Re: Brooklyn family

Diane Jacobs

Here are some of the options you have to do research in NYC


l.   for passenger manifests, NYC vital records, NY State census records.

2.     the mormon site which is free but you have to register and keep your name

and password handy as it has to be put in every two weeks or so.

3.    which is a paid site but you can probably access it using a large public or

university library.


The last two have US census records from 1860 to 1940.


This should keep you busy for while.


Diane Jacobs



From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Richard Gross
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [] Brooklyn family


10 January 2020

This is my first post and I hope someone will be able to assist me. I’m working on my husband’s family tree and history and need to find out more about some of his family who emigrated from Leeds, England to New York.

Samuel Gross and his wife, Jessie nee Sloman, were married on 19 January 1859 in Leeds and left almost immediately for America. They lived in Brooklyn where their four children were born viz. Hyman (1861); Rebecca (1865); Solemon Richard (1871) and Reuben (9 Feb 1875).

Hyman married Lillian (born April 1867 in Pennsylvania) and they had two sons; Walter E (11 June1890-March 1964) and Howard J (12 July1897). Walter married Anne Strasser (May 1899, New York) and they had two sons; Stanley (1923) and Harold (1925).

I think Rebecca married Abraham Goldsmith but I’m not sure of this.

Solomon Richard married Etta but I don’t know any more about this couple.

I know nothing more about Reuben.

If anyone can help further I’d be most appreciative.

Beulah Gross (in Australia)

Diane Jacobs

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