Sherman or Shulman of Newburgh, Orange County, NY #scandinavia #lithuania #poland #usa

Seth Jacobson

My maternal great-grandparents, Freda and David Lewin, and their daughter Anna, emigrated to Newburgh, Orange County, NY from Suwalki (presumed origin), via Norway, where my maternal grandfather, Moritz Lewin, lived at the time. Anna, David and Freda Lewin settled in Newburgh and the family name was anglicized to Levine. David and Freda are buried at the Congregation Agudas Israel Cemetery in New Windsor, NY. David died in Newburgh in 1926, Freda in 1942.

Anna married a man with the surname Sherman (or Shulman), and had at least two sons, 
Abraham and Samuel Schulman (or Sherman), who we presume were born in the range of the years 1917-20. They may have been siblings born after them.


The family that stayed behind in Scandinavia, of which I am a descendant, has totally lost contact with the descendants in the US. We would very much like to renew that contact. Any constructive information on the potential descendants of Abraham and Samuel Schulman (or Sherman) would be much appreciated.


Seth Jacobson



I live in Fishkill, Dutchess,New York,across the Hudson River from Newburgh.  I don't know if there is any connection between your Schulman but I do know that there was a Sid Shuman that owned an Army Navy store in Beacon, NY which is one town away from Fishkill. The name rang a bell so I sent you this.  People change their name spellings too.

Catherine Pietrogallo