Re: Seeking Family of Samuel Abramowitz Born Circa 1898 (in NY or Russia?) #general

Susan J. Gordon

I think many late 19th c - early 20th c immigrants said they were born in America -
including my own beloved grandmother. Not until I studied her marriage certificate
- which listed "Czernowitz" as her birthplace - did I realize she had (gently)
lied, and arrived at Ellis Island at the age of 4 or 5 - old enough to remember the
journey, but young enough to shed her foreign accent and speak English like a
native-born American.

Susan J. Gordon

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan wrote:
Could it be possible that someone who came here when he was a baby might have
thought he was born in NY like his younger siblings, and not across the ocean ...

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