Searching Anna RUBINSTEIN/ BOGUS N.Y. Connection #general


To all JewishGenners:
I am getting a little closer to finding Chana/Anna RUBINSTEIN (daughter of
Mendel RUBINSTEIN) who was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in the 1890's and
immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. In the 1920 Federal Census for New York
State was the following for New York County (Manhattan):

Anna RUBINSTEIN, "age 22, single, occupation: dressmaker"
Birthplace: "Grodner, Russia/Poland"
Mother tongue: "Yiddish"
Date of immigration & status: "1914, alien"
Relationship to head of household: "boarder"

Head of household: "Abraham BOGUS, age 39, tailor, Grodner, Russia/Poland"
Other residents: "wife, Minnie BOGUS, age 36, daughters Sadie, age 12, Ida,
age 1 and sons Alex, age 9 and baby boy (name illegible) age 7 months,
Grodner, Russia/Poland"
Additional boarder: "Sonia KASHDAN, occupation: egg counter"

I would like to talk to anyone in the BOGUS family who might know anything
about Anna RUBINSTEIN. According to the Social Security Death Index, Alexander BOGUS was born in 1910 and died in 1961. Anna was the only member
of the RUBINSTEIN family who left Lithuania before the Holocaust. The rest
of the family was killed, except two members - one was my mother. Btw, does
anyone know if "Grodner" at that time referred to anyone >from the vicinity
of Grodno Gubernia, and was Vilna included in reference to this?

Shirley Flaum


I know it's been many years, but I just joined this board. Alexander BOGUS was my 1st cousin 2x removed. I don't know about anyone name RUBENSTEIN, but I am still in touch with one of Alexander's sons. He is on Ancestry also. If you're still active here and have not received an answer, I can see if the son knows anything about her.

FWIW, the baby boy was Herman. He died in 1952 but I have no more information about him.

Felice Bogus
Raleigh, NC