DRUCKERs of Kyiv, Ukraine (Kiev) to rabbinic line. #rabbinic

Alison Drucker

Hi, I have no previous experience researching rabbinic line; hoping for help.
   My surname is DRUCKER, shared by my paternal grandfather, who
always said he was from a rabbinic line.  (More about him below). So
far I have come across 2 possible leads.
    First, an article from Pittsburgh about a Sol DRUCKER descriged as
"the son of Rabbi Lazarus DRUCKER and Sarah DRUCKER, a direct lineal
descendant of Reb. Chaim VOLOZHINER, the founder of the VOLOZHINER
Yeshivah."  Any way to connect my grandfather to that line?
    Second, at the surname database of the Museum of the Jewish People
(now ANU) in Tel Aviv, the entry on DRUCKER mentions a 19th C.
Galician scholar (but does NOT say rabbi) named Markus (Mordechai)
DRUCKER.  With help of Jewish Gen, I learned of a 1934 book with a bio
of him and was able to get that bio from a library in Germany.  it
said he was born in Stryy, Ukraine (Stryj in 1934) on Jan. 4, 1854
under the name Mordechai Ben Yehuda Leibush DRUCKER; he was a Talmudic
scholar who had books published in Lviv, Ukraine (Lvov) around 1904
and was still alive in 1934.
     My paternal grandfather was Harry DRUCKER, born in Kyiv, Ukraine
(Kiev) around 1880 to father Haskel.  He was estranged from his family
and I know very little about him before he married Anna ALTERMAN after
he came to the U.S.  He came sometime between 1897 and 1905 and may
have spent years in Canada before entering the U.S.  So far, I have
not been able to locate any naturalization papers for him, which might
lead to more info.
     Thanks for any suggestions.
Alison Drucker




Regarding Harry Drucker's naturalization papers, perhaps this index card lead you to the actual petition, 

Giannis Daropoulos 


Mike Coleman

Hi Giannis,

Ancestry has a number of hits for a Harry Drucker of this vintage and born in "Russia", generally with his father I.D.ed as Norman.....


Mike Coleman  London U.K.

Molly Staub

I went to school with a girl named Doris Drucker (the only time I heard that name). This was in Philadelphia in the 1940s-1950s. The family lived on Christian Street, either the 5800 or 5900 block. I was born in 1937 and she was in my grade. Check the 1940 Census or the upcoming 1950 Census (which my mother worked on).

Good luck,
Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL

Researching AROST, BERENSON, SOIFERMAN, SHTOFMAN in Philadelphia

David Seldner

Rabbi David Drucker (approx. 1518-1600), son of Shlomo Ashkenazi Luria and Dinah Rappaport, married to Kendel Isserles (sister of the REMA, Moses Isserles) was the father-in-law of Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen, the famous so-called King of Poland for one night.
There is lots of information on genealogical sites.
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany


Hi Alison.

I am intrigued by your post. My great-great grandmother Sarah Drucker (at age 22) married her second husband Simon Greenberg in Philadelphia in 1884.  I have reason to believe she dispensed with her first husband's surname (Wallach)          , and used her maiden name Drucker.  She came from "Austria," with 2 children -- Anna and Joseph -- but I haven't yet figured out from where in Galicia.  Sarah Drucker was also called Miriam, a middle name.  The family made their way to Chicago, and my grandmother spoke of a "Tante Drucker" in Chicago, and I can identify some Drucker relatives and descendants in Chicago.

I understand that Drucker was a common name in Galicia, and this is a long-shot, but wanted to reply.

Any chance  there's red hair in your family? We have 1 photo of Sarah Drucker, in case you want to see if any resemblance. :-) 

Ann Rubin