Albany advice needed #usa


Herbert Lazerow
 

          I am looking to push the whereabouts of the Morris Brown family of Albany earlier than 1900.  Here is what I have gleaned, mostly from census returns or their Albany tombstones at Beth El Jacob:
          Morris (Moshe) Brown b. around 1840 immigrated 1861-1865 naturalized 1875 d. 1920 m. 1865-66 or around 1880 Rose (Raizel) b. 1840-1850 immigrated 1864 d. 1918. Rose had 9 children, all alive in 1910. I have been able to identify Bessie (1869) m. Kellert and Browns Herman (1882), Alfred (1883-84), Jacob (1886), Harry (1888), Joseph (1891) and possibly Mrs. Fannie Brody (though I cannot find her in any census). I have exact birth dates for most of these children. All the boys were born in Albany.
          I cannot find online any reference to any of them before the 1900 census.  They do not appear as Brown or Braun in the 1892 NY census. Their great-grandson questions whether their name in Russia was Brown. I have not found any Albany City Directories before 1900 online, nor an index to Albany births. A quick search for Morris Brown at nyhistoricnewspapers.org 1890-1900 for Albany County produced no results.
          What is the best way to trace this family before 1900 to discover whether the original name was Brown and, if not, what it might have been?
Bert
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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110 U.S.A.
(619)260-4597 office, (858)453-2388 cell, lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (2d ed. Carolina Academic Press 2020)

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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110
lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)

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