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Only first name known, unknown last name in New Jersey #usa #names


Marilyn Robinson
 

Several years ago, I found a September, 1963 letter addressed to my maternal grandmother, Gussie Levine Schultz, signed by a nephew, "Peter". He referred to my grandmother as his "aunt". The  letter was from West-Long Branch, NJ., but no street address was listed. It was signed as, "Peter & Elise & children (three of them)". One of the children's names mentioned, was "Roland"; no other names were included in the note.

A couple of my grandmother's siblings were from NJ & perhaps this was one of their families (perhaps grandchildren), but I've never heard of these people.

The last names of NJ relatives that I know of were: REICHMAN (or RICHMAN)--(two sisters, married to two brothers & their families), TAUFIELD, NASAR.

I have tried using first name only (Peter, Roland, & Elise) on both Ancestry & FamilySearch,& as well as with the above last names, along with West-Long Branch, NJ, but have not found anything.

Can anyone make any suggestions on how to pursue these unknown relatives?

Marilyn Robinson


Sarah L Meyer
 

Let's see if Peter was a nephew and had children in 1963, he may have been born in the 30's so he was probably not married yet.  And city directories usually have husband and wife but no children.  Have you tried searching for a city directory in NJ in the 1960's with a Peter and Elise?  And have you used wild cards in your search so R*chman.  Now if you are trying to find him in the 1940 census I would use Peter R*chman and living in NJ.

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Ellen
 

You could try city directories from the period, though it would require browsing through them to see if you can locate a Peter with an Elise, or a Roland, etc.  I see that the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library in NJ has copies of city directories for West Long Branch for the period 1961-1965.  See https://npl.org/collections-services/charles-f-cummings-new-jersey-information-center/guide-to-nj-city-directories/  The NY Public Library also has Monmouth County white pages from that time period.

Unfortunately, none of these directories appear to be accessible online.  


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Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Ellen
 

After I sent my last message, I found a Peter Goldberg (1905-1982) in a family tree on Ancestry.  His wife's name was Elise, and they had three children (names are private).  They are buried in Oceanport, Monmouth County, NJ.  Peter's mother was Mildred (Millie) Levine Goldberg, born 1881.   

Hope this helps.

Ellen

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Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Sonja Marder nee Reichman
 

does any of this help?  https://www.geni.com/people/Gus-LEVINE-LEURIE/6000000001923944558

sonja marder nee reichman


stillreads@...
 

You might use Steve Morse's website to search census records using first name only, if you are still looking. I saw him speak about how he did this in his presentation about searching for Renee Kaufman, which I think will be presented again in the next few days..

Susan Ginsburg Brundage
searching for Ginsburg, Levine, Kvas or Quass, Mindlin, Portnoy, Malatzky