I am looking for any descendants of TABERS who came to this country and
virtually disappeared probably because they changed their names to an American
Mendel TABER, born Jassy, (Iasi), Romania, 1868, traveled to US >from Hamburg,
Germany to NY, NY. on the ship, Pennsylvania. DOA 7 May, 1898 ae 29y. He
was the son of Strul TABER and his wife Haia Sura.
Taube TABER, ae 20y >from Jassy, Rom., DOA, NY City 20 Sept., 1901. She was
going to Philadephia to brother Mendel TABER. I have no record of Taube.
I also found on the wonderful Steve Morse 1 step search pages a whole page of
persons going >from Jassy to US, DOA 24 Feb, 1902. There were only 2 Tabers
and the others were mostly married young women with some husbands and children.
But their 1st names and ages lead me to believe they are also children of
Strul TABER: Haia ALTMAN, 26Y, Malca LEIBERMANN,31Y, Rifca GOLDSTEIN, 24Y.
My grandmother, Sarah/Tirla TABER, b 1870 in Jassy, the daughter of Jacob
/Iancu TABER and his 2nd wife, Perla, was Strul's 1/2 sister, Strul b abt
1841, being the son of Jacob TABER, and his 1st wife, unknown.
In an old family record I have is stated, Sarah came to this country with
several cousins and siblings when she was 15 years old. That would be 1885.
I have spent hours on the 1 step search pages looking for Sarah TABER's DOA.
Last week I had the joyful news that a query I had placed about 6 years ago
was read by a descendant of Sarah TABER's full brother, Max TABER! I have not
found him on the 1 step pages either. but now I speak to his descendants via
email and telephone.
Sarah TABER married 1889, Boston, MA, Selig SANFIELD/SCHOENFELD, born 1863,
Jassy, Rom., emmigrated to US 1883, No information can be found on his
immigration. 5 children were born to them in Boston, they moved to New York in
time to be enumerated in the 1900 census. 4 more children were born in New
York. About 1924 Selig SANFIELD and family moved to Detroit, MI, although some of
his family had preceded him.
Selig Sanfield had 3 known siblings, 2 of these siblings descendants have
contacted me due to queries I placed on the web! Yetta SCHOENFELD, married
Morris Halpern, lived in PA. Abraham SENFELD/ SCHOENFELD married Mollie
BLATTSTEIN, lived in New York,
Bessie SCHOENFELD married Joseph HIRSHKOWITZ, found in 1900 census and unable
to be found after that. I am looking for descendants of any of these
persons. These family members are very precious to me as I did not become aware
that I had a natural mother and was being raised by a stepmother, who I thought
of as my mother, ( a good woman), my father's 2nd wife, until I was an adult
with 5 of my own children.! If you know anything, please contact me.