Re: Trying to break a brick wall to find living relatives in the US... #general #usa #belarus

Renee Steinig

Gregory Engels <Gregory.Engels@...> asked about the daughters of Rose GORDIN (1885-1969) and Jacob ETKIN (1887-1953) of New York -- Annie LASTMAN (1909-1993), Florence ETKIN (1912-1975), Sylvia (Nov 1917-?), and Lillian (Nov. 1919-?).

In Ancestry's New York birth index, I found a Sylvia ETKIN born 19 Jan. 1918 in Brooklyn, then searched further for a Sylvia with that birth date. Found in the California death index:

Social Security #: 088124395 [a NY Social Security number]
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1918
Death Date: 22 Jun 1968
Death Place: Alameda
Mother's Maiden Name: GORDON

An obituary found on confirms that she's the right person. It mentions husband George J. ALBERT and children Paul, Robert and Frederick ALBERT, all of Oakland CA; mother Rose ETKIN of Floral Park NY; sisters Ann LASTMAN, Florence ETKIN, and Lillian TEITZMAN, all of New York. Sylvia died in San Leandro CA and is buried at Home of Eternity Cemetery in Oakland.

Sylvia's three sons' births are listed in Ancestry's California Birth Index ( Search for surname ALBERT and mother's name ATKIN.

This is probably Lillian:

born 6 Nov 1919 Brooklyn
married Benjamin TEITZMAN (1918-1994)
died 14 Apr 2002
buried Cedar Park Cemetery, New Jersey

Listings on suggest a connection to Peter Alan TEITZMAN (1943- 2003). He's on a tree on Ancestry; try writing the tree's submitter.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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