Solomon or Samuel BALOWITZ

Solomon or Samuel BALOWITZ

Male 1867 - 1947  (80 years)

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  • Name Solomon or Samuel BALOWITZ 
    Born 1 Feb 1867  Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Jewish 
    Died 24 Apr 1947  Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Wife’s Passenger List Arrival has first name of spouse spelled “Shloime”.

      New York Passenger Lists Arrival:
      Arriving in New York on April 7, 1907 on the S. S. Breslau sailing from Bremen:
      Beiloraski, Schlaime
      Age: 40
      Male
      Married
      Occupation: Clerk
      Able to read and write
      Nationality: Russia
      Race: Hebrew
      Last permanent address: Russia, Czarni
      Final destination: Brooklyn, N.Y.
      Passage paid by: Self
      Joining relative: Brother, Moishe Belowitz
      320 Sheffield Ave., Brooklyn, NY
      Place of birth: Czarni

      Declaration of Intention to Apply for Citizenship:
      #110835 p.335
      State of New York, County of Kings, Supreme Court, Kings County:
      “I, Samuel Balowitz, aged 53 years, occupation presser, do declare on oath that my personal description is: color: white; complexion: fair, height: 5 ft 4 inches; weight: 155 pounds; color of hair: brown; color of eyes: brown; other visible marks: none. I was born in Russia on the 1 day of February, anno domini 1867; I now reside at 467 Van Sicklen Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. I emigrated to the U.S. from Bremen, Germany, on the vessel Breslau; my last foreign residence was Poland. I am married; the name of my wife is Zipa; she was born in Russia and now resides at 467 Van Sicklen Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Russia or any Independent State within the bounds of the former Russian Empire, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New York, in the State of New York on or about the 20 day of April anno domini [no year was entered]. I am not an anarchist. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein, so help me God.
      [Signed} Samuel Balowitz
      Subscribed and sworn to before me in the Office of the Clerk of said Court at Brooklyn, New York, this 28 day of June, anno domini 1920.
      William E. Kelly, Clerk of the Supreme Court”

      Per Rhonnie, in email dated 5/7/02: “According to what my father told me, his father [Solomon] left the old country in 1904...I think Balowitz is not the actual family name. My father once mentioned they had a different surname in Poland but he couldn’t remember it.”

      According to Sylvie, the Balowitz family owned a 2-family house on Warwick Street (East NY) near the New Lotts Ave IRT Station. Sylvie was born there.

      There was a farm in East NY that Zadie would go to buy goat milk for Bubbie.

      Granddaughter, Barbara Krimsky, remembers visiting Samuel and Celia on a farm that had no electricity.

      1920 Census: Brooklyn, Kings County, 467 Van Sicklen Ave., Ward 26, Sup. Dis.22, Enum Dis. 1443, Sheet 14A:
      Bolowitz [sic], Samuel, head,age 50, married, came to the US in 1906, alien, born in Lomz, spoke Yiddish, father and mother born in Lomz and spoke Yiddish; presser at a ladies cloak factory;
      Celia, his wife, age 50, came to the US in 1913, alien, born in Lomz, spoke Yiddish, father and mother born in Lomz and spoke Yiddish;
      Jacob, their son, age 23, single, came to the US in 1913, alien, born in Lomz, spoke Yiddish, father and mother born in Lomz and spoke Yiddish;
      Morris, their son, age 20, single, came to the US in 1913, alien, born in Lomz, spoke Yiddish, father and mother born in Lomz and spoke Yiddish; was a packer in a ladies cloak factory;
      Hyman, their son, age 18, single, came to the US in 1913, alien, born in Lomz, spoke Yiddish, father and mother born in Lomz and spoke Yiddish, was a salesman in a silk house.

      1930 Census (taken April 19, 1930): NY, Kings County, Brooklyn, Dis. 518, p. 30, 596 Warwick St.:
      Balowitz, Samuel, head, owns his home valued at $8,000, age 60, first married at age 20, born in Poland, father and mother born in Poland, came to the U.S. in 1908, naturalized, occupation: presser, coat shop;
      Celia, his wife, age 60, first married at age 20, born in Poland, father and mother born in Poland, came to the U.S. in 1914, alien;
      Morris, his son, age 29, first married at age 29, born in Poland, father and mother born in Poland, came to the U.S. in 1914, naturalized, occupation: operator, press shop;
      Sarah, Samuel’s daughter-in-law and Morris’ wife, age 22, first married at age 22, born in MInsk, Russia, father and mother born in Russia, came to the U.S. in 1928, alien.
      All are able to speak English.

      1940 U.S. Federal Census: New York: Kings: Brooklyn: 596 Warwick Street:
      Balowitz, Samuel, head, 71, born in Poland, naturalized citizen, 5 yrs ago lived in same house, occupation: presser, cloak industry;
      Celia, wife, 70, born in Poland, alien, 5 yrs ago lived in same house;
      Morris, son, 39, born in Poland, alien, 5 yrs ago lived in same house, born in Russia, occupation: operator in dress factory;
      Sarah, daughter-in-law, 31, 5 years ago, lived in same house, born in Poland,
      Victor, grandson, 9, born in New York, 5 yrs ago lived in same house;
      Shirley, granddaughter, 3, born in New York.

      Certificate of Death #8762 Borough of Brooklyn:
      Name of Deceased: Samuel Balowitz
      Usual Residence: New York, Kings, 596 Warwick St.
      Length of residence in New York: 37 years
      Married
      Wife: Celia
      Age: 76 years
      Profession: Presser
      Industry: Ladies Cloaks
      Birthplace: Poland
      Citizen: U.S.A.
      Name of father of decedent: Simian
      Birthplace of father: Poland
      Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah Rifka Petlek
      Birthplace of Mother: Poland
      Place of Death: Brooklyn, 596 Warwick St.
      Date and Hour of Death: April 24, 1947 3:00 p.m.
      Male, White, 76 yrs.
      Informant: Herman Balowitz
      Relationship to deceased: Son
      Address: 314 W. 94th St., NYC
      Place of Burial: Beth David Cemetery
      Date of Burial: April 25, 1947

      Cemetery Record:
      Beth David Cemetery
      P.O. Box 030038
      Elmont, NY 11003-0038
      (516) 328-1300
      Not Under Care
      Acct. No. Samuel Balowitz
      Location: Sec D, Blk 4, Map 789, Plot Right, Row F, Grave 4R 21
      Date of Death: 4-24-1947
    Person ID I25  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2015 

    Father Symek or Simian BELOWICZ,   b. Abt 1823,   d. 25 Aug 1893, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Sora or Sarah Ryfka PYTLAK,   b. Abt 1832,   d. 7 Mar 1890, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Family ID F538  Group Sheet

    Family Cripe or Celia or Zipa MIDLARSKY,   b. Abt 1870, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1951, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1890 
    Children 
    +1. Anna BALOWITZ,   b. Abt 1892, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1968  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +2. Sore or Sarah BALOWITZ,   b. 11 Dec 1894, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1985, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Jankel or Jacob “Jack” BALOWITZ,   b. 15 Jun 1898, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1965, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Moische or Morris BALOWITZ,   b. 10 Feb 1899, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1995, West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +5. Chaim or Hyman “Herman” BALOWITZ,   b. 10 Mar 1902, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1990, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    Hershkowitz, Sylvia and Harry Cimbolsky's wedding celebration
    Hershkowitz, Sylvia and Harry Cimbolsky's wedding celebration
    Harry and Sylvie were married on 17 Mar 1946. L to R: Joseph and Sadie Cimbolsky (parents of the groom), Harry Cimbolsky, Sylvia Hershkowitz, Celia and Solomon Balowitz (maternal grandparents of the bride), Sarah and Samuel Hershkowitz (parents of the bride).
    Headstones
    Balowitz, Solomon and Celia Midlarsky Balowitz
    Balowitz, Solomon and Celia Midlarsky Balowitz
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1867 - Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1947 - Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Balowitz, Solomon.
    Balowitz, Solomon.
    "Zadie."
    Block, Marion Hershkowitz and grandfather, Solomon Balowitz.
    Block, Marion Hershkowitz and grandfather, Solomon Balowitz.
    Dancing at Rose Hershkowitz's wedding.

    Documents
    Death. Balowitz, Solomon or Samuel.  Death Certificate.
    Death. Balowitz, Solomon or Samuel. Death Certificate.
    Died 24 April 1947.