My great great grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ came to the USA around
1870-1880 to New Haven, Ct. As she had remarried around her arrival we
are not sure what her second husband's name was (possibly LAZAROFF or
She had been widowed before leaving Europe (Novarodok) and came to the
states with 4 young children. The eldest (we presume his name was
David) was supposedly an older teenager left New Haven to find his
future in Boston.
As our family oral history goes (no records) David went to work in a
department store and eventually rose to management through
(supposedly) marriage into the owner's family. It is also supposed
that he changed his family name possibly to ABRAMS or something
Around 1936 his Israeli nephew, my grandfather, who emigrated from
Palestine to Hartford,Ct. tried to contact his uncle at the store and
was rebuffed by the sec'y stating that David was not well and was
recuperating in his Florida home.
I state again all of the above is oral history written in an
autobiography of a family member no longer alive. If any of the above
sounds familiar to anyone I would love to hear.
Yoni Ben-Ari (Katzoff), Jerusalem