Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Techners in:
 • Roosevelt Memorial Park
 • Trevose
 • Bucks County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ida Tartaekovsky Techner
Birth: Jul. 12, 1870
Death: Mar. 14, 1945

Her first name may have been YETTA or ITZEL. She was one of 11 children.

Ida was born in Kishinev, Moldova. Her husband Moishe died August 14, 1904 (Julian date) of an infected caecum leaving her a widow with three children (two boys and a one-year old girl Mollie). Her husband Moishe Tochman. A.K.A. Moshko Techner, was either from, or working in, Kamenitz-Podolsk, Podolia, Ukraine.

Ida had a total of seven children. She first had a girl that died at age 2. Then she had three boys, including Israel and Max who lived to adulthood. Two of the other boys are believed to be Aron (1897 - 1901) and Yosef (died 1901). Her last child was Mollie.

After her husband died, she went to live with her sister Sluva and Sluva's husband Yosif Schektman, also in Kishinev.

Mollie and her mother Ida were passengers on the Trans-Siberian railway which had recently been opened by Czar Nicholas II. This railway was built between 1891 and 1908 and traveled through southern Siberia. It is assumed that World War I caused them to choose an eastern route of travel.

Ida was unable to travel over 159 (air) miles to Kamenitz-Podolsk, where her husband was, to get proper passports. So her sister Sluva got passports for herself and her own daughter Sonja. Sluva then gave them to Ida. Ida posed as Sluva and Mollie posed as Sonja.

They first went to Shanghai during the bitter winter of 1916 - 1917 where they lived for six months at the home of a Chinese kitchen worker. She would often see dead Chinese opium addicts laying on the street after they left shed-style opium dens located behind residences. Then they took a ship to Japan, possibly at Kyoto, where they lived for 5 weeks and enjoyed the springtime and Japanese people. From there they left Yokahama, Japan enroute to San Francisco on the Japanese steamship Shinyo Maru. The travel was five weeks during which they stopped for a day in Honolulu. On that day, they met a Jewish street vendor who gave Mollie a free ice cream cone. She had never tasted ice cream before. The man took the women home for dinner and returned them to their ship.

They arrived in San Francisco on July 19, 1917 on the Shinyo Maru. Due to the Russian Revolution (this period was actually between the February and October Revolutions), their money from Czarist Russia lost its value. There they again waited there for money from Israel for further travel. They went to live with her brothers Israel and Max, who were living at 428 E. Fulton St. in Columbus, Ohio. Israel provided an apartment for the women. In September 1917 she started school. Mollie recalled the heavy snow that closed school. In March 1919, Israel and Max moved to 518 Cross St. in Philadelphia. Again Israel provided an apartment for the women in the 600 block Dickenson Street across from the school that Mollie attended.

Later Ida moved to 324 E. Louden St. to live with her daughter Mollie and her husband Phillip Asroff.

Ida was religious and observed the Shabbat and lighting candles. She was described as "afraid of nothing" but nice. She wore a bun in her hair.

She died of Uremia. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Moishe Techner (1858 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Israel Albert Techner (1889 - 1982)*
  Max Techner (1896 - 1974)*
  Mollie Techner Asroff (1903 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Trevose
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Q
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18900711
Ida <i>Tartaekovsky</i> Techner
Added by: Researcher
 
Ida <i>Tartaekovsky</i> Techner
Added by: Researcher
 
Ida <i>Tartaekovsky</i> Techner
Added by: Researcher
 
 
There are 5 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Joyce
 Added: May. 11, 2014

- pammy
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013
There are 19 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
This page is sponsored by: Researcher

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service