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Looking for Info on an Abraham from Poland

Posted: 3 Jul 2011 6:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahn
Abraham came to New York with his younger brother. Abraham changed his last name to Kahn when he got to the U.S. How do I find his original last name? Father's name was Moses(Moishe) Mother was Anna(Chana)

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham from Poland

Posted: 4 Jul 2011 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
What was Abraham's surname in Poland?

What was his birthdate?

Robert

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham from Poland

Posted: 5 Jul 2011 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahn
Hi Robert,
My Grandfather Abraham as I knew him was Abraham Kahn. My brother told me when He (my brother) was younger, he tape recorded him & he thinks my Grandfather said he had a different last name. My brother doesn't remember it but he maybe wrong.Abraham's Father was Moses. the mother's names was Anna. He traveled to Ellis Island with a younger brother to avoid the war.
Cheryl

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 6 Jul 2011 12:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Cheryl,

Here is the issue....

The US census lists 255 men named Abraham KAHN

There are 70 WW I and WW II Draft Registrations for Abraham KAHN... even though he may not have served in the armed forces if he was of age during the Draft Registration he was required to register... both Citizens and non-citizens...

US immigration records find at least 70 men named Abraham KAHN... 17 US Passport applications...and a few dozen in Naturalization records.....

So you can see giving his first name .... did nothing and giving his surname did little more!

So if you can answer ...

1) when was he born?
2) when did he come to the US?
3) where did he live in the US?
4) what was his wife's name?

Perhaps with that info we may be lucky enough to find his hometown listed on one of the draft registrations or Naturalization papers... and if he changed his name maybe the Naturalization papers will indicate that name change.

Robert

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 6 Jul 2011 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahn
Robert,
He came to the U.S when he was between the ages of 13-15. His brother was younger. His parents sent them to the U.S to avoid the War. I have checked Ellis Island & ancestry for an Abraham Kahn between the ages of 13-15. Remember his last name may not be Kahn. I found nothing. If you can help, I would be very greatful,

Cheryl

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 1:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahn
1) when was he born? Poland
2) when did he come to the US? 1908 - 1910
3) where did he live in the US? New York
4) what was his wife's name? 1st wife was Yetta 2nd wife was Lillian

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 1:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
1) In the late 1700s Poland was split into 3 parts, with the west going to Prussia, the south to Austria and the east to Russia
2)if he arrived in the US between 1908 and 1910 then the parents would not have sent him to the US to avoid war... there was no war duing that time in Russia. However... there were anti-Jewish Pogroms carried out by the Russians 1903-1906

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Jewish_pogroms_in_the_Russ...

3) and 4)have you found him US Census records? If find the following for 1920 census Brooklyn Assembly District 14, Kings, New York

Name Age
Abraham Kahn 25 Russia imm. 1910 Naturalized 1919
Yetta Kahn 25 Russia imm. 1912
Irving Kahn 3 mths
Abraham was a clerk in a Fur House

and 1930 Bronx NY census

Name Age
Abraham Kahn 34 imm 1915 Naturalized Clothing salesman
Lillian Kahn 26

Some findings from ship manifests

I find Naturalization info for an Abraham KAHN from 1919 NY and he indicates he arrived on the ship below.... could this be your Abraham KAHN

First Name: Ibe
Last Name: Kahn
Ethnicity: Russia, Hebrew
Last Place of Residence: Curland Bausn
Date of Arrival: Sep 08, 1908
Age at Arrival: 11y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Russia
Port of Departure: Libau
NOTE the name on the manifest is actually Abe not Ibe as the transcribers saw it.

He is arriving with his mother and a sister... which of course does not fit the family oral "history" that you have.

Here is an interesting article about the Jewish population of Kurland, Russia

http://www.jewishgen.org/courland/lipschitz.htm

If you believe the Naturalization papers I have are for your Abraham you can email me direct at rjerin26@yahoo.com

Robert Jerin

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Oct 2012 5:53PM GMT
Surnames: kahn
Kahn may not be his last name.
He also was about 13 or 15 yrs old. Abe had a younger brother.

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
OK!

Good luck

Robert

Re: Looking for Info on an Abraham KAHN from Poland

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahn
Thank You. Keep your eyes open :-)
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