Family Friday: Sam Glicker

Sam Glicker was born on February 8, 1889, in Yedinitz, Bessarabia, Russia (now known as Edinet, Moldova). Sam was known by his Yiddish name Schaje. His parents were Israel Glicker and Bindel Rosenblatt Glicker (See Glicker Family Outline and Flo’s Family).

Sam most likely had at least five siblings:

Meyer Chaim
Joseph (Yossel)
Joseph (Shabetai)
Jack (Yankel)
A sibling whose name is unknown

Sam left Yedinitz and on December 18, 1909, he boarded Holland-America Line’s steamship Ryndam in Rotterdam, Holland. The ship’s manifest spelled Sam’s name as Schaje Glucker. Continue reading