I have encountered members of a family buried together for whom I am unable
to determine their family relationship, and would appreciate any guesses, or
suggestions on how to resolve the dilemma that I have.
In particular, I have a Meyer or Mayer FINKELSTEIN who died in January 1946
at age 77, and Abraham FINKELSTEIN who died in 1914 at age 52. Although I
originally felt they might be brothers, the cemetery information (Mt. Zion)
is that his Hebrew name was Meir Leib and he was son of Shmuel Yitzhak ha
Levi and Fruma Chaikel. His spouse was Jennie.
Abraham is son of Isaac FINKELSTEIN and Zissel COHEN FINKELSTEIN.
The family was >from Lithuania, perhaps Kaunas (Kovno Russia) or near
Panevezys (Ponivez Russia).
Abraham and his wife Lena had ten children who included Samuel, Louis, Annie
(Hannah), Mollie, Rosie, one infant who died young, Israel/Isidore/Ralph,
Celia, Jacob/Jake/Jack, and Ida, the latter three being born in the US. The
family was originally in Manhattan >from as early as the end of 1892 to 1896
(for some members), and stayed until at least 1905, and then most have been
located over the years at various addresses in Brooklyn.
Meyer (Mayer) FINKELSTEIN and wife Jennie had daughters Bess GOLDMAN, Esther
GARDNER, Anna ELIAS, Martha KODISH, Charles and Harry FINKELSTEIN. I believe
Meyr (Mayer) arrived in New York in 1893.
Researching: FINKELSTEIN, LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH (YUDELOWITZ), VAINER
(WIENER), VAISMAN (WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN), BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, SPEKTOR/SPECTOR,
RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ, ABARBANEL/BARBANEL, and others >from Panevezys,
Kaunas, Sirvintos, Seta, Vilijampole/Slobodka, Lithuania, and around the
Washington DC/Maryland subrurbs