Re: Marriage out of New York #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

Once an immigrant arrived in America he was free to use whatever
name he wanted. My grandfather's brother-in-law was born Alfred
Fischer in Lemberg in 1900. His ship manifest in 1905 lists him as
Oscar but he used Otto for almost his entire life. My grandfather
was born Zisheh Hirschfeld, his manifest calls him Sussman, after
arriving in America he used his father's name Jacob for a time
(even while his father was alive in Galicia- it is on all his
children's birth certificates) his NYC marriage license erroneously
calls him Sam, and he eventually settled on Joseph. I am not
mistaken about any of his names.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, BUXBAUM, BUKSBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Sielec
Bienkow, Skwarzawa, Glinyany, Novyy Jarychiv, Galicia
MINOWITSKI, MINOWICKI, MINOFF, TOBIASZ-Brest Litovsk, Wysokae,Belarus

In a message dated 12/27/2008 9:52:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Aejordan@... writes:
On my tree I have an Adolph who seems to have always used Otto on
his documents >from the late 1890s forward. So maybe it was not a
mistake in hearing but a nickname usage sort of like Margaret/Peggy etc.

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