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George Gershwin (Jacob Gershowitz) was born in September 26,1898, in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish parents (Morris/Moshe and Rose) of modest means. He lived most of his childhood and youth in New York’s East Side. George did not like studying. In school, he failed to do his homework, misbehaved in class, and was involved in fighting. Music had little meaning to Gershwin as a youngster. His first memory of music was when he was six years old. Anton Rubinstein’s Melody in F had made strong impression on him. However, the most significant of his musical adventures was in his tenth year. He was profoundly moved by Dvorak’s Humoresque played as school entertainment at P.S. 25 by a fellow student, who was an eight year old violin prodigy named Maxie Rosenzweig. In 1910 the Gershwins bought a piano. As soon as the piano was in place, George amazed his family by playing tunes he had already picked up on his friend’s piano. George began his formal piano study with several neighborhood teachers. His last neighborhood teacher was Mr. Goldfarb. After six months with Goldfarb, he had advanced as far as the William Tell Overture. In 1912, Jack Miller, who played in the Beethoven Symphony, brought George to the studio of Charles Hambitzer, a composer/pianist whom he regarded highly. Hambitzer was impressed with Gershwin’s seriousness and offered to teach him for free. Hambitzer was the most important person in George’s musical development. In 1912 at the High School of Commerce, George played in the school assembly. In the summer of 1913 he found a job as a pianist for $5.00 a week at the Concord Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In 1913 he wrote his first song Since I Found You, which was never published. Gershwin’s first public appearance was on March 21, 1914, playing a tango of his own at a social given by the Finlety Club. Gershwin’s unpublished tango was listed on the program as a "Piano Solo." Since George was not interested in studying, in May, 1914 at the age of fifteen, he left school to work at Remick’s, where he had the distinction of being the youngest pianist employed on Tin Pan Alley.

 

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George Gershwin, named Jacob Gershovitz at his birth on September 26, 1898, was the second of four children born to Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russian immigrants who had married in America. George's brother Ira (older by two years) was expected to become the musician in the family, but George surprised his parents when he appropriated the piano his mother purchased for Ira when he was twelve, and George was given piano lessons as well as his brother. In 1912 he began studying piano with Charles Hambitzer who was undoubtedly Gershwin's strongest musical influence and who introduced him to the music of Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel, along with the early works of Arnold Schoenberg, and a broad spectrum of other classical piano literature. Hambitzer turned George over to Edward Kilenyi for additional lessons in theory and composition. Both Hambitzer and Kilenyi encouraged George to pursue musical experimentation. This is when Gershwin wrote his first ragtime songs within classical forms, entitled Since I Found You and Ragging the Traumerei. These were rough in style but demonstrated a merge between the two forms. Gershwin greatly admired the songs of Irving Berlin, and among his earliest musical heroes were Franz Liszt and the great pianists who were then appearing in New York, such as Josef Lhevinne, Josef Hoffmann, and composer-pianist Ferrucio Busoni.

 

But in 1914, Gershwin struck out on his own musically, dropping out of high school, and he turned to the practical musical world close to his home when he went to work for Jerome H. Remick & Co., a music publishing firm on Tin Pan Alley, for a salary of $15.00 per week, while he continued living with his parents and his brother Ira. Until March 1917, Gershwin worked for the Remick Company as a song plugger: a salesman who promoted the firm’s songs by playing and singing them for performers. As a result of many hours each day spent at the keyboard, his playing improved greatly, and he cut his first piano rolls in 1915. By 1926, Gershwin had made more than 100 piano rolls, and he became a highly skilled vocal accompanist. He also began to compose songs and piano pieces of his own, but without any encouragement from his employers. So he eventually decided to move from Tin Pan Alley, with its emphasis on songs written to commercial formulas, to the Broadway musical stage, where men like Jerome Kern were applying a more highly developed musical artistry, writing musical scores for entire shows.

 

In July 1917, Gershwin began working as the rehearsal pianist for a Broadway show by Jerome Kern and Victor Herbert: Miss 1917. After the show opened in November at the Century Theater, Gershwin stayed on as the organizer of and accompanist for a series of popular concerts held there on Sunday evenings. His talent as a composer began to be noticed by influential people. Although he had previously published little, in early 1918 Max Dreyfus, the head of Harms Publishing Company, offered him a weekly salary for the rights to any songs he might compose in the future. Before the year was out, three Broadway shows carried songs by Gershwin. Soon afterwards, in collaboration with Arthur L. Jackson and Buddy De Sylva, Gershwin composed his first full Broadway score: La La Lucille, which opened on Broadway in May 1919. Before he had reached his 21st birthday, Gershwin was known, not only as an outstanding pianist, but he could also claim the composition of a Broadway show to his credit, several songs in print, and a steady income from a well-known publisher for his future works.

 

During the 1920s, Gershwin's fledgling career as a Broadway composer flourished. His popular song, Swanee, recorded in 1920 by the popular singer Al Jolson, was his first hit song, yielding him some $10,000 in composer’s royalties in that year alone. He signed a contract with the producer George White, under which he composed the music for five annual Broadway reviews from 1920-1924. And under separate agreements with other producers, he composed the scores for three Broadway shows and two shows in London. Primrose, his second London show, produced in 1924, was a great success, and it was followed in the same year by Lady Be Good!, starring Fred and Adele Astaire. This was the first of his shows for which his brother Ira Gershwin wrote all the lyrics. The latter included the songs Fascinating Rhythm and Oh, lady, be good!, both of which became and remain today standards in the American song repertory.

 

One day in early January of 1924, Ira Gershwin noticed a small newspaper ad announcing that his brother George had agreed to write a "Jazz Concerto" to be performed by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra at New York's Aeolian Hall the following month. To his horror, Ira realized that George had not started working on the composition, and the work was already receiving attention from the press. The next day, George sat on a train on his way to Boston, and he began to listen to the steady rhythms of the train wheels and the movements of the cars. This helped him start his composition. He continued to write at an upright piano at home. Later, at a party, he was seated at a piano when suddenly his fingers moved into a broad, almost hymn-like melody that came mysteriously from somewhere inside him, the very theme for which he had been searching. The night of the concert arrived, and Gershwin was nervous because he felt that he might not have anything of lasting merit to offer the audience.

 

On February 12, 1924, Rhapsody in Blue was placed near the end of Whiteman's concert program. Gershwin appeared onstage, took his place at the piano and started. As the clarinet player let out the now famous, slowly ascending wail which begins the Rhapsody, the excitement in the audience could be sensed. Gershwin played on, improvising the notes he left out in haste during his previous weeks of composition. The band stayed with him. "Somewhere in the middle of the score I began crying," he recalled later. "When I came to myself, I was eleven pages along, and to this day I cannot tell you how I conducted that far." The audience rose to its feet and gave him a wild ovation. The Rhapsody had been billed as "An Experiment in Modern Music" in which Jazz was elevated by the "symphonic" arrangements in which Whiteman’s band specialized. The audience included such notables as Jascha Heifitz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Rachmaninov, and Igor Stravinsky. Gershwin’s performance of his own work won both the audience’s approval and the critics’ attention. Generally, music critics were at a loss as to where to place Gershwin's Classical music in the standard repertoire, some dismissing his work as banal and tiresome, but these negative voices were trumped by the fact that his music always found favor with the general public. Performed and recorded repeatedly, the work won renown for its composer, labelling Gershwin as the man who had brought Jazz into the concert hall.

 

To most casual observers, Rhapsody in Blue was viewed as a new departure for the young songwriter, but in reality, it was a new manifestation of Gershwin's continued involvement with Classical music genres. In 1915 he had begun to study harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, and musical form with Kilenyi, and these lessons continued at least until 1921. His first Classical piece, Lullaby for string quartet, written around 1919, was likely composed as a harmony exercise for Kilenyi. His second such work, a brief opera called Blue Monday, opened the second act of George White’s Scandals for 1922, but it was withdrawn after its first performance. Previously, on November 1, 1923, Gershwin performed in a recital at Aeolian Hall given by the Canadian mezzo-soprano, Eva Gauthier. This recital helped to set the stage for Whiteman’s concert less than three months later. In a program that ranged from songs by Purcell and Bellini to works by Schoenberg and Bartók, Gauthier included compositions by Gershwin, Kern, Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson. Gershwin accompanied the singer in the latter song group. Therefore, Rhapsody in Blue stemmed from an aesthetic sensibility that never fully accepted a separation between popular and Classical genres, and Gershwin continued to create works in both musical spheres.

 

In 1925, as a result of his newly gained affluence from the artistic and financial success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin moved his family to a townhouse in a fashionable neighborhood on New York’s upper West Side. About the same time he began to develop a strong interest in the visual arts, collecting paintings, sculptures, and drawings and taking up painting himself. He also became known as a figure in New York theatrical and literary circles, often dominating parties with his piano playing. New patterns emerged in Gershwin’s compositions, as he continued to write scores for the musical theatre, though at a somewhat slower rate. He gave more and more attention to concert music, studying with a succession of teachers including Rubin Goldmark, Riegger, and Cowell. Much of the summer of 1925 was devoted to the composition of the Concerto in F for piano and orchestra, commissioned by Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphony Orchestra.

 

The (now famous) Preludes for Piano were first performed by the composer in December of 1926 as part of a recital in which Gershwin accompanied the contralto Marguerite d’Alvarez. During most of 1928, Gershwin was occupied with the composition of the tone poem, An American in Paris, which he began to create during a trip to Europe from March to June of that year. Traveling with his family, Gershwin was welcomed as a musical celebrity, and he met many outstanding composers during this holiday, such as Prokofiev, Milhaud, Poulenc, Ravel, Walton, and Berg. Additionally, as part of this memorable time abroad, he heard both Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F played in his honor by French musicians.

 

The following summer (1929), Gershwin made his début as a conductor in an outdoor concert at Lewisohn Stadium in New York where conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue, playing the piano part of the latter himself before an audience of more than fifteen thousand people. During October 1929, he signed a contract to compose a "Jewish opera," to be called The Dybbuk, for the Metropolitan Opera, but that operatic work was never completed. While in Hollywood from November 1930 to February 1931, Gershwin maintained his commitment to concert music, as he and Ira wrote the musical score for the film Delicious, and they began work on the Broadway musical Of Thee I Sing. Gershwin also composed most of his Rhapsody No. 2 for piano and orchestra during this period.

 

Unlike any American composer before him, Gershwin managed to broaden the musical scope of his craft without sacrificing his popularity, and by the early 1930s, the range of his works caused him to be viewed as a major figure in modern music. Thus established as a composer of considerable talent, he maintained his place on Broadway by writing some of his most successful musicals, including Strike up the Band, premiered in 1927 and revised in 1930, Girl Crazy from 1930, and the afore-mentioned Of Thee I Sing from 1931, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Gershwin also continued his concerts and tours, and from 1934–1935, he hosted and played on a radio program broadcast by CBS, entitled "Music by Gershwin."

 

In June of 1936, George and Ira signed a contract with RKO Film Studios, and by August they had moved to Hollywood. The songs they supplied for such films as Shall we Dance? and A Damsel in Distress in 1937 and The Goldwyn Follies, released in 1938, were among their best collaborative works. In between these projects, Gershwin maintained his study of harmony and composition, and while taking lessons with Joseph Schillinger from 1932–1936, he wrote the Cuban Overture (1932), a set of Variations for piano and orchestra on the song I Got Rhythm, and his magnum opus, the opera Porgy and Bess.

 

Since 1926, when he first read the novel, Gershwin had considered the idea of composing a full-length opera based on DuBose Heyward’s Porgy, a story about life among the black inhabitants of "Catfish Row" in Charleston, South Carolina. After many delays, Dubose Heyward and the Gershwin brothers signed a production contract in October of 1933 with the Theatre Guild of New York, and their collaboration on this project was under way. Gershwin began the score in February of 1934, and during the next summer he stayed in South Carolina, composing and absorbing local influences at Folly Beach, located on a barrier island about ten miles from Charleston. From this location, the Gershwins could observe the Gullahs, an isolated group living on adjacent James Island, who became the prototypes of the Catfish Row residents. It was a happy collaboration as DuBose Heyward wrote the libretto, and Ira Gershwin and Heyward wrote the lyrics. Heyward's contributions included the lyrics to Summertime and My Man's Gone Now.

 

By mid-August the Gershwins left Charleston, and George applied himself to finishing the recitatives and orchestrating the opera. When it was finally completed in July, 1935, the 700 pages of music represented Gershwin's most ambitious creation and his favorite composition. According to David Ewen, he "never quite ceased to wonder at the miracle that he had been its composer. He never stopped loving each and every bar, and he never wavered in the conviction that he had produced a work of art." Billed as "an American folk opera," Porgy and Bess opened in New York in October of 1935 in a Broadway theatre and not an opera house. The opera ran for 124 performances, and it closed without earning enough to recover the original investment, and therefore it was considered a financial failure.

 

Today, Porgy and Bess is revered by many as one of the finest examples of grand opera ever penned by an American composer. Gershwin was obviously influenced by black spirituals, gospel music, and African-American dance rhythms, which pervade this intriguing story of love, murder, and longing in a manner unparalleled in opera history. Although criticized in some quarters as presenting a negative view of African-American life, Gershwin succeeded in giving a musical voice, an operatic voice, to African-Americans for the first time. The sublime beauty of his melodies bestows a great nobility upon his black characters in a uniquely American operatic setting, resonating universal human themes. Among all of his works, Porgy and Bess is undoubtedly his greatest musical achievement, frequently performed in opera houses around the world and regarded as a masterpiece of Twentieth Century opera. George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward talked of collaborating on a second opera to be entitled Porgy in New York, but sadly, within two years and before the project could materialize, both men died unexpectedly.

 

Gershwin’s untimely death was a truly shocking and unexpected event, since he was seemingly on the threshold of even greater musical achievements. At the beginning of 1937, Gershwin complained of intermittent dizzy spells and feelings of emotional despondency, but he continued to perform in public and to compose. On July 9, 1937, he fell suddenly into a coma. A brain tumor was diagnosed and emergency surgery performed. However, on the morning of July 11, 1937, Gershwin died at the age of thirty-eight. Four days later, after memorial services in New York and Hollywood, he was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

 

On the surface, Gershwin is often remembered primarily as a songwriter, composing hundreds of songs for Tin Pan Alley, the Broadway stage, and Hollywood films. But it must be stated that Gershwin was not content to compose only in the medium of popular music. With each successive Classical composition, he further honed his skills as an accomplished composer of serious music. In Gershwin's view these two musical worlds were not mutually exclusive, and he achieved his greatest personal satisfaction by composing music for audiences in both spheres. During his lifetime European composers were far more sympathetic to Gershwin than were his American contemporaries. Maurice Ravel and Kurt Weill paid him the highest compliment: large-scale imitation. Ravel quoted Rhapsody in Blue in his Piano Concerto in G, and Weill, who after Gershwin's death collaborated with Ira Gershwin, modeled his opera Street Scene on Porgy and Bess. Prokofiev and Berg also expressed admiration, and Schoenberg, who played tennis with Gershwin in Hollywood, defended him as a "man who lives in music and expresses everything, serious or not, sound or superficial, by means of music, because it is his native language."

 

 

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George's parents were Jewish-Russian immigrants. His father's name was Morris Gershovitz, and his mother's was originally Rose Bruskin. They were married in 1895, and Americanized their name to Gershwin. They had four children. Ira was born on December 6, 1896. George was their second son, born on September 26, 1898. Arthur and Francis were next in line in 1900 and 1906 (Rowley 1). George's birthplace was Brooklyn, New York. His father was a somewhat unsuccessful entrepreneur, and the family had moved twenty-eight times by the time George was eighteen (Penumbra 1).

George's childhood was different from what many might think. He was out-going and energetic, but a trouble maker at school. He showed no interest in music. The family went bankrupt in 1914 and moved to Coney Island, where George became known as a fighter. He stole fruit, pretzels, and bagels from the local shops (Rowley 1). He was an outdoors boy, who didn't care for indoor activities (Penumbra 1).

Even though he didn't seem to care for it, music had a profound effect on George. Once, while passing an arcade, he heard a mechanical piano playing Rubinstein's "Melody in F." He seemed to be put in a trance. A few years later, when he heard Maxie Rosenzweig playing the violin, he waited outside the school for an hour in the rain just to meet the older boy. Eventually, the two became the best of friends, and Maxie taught George everything he knew about music (Rowley 1). Unfortunately, he also told George that he didn't have any musical aptitude, but he didn't let that stop him. George's love of music grew from that point on (Penumbra 1-2).

In 1910, the Gershwin's bought a piano for Ira. As soon as the piano came through the door, George sat down and played a pop tune of the day. It soon became evident that it was George's piano, not Ira's, and he started receiving lessons from a neighborhood lady (Rowley 2). When she couldn't teach him anymore, he became a student of Charles Hambitzer. Hambitzer was so impressed by George's skill that he would not accept payment for the lessons (Penumbra 2). George's technique improved greatly, and he learned the basics of classical music. George also started lessons with Mr. Kilenyi for theory. Between the two teachers, he became a very good pianist. It was during this time that George wrote his very first songs. They were ragtime with a classical form, and were called "Since I Found You" and "Ragging at the Traumerei" (Rowley 2).

George spent long hours working at his father's restaurant for four dollars a week (Rowley 2). He also held a summer job playing the piano at a mountain resort in the Catskills in 1913 (Penumbra 2). He attended the High School of Commerce, but he hated it, and dropped out. He began a job as a song plugger for fifteen dollars a week at Remick's, a publishing house. A song plugger is a pianist who performs new songs in hopes of selling sheet music. He and his mother argued about it for a long while-she wanted him to be a lawyer or accountant-but eventually she gave in (Rowley 2).

George was the best at his job at Remick's. He quickly became skilled at transposing into different keys easily. He saw much of New York while traveling across the city for his job, and started writing music. He would write late into the night in his notebook labeled "GT," which stood for good tunes. Remick's refused to publish his music, but he continued to write. He was influenced greatly by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern (Rowley 2). In 1917, George quit his job at Remick's and worked as a vaudeville circuit pianist. He was then hired to write music for the publishing house T. B. Harms. He also toured as Nora Bayes' accompanist (Erb 1).

Five songs written by George were included in the musical Half Past Eight, but it was unsuccessful. George wrote the entire score to La La Lucille, which premiered on May 26, 1919 (Penumbra 2). In 1920 (Jolley: The Works 1), Al Jolson incorporated "Swanee" into his show, Sinbad. It became a big hit, selling over two million copies. Gershwin also wrote the score for George White's Scandals from 1920-1924 (Penumbra 2).

In 1924, George agreed to write a jazz concerto for Paul Whiteman's program. He began work on it less than one month before the performance (Rowley 2). On February 12 (Penumbra 2), it was second to last on the program, and the audience was bored. They gave "Rhapsody in Blue" a standing ovation, and this piece has gone on to become a standard in American music literature (Rowley 2).

George went on to write for the musicals Primrose, TipToes, Song of the Flame, Lady Be Good!, Oh, Kay!, Strike Up the Band, Funny Face, Rosalie, and Treasure Girl from 1924-1928. He wrote "Concerto in F" in 1925 (Jolley: The Works 2). When he took a trip to Paris, an idea for a symphonic dance grew. In 1927, it eventually turned out to be "An American In Paris," which even used four French car horns in the score (Jolley 1)!

George's first experience in conducting was in Lewishon Stadium, in Brooklyn. In 1930, he conducted for his musical Girl Crazy, where the orchestra included Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, and Jimmy Dorsey (Penumbra 5). In Girl Crazy, Ethel Merman introduced the famous song, "I Got Rhythm" (Erb, pg. 1).

George went to Hollywood for a contract with Fox Studios. He was to write the score for Delicious. He wrote another rhapsody, but they used only a small portion of it in the film. George continued to work on it after a move back to New York, and it debuted as the "Second Rhapsody" on January 1, 1932. George and his brother Ira collaborated on Of Thee I Sing, which was a smash hit. It won multiple Pulitzer prizes. When George took a Cuban vacation in 1932, he was inspired to write Cuban Overture. Later, he wrote two sequels to Of Thee I Sing, which both flopped (Penumbra 5-6). The ideas for Porgy and Bess had first originated in George's mind in 1926; he began writing the score in 1934. It finally opened in 1935, but closed after only one hundred thirty-four performances (Penumbra 6)! It had little success at its opening, but it later became more popular (Jolley 1).

During the Great Depression, theater business slowed, but the movie-making industry in California was booming. George moved to Hollywood in 1936 to write the score for Shall We Dance. He enjoyed a leisurely life there, playing golf, tennis, and swimming (Penumbra 6). While there, he wrote songs with his brother and lyricist Ira. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, and other famous stars of the day performed them. Some of his most famous songs during this time were "S'Wonderful," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and "Our Love is Here to Stay" (Jolley 1).

On February 10, 1937, George suffered a blackout while performing onstage. He saw a doctor, but was diagnosed perfectly healthy. By early June, he suffered from headaches, but dismissed them as from overwork. He had another doctor's exam, but didn't want a spinal tap because it was too painful. From then on, he lost his health rapidly. He played the piano the morning of July 9, 1937, and by the end of the day, he was in a coma. Doctors discovered a brain tumor from a spinal tap on July 10 (Penumbra 7). It was decided he needed immediate surgery, but the country's top surgeon, Dr. Dandy, was vacationing on his yacht. President Roosevelt sent two navy destroyers to get him, but he returned too late. Local surgeons had to begin the surgery before he could get there. George never woke up from the coma. He died on July 11, 1937, at the young age of thirty-eight. John O'Hara, an author, said of his death, "I don't have to believe it if I don't want to" (Erb 2).

George Gershwin was well known by the time of his early death, but concert pianists didn't start playing his works until the 1950s and 60s (Sylvester 2). The centennial of his birth was celebrated on September 26, 1999 (Mason 1). A twenty-four hour tribute on National Public Radio, Turner Classics Movie features, and tribute concerts by Linda Ronstadt and Rosemary Clooney were given to honor this great man (Sylvester 1-2).

His works were loved yesterday and today, and many of them have become great American standards. "When I'm in my normal mood, the tunes come dripping off my fingers," he said. Immortal songs flowed out of George Gershwin, and he will be forevermore remembered for that.

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1930; Gershwin


Morris Gershwin Age;58 BirthYear;1871 Russia Head White Manhattan, New York, NY owned his home, valued; $10,000 had a radio. Married at 21 came to the country in 1891. Retired from the Restaurant Business?
Rose Gershwin Age; 53 BirthYear;1876 Wife Manhattan, New York, NY


married at age 16
Otto Gershwin (might say Arthur not Otto) Age;30 BirthYear;1899 Son Manhattan, New York, NY


born in New York.
Francis Gershwin Age;23 BirthYear;1906 Daughter Manhattan, New York, NY

the lived in District 485 ; MANHATTAN BOROUGH, ASSEMBLY DIST. 11 (PART), BOUNDED BY (N) W. 106TH; (E) W. END AVE.; (S) W. 102D; (W) HUDSON RIVER.

They had a live in maid from Ireland by the last name of Francis she was 23 years old. I am pasting a part of the original senses;

---------------------------------Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: T626_1559; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 485; Image: 0753.
George Gershwin Age; 31 BirthYear; 1898 New York Head White Manhattan, New York, NY. Russian/Yiddish speaking parents. it is written that he is single and a music composer. Lived in District 403, MANHATTAN BOROUGH, ASSEMBLY DIST. 7 (PART), APTS. AT 33 RIVERSIDE DR. Next to his brother; Ira and his wife. both brothers rented their places. Ira paid $300 a month I cant read the amount for George.
He had a cook living with him. She was from Austria, age 41 and married since age 27.
next door lived
Ira Gershwin Age;33 BirthYear;1896 New York Head White Manhattan, New York, NY


married at age 29. Yiddish speaking parents.Writter of Music.
Leonore Gershwin Age';29 BirthYear;1900 Wife Manhattan, New York, NY


married at age 25. She was born in New York to Russian/Yiddish speaking parents.
They had a servant from Germany living with them.


Image Source: Year: 1930
; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: T626_1553; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 403; Image: 1092.

Philip Gershwin Age;37 BirthYear;1892 Russia Head White Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Jennie Gershwin Age;33 BirthYear(1896   Wife   Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Sylvia Gershwin Age;15 BirthYear1914   Daughter   Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Florence Gershwin Age;13 BirthYear;1916   Daughter   Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Arthur Gershwin Age;11 BirthYear;1918   Son   Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Edward Gershwin Age;8 BirthYear(;1921   Son   Boston, Suffolk, MA  

Max Gershwin Age;43 BirthYear;1886 Poland Head White Manhattan, New York, NY  

Anna Gershwin Age;40 BirthYear(;1889   Wife   Manhattan, New York, NY  

Samuel Gershwin Age;14 BirthYear;1915   Son   Manhattan, New York, NY  

Rose Gershwin Age; 9 BirthYear;1920   Daughter   Manhattan, New York, NY  

Gertrude Gershwin Age; 7 BirthYear(;1922   Daughter   Manhattan, New York, NY

in 1920 Census

 

Gershwin, Nabis 46 BirthYear(1920, '46');1873 Connecticut White Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut 

Gershwin, Frances 13 BirthYear(1920, '13');1906 New York White Manhattan, New York, New York 

Gershwin, Morris 47 BirthYear(1920, '47');1872 Russia White Manhattan, New York, New York here they wrote that he came to the country in 1893 and was naturalized in 1898 Yiddish speaking

Gershwin Rose, Wife age 39 came to the country from Russia in 1893 and was naturalized in 1898 Yiddish speaking. In resturant business

Gershwin Isadore, Son age 23 born in New York, lyric writer

Gershwin George, son age 21 born in New York, composer

Gershwin Arthur, son age 19 born in New York, salesman

Ellis Island;

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340 Gershovitch,Dora London, England 1914  49   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

341 Gershovitch,Esther London, England 1914  18   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

342 Gershovitch,Gertrude London, England 1920  10   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

343 Gershovitch,Lily London, England 1920  11   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

344 Gershovitch,Max London, England 1914  13   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

345 Gershovitch,Rebecca London, England 1920  38   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

346 Gershovitch,Rose London, England 1914  16   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

347 Gershovitch,Samuel London, England 1914  7   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

348 Gershovitch,Solomon London, England 1920  26   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

349 Gershovitz,Binin Rossau 1910  31   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

350 Gershovitz,Tamarc   1903  17   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

 

351 Gershovitz,Zalmen Minsk 1905  21   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

352 Gershowiak,Stanslun Maditza Kalish 1907  17   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

353 Gershowicz,Kinde ..., Russia 1908  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

354 Gershowitz,Abram Kamenek 1906  22   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

355 Gershowitz,Hannah London 1903  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

356 Gershowitz,Luba Simferopol, Russia 1922  18   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

357 Gershowitz,Naum Goao Bucarest, Roumania 1922  17   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

358 Gershowitz,Silpe London 1904  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

359 Gershowitz,Slate London 1905  25   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

360 Gershowrotz,Charley Govna 1905  0   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

361 Gershowrotz,Hanna Roche Govna 1905  45   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

362 Gershowrotz,Israel Govna 1905  10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Gershbowitz,Hyman London, England 1907  0   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

41 Gershbowitz,Jennie London, England 1907  23   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

42 Gershbowitz,Louis London, England 1907  2 

46 Gershcoivst,Henry New york USA 1912  26   Passenger Record

99 Gershenanitz,Beile Alexano, Russia 1913  5   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

100 Gershenanitz,Moishe Alexano, Russia 1913  28   

101 Gershenanitz,Schmil Alexano, Russia 1913  7   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

102 Gershenanitz,Siheie Alexano, Russia 1913  8   P

 

131 Gershenovitz,Guti Wilna 1905  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

132 Gershenowitz,Cha...e Garadeie 1905  7   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

133 Gershenowitz,Feige Garadeie 1905  41   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

134 Gershenowitz,Gaoriel Minsk 1904  11   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

135 Gershenowitz,Inie Plis 1904  24   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

136 Gershenowitz,Jonah Minsk 1904  10   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

137 Gershenowitz,Leib Lida, Russia 1908  14   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

138 Gershenowitz,Leie Garadeie 1905  11   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

139 Gershenowitz,Morris London 1904  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

140 Gershenowitz,Mowshe Lida, Russia 1908  13   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

141 Gershenowitz,Roche Lida, Russia 1908  56   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

142 Gershenowitz,Wolf Plis 1904  0   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

143 Gershenowsky,Gubel London 1898  48   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

163 Gershenzvit,Uwach Kamenetz, Russia 1910  22 

 

 

 

188 Gershkovics,Haim Kishinew, Bessarabia 1923  25   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

189 Gershkovitz,Abe Newport, Ken. 1916  9   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

190 Gershkovitz,Abraham Newport, Ken. 1916  7   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

191 Gershkovitz,Isider Newport, Ken. 1916  8   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

192 Gershkovitz,Rosa Newport, Ken. 1916  28   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

193 Gershkovitz,Rubin   1893  21   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

194 Gershkowich,Sam London, Eng. 1907  26   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

195 Gershkowich,Sophia London, Eng. 1907  19   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

196 Gershkowitsch,Judel Bobrusk, Russia 1923  41   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

197 Gershkowitsch,Roza Bobrusk, Russia 1923  9   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

198 Gershkowitsch,Vecha Bobrusk, Russia 1923  41   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

199 Gershkowitz,Berel Orgiew, Rssia 1912  40   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

200 Gershkowitz,Berl Kiszeniew, Russia 1913  56   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

201 Gershkowitz,Bruche Orgiew, Rssia 1912  36   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

202 Gershkowitz,Chaim Hotin, Roumania 1921  15   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

203 Gershkowitz,Gershe Bershird, Russia 1914  38   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

204 Gershkowitz,Hanna Medias, Romania 1921  31   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

205 Gershkowitz,Isaac Medias, Romania 1921  6   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

206 Gershkowitz,Itzik Snitkew, Russia 1913  28   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

207 Gershkowitz,Joib Hotin, Roumania 1921  16   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

208 Gershkowitz,Schlime Orgiew, Rssia 1912  11   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

209 Gershkowitz,Schlojme Orgiew, Rssia 1912  3   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

210 Gershkowitz,Shulim Medias, Romania 1921  31   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

211 Gershkowitz,Taube Orgiew, Rssia 1912  8   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

212 Gershkowitz,Wolf Medias, Romania 1921  8 

256 Gershnovitz,Abraham Manchester 1903  26 

Gershonitz,Chane Obrzin, Russia 1914  17 

322 Gershonovitz,Broche   1895  19   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

323 Gershonovitz,Jankel   1895  7   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

324 Gershonow,Barnett Manchester 1905  23   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

325 Gershonow,Lilly Manchester 1905  0   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

326 Gershonow,Rebecca Manchester 1905  22   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

327 Gershonowicz,M...eo Minsk 1904  22   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

328 Gershonowitch,Leah Manchester, England 1916  22   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

329 Gershonowitz,Mordehc Neustadt, Russia 1911  20   Passenger Record  Text Manifest  Scanned Manifest  Ship Image

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 1 Gershowitz,Abram Kamenek 1906 22 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

2 Gershowitz,Hannah London 1903 20 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

3 Gershowitz,Luba Simferopol, Russia 1922 18 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

4 Gershowitz,Naum Goao Bucarest, Roumania 1922 17 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

5 Gershowitz,Silpe London 1904 20 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

6 Gershowitz,Slate London 1905 25 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image

6          Girshovich,Myer            Manchester, England   1915    22         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

7          Girshovitch,Esther-Feiga          Alexandrovsk, Russia   1923                 Passenger Record       Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

8          Girshovitch,Motia          Alexandrovsk, Russian 1923    26         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

9          Girshovitch,Sonia         Alexandrovsk, Russia   1923    23         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

10        Girshovitz,Lewis           Wagielon          1905    30         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

11        Girshowicz,Leia            Reczica, Russia            1913    25         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

12        Girshowitz,Berka          Slutzky, Russia 1908    30         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

13        Girshowitz,Chiene        Pam...  1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

14        Girshowitz,Taube         Pam...  1905    21         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

15        Girshowzen,Marie         U          1895    32         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

Girschawitz,Chaje         Holbyn, Russia 1909    40         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

94        Girschawitz,Feige         Holbyn, Russia 1909              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

95        Girschawitz,Moische     Holbyn, Russia 1909    10         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

96        Girschawitz,Rive           Holbyn, Russia 1909            

Girschkouritz,Brandel   Odessa, Russia            1906    18         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

232      Girschkovitz,Israel        Reval, Estonia  1922    29         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

233      Girschkowitz,Borris                   1893    20         Passenger     

253      Girschonitz,Feige         Wilna    1905    28         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

254      Girschonitz,Leibe         Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

255      Girschonitz,Nicke          Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

256      Girschonitz,Sore           Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

257      Girschovicz,Berl            Sluck    1898              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

258      Girschovicz,Isser          Sluck    1898              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

259      Girschovicz,Libe R.       Sluck    1898    29       

253      Girschonitz,Feige         Wilna    1905    28         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

254      Girschonitz,Leibe         Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

255      Girschonitz,Nicke          Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

256      Girschonitz,Sore           Wilna    1905              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

257      Girschovicz,Berl            Sluck    1898              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

258      Girschovicz,Isser          Sluck    1898              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

259      Girschovicz,Libe R.       Sluck    1898    29       

468      Girsovic,Chane Radpilishki, Lithuania   1921    27         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

469      Girsovic,Govsa Radpilishki, Lithuania   1921    69         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

470      Girsovic,Malke  Radpilishki, Lithuania   1921    23         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

471      Girsovic,Roche Radpilishki, Lithuania   1921    58         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

472      Girsovic,Scheinl            Radpilishki, Lithuania   1921    25         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

473      Girsowic,Anna  Seduwa, Lithuan.         1922    19         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

474      Girsowic,Minucha         Seduwa, Lithuan.         1922    60         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

475      Girsowic,Olga   Seduwa, Lithuan.         1922    16         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

476      Girsowicz,Moses           Seduwa, Lithuan         

565      Girszowick,Golda          U          1921              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

566      Girszowicz,Arje Twje, Poland    1922    65         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

567      Girszowicz,Beila           Ostrow, Poland 1921    21         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

568      Girszowicz,Chaim         Twje, Poland    1922              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

569      Girszowicz,Chajie         Ostrow, Poland 1921    55         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

570      Girszowicz,Chasza       Pinsk, Poland   1922    43         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

571      Girszowicz,Golda          Mir, Poland       1921    36         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

572      Girszowicz,Josel Berko Mir, Poland       1921              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

573      Girszowicz,Lejie            Ostrow, Poland 1921    27         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

574      Girszowicz,Lejzer Wolf  Mir, Poland       1921    11         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

575      Girszowicz,Mina            Pinsk, Poland   1922    13         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

576      Girszowicz,Mojsze        Twje, Poland    1922              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

577      Girszowicz,Musia          Mir, Poland       1921    13         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

578      Girszowicz,Nechama    Snow, Poland  1921    20         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

579      Girszowicz,Perla           Pinsk, Poland   1922    19         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

580      Girszowicz,Samuel       Ostrow, Poland 1921    18         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

581      Girszowicz,Sara Ruchoa           Ostrow, Poland 1921    21         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

582      Girszowicz,Zalman        Twje, Poland    1922    16         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

583      Girszowska,Borok         Turgiel, Russia 1922              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

584      Girszowska,Jonto         Turgiel, Russia

203      Gerchowitz,Chune        Odessa, Russia            1908    19         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

204      Gerchowitz,Gerson                   1894    24         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

205      Gerchowitz,Gittel          Russia  1913    33         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

206      Gerchowitz,Leiser         Russia  1913              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

207      Gerchowitz,Man           Russia  1913              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

208      Gerchowitz,Sure           Russia  1913              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

209      Gerchowitz,Zulke          Russia  1913              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

210      Gerchowsky,Fraac                    1892    29         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

211      Gerchowsky,Sarah                   1892    25         Passenger     

            Gercovici,Marcus                      1895    28         Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

376      Gercovitch,Fanny         London            1905    13         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

377      Gercovitch,Harry           London            1905              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

378      Gercovitch,Isaac          London            1905              Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

379      Gercovitch,Rebecca     London            1905    28         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

380      Gercovskaya,Malka      Odessa, Russia            1923    55         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

381      Gercowasky,Abram      Morezic , Russia           1913    36         Passenger Record             Text Manifest   Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

382      Gercowich,Christian      Lussin  1901              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

383      Gercowitz,Ronia                       1912              Passenger Record       Text Manifest             Scanned Manifest        Ship Image    

384      Gercowitz,Sose            Derazne, Russia           1907    18       

540      Gerczewicz,Casemir     Suvalki 1902    28                   

 

 

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Lida

Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   Pinkhus            Movsha            Head of Household     

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Lida

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            GERSHOVICH Nakhemia         Yudel   Head of Household     

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25  

           

 

 

Lida

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Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   David   Leiba   Head of Household     

 41 

           

Absent 1856 

           

           

27

May

1858

           

170144464

           

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GIRSHOVICH   Pinkhus            David   Son     

 Newborn 

           

Absent 1856 

           

           

GIRSHOVICH   Meer    David   Son     

 Newborn 

           

Absent 1856 

           

           

TownUyezdGuberniya  Surname          Given Name     Father  Relationship     Age ThisAge Last     Reason LeftYear          Comments        Date     PageRegistrationFormer Registration            Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc     

 

Ostrynia

Lida

Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   Shmuilo            Leizer   Head of Household     

 30 

           

Absent 1857 

            Added 16 March 1852, no. 12

15

May

1858

           

73125

           

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LVIA/515/25/89

           

           

 

Radun

Lida

Vilnius

            ABRAMOVICH Yosel   Leiba   Head of Household     

58 50 

           

  

           

           

 

May

 

           

5952523

           

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LVIA/515/25/89

           

ABRAMOVICH Malka   Zarukh Wife    

 

Lida

Vilnius

            ABRAMOVICH Yosel   Leiba   Head of Household     

58 50 

           

  

           

           

 

May

 

           

5952523

           

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ABRAMOVICH Malka   Zarukh Wife    

60  

           

  

           

           

GIRSHOVICH   Leiba   Shlioma            Nephew          

40  

           

  

           

           

GIRSHOVICH   Pesia   Mordukh           Niece-in-law     

35  

           

  

            Leiba's wife     

GIRSHOVICH   Dvora   Leiba   Grandniece     

15  

           

  

           

           

GIRSHOVICH   Feiga   Leiba   Grandniece     

7  

           

  

           

           

           

 

Radun

Lida

Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   David   Menail  Head of Household     

  

           

Absent 1843 

           

           

 

May

 

           

5962927

           

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LVIA/515/25/89

           

GIRSHOVICH   Leizer   David   Son     

  

           

Absent 1843 

           

           

TownUyezdGuberniya  Surname          Given Name     Father  Relationship     Age ThisAge Last     Reason LeftYear          Comments        Date     PageRegistrationFormer Registration            Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc     

 

Zhaludok

Lida

Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   Yankel

            Head of Household     

  

           

Absent 1846 

           

           

29

May

1858

           

4691341

           

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LVIA/515/25/89

           

SKLIAROVSKI Leiba   Aron     Br        

 

 

Zhaludok

Lida

Vilnius

            GIRSHOVICH   Yosel  

            Head of Household     

  

           

Absent 1850 

           

           

29

May

1858

           

 

Baisogala

Siauliai

Kaunas

            GILELZON       Lozer   Fayvush          

           

20 Missing 

           

  

           

           

26

May

1858

           

4403427

           

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LVIA/1262/1/99

           

GIRSHEVICH   Orel      Abram  Head of Household     

24 16 

           

  

           

           

GIRSHEVICH   Rashe Mere     Yankel Wife    

2_?  

           

  

           

           

GIRSHEVICH   Rochel Orel      Daughter         

5 (?)  

           

  

           

           

TownUyezdGuberniya  Surname          Given Name     Father  Relationship     Age ThisAge Last     Reason LeftYear          Comments        Date     PageRegistrationFormer Registration            Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc     

 

Leckava

Siauliai

Kaunas

            GIRSHOVICH   Mendel Ekel    

           

           

 14 

           

Unknown 1856 

           

           

28

May

1858

           

195178140

           

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Lygumai

Siauliai

Kaunas

            GIRSHOVICH   Sore     Leyba 

           

12  

           

  

           

           

28

April

1866

           

213

           

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LVIA/1262/1/124

           

GIRSHOVICH   Eyde    Leyba 

           

12  

           

  

            Sore's Sister    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

           

 

 

 



Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Last Residence
(City,County,State)

Issued

SSN

 

ARTHUR GERSHWIN

14 Mar 1900

Nov 1981

New York, New York, NY

NY (Before 1951 )

109-01-9342

 

 

 

 

 

BENJAMIN GERSHWIN

10 Aug 1906

Mar 1971

 

NY (1953 And 1955 )

054-30-5386

 

 

 

 

 

EMIL J GERSHWIN

28 Apr 1922

18 Jul 1999

Danbury, Fairfield, CT

NY (Before 1951 )

100-12-3195

 

 

 

 

 

FLORENCE GERSHWIN

5 Feb 1907

Oct 1975

Brooklyn, Kings, NY

NY (1964 )

064-40-6224

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE GERSHWIN

5 Jan 1921

4 Oct 1992

San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

NY (Before 1951 )

069-12-8822

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE GERSHWIN

3 Apr 1913

Jul 1985

Suffern, Rockland, NY

NY (Before 1951 )

102-10-2562

 

 

 

 

 

HELEN T GERSHWIN

29 Dec 1917

11 Apr 2003

Valley Cottage, Rockland, NY

NY (Before 1951 )

124-10-2016

 

 

 

 

 

HERMAN GERSHWIN

14 Sep 1907

5 Aug 1993

Henderson, Clark, NV

CA (1958 )

547-58-7577

 

 

 

 

 

HILDA GERSHWIN

5 Jan 1909

26 Sep 2000

Las Vegas, Clark, NV

NY (Before 1951 )

067-03-7512

 

 

 

 

 

IRA GERSHWIN

6 Dec 1896

Aug 1983

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

CA (Before 1951 )

568-01-3279

 

 

 

 

 

JANET GERSHWIN

15 Oct 1923

14 Jan 2003

Danbury, Fairfield, CT

NY (Before 1951 )

132-16-5238

 

 

 

 

 

JERRY GERSHWIN

20 Apr 1926

17 Sep 1997

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

CA (Before 1951 )

555-22-8190

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH GERSHWIN

25 Aug 1918

Dec 1984

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

CA (1951 )

563-44-3857

 

 

 

 

 

JULIUS GERSHWIN

8 Aug 1913

Dec 1960

 

NY (Before 1951 )

056-07-0787

 

 

 

 

 

LEONORE S GERSHWIN

3 Oct 1900

20 Aug 1991

 

CA (1962 )

559-68-6798

 

 

 

 

 

NATHAN GERSHWIN

24 Feb 1914

Jul 1986

Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL

NY (Before 1951 )

066-05-9750

 

 

 

 

 

NAUM GERSHWIN

20 Nov 1906

25 Nov 1995

Springfield, Union, NJ

NY (Before 1951 )

075-26-8711

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICIA GERSHWIN

10 Apr 1913

19 May 1998

Roswell, Fulton, GA

NY (1952 And 1954 )

104-28-9096

 

 

 

 

 

SAMUEL GERSHWIN

2 Feb 1916

15 Feb 1999

New York, New York, NY

NY (Before 1951 )

108-07-9388

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001

           

Bride     Place of Marriage Marriage Date    

Groom  

ALAN GERSHWIN EDITH K SADOYAMA           Greenwich, Fairfield, CT  15 October , 1960           

            Name: George James Gershwin

Certificate: 70927

Death Place: Palm Beach

Race: W

Death Date: 24 Jul 1985

Birth Date: 03 Apr 1913  

View Full Context          

           

 

Name: Nathan Gershwin

Certificate: 66031

Death Place: Broward

Race: W

Death Date: 09 Jul 1986

Birth Date: 24 Feb 1914  

           

 






 

203 Gerchowitz,Chune Odessa, Russia 1908 19 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
204 Gerchowitz,Gerson 1894 24 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
205 Gerchowitz,Gittel Russia 1913 33 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
206 Gerchowitz,Leiser Russia 1913 7 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
207 Gerchowitz,Man Russia 1913 9 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
208 Gerchowitz,Sure Russia 1913 3 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
209 Gerchowitz,Zulke Russia 1913 5 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
210 Gerchowsky,Fraac 1892 29 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
211 Gerchowsky,Sarah 1892 25 Passenger
Gercovici,Marcus 1895 28 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
376 Gercovitch,Fanny London 1905 13 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
377 Gercovitch,Harry London 1905 4 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
378 Gercovitch,Isaac London 1905 7 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
379 Gercovitch,Rebecca London 1905 28 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
380 Gercovskaya,Malka Odessa, Russia 1923 55 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
381 Gercowasky,Abram Morezic , Russia 1913 36 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
382 Gercowich,Christian Lussin 1901 7 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
383 Gercowitz,Ronia 1912 0 Passenger Record Text Manifest Scanned Manifest Ship Image
384 Gercowitz,Sose Derazne, Russia 1907 18
540 Gerczewicz,Casemir Suvalki 1902 28

Eisiskes
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Pinkhus Movsha Head of Household
38

Died 1853


26
May
1858

6706760

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LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Ester Evna Wife
41

Eisiskes
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Antsel

38 30


26
May
1858

686121130

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LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Beila Yankel 38

Eisiskes
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Antsel

38 30


26
May
1858

686121130

Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Beila Yankel 38

VIRSHUBSKI Aron Yosel Son
12

Absent 1856

TownUyezdGuberniya Surname Given Name Father Relationship Age ThisAge Last Reason LeftYear Comments Date PageRegistrationFormer Registration Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc Eisiskes
Lida
Vilnius
GERSHOVICH Nakhemia Yudel Head of Household
20


26
May
1858

711216

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Eisiskes
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Khaim Yankel Head of Household
24
26
May
1858
7161
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LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Malka Leiba Wife
23

Lida
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Berko Mordukh Head of Household
26 18
27
May
1858
167131501
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LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Leiba Berko Son
Newborn
Absent 1857 GIRSHOVICH Ita Leia Meer Wife
25


Lida
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH David Leiba Head of Household
41
Absent 1856 27
May
1858
170144464
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Pinkhus David Son
Newborn
Absent 1856 GIRSHOVICH Meer David Son
Newborn
Absent 1856 TownUyezdGuberniya Surname Given Name Father Relationship Age ThisAge Last Reason LeftYear Comments Date PageRegistrationFormer Registration Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc
Ostrynia
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Shmuilo Leizer Head of Household
30
Absent 1857
Added 16 March 1852, no. 12
15
May
1858
73125
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89
Radun
Lida
Vilnius
ABRAMOVICH Yosel Leiba Head of Household
58 50

May5952523
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89ABRAMOVICH Malka Zarukh Wife
Lida
Vilnius
ABRAMOVICH Yosel Leiba Head of Household
58 50

May5952523
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89ABRAMOVICH Malka Zarukh Wife
60
GIRSHOVICH Leiba Shlioma Nephew
40
GIRSHOVICH Pesia Mordukh Niece-in-law
35

Leiba's wife
GIRSHOVICH Dvora Leiba Grandniece
15
GIRSHOVICH Feiga Leiba Grandniece
7

Radun
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH David Menail Head of Household

Absent 1843

May5962927
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89GIRSHOVICH Leizer David Son

Absent 1843 TownUyezdGuberniya Surname Given Name Father Relationship Age ThisAge Last Reason LeftYear Comments Date PageRegistrationFormer Registration Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc
Zhaludok
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Yankel
Head of Household

Absent 1846 29
May
1858
4691341
Revision List
LVIA/515/25/89SKLIAROVSKI Leiba Aron Br Zhaludok
Lida
Vilnius
GIRSHOVICH Yosel
Head of Household

Absent 1850 29
May
1858

Baisogala
Siauliai
Kaunas
GILELZON Lozer Fayvush
20 Missing
26
May
1858
4403427
Revision List
LVIA/1262/1/99GIRSHEVICH Orel Abram Head of Household
24 16
GIRSHEVICH Rashe Mere Yankel Wife
2_?
GIRSHEVICH Rochel Orel Daughter
5 (?)
TownUyezdGuberniya Surname Given Name Father Relationship Age ThisAge Last Reason LeftYear Comments Date PageRegistrationFormer Registration Publication TypeArchive / Fond etc
Leckava
Siauliai
Kaunas
GIRSHOVICH Mendel Ekel 14
Unknown 1856 28
May
1858
195178140
Revision List
LVIA/1262/1/99
Lygumai
Siauliai
Kaunas
GIRSHOVICH Sore Leyba
12
28
April
1866
213
Additional Revision List
LVIA/1262/1/124GIRSHOVICH Eyde Leyba
12

Sore's Sister

from ancestry.com....
Gershowitz relatives from SLONIM...'Polish Russia'
Author: Emanuel Grove Date: 17 Nov 2003 1:31 AM GMT
Classification: Query
My paternal grandparents, Aaron and Anna (Brooker) Gershowitz came to NY about 1905-06 from Slonim, now in Belarus. They had 5 sons: Joseph, Charles, Hyman, Teddy, and Nathan. The family lived on the lower east side and Brooklyn. I would like to hear from any relatives.
Zei gezunt.
Re: Gershowitz relatives from SLONIM...'Polish Russia'
Author: Alan Gershowitz Date: 19 Dec 2003 3:03 AM GMT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Gershowitz relatives from SLONIM...'Polish Russia' by: Emanuel Grove
Alan, son of Nathan is still alive and doing OK.
How are you and how is Carol?
Alan,
Glad you are ok. We lost touch with you and your mom, Bernice, after your dad died.
Carol and Andrew are offspring of Teddy. I have not spoken to them for quite a while. Tried to meet with Carol on recent trip to NY but got no response to e-mail. Carol lives in Manhattan, and Andy in NJ.
I am in Austin, TX. What about you? My e-mail is: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Happy Channukah...............Manny
your email didnt show up on the reply. iMine is whtaft172@yahoo.com If the email doesn't post I'm in Rockville, Md. easy to get my phone # with a last name of Gershowitz.
alan
Author: Edward Gershowitz Date: 14 May 2002 4:53 PM GMT
Classification: Query
Post Reply |
Great grandfather Abraham Gershowitz emigrated to the US early 1900's and died at the age of 29.
His son, my grandfather Charles born in Russia-Poland in 1900 and died in 1969. Had a brother who died in the 1920's.
Any info would be helpful and appreciated
Author: Eric Date: 6 Jan 2004 9:17 PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Interested in info by: Edward Gershowitz
Post Reply |
Your grandfather Charles was born in Pinsk I believe, his bother was shot & killed in the 20's. My daughter is named after him...your cousin Eric


Gershowitz family from Kelme, Lithuania
Author: Joseph Herson Date: 28 Mar 2001 7:05 AM GMT
Post Reply |
My grandfather was Joseph Gershowitz of Kelme. His father was Nechemiah, his older brother Lezer Ber. Does anyone have information about this branch of the Gershowitz family?
PAuthor: Sam Gershowitz Date: 10 Oct 1999 7:43 AM GMT
Post Reply |
We are looking for anyone who is reseaching the Gershowitz family. My grandfather was Sam Gershowitz who came from Russia around 1910 and lived in NY and then moved to Long Branch, NJ until his death in 1976. Interested in hearing from anyone researching this name or similar names.
Gershowitz
Author: Aaron Gershowitz Date: 2 Dec 1999 12:39 PM GMT
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
My grandfather, Philip Gershowitz, was born in 1906 in Baltimore. His father, Louis Gershowitz, emigrated from Russia some years before that. I would be interested in tracing connections to other branches of the family here in the U.S.
Author: Sharon Gershowitz Date: 16 Jul 2000 9:11 AM GMT
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
Post Reply |
My grandparents, Issac Laba and Esther Riva Nisenbaum Gershowitz, came from Russia around 1910. They lived in Windsor, New Jersey for many years. They are listed on Panel 159 of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor (on Ellis Island) along with a Samuel Gershowitz. Is this your grandfather?
I want to find the Gershowitz relatives who came from Russia with my grandparents, and also the name of the village in which they lived
Gershowitz kin
Author: Ellen Koppelman Date: 29 Mar 2001 7:57 AM GMT
In Reply to: looking for close relatives by: Sharon Gershowitz
Post Reply |
I am researching Riva Pohostkin Leshinsky
Gershowitz (second marriage to Aron
Gershowitz). Riva was from near Slutsk.
She and Aron had 6 children (all born
around 1885-1900'ish): Leya, Harry, Libbe,
Golde, Benny and Morris. They lived in
Brooklyn.
Author: Scott Gershowitz Date: 26 Sep 2000 11:26 AM GMT
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
Post Reply
I have always wanted to learn more about my relatives.
Re: Beginning Research - some details
Author: Richard Gerson Date: 9 Dec 2001 5:16 PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
Post Reply |
I believe my grandfather, Isadore, was his older brother.
Isadore emigrated to NYC about turn of century, paid off czar's 300 ruble fee for non service in army and paid for younger brother Sam to come to US.
Sam was brilliant business man. Not very literate but good with numbers. Owned a series of businesses and restaruants. Sagers Restaurant (composed of first letters of name) was most upscale. It was across from Rockefeller Center. Family members held other restaurants in Smith's bar and grill format.
My father mentioned the Gershwins were second cousins. Other related names: Feiman, Fischer, Kaplan (all from earlier generations)
Family members now dispersed all over north america.
Happy Chanuka and good health to all.
Richard Gerson
Author: Greg Wittenbrook Date: 11 Jan 2000 2:06 PM GMT
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
Post Reply
I have also just started researching Gershowitz.
My ggrandfather was born a Gershowitz from Slutsk (Minsk) Russia.
Upon arriving in this country, he and his brothers changed their
last name to Gerdy.
The three are Harry, Joe, and Meyer Gershowitz.
Supposedly there were several sister who were killed in Russia.
Greg
Author: FELICE WILSON Date: 10 Dec 2002 8:36 PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: MY GRANDFATHER WAS ABE GERSHOWITZ AND HE WAS BORN IN THE SAME TOWN IN RUSSIA by: M TASMAN
Post Reply |
MY GRANDFATHER WAS PHILIP GERSHOWITZ AND MY FATHER WAS JOSEPH GERSHOWITZ (GERSHON). PHILIP WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND JOSEPH IN NEW YORK. THEY HAD A PICKLE BUSINESS. ANY RELATION? Re: Beginning Research
Author: strom patricia Date: 2 Jun 2003 11:43 PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Beginning Research by: Sam Gershowitz
Post Reply |
My father's name was Louis Gershowitz and he came to this country from Odessa, Russia in 1909. I cannot seem to locate his name on the Ellis Island Manifest or any other place. What part of Russia did your grandfather come from? Other than Odessa, my Dad never mentioned what Shtetl he came from. I would like to learn about my Russian relative and whether or not any of them are still there.
I'm sending this email to you from a friend's computer. If you have any info that would be helpful please email me at:
frugalfrannie@webtv.net.
Thanks a million!
Fran Gershowitz Paolini
I'm looking for anyone who has heard about YOUDA-RUBIN GERSHOVICH SHEMPLINER, and his two brothers YANKEL and MONIK-RUBIN GERSOVICH SHEMPLINER.
They might have dropped the 2nd last name (Shempliner). The were Polish-Jews who were alive during WWII. Their enitre fimaily was burned, except for the above three brothers, however, after the war they couldn't find each other. I know that Yankel and Youda(my grandpa) already passed away.... I'm still looking for any information on MONIK-RUBIN GERSHOVICH SHEMPLINER