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 Israel Albert Techner

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Israel Albert Techner

  • Birth 9 Nov 1889 Chisinau (Kishinev), Chisinau Municipality, Moldova
  • Death 18 Feb 1982 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section Q
  • Memorial ID 18900688


Israel Techner was an electrician. He was born November 9, 1889 (Julian date) and grew up in Kishinev, Moldova. Israel was hard of hearing due to a fever as a child. During the Pogroms, his family hid in the basement celler as the Cossacks stormed through the house. His father Moishe was a middle class businessman and was a resident of Kamanetz-Podolski, Ukraine. Moishe died of an infected caecum on August 14, 1904 (Julian) at age 46.

Israel graduated high school in May 1905. Probably about this time he left and went to Argentina where he stuffed mattresses. He returned when his mother had to present him to the authorities for military service or she would be fined $300. He served for a short period as a private in the Czar's Army during the 1904 - 1905 Russo-Japanese War.

He may have left a second time for Argentina.

On December 30, 1911, he departed Europe from Hamburg, Germany on the ship Blücher. He arrived at New York on January 10, 1912 and was processed at Ellis Island. His name upon arrival was SRUL TOCHMAN.

By 1913, he was living at 428 E. Fulton St. in Columbus, Ohio and sent for his brother Max in 1914 and his mother Ida and sister Mollie in 1917. In March 1919, the family moved to 518 Cross St. in Philadelphia.

Israel married Dora Pomerantz in 1921.

About 1926 he moved to 243 E. Louden St. in the Feltonville section of the city. In 1941 he purchased a home at 233 E. Louden St. During World War II he served as an Air Raid Warden and wired the LST landing craft. In 1951 he moved to 1209 Tyson Ave. In 1964 he moved to the Glendale Court Apartments.


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 12 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18900688
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Israel Albert Techner (9 Nov 1889–18 Feb 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18900688, citing Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .