Today we remember family members that fell victim or suffered. They may have taken away our family in horrible, horrible ways but they can never take away our thoughts of remeberance. I never knew these family members, I am too young. May be my Nan did but she never spoke of them, may be it was too hard for her. I know these people now through my research and they will not be forgotten. Emma.
Birthday remebrances today for Leonora Teiger, daughter of William Teiger and Dora Reinlieb, who was born this day, New Years Day, in New York in 1928 at the height of the Prohibition era in America. She passed in Jan 2008 in Long Beach, California. The 1930's American Census shows a young Leornora living with her parents in the Bronx area of New York probably in a tenament building in very cramped conditions. Other people listed on the same page who would have been their neighbours show the area was highly concentrated in immigrants mainly of Russian or a polish origin, forming their own communities and sticking together. They also had a visitor from the UK staying with them, Leonora's Uncle, Moses Meyer Teiger, known as Philip.
Leonora married Sol Fields (Finkstein) in 1947 and didn't she make for a beautiful bride on her wedding day, in fact they both look rather fine!
Happy Brithday Leonora.
So I read somewhere that yesterday, 11th March, was officially the start of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918. Other articles I read seem to say in started in January 1918. Either way it had a devastating effect across the world with millions of people dying from it’s quickly spreading nature, Annie Ison was one of those millions.
Annie Ison was born in London, England in 1882 the daughter of James and Alison Ison.
In the 1901 census I found Annie living in the heart of London, 26 Morton Road, Islington, with her extensive family. Her father James was a dustman. What a job that must have been at this time.
In 1906 she married Joseph Teiger in Birmingham, England and the 1911 census shows them living at the well known Teiger address of Gooch Street with their two young sons Sidney and Louis.
Sadly Annie died in the December of 1918 after contracting the Spanish Flu virus. She was only 36 and left a devastated husband with two young sons to raise.
I am surprised not to have come across more family members dying from this virus considering it’s world wide devastation.
Birthday remebrances today for Stanislaw, son of Jan Tygier and Barbara Najman, who was born this day in Poland in 1913. He passed away in Harrow, London in 1983. He experienced such a lot through out his life and I can only hope that the good times eventually outweighed the bad. Happy Birthday Stanislaw.
Birthday remembrances today for Irene Tigier born this day 1910 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Lodzkie, Poland. Irene’s parents were Jan Tygier and Barbara Najman and she was the sister of Stanislaw Tygier.
As you can see her surname is spelt in a different way. Was this a clerical error? Was it an attempt to conceal her true identity? We’ll have to wait and see!
So today would have been Alan’s birthday. He was born 23rd August 1937 in New York, the son of Samuel Isaac Teiger and Lillian (surname as yet unknown). Samuel was the son of Jacob Sol Teiger who settled in Liverpool and Samuel started to use the Teeger version of the surname upon his arrival in America in 1924.
The only document I have yet found relating to Alan is his father’s Naturalisation Petition where he is listed as Samuels’s son.
Alan died 5th March 1990 in Dade County, Florida. He was 52.