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According to family lore my great great grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ
, a widow with 4 children, an english gentleman by the name of Isaac
All we supposedly know is that LAZAROFF, reported to have been wealthy
and presumably religious, was looking for a shidduch (match) after
losing his first wife with whom he supposedly had 9-10 children.
According to this family story, told by Gittle's grandaughter (who
passed away many years ago) Gittle and Isaac lived in the new "fancy"
neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem.
This may be connected to another family story about Gittle that on the
way to the USA from Novarodok ( Russia) she met a British man and
travelled with him to New Haven, Ct. and somewhere along the line
Supposedly, Gittle and her first husband were silversmiths in Russia
and again, supposedly she continued her trade in New Haven. She was
known to have travelled between the states and Jerusalem several times
as she had sent two of her sons, Kalman and Mayer to Jerusalem after
arriving to the states towards the latter part of the 19th cent.
Interestingly, there is a family of Jewellers in New Haven by the name
of LAZAROFF but when I contacted them they were not aware of the above
If anyone is familiar with the above Isaac LAZAROFF or Gittle, I would
be happy to hear.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem