. According to Memories of Pinsk Inhabitants, "Above is a square brick column with a stork's nest which has become a recognizable part of the historic city center. Once, the city baths were located here, which were created from Chonika [sic] Glocer mikveh. The building, well-known to older residents of Pinsk, was demolished. In 2005, a dedication ceremony was held for a new mikveh, located not far from the main square, at 18 Belov Street."6,7
Death1941He died in 1941 in Pinsk. He was probably one of the group of eight or ten thousand Jews who were shot in the forest on the first day of the German occupation. His name does not appear on the lists of ghetto residents which were subsequently made.
Charts and other referencesEisenberg Descendancy Chart (#1); Eisenberg Descendancy Chart (#2); Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Kuperman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Hannah Guterman's typescript memoir (1986)
  2. 1930 Federal Census, Paula Glotzer
  3. E-mail message, Simone Chomentowski to RCJ, 6/25/2008
  4. Interview, Arthur Grantz, 11/7/07
  5. Passport, Benjamin Glotzer's Polish military passport
  6. Online Record:
  7. Online Record: