JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Divorced in the U.S., but not married in the U.S. #general

Liz Hanellin

Hello all,

I recently posted asking about my g-grandparents divorce and my g-grandmother's
subsequent remarriage. I wanted to give you an update.

Thanks to the help and advice of several people on this list, I was able to locate
my g-gm Rebecca and her second husband Louis, living with my HANELLIN grandparents
in the 1930 census. The transcriptions of their last names was very "creative" and
this was an instance where wildcard searching came to the rescue (thank you,
Johanna!) -- HANELLIN was spelled Hanelben, and POPKIN was spelled Tapken! Learning
from the 1930 census that Popkin's first name was Louis helped me also find them in
the 1925 NYS census, listed as Poppin, and with Rebecca's first name listed as
Beccie (another creative spelling).

This narrows my searching for divorce and (re)marriage records >from twenty years
(1920-1940) down to five (1920-1925)! Incidentally, Rebecca's birthdate was Nov.25,
1881 and she died on Nov. 1 1962. I have conflicting birthdates for her first
husband, Philip SCHANES -- Aug. 1876 (death certificate) and March 10, 1875
(Social Security), but I know he died on Aug 7, 1945. Louis POPKIN seems to have
been about four years older than Rebecca, but I have no confirmed dates. It turns
out that Rebecca and Philip are both buried in Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY,
but not near each other and with different burial societies.

Many thanks for your help!

Liz Hanellin

Also searching: FRANKENTHALER and SHUKET

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