Isaac LAZAROFF- London, U.K./ Connecticut, U.S.A/ Jerusalem-end of 19th cent. #usa #unitedkingdom
According to an interview given to my ultra-orthodox journalist in
Jerusalem by his Jerusalem born grandmother, her grandmother ,Gittle
ABRAMOWITZ, a widow married a British widower with 10 children.by
the name of Isaac LAZAROFF. They had lived in the (then) new and
"fancy" neighborhood of Meah Shearim in Jerusalem.
According to another family source (no records for the following or
the above) Gittle , a widow with 4 children, on her way from Europe to
New England (New Haven) did mary a British gentleman (either in the UK
or USA). In this version of the story no mention of the gentleman's
marital status. Nor is the gentleman's name mentioned.
Dates of the above marriage are not noted but Gittle arrived in the
states somewhere between 1870-1890 . In both family sources there are
strong hints to their "comfortable" financial status. By coincidence
(or not !?) there is till today a Jewellry firm in New Haven LAZAROFF
but in my correspondence with them the above story did not sound
familiar to them.
I had been in touch with the Jewish Gen. societies of Conneticut with
little results. As mentioned above, their are no official records
regarding any of the above except for an autobiography of Gittle's
deceased great grandaughter and an interview with an elderly woman
(Gittle's grandaughter) who had never left Jerusalem her whole life.
I would be happy to hear from anyone who could verify the above story.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem