JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish nicknames LANE/LAHN from Panevezys to Harrisburg #general

Jeff Miller

On a July 1906 Baltimore arrival record for ship Brandenburg are listed a wife
Simch LAHN (LANE) age 30 and children Beile (age 9), Abrahm (age 5), Sabse (age 3),
and Seil (age 2), coming >from Panevezys Lithuania (Ponievezh Russia) via the port
of Bremen to their husband and father Max LANE in Harrisburg, PA.

I am wondering what the Yiddish nicknames might correspond to in "American" names.

I studied Census listings and city directories for Harrisburg and noticed that
there was a Max LANE, living on Market Street for many years, who started out as a
shoemaker (and was later in the furniture business). He is listed in City
Directories >from as early as 1903.

I particularly need your help in my research for my families >from Harrisburg, PA to
identify the names >from the manifest and if they correspond to the family in the
City Directories and Census listings.

In the 1910 Census, Max (36) is living with a wife listed as Yeit (Yetta?), (age
32), children Rebecca (13), Sarah (11), Abraham (9), Edith (7), Harry (5), and
Annie (3). Max and Yeit are married at the time for 17 years and is their first
marriage. Max arrived in 1897 and was naturalized. Their total number of children
was 6, all living.

In the 1920 Census, Max (45) was living with his children Bella (22), Sarah (20),
Abraham (18), Edith (17), Harry (14) and Anna (12).

Jeff Miller, Maryland

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