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Family of Nezhin
Family of Nezhin
Family of Bialystok
Family of Vilkomir
Family of Jablonka
Family of Glukhov
#2-8,#11..Minerva Fine's Photo Album
#14,#17..Marjorie Goldberg/Vera Flaxman
to see relationships.
of David and Mabel (Toiba).
David and Mabel's
first two children were born in Shandaken, NY. David
was a peddler of needles and thread at the time. Mabel's two
brothers Joseph and Jacob also lived in the area. By 1898
when their third child was born they were living in Philadelphia.
They owned a dry goods store in Philadelphia and in the beginning
lived above the store. In 1928, they moved their residence
to Gorgas Lane in the Wynnfield section of Philadelphia. Their
life centered around working and their family.
Below are recollections of David and Mabel from two of their
"I used to visit my Lipschutz
grandparents every week. They had a movie house next door.
They used to give me a nickel each time to go to the movies
and money to buy candy."
"I used to go to my grandparents every Friday night.
It was the same dinner each Friday. My grandmother used
to make chicken soup, then take the chicken out and brown
it in the oven, and then the same vegetables...the same
thing every week."
"It seems we were often at grandpops for dinner. I
do remember being asked to turn lights on and off and to
do little things for them on Shabbos. Grandmom was a good
cook and grandpop would tell stories about when they lived
in Russia. Precisely what he said, I don't recall, but many
of the stories had to do with how he avoided being drafted
into the Russian army. The Cossacks would sweep through
and take any male they could with them to serve."
"They lived a very meticulous life. They were happy
with each other. My grandfather became more religious in
his old age because he had time. He became the Gabi of the
synagogue. They took me on the holidays. They were very
nice people with a nice clean house and lots of friends.
They would go to Atlantic City once a year."
David would call Mabel 'Tabee'. I remember they had a refrigerator
that you put a pan underneath. I can picture my grandfather
hollering 'Tabee, the water's running under the refridgerator...take
the water...take the water'. They were nice plain people.
They kept a kosher home and they seemed very happy together."
|The story that has been told in our
family is as follows: Shortly after David and Mabel (Toiba)
were married in Lithuania in 1891, Mabel's sister Minerva was
kidnapped by the Bolsheviks
They immigrated to America as quickly as possible, and settled
in Shandaken, NY. Shandaken is in the Catskill area. Toiba's
brother Joseph had previously settled there. We believe they
immigrated through Canada.
Charles Lipschutz, sons of David and Mabel (Toiba)
Lipschutz Bocher, David's sister.
Bocher, husband of Ann
Bocher, the son of Ann Lipschutz Bocher and her husband, at his Bar
Lipschutz, daughter of David and Mabel, and her husband Eli Fine on
their wedding day.
|To see additional Lipschutz
Family pictures, click
here. To see the Lipschutz Family Tree, click here.