Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:23:56 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "email@example.com"
Subject: Edward Langsam Hi, Thanks for spending time talking with me tonight. As promised, I looked up Edward Langsam on the Social Security Death Index. There is one listing and the year of birth matches. Name EDWARD LANGSAM Born 6 Nov 1906 Died Jul 1986 Residence 10011 (New York City, New York, NY) Last Benefit (No Location Given) SSN Issuing 066-14-0676 State Issued New York Before 1951 ___________________________________________________________________________________ From: Herblang@aol.com Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 01:46:54 EDT Subject: Re-Langsam family To: Moishe@langsam.com X-Mailer: AOL 3.0.1 for Mac sub 82 Dear Moishe- It was nice talking to you Monday. I am afraid I have little more to offer you about my husband's family. He confirms that his grandfather Mendel died in 1932 about 2 months after Herb's Bar Mitzvah. Mendel attended the Bar Mitzvah which probably was in May. He lived in Brownsville which I understand is part of Brooklyn. My husband's grandfather is not the Mendel Langsam on your website since our Mendel had 5 children (4 sons and a daughter as noted in the Langsam-Spira book). The data in the book is essentially correct as far as I know...tho' some family members are omitted i.e. the children of Mendel's daughter Bessie Finger. She had a daughter Ethel who was married to Izzy Rand and a son Izzy Finger who was married to Estelle. The last I knew of them they both lived in New York. The Fingers had a son who would be in his 70s now. I don't know about other children. Noted in the Langsam-Spira book was the fact that they were unable to make any connection to our family. Incidentally my in-laws moved to Far Rockaway in 1925. My husband tells me that he was unaware that there were any other Langsams there at the time though he knew a family of Langsams(unrelated) moved to the area sometime later. If you do find a connection it would be nice to know....good luck.. Roddy langsam firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________________________ Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 19:35:29 -0400 To: email@example.com,Herblang@aol.com From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" Subject: Mendel's Father Hi, I found Mendel's death record in NY. The reason I did not find it yesterday was that the index has him listed as Mindel. Anyhow, the big news is that on the death record it lists his father as Pesach Langsam. His mother's name is a question mark. He was buried in Mt Zion cemetery, here in Queens. I called them to make sure I have the right Mendel for Dec 24, 1932, and they told me that Henry Langsam of CT paid for perpetual care. The society for the plot is Independent Congregation Ohel Itzchok Anshe Zurawner, the same one where David and Rose are. This society has ties to ZHURAVNO, formerly in Galicia and now part of Ukraine (see the enclosed map). This means we are definitely related as Pesach is a VERY uncommon Jewish name. He was obviously named for the original Pesach Langsam listed in my site. Mendel was born too late (1854) to be the original's son. I also found a Morris Langsam (1861 - 1912), son of Pesach and Bessie, who was living at Prospect Place, Brooklyn, when he passed away. He had quite a few children. Could this have been a brother of Mendel? Any other family members that have email that we can include in this discussion? -Moishe email@example.com PS: Ellis Island opened in 1892. Mendel came in 1886. ___________________________________________________________________________________ From: Herblang@aol.com Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 19:37:31 EDT Subject: Re: Mendel's Father To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mbjkblos@aol.com, Herblang@aol.com X-Mailer: AOL 3.0.1 for Mac sub 82 Hi- Your last email did jog Herb's memory! His grandfather ,he is certain, lived on Prospect Place near to the corner of Howard Ave. There was a synagogue on Howard Ave, that his grandfather attended. It's good to know that Henry paid for the care of Mendel's grave. David and Rose were his parents. I believe that I already told you that Henry died this past May. His wife Gertrude is alive-but unfortunately in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Barbara tells me she is lucid . much of the time. Perhaps if you contacted Barbara she could find some iinformation for you . Her father Henry was 10 years older than my husband and lived in Brooklyn so would have been much more aware of family than my husband was(My father-in-law was Mendel's youngest child and Herb was his youngest grandchild.) I don't have an email address for Barbara Blasveren-the tel#203-795-6806 Again good luck Roddy Langsam Re-Morris Langsam-as I mentioned before Herb doesn't recall any other relatives. Herb also corrected me-his family moved to Far Rockaway in 1923 not 1925 ___________________________________________________________________________________
I would be very interested to hear from anyone with knowledge or an interest in the Miller family.
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