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1930 US Federal Census Data Saco
Where one member of the family was an East European immigrant
Data extracted by DMJ consultants (2020)

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 biosRelation to headAddressOwn/Rentbirth yearage studentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustry class WardAncestry pg#1920 US Fed Census - Saco
William Bennettroomer10 Thornton St. abt 188040  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1900nashoe makerretail shop OA 7.129151920 US Fed Census - Saco
Robert Blusteinhead53 Storer St.Rabt 188832  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1907napeddlerjunk shop OA 6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Sadie Blusteinwife53 Storer St. abt 188931  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1908nanone    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lillie Blusteindaughter53 Storer St. abt 1919.50.5   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Harry Chozickhead63 Temple St.Rabt 188733  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905natailorstore OA 7.12921920 US Fed Census - Saco
Freida Chozickwife63 Temple St. abt 188337   RussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1906nanone    7.12921920 US Fed Census - Saco
Annie Chozickdaughter63 Temple St. abt 191010 yesyesNew YorkRussiaRussia   none    7.12921920 US Fed Census - Saco
David Chozickson63 Temple St. abt 19119 yesyesNew YorkRussiaRussia   none    7.12921920 US Fed Census - Saco
Hymen Chozickson63 Temple St. abt 19155 yes New YorkRussiaRussia   none    7.12921920 US Fed Census - Saco
Louis Horwitz / Horowitzhead46 Middle St.Rabt 189030  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1905alshoe dealerretail OA 7.129191920 US Fed Census - Saco
Goldie Horwitz / Horowitzwife46 Middle St. abt 189228  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1906alnone    7.129191920 US Fed Census - Saco
Irving Horwitz / Horowitzson46 Middle St. abt 19128   MaineRussiaRussia   none    7.129191920 US Fed Census - Saco
Stella Jankowichhead53 Storer St.Rabt 189426  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1910nalaborercotton mill W 6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Stella Jankowichwife53 Storer St. abt 189525  yesAustraliaRussiaRussiaHebrew1911nanone    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lenn Jankowichson53 Storer St. abt 19155   MaineRussiaAustralia   none    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Joseph Jankowichson53 Storer St. abt 19173   MaineRussiaAustralia   none    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lungan Jankowichson53 Storer St. abt 19182   MaineRussiaAustralia   none    6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
John Paveyboarder53 Storer St. abt 189228  noRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1913allaborermachine shop W 6.128121920 US Fed Census - Saco
Isaac Lefkowitzroomer41 Bradley Stl abt 187149  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1912pajunk dealercity OA 1.123131920 US Fed Census - Saco
John Lubinskyhead255 Beach St.Oabt 186456  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1880naretail merchantnew clothing Em 4.126261920 US Fed Census - Saco
Pauline Lubinskywife255 Beach St. abt 185862  yesAt SeaGermanyGermanyGerman?nanone    4.126261920 US Fed Census - Saco
Samuel Lubinskyson255 Beach St. abt 189129  yesMaineRussiaGermany   operatorelectric RR W 4.126261920 US Fed Census - Saco
Berta Nodelmanhead (widow)59 Storer St.Rabt 189030  noRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1907alnone    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Samuel Nodelmanson59 Storer St. abt 19146   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Frances Nodelmanson59 Storer St. abt 19155   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lewis Feindburgfather59 Storer St. abt 187050  noRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1910alnone    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Julius Presshead Old Orchard Rd.Rabt 187248  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1900namanagerice co. W 3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lena Presswife Old Orchard Rd. abt 187248  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1900nanone    3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Tenadorotha Pressdaughter Old Orchard Rd. abt 189525  yesRhode IslandRussiaRussia   none    3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Etta Pressdaughter Old Orchard Rd. abt 189723  yesRhode IslandRussiaRussia   teacherpublic school  W 3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Goldie Pressdaughter Old Orchard Rd. abt 190020  yesMaineRussiaRussia   book keeperice co W 3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Harold Pressson Old Orchard Rd. abt 191010  yesMaineRussiaRussia   none    3.125171920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lewis Reasehead78 Harison AveRabt 187347  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1877allaborermachine shop W 1.12341920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lillian Reasewife78 Harison Ave abt 188139  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1892alnone    1.12341920 US Fed Census - Saco
Janette P Reasedaughter78 Harison Ave abt 190515 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none    1.12341920 US Fed Census - Saco
Emerly Reasedaughter78 Harison Ave abt 191010 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none    1.12341920 US Fed Census - Saco
Harry Shapirohead63 Storer St.Rabt 188040  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1898najunk dealer  OA 6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Ida Shapirowife63 Storer St. abt 188436  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1899nanone    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Jessie Shapirodaughter63 Storer St. abt 190812 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Morris Shapiroson63 Storer St. abt 190911 yesyesMassachusettsRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Goodel Shapiroson63 Storer St. abt 19119 yes MassachusettsRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Annie Shapirodaughter63 Storer St. abt 19137 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Lena Shapirodaughter63 Storer St. abt 19155 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Bessie Shapirodaughter63 Storer St. abt 19173   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Eleoul Shapiroson63 Storer St. abt 19182   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Samuel Solmerhead18 Elm St.Rabt 188139  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1889naproprietorjunk store OA 6.12861920 US Fed Census - Saco
Leah Solmerwife18 Elm St. abt 189129  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaRussian1906nanone    6.12861920 US Fed Census - Saco
Ethel Solmerdaughter18 Elm St. abt 19128   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.12861920 US Fed Census - Saco
Dorris Solmerdaughter18 Elm St. abt 19164   MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.12861920 US Fed Census - Saco
Frank Solmerhead59 Storer St.Rabt 187347  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1892najunkbusiness OA 6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Sarah Solmerwife59 Storer St. abt 187347  yesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1893nanone    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco
Sadie Solmerdaughter59 Storer St. abt 190614 yes MaineRussiaRussia   none    6.128111920 US Fed Census - Saco

Methodological notes :

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."
Information on 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 : Jan 2 , 2021

Thank you to the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project (2011) and David M. Freidenreich for the information