A Family History of Abraham Lagovsky and Libe Goodseit

Family Tree
Biography
Records
Documents and Articles
Photographs

Gravestones

     


Family Tree


Abraham Lagovsky
, son of Shloma (Solomon) and Rebecca Lagovsky, was born in 1858 in Minsk Guberniya, Russia and died on 11 Dec 1929 in Manhattan, New York, New York at age 71.

Abraham married Libe (Lena) Goodseit, daughter of Moses Goodseit and Tonbe Golstein, in 1876. Libe was born on 8 Aug 1857 in Minsk Guberniya, Russia and died on 8 May 1924 in Manhattan, New York, New York at age 66.

Abraham and Libe had nine children, six of whom were living when they immigrated to America:

Gittlja Lagovsky (Gertrude/Gussie Jaffe) was born around 1876 in Minsk Guberniya, Russia and died sometime in the last half of 1920 in probably Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, before age 50.

Chisha Lagovsky (Anna Lewow/Lewon) was born on 14 Aug 1881 in Minsk, Lithuania, Russia and died on 19 Jul 1944 in Santa Cruz, California, at age 62.

Golulie Lagovsky (Charles Login) was born on 14 Mar 1885 in Minsk, Lithuania, Russia and died on 4 Aug 1960 in San Diego, California, at age 75.

Motil Lagovsky (Max Login) was born on 15 Aug 1886 in Minsk, Lithuania, Russia and died on 6 Apr 1960 in San Francisco, California, at age 73.

Chaie Lagovsky (Sarah Login Olarsch) was born in 1891 in Minsk, Lithuania, Russia and died in 1937 in New Jersey at age 46.

Esther Lagovsky (Esther Login Libin) was born on 14 Oct 1893 in Minsk, Lithuania, Russia and died on 10 Nov 1965 in San Mateo, California, at age 72.

 

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Biography

Abraham Lagovsky was born in in 1858 in Minsk Guberniya, Russia. In 1876 he married Libe (Libe) Goodseidt who was born in 1859 in Minsk Guberniya, Russia. Abraham and Libe had nine children six of whom were living when they immigrated to America: Gittlja born in 1876, Chisha born in 1881, Golulie born in 1885, Motil born in 1886, Chaie born in 1891 and Esther born in 1893.

Abraham Lagovsky immigrated to America in either 1899 or 1900. The rest of his family followed later. Max who immigrated in 1903, Charles who immigrated in 1904, Libe and sister Esther who immigrated in 1905 and Sarah who immigrated in 1906. Two other daughters came later: Anna and her son Harry in 1907 (they joined Anna's husband Samuel Lewow who had immigrated in 1904); Gertrude (Gussie) and her children Dora, Sadie, Herman and Rose in 1913 (they joined Gertrude's husband, Louis and son Max who had immigrated in 1904). This staggered pattern of immigration was not unusual for Jewish families immigrating from the Pale during this time period. Money for passage was scarce and husbands and older sons usually went first to raise money for the rest of the family to immigrate.

According to a letter from Loretta Lewon to Leslie Libin Jackson (see actual letter below), Abraham was one of seven children. He had five sisters and one brother. At this time no further information on Abraham's siblings is available. However in the 1910 census Ida Kadish, Freda Kadish and David Kadish are listed as boarders in Abraham's household. It is believed these are probably his nieces and nephew. In the letter Loretta stated that most of Abraham's children's cousins were on his side, including Big Ida and Little Ida and Big Freda and Little Freda. Another cousin on Abraham's side of the family, Nathan Schultz, was the Metropolitan Opera baritone Norman Scott. Loretta believed that most of these cousins and their families were still in New York area when she wrote the letter in 1965.

Libe's maiden name was Goodseidt, later changed to Goodsaid. She had one brother, Jacob. Jacob had a son, Morris Goodsaid, who married Ida Sadowsky. Morris and Ida had three sons: twins Alan and George born in 1921 and Daniel born in 1930. Libe was considered a very intelligent and capable woman who made the decisions in the family because Abraham was was too easy going and not forceful enough.

