Re: NYC Street Peddler Licenses #usa

Linda Habenstreit

That’s a great idea! I’d like to know this as well. My paternal grandfather Refuel HEBENSTREIT made the voyage to the US from Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria, with his friend, Moses SHERBER. I searched for SHERBER and I found him living at 280 Monroe in NYC, NY, in 1916 and his occupation was peddler. I would like to know if this SHERBER is the same person who traveled with my paternal grandfather. 

In addition, my paternal grandfather and his friend listed different people they were going to stay with upon arrival in NYC. SHERBER was going to his friend Mandeus GRAF at 141-143 Attorney Street, NY, NY.  

Mr. Stower, I see the surname GRAFF as one of your ancestral surnames. Is Mandeus GRAF one of your ancestors? It would be interesting if we were connected somehow through these people. Thanks!


HEBENSTREIT—Rawa Ruska/Belzec, Galicia, Austria
REITZFELD—Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
STECKMAN—Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria
BECKER—Liczkowce, Galicia, Austria

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