Atlantic City, New Jersey - Looking for Ann and Bertha Friedman #records #usa #events

Sharon Ann Dror

I am working on our family tree and trying to find two cousins: Anna or Ann Friedman and Bertha Friedman. I hope to get lucky with your help and leads.
They lived in Atlantic City, NJ as stated in the US Census 1940.
They lived at 116 South Raleigh Avenue, Rivera Apts #4E. Household as a head with a “uncle” Abraham Brown of Poland. There is no Brown family in our tree so I don’t know him. Anna apparently worked for him as a Secretary.
Bertha and Anna have siblings: Rebecca (Friedman, Rutledge, Zimmerman) of Forest Hills, NY, Mose Friedman of Charleston, WV, and Sarah (Friedman, Osherwitz, Bogdanov). May they all rest in peace…
Rebecca, Anna and Bertha were born in Charleston, West Virginia. Their other 2 siblings were born in Russia.
Bertha was born in 1899 and Anna in 1896. Both were single. Bertha had a nickname ‘Bay’.
Their father Rabbi Samuel Friedman was one of the founders of Bnai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, WV.
US Census 1900: the whole family are listed and lived in West Virginia.
US Census 1910 - the whole family are listed and lived in West Virginia with son in law Benjamin and grandson Harry Osherwitz as well.
US Census 1920 - the whole family are listed and lived in West Virginia except for Mose.
US Census 1930 - Samuel passed away on January 31, 1930 so Mary, Anna and Bertha moved to 1027 Walton Ave, #48 Bronx, NY
US Census 1940 - Mary passed away on May 2, 1934 so Anna and Bertha moved to Atlantic City, NJ.
I want to find out where they are buried. I couldn’t find any obituary as well. I have looked everywhere and asked all living relatives, no luck.

Abraham Isaac Brown's death certificate lists Ann Friedman as the informant and Abraham has a sister Belle nee Brown Levinson. Their parents names are Sarah and Samuel Brown of Poland. He died in 1943.
I belong to many genealogy groups. Ancestry, Billiongraves, My Heritage, FamilySearch, Geni, Findagrave,, Rootspoint, etc etc etc… No luck so I am hoping this group will be a miracle!
Any information would be greatly appreciated! Please feel free to send me an email at SADror@...
Thank you so much…
Sharon Ann Dror

Cheryl Durham

Where is he buried? I am 45 min. North of AD. I might be able to find out more about him.

Cheryl A. Durham


Lee Jaffe

My Atlantic City family is buried in Rodef Sholem cemetery in Cardiff County.  I searched via FindAGrave; there  are a lot of Friedmans but no Bertha or Ann.

Lee Jaffe

Elizabeth Handler

My husband is from Ventnor City, just south of Atlantic City and I've done a bit of research there. There are a few city directories for Atlantic City on in their U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (1935, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957).
The Atlantic City Free Public Library ( has past issues of the Atlantic City Press on microfilm which I don't believe is digitized online anywhere. Perhaps you can reach out to the library and see if someone there can help you. Also, according to their website, they have additional city directories.
Could they have been buried in Philadelphia? I know my husband's extended family had and continues to have many relatives in Philly and there are quite a few Jewish cemeteries there.
Best of luck!
Elizabeth Handler
Needham, MA