Thank you for your response. I know nothing about my great grandfather, Bernard. I don't know the names of his parents or whether he had any sisters or brothers. He did have a son, Max who shortened his last name to Alter after he came to the US. I found his death certificate with his last name Alter. My great grandmother (Bernard's wife) was named Etle/Yetta. Her parents were Michael Strisand/Strarsand and Rebecca Cohen.
One of Bernard and Yetta's dauaghter, my great aunt was the only one who filed for US citizenship. It was on her papers that I found that she was born in Bacu and last place of residence before emigrating was Brailia, Romainia.