Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joe Kreinik in Toronto

Max Beer told me about the Jewish Archives in Toronto. I sent off for information about Joseph and Rena Kreinik and here is what I got.

Application gives birth and immigration information. Who were the immigrants? 
Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada. 
This form has been prepared by the Immigration branch of the Department of Mines and Resources for the use of persons applying for the admission to Canada of immigrants.

"I KREINIK JOSEPH of 226 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario, hereby make application for the admission of immigrants listed herein. (Subsequent pages missiing.)
I have resided in Canada 1 years, having arrived at the Port of Quebec, PQ, on the 19th day of August, 1949, by the SS Samaria, at which time the exact spelling of my name was Josef Kreinik.
I was born in Sedziszow, Poland. My age is 41. My citizenship is Polish. I am Married. My occupation is Tailor, ... I have a savings account at the Bank of Montreal 568 College Street, Toronto, in the amount of $531.74....
I am employed by Columbia Sportswear Limited, 125 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, and earn $40.00 per week. My wife, Rena Krenik (sic), is employed by the Ladies Wear Canada, Ltd., 563 College Street, Toronto, and earns $25.00 per week."

========== transmittal letter from OJA ==============
Hi David,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! We have retrieved the file from our offsite storage. It seems Joseph sponsored the immigration of some of his relatives. Although the case file is in his name, there is very little information about him. Sometimes these case files are under the name of the immigrant’s sponsor and not the immigrant. I’ve attached the one page with some information relating to him and Rena. I hope this is helpful!

All the best,


Melissa Caza  |  Archivist

Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
ph: 416.635.2883 x5110
em: mcaza@ujafed.org
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