Re: Siblings with different surnames #hungary #slovakia

Moishe Miller

For those with roots in Boro Park (Brooklyn, NY), you may have heard of Ahron Miller, known as the "Bobover Mohel". His brother was Herschel Newman. I was told that when Herschel was getting his papers, he was asked if his parents had a civil marriage. He replied that they only had a Jewish marriage. He was then asked if his maternal grandparents had a civil marriage, to which he again replied that it was only under Jewish law. And so, Herschel's surname was the maiden name of his maternal grandmother. His brother Ahron, he was not questioned, retained the Miller surname.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

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