Jay L Gordon
I am looking for anyone who is researching a LEVY family headed by parents Simon and Lena. They both appear to have arrived in New York around 1890 and may have married in the USA.
As of the 1900 Federal Census, they had six children living who were born in the USA. The sixth of these was Rachel/Rose, my grandfather's stepmother, born in 1899.
Other children include: Mary, Benjamin, David, Henry, Esther, Yetta/Sophie, Julius, Morris, Louis, and Jack. There may have been more. I am reasonably sure I'm not conflating two or more families here-- these names come up consistently in the 1905 and 1925 NY census, as well as the 1910, 1920, and 1940 Federal census (no luck yet with 1930).
I'd especially like to find out more about Simon and Lena. I didn't have much luck on the databases here.