Where did Aphraim Land in Durham, NC came from? #poland #galicia #lithuania #russia


kosfiszer8@...
 

I am trying to find the roots in Europe of Aphraim Land that lived in Durham. He passed in 1927 and his wife Sarah Gordon passed in 1929. The 1900, 1910 and 1920 census shows they came from Russia. The oldest daughter came also from Russia and never married. I have not been able to find out any immigration or naturalization papers for the 3 of them.
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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


kevinossey@...
 

Hi Angel,
Look at the Beth El Synagogue, Durham website. Both of them are buried in the cemetery and their headstones are pictured as well as short bios of each of them and her brother and his family.
They came from Kiev.
Hope this helps.
Kevin Ossey 
Greensboro, NC

Website: https://betheldurham.org/cemetery/


The Becker's Email
 

To confirm the  Kiev location, you could order daughter Jennie's social security application as she would have been required to list her place of birth.   Her SSN is available on her death cert.  or the SSDI.

Given that Aphraim was naturalized by 1900,  it is unlikely there would be much detail in his declaration/petition.  According to the USGenWeb Archives website for NC, there are 2 boxes that contain naturalization records: Alien, Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1882-1904; 2 Fibredex boxes. I checked familysearch.org and these have been microfilmed but not digitized.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI