Re: Herszkowicz (From Lodz, Poland) Family Tree
My father-in-law was Morris "Sam" Herschkowitz, born to David and Kate Herschkowitz at Beth David Hospital in Brooklyn NY. My husband says the original spelling (before the name change to Harris) was Hirshkowitz but his grandfather spoke such poor English that the spelling was misunderstood. This also explains why his name on his birth cert is Morris instead of Sam.
David and Kate were both born in Russia and immigrated to NY. Sam had a brother Leon, who died of leukemia in 1926, a sister Battya (Beth) and a sister Julia. David was a tailor in NYC and they lived on 100th St. West, Brooklyn and lived there until his death in 1965. Kate died before 1952.
Does any of this ring any bells?We know some of David's family fled to South Africa during WWII.