Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wedding Wednesday ~ Morris Moskowitz Marriage License

I recently requested a marriage license via the Family History Library's Photoduplication Services for one Morris Moskowitz (no bride listed) in Manhattan in 1904, hoping it was the great uncle of my mother-in-law whom I've written about before. Census records for 1910 and 1930 indicate a marriage date of about 1904-1905. Their first child was born in June 1905, so a marriage date in 1904 was likely.

I found the following at Steve Morse's website (Accessing the New York City Marriage Indexes in One Step), searching on Morris Moskowitz in 1904:


When I click on "get bride," I get a "bride not found" message, so by requesting this image, I was just hoping that it was "my" Morris Moskowitz. This time I had success.

This is one of those cases where researching a collateral line gives me additional information about my husband's direct line.


Manhattan (New York City) marriage records, 1866-1937. Certificate no. 13533 (1904),
Morris Moskowitz-Lina[Liza] Blumenfeld, FHL Microfilm 1556816, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Morris Moskowitz and Lina [or Liza?] Blumenfeld were married on June 29, 1904, in Manhattan, by Rev. Morris A. Siegel.

Groom's Residence: 169 Allen St.
Age: 23 Years
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Occupation: Taylor
Birthplace: Romania
Father's Name: Abraham D. Moskowitz
Mother's Maiden Name: Chana Sharf
Number of Groom's Marriage: First

Bride's Residence: 166 Allen St.  [Across the street from Morris!]
Age: 20 Years
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Birthplace: Romania
Father's Name: Elkana Blumenfeld
Mother's Maiden Name: Sarah Schwartz
Number of Bride's Marriage: First

Most exciting is that we get to see Morris Moskowitz's parents names: Abraham Moskowitz and Chana Sharf, who are my husband's second great-grandparents.

Abraham Moskowitz  =  Chana Sharf
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Scheiba/Sheva/Sarah Moskowitz
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Morris Goldstein
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Mother-in-law
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Husband


On the back of the license, we get to see the signatures of the groom, bride and witnesses. It looks here like the bride's name is Lisa or Liza (not Lina), which makes sense, as she is Lizzie Moskowitz in most other records.

4 comments:

  1. Elizabeth,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/07/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-july-11-2014.html

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. A belated thank you Jana, for including this blog post in your Fab Finds!

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  2. Elizabeth, for fun I plugged in my grandparents names, and sure enough they are listed. I already have their certificate, but, if I hadn't this would have been a wonderful find. Nice post, as always.

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    1. Barbara, thank you for reading and commenting!

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