Tag Archives: Cooper

Where did our names come from?

In my post Who put the ‘h’ in Ghertner, I discussed the origin of that name, from ‘gardener’. I’ve just tackled some of the surnames of some of your Jewish ancestors. The fact they had Jewish names is a clue … Continue reading

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Dora, Annie, Ada & Essie Cooper

After the death of Simon Ghertner on 6 February 1945,  Dora Ghertner continued to live in the 1702 Ashwood house ; the house had coal heat. This was our residence when the Blizzard of ’51 struck (see blog post here), … Continue reading

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Lewis Cooper and family

Lewis (or Louis) Cooper, the father of my paternal grandmother Dora Ella Cooper, was born January 1859 in Russia. He emigrated to the United States in 1881 and was naturalized. His wife was Dena (or Americanized Dinah) Marks. Dena had … Continue reading

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Priceless photo found

While visiting Nashville for a Bar Mitzvah, I had a chance to see this rare photo. It was taken about 1937-1938. This is the only image of Lewis Cooper I’ve seen; and only the third image of my grandmother, Dora. … Continue reading

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Announcing a Tombstone photos page

I’ve gathered photos of over 25 ancestor tombstones and created a permanent page under the menu item “Miscellany… —>Tombstones” which you can see here and read about my ‘extensive travels’ to gather them. Here are four.  

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Dora Ghertner’s parents discovered

In 1920, the US Census in Nashville, Tennessee includes Lewis (age 62) and Dena (age 65) Cooper, as in-laws living in the home

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