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Documenting Maine Jewry : Jews in Calais in 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930

1910 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by Ben Kissen (2017)

NameRelation to headBirthNmHouse Number Street name own/rent, valueappx date of birth ageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustrycodeclassEmployed?
Isaac Kramer  48 North StreetCalais abt 186941 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish  Proprietorclothing store Oyes
Averil Hablonhead 46 North StreetCalais abt 187337 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1882naturalizedProprietorclothing store Oyes
Kathleen Hablonwife 46 North StreetCalais abt 187436 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1880      
Charlie Hablonson 46 North StreetCalais abt 189416 noyesMaineRussiaRussia   Salesmanstore Wyes
Eva Hablondaughter 46 North StreetCalais abt 189515 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Rose Hablondaughter 46 North StreetCalais abt 189812 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Laurence Hablonson 46 North StreetCalais abt 19064 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Abraham Cromeyhead 236 Main StreetCalais abt 18723833noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1906alienMerchantRags Oyes
Elizabeth Cromeywife 236 Main StreetCalais abt 18753530noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish       
Charlotte Cromeydaughter 236 Main StreetCalais abt 19082 nonoMaineRussiaRussiaJewish       
Eva Cromeydaughter 236 Main StreetCalais abt 1909.750.25 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Ralph Sheperdhead 55 Calais abt 18882219nonoPolandPolandPolandYiddish1906aliencobbler  Ono
Rachel Sheperdwife 55 Calais abt 18892118nonoPolandPolandPolandYiddish       
Annie Sheperddaughter 55 Calais abt 19082 nonoCanadaPolandPoland        
Jacob Sibolskyhead 134 Union StreetCalais abt 187832 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1904alienpeddlerjunk Oyes
Cecelia Sibolskywife 134 Union StreetCalais abt 187931 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1906      
Abraham Sibolskyson 134 Union StreetCalais abt 19028 yesnoRussiaRussiaRussia 1904      
Samuel "Sam" Sibolskyson 134 Union StreetCalais abt 19028 yesnoRussiaRussiaRussia 1904      
David Sibolskyson 134 Union StreetCalais abt 19055 nonoMaineRussiaRussia       

1920 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by Ben Kissen (2017)

