A. E. Jordan
Thanks to everyone who wrote back to the list or to me privately with
suggestions on how to find my great grandparents' marriage certificate.
It did not work .... but maybe someone is up for the challenge to crack
the mystery or knock down this brick wall.
The known facts:
-- Barnett SANDERS naturalized October 14, 1887 in Manhattan using that
name -- he was born circa 1863 in the area around Odessa and immigrated
to the USA with his parents and two brothers circa 1881
-- Barnett Sanders is a name he adopted in the USA -- his birth name is
Schmuelevitz and his Hebrew first name is with a "P" and most likely
-- he sometimes went by Barney
-- he is the son of Nathan and Elka Schmuelevitz
-- Eva NATHAN appears to arrive in New York in February 1883 coming over
helping a family (not her own) with their children
-- Eva was born in Germany circa 1867 the daughter of Moses and Rose
-- their first child is born in Manhattan on January 3, 1889
I have tried the obvious searches on line, in person at the Archives and
in the original paper index as well. I tried using the first letters and
wild cards, tried the last letters, tried just for people named Barney or
Barnett or Eva. I looked at spellings like Barnat. I have tried every
combination of wild cards I can think of for these two names.
I can find the other brothers getting married. I can find them in every
census >from 1890 to when they died. I can find the birth of all the
children. But I am stuck at Barnett's naturalization and cannot find his
marriage. Unfortunately the Naturalization is only one page so it gives no
clues to his marital status, only his address and his occupation.
Maybe I am overlooking something and someone can scale this wall.