Abraham and Libe lived in New York continuously after they immigrated from Russia. Libe died in 1924 after being bedridden for almost five years with inflammatory rheumatism. Abraham died in 1929.

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Records

Immigration Records

Abraham Lagovsky immigrated before his wife and family in either 1899 or 1900. No passenger record has been found so far.

Libe Login immigrated in 1905 with her daughter Esther on the Zeeland

Passenger  Information

Original Passenger Manifest Page

Ship: Zeeland

Name:

Lagowski, Libe

Ethnicity:

Russia, Hebrew

Place of Residence:

Slutsk

Date of Arrival:

October 17, 1905

Age:

46y

Gender:

F

Marital Status:

M

Ship of Travel:

Zeeland

Port of Departure:

Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

 

Name:

Lagowski, Esther

Ethnicity:

Russia, Hebrew

Place of Residence:

Slutsk

Date of Arrival:

October 17, 1905

Age:

11y

Gender:

F

Marital Status:

 S

Ship of Travel:

Zeeland

Port of Departure:

Antwerp, Belgium

   

Census Records

1910 census  

Head Abraham Lagofsky age 52 born in Russia married 34 years immigrated 1899 occupation: presser of cloaks
Wife Libbie age 54 born in Russia married 34 years children: 9 born-6 living immigrated 1906
Dau Sarah age 18 born in Russia immigrated 1906 occupation: ladies waist operator
Son Max age 22 born in Russia immigrated 1903 occupation: operator cloaks
Son Charles age 25 born in Russia immigrated 1904 occupation: carpenter houses
Dau Esther age 16 born in Russia immigrated 1906 occupation: flower worker
Boarder Kadish Ida age 19 born in Russia immigrated 1904 occupation: trimmer paper boxes
Boarder Kadish Freda age 20 born in Russia immigrated 1902 occupation: trimmer paper boxes
Boarder Kadish David age 17 born in Russia immigrated 1906 occupation: errand boy paper boxes
State: New York County: NEW YORK Locale: 7-WD MANHATTAN Series: T624 Roll: 1007 Part: 2 Page: 34A
 

        1920 census

Head Lagovsky, Abraham age 62 born in Russia occupation unemployed presser
Wife Libe age 61 born in Russia
State: New York County: New York Township: Manhattan ED: 112 Roll: T625_1186 Page: 4B

 

Vital Records

Death Records and Obituaries

Abraham Lagovsky

New York City Death Record
Lagofsky Abraham age: 71 y death date: Dec 11 1929 death certificate #: 29270 death location: Manhattan L212

Mt Carmel Cemetery Record
Legofsky, Abraham location: 1-A-20-N-21 society: Anshe Timkowitz death date: 12/11/1929

Libe Goodseit Lagovsky

New York City Death Record
name: Lagovsky Libe age: 66 y death date: May 8 1924 death certificate #: 12948 death location: Manhattan L212

Mt Carmel Cemetery Record
Legowsky, Libe location: 1-A-20-K-5 society: Anshe Timkowitz death date: 5/8/1924


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Documents and Articles

Letter from Loretta Lewon Wendel to Leslie Libin Jackson
regarding family history of Abraham Lagovsky and Libe Goodseit

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Photographs

Shloma (Solomon) Lagovsky
(father of Abraham Lagovsky)

Shloma (Solomon)  Lagovsky
(father of Abraham Lagovsky)

Abraham and Libe Lagovsky with son Max and two daughters

Libe Goodseit Lagovsky

Libe Goodseit Lagovsky

         

A special thanks to Ed Login, son of Max Login, who shared the Lagovsky family picture, Donna Norton Wendel, granddaughter of Anna Lagovsky Lewon, who shared the standing picture of Libe, and Charles Edelman, grandson of Charles Login, who shared the pictures of Shoima Lagovsky and the color portrait of Libe.


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Gravestones

Abraham and Lena are both buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens, New York.
Abraham is buried under the name Abraham Legofsky in
1-A-20-N-21
Lena is buried as Libe Legowsky in
1-A-20-K-5

Gravestone photos have been requested through Find A Grave and will added when/if they are received.


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