In an old address book, used by my husband's grandmother when she came
to America, there is an address for Abrams & Dratch, Water Street, New
I have already searched the NB City Directories >from 1909 until 1931
and the US Census for 1920 and 1930. There was indeed a Benjamin &
Fannie DRATCH, and a few years later Samuel & Lena ABRAMS. They were
all part of the Abrams & Dratch Dry Goods / Department Store. I have
also checked the JGFF and FTJP with no connections. If anyone has any
information about these families, please contact me.
There is also an address for a Max PINCUS in Brooklyn who was either a
brother of Abrams or Dratch, or their wives, since there is a side note
in Yiddish saying, "Etta's children." Any information about this
person would also be helpful.
I assume these families came >from Oshmiany and the Vilna area of what
was then Poland and then Lithuania. However, they may have come from
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance.
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