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Celia (Czernia -Tsena) Grusin

Celia (Czernia -Tsena) Grusin[1, 2]

Female 1891 - 1991  (99 years)

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  • Name Celia (Czernia -Tsena) Grusin  [1
    Born 25 Aug 1891  Glazmanka (Gostini), Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 10142 
    Buried Mar 1991  Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 20 Mar 1991  Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10142  aojd
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 

    Father Yankel Mutel "Motel" Grusin,   b. 1 May 1856-1860, Glazmanka (Gosti), , Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1925, Birmingham, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F2537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH Question: 1891: Tsena Gruzin, born in Glazmanka. Based on age of 5 in 1896. [Source: See 1897 Census below.] 1893: Said she was 21 years old when immigrated to U.S. in 1914
      1896: Said she was 23 years old when married in AL in 1919 1899 25 Aug: Date is from Phyllis Weinstein email of Sep 1998. CENSUS: 1897: Tsena Gruzin, daughter of Motel Jankelev Gruzin, 5 years old, born in Glazmanka. Lives with parents. Residence: Lesnaja (Forest) I St, Apt 2, in the house of Gruzin. Age is stated approximately for 1896. [Source: 1897 Latvian State Census List, Latvian State Historical Archives, Fond #1706-1-99-759.] FAMILY NOTES: Had a 'Russian' education that was paid for by her mother cooking jelly for the teacher. When she was 22 (?), in 1914, she immigrated to the United States her parents. The ship stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Because of a mix-up with their visas, they had to get off there and take the train to Birmingham. They lived upstairs of brothers, Sam and Henri, on St Charles St and 15th St South. She lived for a short while with her uncle and aunt, Gerson and Fannie May. Then moved back to Birmingham. Went to South Highland Public School. [Source: taped interview with Celia Grusin Danenberg, March 1977.] IMMIGRATION: 28 June 1914 Immigration: Czernia Grusin, age 21, occupation: none, with father and mother, Jankel-Motel and Chana, arrived in Canada, port of Halifax, Nova Scotia having sailed on the steamer, SS Dvinsk, 2nd class, from Libau (now called Liepaja; SE of Riga), Latvia on 16 June 1914. Said she was born and his last residence was Glasmanka, province of Witebsk [Vitesk]; nationality, Russian; race, Hebrew. Height: 5'2"; dark hair: brown eyes; no distinguishing marks. Can read and write. Closest relative in country she came from [Latvia] was cousin L. Meilach. Going to Birmingham, Alabama. Closest relative in country going to is brother, S [Sam] Grusin, City Paper Co., Birmingham. Passage paid by self. Never before in U.S. Entered U.S. via Port Huron, Michigan, 1 July 1914, G.T.R. Note: aunt and uncle, Moses and Reva Grusin stayed on the ship until it landed in New York Jun 29, 1914. [Source: Ships Passenger List, Group 3, List 4, Serial 305/13/4, Ship Volume #5362, LDS Microfilm #1401025 & G.T.R. Manifest immigration at Port Huron, MI, M1464, Roll 257 & M1461, Roll 179, LDS Microfilm #1561343.] Note: Gerson May did not work for City Paper, it was Gerson's friend, Mannie Bann, who worked there. [Source: Betty Jo May letter of Oct 2002.] CENSUS: 1920 Alabama. Celia Grusen [Chana Grusin], 23 [28?] years old, Bookkeeper in a Shoe Store. Living with parents: Joseph [Yankel Mutel Grusin] 65 years old, and Annie [Chana], 58 years old, in Birmingham, AL. Came to U.S. with parents in 1914. Lives with parents and brother, Henry, 25 years old, Watchmaker at Limehan [sp?]. Yankel, Chana, and Celia are aliens, not naturalized. Henry came to the U.S. in 1912 and was naturalized in 1919. Except for Yankel's mother and father whose 'Mother Tongue' was Yiddish, everyone elses was German. All born in Riga [actually Glazmanka], Latvia. [Source: AL Census 1920, Birmingham, Jefferson County, ED 55, Vol 47, Sheet 8B, Lines 71-75, Supervisor's District 9; Precinct 37.] MARRIAGE: 25 June 1922. Sam B. Danenberg and Celia Grusin, in Birmingham, AL. Sam Danenberg, 25 years old. Celia Grusin, 23 years old. Marriage Bond cosigner: Harry Paley. Performed by Rabbi Chaimovitz. [Source: Alabama Marriage Records, Vol 189, Pg/Cert# 466, LDS #1064446, Item #2.] CENSUS: 1930, IN: Celia Daneberg [Danenberg], 34 years old, born in Russia, parents. Married when she and her husband were both 28 years old. Residence: 1426 John St, Evansville, IL [Knight Township, Evansville City]. Living with husband, Sam B. and with children: Alvin and Jeanne. [Source: 14 Apr 1930 Census: Reel 626-632, ED 41, Sheet 29A, Lines 47-50, Spvr District 12, Ward 7; image 57.]

      DIRECTORIES: City Directories of Evansville, IN 1930: Sam B. Dannenberg [Danenberg], Manager, Broadway Department Store. Wife Celia. Residence: 1426 John St, Evansville, IN. [Source: Evansville, IN City Directory, 1930, Page 209, National Archives Film #IN-010.] 1931: Sam B. Danenberg [spelled correctly], Manager, Broadway Department Store. Wife Celia. Residence: 507 Lewis St, Evansville, IN. [Source: Evansville, IN City Directory, 1931, Page 138, National Archives Film #IN-010.] DEATH: 20 Mar 1991, in Evansville, IN. [Source: Phyllis Weinstein letter of Sep 1998 and Jean Mann-Berger letter of Mar 2001.] [1]

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