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Re: ROTHBARD I know this family

Posted: 1253042361000
Classification: Query
Dear Mary,

The Rothbard files emerged from a newly sorted filing cabinet:

Morris Nathan Rothbard, merchant, born in Wyszogrod, Poland/Russia, arrived in US 1914.
Wife: Rachel Klemptner, nicknamed Beila, born 1866.
Father: Jacob Rothbard, Born in Russia.


Louis Rothbard b. 1881 Wyszogrod, lived in Suffern, NY.
wife: Stella.

______ Rothbard b. 188_ Wyszogrod, lived Shenbet, Poland
husband; Ab Libschitz.

Abram Rothbard b. 1888, Wyszogrod, lived New York City.

David Rothbard b. 1893, Wysogrod, lived in NY city and New Jersey, wife Rae Babushkin.

Chana Rothbard b. 1896 Wyszogrod, lived in NY city.

Dvora Rothbard b. 1899 Wyszogrod, lived in NY city,
husband, Ignatz Schwartz.

Lena Rothbard, b. 1890 Wyszogrod, lived in NY city,
husband, Joseph Hochstein.

Social Security Application of David Rothbard: 28, Nov 1936.

David listed his father's name as Morris Nathan Rothbard and his mother's name as Rachael Klemptner; listed his place of birth as Wyshogrod, Poland.

Louis Rothbard, oldest son to come to US. B. 1881, arrived in the US 1899, naturalized 1915, married Stella before 1907 and she was in the US in 1880, born in Russia. Their children: Sidney, b. 1907, Alex, b. 1911, Daniel b. 1915, Marie/Irene b. 1919 and Harold born late 1920 or after. They lived on Chestnut Street, Suffern Village, NY; he was a merchant and owned his own store.....Stella is not listed on the 1930 census form in this family.

David Rothbard told his son, Murray, that 'Louie'.... Louis Rothbard, had a son Daniel who was a chemist in Ohio. David himself worked at the Tidewater Chemical Company in NJ as a chemist.

Certificate of Death: State of New York, Manhattan Borough.
Full Name: Morris Rothbard, male, white, Married.
Date of Death: April 16, 1924.
Date of Burial: April 17, 1924. Place: Washington Cemetery.
Age: 65 Occupation: Belt maker. Birthplace: Russia.
How long in US? 10 years. How long resident of NY? 10 yrs.
Name of Father: Jacob Rothbard. Birthplace of Father: Russia.
Maiden Name of Mother; Rose Klempner, Russia. (This may be an error; the name of Morris' wife was Rachel Klempner and if the informant here is Morris' son, then he may be stating that his mother is Rose Klempner.) Or both the Father, Jacob and the son Morris married Klempner women.
Birthplace of Mother; Russia.
Former or usual residence: 190 South 8th Street, Brooklyn.

1920 US Federal Census: South Eighth Street, Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY:
January 11, 1920, house number 190.
Morris Rothbard, head, renting, 60 years old, immigrated in 1915, Cannot read or write English.
Rose Rothbard, wife, 55, Arrived in 1915, can read and write English.
Lena, daughter, 26, arrived in 1915, Not naturalized, Millener, able to read and write. David Rothbard, son, 24, College Student; arrived in 1910, naturalized in 1912, able to read and write. Dora, daughter, 21, arrived in 1910, not naturalized, able to read and write, works as a clerk in a bank.

One day later, on January 12, 1920, David Rothbard is recorded in the home of his wife's family, Hyman Babushkin. David is listed as a tutor.

Immigrant Passenger Arrival Information: 1914.
Point of Departure: Antwerp, Destination: NY; arrived 1 Jul 1914. Name of Passenger ship: Kroonland.
Morris Rothbarth; 50, male, married, Merchant.
Beila Rothbarth, 48, female married; Chana Rothbarth, 20, female, single, seamstress; Dvorre Rothbarth, 17, female, single.
Questions for Morris Rothbarth: Nationality, Russian. Race or People: Hebrew. Able to Read and Write: yes. Last residence: home of son-in-law, Ab Lifschitz. Final destination: home of son, Abram Rothbard, 618 E. 9th Street, NY, NY. (Abram and David arrived in same year, 1909). Whether an Anarchist? NO.

This is what I have right on hand.

Hope this helps: all of the documents were acquired on-line, sending away for certificates that were listed on websites, and all are public records and fairly easily accessed. I had one contact with a niece of Dvorra Rothbard and I believe she was the one who sent us the image of Morris' Death Certificate. Most census data can be found online in the database or the HeritageQuest database, accessed through most public libraries.

The name Rothbard seems to have stopped in the other families with the brothers who first arrived in NY from Russia. Your Louis Rothbard family alone is credited with carrying the name forward.

A very good day to you,

Mary Stromberg

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