Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Association #usa #general


finejeffy@...
 

I have recently been given a copy of a short memoir outlining the inception of this organization by Harris Fine, Samuel Fine, Morris Kaplan, Barnet Levin, Barnet Chazen, Moses Watsky, and Fishel Levin.It seems like a charter was granted by NY State on 3 Dec 1888. Harris Fine was married to Tillie Berestitsky.

I am not clear on where Prusina is/was; it seems like Poland although there are other towns with similar names. I haven't really located much info about this association.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate the help. I am also happy to share the document.

Thanks,
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Jeff Fine
Montclair, NJ, USA
finejeffy@...
Family names/towns
Sekuran, Bessarabia (Shecter, Eisenberg)
Igumen, Minsk, Belarus (Ekelchik, Sussman)
Minsk(?) (Fine, Z(w)erlin)
Ulanow, Poland (Hassenfeld, Laufer, Reich, Ölbaum)


Avrohom Krauss
 

It is from Pruzhany, Belarus
52°33' N 24°28' E
--
Avrohom Krauss
Kiryat Yearim (Telz-Stone) ISRAEL
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Researching: KRAUS, GOTTFRIED, MONAT from PRZEMYSL (Galicia) Poland/ KINSTLICH, GREENBERG, SCHMIDT from Tarnobrzeg, Rozwadow, Ulanow (Galicia) Poland
KLOTZ from Telsiai, Lithuania/ ROGOZIN, KAPLOWITZ, from Vyazyn, Ilya, Vilyayka, Belarus /LAPIDUS, SOKOLSKY, ROGOZIN, Maladzyechna, Belarus


Renee Steinig
 

According to the JGS (NY)'s Burial Society Database
(https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases/burialsoc-joodb)
the Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Assn. was connected to the town
that's now Pruzhany, Belarus. The society had sections at Mount
Lebanon Cemetery in Queens and United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten
Island. Mount Lebanon's online search
(https://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/search/) brings up 551 burials
in the section there, including several Fines. Harris Fine (d: 1956)
and Tillie Fine (d: 1931) are also buried at Mount Lebanon, but not on
the society's grounds.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Jeff Fine <finejeffy@...> wrote:

I have recently been given a copy of a short memoir outlining the
inception of this organization by Harris Fine, Samuel Fine, Morris
Kaplan, Barnet Levin, Barnet Chazen, Moses Watsky, and Fishel Levin.
It seems like a charter was granted by NY State on 3 Dec 1888. Harris
Fine was married to Tillie Berestitsky.

I am not clear on where Prusina is/was; it seems like Poland although
there are other towns with similar names. I haven't really located
much info about this association.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate the
help. I am also happy to share the document.


Sherri Bobish
 

Jeff,

The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan has the following records:
https://archives.cjh.org/repositories/3/resources/461
"New York (County) Hall of Records selected incorporation papers

Scope and Content Note This collection consists of microfilm, and bound photocopies of incorporation papers for all Jewish or Jewish-related organizations incorporated in New York City, 1848-1920. The types of organizations included are fraternal societies, political clubs, professional associations, synagogues, landsmanshaften, benevolent organizations, and social clubs. The entire collection has been indexed by name of the organization and, in some cases, by the European town from which the incorporators came, or by general type of organizations.

Each certificate of incorporation includes the name of the organization, the purposes or objects for which it was formed, the principal office or territory of principal operation, the names and addresses of the initial directors or trustees or officers, and the names of the incoporators."

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish