Family History

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This is a website about Harold’s family and Flo’s family. Flo started pursuing the genealogy of her family and her husband Harold’s family just a few years ago when she started asking questions about previous generations. We now know a lot more about our families and our ancestors. We’d like to tell you a little about what makes each of them special. Do you share a connection to our families?   Check out the surnames and places written about here. Perhaps it will inspire you to share details about our common ancestors or learn more about your own families.

All of Flo’s family members, and several of Harold’s, who were immigrants to this country lived in Brooklyn, New York at one time or another.

Some of the surnames in Flo’s family tree and where they originated:
Braunstein  – Suceava in Bukovina (now in Romania)
Firester – Suceava in Bukovina (now in Romania)
Glicker – Yedinitz in Bessarabia, Russia (now Edinit in Moldova)
Itzkowitz – Iasi in Romania
Rosenblatt – Yedinitz in Bessarabia, Russia (now Edinit in Moldova)
Schechtman – Pavalitch in Russia (now Pavolich in Ukraine)
Schwartz – Iasi in Romania
Spiegel – Kiev in Russia (now Kyyiv, Ukraine)

Some of the surnames in Harold’s family tree:
Dubkin – Tureczki in Galicia, Austria and Poland (now Ukraine)
Katz – Dzwiniacz in Galicia, Austria (now Poland)
Piekerowitz – Ostrow Mazowiecka in Russia (now Poland)
Rothman – Tureczki in Galicia, Austria and Poland (now Ukraine)
Rubinstein – Ostrow Mazowiecka in Russia (now Poland) and Wolomin in Russia (now Poland)
Tillem – Ostrow Mazowiecka in Russia (now Poland)
Wolf – Tureczki in Galicia, Austria and Poland (now Ukraine)
Yagodnik – Ostrow Mazowiecka in Russia (now Poland)

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4 thoughts on “Family History

  1. Just found out that Ben Spiegel’s father was Aaron Spiegel form Pavlovich Russia which is 63miles SW of Kiev. Jews did not live in Kiev but in villages around it. Those who lived in the village were murder by the NAzis around 1941-44 bi there seem to be some Jews there still according to the
    Jewish Genealogy group/. M,Fox

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  2. Hi Flo! It’s Amy from Brotmanblog. I see you have Schwartz from Iasi as one line. I am related by marriage to a Schwartz family from Iasi. My great-uncle David Goldschlager married a Schwartz whose father was a hatmaker there and then in New Jersey. Any connection?

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    • Amy, don’t know of any connections. Great-grandmother Gitel (Gussie) Schwartz Itzkowitz, her brother Nathan Schwartz (married to Beckie), and her parents Leah Feiga and Simon (probably a Yiddish variant) Schwartz, all from Iasi. It appears many settled in Brooklyn.

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