Victoria Reed <researchtoldot@...>
I am looking for the family of a Bessie MENDELOWITZ,
the daughter of Sandor Mendlowitz and Sarah BERKOWITZ.
Bessie was born in Hungary around 1899, but was
estranged >from her family when around 1918-19 she
married a Syrian, Harry (Hafez) ESAU. She and Harry
lived in Baltimore, MD at first, then moved to
I am specifically looking for any relatives on
Bessie's side of the family. The friend who has asked
me to do this does not want me to contact the Esau
side of the family, although I have information on all
of Bessie's children, some of whom are still alive.
He would like to know more about Bessie's parents, and
is hoping that we can find some living relatives,
perhaps the children or grandchildren of Bessie's
possible siblings, with whom he could be reunited.
I have found Bessie and Harry Esau in the 1930 census
(in McKeesport, PA) and in the 1920 census (surname
Eissa in Baltimore, newly married with their first
child), but I have not been able to find them on the
Baltimore, Philadelphia or NY passenger lists.
Bessie supposedly emigrated in 1903, so theoretically
she would have been traveling with her parents.
I have not been able to find Sandor and Sarah on any
of the census, and as I have moved >from SF to Folsom,
no longer have access to the city directories at the
I have checked the Hamburg database, but my research
seems to indicate that most passengers leaving Hungary
departed through Bremen.
If anyone is researching this family, or has any ideas
for me, I would appreciate it. I have emailed all the
Jewishgenners on the JGFF who are researching this