Re: Moosa/Shibbeth families in India, China, USA
comments powered by
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm certain the Moosa family was Jewish. These are the facts that I know:
** On ship passenger manifests, they list Hebrew as their ethnicity
** Their children are named Moses, Solomon, Ezra, Grace, Rachel, Hannah, Katherine, Henry and Rose
** The father (Shooker Moosa) is in the minutes from meetings of the Society for the rescue of the Chinese Jews in Shanghai, China in the early 1900s
** Descendants of Shooker Moosa have told me the family was Jewish
I too have noticed that there are Muslim Moosa families. In the 1930 US Census, Shooker listed his birth place as India, his father was born in Arabia and his mother in Aden.