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Abraham Jacob

Compiled from immigration, census, vital and other public records

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

Descendant tree for Abraham Jacob:

  • Abraham Jacob Palefsky m. Beile Cohen
  • Aaron Leiser Palefsky (~1856-1936) m. Rose (Hinda) (~1857-1929) - Abt. 1875
  • Leizer (Louis) Polofsky (~1877-19xx) m. Gussie (~1888-1969)
  • Meyer Pallor (~1882-19xx) m. Bessie (~1884-1965) - 1913
  • Evelyn Pallor (1912-2003) m. Jack Rind (~19xx-1948) - 1937
  • Living Rind (~1941-) m. Living Greenfeld
  • Living Rind (1946-) m. Living Spector
  • Irving J. Pallor (1916-1988) m. Jeanette F. (1917-2005)
  • Leonard A. Pallor (1949-1993)
  • Srul/Yisrael (Israel) Pallor (1890-19xx) m. Sarah Goberman (~1898-1971) - 1921
  • Samuel Pallor (~1924-19xx)
  • Helen Pallor (~1925-19xx)
  • Nathan Pallor (~1928-19xx)
  • Yekhiel/Ikhil/Chilik (Charles) Polofsky (1893-1972) m. Miriam (~1896-1972) - DATE
  • Irene Polofsky (~1921-)
  • Eugene Polofsky (~1925-)
  • Daniel Polofsky (~1933-) m. Zelda (~1936-)
  • Usher/Osher (Oscar) Polofsky (1896-1961) m. Esther Kratka (~18xx-1981)
  • Lillian Polofsky (1918-2001) m. Jack (Hymowitz) Haynes - 1948
  • Murray Phillips (~1922-)
  • Donald Phillips (~193x-)
  • Joseph Polofsky (~1893-1962)

More about Abraham Jacob's family:

Abraham Jacob had at least one son that we know of so far, Aaron Leiser Palefsky.

Aaron Leiser was born around 1856 and married Rose around 1880. They had children Leizer, Meyer, Israel, Charles, Osher and Joseph.

Aaron arrived in New York on April 8, 1914 aboard the S.S. Kroonland, with his wife Hinde and son Oscher. They were going to their son/brother Meyer Palewski at 567 Hinsdale Street in Brooklyn. Aaron died in 1936 and was buried in Mt. Hebron in NY. He was a Hebrew teacher, widowed and living at 669 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn. His son Joseph was the informant, also living at 669 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn.

Meyer was born around 1891. He arrived in New York on December 23, 1908 aboard the S.S. Noordam, with the name Meier Plawsky, from Kishinev, Bessarabia. His father A. Plawsky remained in Kishinev and he was going to his brother L. Plawsky in Brooklyn. Meyer was naturalized in 1910. He married Bessie in 1913 and they had children Evelyn (1913) and Irving (1916).

Israel was born on June 22, 1890 (16 Tammuz) in Kishinev, Bessarabia, Russia. He arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Amerika on December 20, 1910. His father Aron Palawsky remained in Kischinew and he was going to his brother Meyer at 400 Grand Street in Manhattan. He married Sarah Goberman in 1921 and was a bookbinder.

Charles was born on March 2, 1893 (26 Adar) in Kischinew, Russia. He arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Amerika on September 13, 1913. His father Aron remained in Kischinew and he was going to brother Meier Palewski at 567 Hinsdale Street in Brooklyn. He was 20 years old, single and a bookbinder.

Osher was born in 1896 in Kishinev, Bessarabia. He arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Kroonland on April 8, 1914, with his parents.

Joseph lived at 669 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn at the time of his father's death in 1936.

Records we have:

Immigration:
1903-Sep-15: Leizer Plawsky
1908-Dec-23 (Page 1, 2): Meier Plawsky
1910-Dec-20 (Page 1, 2): Ysrael Palawsky
1913-Sep-13 (Page 1, 2): Chilik Palewski
1914-Apr-08 (Page 1, 2): Aron Leiser, Hinde, Oscher Palewski
Military:
1917-Jun-05: Isreal Polefsky, WWI Draft Registration
1917-Jun-05: Charles Polofsky, WWI Draft Registration
1917-Jun-05: Osher Polofsky, WWI Draft Registration
1918-Sep-12: Louis Polofsky, WWI Draft Registration
Census:
1920: Meyer, Bessie, Evylin & Irving Palifsky, 567 Hinsdale Street, Brooklyn
1920: Isidore, Esther & Lillian Polofsky, 208 South 1st Street, Brooklyn

1930: Israel, Lena, Samuel, Helen & Nathan Pallor, Riverdale Avenue, Brooklyn
1930: Charles, Miriam, Irene, Eugene & Aaron L. Polofsky, 669 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn
1930: Oscar, Esther, Lillian & Murry Polofsky, 520 Sheffield Avenue, Brooklyn
Vital Records:
1890: Israel's birth certificate (coming soon - LDS film #2255902, Item #1, Image #790)
1893: Charles' birth certificate (coming soon - LDS film #2255903, Item #3, Image #391)
1896: Osher's birth certificate (coming soon - LDS film #2292603, Item #2, Image # unknown)
1921: Israel's marriage certificate (coming soon)
1936: Aaron Leiser's death certificate (coming soon)
Newspaper Clippings:
1948-Jun-27, Marriage Announcement, New York Times: HYMOWITZ-POLOFSKY-Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Polofsky and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hymowitz announce the marriage of their children, Lillian to Jack.

1961-May-10, Death Notice, New York Times:

1981-Aug-20, Death Notice, New York Times:

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