Yiddish nicknames LANE/LAHN family question #lithuania


Jeff Miller
 

On a July 1906 Baltimore arrival record for ship Brandenburg are listed a
wife Simch LAHN (LANE) age 30 and children Beile (age 9), Abrahm (age 5),
Sabse (age 3), and Seil (age 2),coming >from Panevezys Lithuania (Ponievezh
Russia) via the port of Bremen to their husband and father Max LANE in
Harrisburg, PA.

I am wondering what the Yiddish nicknames might correspond to in "American"
names.

I studied Census listings and city directories for Harrisburg and noticed
That there was a Max LANE, living on Market Street for many years, who
started out as a shoemaker (and was later in the furniture business). He is
listed in City Directories >from as early as 1903.

I particularly need your help in my research for my families from
Harrisburg, PA to identify the names >from the manifest and if they
correspond to the family in the City Directories and Census listings.

In the 1910 Census, Max (36) is living with a wife listed as Yeit (Yetta?),
(age 32), children Rebecca (13), Sarah (11), Abraham (9), Edith (7), Harry
(5), and Annie (3). Max and Yeit are married at the time for 17 years and is
their first marriage. Max arrived in 1897 and was naturalized. Their total
number fo children was 6, all living.

In the 1920 Census, Max (45) was living with his children Bella (22), Sarah
(20), Abraham (18),
Edith (17), Harry (14) and Anna (12).

Jeff Miller, Maryland
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