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Benjamin "Binnie" Flashenberg
Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 4, 1950
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Benjamin was the son of David and Feige (nee Ernst) Flazchenberg. He may have been born circa 1881 in the town of Boryslaw in Lwow Wojewodztwa.

Benjamin's siblings were:

Sara (born circa 1871, died 1903)
Gittel (born circa 1875, died 1895)
Hencie (born 1879)
Basche (born circa 1879, died 1895)
Berl (born 1881)*
Elka (born 1885, died 1885, age 11 days old.)
Moses (born 1886)
Serl (born 1889, died 1890, age 1 year, 7 months, 15 days.)

After emigrated to the United States circa 1900 the spelling of his surname changed to Flashenberg. He became an American citizen in 1926.

Benjamin married Tillie (Tauba) Rosenbaum on November 1, 1903. He and Tillie were the parents of Bella (a/k/a Rebecca, Becky and Belle, 1904), Bessie (a/k/a Blanche, 1905), Isidore (a/k/a Irving, 1909), and David (1916).

One of Benjamin's first jobs in America was as a wagon driver in the 1900s. By the 1918 he was employed by the Rosenbaum Manufacturing Company, 33 Bleecker Street, New York City as an iron worker. Rosenbaum Manufacturing made gas and steam powered irons used by garment manufacturers and tailors. Benjamin continued in this line of work. In 1942 he was employed in a similar position at The New York Pressing Machinery, Inc. a manufacturer of pressing equipment to the dry cleaning and garment industry. Benjamin's Death Certificate states that his usual occupation was that of a Drill Presser.

Sometime in the late 1940s Benjamin went to live at The Towers Nursing Residence at 65 Hillside Avenue in New York City. He remained there until his passing while a patient at Jewish Hospital in New York City.

A memorial service was held at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City on August 5th, 1950 with burial at Mount Hebron Cememtery on August 6th, 1950.

Benjamin was a member of The Rosenbaum Society

Sources of Information:

Discussions with my father, the late Frank J. Torregrossa, as I was growing up. He was Benjamin's grandson and Bessie's son.

Discussions with my mother, the late Emily L. Serrapede, as I grew up and during 2009-2011.
Benjamin was my Great Grandfather and his daughter Bessie was my paternal Grandmother.

Federal Census Records for 1920, 1930 and 1940.

N.Y.S. Census Records for 1905, 1910 and 1915.

Benjamin Flashenberg, WWI Draft Registration Card, Serial Number 2642, Order Number 3052. Local Board 150, P.S. 91 Street-1st Avenue, New York, NY. September 12, 1918.

Benjamin Flashenberg, WWII Draft Registration Card, Serial Number U1446. Local Board No. 195, 1818 86th Street, Brooklyn 14, NY. April 26, 1942.

Google Books Search for "Rosenbaum Manufacturing". Ad for Rosenbaum Manufacturing, Inc. from "Clothing Trade Journal, Volumes 18-19". Year this ad appeared: 1920.

Letter from Ms. White at Mount Hebron Cemetery dated 8/27/2012 confirming location and date of death for Benjamin Flashenberg.

Death Certificate for Benjamn Flashenberg.

Boryslaw and Sambor Birth and Death Registries at JRI-Poland.

*The birth record for Birl may be Benjamin's.

Memorial Manager's Note: This bio is a work in progress and will be updated whenever new information is available or corrections are needed.

Bio updated on: 6-19-2013
Family links: 
  Fannie Ernst Flashenberg (1849 - 1920)
  Tillie Rosenbaum Flashenberg (____ - 1958)*
  David Flashenberg (____ - 1948)*
  Blanche Flashenberg Torregrossa (1905 - 1995)*
  Benjamin Kennedy (1909 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Here Lies
Benjamin son of David
Died 21 Av 710
Note: Thanks go out to FindAGrave Member, Chris West for the translation from Hebrew to English.
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: 11-5-C-29-9
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Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Oct 04, 2011
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