Also seeking background documents/information about the immigration of Abraham Mandelstam.
Granted citizenship on October 1, 1894, Vol. 3, p. 798, Common Pleas Court in New Haven, Connecticut.
Jacob Madelstein is listed on p. 793 of same volume. I wonder if he and Abraham are related, even thous surnames don't match exactly. I believe the correct surname is Mandelstein/Mendelstein.
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus
I don't find any MANDELSTAM in New Haven, but there is an Abraham MENDELSTEIN / MANDELSTEIN who lived there at the same time as Jacob.
This FindAGrave page has a photo of Abraham MENDELSTEIN'S tombstone. The Hebrew should include Abraham's father's name. Do you know the name of Jacob's father?
Abraham was born 1864 in Russia, wife Lena or Sarah L., their son Myer, born in CT, Myer married Dorothy. Other two children of Abraham are Samuel and Ida, both born CT.
Abraham was a junk dealer, sometimes listed as rag dealer, and furniture dealer.
Around 1910 both Abraham and Jacob lived on Oak St.
Good luck in your search,
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