|Birth: ||unknown, Ukraine|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1961|
New York, USA
Gitel was born about 1872 and grew up in Rosolovsty, Khmelnytska Oblast. She was the only child of Shmuel Beitchman, a grocer, and Sarah Rifka Beitchman, whose maiden name is unknown. Gitel was also the niece of Getzel Beitchman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She married Rabbi Pinchos Kossower around 1892. She met him on her wedding day. She was wearing a blue dress, and she had the misfortunate to be stung on the lip by a bee during the celebrations.
They lived in Krasilov, Khmelnytska Oblast. She gave birth to 12 children, nine of whom lived: Maurice, Lewis, Nathan, Sophie, Ralph, Max, Norman, Edward and Sylvia. The children spelled their surname either Kasover or Cosover in the New World.
Gitel immigrated through Ellis Island on Dec. 9, 1921. In America she was sometimes called Gertrude. She resided in the Bronx. She never locked her apartment door, and was frequently found in prayer.
She was a wonderful cook. Her favorite expression at dinner was the Yiddish "Nemn!" It means "Take!" Like many immigrant women, she never learned English because she was too busy taking care of her family.
Gitel was a proud grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of 18 and great-great grandmother of 14 as of early 2012.
A very pious woman, she was buried by the Tif Israel Anshe Kraslow Burial Society.
Pinchos Kossower (____ - 1919)
Lewis Cosover (____ - 1930)*
Maurice James Cosover (1894 - 1968)*
Nathan Kasover (1898 - 1954)*
Sophie Cosover Galos (1900 - 1971)*
Ralph H. Cosover (1903 - 1972)*
Max Cosover (1904 - 1986)*
Norman Cosover (1909 - 1990)*
Edward Mitchell Cosover (1911 - 1995)*
Sylvia Cosover Jordan (1914 - 1985)*
Devoted mother and grandmother
Mount Hebron Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21110360