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1900 US Federal Census Data Auburn

Data extracted by members of the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project research team (2011)
directed by David M. Freidenreich

Howard FamekulerHeadabt 1867MassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsSchool [St.??]English Shoe Maker
Ella FamekulerWifeabt 1874MassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsSchool [St.??]English  
Rachal FamekulerMotherabt 1831MassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsSchool [St.??]English  
Ludwig GoldsteinHeadabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.English1891Junk Peddler
Sofie GoldsteinWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.English1891 
Abie GoldsteinSonabt 1892MaineRussiaRussia26 South Main St.English  
Sadie GoldsteinDaughterabt 1894MaineRussiaRussia26 South Main St.   
Harry GoldsteinSonabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia26 South Main St.   
Ida GoldsteinDaughterabt 1897   26 South Main St.   
Benay RosenbergBoarder (with Goldstein family)abt 1878RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1896Junk Peddler
Henry FernbergBoarder (with Goldstein family)abt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.English1889Junk Peddler
Rebecca CohenMother-in-Lawabt 1846RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St. 1896 
Henry ShapiroHeadabt 1860RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.English1897Junk Peddler
Sam ShapiroSonabt 1885RussiaRussiaRussia26 South Main St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1900 
Nathan BursteinHeadabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.English1885Old Junk [Dealer?]
Emma BursteinWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.English1887 
Benny BursteinSonabt 1891MaineRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.   
Hall BursteinSonabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.   
Hyman BursteinSonabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.   
Mike MorrisonBoarder (with Burstein family)abt 1879RussiaRussiaRussia15 [Church?] St.English1885Canvasser [Music?]
Albert MendelsonHeadabt 1866RussiaRussiaRussia34 Second St.English1888Dry Goods Merchant
Fanny MendelsonWifeabt 1874RussiaRussiaRussia34 Second St.English1890 
Juliett MendelsonDaughterabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia34 Second St.   
Carry MendelsonDaughterabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia34 Second St.   
Max MendelsonHeadabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia34 Second St.English1889Dry Goods Merchant
Annie MendelsonWifeabt 1876RussiaRussiaRussia34 Second St.English1890 
Maud MendelsonDaughterabt 1895MassachusettsRussiaRussia34 Second St.   
Zela MendelsonDaughterabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia34 Second St.   
S[i]m? {Lem} IsaacsonHeadabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia69 Second St.English1891Clothier
Annie IsaacsonWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia69 Second St.English1891 
Mike IsaacsonSonabt 1894MaineRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Abraham IsaacsonSonabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Rosie IsaacsonDaughterabt 1898MaineRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Max IsaacsonSonabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Harry RosengbergHeadabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia69 Second St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1899Junk Dealer
Aidi RosengbergWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia69 Second St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1897 
Dora RosengbergDaughterabt 1894RussiaRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Ab RosengbergSonabt 1898New YorkRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Isaac RosengbergSonabt 1900MaineRussiaRussia69 Second St.   
Barnard GlanchHeadabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia90 First St.English1884Tailor
Sarah GlanchWifeabt 1871New YorkRussiaRussia90 First St.English  
Lizzie GlanchDaughterabt 1890New YorkRussiaNew York90 First St.English  
Mamie GlanchDaughterabt 1892MassachusettsRussiaNew York90 First St.   
Mier GlanchSonabt 1895New YorkRussiaNew York90 First St.   
Louis BakalenickHeadabt 1843 ? RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1890Junk Dealer
Ida BakalenickWifeabt 1843RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1890 
[Eva]? BakalenickDaughterabt 1885RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1890Worker at Cotton Mill
Max BakalenickSonabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1892Junk Dealer
Eva BakalenickDaughter-in-Lawabt 1877RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1892 
Sam BakalenickGrandsonabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Sadie BakalenickGranddaughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Morris SeelanskzHeadabt 1863RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1885Junk Dealer
Gertie SeelanskzWifeabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1889 
Georgie SeelanskzSonabt 1886RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1889Salesman in Store
Sam SeelanskzSonabt 1892MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Joseph SeelanskzSonabt 1893MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Sarah SeelanskzDaughterabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Ida SeelanskzDaughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Reda SeelanskzDaughterabt 1890MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Solomon RoossFather-in-Lawabt 1835RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1891Locksmith
Jake BroensteinHeadabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1893Junk Dealer
Dara BroensteinWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English  
Harry BroensteinSonabt 1892MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Ester BroensteinDaughterabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Bernard BakalenickHeadabt 1877RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1890Junk Dealer
Rachel [Rosa] BakalenickWifeabt 1878RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1890 
Bessie BakalenickDaughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Harry BakalenickSonabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
Dara BersteinMother-in-Lawabt 1850RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1890 
Solomon BersteinFather-in-Lawabt 1835RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1890 
Harry IsaacsonHeadabt 1869RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.English1897Junk Stacker
Eva IsaacsonWifeabt 1865RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1898 
Bennie IsaacsonSonabt 1890RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St. 1898 
Mike IsaacsonSonabt 1897RussiaRussiaRussia66 First St. 1898 
Samuel IsaacsonSonabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia66 First St.   
David SeigelHeadabt 1850RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888Junk Store [Owner?]
Ida SeigelWifeabt 1858RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888 
Morris SeigelSonabt 1878RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888Shoe Store [Owner?]
Anna SeigelDaughter-in-Lawabt 1879RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1880 
Abraham SeigelSonabt 1882RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888Peddler
Samuel SeigelSonabt 1885RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888Peddler
Keive SeigelSonabt 1888RussiaRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]English1888Peddler
Bessey SeigelDaughterabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia49 First St. [or Mill St. -- unclear]   
Jacob Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Headabt 1860RussiaRussiaRussia11 First St.English1889Dry Goods Merchant
Rebecca Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Wifeabt 1858RussiaRussiaRussia11 First St.English1889 
Rose R. Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Daughterabt 1879RussiaRussiaRussia11 First St.English1888Saleswoman
Rena Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Daughterabt 1881RussiaRussiaRussia11 First St.English1890 
Goldie Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Daughterabt 1887RussiaRussiaRussia11 First St.English1888 
Lewis Zkabatchnick [Tabachnick]Sonabt 1891MaineRussiaRussia11 First St.English  
Jacob ShapiroHeadabt 1867RussiaRussiaRussia[???]English1885Dry Goods Merchant
Annie ShapiroWifeabt 1875RussiaRussiaRussia[???]English1893 
Ernest ShapiroSonabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia[???]   
Moses ShapiroBrotherabt 1877RussiaRussiaRussia[???]English1888Dry Goods Salesman
Joseph LevinHeadabt 1873RussiaRussiaRussia41 Broad St.English1888Dry Goods [Merchant?]
Etta LevinWifeabt 1877RussiaRussiaRussia41 Broad St.English1885 
Lewis C. LevinSonabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia41 Broad St.   
Edith L. LevinDaughterabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia41 Broad St.   
Joseph RosenbergHeadabt 1860RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1890Rabbi
Fanny RosenbergWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1893 
Sadie RosenbergDaughterabt 1883RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1894Dress Maker
Ida RosenbergDaughterabt 1885RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1894 
Mamie [Mae] RosenbergDaughterabt 1892RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St. 1894 
Max ShwartzBoarder (with Rosenberg family)abt 1865RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1899Junk Store [Worker?]
Abraham Widdrowitz [Widrowitz]Headabt 1875RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1890Junk Store [Worker?]
Annie Widdrowitz [Widrowitz]Wifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1893 
Morris Widdrowitz [Widrowitz]Sonabt 1894MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Mamie Widdrowitz [Widrowitz]Daughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Rosie Widdrowitz [Widrowitz]Daughterabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Morris SupovitzHeadabt 1858RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1886Dry Goods Peddler
Lillie SupovitzWifeabt 1862RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1892 
Roz SupovitzDaughterabt 1883RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1892Dress Maker
Abie SupovitzSonabt 1892MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Minnie SupovitzDaughterabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Annie SupovitzDaughter MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Charles SupovitzSonabt 1898MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Joseph SaksHeadabt 1864RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1893Junk Dealer
Eda SaksWifeabt 1865RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1899 
Rosa SaksDaughterabt 1885RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1899Dress Maker
Harry SaksSonabt 1887RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1889 
Mildred SaksDaughterabt 1888RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1889 
Isaic [?] SaksSonabt 1900MaineRussiaRussia55 Broad St.   
Abram RoggleHeadabt 1876RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1896Junk Dealer
Rosie RoggleWifeabt 1875RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1882 
Les BroensteinCousin (of Roggle family)abt 1878RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1900Junk Dealer
Jacob ApirovikCousin (of Roggle family)abt 1877RussiaRussiaRussia55 Broad St.English1889Dry Goods Peddler
Celia GoldbergServant (in Ross household)abt 1882RussiaRussiaRussia24 Mill St.English1895House Worker
Lewis ShapiroHeadabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English1890Junk Dealer
Annie ShapiroWifeabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English1890 
Albert ShapiroSonabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Polenor [?] ShapiroDaughterabt 1900MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Isaac LevansonBoarder (with Shapiro family)abt 1880RussiaRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English1898Dry Goods Peddler
Max BermanHeadabt 1868RussiaRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English1885Dry Goods Peddler
May [Mary] BermanWifeabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English1887 
Fannie M. BermanDaughterabt 1889MassachusettsRussiaRussia17 Mill St.English  
Myer BermanSonabt 1891MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Jacob BermanSonabt 1893MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Ida BermanDaughterabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Harry BermanSonabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Joseph BermanSonabt 1900MaineRussiaRussia17 Mill St.   
Theo GrosbergHeadabt 1840RussiaRussiaRussia8 Pulsifer St.English1888Grocery Store [??]
Hannah GrosbergWifeabt 1850RussiaRussiaRussia8 Pulsifer St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1888 
Lizzie GrosbergDaughterabt 1888RussiaRussiaRussia8 Pulsifer St.English1888 
Morris MillerHeadabt 1870RussiaRussiaRussia16 Pulsifer St.English1892Junk Dealer
Fanny MillerWifeabt 1871RussiaRussiaRussia16 Pulsifer St.English1892 
Sadie MillerDaughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia16 Pulsifer St.   
Esta C. MillerDaughterabt 1897MaineRussiaRussia16 Pulsifer St.   
Israel MillerSonabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia16 Pulsifer St.   
Simon RosenbergHeadabt 1852RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.English1890Junk Dealer
Jennie RosenbergWifeabt 1856RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1895 
Bessie RosenbergDaughterabt 1884RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.English1895Dress Maker
Rose RosenbergDaughterabt 1886RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.English1895 
Mary RosenbergDaughterabt 1889RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.English1895 
Sam CanterHeadabt 1864RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.English1888Dry Goods Peddler
Bertha [Anna] CanterWifeabt 1860RussiaRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.[Russian/Yiddish]?1888 
Fannie CanterDaughterabt 1892MaineRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.   
Myer CanterSonabt 1894MaineRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.   
Seena [Lena] CanterDaughterabt 1896MaineRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.   
Ella CanterDaughterabt 1900MaineRussiaRussia18 Pulsifer St.   
Don [?] ShapiroHeadabt 1852RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1886Hard G[???] M[???]
Geneva ShapiroWifeabt 1859RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890 
Michael ShapiroSonabt 1879RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890Salesman
Max ShapiroSonabt 1881RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890Salesman
Rosie ShapiroDaughterabt 1882RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890Clerk in Store
Bertha ShapiroDaughterabt 1884RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890House Keeper
Morris ShapiroSonabt 1886RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1890 
Leo ShapiroSonabt 1893MaineRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.   
Annie ShapiroDaughterabt 1895MaineRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.   
Jacob ShapiroSonabt 1898MaineRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.   
Mike ShapiroHeadabt 1872RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1886Junk Dealer
Ida ShapiroWifeabt 1878RussiaRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.English1895 
Sadie [?] ShapiroDaughterabt 1899MaineRussiaRussia21 Farwell St.   

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