My Hungarian grandfather's parents according to his marriage certificate #12088(22
April 1917 in Manhattan) were Harold and Hannah Weiss. The marriage certificate
says, consistent with family lore, that he was born in "Munkacs", Hungary, 1890
- d. 1969 in PA, USA (Abraham Isaac Weiss) (said to be a Cohain). It is spelled
"Munkacs" on the marriage certificate for both his birthplace and birthplace of
his bride, my grandmother, Rose Greenbaum.
His sister's marriage certificate (cert. #20850) (11 Nov 1908 in NYC)(with my
grandfather listed as one of two witnesses, where my grandfather is named as
Adolph Weiss -- Adolph was an alternate name used for him in the family
intermittently, even in my experience in the 1950s through 1960s -- but I don't
know why, and all or most of his records list him as Abraham) lists her parents as
"Hery" and "Chage" Weiss. (It's difficult to be sure of the spelling of "Chage"
from the handwriting). She was Sade or Sadie Weiss, her birthplace is listed onthe marriage certificate as Ungarn, and her spouse was listed as Bernath Weiser,
born also in Ungarn. (On all later documents and in family ken, he is called
Bernard Weiser 1882 - 1955.)
Could Hannah = Chage? or Chafe? Does it appear that my grandfather, Abraham Isaac
Weiss 1890 - 1969, and his sister, Sadie (1886 - 1982),had the same mother?
their mother had the same or equivalent name?
Thank you very much.
KARP; WIEN; BERKOWITZ; TUCHFELD, (Romania (Iasi, Tulcea, etc.), Ukraine, Galicia,
Lviv, Stryj, Stanislawow, Austria, Germany); WEISS (Cohain); GREENBAUM, BERKOWITZ,
FUCHS/Fox, KLEIN, GOTTLIEB [?], (Hungary: Mukacheve, Ukraine, Austria, Germany).
NYC all; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Syracuse, NY; Scranton, PA; Cleveland,
Ohio; Los Angeles, CA; Rochester, NY; Broward, FL; NJ