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Sorting Saturday: Origins of the Broida Family Name, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Origins of the Broida Family Name
Broida name origin per Hilda (Fish) Broida, from the Spring 1991 issue of The Broida Family News, Vol. 1, No. 2, p2.

Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

Hilda was a very interesting person, and she knew everything Broida. Hilda’s mother was a Broida, plus Hilda married a Broida, so she got a double dose of the family.

Hilda became a Zionist in her early years, and lived in Israel for some time. In 1986, Hilda was interviewed as part of an oral history program conducted by Youngstown (Ohio) State University. She explained how her mother, Theresa Broida, came to the United States in 1900 with her parents and three sisters. Their first American home was in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and then they moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and finally Youngstown, Ohio by 1905. Hilda’s father had immigrated to the US about 1904. Asked why her family immigrated,  Hilda replied that they came because of the poverty in Europe. She did not know if they had been victims of the violent pogroms, but stated that her father had left behind his Orthodox Judaism when he came to the States.

Hilda did contribute one additional bit of information to the Spring, 1991 issue of the Broida Family News:

“Notes from the Gulf,” Spring 1991 issue of The Broida Family News, Vol. 1, No. 2, p3.

Hilda passed away in 2005, and she is missed very much by the family.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Youngstown (Ohio) State University Oral History Interview with Hilda (Fish) Broida– http://www.maag.ysu.edu/oralhistory/cd2/OH467.pdf
  2. Broida Family News, Spring, 1991, Vol. 1, No. 2. Self-published.

 

 

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Treasure Chest Thursday: 1934-6 Broida Reunion Announcements

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Broida Family Reunions
1934 Broida Reunion in The Jewish Criterion, Vol. 84, No. 16, Page 15, Columns 3-4. Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.
1934 Broida Reunion in The Jewish Criterion, Vol. 84, No. 16, Page 15, Columns 3-4. Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project. (Click to enlarge.)

Broida Family-

The Broida family of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere held regular reunions back in the 1930s-50s. They had a dedicated group of volunteers who planned fun reunions that everyone looked forward to, and some traveled long distances to attend. There were even newsletters produced for all the family- we have already posted the 1937 Broida Reunion News.

1935 Broida Family Reunion. The Jewish Criterion, 30 Aug 1935, Vol. 86, No. 17, Page 7, Column 3. Courtesy of Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.
1935 Broida Family Reunion. The Jewish Criterion, 30 Aug 1935, Vol. 86, No. 17, Page 7, Column 3. Courtesy of Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.

Announcements of the reunions were posted in The Jewish Criterion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and possibly other newspapers. This post includes the three earliest we have found.

1936 Broida Family Reunion. The Jewish Criterion, Vol. 4, No. 2, Page 13. Courtesy of Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.
1936 Broida Family Reunion. The Jewish Criterion, 19 June 1936, Vol. 4, No. 2, Page 13. Courtesy of Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.

 

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) The Pittsburgh Jewish Criterion and other newspapers are available at the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project, available to search at http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/pjn/index.jsp. The Congregation has kindly given us permission to post articles, and hopes that others will avail themselves of this wonderful resource to give life to their ancestors and their communities. Specific citations are included with images.

2) Sentimental Sunday: 1937 Broida Family Reunion: http://heritageramblings.net/2014/08/17/sentimental-sunday-1937-broida-family-reunion/.

 

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Thankful Thursday: Find A Grave and New Broida Memorials

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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