Simon Horwitz

Simon Horwitz

Male 1886 - 1940  (53 years)

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  • Name Simon Horwitz 
    Nickname Simcha 
    Born 26 Oct 1886  Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to his death certificate with information provided by Milton Horwitz, his date of birth was 26 Oct 1886 and he was 53 years old. Minnie, his wife, was shown as age 55 at the time of his death.

      That would have made him about 10 or 11 years old when the 1897 All Russia Census was taken. The census record indicates there was a Simcha who was 14 in the family. This would indicate a birth year of 1882/3. The census had other errors. We are assuming the death certificate and naturalization papers are more accurate.

      His naturalization document 899550 shows that he and Minnie became citizens when he was 32 years old, on 18 September 1919. At the time Minnie was 33 and Milton was age 4. They were living at 2019 Iowa Street, Chicago, IL at the time. It indicated that he was 5 ft 3 inches tall, white, fair complexion with brown eyes and brown hair.

    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 1940  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Martin J. Klapman, MD, 3935 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL signed the death certificate.

      Simon was residing at 2311 N. Kimball Ave, 22-253, Chicago, IL at the time of his death.

      Cause of death was given as coronary thrombosis
    Buried 16 Jan 1940  Satinover Cemetery, Proviso, Cook County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I358  Complete
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-See Tests in Notes Living

    Father Henoch Hirsch Horwitz/Gurevitch/Gurvich,   b. 1838, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1909, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Basheva/Basseva Joffe,   b. 1857, Druya, Disna District, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904  (Age 47 years) 
    Photos
    Dave Howard on Barona Street, Rezekne, Latvia in Octoer 2003
    Dave Howard on Barona Street, Rezekne, Latvia in Octoer 2003
    Horwitz Family Home in Rezekne, Latvia was on Barona Street per 1897 All Russia census the family of Henoch Horwitz lived on this street at house number 11.
    Documents
    Birth Record for Abe and Notte Horwitz
    Birth Record for Abe and Notte Horwitz
    Maryana Panyarskaya (MaryanaP) wrote: Jun 3, 2011
    Hi, David!
    While checking Your tree I found the writing about the birth of your grandfather
    http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0001-000255/LVVA-005024-0001-000255-0061-M2.jpg
    May be You have it.
    There under the numbers 20 and 21 there are twins Aba Rafael and Nata.
    They were born on 2 March 1880
    Their parents were the philistine of RĒZEKNES Gener-Girshov Leiserovich (fathers name) Gurvich and his wife Baseva.

    This town was not very far from the town where my great-great-grandparents lived.

    Maryana
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    Recordings
    Aunt Bessie Remembers Her Father 0:23
    Aunt Bessie Remembers Her Father 0:23
    Her father came from Moscow, a section of Riga along the shore of the river which was where many Jewish people lived. He was in the timber business with his father and brothers. He died at age 71 when Bessie was about 10.
     Life was not so good in Europe 0:59
    Life was not so good in Europe 0:59
    Story of Florence falling in the River 0:49
    Story of Florence falling in the River 0:49
    This story is well known in the Horwitz family of the time the twins, Bessie and Florence, had gone down to the river to watch the women do the laundry. There was a crowd around and Florence was knocked into the river. Bessie called for help and Florence was saved. But they made Bessie take her dry clothing off for Florence. Bessie was cold and naked. They were both about 10 years old. The year would have been about 1906, one year before they came to America.
    Notte Returns Home Unexpectedly 1:37
    Notte Returns Home Unexpectedly 1:37
    This is a great story about Bessie encountering her brother Nottie (Nathan) in the back of their home. He was an identical twin to Abe. When Florence refused to go out back to lock the barn door Bessie obeyed and went out back. Nottie was just arriving on a sleigh. She thought he was Abe. She asked if it was Abe and he said he was Nottie. She was so excited she passed out in the snow. The whole town was so excited about Nottie's safe return that they stayed up all night to celebrate.
    Bessie Remembers Her Older sister Sara 0:47
    Bessie Remembers Her Older sister Sara 0:47
    The area where the Horwitz family lived the homes had Saunas (Spitz Bath) in the back by the "barn" and outhouse. Sara stayed in Europe and had five children. As far as we know they all perished in the Holocaust.
    Albums
    Rezekne Museum
    Rezekne Museum (31)
    Photos Taken Inside Rezekne Museum by Dave Howard in October of 2002
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie Lurie,   b. 25 Aug 1886, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1952, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Child Horwitz,   d. Abt 7 months
    +2. Milton Horwitz,   b. 2 Oct 1914, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1974, Whittier, Los Angeles, Californioa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Adopted]
    Family ID F1474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1886 - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 1940 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Simon- Reverse says- This piture is of remery fram yur brother Simon Hurwitch 23 january 1908. Chicago- Ill (sic)
    Simon- Reverse says- This piture is of remery fram yur brother Simon Hurwitch 23 january 1908. Chicago- Ill (sic)
    Simon and Morris Horwitz
    Simon and Morris Horwitz
    Horwitz first generation husbands and wives. From Left to Right Simon- Morris-Bessie- Max- Florence- Reuben
    Horwitz first generation husbands and wives. From Left to Right Simon- Morris-Bessie- Max- Florence- Reuben
    Gutta Horwitz Family Club- pose #1. The brothers and sisters are in the chairs.
    Gutta Horwitz Family Club- pose #1. The brothers and sisters are in the chairs.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Simon and Minnie Horwitz at Gutta Club Meeting
    Simon and Minnie Horwitz at Gutta Club Meeting
    Simon Horwitz Face
    Simon Horwitz Face

    Documents
    Simon Horwitz Russian Travel Document
    Simon Horwitz Russian Travel Document
    Simon Horwitz USA Citizenship papers
    Simon Horwitz USA Citizenship papers
    yDNA Haplogroup Q-F1680 (Probably) +L245 +M378 +L275 +L232 + M242
    yDNA Haplogroup Q-F1680 (Probably) +L245 +M378 +L275 +L232 + M242
    David Howard and Jeff Horwitz have have their yDNA tested and we are both are in Haplogroup Q which probably evolved in Siberia about 20,000 years ago. About 4% of Northern European Jewish (Ashkenazim) men are in this group. Only Jewish men appear to have markers +L245 and +F1680. So far not many other Horwitz families have this marker. There is a lot of speculation how this got into the Jewish family. Only Jewish men have this marker in the Northern European population.