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Rosin family of Telsiai

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Rosin family of Telsiai

Valerie (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2000 6:00AM GMT
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Meyer ROSIN (born 1844, died 1922), a traveling tobacco merchant (listed as a kaufmann on the ship's manifest), left Telsiai (also spelled Telsze, or Telschi), Grovno (now Lithuania), then part of the Russian Empire, in the summer of 1892, because of intensifying persecution of the Jewish people by the Tsar. He brought his wife Jenny (nee Schoene NEWMARK), and children: Helene (Annie), Emma, Ella (Julia), Aron, Beer (later Barnett, and even later Bernard), and Wolf (William) with him but his eldest son, Herman did not accompany them. I don't know if he went ahead of them or came later, but he did live with them in NYC. They boarded the ship "Augusta Victoria" in Hamburg, West Germany on August 19, 1892 and set sail for America! They arrived later that month and joined his wife's brother, William NEWMARK, in Manhattan where he settled (on Henry Street) and made a very nice living as a grocer. As soon as he was able, about 1898, he applied for US citizenship. The process is slow and he did not obtain his naturalization until August of 1906.
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Valerie 27 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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