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1940 US Federal Census Data Aroostook County

Families with one East European immigrant


N B: 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’.

NameEst Birth YearBirth PlaceMarital StatusRelation to Head of Household StreetOccupationindustryresidence in 1935 Highest Gradeweeks worked in 1939income
             
Israel Shur1888RussiaMHeadno street given, FT KENT no street givenPotato Buyer Own HousesameElementary School, 8th grade520
Sara Shur1892RussiaMWife, FT KENT     Elementary School, 8th grade  
David Shur1926MaineSSon, FT KENT     Elementary School, 8th grade  
Harold Shur1928MaineSSon, FT KENT     Elementary School, 6th grade  
Ruth Shur1930MaineSDaughter, FT KENT     Elementary School, 5th grade  
Isabelle Shur1932MaineSDaughter, FT KENT     Elementary School, 2nd grade  
Jacob (Jake) Etscovitz1898RussiaMHead13 street not recorded, FT KENT 13 street not recordedAutomobile DealerRetail Auto. DearsameElementary School, 4th grade520
Bessie Etscovitz1898RussiaMWife, FT KENT     College, 2nd year  
Harry Louis Etscovitz1921New YorkSSon, FT KENT     College, 3rd year  
Eli Etscovitz1924New YorkSSon, FT KENT     High School, 3rd year  
Rose Leah Etscovitz1929New YorkSDaughter, FT KENT     Elementary School, 6th grade  
Esther Plassett1858RussiaWidowedMother-in-law, FT KENT     Elementary School, 8th grade  
Ellis (Eli) Etscovitz1903RussiaMHead59 Plasent Street, FT KENT 59 Plasent StreetSalesmanAutomobilessameCollege, 5th year503,000
Rae Etscovitz1913New YorkMWife59 Plasent Street, FT KENT 59 Plasent Street  New York, Queens, NYHigh School,4th year  
Judith Etscovitz1939MaineSDaughter59 Plasent Street, FT KENT 59 Plasent Street      
Robert Etscovitz1935MaineSSister59 Plasent Street, FT KENT 59 Plasent Street      
Leo Plesset1892RussiaMHeadnot recorded, FT KENT not recordedProprietorConfectionarysameElementary School, 8th grade520
Ida Plesset1895MaineMWife, FT KENT     Elementary School, 8th grade  
Pearl Plesset1914MaineSDaughter, FT KENT  ClerkAt home High School, 4th year00
Harry Plesset1916MaineSSon, FT KENT     High School, 1st year  
Abraham Plesset1917MaineSSon, FT KENT  ClerkGasoline Store College, 3rd year52468
Lena Plesset1920MaineSDaughter, FT KENT     College, 2nd year  
Lewis Plesset1922MaineSSon, FT KENT     High School, 4th year  
Harry Klein1862RussiaMHeadHall Street, FT KENT Hall StreetBackerMeatssamenone520
Fanny Klein1890RussiaMWifeHall Street, FT KENT Hall Street   none  
Henry Klein1910RussiaSSisterHall Street, FT KENT Hall Street   Elementary School, 6th grade  
Sam Klein1914RussiaSSonHall Street, FT KENT Hall StreetBucherMeats High School, 1st year520
Sara Klein1919MaineSDaughterHall Street, FT KENT Hall StreetHouse workown home High School, 4th year00
Levy Klein1921MaineSSonHall Street, FT KENT Hall StreetBucherMeats High School, 4th year00
David Klein1922MaineSSonHall Street, FT KENT Hall StreetBucherMeats High School, 4th year00
Jake Klein1927MaineSSonHall Street, FT KENT Hall Street   Elementary School, 5th grade  
Michael S. Harris1869RussiaMHead, VAN BUREN Clothing Storenot recordedsamenone00
Goldie Harris1880New YorkMWife, VAN BUREN  Store Elementary School, 3rd grade  
Isaac H. Harris1906New YorkMSon, VAN BUREN Salesman  High School, 4th year00
Emily D. Harris1910New YorkMwife, VAN BUREN    Elementary School, 8th grade  
Jeannette Harris1917MaineSDaughter, VAN BUREN  not recorded High School, 4th year  
Bernard Harris1910New YorkSSon, VAN BUREN Clerk  College, 2nd year 1000
Leah N. Harris1920MaineSDaughter, VAN BUREN    High School, 4th year  
Sarah C. Harris1922MaineSDaughter, VAN BUREN    High School, 4th year  
Dan Daniels1885RussiaMHead87 Sweden Street, CARIBOU87 Sweden StreetProprietordepartment storesameHigh School, 2nd year520
Ethel Daniels1886RussiaMWife87 Sweden Street, CARIBOU87 Sweden Street   Elementary School, 8th grade  
Norma Daniels1913Canada-JewishSDaughter87 Sweden Street, CARIBOU87 Sweden Street   High School, 3rdyear  
Ruben Weiner1894RussiaMHead10 Hospital, CARIBOU10 HospitalJunk DealerBuy & SellRural, RussiaElementary School, 6th grade360
Rubin Rapaport1881PolandMHeadPark Street, CARIBOUPark StreetGrocerRetail GroceriessameNone52 
Ethel Rapaport1889RussiaMWifePark Street, CARIBOUPark Street   none  
David Rapaport1927MaineSSonPark Street, CARIBOUPark Street   Elementary School, 8th grade  
Joseph Marks1910MissouriMHeadLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone StreetCapper Smithat homeWorcester, MassachusettsElementary School, 3rd grade52not recorded
Zara Marks1912TennesseeMWifeLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone Street   none  
Alexander Marks1923ConnecticutSSonLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone StreetNew Worker     
James Marks1933MassachusettsSSonLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone Street      
Edia Marks1935MassachusettsSDaughterLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone Street      
Mary Marks1858RussiaWidowedMotherLimestone Street, CARIBOULimestone Street      
Morris Daniels1908Canada-EnglishMHeadTeague Street, CARIBOUTeague StreetGrocery Clerk CanadaCollege, 2nd year521300
Ida Daniels1909RomaniaMWifeTeague Street, CARIBOUTeague Street  CanadaHigh School, 4th year  
Lois Daniels1933Canada-EnglishSDaughterTeague Street, CARIBOUTeague Street  CanadaElementary School, 2nd grade  
Judith Daniels1937Canada-EnglishSDaughterTeague Street, CARIBOUTeague Street      
Abe Supevitz1902MaineSRoomer87 Sweden Street, CARIBOU87 Sweden StreetSales ClerkRetail GroceryAuburn, Androscoggin, Mainenone520
William Cooper1902MaineMHead24 Washburn Street, CARIBOU24 Washburn StreetMechanic(Garage)automobilesameHigh School, 2nd year52404
Gretchen Cooper1905MaineMWife24 Washburn Street, CARIBOU24 Washburn Street grist mill High School, 4th year  
James Cox1919MaineSNephew24 Washburn Street, CARIBOU24 Washburn StreetManager  Elementary School, 8th grade521248
Hiram Adelman1879RussiaMHeadBenjamin Street, MARS HILLBenjamin StreetStore Proprietor Farmerfarm and clothing storesameHigh School, 4th year520
Catherine A. Adelman1887RussiaMWifeBenjamin Street, MARS HILLBenjamin Street   High School, 4th year  
Milton Adelman1925MaineSSonBenjamin Street, MARS HILLBenjamin Street Buyer and Shipper Potatoes High School, 2nd year  
Yale D. Adelman1915MaineMHead12 Maine St, MARS HILL12 Maine StFarmerprivate familysameCollege, 3rd year521500
