JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Lower East Side N.Y.C. Shtetl" #general


Howard Edson
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

We know that the early immigrants >from Russia came to the Lower East Side.
They would normally settle into groups of their fellow countrymen. I bring
this to my Jewish genners for this reason, my grandparents who arrived here
abt: July, 1891 settled into a tenement at 84 Monore St. and lived there
from 1896 to abt: 1915. What I find is that the 1900 and the 1910 Federal
Census', and the 1905 City Census show that more that 98% of the tenants
where >from Russia and almost all spoke Yiddish as their native tongue. Are
there any of you whose families where >from this tenement or near or around
it? I would like to see how many of you find that this holds true about
our families during that early period of time. I would love to hear your
feedback on this subject.
Thank you in advance,
Howard Edson
Ridgefield, NJ, USA
howman@...

Researching: IDSON, EDSON, SHAPIRO, LEVINE, KATZENELLENBOGEN,
KATZENELENBOGEN, KATZNELBOGEN, SUTKER, MACHKIN, DOBA, FINK,
Russia/Lithuania/Poland/U.S.A.
BUITENKANT, Holland/U.S.A.
BOTWIN, BOTWINSKY, BOTVINSKY, BENJAMIN, ROSANOFF, CHEKOFSKY, WENIG, FARBER,
KAPLAN, FOYER, Russia/Poland/U.S.A.

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