Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pauline Berger formerly Pinia Kreinik

See Eric Kessler's Ancestry tree for his version of the tree:

Help! When I found Stanley Kreinik's father Walter's registration papers (see post), I also found Pauline Berger's Naturalization papers. She was born Pinia Kreinik. Where does she fit in the family tree?

Dec 18, 2013, from Stanley:  Pauline Berger was a cousin to my father. I met her and 2 of her  sons Frank and Bill. She would also be a cousin to my fathers sister Pinia . I came across the name of Wind who was married to a Kreinik in Schendovshiv He had A son who survived and went to Israel after the war, and 2 daughters that came to the states sometime in the 1920’s  one daughter was Lily Rosenberg. Maybe you can  get some information about them  Lily was a cousin to my father.  Take care and be well send my regards Stanley

Name:Leib Wind
Arrival Date:14 Aug 1921
Birth Date:abt 1900
Birth Location:Poland
Birth Location Other:schendisow
Ethnicity/ Nationality:Hebrew
Port of Departure:Antwerp, Belgium
Port of Arrival:New York, New York
Ship Name:Lapland
The next page on line 20 says Leib is going to Uncle Edw. Silikson, Brooklyn, 207 KCAPSTREET  Keap St?  62 Columbia St.  Height 5'8" fair complexion, fair hair, brown eyes. No marks.  Place of birth: Schendisow.
From, there is reason to think her father is Chaim . Stanley says, "David, I knew Pauline, she was a cousin to my father. Her son Frank had a dry cleaning business. We gave him clothes to clean. On his last delivery of clothes, he had a heart attach in my mother's apartment and dropped dead as he was leaving. He fell against the front door, my mother could not move him she called the NYPD, they had to climb through a window to remove the body. What an experience. His  brother, Wille, was very successful in the plumbing supply business. His office and warehouse were located on the lower East side of Manhattan As for, Pauline's father, I think he was Tuvia's brother. Stanley"

Dec 4 2013
Ok, Stanley,

Just how was Pauline Walter's cousin?

Whose daughter is she?  If she was Chaim's daughter, we don't have her in the tree:

This is a breakthrough, because it agrees with some other records on Ancestry, that list "Chiam" as her father and Elke as her mother.  Did Chaim have another wife besides Rivka? Named Elke?



She was not Chaim Kreinik, the father of Morris etc's, Daughter. All I know that she was a cousin to My father (Walter).

Maybe she was the daughter of Nathan and Rachel, the 'cousins' who we think married each other. That would account for her maiden name Kreinik. I am reluctant to put her in the tree there but would be willing to change things when we find out more.

Walter's uncles and aunts are:
Joseph Yussel Flum and Sarah Levy
Chaim and Rivka
Nathan and Rachel
Mirel and Shmiel Fischler
Chana Kreinik and Unknown Laub  with four children.

Here is her photo and signature from her Declaration of Intention, December 15, 1938, at age 55.

Then, two years later, is her Petition for Naturalization.

United States of America  No. 403654

Petition for Naturalization 
[Under General Provisions of the Nationality Act of 1940 (Public, No. 853, 76th Cong.)]

To the Honorable the U.S. District Court of Southern District of New York, N.Y.
This petition for naturalization, hereby made and filed, respectfully ?????
(1) My full, true, and and correct name is PAULINE BERGER formerly Pinia Kreinik
(2) My present place of residence is 61 Columbia St NY NY NY (3) My occupation is housekeeper 
(4) I am 58 years old. (5) I was born on December 20, 1883 in Shendershov Poland formerly Austria.
(6) My personal description is as follows: Sex female, color white, complexion medium, color of eyes brown, hair grey and brown, height 4 feet 10 inches, weight 95 pounds, visible distinctive marks, none, race white, present nationality Poland formerly Austria (7) Fam  widow, the name of my husband was Barnett, we were married on July 27, 1901, at New York, NY, he was born at Llanow (Ulanow), Poland, on 1868 and entered the United States at New York, NY on 1897, for permanent residence in the United States and now resides at deceased August 1, 1927 at New York, NY.  xxxxxxxx
(8) I have 4 children and the name, sex, date and place of birth, and present place of residence of each of said children who is living are the following:  Frank (m) January 7, 1903; Rose (f) June 7, 1905; William (m) September 19, 1909; Max (m) September 24, 1911, all born at and all reside at New York, NY.

