Jankel or Jacob “Jack” BALOWITZ

Male 1898 - 1965  (66 years)


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  • Name Jankel or Jacob “Jack” BALOWITZ 
    Born 15 Jun 1898  Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1965  The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ellis Island New York Passenger Records
      Ship: The Salamanca
      Date of arrival: June 30, 1913
      Port of Departure: Hamburg
      Ellis Island New York Passenger Records:
      Balowicz, Jankel
      Age: 17
      Male
      Single
      Son
      Can read and write
      Nationality: Russia
      Race: Hebrew
      Last permanent residence: Czerni, Russia
      Final destination: New York, New York
      Passage paid by father
      Birthplace: Czerni, Russia
      [Accompanied by mother, and brothers, Moishe and Chaim.]

      U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards
      Jacob Balowitz
      Age: 21
      Address: 499 Riverdale Ave., Brooklyn, NY
      Date of Birth: July 3, 1896
      Birth place: Lumpsa, Russia
      Nation of which you are a citizen: Russia
      Father’s birthplace: Lumpsa, Russia
      Name of Employer: Levitan & Levy
      Place of employment: 179 W. 22nd Street, New York
      Nearest Relative: Rose Balowitz, wife
      Address of nearest relative: 499 Riverdale Ave., Brooklyn
      (on verso of card is handwritten: New Address: 329 East 49th Street, NY, NY

      1920 Census: New York: Kings Cty: Brooklyn; 450 Schenck Avenue:
      “Jacob Bolowitz [sic], head of household, rents his home, male, white, 22 yrs. old, married, immigrated to the U.S. in 1913, alien, able to read, able to write, born in Russia, speaks Yiddish, father born in Russia, father speaks Yiddish, mother born in Russia, mother speaks Yiddish, is able to speak English; operator, cloak shop.
      “Rose, his wife, female, white, 18 yrs. old, married, able to read, able to write, born in New York, father born in Russia, father speaks Yiddish, mother born in Russia, mother speaks Yiddish, able to speak English;”
      Gertrude, daughter, 1, born in New York, father and mother born in Russia.”

      1930 Census, New York, Queens Cty., Queens, Dist. 59, p. 59, 2902 24th Ave.:
      Balowitz, Jack, head, rents, age 33, first married at age 20, born in Russia, father and mother born in Russia, came to the U.S. in 1913, occupation: tailor, factory;
      Rose, his wife, age 28, first married at age 15, born in New York, father and mother born in Russia;
      Grace, their daughter, age 11, single, born in New York, father born in Russia, mother born in New York;
      Seymore, their son, age 9, single, born in New York, father born in Russia, mother born in New York.

      1940 Census, New York, Bronx, 2955 Grand Concourse:
      Barry, Jack, head, rents, 45, married, born in Russia, lived at same address 5 years earlier, toolman, dress manufacturing;
      Edith, wife, 40, married, born in New York, no occupation;
      Grace, daughter, 20, single, born in New York, sales clerk, dept. store;
      Seymour, son, 19, single, student, 2nd year of college, born in New York, reporter, newspaper.

      According to Sylvie, Jacob was the smartest and most sophisticated of the Balowitz family. Sarah Balowitz learned how to read Hebrew from him.

      Application for Account Number for U..S. Social Security:
      Name: Jack Balowitz
      Address: 2895 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N.Y.
      Employer: Norley Dress Co. Inc., 245 West 27th St. , N.Y.C.
      Age: 38
      Date of Birth: June 15, 1898
      Place of Birth: Poland-Russia
      Father’s Full Name: Solomon Balowitz
      Mother’s Full Maiden Name: Celia Midlarsky
      Date: Nov. 23, 1936
      SSN: 060-10-8189

      New York Petitions for Naturalization: 1946:
      Balowitz, Jack
      166 W. 87th St., New York, NY
      Age: 49
      Date of order of Admission: July 25, 1946
      Date Certificate Issued: July 25, 1946
      U.S. District Court at NYC, NY
      Petition No.: 534161
      No. 6693861

      Cause of death: lung cancer

      SSDI:
      Name: Jack Balowitz
      SSN: #060-10-8199
      Birthdate: 3 Jul 1897
      Death date: May 1965
      Res.: 10468 Bronx, Bronx, Bronx, New York. Jerome Avenue
      Issued: NY (before 1951).


      According to Sylvie:
      “He was very close to Grace, his daughter. His wife gave him a very hard time. He was the manager in a dress shop and the boss was a woman. There were rumors that he had an affair with the boss (don’t know if that’s true). At the Fallsview Hotel (across from the Nevele), Grace met a man (her future husband) and ran into Aunt May and Uncle Hermann, by coincidence. Uncle Jack was unhappy with Grace’s choice of husband because he was disabled from polio. He used to hit the kids with his cane and yell a lot. Uncle Jack was so upset one time that he told him he should be very happy to be blessed with such wonderful children and he refused to go back to their house. Cousin Abie and Gertie had a house in Fairfield, NJ. Grace and her husband bought a house in the same time. Gertie was so excited, but Grace was a little too high quality for them. She could be a little stand-offish.”

      Mimi remembers Grace posing dramatically in a doorway at Lilly and Aaron’s wedding and said she was very elegant and classy.
    Person ID I781  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2014 

    Father Solomon or Samuel BALOWITZ,   b. 1 Feb 1867, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1947, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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 
    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).
    Hershkowitz, Sara, and brother Morris Balowitz
    Hershkowitz, Sara, and brother Morris Balowitz
    At Davie and Mimi Block's apartment in Brooklyn
    Early 1980s
    Headstones
    Balowitz, Solomon and Celia Midlarsky Balowitz
    Balowitz, Solomon and Celia Midlarsky Balowitz
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family Rose LEVOVSKY,   b. 7 Apr 1902, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1964, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Grace (Gertrude) BALOWITZ,   b. 24 Oct 1918, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1995, Englewood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Seymour BALOWITZ
    Photos
    Balowitz, Jack and family.
    Balowitz, Jack and family.
    L. to R.: Rose Balowitz, Jack Balowitz, Seymour Kriegel (Jack and Rose's grandson), Manny Kriegel (Jack and Rose's son-in-law), and Grace Balowitz Kriegel (Jack and Rose's daughter).
    Histories
    Stories.  Kriegel, Seymour (Skip).  Pieces of my Balowitz Family History.
    Stories. Kriegel, Seymour (Skip). Pieces of my Balowitz Family History.
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F409  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1898 - Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1965 - The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Immigration.  Balowitz, Jack.  Citizenship Petition.
    Immigration. Balowitz, Jack. Citizenship Petition.
    Immigration.  Kriegel, Jack.  Immigration arrival record, Ellis Island.
    Immigration. Kriegel, Jack. Immigration arrival record, Ellis Island.
    Jankel (Jack), his two brothers, and his mother traveled together and arrived in New York City on June 30, 1913.