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Abe L. Kotler

Birthplace: Naroch (Kobylnik), Belarus
Death: Died in Chicago
Place of Burial: Skokie, IL
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Kotler (Farberman) and Rachel Cutler
Husband of Isabel Ann Kotler
Father of יוסף סער Yosef Sa'ar and Private User
Brother of Bessie Cohodes; Louis David Kotler; Mary Cohodes; Sarah Wolke; Lena Cohen and 2 others

Managed by: יוסף סער Yosef Sa'ar
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About Abe L. Kotler

Rocha (Rachel) Fiebermann arrived in New York, June 2, 1905, aboard the SS Pennsylvania from Hamburg, with daughters Frume, Riwa, and son Leib, final destination husband Josef Fiebermann, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Last residence Dunilowichi, today in Belarus. Frume, Riwa and Leib, later Flora, Eva and Abe L. "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Leib Fiebermann, 02 Jun 1905; citing Pennsylvania, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C. They were travelling "Zwischendeck" = steerage.

KOTLER in Yiddish is kettle maker, JUF News, Sept. 1996, Chicago.

1918 US Army draft registration in Palatka, Michigan. Father Joe Kotler in Iron River, Michigan. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Abe Kotler, 1917-1918.

1920 US Census, living with mother and sister Eva at 232 Main Street, Stambaugh Township, Caspian Village, Michigan, dry goods store prop.

1930 US Census. living with father, sister Eva and niece Gertrude at 5512 Wilson Avenue, Chicago. Immigration year given as 1905.

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Abe L. Kotler's Timeline

December 5, 1898
Naroch (Kobylnik), Belarus

Abe always said his birthdate was 21 January, one day before that of Isabel. His father's 1912 Petition for Naturalization in the USA gives the birthdates of all eight children. Abe's is given as 5 December 1898. I believe this to be correct. YS The Social Security Death Index indicates a birthdate of 4 December 1897.

March 10, 1904
Age 5
Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States

Abe arrived in the US with his father "on or about" 10 March 1904. They had left Kobylnik, Vilna Gubernya, Russia (now Naroch, Belarus), via the Baltic port of Liepaja (Libau) on the Canadian Pacific ship "Lake Manitoba" to the port of Montreal, Canada, and then by Soo Railroad to Iron Mountain. This information was obtained from the 1907 Declaration of Intention for US citizenship.

Library and Archives Canada indicates, Ship:LAKE MANITOBA
Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
Departure Port and Date (yyyy/mm/dd): Liverpool, England - 1904-03-01
Port and Date of Arrival: Saint John, N.B. - 1904-03-13
Reference: RG 76
Microfilm: T-505

February 11, 1936
Age 37

Meyer Krulewich Residence, 2440 Lake View Avenue, Chicago.

July 2, 1948
Age 49
Glencoe, IL, USA
March 13, 1967
Age 68

Obituary, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 1967.

March 14, 1967
Age 68
Skokie, IL