NameRelation to headBirthNmHouse Number Street name own/rent, valueappx date of birth ageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustrycodeclassEmployed?
Peter FingoldHead 149 Union StreetCalaisOabt 188337 noyesPolandPolandPolandPolish1912alientailorlivery barn Wyes
Rose FingoldWife 149 Union StreetCalais abt 188535 noyesPolandPolandPolandPolish1912alien     
Ida FingoldDaughter 149 Union StreetCalais abt 190515 yesyesPolandPolandPolandPolish1912alien     
Edward FingoldSon 149 Union StreetCalais abt 190812 yesyesPolandPolandPolandPolish1912alien     
James FingoldSon 149 Union StreetCalais abt 191010 yesyesCanadaPolandPoland 1912alien     
Marjorie FingoldDaughter 149 Union StreetCalais abt 19155 yesnoMainePolandPoland        
Florence FingoldDaughter 149 Union StreetCalais abt 19173 nonoMainePolandPoland        
Abraham LeavyHead 8 Monox StreetCalaisOabt 188139 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1919alienmerchantladies garments Oyes
Esther LeavyWifeNicoll8 Monox StreetCalais abt 188535 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1919alien     
Eva NicollMother-in-law 8 Monox StreetCalais abt 185565 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian       
Emanuel Nicollbrother-in-law 8 Monox StreetCalais abt 189525 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian  violin playeropera house Wyes
Bernard Leavyson 8 Monox StreetCalais abt 190911 yesyesCanadaRussiaRussia 1919alien     
Samuel Leavyson 8 Monox StreetCalais abt 19155 yesnoCanadaRussiaRussia 1919alien     
Abraham KrasneyHead 31 Union StreetCalaisRabt 187050 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1906first papersdealerjunk Oyes
Lizzie KrasneyWife 31 Union StreetCalais abt 187347 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1906alien     
Charlotte KrasneyDaughter 31 Union StreetCalais abt 190812 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Eva KrasneyDaughter 31 Union StreetCalais abt 191010 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia        
Matilda KrasneyDaughter 31 Union StreetCalais abt 19128 yesnoOhioRussiaRussia        
Joe GordonHead 116 Union StreetCalaisRabt 187644 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1906naturalizeddealerjunk Oyes
Esther GordonWife 116 Union StreetCalais abt 187842 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1906      
Tillie GordonDaughter 116 Union StreetCalais abt 190416 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1906      
Eva GordonDaughter 116 Union StreetCalais abt 190515 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1906      
Jesse GordonDaughter 116 Union StreetCalais abt 19146 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia        
Abraham SiegelHead 132 Union StreetCalaisOabt 189525 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1914aliendealerjunk Oyes
Ethel SiegelWife 132 Union StreetCalais abt 188931 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew       
Max MatzHead 9 Whiting StreetCalaisRabt 187248 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1913first papersretail merchantladies clothing Wyes
Rachel MatzWife 9 Whiting StreetCalais abt 187941 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1913alien     
Jacob Sibolsky / SilbostkeyHead 134 Union StreetCalaisRabt 187842 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1905naturalizeddealerjunk Oyes
Celia Sibolsky / SilbostkeyWife 134 Union StreetCalais abt 187743 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1905naturalized     
Abraham Sibolsky / SilbostkeySon 134 Union StreetCalais abt 190317 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1905naturalized     
Samuel Sibolsky / SilbostkeySon 134 Union StreetCalais abt 190911 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
David Sibolsky / SilbostkeySon 134 Union StreetCalais abt 190911 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Hannah Sibolsky / SilbostkeyDaughter 134 Union StreetCalais abt 19146 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia        
Joe KnobskeyHead 19 High StreetCalaisOabt 187347 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalizedartist merchantdepartment store Eyes
Sarah Knobskey  19 High StreetCalais abt 187842 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalized     
Arthur Knobskey  19 High StreetCalais abt 190020 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalizedsalesmanclothing house Wyes
William Knobskey  19 High StreetCalais abt 190218 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalized     
Charles Knobskey  19 High StreetCalais abt 190416 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalized    
[DMJ ID]Surnamefirst nameHouse NumberStreet nameRelation to headServant/Boarder?own/rent, valueageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustrycodeclassEmployed?enum. distAncestry pg#nj? 
 MackHarry65Cabot street ?head O 38004023noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1894naJunk dealerjunk9491Oyes448  
 MackGussie  wife  4023noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1894nanone    449  
 MackSarah  daughter  12 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none    449 Brunswick Grammar '32 [8th grade] (Brunswick Record); no refs later than that
 MackRuth  daughter  10 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none    449 grade 3 1929; no Record refs after that
 SingerMax5 ?Factory ? St. head O amount unreadable5425noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaYiddish1893naproprietordry goods store8491Dyes452  
 SingerBessie  wife  5021noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaYiddish1894nanone    452  
 SingerMorris A  son  26 noyesNew HampshireLithuaniaLithuania   salesmandry good store4590Wyes452 Bowdoin non-grad 1923-25 (gen cat)
 SingerJoseph L  son  20 yesyesMaineLithuaniaLithuania   none    452 Bowdoin '33 (registrar), Brunswick High '28 (Brunswick Record) [becomes lawyer in Brunswick (Bowdoin gen. cat.)]
 SingerWilliam  son  17 yesyesMaineLithuaniaLithuania   none    452 Brunswick High '31 (Brunswick Record)
 SingerGoldie  daughter  14 yesyesMaineLithuaniaLithuania   none    452 Brunswick High '35 (Brunswick Record)
 AbelonLouis19Federal St.head R 356528noyesPolandPolandPolandYiddish1883naproprietordry good store8491Oyes453  
 AbelonBecca  wife  5923noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaYiddish1883nanone    453  
 AbelonIsrael  son  26 noyesMainePolandLithuania   junkman?junk9491Oyes453  
 AbelonLena  daughter  25 noyesMainePolandLithuania   hair dresserbeauty store8096Wyes453  
 AbelonEsther  daughter  20 noyesMainePolandLithuania   saleswomandry good store4590Wyes453 B runswick High '28 (Record)
 AbelonHarry  son  18 yesyesMainePolandLithuania   none    453 Bowdoin '35 (registrar); Brunswick High '31 (Record) [plenty of other hits]
 DionJack H19Park St.head R 213732noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1896naproprietormeat store8891Wyes456  
 DionIda M  wife  2722noyesMainePolandLithuania   none    456  
 DionRhoda  daughter  3.25 noyesMaineRussiaMaine   none    456  
 DavisMyer L26Boody St.head O 50004224noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1900al ?managergrocery store9X91Wyes58  
 DavisSadie   wife  3618noyesCanadaRussiaRussiaEnglish 1902na ?none    58  
 DavisJohn B  son  17 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    58 BHS grad (unknown year); married Gilberte Charron, employued at H.E. Davis in Freeport (Record 31 Oct 46
 DavisMaurice  son  16 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    58 BHS grad (unknown year); married Marguerite Shaw, works in parks dept of NorthEast Aviation in Portland (Record 31 Oct 46)
 DavisEdith B  daughter  13 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    58 Brunswick High '34 (Record)
 DavisHarold E  son  10 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    58 Brunswick High '37 (Record); still in army (Record 31 Oct 46)
 DavisDonald S  son  8 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    58 Brunswick High '39 (Record); employed at Sanders Engineering in Brunswick (Record 31 Oct 46)
 DavisInez F  daughter  6 yesyesMaineRussiaCanada   none    59  
 DavisNorman J  son  3 no MaineRussiaCanada   none    59 Brunswick High '44 (Record), Maine Maritime Acad '46 (Record)
 DavisHerbert L  son  1 no MaineRussiaCanada        59  
 SmithSamuel103Union Sthead O 40005918noyesLatviaRussiaRussiaRussian1913al Junk dealerself9491Oyes515  
 SmithMary  wife  5917noyesLatviaRussiaRussiaRussian1905al none    515  
 SmithIda C  daughter  14 yesyesMaineLatviaLatvia   none    515 Brunswick High '33 (Record)
 SmithJacob  son  20 yesyesMaineLatviaLatvia   none    515 Bowdoin '31 (registrar); Brunswick High '27 (Brunswick Record)
 AbramsonAlbert9R__ or B__roomerroomer 24 noyesMainePolandRussia   Instructorcollege8794Wyes529 

1930 US Federal Census Data

Data extracted by Ben Kissen (2017)

NameRelation to headBirthNmHouse Number Street name own/rent, valueappx date of birth ageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustrycodeclass
Joe GordonHead 38 Calais AvenueCalaisO, 2500abt 18785224noyesBelarusBelarusBelarusHebrew1906naturalizeddealerjunk9491W
Esther GordonWife 38 Calais AvenueCalais abt 18795123noyesBelarusBelarusBelarusHebrew1910naturalized    
Tillie GordonDaughter 38 Calais AvenueCalais abt 190426 noyesBelarusBelarusBelarusHebrew1910naturalizedbookkeepergarage6773W
Jesse GordonDaughter 38 Calais AvenueCalais abt 191416 yesyesMaineBelarusBelarus       
Hellen BoruchHead 64 North StreetCalaisO, 3500abt 18983222noyesPolandPolandPolandRussian1927first papersRabbisynagogue8694W
Baila BoruchWife 64 North StreetCalais abt 18993121noyesPolandPolandPolandRussian1928alien    
Sidney BoruchSon 64 North StreetCalais abt 19246 yesnoPolandPolandPolandRussian1928alien    
Isaac BoruchSon 64 North StreetCalais abt 1925.54.5 nonoPolandPolandPolandRussian1928alien    
Ray BoruchSon 64 North StreetCalais abt 1928.841.16 nonoMainePolandPoland       
Max MatzHead 73 Union StreetCalaisO, 2500abt 18755532nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1913naturalizedmerchantclothing8491E
Rachel MatzWife 73 Union StreetCalais abt 18814924nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1913naturalized    
Maurice HollandHead 69 Main StreetCalaisR, 25abt 18943628noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian  salesmanclothing4590W
Rachel HollandWife 69 Main StreetCalais abt 18943628noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian      
Henry HollandSon 69 Main StreetCalais abt 19237 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia       
Sylvia HollandDaughter 69 Main StreetCalais abt 1927.172.83 nonoMaineRussiaRussia       
Abraham LevyHead 8 Monroe StreetCalaisO, 2000abt 18824825noyesUkraineUkraineUkraineRussian1919naturalizedproprietorclothing store8491O
Esther LevyWife 8 Monroe StreetCalais abt 18854522noyesUkraineUkraineUkraineRussian1919naturalized    
Bernard LevySon 8 Monroe StreetCalais abt 190921 noyesCanadaUkraineUkraine 1919naturalizedsalesmanclothing store4590W
Samuel LevySon 8 Monroe StreetCalais abt 191515 yesyesCanadaUkraineUkraine 1919naturalized    
Fred KleinHead 7 Germain StreetCalaisO, 1000abt 18933718noyesGermanyGermanyGermanyGerman1906naturalizedsalesmanbeef house4517W
Mary KleinWife 7 Germain StreetCalais abt 18904020noyesMaineCanadaCanada       
Ruth KleinDaughter 7 Germain StreetCalais abt 191119 noyesCanadaGermanyMaine 1911naturalized    
Sarah KnobskeyHead  Main StreetCalaisO, 10000abt 188149 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1905naturalizedmerchantclothing8491E
Arthur KnobskeySon  Main StreetCalais abt 190129 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalizedsalesmanmens clothing4590W
Charles KnobskeySon  Main StreetCalais abt 190426 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905naturalizedsalesmanmens clothing4590W
Morris Kramer  246 Main StreetCalaisO, 2000abt 187951 noyesLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuania1896naturalizedmerchantretail clothing8491E
Abram WassermanHead 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1877 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1903alientailorclothing Wyes
Lizzie WassermanWife 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1877 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish       
Israel WassermanSon 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1902 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish       
Dora WassermanDaughter 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1904 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish       
Simon WassermanSon 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1906 nonoMassachusettsRussiaRussia        
Bessie WassermanDaughter 40 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1908 nonoMassachusettsRussiaRussia        
Nathan EmdurHead 53 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1870 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1908alienpeddlerjunk dealer Oyes
Rachael EmdurWife 53 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1872 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1909alien     
Louis EmdurSon 53 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1895 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussia 1909alien     
Frank GreenHead 18 Bar Harbor  abt 1873 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1892naturalizeddealerfruits Oyes
Goldie GreenWife 18 Bar Harbor  abt 1879 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian       
Frances GreenDaughter 18 Bar Harbor  abt 1903 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Ruth GreenDaughter 18 Bar Harbor  abt 1907 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Abraham ShiroHead 27 Holland AvenueBar Harbor Rabt 1880 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1891naturalizedtailortailor shop Oyes
Lina ShiroWife 27 Holland AvenueBar Harbor  abt 1888 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Sophia ShiroDaughter 27 Holland AvenueBar Harbor  abt 1909 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Mark PerlinskyHead 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor Oabt 1867 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1886naturalizeddealerdry goods Eyes
Jennie PerlinskyWife 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1872 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1890naturalized     
Esther PerlinskyDaughter 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1891 noyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Isaac PerlinskySon 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1893 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Minnie PerlinskyDaughter 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1895 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
William PerlinskySon 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1896 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Jennie PerlinskyDaughter 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1900 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Sylvia PerlinskyDaughter 39 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1909.1 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Nathan PovichHead 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1867 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1880naturalizeddealerfurniture Oyes
Rose PovichWife 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1871 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish       
Eva PovichDaughter 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1890 noyesMaineRussiaRussia   bookkeeperstore Wyes
Goldie PovichDaughter 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1895 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Celia PovichDaughter 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1896 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Morris PovichSon 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1898 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Julius PovichSon 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1901 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Abraham PovichSon 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1903 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia        
Shirley PovichDaughter 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1906 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Doris PovichDaughter 72 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1907 nonoMaineRussiaRussia        
Nathan HillsonHead 10 Hancock StreetBar Harbor Rabt 1862 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1890naturalizeddealerfurnishings Oyes
Kate HillsonWife 10 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1862 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1890naturalized     
Isaac HillsonSon 10 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1885 noyesRussiaRussiaRussia        
Samuel HillsonSon 10 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1889 noyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia 1877naturalizedclerkdry goods W 
Sophia HillsonDaughter 10 Hancock StreetBar Harbor  abt 1890 noyesMaineRussiaRussia   clerkdry goods Wyes
David Rosenthal  92 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1854 noyesRussiaRussiaRussia 1870naturalizedtraveling salesmandry goods Wyes
Myers Freedman  12 Main StreetBar Harbor  abt 1890 noyesRussiaRussiaRussia 1905 clerkdry goods Wyes
[DMJ ID]Surnamefirst nameHouse NumberStreet nameRelation to headServant/Boarder?own/rent, valueagemarital statusstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustryenum. distAncestry pg#
 RosenDaniel I4Cleavlandhead O39M yesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1893namerchantfurniture43
 RosenAnne  wife  39M yesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1903nanone 43
 RosenLawrence  son  14 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 43
 RosenMary  daughter  12 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 43
 RosenAgnes R  daughter  10 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 43
 RosenIda  daughter  6 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia   none 43
 SingerMax H13l__lafhead O45MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1891namerchantdry goods410
 SingerBessie  wife  39MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1892nanone 410
 SingerRebecca  daughter  18 yesyesNew HampshireRussiaRussia   none 410
 SingerIsadore  son  16 yesyesNew HampshireRussiaRussia   none 410
 SingerMorris  son  15 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 410
 SingerJoseph  son  10 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 410
 SingerWilson  son  7 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia   none 410
 SingerGoldie  daughter  3 nonoMaineRussiaRussia   none 410
 WyzanskiMaud27e__allodgerlodger 30SnoyesMaineRussia (yiddish)Massachusetts   none 412
 MackHarvey11Franklinhead O30MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1891nadealerjunk417
 MackGussie  wife  30MnonoRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1890nanone 417
 MackSarah  daughter  1 nonoRussiaRussiaRussia   none 417
 GoldePhilip11stone sthead O45MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1889padealerjunk433
 GoldeMary  wife  43MnoyesMaineRussiaRussiaYiddish1889alnone 433
 GoldeEsther  daughter  13 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 433
 GoldeSylvia  daughter  11 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 433
 GoldeIsadore  son  9 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia   none 433
 AbelonLouis307Maine St.head R54MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1892namerchantdry goods518
 AbelonRebecca  wife  50MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1893nanone 518
 AbelonPhilip  son  21 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none 518
 AbelonIsrael  son  17 noyesMaineRussiaRussia   doffercotton mill518
 AbelonHarry  son  7 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 518
 AbelonLena  daughter  15 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 518
 AbelonAugusta  daughter  10 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 518
 SmithSamuel H103Union St.head O50MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1901pamerchantjunk73
 SmithMary  wife  48MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1902alnone 73
 SmithMorris  son  21 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1903alnone 73
 SmithJoseph  son  18 yesyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1904alnone 73
 SmithHiram  son  14 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 73
 SmithSadie B  daughter  13 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 73
 SmithJosef  son  10 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 73
 SmithIda K  daughter  3.9 nonoMaineRussiaRussia   none 73
 DavisJohn17elm st.head O55MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1890naownergarage717
 DavisRose  wife  42MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1891nanone 717
 DavisSamuel M  son  20 noyesMaineRussiaRussia   machinistgarage717
 DavisHarry  son  18 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia   none 717
 Shrodel?David  brother in law  30DnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1903namachinistgarage717
 Shrodel?Celia  neice  3.5 no New JerseyRussiaRussia   none 717
 DavisMyer L17elm st.head R31MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1901naretail dealermeat717
 DavisSadie  wife  25MnoyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1889nanone 717
 DavisJack B  son  6 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 717
 DavisMaurice  son  5 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none 717
 DavisEdith  daughter  2 no MaineRussiaRussia   none 717
 DavisEdward H  daughter  0.25 no MaineRussiaRussia   none 717

Methodological note :

This data was culled from the original 1930 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 : Oct 8, 2017