|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1861, Russian Federation|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1911|
New York, USA
Finally found, the ever-elusive father of Morris, Sadie, Louis, Nat, Jeanette, Sam, and David Newman, ex-Nemirovsky or variant!
Son of Morris Nemerowski (or similar spelling) and Dora nee Feineman, he immigrated to Paris probably around 1890 to escape a pogrom. I have recently learned that in fact, Jacob was in high demand as a fashionable ladies' dress designer and maker, and made several trips from "Russia" to Paris in the 1890s! (This explains how Nat could be born in "Russia" while his older sister Sadye and brother Louis, and younger sister Jeanette were all born in Paris.) Sometime after 1900, returned to "Russia" (specifically Yelisevetgrad, now Kirovohrad, Ukraine) again until immigrating with eldest son Morris to the US in 1902, with Mary and the rest of the family following in 1905. Jacob lists his occupation in the 1910 Census as "Own Income," which presumably means either he started a new fashion business in the US, or simply had enough savings from his European works to live off. He died at age 50 from pneumonia, still living in a Greenpoint tenement.
His children's graves (that I have seen so far) plus Louis Newman's French birth certificate all support Jacob's own gravestone in claiming his birth name was Shmuel Yakov (Samuel Jacob). However, Mary's husband (despite his being dead for 31 years) is listed as "Jacob Samuel" on her death certficate.
Mary Fish Newman (1869 - 1942)
Morris J Newman (1890 - 1949)*
Sadye Newman Ginsburgh (1892 - 1985)*
Louis Newman (1893 - 1968)*
Nat J Newman (1898 - 1965)*
Jeanette Newman Siegel (1899 - 1991)*
Samuel J Newman (1901 - 1969)*
David J Newman (1907 - 1931)*
Hebrew on stone: "Shmuel Yakov, son of Mosheh"
Note: Stone says he was 51 years old, but his birth and death dates as entered are copied directly from death certificate...
Mount Zion Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Path: 3L, Gate: 17, Society: Congregation Ahavas Israel Hebrew Educational Alliance of Greenpoint, Inc.
Created by: jess s
Record added: Aug 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40583571
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