Mary Adelman1915MaineMWife12 Maine St, MARS HILL12 Maine StHousewife Presque IsleHigh School, 4th year520
David Adelman1939MaineSSon12 Maine St, MARS HILL12 Maine St Retail clothing store    
Jack C. Marer1908New YorkMHead10 Main Street, MARS HILL10 Main StreetClerkprivate familyBrooklyn, Kings, New YorkHigh School, 4th year521040
Elizabeth R. Marer1913MaineMWife10 Main Street, MARS HILL10 Main StreetHousewife sameHigh School, 4th year520
Sandra D. Marer1940New YorkSDaughter10 Main Street, MARS HILL10 Main Street      
Abraham Goldstone1882LatvinniaMHead253 State Street, PRESQUE ISLE253 State StreetClerkRetail Clothessamenone520
Gassie Goldstone1885LatvinniaMWife253 State Street, PRESQUE ISLE253 State Street   College, 1st year  
Helen Goldstone1922MaineSDaughter253 State Street, PRESQUE ISLE253 State Street   High School, 4th year  
Samuel Etscovitz1900RussiaMHead151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenuenot recorded sameElementary School, 8th grade520
Anna Etscovitz1900MaineMWife151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenue   High School, 4th year  
Barbara Etscovitz1923MaineSDaughter151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenue   High School, 3rd year  
Roberta Etscovitz1926MaineSDaughter151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenue   Elementary School, 8th grade  
Janet Etscovitz1927MaineSDaughter151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenue   Elementary School, 6th grade  
Basil Etscovitz1929MaineSSon151 Normal Avenue, PRESQUE ISLE151 Normal Avenue   Elementary School, 4th grade  
Myer Shapino1884RussiaMHeadnot recorded, PRESQUE ISLEnot recordedMerchantGroceryBangor, Perotscor, MaineHigh School, 4th year520
Rosa Shapiro1896MassachusettsMWife, PRESQUE ISLE   Bangor, Perotscor, MaineHigh School, 4th year  
Harry Green1885RussiaMHead240 Main Street, PRESQUE ISLE240 Main StreetProprietorRetail ClothessameHigh School, 4th year520
Gussie Green1890VermontMWife240 Main Street, PRESQUE ISLE240 Main Street   High School, 1st year  
Ben Marks1877RussiaMHeadnot recorded, PRESQUE ISLEnot recordedFarm Managerown farmsameElementary School, 5th grade520
Helen Marks1892MaineMWife, PRESQUE ISLE    High School, 1st year00
Harold Cooperstein1918MaineSLodger8 Lake Street, PRESQUE ISLE8 Lake StreetSalesmanWholesale FarmBangor MaineHigh School, 4th year522080
Hynan Winberg1898MassachusettsMHeadThird Street, PRESQUE ISLEThird StreetFurniture SalesmanfurnitureRural, Piscataquis, MaineHigh School, 4th year520
Jenie Winberg1901MassachusettsMWifeThird Street, PRESQUE ISLEThird Street  Rural, Piscataquis, MaineHigh School, 4th year  
Aldin Winberg1925MaineSSonThird Street, PRESQUE ISLEThird Street  Rural, Piscataquis, MaineHigh School, 1st year  
Samuel Fish1893MassachusettsMHead51 Coah Street, PRESQUE ISLE51 Coah StreetShipper Potato GrainerPotatosameHigh School, 4th year525000
Ida Fish1918MassachusettsMWife51 Coah Street, PRESQUE ISLE51 Coah Street   High School, 4th year  
Anna R. Fish1933MaineSDaughter51 Coah Street, PRESQUE ISLE51 Coah Street   Elementary School, 2nd grade  
Judith G. Fish1937MaineSDaughter51 Coah Street, PRESQUE ISLE51 Coah Street      
Louise J Fish1922Canada-EnglishSMaid51 Coah Street, PRESQUE ISLE51 Coah StreetHousekeeperprivate familyRural, Aroostook, MaineElementary School, 8th grade520
Edward Green1910MassachusettsMHead10 Barton Street, PRESQUE ISLE10 Barton StreetSalesmanRetail ClothingsameCollege, 3rd year521500
Esther D. Green1915MassachusettsMWife10 Barton Street, PRESQUE ISLE10 Barton Street   College, 2nd year  
Stephen L. Green1939MaineSSon10 Barton Street, PRESQUE ISLE10 Barton Street      
Arnold Green1915MaineMHead19 Church Street, PRESQUE ISLE19 Church StreetSalesmanRetail ClothingRural, Cumberland, MaineCollege, 4th year521560
Margaret Green1919MaineMWife19 Church Street, PRESQUE ISLE19 Church Street  Aroostook MaineCollege, 1st year  
Meyer B Berman1891LithuaniaMHead6 Leonard Street, HOULTON6 Leonard StreetFarmer sameElementary School, 8th grade520
Kate E. Berman1893New YorkMWife6 Leonard Street, HOULTON6 Leonard Street   High School, 2nd year  
Charlotte H Berman1924MaineSDaughter6 Leonard Street, HOULTON6 Leonard Street   High School, 2nd year  
Malcolm I Berman1925MaineSSon6 Leonard Street, HOULTON6 Leonard Street   High School, 1st year  
Elliott Berman1927MaineSSon6 Leonard Street, HOULTON6 Leonard Street   Elementary School, 6th grade  
Morris Shapiro1894RussiaMHead10 Spring Lawn, HOULTON10 Spring LawnProprietorGeneral StoresameHigh School, 1st year520
Bertha Ann Shapiro1906RussiaMWife10 Spring Lawn, HOULTON10 Spring Lawn Auto-parts storeRoxbury, MassachusettsCollege, 1st year  
Lawrence Goldsmith1905MaineDiv.Lodger38 Court Street, HOULTON38 Court StreetProprietor Old Town, MaineHigh School, 1st year522500
Harry Adler1884RussiaMHead138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military StreetProprietorJunk Dealersamenone520
Rose Adler1883RussiaMWife138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military Street   Elementary School, 7th grade00
Philip Adler1915MaineSSon138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military StreetAttendant Filling Station High School, 3rd year52500
Jacob Adler1918MaineSSon138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military StreetTruck DriverJunk Dealer Elementary School, 7th grade52500
Sarah B. Adler1919MaineSDaughter138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military StreetSalesladyRetail Department Store High School, 4th year52575
Alfred Adler1920MaineSSon138 Military Street, HOULTON138 Military Street   High School, 4th year  
Andrew Barron1886PolandSHead142 Rear Military Street, HOULTON142 Rear Military StreetPulp Workerpulp campssameElementary school, 5th grade36500
Hyman E Bass1898PolandSLodger12 Union Square, HOULTON12 Union SquareProduce DealerFarmsameElementary School, 8th grade520
Dolf Koran1888PolandMHead140 Rear Military Street, HOULTON140 Rear Military StreetCarpenterown businesssamenone520
Helen H Koran1895PolandMWife140 Rear Military Street, HOULTON140 Rear Military Street   Elementary School, 3rd grade00
Leo L. Koran1925MaineSSon140 Rear Military Street, HOULTON140 Rear Military Street   High School, 1st year  
Alfred Green1902MaineMHead242 Watson Ave, HOULTON242 Watson AveProprietorR Clothing StorePortland, Cumberland, MaineElementary School, 8th grade00
Irene Green1905MaineMWife242 Watson Ave, HOULTON242 Watson AveSalesladyR Clothing StorePortland, Cumberland, MaineHigh School, 4th year52520
Joan Green1927MaineSDaughter242 Watson Ave, HOULTON242 Watson Ave  Portland, Cumberland, MaineElementary School, 6th grade  
Bernard Green1931MaineSSon242 Watson Ave, HOULTON242 Watson Ave  sameElementary School, 2nd grade  
Robert Cohen1898MaineMHead7 Hartford St, HOULTON7 Hartford StManagerRetail ClothingsameCollege, 4th year522000
Mary Cohen1905MaineMWife7 Hartford St, HOULTON7 Hartford St   High School, 4th year  
Robert Cohen1931MaineSSon7 Hartford St, HOULTON7 Hartford St   Elementary School, 3rd grade  
Jane Cohen1936MaineSDaughter7 Hartford St, HOULTON7 Hartford St      
Abraham Cohen1886RussiaMHeadElm Street, FT. FAIRFIELDElm StreetBrokerPotatosameElementary School, 6th grade520
Ray Cohen1887New YorkMWifeElm Street, FT. FAIRFIELDElm Street   Elementary School, 8th grade  
Janet Cohen1919New HampshireSDaughterElm Street, FT. FAIRFIELDElm Street   High School, 4th year  
Lewis H. Kriger1893RussiaMHeadMain Street, FT. FAIRFIELDMain StreetPrincipalHigh SchoolsameCollege, 5th year362800
Gertrude S. Kriger1902New YorkMWifeMain Street, FT. FAIRFIELDMain Street   College, 4th year  
Irma H. Kriger1927MaineSDaughterMain Street, FT. FAIRFIELDMain Street   Elementary School, 7th grade  
James J. Kriger1931MaineSSonMain Street, FT. FAIRFIELDMain Street   Elementary School, 3rd grade  
Ellis Green1875RussiaMHead, FT. FAIRFIELD Owner OperatorRetail ClothingsameCollege, 5th year520
Lizzie Green1877RussiaMWife, FT. FAIRFIELD SalesladyRetail Clothing Elementary School, 8th grade  
Nathan W Green1899RussiaMHeadTomes Fort Hill Street, FT. FAIRFIELDTomes Fort Hill StreetMerchant sameHigh School, 4th year520
Sadie G. Green1900MassachusettsMWifeTomes Fort Hill Street, FT. FAIRFIELDTomes Fort Hill Street   High School, 4th year  
Carleton M. Green1924MassachusettsSSonTomes Fort Hill Street, FT. FAIRFIELDTomes Fort Hill Street   High School, 2nd year  
Deborah Green1933MassachusettsSDaughterTomes Fort Hill Street, FT. FAIRFIELDTomes Fort Hill Street   Elementary School, 5th grade  
Lewis (Levi) Klein1887RussiaMHeadEAGLE LAKE no street givenProprietorClothing StoresameElementary School, 8th grade520
Rachel Klein1900EnglandMWifeEAGLE LAKE     Elementary School, 8th grade  
Ronald Klein1923MaineSSonEAGLE LAKE     College, 1st year  
Milton D Klein1926MaineSSonEAGLE LAKE     High School, 2nd year  
Mervin / Marvin Klein1928MaineSSonEAGLE LAKE     Elementary School, 7th grade  
Goldie S. Klein1929MaineSSonEAGLE LAKE     Elementary School, 6th grade  
Morris S. Klein1931MaineSSonEAGLE LAKE     Elementary School, 4th grade  
Jacob Shur1910MaineMHeadHouston Street, ISLAND FALLSHouston StreetDealer sameHigh School, 3rd year520
Violet Shur1909MaineMWifeHouston Street, ISLAND FALLSHouston StreetHousewifeHouse High School, 4thyear52 
Harriett R. Shur1932MaineSDaughterHouston Street, ISLAND FALLSHouston Street   Elementary School, 1st grade  
Rhoda Shur1936MaineSSonHouston Street, ISLAND FALLSHouston Street      
Arthur L. Shur1938MaineSSonHouston Street, ISLAND FALLSHouston Street      
Levi (the older) Klein1884LithuaniaSLodgerMaine Street, MADAWASKAMaine StreetMerchantRetail StoresameCollege, 2nd year521200

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