According to an interview given to a Jerusalem Charedi (ultra-orthox)
by his grandmother, her grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ ( a widow,)
married an Isaac LAZAROFF, a Britsh widower with 10 children.
According to the interview, they were both "comfortable" (financially
and lived in the new and fancy neighborhood of Meah Shearim,
inJerusalem. (This was at the beginning of the 20th cent.).
There are no records for this marriage and according to family stories
it could have taken place in England or the USA (New Haven,Ct.).
According to another family source the story is related that on her
way from Europe to New Haven Gittle did marry a British gentleman but
in this version, the fact that he was a widower with ten children was
omitted as was her residence, with him, in Jerusalem. Though both
sources hint to a "comfortable" standard of living.
As our family, (my cousin, the above orthodox journalist) have no
official records for the above I would be happy if the above stories
sound familiar to anyone.
In the past I had been in touch with the Jewish Gen. societies in
Connecticut. By coincidence ( or not !?) there is a Jewellry firm in
New Haven (where Gittle lived) by the name of LAZAROFF but in a
correspondence with the owners today the above story did not sound
familiar to them.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem
The above story