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1910 US Federal Census Data Saco

Families with one East European immigrant

NameSingle/MarriedRoleappx DOBPlace of BirthStreetemploymenttitle
Philip F AronowitzMarriedHead1876Russia16 High StreetStore JunkJunk Dealer
Sadie AronowitzMarriedWife1875Russia16 High Street  
Sarah AronowitzSingleDaughter1904Maine16 High Street  
Fannie AronowitzSingleDaughter1906Maine16 High Street  
Lina AronowitzSingleDaughter1908Maine16 High Street  
Barnie RachminMarriedBoarder1877Russia16 High StreetHouse PainterPainter
Eva RachminMarriedWife of Boarder 1878Russia16 High Street  
Rebecca RachminSingleDaughter1905New York16 High Street  
Ida RachminSingleDaughter1908Maine16 High Street  
Jennie Bradoffsky / BradowskyMarriedWife1885Russia12 Common Street  
Morris Bradoffsky / BradowskyMarriedHead1887Russia12 Common StreetJunkDealer
Hymen Bradoffsky / BradowskySingleSon1906New York12 Common Street  
Abram Bradoffsky / BradowskySingleSon1908Maine12 Common Street  
Annie Bradoffsky / BradowskySingleDaughter1910Maine12 Common Street  
Harry ArronovitchMarriedHead1878RussiaLincoln Street Blacksmith
Jennie ArronovitchMarriedWife1882RussiaLincoln Street  
Eva ArronovitchSingleDaughter1905RussiaLincoln Street  
Alce ArronovitchSingleDaughter1909MaineLincoln Street  
Sam Oservitz [Osher]SingleBoarder1889RussiaLincoln Street Machine Shop
Louis ZaitlinSingleSon1903RussiaCommon Street  
Isaac ZaitlinMarriedHead1882RussiaCommon StreetJunkDealer
Maima [Mamie] ZaitlinMarriedWife1882RussiaCommon Street  
Annie ZaitlinSingleDaughter1908MaineCommon Street  
Sadie ShiperoSingleSister-in-law1888RussiaCommon Street  
Irwan StevenSingleBoarder1888RussiaStorer StreetCotton MillBobbin Boy
Joseph SmithMarriedHead1882Maine18 Storer StreetCotton YardDyer
Frances SmithMarriedWife1880Russia18 Storer Street  
Annie SmithSingleDaughter1908Maine18 Storer Street  
Samuel M SolmerSingleBrother1882RussiaDeering Block Middle StreetJunk StoreJunk Dealer
Michael SolmerMarriedHead1875Russia276 Deering Block Middle StreetJunk StoreJunk Dealer
Annie SolmerMarriedWife1878Russia276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Minnie SolmerSingleDaughter1899Russia276 Deering Block Middle Street  
William SolmerSingleSon1901Russia276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Morris SolmerSingleSon1902Russia276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Israel SolmerSingleSon1905Maine276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Samuel SolmerSingleSon1908Maine276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Prou SolmerMarriedHead1845Russia276 Deering Block Middle StreetJunk StoreJunk Dealer
Racheal SolmerMarriedWife1845Russia276 Deering Block Middle Street  
Frank SolmerMarriedHead1881Russia27E Deering Block Middle Street  
Sarah SolmerMarriedWife1878Russia27E Deering Block Middle Street  
Haskell ShipiroMarriedHead1859Russia13 Water StSecond HandMerchant
Sim OsherowitzSingleBoarder1890RussiaStorer StreetLoomOperative
John LubinskyMarriedHead1865RussiaFerry RoadClothing StoreClothing
Pauline LubinskyMarriedWife1866GermanyFerry Road  
Samuel J LubinskySingleSon1890MaineFerry Road  
Goldie JogelSingleDaughter1905RussiaLincoln Street  
Max JogelMarriedHead1870Russia22 Lincoln StreetJunkDealer
Rosie JogelMarriedWife1874Russia22 Lincoln Street  
Annie JogelSingleDaughter1896Russia22 Lincoln Street  
Isaac JogelSingleSon1897Russia22 Lincoln Street  
Bella JogelSingleDaughter1899Russia22 Lincoln Street  
Ami JogelSingleSon1903Russia22 Lincoln Street 

Methodological note :

This data was culled from the original U.S. census manuscripts, as found on 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."

NB : In the census tables below ‘POB’ means ‘place of birth’ and ‘YOI’ means ‘year of immigration’.
There is a bit of historical difficulty with the answers to the questions about place of birth.
Some people replied with the name of the place when they left; others replied with the name of place when the census was taken; in other cases it just seems that it was easier for the census taker to write ‘Russia’ rather than Lithuania, Ukraine or other unfamiliar country names.
And there is another reason to be skeptical of the accuracy of the place of birth information. Immigrants from the Pale had a very justified fear of the Russian and often local governments. One way to manage this reality was to tell government representatives what they expected they wanted to hear or what they thought would bring them the least trouble. This may well explain why a number of family members, who were clearly from Eastern Europe, may have answered ‘Maine’ or ‘New York’.

Last Updated : Feb 6, 2012

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