Jankel or Jacob “Jack” BALOWITZ1898 - 1965 (66 years)
Name Jankel or Jacob “Jack” BALOWITZ Born 15 Jun 1898 Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Gender Male Died May 1965 The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Buried New Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA 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:
Can read and write
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
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.
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
New York Petitions for Naturalization: 1946:
166 W. 87th St., New York, NY
Date of order of Admission: July 25, 1946
Date Certificate Issued: July 25, 1946
U.S. District Court at NYC, NY
Petition No.: 534161
Cause of death: lung cancer
Name: Jack Balowitz
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 , d. 24 Apr 1947, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA (Age 80 years) Mother Cripe or Celia or Zipa MIDLARSKY, b. Abt 1870, Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland , d. 3 Nov 1951, Brooklyn (Kings Co.), New York City, New York, USA (Age ~ 81 years) Married Abt 1890 Photos 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 Family ID F10 Group Sheet
Family Rose LEVOVSKY, b. 7 Apr 1902, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA , d. 14 Apr 1964, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA (Age 62 years) Children + 1. Grace (Gertrude) BALOWITZ, b. 24 Oct 1918, The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA , d. 6 Jun 1995, Englewood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA (Age 76 years) 2. Seymour BALOWITZ Photos 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. Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 Family ID F409 Group Sheet
- Ellis Island New York Passenger Records
Event Map Born - 15 Jun 1898 - Czarnia, Łomża, Podlaskie, Poland Died - May 1965 - The Bronx (Bronx Co.), New York City, New York, USA Buried - - New Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
Histories Immigration. Balowitz, Jack. Citizenship Petition. 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.