Isaac LAZAROFF-Turn of the cent. London/Ct.USA/Jerusalem-1900 approx #unitedkingdom #usa #israel

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Family rumour has it that my great great grandmother, Gittle
ABRAMOWITZ married (second marriage for both) a British widower by the
name of Isaac LAZAROFF (spelling ? no records). This LAZAROFF was
supposedly "wealthy" (in Jerusalem turn of the century life style) and
had some ther heren children from his late wife. She may have been
financially "comfortable" as she was supposedly a silversmith in Ct.
and seems to have travelled back and forth between Ct. and Jerusalem
to visit her son Mayer ABRAMOWITZ ( my great grandfather) whom she had
sent there after she came to New Haven.

Eventually the above Isaac and my ancestress lived in the "fancy" new
religious neighborhood , "Mea Shearim" in Jerusalem.

As this is strictly family lore it is combined with other family
stories such as that Gittle left Novarodok, as a widow with 4 orphans
around 1880-1890 to Ct., USA, via Liverpool and supposedly married a
gentleman she met in Liverpool either in England or Ct.

I have a very strong reason that Gittle may have been a HOROWITZ from
birth in Novarodok as there many connections with the Novarodok
HOROWITZs who emigrated to Ct. around the turn of the cent. and
another branch who emigrated to Petach Tikva (Israel) around the same

As all the above is based on family lore without records I would
appreciate hearing from anyone knowing about the above.


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem