I would like to thank Cousin Adele Goldschmied for all the research she has done on our family.
Adele's Great Grandmother Antonette ( Antonie ) is the sister of my Great Great Grandmother
Jacob Rosenzweig (born in area that spoke German in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in 1839) and his wife Lena (Biecheler- not sure of the spelling) came to the United States in 1867. They lived in where their three daughters were born: Julia (1868), Sarah (Nov. 28, 1875), and Amelia “Mollie or Malie” (Aug 18, 1879). Jacob worked as a tailor.
According to my Cousin Joan Walgren Wacker who is Mollies Granddaughter, Jacob and Lena may have had as many as 13 children but only the 3 girls lived to adulthood.
On the census of 1880 the family is living in New York
Jacob is first mentioned in the Sandusky directory in 1882-83 (as Jos.) living at 602 Railroad and working as a peddler. In 1884-85 he (John) had moved to 624 Railroad. In 1886-87 he (Jos.) lived at 620 Railroad, but his daughter Julia was listed at 705 Clinton where she worked as a knitter.
In Sandusky on March 22, 1887, Julia married David Dittler (Hungarian, 1860) and they moved to Chicago. They had three girls, Bella, Gertrude and Harriet
The listing in 1889-90 (again as Jos.) had his profession as scrap iron and they had moved to the corner of Camp and Monroe Streets. He was living with Lena (listed as a knitter) and daughters Mollie and Sarah.
In 1894 he advertised in the Register as the owner of the Buckeye Knitting Company that made all types of stockings.
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