(9) My last place of foreign residence was Shendershov Russia (10) I emigrated to the United States from Rotterdam, Holland. (11) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at New York, NY, under the name of Pinia Kreinik on May 11, 1901, on the Rotterdam xxxx
(12) Since my lawful entry for permanent residence I have not been absent from the United States, for a period or periods of 6 months or longer, or following ——————————

(13) I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on December 15, 1938, in the U.S. District Court of Southern District at New York, NY (14) It is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely ……………………

(18) I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of 5 years immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since May 11, 1901, and continuously in the State in which this petition is made for the term of 6 months at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wide since May 11, 1901
(19) I have not heretofore made petition for naturalization:  …………..

I hereby certify that I have read the foregoing petition to the petitioner. Isadore Kuretzky
X Pauline Berger   (signed)

On the last page is her witness, Tobias Weichselbaum,

whom we know from Joseph and Frieda Kreinik's 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
So who is Pinia Kreinik? has this information but without attribution or documentation:

Pauline Kreinik

Found 10 Records, 2 Photos and 186 Family Trees

Born in Tyczyn, Poland, Shenishez Provence, Galicia on 1883 to Chiam Kreinik and Elka. Pauline married Barnett Berger and had 4 children. She passed away on 17 Aug 1953 in Ward, Manhattan, New York, USA.
Who is Chaim Kreinik, her father? Who is Elke, her mother?
1800Chaim KreinikPinia's Father?SedziszowToo Old
1898Chaim KreinikPinia's Father?SedziszowToo Young
1810 - 1854Zvie Chaim Harry KreinikPinia's Father?SedziszowMaybe

Barnett Berger

Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 315,818 Family Trees

Born in Tyczyn, Poland, Shenishez Provence, Galicia on 1864 to Ephraim Berger and Rachel. Barnett married Pauline Kreinik and had 4 children. Barnett married Sister Kreinik. He passed away on 1 Aug 1927in Columbia, Manhattan, New York, USA.

Frank Berger

Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 315,818 Family Trees

Born in Lewis, Manhattan, New York, USA on 7 Jan 1903 to Barnett Berger and Pauline Kreinik. Frank married Edith Greenspan and had 2 children. He passed away on 18 Jan 1955 in Montgomery, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Frank Berger appears in the April 1937 issue of The Kreinikle:

April 6 - Mr. & Mrs. Frank Berger, 65 Hart St. Brooklyn. (Apr 7, 1929 on the marriage cert)
Frank Berger married Edith Greenspan:

Edith Greenspan

Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 3,027 Family Trees

Born in Kiev, Russia on 25 Dec 1904 to Morris Greenspan and Bessie Rothman. Edith married Abraham Magdule. Edith married Frank Berger and had 2 children. She passed away on 19 Aug 1984 in North Forth, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

Find-a-Grave shows she is buried next to Frank Berger at the Baron Hirsch Cemetery, in Staten Island, Richmond, NY

In the 1930 Census, Frank has already left home, but Aunt Anna is living with them.
They live at 61-63 Columbia Street, off Delancy St, near the Williamsburg Bridge.
Anna is not Tianna, who was living with her parents S. Joseph and Frieda Kreinik, as they aged.
This Anna is a P S teacher; one is listed in the 1922 City Directory as living at 159 W83rd.

1930 United States Federal Census about Pauline Berger

Name:Pauline Berger
Birth Year:abt 1883
Home in 1930:Manhattan, New York, New York
Map of Home:View map
Marital Status:Widowed
Immigration Year:1901
Relation to Head of House:Head
Father's Birthplace:Austria
Mother's Birthplace:Austria


Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Pauline Berger47
Rose Berger25
William Berger20
Max Berger18
Anna Kreinik37
Anna Kreinik is listed as Aunt, born in 1893, ten years after Pauline/Pinia.
=========== Below is the 1940 Census record for Frank and Edith Berger with their two kids, Barbara and Martin.

1940 United States Federal Census about Frank Berger

Name:Frank Berger
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1903
Birthplace:New York
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:New York, Kings, New York
Map of Home in 1940:View map
House Number:65
Inferred Residence in 1935:New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935:Same Place
Sheet Number:4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:59
Occupation:Shipping Clerk
House Owned or Rented:Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:32
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:College, 2nd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:40
Class of Worker:Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939:52
Income Other Sources:No
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Frank Berger37
Edith Berger34
Barbara Berger9
Martin Berger3

Please help answer these questions.

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