Nine Generations

Paula Glotzer

Paula Glotzer Jacobs: 1928 and 1963
1928: Anthropology field trip, Patzenarco, Mexico; 1963: Coffee at Wayne Avenue
Female, #2, Deceased, b. 3 March 1908, d. 4 August 2000




Parents

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


RelationshipsMother of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Great-granddaughter of Mordechai Eisenberg


Family: Max Jacobs (b. 17 April 1904, d. 27 February 1958)

SonRobert Cooper Jacobs +
DaughterNancy Louise Jacobs +


Biography

Married namePaula Glotzer was known as Paula Jacobs after her marriage.
Birth3 March 1908She was born on 3 March 1908 in Pinsk, Belarus. Although Aunt Hannah's typescript says 3 March 1909, the Social Security Administration thinks it was 1908; according to her daughter Nancy, the family knows that her birth was in 1908.1,2
Immigration15 July 1920She migrated to Ellis Island from Pinsk on 15 July 1920.

She and her sisters — Adele, Faigl, and Raisel — sailed from Antwerp on July 5 aboard the SS 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, Westchester County, 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 from Yonkers High School in 1924 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 City. 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 Paula Glotzer was a secretary at Fisk University in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.4
Residencefrom 1928 to 1929She lived at 913 18th Avenue North in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee from 1928 to 1929. The 1929 city directory listed her as a "teacher."6
Education1930She studied at the University of Chicago in Chicago in 1930.7,4
Residence16 April 1930She lived at 5852 Ellis Avenue in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on 16 April 1930.7
Occupationfrom 1930 to 1938From 1930 to 1938 Paula Glotzer was a secretary to Franz Boas, Columbia University Anthropology Department in New York, New York.4
Naturalization16 July 1931She was naturalized in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York on 16 July 1931.8
Guest13 December 1931She was a guest at the marriage of Benjamin Glotzer and Frieda Weiner on 13 December 1931 at the Broadway Central Hotel in New York City.9
Marr/PartnershipApril 1932Paula Glotzer became the partner of Max Jacobs in April 1932 in New York City. Together until his death, they never formally married. In keeping with the customs of the time, she took Jacobs as her surname.4,10
Residence (family)1935Max Jacobs and she lived at 251 West 102 Street in New York, New York in 1935. The Columbia University directory of students for 1934-1935 listed her as an extension student.11
Residence (family)February 1936Max Jacobs and she lived at 304 West 107th Street in New York in February 1936.12
Residence (family)1938Max Jacobs and she lived in New York City in 1938; they sublet Margaret Mead's apartment on Claremont Avenue. Robert Jacobs, the famous political scientist and left-handed target shooter, was conceived there.4
Residence (family)from 3 June 1941Max Jacobs and she lived at 95 Winthrop Avenue in Albany, Albany County, New York from 3 June 1941. They were already in Albany when Nancy was born on June 22, 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.13
Residence (family)9 February 1944Max Jacobs and she lived in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York on 9 February 1944.14
Residencefrom 1944 to 1979She lived at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx from 1944 to 1979.4,15
Principal2November 1945In November 1945 it was discovered that the Garfinkiels had survived the war by hiding out at Lyon in Vichy France. The American Glotzers rejoiced and rallied round. Paula Jacobs wrote this letter which was typical of the communications that flefw across the Atlantic.The two Paula Glotzers were reunited in France in August, 1961.
Occupation1949In 1949 Paula Glotzer was a secretary at the Israeli Consulate in New York City.16
Occupationfrom 1952 to 1979From 1952 to 1979 Paula Glotzer was a medical secretary in the Neurology Department of Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx.4
Note26 September 1957The Jacobs family took a four-day trip through Albany to Niagara Falls and back in 1957.4
Travel (fam)from 26 September 1957 to 30 September 1957Max Jacobs and she traveled to Niagara Falls from 26 September 1957 to 30 September 1957. This wonderful four-day family expedition was carried along in a big, heavy 1948 Pontiac. There were stops in Albany, to see a former residence, Corning, to see the glass works, the Delaware Water Gap and, of course, the falls at Niagara.
Widow27 February 1958She was widowed by the death of Max Jacobs on 27 February 1958 at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx.4,17
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 1979In June 1979 Paula Glotzer retired in Bronx, New York.18
Residenceabout October 1979She lived at 585 West End Avenue in New York, New York about October 1979.

This had been Nancy and Bob's old apartment.19

ResidenceNovember 1990She moved to Medford Leas in Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey in November 1990. She had given up her apartment on West End Avenue. Medford Leas is a Quaker-sponsored retirement community in New Jersey. She lived there for the rest of her life.20
Death4 August 2000She died on 4 August 2000 at Medford Leas in Medford Township, New Jersey, at age 92y.4
Cremationabout 5 August 2000She was cremated about 5 August 2000 in Philadelphia. 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 Cooper Guterman, Hannah Guterman's typescript memoir (1986)
  3. Passenger Manifest, SS Lapland, 15 July 1920 (Pesca Glocer et al)
  4. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  5. City Directory, p. 321, Yonkers City Directory (R.L. Polk & Co.)
  6. City Directory, 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. Columbia University, University Catalogue, p. 161.
  12. College Records, Max Jacobs' Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  13. Letter, Paula Jacobs to Adele Grantz, 3 June 1941
  14. Shalmuk_2015, Paula Glotzer
  15. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, 3/6/2009
  16. Interview, Nancy Jacobs and RCJ, 27 November 2010
  17. Obituary in New York Times.
  18. A.l.s., Mollie Edson to Paula Jacobs, 2 July 1979
  19. Telephone Interview, Nancy Jacobs & RCJ, 12 Oct. 2010
  20. E-mail message, Nancy Greenberg to RCJ, 5 March 2011

Max Jacobs

Max Jacobs: 1930 and 1957
1930: Rooftop; 1957: Composing Chess Problems in the Bronx
Male, #3, Deceased, b. 17 April 1904, d. 27 February 1958




Parents

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


RelationshipsFather of Robert Cooper Jacobs
1st cousin 1 time removed of Harry Maxim Lieber
Uncle of Eric Stephen Leber
Uncle of Boris Leber


Family: Paula Glotzer (b. 3 March 1908, d. 4 August 2000)

SonRobert Cooper Jacobs +
DaughterNancy Louise Jacobs +


Biography

Birth17 April 1904Max Jacobs was born on 17 April 1904 in Łódź, Poland.1
Physical DescriptionHe was described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with brown hair. During the family's summer on Martha's Vineyard he grew a beard which came in red. 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
NicknameHis nickname was Mac.
Immigration24 April 1906He migrated to Ellis Island from Hamburg on 24 April 1906.

Together with his mother and his older sister Frances, he sailed aboard the SS Batavia. His name seems to be recorded as "Merire" Jacobs on Batavia's manifest. His name looks like "Maxim" in the Hamburg port entry index. Bad record-keeping handwriting at both ends of the journey!3,4

Child7 April 1910As children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 228 East Eighth Street in the Bronx 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 1915Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs, lived with their parents, at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in the Bronx on 1 June 1915.6
Illnessabout 1917He suffered from an unknown illness, about 1917. Paul Scherer reports that his mother, Sonya Jacobs, reported that Max was seriously ill during his boyhood, either with scarlet fever or the 1917 influenza.7
Residence12 September 1918He lived at R.F.D. 1 in Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut on 12 September 1918. Max lived on the Connecticut farm, but hated the year of country life.8,3
School attendance1918He attended Rockville High School in 1918 in Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut.9
School attendancefrom 1918 to 1921He attended Morris High School from 1918 to 1921 in Bronx, New York.9
Child16 January 1920He was a child, living with his parents, Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber, at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.10
Educationfrom September 1921 to December 1922Max Jacobs studied at City College in New York from September 1921 to December 1922.9
Child25 May 1923He, Frances Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs were naturalized as part of the family of Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at the Bronx County Supreme Court on 25 May 1923.
Occupationbetween 1927 and 1928Between 1927 and 1928 Max Jacobs was a surveyor; he helped lay out White Plains, NY, which was then mostly farmland in White Plains, Westchester County, New York.2,11
Travel1928He traveled to Europe, visiting France, Germany, Austria and Poland in 1928.

He returned aboard the SS 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
Anecdoteabout 1930Max 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 child2 April 1930As adult children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930. In addition to the three adult children, the apartment held their son-in-law Harry Leber and Boris Leber, their grandchild.14
Guest13 December 1931Max Jacobs was a guest at the marriage of Benjamin Glotzer and Frieda Weiner on 13 December 1931 at the Broadway Central Hotel in New York City.15
Marr/PartnershipApril 1932Max Jacobs became the partner of Paula Glotzer in April 1932 in New York City. Together until his death, they never formally married. In keeping with the customs of the time, she took Jacobs as her surname.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
Residence (family)1935He and Paula Glotzer lived at 251 West 102 Street in New York, New York in 1935. The Columbia University directory of students for 1934-1935 listed her as an extension student.18
Occupationfrom 1936 to 1940From 1936 to 1940 Max Jacobs was a statistical research assistant for Franz Boas at Columbia University in New York, New York.19
Residence (family)February 1936He and Paula Glotzer lived at 304 West 107th Street in New York in February 1936.20
Educationfrom February 1936 to June 1938He studied mathematics at the Graduate Faculties of Columbia University in New York from February 1936 to June 1938.21
Residence (family)1938He and Paula Glotzer lived in New York City in 1938; they sublet Margaret Mead's apartment on Claremont Avenue. Robert Jacobs, the famous political scientist and left-handed target shooter, was conceived there.2
Illness1938He suffered from tuberculosis in 1938 in Bedford Hills, Westchester County, New York. He spent nearly a year at the sanitarium at Bedford Hills, New York; during this period Paula and Robert, their infant, son lived on the farm.2
Occupationfrom 1940 to 1943From 1940 to 1943 Max Jacobs was an assistant statistician for the N.Y. State Dep't of Social Welfare in Albany, Albany County, New York.19
Residence (family)from 3 June 1941He and Paula Glotzer lived at 95 Winthrop Avenue in Albany, Albany County, New York from 3 June 1941. They were already in Albany when Nancy was born on June 22, 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.22
Occupation14 February 1942On 14 February 1942 Max Jacobs was working in the Bureau of Rationing at Department of Social Welfare in Albany, Albany County, New York.
Draft Registration14 February 1942He registered for the draft on 14 February 1942 in Albany.23
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, New York.19
Occupationfrom 1944 to 1946From 1944 to 1946 Max Jacobs was a senior statistician and labor market analyst with the the U.S. Employment Service in New York City.19
Residence (family)9 February 1944He and Paula Glotzer lived in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York on 9 February 1944.24
Residencefrom 1944 to 1958He lived at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx from 1944 to 1958.2
OccupationJuly 1946In July 1946 Max Jacobs was a statistician and economist in the U.S. Employment Service as Chief of Reports and Analysis for New York State. in New York City. 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.19
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.2,25
Travel (fam)from 26 September 1957 to 30 September 1957He and Paula Glotzer traveled to Niagara Falls from 26 September 1957 to 30 September 1957. This wonderful four-day family expedition was carried along in a big, heavy 1948 Pontiac. There were stops in Albany, to see a former residence, Corning, to see the glass works, the Delaware Water Gap and, of course, the falls at Niagara.
Death27 February 1958He died of a heart attack on 27 February 1958 at 3388 Wayne Avenue in the Bronx, at age 53y.2,26
Cremation1 March 1958He was cremated on 1 March 1958 at Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley. 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. April 8, 1974 5 Monticello Ave., Trenton, NJ.
  4. Passenger Manifest, SS 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 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, Solomon Jacobs
  9. College Records, C.C.N.Y.
  10. 1920 Federal Census
  11. Passport, U.S. Passport #598589
  12. Passenger Manifest, SS 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. Columbia University, University Catalogue, p. 161.
  19. Résumé, Max Jacobs
  20. College Records, Max Jacobs' Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  21. College Records, Max Jacobs Columbia University Transcript, n.d.
  22. Letter, Paula Jacobs to Adele Grantz, 3 June 1941
  23. World War II Draft Registration Card
  24. Shalmuk_2015, Paula Glotzer
  25. Max Jacobs, Max Jacobs to Paula Jacobs. July 16, 1954, a.l.s. July 16, 1954
  26. Obituary in New York Times.

