Gnendelmen family in New York City #usa

Brian wiatrak

Looking for descendants of Max (Mordka) and Baijla(Bela) nee Wiatrak who moved to NYC from Darrow’s Gorniecza,Poland around 1900. 2 daughters Itka (Yetta) and Faigla (Fannie). After 1930 census nor record of them. Bela’s parents were my great grandparents, came to the USA in 1926, Ezyk Shlama Wiatrak (Solomon) and Tauba Gitl (Gertrude) nee Miodownik. All of them were from Zarki originally then Dabrowa Gorniecza, although Tauba Gitl was from Bedzin.  Ezyk Shlama and Tauba Gitl settles in Detroit joining there other children, this is where I’m from.

Sherri Bobish

Hi Brian,

I found them on the 1940 census, still living in The Bronx.  Surname indexed as Max Gnendelman.  Wife Bela, daughter Fannie.

According to Social Security records Max passed on

25 May 1950.

Yetta applied for naturalization in 1925.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Sherri Bobish


Found this interesting State Department item about Fannie GNENDELMAN.  I've removed all names except Fannie's.


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Mr. Angus Ward, chief of the consular sec- 
tion of the American Embassy in Moscow, after 
3 weeks in Lwow consulting American citizens 
who were caught there and arranging for 
Soviet exit visas for them through the Embassy 
at Moscow, succeeded in having 30 such Ameri- 
can citizens leave by train on January 20, for 
the frontier station of Sniatyn (U. S. S. K.) 
and Oraseni (Rumania). 

Arrangements for them to enter Rumania 
without Rumanian visas were made with the 
Rumanian Government through the good offices 
of the American Legation at Bucharest. 

The American Legation at Bucharest reports 
that the following American citizens passed 
the Soviet frontier from Sniatyn to Oraseni on 
January 21, 1940, and reached Bucharest on the 
afternoon of January 22 : 

Fannie Gnendelman. 

The names given above are believed to be the 
same persons whose names and addresses are 
given below :

Gnendelman, Fannie, 2095 Morris Avenue, 

Bronx, N. Y. 


Amazing detective work!
Reba Harris Solomon
CHARAS- Tyrawa Woloska
METZGER-Ustrzyki Dolne + Posada, Nowy Miasto

Brian wiatrak

Thank you Sherri. Maybe we can communicate off line?  Brian.wiatrak@...