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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Surname Saturday: Another Shuham Connection?
The real surprise was seeing that Isaac's mother's full name was Neche Gelle Shuham.
Why is this surprising? Because Shuham is the surname of Isaac's grandma-in-law.
According to the NYC census of 1905, Isaac and his brother Meyer Burk were "boarders" in the NYC apartment of the Mahler family, which is how Isaac met his future bride, Henrietta. Or so I suspected. Now I wonder whether it was actually a cousin connection that brought them together.
In the 1901 UK census, Isaac and his brother Abraham were living with Isaac Chazan and Isaac's wife, Hinda Ann Mitav Chazan, in Manchester. The census-taker wrote that Isaac and Abraham were nephews of the head of the household. Whose nephews? No sign of them in the Chazan family. I thought possibly they were Hinda's nephews, but maybe not, if Isaac's mother's maiden name was Shuham.
More research is in my future. And more Social Security applications for ancestors!