Nancy Louise Jacobs

Female, #4, Living




Parents

FatherMax Jacobs (1904-1958)
MotherPaula Glotzer (1908-2000)


RelationshipsSister of Robert Cooper Jacobs
2nd cousin of Harry Maxim Lieber
2nd great-granddaughter of Mordechai Eisenberg
1st cousin of Eric Stephen Leber
1st cousin of Boris Leber


Family: Robert Martin Greenberg (b. 10 April 1943, d. 2 August 2001)

DaughterJennifer Ann Greenberg +
DaughterSusanna Rachel Greenberg +


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

Robert Martin Greenberg

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




Parents

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






OccupationRobert Martin Greenberg was a university teacher, writer and academic dean.1
Birth10 April 1943He was born on 10 April 1943 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
NicknameHis nickname was Bob.
Educationfrom September 1960 to May 1964He studied English at Columbia College in New York from September 1960 to May 1964.1,2
GraduationJune 1964He graduated from Columbia College in June 1964 with a B.A. in English.1,3
Graduation1978He graduated from City University in 1978 with

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, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.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 2001He died of colon cancer on 2 August 2001 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1,6
Burial6 August 2001He was buried on 6 August 2001 in Montefiore Cemetery in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.5,7
Charts and other referencesEisenberg Descendancy Chart; Glotzer: Glotzer, Grantz, Guterman, Garfinkiel, & Chomentowski Descendancy Chart; Greenberg & Osina; 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
Male, #6, Deceased, b. 2 October 1915, d. 24 September 1990




Parents

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


RelationshipsFather of Linda Lax


Family: Gladys Ewig (b. 26 July 1918, d. 26 January 2002)

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


Biography

Birth2 October 1915Jack Isador Lax was born on 2 October 1915 in New York, New York.1
Residence8 January 1920He lived at 1619 Washington Avenue in the Bronx on 8 January 1920.2
Child6 April 1930As children, Anne Lax, Helen Lax, Jack Isador Lax, and Joseph Lax lived with Benjamin Lax and Dora Fierman at 1372 Ogden Avenue in the Bronx on 6 April 1930.3
Marr/Partnership19 February 1938Jack Isador Lax married Gladys Ewig on 19 February 1938 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.4
Occupation17 April 1940On 17 April 1940 Jack Isador Lax was a clerk in New York, New York.5
Residence (family)22 August 1940He and Gladys Ewig lived at 219 Grant Avenue in the Bronx on 22 August 1940.5
Occupationfrom 1943 to 1971From 1943 to 1971 Jack Isador Lax was a fire fighter for the New York Fire Department in New York, New York.6
Retirement9 March 1971He retired on 9 March 1971 in New York.7
Death24 September 1990He died on 24 September 1990 in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.6,8
Charts and other referencesEwig Descendancy Chart; Lax Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Linda Jacobs, Robert Jacobs, 3/20/2005
  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 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017)., 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. Retirement Certificate, New York Fire Department for Jack Lax
  8. Social Security Death Index

Gladys Ewig

Gladys Ewig Lax
Female, #7, Deceased, b. 26 July 1918, d. 26 January 2002




Parents

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


RelationshipsMother of Linda Lax


Family: Jack Isador Lax (b. 2 October 1915, d. 24 September 1990)

