We are almost certainly related as Leib Streif and Reiza Blum were my great great grandparents. Here is Leib's death certificate
October 5, 1884 at 4 p.m. Death certificate of LEIBA STRAIF, 75 years old, of Mosaic religion, married to Reiza Straif, living in the 1st Department, who died yesterday, on October 4, at 4 a.m., in the house situated on 78, Pacurari Street. Witnesses to this declaration were Mr David Vol, 38 years old, merchant and Mr. Avram Bergher, 40 years old, coachman, living in the 1st Department. The witnesses declared that the deceased wanted to be buried in the cemetery situated in Copou Podgoria (Vineyard). They signed this document, after being read to them together with us and Mr HermanUlrich, the forensic, who lives in the 3rd Department, and who checked this death. This document was made by us, Constantin Naiman Paraschivescu, Deputy Mayor, and Civil Estate Officer in Iassy. The second witness doesn' t know writing.
Reiza died in 1912 in Iasi. Allegedly she went with her children to the US to live in Florida, was upset because it was not religious enough, so returned on her own as an elderly widow to Iasi.
Death records - IASI
Death certificate No. 445/1912.
We, Carol Konya, deputy mayor of Iasi Municipality, in Iasi District, and Civil Estate Officer, take notice that there came in front of us Mr. Haim Hers, servant, living in Iasi, 43 Elena Doamna Street, and Mr. Sapsa David, courier, living in Iasi, 43 Elena Doamna Street. They declared that, on March 3, 1912, at 1 a. m. Mrs. REIZEL STREIF, female, 95 years old, housekeeper, born in Iasi, living in Iasi, 3 p-TA. Sf. Spiridon Street, died. Her parents were Hers Blum and Sima Blum - both deceased.
Her death was verified by the Dr. Cristea Missir, who delivered the medical death certificate No 29/1912; cause of death: senility.
After being read to be heard this certificate was signed by the people present here.
Delivered in Iasi, on March 4, 1912.
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