Friday’s Faces from the Past: The Louis Broida and Lillian Bildhauer Broida Family

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1930- Louis Broida, cropped from family portrait

Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

The second eldest surviving child of John “Zelig” Jacob (Karklinsky) Broida and Sarah Gitel Frank Broida, Louis was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania on 7 January 1884. The family lived in Pittsburgh, with his father a merchant there.

When Louis’ mother, Gitel, became ill with tuberculosis and moved to Denver for her health around 1900, Louis, then 16, and his younger brother Max (listed as ‘Moros’ in census) went to live with their paternal aunt, Kate Broida York, and her family of 11. In 1910 Louis was living in his brother Joseph J. Broida’s household.

Lilian Bildhauer was born on 2 July 1892, possibly in Pittsburgh. One of three daughters and a son of Robert Bildhauer (b. Feb 1860-Germany) and Bina ___ (b. Nov 1861-Germany), Lillian Bildhauer grew up in Pittsburgh, where her father was a butcher.

Lil and Georgian, wife and daughter of Louis Broida, circa 1914.
Lil and Georgian, wife and daughter of Louis Broida, circa 1914.

Louis and Lillian married about 1913 estimated from birth of their first child. He was a merchant, primarily in haberdashery. He was also a manager of “The Hub” in 1934 in Pittsburgh, but we have been unable to determine what type of business that was.

Lilian Bildhauer Broida and her first child, Georgian Broida, c1916.
Lilian Bildhauer Broida and her first child, Georgian Broida, c1916.

Their three daughters were born in 1914, 1920, and 1925, and they lived in Pittsburgh until Louis’ death 18 July 1941.

 

Lilian Bildhauer Broida and daughter Georgian Broida at the beach, possibly c1920.
Lilian Bildhauer Broida and daughter Georgian Broida at the beach, possibly c1920.
Arline Sobel and daughters.
Arline Broida Sobel and daughters.

 

Lillian survived Louis by 30 years and died 28 March 1971 in Miami Beach, Florida.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Find A Grave Memorial for Lillian Bildhauer Broida- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147689184
  2. Find A Grave Memorial for Louis Broida- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145116591
  3. Family photos. These may be used freely by related family but may not be posted on any commercial websites by others.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Friday’s Faces from the Past: The Louis Broida and Lillian Bildhauer Broida Family”

  1. Yes, daughters Georgian Ruth Broida was b. 23 Mar 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA, and married 1) Nathan John Serbin and 2) Allan Lionel Umans. Georgian d. 14 Jan 1997 in Miami, FL.

    Arline Lois Broida was b. 13 Mar 1920 in Pittsburgh and married George Henry Sobel (1912-1992). Arline d. 26 May 1998 in Menlo Park, CA. I have added a picture of Arline and her daughters.

    I don’t have any other information on Harriet so thanks for the BD.

  2. Hi, according to info from CMU archives (I did not note if it was the Jewish Criterion or not) Harriet was born July 11, 1924.

    Mitch

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