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Re: Yoselevitz, Yeslevitz, Yoselewitch, etc.

Posted: 3 May 2012 5:56PM GMT
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Benjamin was really Ben Zion, which was written Benzie or Benjie. He was from Nezhin in (now)Ukraine. He married Bessie who was really Rifka-Pesya, sometimes mispelt as Rieve or Riwe or Pessy.

Ben emigrated August 1890 Nezhin to Hamburg, then Hamburg to Hull, then Liverpool to NY.

Bessie and the kids emigrated Jen/Feb 1892 from Rotterdam to New York, via the SS Werkendam. With her she has children called Leie(bc 1874), Sara (bc 1883), Daszhe (bc 1885, who is later called Dora, and dies 1902 in Philly), and son Israel (bc 1887, full name Israel Nachum, later known as Nathan Nathans, and marries Kate.)

Once in the country, they went almost straight to Philadelphia. There more children were born , Moishe/Morris in 1892, Frank in 1895, and Isell/Isidore/Irving in 1899.

Dora died of Tuberculosis in 1902.

Census for 1900 and 1910 and 1920 mentions that Bessie had altogther 9 children. So if in 1900 6 are alive, and 7 have names, then either Leie or Sara would probably have died sometime between 1892 and 1900. The other one would have probably married. Then room for 2 more to have died in Ukraine.

Stymied by mispellings and transcription errors for the last name.
1900 census has family listed as Ashlow. A closer look reveals it is spelt Ishlov. (So the writer wrote what sounded to them for Yoselov, then the transcriber didnt understand the handwriting.)
Emigration and Immigration records write Joselowvitz and Sossilovicz, etc
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
yesdiana 20 Feb 2006 4:03AM GMT 
DPilz123 9 Apr 2012 7:24AM GMT 
DPilz123 3 May 2012 11:56PM GMT 
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