Where in Russia was Ida MANOWITZ born? #general
Please help my family research by trying to read the name given
by her husband Nathan CHORNEY in 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
when he applied for naturalisation.
I have posted the relevant section of this document to Viewmate.
Is it possible to look at marriage licenses, such as theirs? Might
it give additional information?
Nathan CHORNEY was the brother of my grandfather Lionel BLACK.
They were sons of Tsal Tcherny (>from Lionel's name - Levi-Itzkhok
Tsalevich TCHERNY) and born in Belaya Tserkov in Kiev Gubernia.
Nathan reached USA on the 'Amerika' in 1913, via Hamburg, aged 19
(b 1893) but I cannot read what he gave as his father's name, so
will post that too, but it does not look like Tsal or Saul.
In 1947 when Nathan Chorney applied for a US Social Security
number he gave his parents' names as Charles Chorney and Esther
He named his daughter Esther in 1931 - did he know (or assume)
that his mother was dead? We have no proof that his mother was an
Esther BRODY. (She would be my great-grandmother). Where was she
Lionel was much older, born 1885 - so were there siblings in
between? Lionel came to London, England in 1912 with wife and two
They each translated their surname in different ways: Nathan
CHORNEY in USA, and Lionel BLACK in London, England.
Although these brothers did not give the same name for their father
on the few documents we can find - they did both say they came >from
the same town, now in Ukraine.
I really would like to know who their parents were, when married,
and how many children they had. Any help would be much appreciated.
Pat Hamilton (Black)
CHORNY, Belaya Tserkov; DIVINSKY Vasil'kov, MANOWITZ, ? Russsia,
LANDESBERG m GINSBURG, Minsk
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