Brick Wall: Ben Greenberg, seeking ship manifest, second attempt
According to Ben's naturalization documents, he arrived 15 Mar 1902 on the
St. Louis, >from Southampton to NY. However, according to Ancestry the St.
Louis did not sail into NY then. There is a record for the next year - 15
Mar 1903. On that manifest I did find an entry for a Berl [?]stein (line
22, page 75), a locksmith. However, Ben was never known to work as a
locksmith. The relative he was going to join is unknown to me. Ben lived
in Pyatigory, Russia (now Ukraine), and his given name there was Berko or
1910 Federal Census: 245 Queen St., Philadelphia, PA, Ben 28, birth year
1882 (?), birth place Russia, immigrated 1902, tailor, married 5 years;
Sarah 25, immigrated 1899; Jeanette 3 born Ohio; Becky 2 born Missouri.
1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, 12 Sept: residence 1108 S. Oakley Blvd.,
Chicago; birth date 10 Nov 1879; age 38; occupation tailor; nearest relative
Simon Roseski 4410 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.
1923 Decl of Int 11 Sept, Occupation: Tailor; Age: 44 yro; DOB: 10 Nov 1879;
Residence: 1240 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, IL; Arrived port of NY 15 Mar
1920 Federal Census: same residence; Ben 40 immigrated 190?; Sarah 35
immigrated 1899; Jeanette 13; Rosalie 12; Edward 2, mother-in-law Bessie
Ludmer 63 immigrated ?.
1930 Federal Census: 1649 N. Fairfield Ave., Chicago, IL, Ben 51 proprietor
of grocery store; Sarah 46; Rose 22; Edward 13; Lael 9; Jean Rosenstein 24;
William Rosenstein 28; Seymour Rosenstein 2; Bessie Ludmer 72.
1939 Declaration of Intention 8 Jul 1939: Residence: 3524 West Grenshaw St.,
Chicago, IL; Occupation: Fruit Peddler; Age: 59; Born: Zhashkov, Russia;
Immigrated: March 1902, Southampton, England to NY on SS Saint Paul; name
1940 Federal Census: residence 6250 S. Albany Ave., Chicago, IL, same as
1935, occupation tailor, age 61, Sarah 54 tailor, Edward 21 salesman, Lael
1942 Naturalization Record 19 Feb: date and port of arrival 15 Mar 1902, New
York, NY; certificate #5512276, page #253020; witnesses: Nettie Hodes 1816
So. Trumbell, Chicago; Harry Hillman 1923 Clarence Ave., Chicago.
1942 WWII Draft Registration Card, 27 Apr: residence 823 S. Lawndale Ave.,
Chicago, IL, age 62, place of birth Zaskov, Russia, owner - Exclusive
Tailoring Store, same address as residence.
Fern Greenberg Blood
GREENBERG, GRIBELYUK, SHPINDELYUK, POSTILNICK in Pyatigory; ROSETSKY in
Zhashkov, GRIBELYUK in Zhivotov All in Ukraine