Monday, April 6, 2009

St. Louis Jewish Orphan's Home - 1930

Residents of the Jewish Orphan's Home in 1930
6630 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO
(US Census. Ward 24, Enumeration District 152, Sheets 18A and 18B - as retrieved from

Note: "Alternate Names" don't come from Ancestry, but are my own interpretations where I feel Ancestry indexers may have made an error. With one exception, I have not entered any of these as "Alternate Facts" at Ancestry, as I do not know the individuals, so I can't be certain, even if I am almost certain. In only one case am I positive, and that is the child Seymour Feinstein, as he was my paternal grandmother's first cousin.

Seymour wasn't exactly an orphan (yet). His mother, Dora (nee Servinsky) died in Aug 1920. About 1928, his father, Harry, remarried, and Harry lived until 1933.

I don't know if the children stopped living with their father due to the second wife, or if the reasons were financial. In 1930 the elder children were living with cousins. I'm not sure why Seymour wasn't. It's possible one of the employees of the orphanage was a relative or friend of his parents. There is still one son I haven't found in the 1930 census, and that is Willard, who would have been 19.

I post this as if I had difficulty finding Seymour, I figure maybe others having difficulty with their relatives may hit upon this page in a search and be able to use the Enumeration District and sheet information above. It also reinforces the occasional need to get creative in your searches for relatives.

Name as indexed at Ancestry.comAlternate NamesAgeOccupation
Arthur A Copeland33Superintendent
Bertha Sarener Bertha Serence41Matron/Supervisor
Isadore Cutler 7Inmate
Bessie Cutler 12Inmate
Nathan Cutler 15Inmate
Lydia Eisenberg 10Inmate
Mildred Eisenberg 9Inmate
Fannie Fisse Fannie Fiore13Inmate
Selma Minkowitz 14Inmate
Barbara Fink 15Inmate
Sydney Fink 11Inmate
Seymore Feirstein Seymour Feinstein15Inmate
Joseph Faclick Joseph Frelich 16Inmate
Robert L Gold 9Inmate
Violet Gruneberg 11Inmate
Susie Gruneberg 13Inmate
Sara Goldstein 9Inmate
Jean Shaffer 14Inmate
Isadore Haldsten Isadore Goldstein13Inmate
Manuel Getler 3Inmate
Harvey Getler 9Inmate
Marvin Huber 7Inmate
Harry Krwtansky Harry Krutansky7Inmate
Hyman Krwtansky Hyman Krutansky12Inmate
Wellie Krwtansky Nollie Krutansky13Inmate
Ralph Liebeman Ralph Lieberman16Inmate
Harland Myar 14Inmate
Rena Mandel 15Inmate
Selma Mandel 10Inmate
David Ostrovsky 14Inmate
Donnis Ostrovsky Dennis Ostrovsky11Inmate
Harvey Shapero Harvey Shapiro6Inmate
Ernest Shapero Ernest Shapiro10Inmate
Beverly Shapero Beverly Shapiro8Inmate
Charles Schantz 7Inmate
Pearl Schantz 9Inmate
Wilbert Schantz 16Inmate
Bessie Tutinsky 15Inmate
Wathar Tutinsky 17Inmate
Joe Tutinsky 10Inmate
Shirley Weinpson Shirley Weinkraus6Inmate
Mandel G Weiss Mandell Weiss7Inmate
Harvey Weiss 7Inmate
Dera ZinnermanDora Zimmerman17Inmate
Albert Zebelman 9Inmate
Max Zebelman 7Inmate
Boris Zebelman 5Inmate
Charlie Zubrack Charlie Zebrack15Inmate
Martin Serence 21Salesman
Lester H Serence 16
Mirian Geist Miriam Geist41Matron/Cottage Mother
Ralph Geist 10
Maurice Geist 5
Blanche Holenes Blanche Holmes37Matron/Cottage Mother
Leora Mahaore Leora Mohaine24Cook
Eliz A Gosey Eliza Gosey48Cook
Ethel Mynes Ethel Myers44Cook
Florence Cohen 31Matron/Cottage Mother
Phyllis Cohen 5
Belle Rewa Belle Rewo28Cottage Mother
Mary C Rewa Mary C Rewo5
Lucien Berton 21Janitor
Viola Manring Viola Manning41Laundress
Julie M Ballew Julia M Bailor38Maid
Frank Barine Frank Berine12Lodger
Carl Barine Carl Berine13Lodger

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, the Serence names listed should actually be Serenco. Bertha is my g-grandmother.