Re: Birth records in New York, #usa

Marcia Segal

Thank you for your help and your time! I didn't add further details before because I didn't want to presume. Here they are:

Simcha (Samuel) Siegel, b. ca. 1850--not sure of his occupation before he left Romania
Chaia (Clara) Siegal, b. ca. 1850; maiden name MERGLER

Their daughters that came with them were Chana (Annie), b. ca. 1883, and Rivke (Ray) b. ca. 1886. They came from Harlau, Romania, and settled in Carmel, New Jersey. The spelling of Siegel was given as "Segal" on the passenger manifest; as with the spelling of names and the names themselves variations are the rule.

Samuel Siegel appears in the 1892 city directory that includes Carmel. The family appears in the 1895 census for New Jersey. My guess is that Chaia was pregnant before they left Romania, and gave birth somewhere in the five boroughs before the family went to New Jersey.

Thank you again!

Best wishes,

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