Cohn/Kohn family Poland-New York and New Jersey #general


Family Iwaniski
 

Dear all

I am looking for the Kohn/Cohn family >from New Jersey(possibly Vineland). I haven't
been able to find any records about them Father Laibush Cohn immigrated to USA
from Poland after WO1(Lodz/Iwaniska) died around 1968-1970 in Queens (old-age home,
possibly Far Rockaway or Bel Harbor) and his sons Bernard, Murry and Eli.
I know Eli was married to Leona and had two daughters.

Thanks
F. Iwaniski


Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

F. Iwaniski is looking for the Kohn/Cohn family >from New Jersey, and mentioned that
Laibush Cohn died around 1968 to 1970 in Queens, New York. Bernard, Murry and Eli
were the names of his sons.

Obviously, the surnames Kohn and Cohn are too common to easily track except when
paried with very unusual first names, which may not be the case here.

The easiest thing to do first is check the on-line databases for Mount Ararat,
Mount Zion, Mount Hebron, Mount Carmel, Mount Lebanon, Mount Judah, Montefiore, and
New Montefiore Cemeteries, and also JOWBR. If he finds Laibush, the cemetery
should be able to provide some information about the next of kin, including where
they lived, which should help narrow things down even though it's old information.
(I concede that it also may depend on the mood of the person who answers the phone
in the cemetery office.) With a little luck, like annual care payments to maintain
the grave, the cemetery will have more recent information, but 40 years later, his
sons may have also died and the process may have to be repeated in some form.

If Laibush is not in an on-line listing and Iwaniski lives in the New York City
area, he can obtain the date of death and the death certificate number >from the
N.Y.C. death indices in room 103 of the main branch of New York Public Library (if
not, maybe somebody can check for him?), and then obtain the death certificate from
the N.Y.C. Department of Health. It will have the cemetery name.

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ira Martin Leviton
in the New York City area, he can obtain the date of death and the death
certificate number >from the N.Y.C. death indices in room 103 of the main branch of
New York Public Library


As mentioned in a posting yesterday, the New York City Death Index is in Room 119
at the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. It indexes deaths
to 1982 with only 1967 missing. It will give the name, the age, the date of death,
the borough, and the certificate number. It also notes if there were special
circumstances such as a medical examiner's investigation. The earlier years are on
microfilm and the later years in book form.

(By the by don't go to Room 103 -- that is microforms in the south west corner of
the building where you can find newspapers and telephone books. It's the opposite
end of the building >from the genealogy rooms --121 and 119 -- where you find
resources including the vital records index, census, city directories plus the
databases and other reference materials.

I do look ups for people when I am in Manhattan.

Allan Jordan