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1. Leibish/Louis M ALTER and his first wife Sarah MEISEL by whom he had five children and

2. Leibish/Louis M ALTER and his second wife Freida "Fanny" DRUKARSH by whom he had seven children.

Louis arrived at New York via Ellis Island, in August 1905. He was about 24. There are variations of his place of birth as Lvov, Lagov, Lukow in Poland, often shown as Poland/Russia. His departure to North America was from Trieste, Italy, one of the ports commonly used for passage.

He married the following year to Sarah Miesel. After Sarah's death in Apr 1921, Louis remarried that July to Freida (Fanny) Drukarsh, who had immigrated to Toronto in Dec 1920. Louis and Freida had seven children, before his death in Aug 1944. Fanny lived to see nine grandchildren born before her death in Jul 1956.


The same cousin that sent me the diary claimed that we were related. It took many years, but yes, we're lated. (But not close enough to invite for Shabbat dinner!) This family tree is a separate branch and can be bookmarked directly <The Gerrer Rebbes> .


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21 September 2020 - 21:56:17

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Alter-Drukarsh connections... 3.3.7
This family tree was last updated on 30 September 2020.
Individuals 28,850
Males 14,872
Females 13,953
Total surnames 6,287
Families 10,082
Earliest birth year 1525 Richard BROOKE
Birth 1525  Whitchurch, Hampshire County, England
Death 16 January 1594 (Age 69)  Whitchurch, Hampshire County, England
Latest birth year 2019 This information is private and cannot be shown.
Earliest death year 1578 Richard POTYNGER Sr
Birth  West Berkshire, England
Death 1578  West Berkshire, England
Latest death year 2020 This information is private and cannot be shown.
Person who lived the longest 107 Harry HEISEL
Birth 15 February 1898  Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada
Death 17 July 2005 (Age 107)  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Average age at death 66  
Family with the most children 20 Josiah Fendall BEALL + Ann Millicent BRADLEY
Marriage 1737  Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA
Average number of children per family 1.97  


29 August 2019 - 09:19:32

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