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1 wife, 2 husbands, children from both marriages, same years #usa


Trudy Barch
 

Hi genners,  happy and healthy New Year to everyone.  May 2021 bring your successful research.

 

I have a wife, Adelaide Ruth Rittenberg (maiden name) with 2 husbands (Bry and Samson) with children from both husbands. Only problem, the years are over lapping each other. I found them in Massachusetts and New York.     I use FamilySearch.org and think that I found everything possible on all 3 adults.   

Any further suggestions for me?    Are any of these names part of your family?

 

Trudy Barch   Florida


Stephen Weinstein
 

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 12:41 PM, Trudy Barch wrote:
I have a wife, Adelaide Ruth Rittenberg (maiden name) with 2 husbands
If your wife has 2 husbands, you should divorce her.  And are you including yourself as one of the two, or is it two in addition to you?  This was my first joke of the year.

My real answers are:

1. Ages are often misreported, so the year of birth that you calculate from someone's age is often not right.  Seeing that two individual's reported ages theoretically correspond to the same year of birth does not mean anything.  The actual years may not overlap.  For example, a person reported to be 30 years old in 1940 could have been born after a person reported to be 30 years old in 1950.

2. Are you sure it is just one wife?  Could it be two different women with similar (or identical) names?
 
3. If you have exact dates of birth, how many months apart are they?  It is possible for a woman to get pregnant in April, her husband to die later that year, the baby to be born in January, the woman to remarry and get pregnant again in March (especially if the baby is exclusively bottle-fed, less likely if breastfed because ovulation takes longer to restart), and give birth that December, so there really are 2 babies born in the same calendar year to the same woman with different fathers (without any adultery or bigamy).
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Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
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m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

I found Adelaide Ruth Rittenberg living with her parents in 1910 Born in Mass.
Home in 1910: Bronx Assembly District 35, New York, New York
Street: W 184th St
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There are two marriage records 
Name
Adelaide Rittenberg
Spouse
Henry Samson
Marriage
26 Jan 1915 Manhattan, New York, USA
 
Name: Adelaide G Rittenberg
Gender: Female
Marriage License Date: 19 Jan 1915
Marriage License Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Spouse: Henry Samson
License Number: 1602
 
 
Name
Adelaide Rittenberg
Spouse
Martin E Bry
Marriage
2 Jun 1919 Manhattan, New York, USA
Name: Martin E Bry
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1919
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Spouse: Adelaide Rittenberg
Certificate Number: 15193

If you need any help on ancestry, pls email me directly. Glad to help.
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Trudy,

It seems that there were two Adelaide RITTENBERGs, both born in Massachusetts and lived later in NYC (one in Manhattan & the other in The Bronx.)

Adelaide R. Rittenberg born 1891 (parents Louis & Lillie.)  The Bronx family.

Adelaide G. Rittenberg born 1894 (parents Isaac &  Annie Marks.  Later census give mother as Belle.)  The Manhattan family.

Adelaide G. Rittenberg married Henry Samson in NYC 26 Jan 1915.

I believe it was Adelaide R. Rittenberg who married Martin Edwin BRY in NYC 2 Jun 1919.
A January 2, 1918 notice in the NY Herald announced the engagement of MIss Adelaide Rittenberg (dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Rittenberg) to Lt. M. Edwin BRY.  No mention of any previous marriage.

Hope this helps, and Happy New Year,

Sherri Bobish


m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

I think there might be 2 Adelaide Rittenbergs. I found listings for Ada Rittenberg with different birth dates:

Name: Ada Rittenbag Samson

Gender: Female

Age: 34

Birth Date: 24 Jul 1890

Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts

Residence Place: New York City, New York

Passport Issue Date: 17 Mar 1925

Spouse: Henry Samson

Has Photo: Yes

 

 

Name: Ada Bry

Social Security Number: 150-36-2293

Birth Date: 19 Nov 1894

Issue Year: 1962

Issue State: New Jersey

Last Residence: 10021, New York, New York, New York, USA

Death Date: 17 Dec 1990

 

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Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine