Re: 1902 NYC Orphanage #usa #general


The records for the Hebrew National Orphan Home are at the American Jewish Historical Society / Center for Jewish History in NYC.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/28/2020 12:37 PM, Diane Jacobs wrote:



If I recall correctly, there is a NYC Jewish Orphanage records on the Center for Jewish History website.


There I was able to find the names of 2 of my mom's cousins who were there in 1897 after there father

died.   The Center for Jewish History did send me their admission records page.


I am not sure how they do this today as this was about 18 years when I did this.


But hope it helps.  I knew they were in an orphanage but didn't know where so just took a chance to

look it up when I found their website.


Diane Jacobs

Somerset, NJ


Subject: [] Child, FEIGE/GUSSIE lost in Transit approx 1902...arriving into New York alone


Feige aka Gussie [MATUS/MARCUS] was lost in transit  and arrived in New York in abt 1902, alone.  The story has her being 4 years old at the time but she may have been as old as 8…b 1894-1897 Panevesz Lithuania

She may not have been able to convey her last name properly when she arrived.  She was transported to an orphanage. ….? 

Somehow she eventually found family, last name Marcus and by 1925 was married to NATHANSON….she was always known as Gussie in her later life

Any suggestions on how to find Gussie’s earlier days in the orphanage or passage to New York - are most welcome

Thanks   Stay safe and well    Marcella Shames   <marcellash@...>


Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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