Documenting Maine Jewry : Jews in Waterville in 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, and 1910



Jews in Waterville in 1860


DMJ -ID SurnameFirst nameagebirthplaceoccupationpagenotes  
36183PeavyJacob39Prussiadealer in clothing57nj?? Owns property but no real estate  
36186PeavyRose E32Prussia 57   
38278PeavyRebecca5Maine 57   
30148PeavyGustavus3Maine 57   
30149PeavySilas1Maine 57   
38279PeavyLewis24Mainedealer in clothing57lives with Jacob; owns property  
38280PeavyIsaac27Prussiadealer in clothing57lives with Jacob; owns property  
38282PeavyMelissa25Prussia 57   
36182PeavyHarry0Maine 57 note: p. 75 has single NJ German woman living with farmer's family6 months
36530BonnaFannie B30Bavaria 80nj?  
36301BonnaHannah9Maine[at school]80nj? Owns property but not real estate  
36529BonnaLaura5Maine[at school]80nj?  
38377BonnaEmma2Maine 80   
38281BlumenthalMorris23Bavariatrader80lives with Bonnas; owns property  
33377BlumenthalEmanuel27Bavariatrader80lives with Bonnas; owns property  
COL108KylerMorris26Prussiatrader87lives in rental; owns propertyno known Jewish links 
COL109KylerSolomon23Prussiatrader87lives in rental; owns propertyno known Jewish links


Jews in Waterville in 1870


DMJ-IDSurnameFirst nameagebirthplaceparentsoccupationpagenotes  
36530BonnaFannie39Bavariafkeeping house44nj?  
36301BonnaHannah19Mainefat school44nj?  
36529BonnaLaura15Mainefat school44nj?  
COL110BleyerJacob45Bohemiafclerk RJ Dry Goods44nj? Lives with Bonnasno independent evidence that Bleyer was Jewishnote: p. 56 family of 3 NJ Germans, he's a peddler from Prussia
36183PeavyJacob51Posenfclothing dealer RJ70nj??  
36186PeavyRose E38Posenfkeeping house70   
COL101PeavyRebecca15Mainefat school70   
30148PeavyGustavus13Mainefat school70   
30149PeavySilas11Mainefat school70   
36182PeavyHenry9Mainefat school70   
36181PeavyEsther7Mainefat home70   
36184PeavyLeopold5Mainefat home70   
36185PeavyMinnie3Mainefat home70   
COL111WatermanGustavus21Brandenburgfclerk in dry goods store70lives w/ Peavythere were Bangor Jewish Watermans at this time  
COL112TallouMary17Canadafdomestic70nj; lives w/ Peavyprobably not Jewish 
33377BlumenthalEmanuel35BavariafRJ Dry Goods Dealer76owns real estate, is a U.S. citizenno independent evidence that these Blumenthals were Jewish 
33378BlumenthalHellen29Bavariafkeeping house76 no independent evidence that these Blumenthals were Jewish 
33379BlumenthalSarah1Mainefat home76 no independent evidence that these Blumenthals were Jewish 
33380BlumenthalLewis0Mainefat home76 no independent evidence that these Blumenthals were Jewish 
33381BlumenthalJoseph0Mainefat home76 no independent evidence that these Blumenthals were Jewish 
COL113DuslieSophia17Mainefdomestic76njprobably not Jewish 
COL114WoodsLydia49Mainennurse76njprobably not Jewish 
COL115GallertMark26Prussiafdry goods merchant RJ116has assets but no real estate (lives at hotel kept by Charles Smith); US citizenno independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish


Jews in Waterville in 1880


PERSON IDSURNAMEFIRST NAMEADDRESSbirthAGERELATIONBIRTHPLACEFATHERMOTHERLANGUAGEARRIVEOCCUPATIONDISTPAGENOTES 
30102EhrenfriedAlbert A.[81] Middle StreetFeb 18804.5 months (born in February of census year)SonMainePrussiaPrussia   913ditto 
8706EhrenfriedGeorge[81] Middle Streetabt 184238HeadPrussiaPrussiaPrussia  Fancy Goods Dealer913ditto; family employed a first-generation Irish-American servant named Mary Cannaran 
38270EhrenfriedLinna[81] Middle Streetabt 18782DaughterMainePrussiaPrussia   913ditto 
38269EhrenfriedMartha[81] Middle Streetabt 18782DaughterMainePrussiaPrussia   913ditto 
30104EhrenfriedRachel[81] Middle Streetabt 185129WifePrussiaPrussiaPrussia  Keeping House913ditto 
38268EhrenfriedSilas[81] Middle Streetabt 18737SonMainePrussiaPrussia  At School913ditto 
17405GreenbergGilbert154 Lisbon Streetabt 185426SonPoland/PrussiaPoland/PrussiaPoland/Prussia   137immigrant 1867 
17409GreenbergIsaac154 Lisbon Streetabt 183248HeadPoland/PrussiaPoland/PrussiaPoland/Prussia  Merchant (Dry Goods )137immigrant 1867dies 27 Nov 1900; Polish father named Gilbert Greenberg
17410GreenbergMichael154 Lisbon Streetabt 185822SonPoland/PrussiaPoland/PrussiaPoland/Prussia   137immigrant 1867 
17411GreenbergThursey 154 Lisbon Streetabt 182555WifePoland/PrussiaPoland/PrussiaPoland/Prussia  Keeping House137Unable to read or write; mother of 3 living children; immigrated in 1867called Toba in 1900 census
38272RubenBellaNumber 41? - corner of Ash and Lisbon Streetsabt 18782DaughterMaineRussiaMassachusetts   118  
17490RubenBettseyNumber 41? - corner of Ash and Lisbon Streetsabt 185525WifeMassachusettsRussiaRussia  Keeping House118  
17491RubenSolomonNumber 41? - corner of Ash and Lisbon Streetsabt 185030HeadRussiaRussiaRussia  Fancy Goods Dealer118  
8961PulvermanWilliamcorner of Ash and Franklin 40HeadPrussiaPrussiaPrussia  ClothierWard 327$10,000 Real Estate and $4,000 Personal Estate 
38273PulvermanFannycorner of Ash and Franklinabt 184040Wifeblank in recordblank in recordblank in record  Keeping HouseWard 327  
38274PulvermanMaxcorner of Ash and Franklinabt 186515SonMainePrussiaPrussia  attending schoolWard 327  
38275PulvermanBroncorner of Ash and Franklinabt 186713SonMainePrussiaPrussia   Ward 327  
38276PulvermanAnnycorner of Ash and Franklinabt 186911DaughterMaineblank in recordblank in record   Ward 327  
 PulvermanAlonzocorner of Ash and Franklinabt 18719Sonblank in recordblank in recordblank in record       
 PulvermanTheodorecorner of Ash and Franklinabt 18746Sonblank in recordblank in recordblank in record       
 PulvermanMiniecorner of Ash and Franklinabt 18773Daughterblank in recordblank in recordblank in record      


Jews in Waterville in 1890


DMJ ID Surnamefirst nameagenative/foreign bornstreetwardpage #total Jews: 38-47 
33377BlumenthalE.55fAppleton 13  
33378BlumenthalHelen50f  13  
33379BlumenthalSarah21n  13  
33382BlumenthalBertha17n  13  
COL117BlumenthalHerman9n  13  
17750DelinskiAbram26fGilman Block 55 There was a Jewish Deletetsky in Lewiston-Auburn at the period
COL118DelinskiAnnie27fGilman Block 55 There was a Jewish Deletetsky in Lewiston-Auburn at the period
17751DelinskiEsther6fGilman Block 55 There was a Jewish Deletetsky in Lewiston-Auburn at the period
COL115GallertMark42 Silver 84 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL119GallertRebecca35 Silver 84 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL120GallertJacob17 Silver 84 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL121GallertSigbert15 Silver 85 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL122GallertMiriam13 Silver 85 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL123GallertAimee10 Silver 85 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36505GallertDavid49 Pleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36414GallertMrs. Rosalia46 Pleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36054GallertSolomon22nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36405GallertSigismond20nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36489GallertFannie18nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL116GallertBenno16nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36424GallertMinnie13nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
36491GallertErnest10nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL124GallertDaisy7nPleasant 86 no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL125GoldsmithR.19n  87not Jewish? 
17757LeivinWilliam24fTemple 129Levine! 
17756LeivinSarah18fTemple 129  
COL126LeivinJohn12fTemple 129  
36515LeivinAnnie Eva0nTemple 130 2W.
COL127LeivinAnnie26fTemple 130  
COL128MorrisonSolomon25fAlden 147  
17759MorrisonMrs. Fannie25fAlden 147 immigrated from Russia
COL129MorrisonAnnie3nAlden1147  
COL130MorrisonDavid0 Alden 147 6w
COL131MillerMorris23fAlden? 147  
COL132MillerAbram17fAlden? 147  
COL133MarshallLouis30fNew Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL134MarshallMrs. Dora27fNew Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL135MarshallMary6fNew Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL136Marshall[blank]4 New Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL137Marshall[blank]3 New Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL138Marshall[blank]1 New Cross St. from Alden 147not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL139RabishawJohn24fMain 202not Jewish?no independent evidence that Gallerts were Jewish
COL140RabishawAdolph20fMain 202not Jewish?no independent evidence that Rabishaws were Jewish
COL141RozinskiL50fGilman Block 202 no independent evidence that Rabishaws were Jewish
36301SteinbergHannah40n  221 no independent evidence that Steinbergs were Jewish
36300SteinbergIsadore38f  221 no independent evidence that Steinbergs were Jewish
36298SteinbergBernard14n  221 no independent evidence that Steinbergs were Jewish
        total population: 7616; total school children: 2611 
          
 Waterville Maine Census of 1890, Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Geneology Society, April 1988 [source: handwritten census at Waterville Public Library]        
 Maine State Library 974.1 tW33wa 1988   MHS Mv W 319.6   


