Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Belina (Belyinda) Kreinick


Belina Kreinick founded a high-end dress emporium. She dressed the elite, the Jewish aristocracy and show business finest.
[Story from Tony Williams, husband of Belina's granddaughter, Pat Brauer, daughter of Raye Kreinick, Belina Melba Kreinick's daughter. William Kreinick separated, and was not really in the picture. Belina got out of Romania and worked sewing linings in fur coats in Paris. She went to New York. She was good, and someone encouraged her to open her own shop. So she did. Each daughter eventually ran one of the Kreinick 'drop shops,' where ladies would get measured; the garments were made at the original shop by a cadre of young women. The finished product would be delivered (dropped) back to the originating shop and a beautifully dressed lady would emerge.

Well, OK, I embellished a bit. But that's the story.]

Tony told me (David J) that he used to notice my grandmother Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz in the women's section of Agudath Sholem in Jersey City. He thought she was very fashionably dressed. This comes from a man who spent his live in the diamond and fine jewelry business. Tony joked that you wouldn't guess how Jewish he was from his name.


Belina is buried at Mount Zion Cemetery:
http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp
Last Name, First NameLocationSocietyDate of Burial
KREINICK, BELINA75-13LBUKARESTER5/8/1956
KREINICK, FEMALE RES. GR.76-13LBUKARESTER1/1/1800
KREINICK, MALE RES. GR.76-13LBUKARESTER1/1/1800
KREINICK, WILLIAM74-13LBUKARESTER7/29/1941

Bukarester refers to Bucharest, Romania.
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stephanie.comen@wellsfargo.com  10/30/2013

Hi David, I checked with my Dad on the name and he said that her real name was Belina, however it’s listed as Belinda/Belynda in some census document etc. My Dad confirmed the addresses in the documents you sent, and it is indeed his great-grandmother. She owned a dress making shop in NYC. William and Belina were from Romania and I’m not aware of anyone from Poland. My Dad wasn’t familiar with a Stanley Kreinik, but he’s going to ask his Mother about it. We have a lot of pictures dating back to the late 1800’s of our side of the Kreinick family. I will check out your Geni tree! I just discovered the website today. -Stephanie

From: David Jacobowitz [mailto:djacobow@uvm.edu] Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:02 PM To: Comen, Stephanie L. Cc: Andrew Kreinik Subject: Re: Dave Page/ Kreinik/ Kreinick Dear Stephanie, I am very curious about "Belina Kreinick." When I was looking for my Kreinik relatives in New York, I kept coming across Belinda Kreinick and Belynda Kreinick listed near my Kreiniks, also in the clothing business. I am attaching the clips from three City Directories that you might find useful. These Kreinik/Kreinicks must have known each other, but when I asked Stanley Kreinik, "Stanley Socks", who still lives in Manhattan, he said he didn't know Belynda/Belinda.

Stanley has sent me much material about the Kreinik origins in Sedziszow Mlp, Poland. He visited there and has a lot of documentation. In our family the Kreinick spelling came only in my great uncle Irving's part of the family, an addition by the school that Irving attended. http://www.geni.com/people/Irving-Israel-Kreinik/6000000001450241595 I will write to you from your new Geni profile and share the tree I have put up there. Maybe we are related. I think I found your profile entered today on Geni: http://www.geni.com/people/stephanie-comen/6000000023233636126. So we can try to link our families together.

 Best regards, David Jacobowitz

From Andrew Kreinik,  14 March 2014.

Here is a Romanian Kreinik who now lives in Hungary.  I believe that she may have a borther, Sandor, who still lives in Satu Mare, Romania. She may be related to Stephanie Comen.

Andrew

http://www.locatefamily.com/Street-Lists/Romania/SATU_MARE/SATU_MARE/index45.html


Yes, David.  There is a Sandor.  Here is his divorce record from 2007.

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http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=allgs&gsfn=Belina&gsln=Kreinick&gss=angs-i&ghc=20

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/25/classified/paid-notice-deaths-bachrach-shirley.htmlBACHRACH-Shirley Kreinick. On January 24, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Julius Bachrach. Adored mother of Hope Bachrach Johnson and Bruce Bachrach. Fond mother-in-law of Paul Johnson. Devoted grandmother of David and Arthur Johnson and Victoria Johnson Teta and their spouses Kathleen Johnson, Ed Teta, and Maryann Johnson. Affectionate great grandmother of Paul Phillip, Nathaniel, and Rachel Johnson, and Brian and Allison Teta. Dear sister of the late Lucille Furman, Rae Brauer, and Eva Moskowitz.

Belina/Belyinda and William Kreinick may have 4 daughters:
Shirley
Lucille
Rae
Eva  -  Obit: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/obituaries/9601092672/eva-kreinick-moskowitz

Name:Eva Moskowitz
SSN:087-10-3337
Last Residence:10021  New York, New York, New York, United States of America
Born:17 Mar 1907
Died:3 Dec 1995


Andrew Kreinik sent an article that may refer to the Belyinda Kreinick Dress shop that showed up in the April 2, 1921, article in the NYTimes: Kreinick's Shop Buys West Forty-Fifth Street Property.


In 1940 Belina is 57, listed as married, living in the same house since at least 1935, an executive in the 'Drenintang' industry (probably Dressmaking).
In 1990 she is listed at 62 E 55th St. If this is the same person, she would be 107 years old at least.

Looking for Belyinda Kreinick we found Belina who may also show up as Belleria Kreinich, married to William Kreinich in 1910 with children Rose, Sarah, Ray and Eva.

1910 United States Federal Census about William Kreinick

Name:William Kreinick
Age in 1910:42
Birth Year:abt 1868
[1868] 
Birthplace:Romania
Home in 1910:Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York
Race:White
Gender:Male
Immigration Year:1902
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
[Head] 
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Belleria Kreinick
Father's Birthplace:Romania
Mother's Birthplace:Romania
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
William Kreinick42
Belleria Kreinick29
Rose Kreinick10
Sarah Kreinick6
Ray Kreinick5
Eva Kreinick3
In 1930 Belina and Rae are living together in Manhattan. Belina is divorced and Rae is her daughter, probably unmarried.
Name:Belina Kreinick
Gender:Female
Birth Year:abt 1882
Birthplace:Romania
Race:White
Home in 1930:Manhattan, New York, New York
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Marital Status:Divorced
Relation to Head of House:Head
Father's Birthplace:Romania
Mother's Birthplace:Romania
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Belina Kreinick48
Rae Kreinick24
New York, State Census, 1925 about Wm Kreinich 
Name: Wm Kreinich 
Birth Date: abt 1875 
Birth Place: Romania 
Age: 50 
Gender: Male 
Residence Place: New York, New York 
Relationship: Head 
Color or Race: White 
Number of Years in US: 23 
Assembly District: 19 
House Number: 108 
Line Number: 16 
Page Number: 34 
Household Members:
Name Age 
Wm Kreinich 50 
Belina Kreinich 44 
Shirley Kreinich 21 
Ray Kreinich 20 
Eva Kreinich 18

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