A. E. Jordan
I need help finding/figuring our how to find Lillian FLORMAN KATZ who
lived in the New York - New Jersey area in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Here's what I know: she was a maid of honor at a family wedding that
took place in New York City (Manhattan) in August 1920 and she is
listed as Miss Lillian Florman. In my great grandfather's (Jacob
JOSEPH) will in 1941 he leaves money to his niece Lillian KATZ. So if
all the dots connect, Lillian FLORMAN's mother's maiden name was JOSEPH,
but I do not know the mother's first name. Some where after 1920
Lillian FLORMAN married a man named KATZ. The mother would had been a
sister to Jacob and Israel JOSEPH.
Assuming (which I know is a bad starting place) that Lillian was a
young woman at the time of the 1920 wedding I have been looking
in the US Census for a Lillian, Lillie, Lilly, (etc) >from 1920
named FLORMAN. I can not find one who fits the descriptions.
Several people helped pull people out of the Census >from 1900, 1910 and
1920 but none of the people in the census fit.
I gave up on the Census because I can not find the person. I tried
going to the court and looking at the papers in my great grandfather's
estate but there was nothing there about Lillian despite the fact she
was left money. No papers with her signing for the money, etc. The will
itself >from 1941 gives no further information nor a husband's name to
try and pin it down at all.
I am at a deadend right now and need someone to help repoint me or
better yet for someone to reply and say they know this woman. Anyone
have any ideas?