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Simon Ghertner’s autobiography (1st partial post)

In the fall of 2011, a 13 page, typewritten ‘autobiography of Simon Ghertner’ was found in his son’s (Alven Simon Ghertner) papers. Here are some interesting highlights. It was apparently written shortly before his death on 5 Feb 1945. Simon … Continue reading

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Simon’s brother Smil-Lieb

Smil Lieb Ghertner, born 1875 in Roman, Romania to Avram & Pescia Abramovici. As Simon Ghertner was also born in Roman, Romania in August 1882 to Avraham (another form of Avram or Abraham) and Pessie (likely the same name as … Continue reading

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Roman, Romania Jewish history

Simon & Smil-Lieb Ghertner’s birthplace was Roman, Romania. Other spellings for the country are Roumania (French) and Rumania. You can see more at JewishGen The History of the Jewish community of Roman. From this source Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in … Continue reading

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my grandfather Simon … maybe I’ve learned something new

Simon Ghertner’s World War I draft registration indicates his birth date was August 25, 1882. Leonard Ghertner, his son, had told me the name was originally spelled Gertner but was changed (perhaps at Ellis Island, NYC). Read this later post … Continue reading

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Stories

1) Lynton L. Scharff was married to Jessie Grace Block and they had two children; they divorced. After my grandfather John Bloom died in the 1935, my grandmother Emma Marie Block, married Lynton L. “Pappy” Scharff in 1938 on 15 … Continue reading

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