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.
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.
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: Iffersas7@aol.com
Any volunteers or helpful hints will be appreciated.
I look forward to hearing from everyone.