JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to break thought my 33 year block, SYNER / ZINER #general

David Syner

I'm trying to break thought my 33 year block in finding where this side of
my family came from.
My ggGrandfather Eleazar ZINER come to US in 1881. He was the son of
Joshua/Jeshua/Yehoshua and Chaze/Chaje and born 1849 in Russia. He appears
in the NY City Directory of 1882-86 living at 37 Essex Street, NYC,
working as a Teacher at Talmud Torah 38 Hester. >from 1886/87-1904 in the NY
City Directory he has changed his name to Louis Siner (the same name that
reads on his head stone in the Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, in
the Love Of Israel-Congregation Ahavath Yeshurun / Aahavs (Ahavas) ­ for
which the Rev. Ben Siller, 1011 East 28th was the last listed care taker
of this Society). At this time in 1887 Louis is now living at 40 Ludlow.
In addition to be listed as a Teacher he is also listed as Sexton.

*I have his Death Cert. I have been unable to locate his arrival records.
But as I understand it most of those records were destroyed in a fire. I
don't know if there would be voting records that would help. I don't know
if there's any records of the Temple he taught at. Would there be
somewhere to learn more about him as a teacher during his time in the
Temple. I would love clues to help uncover more information so that I can
learn where he came >from Russia.

His wife, Elka KATZ-ZINER (parents Meyer KATZ and Malka AVES), born 1840,
died soon after her 1881 arrival in NYC, 1881, in Nov 22, 1885 from
Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Her headstone was replaced at some point at the
Washington Cemetery because it's smaller and it say she is wife, mother
and Grandmother -which to me means it was replaced after her 'only' son,
Isadore (born in 1882, married 1902) had children. Elka is buried in the
same general area as Louis but the cemetery tells me that 4 rows over or
so where she is buried is called Solomon Lodge Society.

*I have her death certificate. Otherwise I seem to be at a dead end on
where my search continues with Elka.

Louis and Elka's Son, Isadore, was born at home on March 16, 1882, at
Clinton St., New York City. He married Rebecca Smaltz November 15, 1904 at
126 Clinton St., New York City.

*I have searched and searched (as has Judith Caplan) for Isidore's birth
record with no success. I do have a copy of his marriage certificate.
There was rumors that there might have been a brother Morris and a sister

Lewis remarried, a Annie Bergman (I don't know if Bergman is her 1st
married name or her maiden name) in New York City in 1888 ( I have a copy
of the marriage certificate). Annie was born August 1849 or 1855 in
Russia; she immigrated also in 1881. I know nothing more of her after what
I found on the 1900 census, that states Lewis Shiner, age 50, and Annie
Shiner, age 45,lived 35 Essex Street NYC with her son Thomas Bergman, age
20 (born October 1879, also immigrated in 1881) who was listed as head of
house. After Lewis' /Louis' death in 1904 I can't find any further
records on Annie (death, etc.). What became of Thomas Bergman?

*I found a Thomas Bergman in the 1910/20 US census who married a Mollie
Goodman. As of right know that doesnšt look like the right Thomas
Bergman. The only marriage Certificate I could find that was close "Toni
Bugman" aka Tom Birgman-Mollie Goodman marriage record, in Brooklyn listed
his father's name as Abraham and his mother's name as Mary Cohen.

Thanks in advance for any clues / help.
'David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

Researching SINER/ZINNER New York, Russia SCHMALTZ / SCHMALZNew York, Detroit
Luna,Grodno, Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus )
Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA / BELLINSKY Libau, Latvia , Mohilew NEWMAN
Detroit NEIMAN/NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ Krasosielc, Poland, Warshaw
MELTZER, Detroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or Gatrinslove (sp), Russia,

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