Silverstein of Kiev/Manhattan

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  • ID: I1
  • Name: Abraham (Berl) Bernard Silverstein
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 05 Nov 1858 in Kherson, Ukraine
  • Death: in 1014 E 179th Street, Bronx
  • Age: 69
  • Note:
    Mt. Zion Cemetery states that Berl/Abraham was buried with the name Abraham. The death certificate is apparently the only place the name "Bernard" appears.
    Norman Davidow is paying for perpetual care of the grave.
    of cancer 13 May 1925
  • Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery Maspeth, New York Path 14R Gate 2 Mutual Kiev
  • Change Date: 09 JAN 2014 at 08:39:35
  • Immigration: 27 Apr 1907 Ellis Island
  • Note:
    Immigrated as "Berl Silberstein",
    Port of departure: Glasgow
    Ship: Ethiopia Date: 13 Apr 1907
    Destination: (half) sister (in-law), Mrs. (Rosa Silberstein) Frooks at 225 Chrystie St. New York
    Entry shows Berl as 5'8". Grey hair, green eyes, and having some sort of hernia
    They are buried at the Kiev Lodge so that is good evidence they were from Kiev. Kracilov and Vinitsia are east of Kiev, within a day's ride. So it is probably safe to say Kiev rather than Kherson
  • Note:
    NARA National Archives did a search 11 Jul 2002 and no immigration records were found for anyone in the family.
    Shows up in the Ancestry.com New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index 1907-24.
    Naturalization on December 21, 1914

    Sold a house and business in Brooklyn to live in an apartment in Bronx.
    Was very ill at the end, never got out of bed, drank a lot of coffee.
  • Residence: Kiev and Odessa, Russia
  • Occupation: Fish packing business, provided food for the Tsar's court Kherson, Ukraine
  • Occupation: Family said he had a cloak factory later on, but likely a corset factory and store. Listed in Upington's 1909-1910 Brooklyn director: Abraham Silverstein corsets on 37 Graham and 51 Varick St New York
  • Occupation: Bought real estate New York
  • Residence: 1914 151 2nd Ave. Manhattan
  • Note: • Kherson
  • Name: Avraham Dov bar Yosef 1
  • Census: 21 Apr 1910 Manhattan
  • Note: • Family photo 1898
  • Note: • Naturalization petition
  • Note: • 1910 census
  • Note: • Ship's manifest
  • Note: • Death certificate
  • Note: GENETIC: yDNA is G1. Around 10% of Ashkenazi Jewish males have haplogroup G. Supplied by great-grandson William Silverstein



    Mother: Freidel "Freda" Bornstein b: abt 1832 in Winnick (Vinnytsia), Ukraine
    Father: Joseph Silverstein b: in Kiev?

    Marriage 1 Shaindel "Sophie" Cypress b: abt 12 Mar 1875 in Nikolayev, Ukraine
    • Change Date: 17 AUG 2005
    • Married: 1884
    • Note: Reportedly had 16 children, 13 of which survived and 12 who immigrated. Legend has it there was a family bible listing the history but it has not appeared.
    Children
    1. Has Children Celia (Shira) Silverstein b: 16 May 1906 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    2. Has No Children Adolf (Isadore) Silverstein b: 01 May 1900 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    3. Has Children David Silver b: 16 Oct 1898 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    4. Has Children Grace (Grischa) Silverstein b: 16 Apr 1892 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    5. Has Children Harry G. (Wolf) Silverstein b: 15 Apr 1897 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    6. Has Children William (Buma) Silverstein b: Bet 13 Apr 1896 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    7. Has No Children Aaron (Aron) Dov? Silverstein b: bef 21 Apr 1890 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    8. Has No Children Samuel (Schmiel) Silverstein b: 01 Oct 1886 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    9. Has Children Joseph Silverstein b: 19 Dec 1884 in Nikolaev-Kherson, Ukraine
    10. Has Children Dora Silverstein b: 20 Aug 1882 in Nikolaev, Ukraine
    11. Has No Children Mary "Manya" Silverstein b: 25 Jan 1881 in Russia

    Sources:
    1. Title: Gravestone
      Date: 07 JUL 2008

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