Looking for Schurs from Mobile, Alabama #usa #general


I'm looking to see if anyone knows anything about Schurs who lived in Mobile, Alabama in the early 1900s. My 2nd great grandmother and her sister were Schurs and lived in Mobile, and we've heard from family lore that originally they had a brother who lived in this area, which is why they eventually settled there as well.

Unfortunately there are a lot of holes. We don't know his first name, or if he kept the name Schur. We think he moved to Utah and had no further contact with the family. As far as we know the family was originally from the Ekaterinoslav Gubernia in Ukraine in what was then the Russian Empire.

This is really like searching for a needle in a haystack, but I want to research every possible lead I can. If anyone has any information please let me know!

Thank you!
Avery Buie


I lived in Mobile in the 1960’s.  Although I don’t recognize the names (they could have married) it was a very tight knit  Jewish Community.  Dauphin Street Synagogue may have records.  

Vicki Renert Peisner
researching Renert, Newman, Gelman, Korshinsky, Bernstein, Talsky in Galicia, Kiev, Ukraine, Bukovina

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If you can find your gggm and her sister on a ship's manifest it may give the name of the person they were going to  in the US and confirm they were going to Mobile.

How was the Schur surname for your gggm and her sister spelled in early Mobile records as that may be a clue to the brother's surname.

"Early 1900s"--check census records to find out where these two women were living.  Did they live with their brother at first?  Did they marry in Mobile.  In general, researching them may provide clues.  Also, such research may confirm where they were from.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI