Saturday, July 5, 2008

Samuel Joseph Newmark (1863-1940)

This is the fourth in a series of Brick Wall posts.

Samuel Joseph Newmark was born in Warka, Warsaw, Poland on Oct 7, 1863. He married Rose Cantkert. (That's the best guess at the spelling of the name that was written down on the birth certificates of three of her children as Sandgart, Sonka, and Sankad. It is my understanding that the 'C' in Polish is pronounced 'Ts'.) Rose was born in approximately 1865.

In 1893 they immigrated from Poland to England with sons Sol, Barnet, and Max, and daughters Nellie and Bella. In London they had three more children - Kate, Cecile, and Israel David. In two voyages in 1908 and 1909 the family immigrated from England to the US, settling in St. Louis. Samuel, and most of his sons, were tailors.

We know that Samuel's father's name was Israel David. We think his wife's name was Leah. Samuel almost certainly had siblings, but nothing is known about them.

The photograph in this post was discovered today in a photo album. It was taken in 1938.

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