My great grandfather, Joseph Nathan Gellis, owned a tailor shop in the
Bronx in the early 1900s. It was called "The Three Gs Tailor Shop."
I'm not sure if that is the exact name, but it was "Three Gs." The
second "G" was Nathan's brother Abraham. The third "G" was a total
mystery for many years until recently. I discovered that there was a
third brother, according to the 1905 NY state census. His name was
Sonie. He was born about 1871. He also was a tailor. Sonie does not
show up any place else. I can't find any records for him, except that
one census. It's like he vanished.
The tailor shop, according to my Aunt Gerty (Nathan's daughter), was "at
Tremont Ave. near Honeywell & 180th St. It backed onto 'The Elsmere
Court', a very fancy elevated building on Southern Blvd. & 180th St."
There is no one alive in the family who would know anything about the
tailor shop or Sonie Gellis. I'm hoping someone may have knowledge of
the tailor shop and/or of Sonie. I've tried to find info on both with
Thanks in advance for any help.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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