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


Biography

Married nameGladys Ewig was known as Gladys Lax after her marriage.
Name-birthHer birth name was Gietel Ewig.
Birth26 July 1918She was born on 26 July 1918 in New York City. She and her family lived on the lower East Side.1
Child1 June 1925As children, Doris Ethel Ewig, Gladys Ewig, Louis Ewig, Regina Ewig, and Rose Ewig lived with Abraham Ewig and Anna Gutter at 30 Goerck Street in New York, 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 1930Gladys Ewig lived at 144 Norfolk Street in New York, New York on 4 April 1930.3
Marr/Partnership19 February 1938She married Jack Isador Lax on 19 February 1938 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.4
Residence (family)22 August 1940Jack Isador Lax and she lived at 219 Grant Avenue in the Bronx on 22 August 1940.5
Death26 January 2002She died on 26 January 2002 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.1,6
Charts and other referencesEwig Descendancy Chart; Lax Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Linda Jacobs, Robert Jacobs, 3/20/2005
  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 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017)., 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
Male, #11, Deceased, b. 16 November 1923, d. 22 April 2005




Parents

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


RelationshipsFather of Mollie Jenks Edson


Family: Janet Jean Jenks (b. 22 January 1926, d. 30 July 2012)

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


Birth16 November 1923James Edward Edson was born on 16 November 1923 in Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington.
Residence11 April 1930He lived in Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington on 11 April 1930.1
EducationHe studied biology at the University of Washington in Seattle.2
Marr/Partnership21 June 1946He married Janet Jean Jenks on 21 June 1946 at St. Stephen's Chapel in Seattle, King County, Washington.3
Graduation1948He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1948 with a degree in dentistry.4
Residence (family)1948He and Janet Jean Jenks lived at 2515 41st Avenue, Apt. 145, in Seattle, King County, Washington in 1948.5
Occupationfrom 1949 to 2003From 1949 to 2003 James Edward Edson was a dentist in Seattle, King County, Washington.2
Militaryabout 1951He served as a Navy dentist during the Korean war at the San Diego naval base, about 1951.4
Death22 April 2005He died of cancer on 22 April 2005 in Seattle, King County, Washington, at age 81y.

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. City Directory, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Janet Jean Jenks

Janet-Jean Edson
Female, #12, Deceased, b. 22 January 1926, d. 30 July 2012




Parents

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


RelationshipsMother of Mollie Jenks Edson
9th cousin 3 times removed of Kate Elizabeth Murphy Ristow
3rd cousin 6 times removed of President John Adams


Family: James Edward Edson (b. 16 November 1923, d. 22 April 2005)

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


Biography

Married nameJanet Jean Jenks was known as Janet Jean Edson after her marriage.
Birth22 January 1926She was born on 22 January 1926 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.1,2
Residence26 April 1930She lived at 6003 29th Avenue N.E. in Seattle, King County, Washington on 26 April 1930.2
Child11 April 1940As children, David Evart Jenks and Janet Jean Jenks lived with Cecil Evart Jenks and Leona Holmes at 901 Spruce Street in Hoquiam, Washington on 11 April 1940.

with thir children.

Marr/Partnership21 June 1946Janet Jean Jenks married James Edward Edson on 21 June 1946 at St. Stephen's Chapel in Seattle, King County, Washington.3
Residence (family)1948James Edward Edson and she lived at 2515 41st Avenue, Apt. 145, in Seattle, King County, Washington in 1948.4
Widowed22 April 2005She witnessed the death of James Edward Edson on 22 April 2005 in Seattle, King County, Washington.5
Death30 July 2012She died on 30 July 2012 in Seattle, King County, Washington, at age 86y.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. City Directory, 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

Female, #15, Living




Parents



RelationshipsDaughter of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Daughter of Mollie Jenks Edson
11th 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
1st cousin 1 time removed of Eric Stephen Leber
1st cousin 1 time removed of Boris 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

Eleanor Grace Jacobs

Female, #16, Living




Parents



RelationshipsDaughter of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Daughter of Mollie Jenks Edson
11th 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
1st cousin 1 time removed of Eric Stephen Leber
1st cousin 1 time removed of Boris 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
Male, #17, Deceased, b. 1 April 1877, d. 11 May 1942




Parents

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


RelationshipsGrandfather of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Grandfather of Eric Stephen Leber
Grandfather of Boris Leber


Family: Zelda Leber (b. 1876, d. 4 June 1939)

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


Biography

Name-birthHis birth name was Zalmen Jankelewicz. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he changed it to Solomon Jacobs.1
Birth1 April 1877Solomon Jacobs was born on 1 April 1877 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.2
Marr/Partnership5 April 1900He married Zelda Leber on 5 April 1900 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.3,4,5
Bereaved24 November 1903He was bereaved by the death of Zysia Jankelewicz on 24 November 1903 in Baluty. Baluty was part of Łódź.6,7
Immigration15 January 1905Solomon Jacobs migrated to Ellis Island in New York on 15 January 1905.

aboard the SS New York. 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 1917From 1905 to 1917 Solomon Jacobs was a house painter in New York City.10,11
Residence (family)7 April 1910He and Zelda Leber lived at 228 East Eighth Street in the Bronx 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 (family)1 June 1915On 1 June 1915, Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber were living at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in the Bronx.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 witth which Grandpa delivered 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 1918He registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut.15
Residence (family)16 January 1920He and Zelda Leber lived at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.16
Naturalization (fam)25 May 1923He and Zelda Leber were naturalized on 25 May 1923 at Bronx County Supreme Court.
Residence (family)2 April 1930He and Zelda Leber lived at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930. In addition to the three adult children, the apartment held their son-in-law Harry Leber and Boris Leber, their grandchild.17
Occupationfrom 1933 to 1942From 1933 to 1942 Solomon Jacobs was a poultry farmer in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey.1
Residencefrom 1933 to 1942He lived at the farm in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey from 1933 to 1942. During the years on the farm he also did some wine-making.18,19,20
Widower4 June 1939He became a widower on the death of Zelda Leber on 4 June 1939 in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey. 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.21
Death11 May 1942He died of a heart attack on 11 May 1942 in Toms River at age 65y.22
Probateafter 11 May 1942His estate was probated after 11 May 1942 in Toms River. Although he died intestate, there are letters of administration and inventory documents.23
Burial12 May 1942He was buried on 12 May 1942 in Jewish Farmers Community Cemetery in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey.24,22
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Personal knowledge of Robert Jacobs
  2. Naturalization Petition
  3. 1910 Federal Census
  4. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Akta 26
  5. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs. April 8, 1974 5 Monticello Ave., Trenton, NJ.
  6. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs. April 8, 1974 5 Monticello Ave., Trenton, NJ., 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 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 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 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, "Soloman" Jacobs; Ancestry.com on-line database
  16. 1920 Federal Census
  17. 1930 Federal Census, Bronx County, New York, Bronx, page 1A, National Archives micropublication T626-1468 (Solomon Jacobs household; name rendered as "Salomon").
  18. Death Certificate
  19. E-mail message, Paul Scherer to RCJ, 12/21/2007
  20. Ocean County deed, Conveyance of the farm to Solomon Jacobs by Samuel and Lotty Kaufman, 14 February 1933. p. 471 of the volume
  21. Death Certificate, Ocean County, NJ Death Certificate. May be #491
  22. Death Certificate, Solomon Jacobs; file # may be 485
  23. Telephone Interview, Ocean County New Jersey Surrogate's Court, 9/9/2008
  24. Letter and map from Ephraim Robinson, 5/31/2000

Zelda Leber

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




Parents

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


RelationshipsGrandmother of Robert Cooper Jacobs
Grandaunt of Harry Maxim Lieber
Grandmother of Eric Stephen Leber
Grandmother of Boris Leber


Family: Solomon Jacobs (b. 1 April 1877, d. 11 May 1942)

