Seeking record for Mildred Schwartz (196-1960) #records


Lee Jaffe
 

I'd appreciate help re-locating a record for Mildred Schwartz (1916-1960). I found it once but I can't find it again now that I need it.  Mildred was the daughter of Jennie Daitz and Harry Schwartz, and the spouse of Milton Stern. I was researching Mildred after discovering her in the truncated tree of a close DNA match (298 cM across 15 segments) which showed only the father's and husband's names.  Somehow somewhere, searching Mildred Schwartz, I came across a record (Social Security Claims and Applications) which provided the mother's name – Jennie Daitz – leading to a new line of inquiry.  I had the foresight to copy the text  of the record  (below) but didn't save a copy or a link to the record itself.   

Record for Mildred Schwartz
Spouse: Milton Stern
Father: Harry A Schwartz
Mother: Jennie E Daitz*
Birth: 14 Nov 1916 New Jersey, USA
Death: 14 Feb 1960
Residence: 1930 St Louis, Missouri, USA

Now I can't find my way back to the original source.  (Yes, yes, teachable moment.  I'm kicking myself.)  I believe the source to be the Social Security Death Index but I've tried other databases and approaches  (Ancestry, MyHeritage and FamilySearch) and haven't been able to locate the source.  After a couple days of fruitless flailing, I'm turning to the expertise of this list. 
The record is important because it turned out to be the first link in a chain of evidence I'm still pursuing.  The name Jennie Daitz led to 1914 newspaper announcement of the wedding of Jennie and Harry Schwartz (below) that includes clues that Harry was my great-uncle.  (Harry's grandfather Charles Louis Weinblatt was living with his son Jacob in Brooklyn at this time.)  

However, my family has no knowledge of this marriage or the daughter.  But this is a plausible scenario explaining the close DNA match.  However, there are multiple records for Harry and Jennie Schwartz to be found, some with corresponding vitals but many more that don't align.  For instance, my great-uncle died in 1924, so the Harry and Jennie Schwartz in the 1930 census are suspect.  And there are quite a few trees which conflate the different individuals into one untenable record (e.g. Jennies with 3 different maiden names).  Therefore, building a carefully vetted chain of evidence is crucial to my case and I'd like to relocate the item with the above information that started it.  

Thank you for any help you can provide,

Lee Jaffe
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Lee David Jaffe

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland

 


Lee Jaffe
 

Having received some suggestions privately already – thank you for these efforts – I realize that I should be clear that I'm looking for a specific record which is a key link in a chain of evidence.  It read in-full, formatted as shown here:

Spouse: Milton Stern
Father: Harry A Schwartz
Mother: Jennie E Daitz*
Birth: 14 Nov 1916 New Jersey, USA
Death: 14 Feb 1960
Residence: 1930 St Louis, Missouri, USA

While other records which might be useful for establishing aspects of my research, this one is of special – crucial – importance in that it links my DNA match to Mildred to her parents.  In other words, if I have evidence that Mildred reported her parents were Jennie Daitz and Harry Schwartz, i already have sufficient evidence of the marriage.  It's the link to the child that is missing.

Thanks,

Lee David Jaffe


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Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ; 
Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland

 


Lee Jaffe
 

Following one suggestion, I've obtained a copy of the 1914 marriage certificate and it proves that the groom in the wedding announcement is indeed my great-uncle Harry.  This in itself is a remarkable discovery, a marriage and potentially another branch of my family that were lost (hidden?).   It also shows that my great-great-grandfather officiated and includes the name of his congregation.   Now, if I can prove that this Harry and Jennie Schwartz, of the many other couples by that name, are the parents of Mildred Schwartz then I will have a complete chain of evidence that my (uncooperative) DNA match is in fact my 2nd cousin.  The DNA match and the marriage record are compelling – certainly make this worth pursuing – but I have yet to find hard documentation that connects the two ends of the narrative, yet.  The closest thing I have (had) is the still-missing record (SSDI according to my notes) where Mildred reported her parents were Jennie Daitz and Harry Schwartz.  A birth record for Mildred reporting her mother's maiden name would also be golden.  But for the moment, all I have showing Mildred's parents are a bunch of doubtful tree entries which confuse two or more couples named Harry and Jennie Schwartz.   

Still searching ...
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Lee David Jaffe

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland