Have you found any new information since posting this message in 2004?My search for my husband's gr-grandfather, Morris Silberman/Silverman, has been discouraging but recently a new clue popped up.
Years ago I found him in the 1910 census in Dallas, TX, working as a tailor in his own shop but his wife and children were not with him.Because of all the variations of their surname, I did a search using the daughter's name (my husband's grandmother) and her birth date.She, her older sister and their mother were in Oakland, Alameda, CA.The thing that may interest you, though, is that the older sister, Isabella, age 14, was born in NY.
Incidentally, their surname is spelled "SILELMAN" in the 1910 census and "SILERMAN" in the 1910 index.
Further, an Isabella Silberman , born 16 Dec 1895, is found in the New York City Births, 1891-1902 on Ancestry.As you probably know, there are tons of Silverman/Silberman entries for any database for NY but this one is too close to ignore.The certificate number is listed so I will look it up in the LDS records.
The mother, Sarah Beers (Baer, Bear) Silverman was born 10 Oct 1876 in Austria, arrived in the US in 1891, married c. 1895 and spend most of her life in California.Morris was born 24 Oct 1867 and emigrated in 1887.In the 1920 census, the birthplace for both of them is Bucovena, Austria; however, in 1930, it changes to Roumania.With the border changes, it could be the same place.
The youngest daughter, Minnie Janet Silverman, was born in San Francisco in 1898.We have most of her information, very little on her parents and almost nothing on her sister, Isabella.
If any of this is familiar to you, please contact me.When I find out more about the birth of Isabella, I will post it.