Father: Israel Chirlin
Mother: Sarah Singer Chirlin
Spouse: Freda (Freide, Frieda) Frumka Bartz Chirlin
Born in a suburb of Drissa (now Verchnjadzvinsk, Bielorussia) near Druje (Druja), in 1885, on the Dvno River in the Vilna guberniya of the Pale of Settlement, as was his wife, Freda Bartz (daughter of Mordecai Bartz and Mikla Koiden).
Came to the U.S. in 1906. Several siblings also, about the same time. The name was originally something like Tsirlin and was recorded on the ship's manifest as Zirlin.
He was a painter.
Sources: family reports and the documents listed below.
Stew Cherlin found three documents.
U. S. Census, 1930: Age 45, occupation house painter, address 164 Butler Ave., Buffalo NY. All children listed, with Rachel as Rae and with wife Freda as Freide.
Ellis Island Immigration Record: SS Smolensk, From Libau to New York, arriving September 14/15, 1906.
Line 3: Hirsch Zirlin, aged 23 (this appears to be wrong), married, shoe-maker, literate, Druje. Going to a cousin, Mr. L. Lussin, 70 Humboldt St., Brooklyn, NY
U.S. Census, 1940, via ancestry.com
March 1, 1940?
April 1, 1935
|At work (non-emergency)?
|WPA etc.?March 24-30||Seeking work?||Job, business?||Housework, School, Unable, Other?||Hours worked
March 24-30, 1940
to March 30, 1940
We have the SS-5 application for a Harry Chirlin born in 1885 with father Israel.