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The Komisar Family of New Haven, Connecticut

Updated June 11, 2003

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The Komisar brothers immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's from Slusk and/or Borbruisk, Minsk. Which is now located in Belurus.
These little shetls were part of Russia. But there was one point in the early 1900's when Poland owned the area for almost a year.

Hersher Komisar was their father. Many have suggested his wife's name to Frada orBeatrice or Rachel, but it is still unclear.
I think I do have the Yiddish name I have to look.

They worked at a flower mill outside the town they lived.
These are the names of their son in order of birth.

Yunya (Isadore)

Lazer (Louis) Oct. 31 1881 -May 17, 1972

Chumin (Hyman) 1888 - Dec. 31, 1953

Label (Leo) Sept. 19, 1889 - April 5, 1950

Nachum (Nathan) April 19, 1895 - July 17, 1978

Rachmeil (Rubin) Aug. 5, 1896 - April 29, 1980

Slaman (Sam) 1900

Hillel (Harry) 1902 - 1954

There were two more brothers but I was told they died in Europe at a very young ages.

Isadore, Sam and Harry's dates are incomplete. If anyone could help me fill this in I'd appreciate it. I have found the cemetery stones of everyone in New Haven except Isadore & Nathan. If anyone know where they are buried that would be helpful.

Sam & Harry are buried in NY. Louis is buried in CA.

Komisar Family Reunion 2003

August 9th 2003

Count 37 people attending so far.

I have posted a decendent tree of Hersher Komisar.
If anyone is intrested in seeing this site. Here is the link.
Just cut it and paste it in your web browser. s/Jennifer-L-Saslafsky/ODT1-0001.html


Our first Family reunion will take place in New Haven, CT

In the past the Komisar brothers had a reunion each year at Fort Hale Park, New Haven, CT.

I would like to continue this tradition.
I was think since people will be coming from out of state.

For our Welcome Home Party, I thought it would be nice to have a relaxed get together at Fort Hale. We could have a cook out. Spend time getting to know each other. People can spend time reminicing or getting to know each other.

The reunion would be Sunday at a large reception hall or restaurant.

I'd like to have a special presentation in honor of the brothers.
Anyone interested in speaking about memories or a specific brother, please contact me. I'd like 8 people or more. One to represent each brother. My sister and I will be speaking about Rubin, our words will be a collection of all the people from our branch. Each family can choose how ever they would like to honor their descendent.

Please contact me:

Any volunteers or helpful hints will be appreciated.

I look forward to hearing from everyone.

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