Abrahams, Esther

Female 1834 - 1898  (64 years)


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  • Name Abrahams, Esther  [1
    Born 29 Jun 1834  Wrzesnia Poland (Wreschen, Posen, Prussia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 4 May 1850  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from Wreschen, Prussia, ship Leibnitz from Hamburg
      port Marseille
      seamstress
      age 17
      manifest 00006481
    Census 1860  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2nd enumeration, Name: S Michael
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
      Age in 1870: 40
      Birthplace: Prussia
      Home in 1870: New York Ward 4 District 1 , New York, New York
      Image Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: New York Ward 4 District 1 , New York, New York; Roll: M593_1015; Page: 275; Image: 18.
    Census 1870  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 9 Peck Slip, Solomon, Esther, Sarah, Phillip, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Charles, Barney, Betsey
    Census 1880  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 4 Bayard St.
    Alt. Birth Suabia (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death Certificate 9 Dec 1898  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 34326, Name: Esther Michael
      Age: 65 y
      Date: 09 Dec 1898
      Certificate: 34326
      father Maurice Abrahams
      mother Sarah Abrahams
      place of death: 9 Peck Slip
    Religion Jewish 
    _UID 990EDC5594D34196A684BBE8D2A217B92757 
    Died 9 Dec 1898  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 9 Peck Slip, exhaustion; simple gastritis; intestinal obstruction
    Buried 11 Dec 1898  Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Salem Fields, Cypress Hills, 775 Jamaica Ave.
      Michael plot, Beth-Israel section
    Person ID I104  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Father Abrahams, Samuel,   b. 1796, Wrzesnia Poland (Wreschen, Posen, Prussia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1866, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Unknown, Sarah 
    Married Wrzesnia Poland (Wreschen, Posen, Prussia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 91DD53999F8D4E14826E3A40BACECFC972FC 
    Photos
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Old Panorama of Wreschen
    Old Panorama of Wreschen
    old photo of Wreschen
    old photo of Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Documents
    Tree written by Edith Buyer in Ed and Roy Buyer's baby book, 1922
    Tree written by Edith Buyer in Ed and Roy Buyer's baby book, 1922
    1882 map of Posen province in Prussia
    1882 map of Posen province in Prussia
    now Poland
    Location of Wrzesnia within Posen province
    Location of Wrzesnia within Posen province
    Albums
    Jewish Communities of Prussia: Wreschen/Wrzesnia
    Jewish Communities of Prussia: Wreschen/Wrzesnia (10)
    When our ancestors lived there, Wreschen was a town in the Posen province of Prussia. Today the town is known as Wrzesnia, Poland. According to Wikipedia, Wrze?nia's had a large Jewish community which is mentioned as one of the congregations which suffered severely during the persecutions of the years 1648–1651. All the early documents were destroyed in the conflagration of 1873, in which the synagogue, an old wooden building, also was burned. From International Jewish Cemetery Project (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies),
    Jewish settlement in Wrzesnia began in the 16th century because in 1579 75 Jews paid tax. Czarniecki soldiers murdered about 100 Jewish families in 1656. A fire in 1873 burned the synagogue. Jewish population: 1905-490 and 1921-151, 2.3%. On September 10, 1939 Germans occupied the city. They destroyed the synagogue in 1940. A French POW camp was there during WWII. The first Jewish cemetery in Wrzesnia was in the 16th century. Another was established in 1868. The only trace is two gravestone fragments stored in the Museum of Children Wrzesnia.
    An old Jewish cemetery was located in the center of the city bordered by the Fabryczna, Staszica and Szkolna Streets. It occupied an area of 94.5 acres. At the end of 1924, an agreement was reached between officials and the Jewish community to exchange the old cemetery for a parcel of land located on Strzalkowska highway at E end of town, the present location of the Municipal Cleaning Authority. The Nazis leveled it using the tombstones for hardening the surfaces of roads and streets. A small fraction of archival books may be found in the State Archives in Poznan.
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael, Solomon,   b. 24 Dec 1830, Wrzesnia Poland (Wreschen, Posen, Prussia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1894, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1852  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID C18B993FEECC49B8AE75F6B724962817A8B7 
    Children 
     1. Michael, Phillip,   b. Nov 1853, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1912, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Michael, John,   b. Abt 1853, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870  (Age ~ 7 years)
     3. Michael, Sarah,   b. 8 Mar 1855,   d. 15 Apr 1923, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Michael, Rachel,   b. Abt 1857, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1907, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     5. Michael, Rosalie,   b. Abt 1857,   d. Jul 1858  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. Michael, Rebecca,   b. Abt 1858, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1930, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     7. Michael, Leah,   b. 10 Nov 1858, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1925, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Michael, Charles,   b. 16 Nov 1861, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1928, Bronx, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Michael, Bernard,   b. 22 Feb 1866, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1906, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     10. Michael, Betsey,   b. Abt 1869,   d. Jul 1878  (Age ~ 9 years)
     11. Michael, Hannah,   b. Abt Jan 1869,   d. Oct 1869  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Photos
    259 Water Street
    259 Water Street
    a modern picture of the building at 257-259 Water street (corner of Peck Slip). Solomon Michael's tailor shop was at this location between 1855 and 1869. This building was erected in 1873.
    Numbers (from right) 11-5 Peck Slip; 9 Peck Slip second house from right
    Numbers (from right) 11-5 Peck Slip; 9 Peck Slip second house from right
    (from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
    Numbers (from right) 15-1 Peck Slip
    Numbers (from right) 15-1 Peck Slip
    (from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
    Peck Slip 1850
    Peck Slip 1850
    from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery http://digitalgallery.nypl.org; many more images available--search for Peck Slip
    Peck Slip, 1881
    Peck Slip, 1881
    Watercolor on paper, 20 x 14 in.
    Museum of the City of New York, 71.62.2
    Bequest of Riesa Friedman
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Modern Scene in Wrzesnia
    Old Panorama of Wreschen
    Old Panorama of Wreschen
    old photo of Wreschen
    old photo of Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Synagogue in Wreschen
    Drawing of Peck Slip
    Drawing of Peck Slip
    Documents
    Tree written by Edith Buyer in Ed and Roy Buyer's baby book, 1922
    Tree written by Edith Buyer in Ed and Roy Buyer's baby book, 1922
    Michael and Hamerschlag Handwritten Family Information
    Michael and Hamerschlag Handwritten Family Information
    possibly by Annie Hamerschlag Michael
    1852-4 map of Peck Slip
    1852-4 map of Peck Slip
    (from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
    1857-62 map showing location of 9 Peck Slip
    1857-62 map showing location of 9 Peck Slip
    (from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
    1857-62 Peck Slip map
    1857-62 Peck Slip map
    (from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
    1882 map of Posen province in Prussia
    1882 map of Posen province in Prussia
    now Poland
    Location of Wrzesnia within Posen province
    Location of Wrzesnia within Posen province
    Histories
    Hamerschlag and Michael Families
    Hamerschlag and Michael Families
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    some external maps showing specific locations, addresses, etc.:

    Patterson, Stier, and Related Families in Maryland and Virginia

    European Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    U.S. Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    Pittsburgh Family Locations-Agnew,…
    Wreschen
    Wreschen
    Albums
    Peck Slip, Manhattan
    Peck Slip, Manhattan (13)
    Bernard Michael was born at 9 Peck Slip, where his father Solomon had a tailoring shop. Peck Slip has a long maritime history, serving as an East River slip used by boats to dock until 1810. In fact, Peck Slip once offered George Washington and his troops protection as they fled from the Battle of Brooklyn. Peck Slip was the site of the ferry to Brooklyn before the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. More recently, it was used as a fish market parking lot until the Fulton Fish Market relocated to the Bronx in 2005. In 2006, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a design for a park at Peck Slip; construction is due to begin in 2014. 9 Peck Slip was on the east side of the street between Pearl and Water Streets.
    Jewish Communities of Prussia: Wreschen/Wrzesnia
    Jewish Communities of Prussia: Wreschen/Wrzesnia (10)
    When our ancestors lived there, Wreschen was a town in the Posen province of Prussia. Today the town is known as Wrzesnia, Poland. According to Wikipedia, Wrze?nia's had a large Jewish community which is mentioned as one of the congregations which suffered severely during the persecutions of the years 1648–1651. All the early documents were destroyed in the conflagration of 1873, in which the synagogue, an old wooden building, also was burned. From International Jewish Cemetery Project (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies),
    Jewish settlement in Wrzesnia began in the 16th century because in 1579 75 Jews paid tax. Czarniecki soldiers murdered about 100 Jewish families in 1656. A fire in 1873 burned the synagogue. Jewish population: 1905-490 and 1921-151, 2.3%. On September 10, 1939 Germans occupied the city. They destroyed the synagogue in 1940. A French POW camp was there during WWII. The first Jewish cemetery in Wrzesnia was in the 16th century. Another was established in 1868. The only trace is two gravestone fragments stored in the Museum of Children Wrzesnia.
    An old Jewish cemetery was located in the center of the city bordered by the Fabryczna, Staszica and Szkolna Streets. It occupied an area of 94.5 acres. At the end of 1924, an agreement was reached between officials and the Jewish community to exchange the old cemetery for a parcel of land located on Strzalkowska highway at E end of town, the present location of the Municipal Cleaning Authority. The Nazis leveled it using the tombstones for hardening the surfaces of roads and streets. A small fraction of archival books may be found in the State Archives in Poznan.
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jun 1834 - Wrzesnia Poland (Wreschen, Posen, Prussia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 4 May 1850 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1852 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - - Suabia (Germany) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Certificate - 9 Dec 1898 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1898 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Dec 1898 - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    carte_de_visite.jpg
    carte_de_visite.jpg
    This is probably either Fanny Brummel Hamerschlag or Esther Abrahams Brummel.
    carte_de_visite_back.jpg
    carte_de_visite_back.jpg
    This is probably either Fanny Brummel Hamerschlag or Esther Abrahams Brummel.

    News
    Michael Esther Abrahams Obituary
    Michael Esther Abrahams Obituary
    NYTimes Dec 12 1898

  • Notes 
    • Ship Leibnitz
      Hamburg to New York
      4 May 1850
      68 Ernestine Abrahamczyk 17 girl seamstress Wreschen New York

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Ship Roster, Leibnitz, 1850, International Ships Transcribers' Guild.

    2. [S933] .

    3. [S521] New York 1880 Census.

    4. [S371] Lars Menk.