Reuven Chaim Klein
JewishGen ID #106665
--- On Fri, 6/25/10, Monica McMullin <JGJGFF@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
> From: Monica McMullin <JGJGFF@lyris.jewishgen.org>
> Subject: The JewishGen Family Finder:
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Friday, June 25, 2010, 5:08 PM
> - From : Monica McMullin, (researcher code 373351) email@example.com
> - To : Reuven Chaim Klein, (researcher code 106665)
> - Subject : The JewishGen Family Finder:
> I am doing a blanket email in an attempt to trace my
> grandfather's roots, who is a mystery to my family. I
> am providing a great deal of info in the hope something will
> ring a bell to somebody, somewhere. I have done a
> great deal of research & I am working with other
> researchers who have connections to some of the people in
> the info provided below. I will be delighted to hear
> from anyone who sees a connection or who can
> help/advise. The area connecting these families seems
> to be KOVNO. I apologise if I've contacted
> you before.
> My grandfather's name was Louis/Lewis (Yahuda - Aryé -
> Leib) FRIEDMAN. The family name evolved over the
> years to FREEDMAN and is now FREEMAN. My grandfather
> (Louis) first appears in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in
> April 1890, when he marries his first wife, Russian born
> Rachel nee SIMON. His age on the marriage certificate
> and marriage authorisation certificate is 22 years, so birth
> year was about 1868. The marriage records give his
> father as Tobias (Tobiah) FRIEDMAN. Both father and
> son were - Hawkers... His place of origin is given as
> Germany, but no town/village is given. However, family
> say he came from Lithuania or Poland, so I'm keeping an open
> mind about his place of origin.
> My grandfather moved to Liverpool about
> 1892/3. He was married and widowed three times and
> died in Liverpool in 1949.
> The names of his children to Rachel nee
> SIMON were:-
> 1. Daniel (Gedaliah, Dal, Darley, Dave) born Leeds
> 2. Hyman (Chaim, Harry) born Liverpool 1893
> 3. Nellie (Helen, Lillian) born Liverpool 1894
> 4. Samuel born Liverpool 1896
> 5. Elias, Eli born Liverpool 1898
> 6. Isaac born Liverpool 1900
> Rachel nee SIMON died in 1904 aged
> My grandfather married his 2nd wife (my
> grandmother) Russian born Rebecca nee COHEN and formerly
> COHEN. No records found for this 2nd marriage.
> The names of his children to Rebecca
> COHEN were:-
> 7. Teri (Edward, Teddy) born Liverpool 1905
> 8. Jacob born ? (confusion about age at death, no birth
> found) died December 1907.
> 9. Harry, Henry born Liverpool 1907 (My father)
> Rebecca COHEN died in 1911 aged 36,
> nothing is known about her life, but we suspect she had at
> least one child to her first husband (Unknown COHEN)
> 10. Abraham FREEDMAN appears for the first time on the
> Liverpool 1911 census born in Russia about 1898.
> Nothing more known about Abraham. I suspect
> Abraham was actually Rebecca's son to first
> My grandfather married his 3rd wife,
> Russian born Rosa nee GREENBLATT formerly
> YANKELOVITCH. (No marriage records found)
> He had one daughter with Rosa
> 11. Eva, born Liverpool 1914.
> Rosa nee GREENBLATT died in 1932 and my
> grandfather died in 1949.
> I have not found any aunts, uncles,
> brothers, sisters or parents in the UK for my
> But, I have found a few possibilities in
> Dublin, Ireland and I'm hoping some of the following
> information might ring some bells with another
> I found a Tobias FREEDMAN who died in Dublin, Ireland on -
> 29th April 1902 aged 72 years, so born about 1830.
> Occupation: Traveller. The address on his death
> certificate gives his address as - 2, Emorville Square,
> Dublin. The Dublin 1901 census throws some confusion
> into this information, as the census for this address gives
> a Julius or Julia (Male) living at this address. Both
> from Russia. The handwriting is hard to decipher and
> could be mis-transcribed as the name looks like Tobias or
> Tubia, but the age on the census is 65 - not 72. This
> Julius or Tobias, is living with 64 year-old Faiga Freedman,
> they are married and living as boarders with the MASLINSKY
> family at 2, Emorville Square. I have not found Faiga
> or Julius FREEDMAN on the 1911 census and I have not found
> their deaths - only the death of Tobias in 1902.
> Also, in Dublin are 2 more FREEDMAN families, who I feel
> could be connected to each other and also to Faiga and
> Tobias/Julius FREEDMAN of Emorville Square.
> Family Nº 1. are two Brothers... Aaron, Marcus
> FREEDMAN & Israel, Wolf
> FREEDMAN & their parents:-
> Aaron, Marcus FREEDMAN was born in - Weksna/Meksna,
> KOVNO. 20th May 1872.
> Aaron, Marcus address from March 1901 to June 1902 was: 5,
> Lombard St West (Date of Naturalisation File - June 1902)
> Married to wife Ada FREEDMAN info off 1901 census - 2
> Tobias FREEDMAN aged 2 (on 1901
> Flora, Gerta FREEDMAN aged 6 mths "
> This 2 year-old Tobias/Toby FREEDMAN went to South
> Africa. I am in contact and researching
> with a descendant of this family.
> Occupation of Aaron, Marcus FREEDMAN: Draper
> Aaron, Marcus's Brother:- Israel, Wolf FREEDMAN was born
> 19th March 1880. (Date of Nat file. Nov 1902)
> Israel is Not Married at this time. Occupation:
> The Parents of these 2 brothers are:- Daniel FREEDMAN and
> Libe FREEDMAN, both Russian.
> Family Nº 2. Info from Nat Records:-
> Isaac FREEDMAN, born 10th March 1854 in Smeksna, KOVNO,
> Russia. (Date of Nat File 1892)
> Isaac address (From Mar 1891 to Apr 1892) at: 37, Lombard
> St West, Dublin
> (same street & same time as "Aaron, Marcus FREEDMAN"
> Lived there)
> Isaac's Parents are - Tobias and Fege FREEDMAN - both
> of Russian Nationality.
> I am also in contact and researching with a descendant of
> family Nº 2.
> We feel strongly that there will be a link with family Nº
> 1 & family Nº 2 & also to the Tobias/Julius &
> Faiga FREEDMAN
> who lived at 2, Emorville Square, which was very close to
> Lombard Street, in Dublin.
> I am hoping that Tobias & Faiga FREEDMAN are the
> parents of family Nº2 (Fege & Tobias FREEDMAN)
> I am also hoping that this Tobias FREEDMAN who died in
> 1902, is the father of my grandfather.
> That's the Dublin FREEDMAN'S finished with, now we're going
> to Leeds, Yorkshire.
> When my grandfather married his first wife in Leeds, they
> had two witnesses at their wedding.
> Morris ROSENBERG and Morris COHEN. I feel that there
> could be a connection to at least one of these witnesses.
> Morris ROSENBERG is the more likely connection as my
> grandfather lived with this ROSENBERG family after he
> married Rachel in 1890.
> They lived at - 37, Back Byron Street, Leeds, Yorkshire and
> were living there on the 1891 Leeds census.
> Also, many of my grandfather's children's names are the
> same names as the
> ROSENBERG children's names. This is the info I know
> of the marriage witnesses.
> 1894 - Naturalisation Records for Morris ROSENBERG
> Address in 1894 - 56, Templar St, Leeds
> Morris ROSENBERG Born 5th Nov 1857, born
> Chotel, Guberny, KOVNO.
> Morris ROSENBERG'S wife is Rebecca Rosenberg (nee TAYLOR)
> Morris ROSENBERG'S Parents - Louis and Rebecca
> ROSENBERG, both Russian
> Morris was aged 36 when naturalised in 1894
> Occupation: milk seller, married, 7 children
> Darley, 10
> Hannah, 9
> Wolfe, 7
> Hyman, 5
> Nellie, 3
> Sarah, 1
> Rachel, 3 months
> Children all born in Leeds.
> The place of KOVNO seems to link these families together.
> The 2nd witness at my grandfather's wedding was Morris
> COHEN. This COHEN family lived next door to my
> before he married Rachel SIMON and moved into 37, Back
> Byron Street with the ROSENBERG family.
> Morris COHEN lived at 50, Copenhagen Street, Leeds on the
> 1891 census.
> My grandfather lived at 52, Copenhagen St before he married
> Rachel SIMON.
> This is what I know of the COHEN family:-
> Morris COHEN was the only person who was able to sign his
> name on Louis & Rachel FRIEDMAN'S MC.
> Morris COHEN'S Civil Marriage Cert tells us that he married
> Becca BROMBERG on 27th Nov 1885.
> Morris & Becca were both then 21 years old. Morris was
> a tailor.
> Their address was then - 12, Templar Street, Leeds.
> Morris COHEN'S father was Harris COHEN also a tailor.
> Becca's father was Aaron BROMBERG a Pedlar.
> Their children according to the 1901 census were:-
> Philip son 14 yrs drapers hawker Leeds
> Hyman son 12 yrs Leeds
> Israel son 11 yrs Leeds
> Pinkie son 9 yrs Leeds
> Polly daughter 7 yrs Leeds
> Celia daughter 5 yrs Leeds
> Harris son 3 yrs Leeds
> Info from Morris COHEN'S M.A Cert gives their religious
> Morris (Moshe) COHEN'S Father: Zvi
> Becca (Rifka) daughter of Aaron
> Place of origin is given as on MC/MA is Germany, no
> town/village given. Altho, later censuses say
> Morris COHEN'S signature matches that of Morris COHEN who
> signed the MC of Louis & Rachel FRIEDMAN.
> His wife Becca nee BROMBERG was also able to sign her
> name. No Nat Records found for Morris COHEN.
> Thank you for reading this epic!
> Monica McMullin
> Liverpool UK
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