Searching DATZ and Kopaigorod #ukraine

Lynne Schneider


My probable cousin and I have been trying to connect our DATZ families for
some time now. My line descends >from a Morris DATZ (who probably departed
Liverpool for the Port of Philadelphia as Moishe DACZ on the Rhynland on
17 Sept 1902). Morris' parents were Nachman DATZ and Sluva Derewitz,
neither of whom emigrated, to my knowledge. Morris' ship manifest says
he last resided in Podolia. I know that he worked at a mattress factory
in Connecticut with a cousin who I believe is Nathan DATZ. And, then
together they opened their own mattress factory in Brooklyn, sometime
between 1902 and 1903. Morris married Eva Sapir(er)stein on 27 October 1903
and they had four children: Goldie (b 1904, d 1915),
Isidor (Irving)(b 1906, d 1999, Bluma (Bertha)(b 1908, d 1983 and my
father, Nathaniel David (known to the family as David)(b 1916, d 2012).
Nathan DATZ married Anna and they had Charles, Bessie, Minnie, Frances,
Bertha, Mary and Rebecca. On the 1910 US Federal Census, the Morris DATZ
family and the Nathan DATZ family lived in next to one another on Myrtle
Avenue in Brooklyn and stated that they were in the mattress manufacturing
The other line we are researching is descended >from Isaac DATZ, b 1867 in
Padola, Russia, d 1919 in Russia. He married Rose Dorfman, b 15 Dec 1866
in Padola, d in New York. Isaac and Rose had six children: Schmule (who
elected to stay in Russia with his growing family), Harry, Leib, Bluma,
Sonia, and Solomon. Leib DATZ was born about 1887 in Russia and died
about 1919 in Kopaigorod, Russia. Leib DATZ married Maysa (Martha) LVOVICH,
daughter of Yaacov LVOVICH and an unknown mother. Maysa was born on 1 July,
1889 in Romania and died 30 April, 1974 in Princeton New Jersey. Maysa
emigrated in 1920 as Mania DUTZI, and became naturalized on 8 June, 1937.
Leib DATZ and Maysa LVOVICH had Aaron DATZ who was born 16 Feb 1913 in
Ukraine, Russia and died 16 June 1993 in Laguna Hills, California.
Aaron DATZ married Evelyn DALY on 9 Dec 1934 in Brooklyn, NY, however,
her birth certificate states her date of birth as May, 1914 and her name
as Ida DALEY (This was in error by those preparing her birth certificate).
She died 5 Oct 1999 in California. Aaron DATZ and Evelyn DALY had two
children: Dorothy Belle DATZ, b 24 Feb 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, d 9 Jan 1992
in Berkeley, CA; and Joseph Lauren DATZ, b 24 Oct 1944 in Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph was married to Rebecca WRIGHT and is currently married to Janis
Janis and I believe that her husband Joe DATZ and my father, Nathaniel David
DATZ, are cousins. Both Joe and David stated as much but we have been unable
to determine the exact relationship. I believe that they might be second
cousins, given the age difference.
Kopaigorod is mentioned as the birth and/or death place for many of the
DATZes in the Isaac DATZ line but I have as yet not found it mentioned
in the Morris DATZ or Nathan DATZ line.
It seems that there are a great many shared names between the DATZ families
which makes me believe that they just have to be really related (of course,
it could just mean that these names were the most commonly used names at
their particular place and time).
Janis and I would greatly appreciate any insight into this jumbled family
and perhaps some kind genner can figure out the relationships.
Although I have provided here only the information I believe to be pertinent,
I will provide any additional information anyone thinks would be useful in
solving this problem.
Thank you so much. Please respond privately to:

Lynne Schneider

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