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Locating NYC Butcher Shop Licenses and Records #usa #records


Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

my ggg-grandfather Nathan MINKOWITZ (c. 1848-1917) worked as a butcher
in the Lower East Side from the mid-1890s to about 1910 and had a shop
on 126 Monroe St. I know his store was involved in the 1902 Kosher
Meat Strike (the Forward translated am article from the strike that
mentioned a butcher shop at 126 Monroe), but not what exactly happened
to him and his store during the strike.

What I'm wondering is if it's possible for me to locate any official
NYC records about Nathan and his butcher shop, like a butchers license
or something related to his shop. And if such documentation exists,
would it be possible to order a copy sent to me or would I have to
wait for COVID to end and visit some NYC office in person?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

From,
Jacob Heisler
Norwalk, CT


Carl Kaplan
 

There was a webinar recently about the meat strike, given by Scott D. Seligman, who wrote a book on the subject (the book came out in October). You might want to contact him.

http://greatkoshermeatwar.com/
--
Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia


Rebecca Racer
 

So interesting you brought this up. I was looking through the NARA archives for citizenship records from the 40’s and within some of the holdings in the NY branch are USDA records for butcher shops. My GGF owned a butcher shop in NYC also so it was interesting for me. I know this isn’t the time period you’re looking for but do a search in the NARA archives

Rebecca Racer


WALTER SPECTOR
 

Does anyone know the file or link  that contains the NYC Butcher Shop Licenses and Records?
My Becker and Seltzer families were butchers in NYC and Brooklyn from the 1910s to the 1940s.
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Walter Spector
Philadelphia
Searching:
SPECTOR- Zaslov (Izyaslov) Volhynia Gub. Ukraine-Woodbine NJ-Phila. PA;
EBY (AB)-  Rushany, Grodno Gub. Belarus-Woodbine NJ- Phila.PA;       
BECKER-  Klevan, Rovno Phila. PA Brooklyn NY:   GREENSTEIN-Boston MA:
SELTZER (ZELTZER)Rovno, Klevan, Alexandria; Poland-Brooklyn NY
LONDE, LANDAU, LONDON, LANDER, Proskrov- Phila. PA
PITKOWSKI Rushany, Grodno Gub. STEINBERG –Los Angeles CA  ROTHSTEIN (Rotstein)  Phila. PA;
Rudofsky Boston