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Contact received through the Ancestry.co.uk web site from Sophie James in connection with the ancestors of Hetty Cohen who married Sidney Woollf Teiger.

She is researching the Brookstein family who settled in Birmingham. Hetty’s mother was Fanny Brookstein who was born in Russia and came to the UK in the 1870’s. Fanny’s parents were Joseph Myer Brookstein and Rebeckah Piertrokoswka. Fanny married in Birmingham in 1888 and her husband was Marcus Cohen.

Marriage certificate for Marcus Cohen and Fanny Brookstein

Marcus’s parents were Solomon and Mary Cohen. Again the family have a long association with the Birmingham area first appearing on the 1871 census living at 9 Hill Street, Birmingham.

Solomon Cohen 1871 census

Through out both the Brookstein and Cohen families there are strong connections to the tailoring industry.

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