searching for information on family of Jake (Yankel) MUSHKAT


Jake (Yankel) MUSHKAT married my grandmother Anna (Chane) (PASSIN) SLONIMSKY on July 2, 1923, in NYC, six years after my grandfather died.  According to his naturalization papers, his DOB is May 13, 1871, and he was born in Vilna, Russia, which is possibly the birth place of my grandmother as well.  Anna died on Jan. 30, 1927, leaving behind my father, age 9, and his two older brothers.  

I am particularly interested in why Mr. Mushkat appears to have abandoned the children at that time, but any information would be appreciated.  My father was then raised by various aunts and uncles. Any information on my grandmother is also appreciated.  I learned of this marriage when I was trying to find my grandparents' marriage papers in NYC.  My father had never mentioned having a stepfather before that and had little to say about the man, other than that Mr. Mushkat sometimes took Dad to shul.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Join to automatically receive all group messages.