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Yitzhak Dov(id)

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Descendant tree for Yitzhak Dov(id):

  • Yitzhak Dov(id) Palefsky (b. before 1846) m. Jessie/Tessie
  • Joseph Polewsky (~1862-1918) m. Sarah (Chaia) Laev (~1860-1930)
  • Anne (Hinda) Polewsky (~1884-1950) m. Joseph Putterman (~188x-1955) - Abt. 1908
  • Louis Putterman
  • Morris Putterman
  • Esther Putterman
  • Jennie Putterman
  • Rebecca (Rivka) Polewsky (~1888-19xx) m. Harry Winnig (~1880-19xx) - Abt. 1910
  • Morris Polewsky (~1880-1943) m. Lena (Leah) Benuck (~1885-1971) - Abt. 1901
  • Esther Polewsky (~1902-1989) m. Sol Blankstein (~1897-1987)
  • Anne Polewsky (1910-2003) m. Harry Vinarsky
  • Jean Polewsky (1917-) m. Carl Maness (1913-1999)
  • Abraham Tzvi Palefsky (~1870-1934) m. (1) Ida Varkoff (~1875-1910), (2) Gisha (Gussie) Wolfson (~1889-1952) - 26-Mar-1920
  • Wolf/Velvel (William) Palefsky (~1894-1964) m. (~)
  • Yitzhak (Isidore/Irving) Palefsky (~1897-1978) m. Unknown (~18xx-19xx) - ?
  • Goldie/Gussie Palefsky (~1906-19xx) m. George Chernoff (~18xx-19xx) - ?
  • Shirley (Sarah) Palefsky (~1909-19xx) m. Unknown (~18xx-19xx) - ?
  • Samuel Palefsky (1911-2006) m. Augusta (Gussie) (1910-2003) - ?
  • Living Palefsky (~1943-)
  • Living Palefsky (~1945-)
  • Living Palefsky (~1949-)
  • Yetta Palefsky (1913-2004) m. Shraiga Fievish (Philip) Lang (1913-1983) - 1935-Sep-7
  • Sheldon Bruce Lang (1944-1948)
  • Moshe (Morris) Palefsky (~1917-1970) m. Tovah (Matilda) (~1916-1991) - ?

More about Yitzhak Dov(id)'s family:

Joseph Polewsky's family immigrated to America in the early 1900s and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where much of the family still resides today. However, immigration records show that they had a brief stay in New York City, possibly just a brief stopover on the way to Milwaukee, with Abraham Tvzi and family.

Despite a small discrepancy in the gravestones of Joseph and Abraham Tzvi, where Joseph's says his father was Yitzhak Dovid and Abraham Tzvi's says his father was Yitzhak Dov, we believe these two men were brothers based on the New York family's recollection of having close relatives in Milwaukee. We hope to find additional records to confirm that these men were brothers.

Abraham Tzvi was born around 1870 in Grodno, Russia to Yitzhak Dov and Jessie/Tessie? (non-anglicized name unknown) Palefsky. He married Chaje Varkoff, son of Velvel, in the early 1890s. They had two children in Kobrin: Velvel and Itzchok.

Abraham immigrated to America, by way of Quebec, Canada. He left Quebec on June 14, 1905 via the D&H Railroad and arrived in Rouses Point, NY on June 15, 1905.

Chaje, Wolf and Itzko Palewski departed Southampton, England on the S.S. St. Louis on April 8, 1905 and arrived in New York on April 16, 1905. They were going to their husband/father Abraham Palewski at 47 Allen Street or 108 Forsyth Street.

Abraham and Ida had two more children in New York, Goldie and Shirley. Ida died in NY in 1910, shortly after Shirley was born. Abraham then married Gussie Wolfson, and they had three more children: Samuel, Yetta and Morris.

Documents for Yitzhak Dov(id)'s family:

1902-Feb-07 (page1, detained): Hinde Palowsky, S.S. Patricia, Hamburg to New York, age 18, single, from Rybony, going to father Jossel Palewsky. Detained at Ellis Island for one day, going to father Jacob, 108 Forsyth, New York City.
1902-Sep-15 (page1): Moische David Palewski
1904-Jun-13 (page1, detained): Riwke Palewski
1905-Apr-16 (Page 1, Detained): Chaje, Wolf and Itzko Palewski
1905-Oct-03 (page1): Chaie Palewsky
1909-Mar-25 (page1, page2, detained): Leah & Esther Palewski
1920-Jan-10: Abraham Palevsky, Declaration of Intent - 155 Madison Street, Manhattan
1925-Oct-21: Abraham Palevsky, Petition for Naturalization - 155 Madison Street, Manhattan
1910: Abraham, Gussie, William, Isidor & Sarah Palefsky; boarders Harry & Max Palefsky - 73 Market Street, Manhattan
1915: Abraham, Gussie, William, Irving, Gussie, Sarah, Samuel & Yetta Palevsky - 143 Madison Street, Manhattan
1920: Abraham, Gussie, Samuel, Yetta, Sarah, Goldie & Morris "Bilewsky" - 151 Madison Street, Manhattan
1925: Abraham, Gussie, Irving, Goldie, Sarah, Sammy, Yetta & Morris Palefsky - 155 Madison Street, Manhattan
1930: "Joseph", Gussie, Sam, Morris & Yetta Palefsky - 920 East 179th Street, Bronx
1910: Moritz, Leah & Esther "Pelesky" - 619 Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI
1920: Sarah Pollivsky, Harry & Rebecca Winik; Joseph, Annie, Louis, Morris, Esther & Jennie Putterman - 619 Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI
1920: Maurice, Lina, Esther, Anna & Jennie Polewsky - 782 7th Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1930 (page 1, page 2): Max, Lena, Annie & Jennie Polewsky - 38 Center Street, Milwaukee, WI
1930: George, Annie, Morris, Esther & Jennie Putterman; Sarah "Parlevsky"; Harry & Becky Winnig - 932 21st Street, Milwaukee, WI
1917-Jun-5: William Palefsky, WWI Draft Registration - 143 Madison Street, Manhattan
1918-Sep-12: Irving Palefsky, WWI Draft Registration - 155 Madison Street, Manhattan
1918-Sep-12: Morris Polewsky, WWI Draft Registration
Vital Records:
1897-Sep-13: Itzkhok Palefsky, Birth Certificate, Parents Abram-Gersh & Khaya Velvetovna - Kobrin
1934-???-??: Abraham Palefsky, Death Certificate - 2014 Bryant Avenue, Bronx
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 4, 1999: Maness, Carl C., May 2, 1999, age 86 years of Fox Point. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Polewsky). Dear father of Richard Maness, Pasadena, CA and Donald (Nancy) Maness, Mesa, AZ. Loving grandfather of Lesley Maness. Dear brother-in-law of Ilsa Maness and Rhoda (William) Baumgarten. Fond uncle of Dr. Lynda (Dr. Michael) Pollack, Sharon (Fremont) Reizman, Wendy (David) Peterman, Norman (Beverly) Blankstein, Gene (Shirley) Bass, Michael Vinarsky, Barry Maness, Charles Maness, and Susan Maness. Further survived by other relatives and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 1 PM Tues. at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S. 43rd St.. Memorials to a charity of your choice preferred. GOODMAN - BENSMAN 5831 W. Burleigh St. 964-3111

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 19, 2003: Vinarsky, Anne (Nee Polewsky) Of Milwaukee. Passed away November 18, 2003 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Harry. Loving mother of Sharon (Fremont) Reizman, Lynda (Michael) Pollack, Michael Vinarsky and Beverly Koglin. Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Dan) Kalman, Neil Reizman, Jeffrey Pollack and Erica Pollack. Fond great-grand-mother of Joshua and Alexander Kalman. Dear sister of Jean (the late Carl) Maness. Preceded in death by her sister, Esther (the late Sol) Blankstein. Further survived by many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Anne was dearly loved and will be terribly missed by all. Graveside services Wednesday, November 19th at 2:00 PM at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Beth Israel or the Jewish Home and Care Center would be appreciated. GOODMAN-BENSMAN WHITEFISH BAY FUNERAL HOME 4750 N. Santa Monica Blvd . 964-3111

Records not yet found:

  • Abraham's 1899 ship manifest
  • Abraham, Ida, William & Irving's June 1905 census record
  • Abraham's marriage to Gussie
  • William's marriage record
  • William's 1920 & 1930 census
  • Irving's marriage record
  • Irving's 1930 census
  • More
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