Wedding Wednesday- Abraham Green and Rose Braef (or Rose Brave)

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Abraham Green and Rose Braef- Wedding Picture?
Abraham Green and Rose Braef- Wedding Picture?

Green Family (Click to go to family tree.)

Abraham Green (or possibly Abraham Gren) was born in 1866 in Grincasek, Kovnau, Russia, per family oral history, including that of his still-sharp-in-her-90s-daughter Mary C. Green. He and Rose Brave (or Rose Braef) were married about 1884 in Lithuania. The newlyweds decided shortly after that he would emigrate to the United States- how difficult that must have been! The family tells the story that Abraham came to America by himself and established a business as a tailor, then sent for Rose and their daughter Ann, who was just 1 year old by that time. Stelle was born on board ship during migration, and Rose’s mother made the trip as well. We don’t know if she accompanied Rose, had come earlier with Abraham to care for him before Rose arrived, or came on her own, but my thought is that she probably came with her pregnant daughter to care for her as well as her very young grandchild on the long and difficult voyage.

Abraham Green, c 1920s?
Abraham Green, c 1920s?

Abraham had a tailor shop in St. Louis, Missouri, and made very fine suits- it was said that no one in the family could afford an Abraham Green suit! Sadly his business floundered as many others did during the Great Depression, and he passed away on 02 Jul 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Rose (Brave) Green, c1930s?
Rose (Brave) Green, c1930s?

Rose Brave- or ‘Braef’ per her death certificate and family oral tradition- was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 15 May 1866. The oral tradition is that her father disappeared somewhere in Europe- perhaps a victim of Russian pogroms? Rose’s mother was elderly and died soon after her immigration to the United States. Rose lived until 03 Jan 1936, when she died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri. She and Abraham have side-by-side stones at Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, in University City, St. Louis, Missouri.

Headstone of Abraham M. Green 1866-1931 Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer.
Headstone of Abraham M. Green 1866-1931
Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer.
Headstone of Rose Brave Green 1866-1936,  Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer.
Headstone of Rose Brave Green 1866-1936,
Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer. 

 

Family headstone of Abraham M. Green and Rose Brave Green. Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer.
Family headstone of Abraham M. Green and Rose Brave Green.
Mt. Olive Hebrew Cemetery, now United Hebrew Cemetery, University City, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Image used with kind permission of FAG photographer.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Family oral history.

2) Findagrave.com for Abraham Green (Memorial #6008372) and Rose (Brave) Green (Memorial #35697089)

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4 thoughts on “Wedding Wednesday- Abraham Green and Rose Braef (or Rose Brave)”

  1. Hello there! I found your lovely post about the Golomb family at http://heritageramblings.net/2014/07/08/tombtone-tuesday-the-golomb-family-in-pittsburgh-pa/?print=print

    I’m a volunteer researcher on WikiTree, and am trying to connect Alice (Golomb) Friedman to the global family tree there. Could you help me identify Sarah (Green) Golomb’s parents? If they’re not known, I can at least add Abraham Green to the tree in the hopes of finding the cousin (or cousin by marriage) that will link the Golombs to the six million ancestor profiles that are already linked to each other by blood, marriage, or adoption.

    There’s a TED talk about the global tree at https://www.ted.com/talks/aj_jacobs_the_world_s_largest_family_reunion_we_re_all_invited I just spent the weekend with AJ and a bunch of new friends made at RootsTech, my first genealogical conference.

    Many thanks!

    Karen Tobo

    1. Hi Karen-

      Glad you found our blog, and thank you for your comments.

      Who is Alice (Golomb) Friedman- is she one of the daughters of a child of Sarah and Louis?

      Did you do a search for other Golomb posts on our blog? See http://heritageramblings.net/?s=golomb for all of them. The “Mystery Monday- Green or Golomb?” might interest you. Actually hoping that you might be able to help us out if you are a family member and can identify the children.

      The father of Sarah Green Golomb and Abraham Green was Jacob Gren/Green, born in Russia, possibly around 1840 (calculated), but that is all we know. We don’t think he immigrated, and we don’t know anything about his wife. We do have a photo that it is believed to be Jacob’s wife; it was taken in Witebsk, Poland, but we do not know for sure who it is.

      Wow, going to RootsTech/FGS for your first genealogical conference is pretty amazing! I have only watched one of the recorded lectures but hope to view more. Being there in person would be very inspiring, I am sure!

      Let us know, please, if you find any information that needs correcting or if you can add any information. We could always use a guest post!

      Pamela

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