JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SAMURIN to EISENBERG #general


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Genners -

Well aware that most claims of name changes at Ellis Island are myth, my Bayonne,
NJ "EISENBERG" branch's legend that the real name was "SAMURIN" persisted due to
the frustration I was having nailing down ship manifest records and ascertaining
a shtetl. The family legend was that after arriving in America the hadnful or so
of Samurin family members >from Pinsk collectively chose "Eisenberg" for a variety
of reasons.

So I recently gave in to the legend and began searching all the usual resources
under "Samurin" instead of "Eisenberg" and hit on some excellent corroborating
material that suggests that my Bayonne, NJ Eisenbergs really were Samurins!
Best was a 1908 ship manifest showing a Moische Samurin >from Pinsk aboard the
Vaderland >from Antwerp. His listed destination? -- Bayonne, NJ. His listed
relative in the U.S.? -- "Uncle Joseph Eisenberg of Bayonne, NJ." I have also
found a March 2001 discussion archive on genealogy.com where a Susan Pepper
Aisenberg discusses that her Aisenbergs were really Samurins. I am desperately
trying to locate this Susan Pepper Aisenberg to, hopefully, make a connection.

If anyone knows more about the surname "Samurin" (spelling may be different) >from
Pinsk, or if anyone knows Susan Pepper Aisenberg of Massachusetts, I'd love to
hear >from you.

Thanks,
Barry S. Eisenberg
Rockville, Maryland
Searching: EISENBERG, FREEDMAN, GLATTSTEIN (Gladstone), GLASHANDLER (Glazer),
MENKOWITZ/MINKOWITZ, KLIGER, ROTHSTEIN, SAMURIN and UGER

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