Documenting Maine Jewry : Jews in Rumford in 1910, 1920 and 1930


1910 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by Sam Kissen (2017)


Name with link to DMJ bioAddressRelation to headServant/Boarder?own/rent, valuebirthyearageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustrycodeclassEmployed?enum. distAncestry pg#1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Charles Israelson East 6 AvenueHead  abt 185852 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1878naturalizedretail merchantclothing store Eyes0205711910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bessie Israelson East 6 Avenuewife  abt 186446 noyesVermontGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bertha Israelson East 6 Avenuedaughter  abt 188624 noyesNew HampshireGermanyVermont   cashierclothing store Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Philip Israelson East 6 Avenueson  abt 188822 noyesNew HampshireGermanyVermont   salesmanclothing store Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Hattie Israelson East 6 Avenuedaughter  abt 189020 noyesMichiganGermanyVermont   cashierclothing store Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
David Minsberg East 6 Avenue boarder abt 183773 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Annie Oleson East 6 Avenue servant abt 188624 noyesNew HampshireNorwayNorway   House maidprivate family Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Morris Marx1 FranklinHead  abt 186050 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1881naturalizedretail merchantdepartment store Eyes0205521910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Caroline Marx1 Franklindaughter  abt 189416 yesyesNew HampshireGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Philip Marx1 Franklinson  abt 189911 yesyesMaineGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Leopold Shoenauer1 Franklinbrother-in-law  abt 187337 yesyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1890naturalizedbookeeperbag mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Hannah Shoenauer1 Franklinsister-in-law  abt 186545 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1888        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Olof Oleson1 Franklin boarder abt 187535 noyesMaineSwedenSweden   insurancepaper mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
John Hagarty1 Franklin boarder abt 189218 noyesMaineMaineWales 1887naturalizedstenographerbag mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Harry Marx5 FranklinHead  abt 187238 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1883 retail merchantclothing store Eyes0205521910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bella Marx5 Franklinwife  abt 186347 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
James Moody5 Franklin lodger abt 188426 noyesMaineMaineMaine   stenographerbag mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Rosie Hawkinson5 Franklin servant abt 188723 noyesNorwayNorwayNorway 1908 house maidprivate family Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
William McCabe5 Franklin lodger abt 188129 noyesCanadaCanadaCanada 1900naturalizedchaffergroceries Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Salomon Steinfeld11 FranklinHead  abt 185159 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1885naturalizedretail merchantclothing store Eyes0205541910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Yetta Steinfeld11 Franklinwife  abt 185357 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1885        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Mark Steinfeld11 Franklinson  abt 187733 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1885naturalizedsalesmanclothing store Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Minnie Steinfeld11 Franklindaughter  abt 188129 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1885 salesladymachinery store Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Rose Steinfeld11 Franklindaughter  abt 188822 noyesNew HampshireGermanyGermany   stenographerpaper mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Lucy Jones11 Franklin servant abt 188525 noyesMaineMaineMaine   house maidprivate family Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
George Routh11 Franklin boarder abt 186347 noyesMaineMaineMaine   engineerpaper mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Clara Strasburg121 Washington StreetHead  abt 186446 noyesGermanyGermanyGermany 1886        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Fred Strasburg121 Washington Streetson  abt 189119 yesyesNew YorkGermanyGermany   Machinistbag mill Wno0205491910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Louise Strasburg121 Washington Streetdaughter  abt 189515 yesyesNew YorkGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Carl Strasburg121 Washington Streetson  abt 189911 yesyesNew YorkGermanyGermany          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Harry Arenstein89 Congress StreetHead  abt 188327 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1902alientailorown shop Eyes02051191910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Anna Arenstein89 Congress Streetwife  abt 188525 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Jacobe Arenstein89 Congress Streetson  abt 19073 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bessie Arenstein89 Congress Streetdaughter  abt 19082 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bertha Arenstein89 Congress Streetdaughter  abt 1909.840.16 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Louis Asikoff123 York StreetHead  abt 187931 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1903alienshoemakerown shop Eyes0205421910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Ida Asikoff123 York Streetwife  abt 188624 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Myer Asikoff123 York Streetson  abt 19064 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Max Asikoff123 York Streetson  abt 19082 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Louis Cohen8 River StreetHead  abt 187733 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1896alienownerbottling shop Eyes02051031910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bertha Cohen8 River Streetwife  abt 187733 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1899        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Harry Cohen8 River Streetson  abt 189713 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1899        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Dorothy Cohen8 River Streetdaughter  abt 19019 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Casper Cohen8 River Streetson  abt 19028 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Jennie Cohen8 River Streetdaughter  abt 19055 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Abraham Cohen8 River Streetson  abt 189218 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1907alienWagon driverbees wagon Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Joseph Chase18 River StreetHead  abt 187832 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904alienpeddlerpeddling Wyes02051031910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Stella Chase18 River Streetwife  abt 188228 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Blanch Chase18 River Streetdaughter  abt 190010 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Ida Chase18 River Streetdaughter  abt 19055 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Eva Chase18 River Streetdaughter  abt 19082 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Rose Chase18 River Streetdaughter  abt 1909.420.58 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Dorothy Klein18 River Streetsister-in-law  abt 189317 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904 salesladydry goods shop Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Ida Klein18 River Streetsister-in-law  abt 189911 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1904        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Max Greenberg Congress StreetHead  abt 187931 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1893alienshoemakershoemaker shop Eyes02051101910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Rebecca Greenberg Congress Streetwife  abt 188030 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1905        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Annie Greenberg Congress Streetdaughter  abt 19082 noyesMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Sarah Greenberg Congress Streetdaughter  abt 1909.50.5 noyesMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Sarah Coblentz Congress Streetmother-in-law  abt 183872 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1905        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Harris Coblentz89 Congress StreetHead  abt 187931 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1903paperslaborerpaper mill Wyes02051101910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bessie Coblentz89 Congress Streetwife  abt 188525 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1900        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Abraham Coblentz89 Congress Streetson  abt 19073 nonoMassachusettsRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Jenny Coblentz89 Congress Streetdaughter  abt 1909.50.5 nonoMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Lena Felt89 Congress Streetsister-in-law  abt 187337 noyesMaineMaineMaine   stenographerrailroad office Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Frank Landry  boarder abt 187337 noyesCanadaCanadaCanada 1900naturalizedbarberbarber shop Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
William Thomas  boarder abt 188426 noyesMaineMaineMaine   barberbarber shop Eyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Joseph Lehman222 FranklinHead  abt 187832 noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuanian1905alienlaborerodd jobs Wyes0205581910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Rosa Lehman222 Franklinwife  abt 188525 noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuanian1905        1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bernard Lehman222 Franklinson  abt 19082 nonoMaineLithuaniaLithuania          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Alton Lehman222 Franklinson  abt 1909.920.08 nonoMaineLithuaniaLithuania          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
John Grousis  boarder abt 188228 noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuania 1904alienfiremanpaper mill Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Jacob Singer226 Pine StreetHead  abt 188228 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1898papersretail merchantdry goods shop Eyes0205701910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Fannie Singer226 Pine Streetwife  abt 188723 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1888 salesladydry goods shop Wyes  1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Maurice Singer226 Pine Streetson  abt 19064 noyesMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Pauline Singer226 Pine Streetdaughter  abt 19073 noyesMaineRussiaRussia          1910 US Fed Census - Rumford

1920 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by members of the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project research team (2011), directed by David M. Freidenreich


Name with link to DMJ bioRelation to headAddress Servant/Boarder?own/rent, valuebirthyrage studentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustryenum. distAncestry pg#classSource
Joseph Chasehead River St. O188139  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1904naretail merchantdry goods1292OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Stella Chasewife River St.  188436  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1905nanone 1292  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Blanche Chasedaughter River St.  190119 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1906nanone 1292  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Ida Chasedaughter River St.  190713 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 1292  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Eva Chasedaughter River St.  190911 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 1292  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Rose Chasedaughter River St.  19119 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 1292  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Abraham Singerlodger River St.lodger 185763   RussiaRussiaRussiaHebrewununcoat makertailor shop1292W 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Louis Cohenhead69 Canal St.41272O187644  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1896namanagerbottling works12916OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Berhta R Cohenwife69 Canal St.  187644  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1897na  12916  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Casper Cohenson69 Canal St.  190317 yes MaineRussiaRussia     12916  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Jennie Cohendaughter69 Canal St.  190515 yes MaineRussiaRussia     12916  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Sonia Cohendaughter69 Canal St.  19155 yes MaineRussiaRussia     12916  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Joseph H Lemperthead700 Crescent Ave O189030  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1892naretail merchantjewelry12946OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Esther Lempertwife700 Crescent Ave  189228   New YorkRussiaRussia   none 12946  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Marion Lempertdaughter700 Crescent Ave  19119 yes MaineRussiaNew York   none 12946  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Harold Lempertson700 Crescent Ave  19137 yes MaineRussiaNew York   none 12946  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Doris Lempertdaughter700 Crescent Ave  19155 yes MaineRussiaNew York   none 12946  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Morris Greenmanhead644 Prospect Ave O188733  yesRussia/PolandRussia/PolandRussia/PolandHebrew1900naretail merchantclothing12948OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Annie Greenmanwife644 Prospect Ave  189129  yesRussia/PolandRussia/PolandRussia/PolandHebrew1908nanone 12948  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
William Greenmanson644 Prospect Ave  19119 yes MaineRussia/PolandRussia/Poland   none 12948  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Dorothy Greenmandaughter644 Prospect Ave  19146 yes MaineRussia/PolandRussia/Poland   none 12948  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Fannie Greenmandaughter644 Prospect Ave  19164   MaineRussia/PolandRussia/Poland   none 12948  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Leon Greenmanson644 Prospect Ave  1919.50.5   MaineRussia/PolandRussia/Poland   none 12948  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Max Lofchiehead528 Virgin St. O188535  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1897naretail merchantjunk12954OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Rose Lofchiewife528 Virgin St.  188832  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1896nanone 12954  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Lily Lofchiedaughter528 Virgin St.  190614 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none 12954  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Leo Lofchieson528 Virgin St.  190911 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none 12954  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Benjamin Schwindhead12 Knox St. R187545  yesAustriaAustriaAustriaHebrew1890nasalesmanretail clothing12955S 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Amelia J Schwindwife12 Knox St.  187545  yesGermanyGermanyGermanyHebrew1885nanone 12955  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Phillip M Schwindson12 Knox St.  190218 yesyesMaineAustriaGermany   none 12955  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Wilmont M Schwindson12 Knox St.  190317 yesyesMaineAustriaGermany   none 12955  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Charles Levineboarder69 Congress St.boarder 189327  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1909naretail merchantdry goods12972OA 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Harry Rubinoffboarder70 Congress St.boarder 189030  yesMaineRussia (Hebrew)Russia (Hebrew)   asst suptlife insurance12972S 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Harris Coblentzhead21 Erchles St.  R188040  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1898namillhandpaper mill13017W 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Bessie Coblentzwife21 Erchles St.   188733  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1900nanone 13017  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Abe Jacob Coblentzson21 Erchles St.   190812 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none 13017  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Sadi G Coblentzdaughter21 Erchles St.   191010 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 13017  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Lillian Coblentzdaughter21 Erchles St.   19155 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 13017  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Sylvia Coblentzdaughter21 Erchles St.   19191   MaineRussiaRussia   none 13017  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Max Greenburghead16 Franklin St. O188040  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1901almerchantshoe store13030  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Rebecca Greenburgwife16 Franklin St.  188238  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1904alnone 13030  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Annie Greenburgdaughter16 Franklin St.  190812 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 13030  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Sarah Greenburgdaughter16 Franklin St.  191010 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 13030  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Joseph Sanerthead Waldo St. R188832  yesRussia/PolandRussia/PolandRussia/PolandHebrew1905almerchantdry goods13042E 1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Lena Sanertwife Waldo St.  189030  yesNew YorkRussia/PolandRussia/PolandHebrew  none 13042  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Ruth Sanertdaughter Waldo St.  19119 yes New York     none 13042  1920USFederalCensus Rumford
Frances Sanertdaughter Waldo St.  19155 yes New York     none 13042  1920USFederalCensus Rumford

1930 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by members of the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project research team (2011), directed by David M. Freidenreich


Name with link to DMJ biorelation O/R Value/RentbirthyrageAge at 1st Marrstudent POB personPOB parents mother tongueYOIcitizenoccupationEmployed?sheet #districtSource
Morris L Rothsfieldroomer  189634   PolandPoland Yiddish1905natsales clerk dry goodswage23A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Charles Levinhead R-4318943628  RussiaRussia Yiddish1908natproprieter, ladies garment storeowner25B461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Josephine Levinwife  18993123  MassMass/Russia    sales clerk ladies garmentwage 25B 1930 US Federal Census Rumford
Robert Levinson  19237 yes Maine       25B 1930 US Federal Census Rumford
Suzanne LeBlancservant  191119   FrCanada       25B 1930 US Federal Census Rumford
Nathan Israelsonhead R - 3118785232  GermanyGermany German1888natsalesman, automobilewage36A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Nina Israelsonwife  18715938  Maine       36A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Julian Israelsonson  191020 yes Maine       36A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
George Russellf-in-law  18567423  Maine       36A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Usenath Russellm-in-law  18616917  Maine       36A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Louis Cohenhead O-500018755520  LithuaniaLithuania Yiddish1895natlaborer/helper, paper millwage43B461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Bertha Cohenwife  18785218  LithuaniaLithuania Yiddish1895nat  43B461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Sonia Cohendaughter  191515 yes Maine       43B461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Philip Marxhead O-700018983230  MaineGermany    manager, clothing storeowner44A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Esther Marxwife  19062422  Rhode IsMaine      44A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Max Greenberghead 0-600018805027  RussiaRussia Yiddish1890natproprieter, shoe storeemployer44A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Rebecca Greenbergwife  18834724  RussiaRussia Yiddish1925alien  44A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Sarah Greenbergdaughter  191020 yes Maine       44A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
John Bronsteinhead R-4018864428  RussiaRussia Yiddish1892natdealer, junkowner45A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Fanny Bronsteinwife  18943621  MaineRussia      45A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Lillian Bronsteindaughter  191713 yes Maine       45A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Se???ll Bronsteinson  19219 yes Maine       45A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Beverly Bronsteindaughter  19282   Maine       45A461930 US Federal Census Rumford
Ted or Fred Cherinski?lodger  189634   RussiaRussia Russian1910alienwoodsmanwage1A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Joseph Chasehead O-1000018834719  PolandPoland Polish1905natproprieter, dry goodsowner2A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Stella Chasewife  18874316  Poland   1905natsalesladywage2A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Blanche Chasedaughter  190426   Maine     salesladywage2A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Ida Chasedaughter  190723   Maine     salesladywage2A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Rose Chasedaughter  191020 yes Maine       2A471930 US Federal Census Rumford
Ludwig Goldsteinhead R-2618725821  LithuaniaLithuania Yiddish1890natRabbiwage2A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Sophie/a Goldsteinwife  18785217  LithuaniaLithuania Yiddish1891nat  2A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Morris Greemanhead O-800018874323  PolandPoland Polish1906natmerchant, retail -- goodsemployer4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Annie Greemanwife  18913921  PolandPoland Polish1906nat  4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
William Greemanson  191119 yes New York       4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Dorothy Greemandaughter  191416 yes Maine       4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Frances Greemandaughter  191614 yes Maine       4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Leon Greemanson  192010 no Maine       4A481930 US Federal Census Rumford
Harry Cohenhead O 6,00018973320no LithuaniaLithuania Yiddish1898natmerchant - b___gterwage?25451930 US Federal Census Rumford
Rebecca Cohenwife  18973320no PolandPoland Yiddish1900nat    1930 US Federal Census Rumford
M____ Cohenson  191218 yes MaineLit/Pol        1930 US Federal Census Rumford
Eddie Cohenson  192010 yes MaineLit/Pol        1930 US Federal Census Rumford
Melvin Cohenson  19264 no MaineLit/Pol        1930 US Federal Census Rumford

Methodological note :

This data was culled from the original U.S. census manuscripts, as found on www.ancestry.com. Jews are understood to constitute an ethnic group of Eastern and Central European origin characterized by common names and occupational pursuits, as well as a distinctive language. This definition lends itself well to analysis of the data preserved in census records.

Two primary methods were used to identify Jews:

1. Individuals born abroad whose mother tongue is "Yiddish," "Jewish," or "Hebrew" were automatically included in the spreadsheet, as were all members of their families.

2. For individuals born abroad whose mother tongue was another Eastern or Central European language (e.g., Russian, Polish, German), or individuals born in the U.S. with one or more parents from Eastern or Central Europe, we examined surnames, given names within a household, and occupations in light of common Jewish characteristics. This method of analysis is, of course, subject to inaccuracy, as we may have excluded Jews with uncommon names or occupations or included non-Jews whose characteristics appear Jewish. Individuals listed with the annotation "nj?" in the far right-hand column are those whose Jewish ancestry is plausible but questionable.

This method of analysis easily misses Jewish households whose members' parents were all born in the United States. In 1930 Maine, however, such households were quite rare. Special efforts were made to identify households of this nature in Portland, where they constituted less than 1% of identified Jewish households.

All members of a household containing a Jew are included in the spreadsheet, with the exception of Jewish lodgers and servants, who are listed individually. Household members who are evidently not Jewish (such as non-Jewish servants and some spouses or in-laws) are listed with the annotation "nj."

Last Updated : March 31, 2017