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


Biography

Married nameZelda Leber was known as Zelda Jacobs after her marriage. Her given name was rendered as "Selma" in a few documents.1
NameShe was also known as Selma (sometimes Selde) Leber.
Birth1876She was born in 1876 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.2,3
Marr/Partnership5 April 1900She married Solomon Jacobs on 5 April 1900 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.4,5,6
Bereaved24 November 1903She was bereaved by the death of Zysia Jankelewicz on 24 November 1903 in Baluty. Baluty was part of Łódź.7,8
Immigration24 April 1906She migrated to Ellis Island in New York on 24 April 1906, at age 30y.

arriving aboard the SS Batavia from Hamburg. 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 (family)7 April 1910Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 228 East Eighth Street in the Bronx 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 (family)1 June 1915On 1 June 1915, Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber were living at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in the Bronx.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 witth which Grandpa delivered 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.12,6,13
Naturalizationbetween 1920 and 1930She was naturalized in New York between 1920 and 1930.14,15
Residence (family)16 January 1920Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.14
Naturalization (fam)25 May 1923Solomon Jacobs and she were naturalized on 25 May 1923 at Bronx County Supreme Court.
Residence (family)2 April 1930Solomon Jacobs and she lived at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930. In addition to the three adult children, the apartment held their son-in-law Harry Leber and Boris Leber, their grandchild.16
Residencefrom 1933 to 1939She lived at the farm in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey from 1933 to 1939.17,18
Death4 June 1939She died on 4 June 1939 in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey. 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 1939She was buried on 5 June 1939 in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn. She lies in Grave 8 of Cemetery #4, Post 436, Row F.20
Remembered21 June 1943Steven Alan Beilock was named after Zelda Leber on 21 June 1943.21
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart

Citations

  1. Passenger Manifest
  2. Death Certificate, NJ State Bureau of Vital Statistic; Ocean County, NJ June 4, 1939
  3. Polish Marriage Record, Akta 26
  4. 1910 Federal Census
  5. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Akta 26
  6. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs. April 8, 1974 5 Monticello Ave., Trenton, NJ.
  7. Sonya Jacobs Scherer to Robert Jacobs. April 8, 1974 5 Monticello Ave., Trenton, NJ., 1910 Census; Sonya's letter
  8. Polish Death record, Zys Jankelewicz, Akta 1871, Łódź Archive, 1903
  9. Passenger Manifest, "Selde Jacobs", SS 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 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 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
Female, #19, Deceased, b. 19 January 1901, d. February 1968




Parents

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


RelationshipsAunt of Robert Cooper Jacobs
1st cousin 1 time removed of Harry Maxim Lieber
Mother of Eric Stephen Leber
Mother of Boris Leber


Family: Harry Nathan Leber (b. 4 April 1893, d. 22 September 1954)

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


Biography

Married nameFrances Jacobs was known as Frances Leber after her marriage. Frances was known as Frances Leber after her marriage.1
Name-birthHer birth name was Frimet Jankelewicz.
NoteFrances 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.2
OccupationFrances Jacobs was a dance instructor, poultry farmer, secretary and political activist who led an interesting and active life.3
Birth19 January 1901She was born on 19 January 1901 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.4
Immigration24 April 1906She migrated to Ellis Island in New York City on 24 April 1906.

aboard the SS Batavia from Hamburg. 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.5

Child7 April 1910As children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 228 East Eighth Street in the Bronx 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.6
Residence15 February 1912Frances Jacobs lived at 380 East 8th Street in New York on 15 February 1912.7
Child1 June 1915As children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 1348 Wilkins Avenue in the Bronx on 1 June 1915.8
Child16 January 1920As children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 1440 Minford Place in the Bronx on 16 January 1920.9
Child25 May 1923Max Jacobs, Frances Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs were naturalized as part of the family of Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at the Bronx County Supreme Court on 25 May 1923.
Marr/Partnership19 January 1924Frances Jacobs married Harry Nathan Leber on 19 January 1924 at Borough Hall in the Bronx.1,10
Adult child2 April 1930As adult children, Frances Jacobs, Max Jacobs, and Sonya Jacobs lived with Solomon Jacobs and Zelda Leber at 1529 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx on 2 April 1930. In addition to the three adult children, the apartment held their son-in-law Harry Leber and Boris Leber, their grandchild.11
Occupation1934In 1934 Frances Jacobs was the Director of the Rebel Arts Dance Group at East Twenty-second Street in New York City.
Naturalization26 April 1935She was naturalized in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey on 26 April 1935.12
Residencefrom 1938 to 1957She lived at the farm in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey from 1938 to 1957.13,14
Election1950She ran for in 1950 at Third Congressional District in New Jersey Frances 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 to attend the Second World Peace Congress in November 1950. A variety of Soviet-style resolutions were passed at the Congress.15,3
Psgr List7 December 1950Her name was found on the manifest of the SS America on 7 December 1950 in New York. Frances was returning from Le Havre after trip to Warsaw where she attended the November World Peace Congress. She traveled on passport #60429 which, with the help of her attorney, Leonard Boudin, she had wrested from the State Department after its initial refusal to issue it.16,17,18
NoteMarch 1952Frances visited Mexico in March of 1952 and again in 1954.14
Widowed22 September 1954She witnessed the death of Harry Nathan Leber on 22 September 1954 in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey.19
BeneficiaryOctober 1954She was named as a beneficiary in the will of Harry Nathan Leber in October 1954 in Toms River.20
ResidenceNovember 1957She lived at 323 East Gunhill Road in the Bronx in November 1957. While she was moving to New York and cleaning things out at the farm, the FBI was scrutinizing her trash.21
Occupationfrom January 1958 to June 1962From January 1958 to June 1962 Frances Jacobs was a secretary at the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in New York, New York.22,23
ResidenceMay 1961She lived at 264 East Broadway in New York, New York in May 1961.24
Employmentfrom October 1961 to May 1962She was employed as a secretary by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee from October 1961 to May 1962 in New York. The ECLC was known for its opposition to the House Unamerican Activities and Senate Internal Security committees. Corliss Lamont was its chairman when Francis worked there.
OccupationSeptember 1962In September 1962 Frances Jacobs was a part-time secretary for the Henry Street Settlement in New York, New York.25
DeathFebruary 1968She died of of a heart attack in February 1968 in New York City.26
Charts and other referencesJankelewicz Descendancy Chart; Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart (#1); Leber/Lieberman Descendancy Chart (#2); The Farm

Citations

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

Chonon Glotzer

Chonya Glotzer — "Chonya the Bathman"
Male, #20, Deceased, b. about 1870, d. 1941




Parents

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


RelationshipsGrandfather of Robert Cooper Jacobs


Family 1: Hannah Eisenberg (b. 1863, d. about 1898)

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

Family 2: Chinka Kuperman (b. about 1881, d. 7 December 1915)

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


NameChonon Glotzer was also known as Chonya Glotzer. Later in life he became known locally as "Chonya the Bathman.".
Birthabout 1870He was born about 1870 in Poland.1,2
Marr/Partnershipabout 1890He married Hannah Eisenberg 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
Marr/Partnership1898He married Chinka Kuperman in 1898 in Pinsk, Belarus.4
Residencefrom 1924 to 1929He lived at Nadbrzezna Street 76 in Pinsk, Belarus from 1924 to 1929.5,6
Occupation1929In 1929 Chonon Glotzer was the proprietor of a steam bath — a mikveh — as reported by a 1929 Polish business directory in Pinsk, Belarus.

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."7,6

Death1941He died in 1941 in Pinsk, Belarus. 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 Cooper Guterman, 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 Polish Business Directory, 1929, p. 1097, Chonya Glotzer listed under "Laznie (bains de vapeur)"
  7. Online Record: Memories of Pinsk Inhabitants, http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/pinsk/16,accounts-memories/16108,memories-of-pinsk-inhabitants/?print=1