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Abraham & Esther

Compiled from census, immigration, naturalization, vital and various other records

Highlighted names are direct male descendants of the patriarch and are eligible to participate in the DNA Project.

Descendant tree for Abraham & Esther:

  • Abraham Palefsky (~1870-19xx) m. Esther Goldberg (~1870-19xx)
  • Mordche Oscher (Max) Palefsky (~1890-1942) m. Doba (Dora) Perlstein (~1896-1985) - 1915
  • Adele Palefsky (1917-????) Hy Browne (1913-2005)
  • Julius Palefsky (1920-1993) m. Living Lerman
  • Living Palefsky (1953-) m. Living Kelleher
  • Living Palefsky (1956-) m. Living Pepitone
  • Ida Palefsky (~189x-19xx) m. Unknown (~18xx-19xx) - ?
  • Sam Palefsky (~189x-19xx) m. Unknown (~18xx-19xx) - ?

More about Abraham & Esther's family:

Abraham Palefsky was probably born around 1870, possibly earlier, in Kobrin. He married Esther Goldberg and they had at least 3 children: Mordche Oscher, Ida and Sam.

Mordche Oscher (Max) was born on November 14, 1890 in Kobrin. On October 31, 1909, at the age of 19, he set sail from Hamburg on the S.S. President Grant, arriving in New York City on November 11, 1909. He was going to join an uncle Jacob Krupp at 741 Broadway Street in Bayonne, NJ. His father Abram remained in Kobrin.

In 1915, Max married Dora Perlstein, daughter of Avraham Yitzhak Perlstein (HaLevi) and Rosie Block. Louis Daitch was a witness to their marriage.

In 1917, Max registered for the World War I draft and was working as a cloakmaker for Perlstein & Deutch. Max and Dora had a daughter in 1917 and a son in 1920.

In 1920, the family was living at 1364 40th Street in Brooklyn. In 1930, they were living at 1359 41st Street in Brooklyn.

Max was only 52 years old when he died on November 25, 1942 in Brooklyn. He is buried in Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island. Dora re-married Harry Goldberg. She died more than 40 years after Max, on May 27, 1985.

Ida Palefsky possibly lived in Philadelphia. Nothing more is known about her at this time.

Sam Palefsky owned a grocery store in Brooklyn or Brownsville. Nothing more is known about him at this time.

Records for Abraham & Esther's family:

Immigration:
1909-Nov-11 (Page 1, 2): Mordche Oscher Palowski, going to uncle Jacob Krupp in Bayonne, NJ
Census:
1920: Max, Dora & Adela Palefsky -- 1364 40th Street, Brooklyn, NY
1930: Max, Dora, Adele & Julius "Belofsky" -- 1359 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY
Military:
1917-Jun-5: Max Palefsky, WWI Draft Registration
1942-Apr-25: Max Palefsky, WWII Draft Registration, Front
1942-Apr-25: Max Palefsky, WWII Draft Registration, Back
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