Jews in Waterville in 1900


DMJ-IDSurnameFirst namerelationHouse NumberAddressOwn/Rentyear of birthbirthplaceimmigrationoccupationenn distsheetwardTOTAL: 66 Jews
17760MorrisonSamuelhead35HighO-free1862Russia1881junk dealer132157a1 
17759MorrisonFanniewife   1864Russia1886 132157a1 
17758MorrisonDoradaughter   1882Russia1886compositor132157a1 
18666MorrisonEltadaughter   1889Me  132157a1 
18667MorrisonBertieson   1890Me  132157a1 
18668MorrisonEdithdaughter   1893Me  132157a1 
18669MorrisonLouisson   1893Me  132157a1 
18670MorrisonIdadaughter   1896Me  132157a1 
18671MorrisonHaroldson   1898Me  132157a1 
36143LevyJohnlodger9Leighten 1871Germany1888printer132168b1 
36505GallertDavidhead72PleasantO-mort1842Germany1860dry goods132173a1 
36414GallertRosaliewife   1844Germany1867 132173a1 
36405GallertSigmundson   1870Me traveling sales132173a1 
36489GallertFanniedaughter   1874New York  132173a1 
36424GallertMinniedaughter   1877Me  132173a1 
36491GallertErnestson   1881Me salesman dry goods132173a1 
36053GallertDoritdaughter   1883Me  132173a1 
36422SilverMauricehead4BirchR1850Germany1891peddler133178b2 
36445SilverLenawife   1850Germany1897 133178b2 
36406SilverSarahdaughter   1882Germany1899school133178b2 
36283SilverHarrisson   1883Germany1899school133178b2 
36285SilverMarydaughter   1886Germany1897school133178b2 
COL142MaglofskySarahg-daughter   1893New York  133178b2 
COL143MaglofskyIsraelson-in-law   1871Germany tailor133178b2 
6779WolmanLouishead7BirchO-free1858Germany1891peddler133178b2 
7145WolmanMarywife   1859Germany1895 133178b2 
36360WolmanMyerson   1878Germany1899peddler133178b2 
18821WolmanRosadaughter   1883Germany1895school133178b2 
36337WolmanFrankson   1884Germany1895school133178b2 
36354WolmanLouisson   1886Germany1895school133178b2 
20477WolmanJosephson   1890Germany1895school133179a2 
36342WolmanFredadaughter   1897Me  133179a2 
18826WolmanSolomon son   1900Me  133179a2same as Samuel "Pup" Wolman (2858)
17768RosenthalHarryhead12BirchR1870Russia1888shoe dealer133179a2 
18313RosenthalRebeccawife   1872Germany1890 133179a2 
18728RosenthalFanniedaughter   1894Me  133179a2 
18729RosenthalMarniedaughter   1897Me  133179a2 
18730RosenthalSamuelson   1898Me  133179a2 
36008BaronPhilipcousin   1881Poland (Rus)1899peddler133179a2 
36330WolmanArniehead12BirchR1870Russia1889?133179a2note: wife must have been from Russia, died in 1899
36346WolmanIdadaughter   1891Me  133179a2 
18829WolmanWilliamson   1893Me  133179a2 
36332WolmanCharlesson   1894Me  133179a2 
36339WolmanFredadaughter   1899Me  133179a2 
20038BerliawskyNathanhead27MapleR1873Russia1888dealer (iron)133180a2 
11528BerliawskyNelliewife   1878Russia1894 133180a2 
18372BerliawskyBeckydaughter   1895Me  133180a2 
18373BerliawskyFrankson   1897Me  133180a2 
17750DviliskyAbrahamhead30MapleR1867Russia1885dealer (junk)133180a2note: wife must have been from Russia, died in/after 1895
17751DviliskyEstherdaughter   1885Russia1890school133180a2 
18429DviliskyEttadaughter   1895Me  133180a2 
17752DviliskyHenrybrother   1874Russia1895peddler133180a2 
1787LevineJuliushead24ChaplinO-free1846Germany1860peddler133183a2 
1800LevineRosawife   1853Germany1884 133183a2 
36116LevineEvadaughter   1887Mass school133183a2 
1788LevineLouisson   1892Me  133183a2 
17754LevinePhiliphead26TiconicR1865Russia1891peddler133184a2 
17753LevineDorawife   1870Russia1891 133184a2 
17748CohnJameshead26TiconicR1879Russia1896peddler133184a2 
17749CohnRosiewife   1875Russia1895 133184a2 
18413CohnLizziedaughter   1900Me  133184a2 
17757LevineWilliamhead35TiconicO-free1867Russia1885peddler133184b2 
17756LevineSarahwife   1870Russia1887 133184b2 
36515LevineAnniedaughter   1890Me  133184b2 
6750LevineTeddieson   1893Me  133184b2 
36470LevineFridadaughter   1896Me  133184b2 
18620LevineLouisson   1898Me  133184b2 
36188PerryAddieboarder   1882Me clerk133184b2not Jewish
32891LevineSambrother   1875Russia1897peddler133184b2


Jews in Waterville in 1910


Link to DMJ BiorelationAddressOwn/Rentyear of birthageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?birthplacePOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueimmigrationnaturalized / aleinoccupationindustryNotesSource
Julius Levinehead24 ChaplinO-free184654   Germany   1860 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Louis Levineson24 Chaplin 18928   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Rosa Levinewife24 Chaplin 185347   Germany   1884    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Teddie Levineson35 Ticonic 18937   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Louis Wolmanhead7 BirchO-free185842   Germany   1891 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Mary Wolmanwife7 Birch 185941   Germany   1895    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Nellie Berliawskywife27 Maple 187822   Russia   1894    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
James Cohnhead26 TiconicR187921   Russia   1896 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Rosie Cohnwife26 Ticonic 187525   Russia   1895    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Abraham Dviliskyhead30 MapleR186733   Russia   1885 dealer (junk)  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Esther Dviliskydaughter30 Maple 188515   Russia   1890 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Henry Dviliskybrother30 Maple 187426   Russia   1895 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Dora Levinewife26 Ticonic 187030   Russia   1891    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Philip Levinehead26 TiconicR186535   Russia   1891 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Sarah Levinewife35 Ticonic 187030   Russia   1887    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
William Levinehead35 TiconicO-free186733   Russia   1885 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Dora Morrisondaughter35 High  18   Russia   1886 compositor  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Fannie Morrisonwife35 High 186436   Russia   1886    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Samuel Morrisonhead35 HighO-free186238   Russia   1881 junk dealer  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Harry Rosenthalhead12 BirchR187030   Russia   1888 shoe dealer  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Rebecca Rosenthalwife12 Birch 187228   Germany   1890    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Becky Berliawskydaughter27 Maple 18955   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Frank Berliawskyson27 Maple 18973   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Lizzie Cohndaughter26 Ticonic 19000   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Etta Dviliskydaughter30 Maple 18955   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Louis Levineson35 Ticonic 18982   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Elta Morrisondaughter35 High  11   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Bertie Morrisonson35 High 189010   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Edith Morrisondaughter35 High 18937   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Louis Morrisonson35 High 18937   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Ida Morrisondaughter35 High 18964   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Harold Morrisonson35 High 18982   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Fannie Rosenthaldaughter12 Birch 18946   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Marnie Rosenthaldaughter12 Birch 18973   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Samuel Rosenthalson12 Birch 18982   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Rosa Wolmandaughter7 Birch 188317   Germany   1895 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Solomon Wolmanson7 Birch 19000   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
William Wolmanson12 Birch 18937   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Nathan Berliawskyhead27 MapleR187327   Russia   1888 dealer (iron)  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Joseph Wolmanson7 Birch 189010   Germany   1895 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Sam Levinebrother35 Ticonic 187525   Russia   1897 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Philip Baroncousin12 Birch 188119   Poland (Rus)   1899 peddler cousin of Harry Rosenthal (Waterville)1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Dorit Gallertdaughter72 Pleasant 188317   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Eva Levinedaughter24 Chaplin 188713   Mass     school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
John Levylodger9 Leighten 187129   Germany   1888 printer  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Harris Silverson4 Birch 188317   Germany   1899 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Mary Silverdaughter4 Birch 188614   Germany   1897 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Arnie Wolmanhead12 BirchR187030   Russia   1889 ?  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Charles Wolmanson12 Birch 18946   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Frank Wolmanson7 Birch 188416   Germany   1895 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Freda Wolmandaughter12 Birch 18991   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Freda Wolmandaughter7 Birch 18973   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Ida Wolmandaughter12 Birch 18919   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Louis Wolmanson7 Birch 188614   Germany   1895 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Myer Wolmanson7 Birch 187822   Germany   1899 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Sigmund Gallertson72 Pleasant 187030   Me     traveling sales  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Sarah Silverdaughter4 Birch 188218   Germany   1899 school  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Rosalie Gallertwife72 Pleasant 184456   Germany   1867    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Maurice Silverhead4 BirchR185050   Germany   1891 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Minnie Gallertdaughter72 Pleasant 187723   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Lena Silverwife4 Birch 185050   Germany   1897    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Frida Levinedaughter35 Ticonic 18964   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Fannie Gallertdaughter72 Pleasant 187426   New York        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Ernest Gallertson72 Pleasant 188119   Me     salesman dry goods  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
David Gallerthead72 PleasantO-mort184258   Germany   1860 dry goods  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Annie Levinedaughter35 Ticonic 189010   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Marshall Peavyhead13 SchoolR186139   Me     clothes  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Julia Peavywife13 School 186634   Ohio        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Mildred Peavydaughter13 School 189010   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Evlyn Peavydaughter13 School 18937   Me        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
John Williamshead49 Alden 187228   Germany   1891 peddler  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Annie Williamswife49 Alden 187327   Germany   1891    1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Israel Maglofskyson-in-law4 Birch 187129   Germany     tailor  1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Sarah Maglofskyg-daughter4 Birch 18937   New York        1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
[FatherOfAbrahamAndHenry] Dvilisky                 1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
[MotherOfAbrahamAndHenry] Dvilisky                 1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
[FatherOfWilliamAndSam] Levine                 1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
[MotherOfWilliamAndSam] Levine                 1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Addie Perryboarder35 Ticonic 188218   Me     clerk boarder with William and Sarah Levine1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
[WifeOfIsrael] Maglofsky                 1900 US Fed Census - Waterville

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 : Feb 3, 2012