Looking for SCHMULOWITZ CHAIM #usa


I found recently in a passenger list from Baltimore Aug 1905 (the boat was the CHENMITZ from BREME), the name of CHAIM SCHMULOWITZ, who is supposed to be the brother of our grand-father. 
He came from Koursk in Russia, was a single born 1881 and wanted to go to Saint Louis (Minnesota) where lived his friend H. Steinberg (or Sheinberg). He was a butcher in Russia.
Could you help me to find out new elements about Chaim ? (nothing till today in naturalization records or marriage records). Perharps the name was changed...
Many thanks for your help.

Anne Gouat-Brunin

Janet Furba

Hi ask the Koursk State archive in Koursk


Hi ask the Koursk State Archive and visit their Site
Janet Furba,

Michele Lock

I don't believe the archives in Koursk would have information on what became of this Chaim Schmulowitz once he arrived in America.

In the US, a man with the original first name of Chaim mostly likely took the first name Hyman, though possibly also Herman or Harry. Of course, he may have decided to call himself by any name, but the above three are the most likely.

As for the surname Schmulowitz - He may have kept the name, and anglicized the spelling to something like Shmulovitz, or Smulovitz, or Smilovitz, or other similiar spellings. Of he may have anglicized the name even further into something like Samuels or Samuelson. 

I took a look at the ship manifest for this man, and can see that he is a butcher, and he is going to St. Louis, Missouri (not Minnesota, which is a different state). His friend H. Steinberg lives on 8th street in St. Louis. Perhaps you can find either man in the 1910 US census for St. Louis.

Good luck.
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus