Scheine Riwe or Sarah “Shenka” BLOCK

Female Abt 1888 -


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  • Name Scheine Riwe or Sarah “Shenka” BLOCK 
    Born Abt 1888  Asvieja, Viciebskaja, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Notes 
    • Numerous versions of the name for this town exist, given its political history. They include: Osveya, Asvieja, Oswiej, Osvei, Asveja, Asveya. At the time of Scheine’s birth, her birthplace was called: Osveya, Vitebsk, Russia.

      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957:
      Arrived January 12, 1911, on the S. S. Ryndam, departing from Rotterdam:
      Family name: Bursak
      Given Name: Scheine Riwe
      Age: 23
      Female, married
      Occupation: Housewife
      Nationality: Russia
      Race: Hebrew
      Last permanent address: Russia, Oswe
      Name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came:
      Father: Iossel Blach, Oswe, Russie
      Final destination: Brooklyn, New York
      Going to join her husband: Robert Bursak, 492 Central Ave., Brooklyn, NY
      Birthplace: Oswe, Russia

      Immigration Detention Record:
      Bursak, Scheine
      Cause of detention: To Husband
      Husb: Max 492 Central Ave., Brooklyn
      Discharged: January 12, 4:20 p.m.
    Person ID I2190  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father Yosef Benjamin “Iossel” BLOCK 
    Mother Sarah CHERNOMORDAK 
    Photos
    Block, Yosef Benjamin 'Iossel'.  Family portrait.
    Block, Yosef Benjamin "Iossel". Family portrait.
    Date and place of photograph unknown. Given estimates of age of children, photo was most likely taken sometime between 1905-1910. Back row, standing, L. to R.: Scheine Riwe, Ische Leib, and Gussie. Front row, seated: Iuda, father Yosef Benjamin, mother Sarah Chernomordak. (Note: one son, Lazarus, not included in photograph, unless Iuda is misidentified and is instead, Lazarus.)
    Family ID F974  Group Sheet

    Family Max Samuel BURSACK,   b. 3 Dec 1890, Polotsk, Vitsebsk, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1954  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1909 
    Children 
     1. Sidney BURSACK,   b. 28 Oct 1911, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1990, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Isadore BURSACK
     3. Michael “Mike” BURSACK,   b. 6 Mar 1915, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1987, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Barry BURSACK
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Histories
    Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 24.
    Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 24.
    Paternal Grandmother, Bella Block, and great aunt, Sarah "Shenka" Block, lighting a candle.
    Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 42.
    Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 42.
    Senior relatives: Standing, back row, left side, L to R: Bella Block, Mrs. Kolb (Arthur Kolb's mother), Sarah Hershkowitz, Samuel Hershkowitz, David Block, Marion Block; Standing, back row, right side, Mrs. Rose Shapiro (Aaron Shapiro's mother), Herman Balowitz. Seated, L to R: Anna Krimsky, William Krimsky, Sarah "Shenka" Block, Mr. & Mrs. Serkin (good friends of the Block family), and May Balowitz.