Thankful Thursday: Find A Grave and New Broida Memorials

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Headstone of Pincus/Peter Broida and Sarah Malke "Mollie" Broida in Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Cemetery, McKees rocks, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Headstone of Pincus Noah “Peter” Broida and Sarah Malke “Mollie” Karklinski-Broida in Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Cemetery, McKees Rocks, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

➡ Broida Family

I am very thankful for the kind people who spend their valuable time creating memorials on Find A Grave (FAG) for the cemeteries they visit. A number of Broida family members have recently been transferred to me (without the hassle from some FAG members who are just into amassing empires of memorials, even though they are not related). So I got to work to quickly get more information on each of the memorials.

These are family lines that I am not as familiar with as they are not as closely related. Cousin Mitch has a great Broida tree on Ancestry, and I have done further research to create what I hope are accurate biographies. (Please do let us know if here are any parts that should be clarified or revised.)

Here are the new Broida FAG biographies:

Harry H Broida

Birth: 1882, Lithuania
Death: Jun. 6, 1908
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Harry Broida was born in 1882 in Russia, likely in Lithuania. He immigrated to the United States in 1892, per the 1900 US Federal Census.In 1900, Harry was living with his parents, 5 siblings, and two boarders (also b. Russia) at 38 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. He was working as a shoe salesman, and had not been unemployed recently. (The crash of 1893 caused a big depression but by 1900 more people were working.) He could read write, and speak English. Sadly, Harry passed away at the young age of 24 or so on 06 Jun 1908. (His birth year varies by sources.) He had been living with his father in his last days at 65 Miller St. in Pittsburgh, PA.
Parents:
Michel Lazer Broida (1846 – 1926)
Anna Horowitz Broida (1848 – 1916)

Inscription:
Beloved Son and Brother

Burial:
Beth Hamedrash Hagodal Cemetery
McKees Rocks
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 96657462

(An image of his headstone has been requested but we will probably need to wait for the snow to melt.)

Michael Lazer Broida- Headstone- in Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery, McKees Rock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Michael Lazer Broida- Headstone- in Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery, McKees Rock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

Michael Lazer Broida

Birth: Mar., 1846, Lithuania
Death: Nov. 9, 1926
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Michael Lazer Broida (also ‘Michel Lazear,’ ‘Michael Lazaris,’ or Michael Lazario’) was born in Esiskes, Lithuania, which was under Russian control time and again throughout history. (Thus birthplace is sometimes listed as Russia.) His parents were Joseph and Chaneh “Jennie” Broida, both b. abt 1820. It is not known if his parents immigrated to the US also. Michael was one of their 9 children who came to the US.Michael married Emma/Anna/Hannah Horowitz in 1863, likely in Lithuania. Their first seven children were also born there.

Children:
Jennie “Shaina” Broida, 1867-1937, marr. David Shaeffer, d. Louisiana
Joseph J. Broida, 1868-1934, marr. Mary Elpern, d. Pittsburgh
Lillie S. Broida, 1871-1927, marr. Joseph L. Hirsch, d. Miami FL
Samuel Broida, 1876-1960, marr. Bertha Gilberg, d. Louisiana
Anna R. Broida, 1880-1947, marr Benjamin Silken, later __Hoffenberg, d. CA
Katie L Broida, 1883-1978, marr. Harry Benjamin Elpern, d. Pittsburgh
Jacob Broida, 1885-1928, never marr., d. Pittsburgh
Bessie D. Broida, 1892-1966, b. in Pittsburgh, marr. Louis R. Fields, d.Ohio

Michael immigrated to the US in 1887, after son Jacob was born, and it is presumed Hannah immigrated around then too. He filed his ‘First Paper’ or Declaration of Intention to become a citizen on 25 Sep 1890, and his Petition for Naturalization was signed on 3 Jan 1902. In 1900, Michael and his wife of 37 years are found in the US Federal Census at 38 Federal St. in Pittsburgh, PA, with their 3 daughters and 3 sons; they also have 2 married boarders living with them. Michael was a ‘Peddler [of] Dry Goods.’ In 1908 their son Harry died, and Michael was the informant on the death certificate; they were living at 65 Miller St. in Pittsburgh. The family was still in Pittsburgh in 1910, with Michael listed as a peddler “on road” but they owned their home and had a mortgage. He could read and write.

Anna/Hannah/Emma (Horwitz) Broida died 05 Dec 1916, leaving Michael a widower. His son Joseph’s family lived with him in the Miller Street house and Joseph was listed as the Head of Household in the 1920 census. Michael died six years later, on 09 Nov. 1926.

Burial:
Beth Hamedrash Hagodal Cemetery
McKees Rocks
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 108660454
Anna Horowitz Broida- Headstone- in Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery, McKees Rock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Anna Horowitz Broida- Headstone- in Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery, McKees Rock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

 Anna Horowitz Broida

Birth: Apr., 1848, Lithuania
Death: Dec. 6, 1916
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

The parents of Emma/Anna/Hannah Horowitz are unknown.

[The remainder of Anna’s memorial is the same as her husband Michael’s.]

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Harry H. Broida FAG Memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96657462

2) Michael Lazer Broida FAG Memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108660454

3) Anna Horowitz Broida FAG Memorials: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108660520

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