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Aaron Artie Pepis

Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: TB, diabetes
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Pepis and Rose Pepis
Husband of Mae Pepis
Father of Natalie Pepis Lindower; Ralph Carl Pepis and Saul David Pepis
Brother of Louis Pepis; Abraham Pepis; Max G Pepis and Nathan Pepis

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About Artie Pepis

Name: Aaron Pepis [Artie] Age in 1910: 18 Estimated Birth Year: 1892 Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Jacob Pepis Father's Birth Place: Austria Mother's Birth Place: Austria Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male

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Artie Pepis's Timeline

June 21, 1891
New York, NY, USA
June 27, 1920
Age 29
New York, New York County, New York, United States

May Kreinik in the New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937
Name: May Kreinik
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1920
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Spouse: Aaron A Pepis
Certificate Number: 19949

March 11, 1923
Age 31
September 16, 1924
Age 33
November 11, 1930
Age 39
New York, New York, USA

Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz, As I Remember, 1962, p. 69.
"One notable event was their 50th wedding anniversary. We inveigled them to come to New York on some trumped up excuse, the family loaded up in Pop's and Morris Blatt's car, and when we arrived in the Hall, they had an overwhelming surprise. Uncle Aaron and Tante Gittel came from Buffalo, Uncle Zalmon and his wife all the nieces and nephews, cousins, and of course our children, including Louis who was then engaged to Ruth. Mother cried, Father was shaken, and all he could think of to say was: "at least you could have told me to change my pants." There was a "ceremony", the oldest grandchildren escorting the bride and groom, after dinner speeches, and a song by Billy which he asked to do: "Shomer Shabbos" in Hebrew....."
==== Newspaper Account =======
Married Fifty Years
Jersey Journal (?) Article, November, 1930.
(David Jacobowitz's interpretation.)
Scanned original available upon request.

A golden wedding anniversary surprise party was given to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kreinik of Brighton Beach, N.Y., on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1930, by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Jacobowitz of Jersey City, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Kreinick of Brockton, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. [Nettie] Morris Blatt, Mr. and Mrs: [Mae] Aaron [Artie] Pepis, Mr. and Mrs. [Celia] George [Isadore] Rauschkolb, Miss Rebekah [Ruth?] Kreinik and Miss Anna Kreinik [Tianna]. The party was held at 17 West Twenty-fourth Street, New York City.

The couple were led into the hall, with the expectation of viewing the place in order to take it themselves for a later date. There were seventy guests present, relatives and friends, who gave them a warm welcome.

There were tears of joy in the eyes of many as the seventy-year-old bride and seventy-two-year old bridegroom were led under the canopy by their grandchildren, Ruth S. Jacobowitz of Jersey City and Horace C. Kreinick of Brockton, Mass. Dr. Kuperstein of Brighton Beach performed the little ceremony and made a touching address.

Many gifts in gold were presented to the couple, but the crowning event of the dinner which followed was the presentation by their children of a return passage to Europe. Mr. and Mrs. Kreinik will visit their birthplace in Austria [Sedziszow or Zglobien, Poland], as well as other countries, some time in the Spring.

Among the guests, besides the immediate family, were: Mr. and Mrs. Zalmon Kreinik, Mr. Aaron Kreinik of Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Krantz, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Herbst, Mr. Joel Herbst, Mr. Pincus Herbst, Mr. and Mrs. Max Krantz, Mr. Julius Krantz, Mr. Howard Krantz, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kreinik of New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Krantz, Mr. Louis P. Brenner of Jersey City, Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Wright, Mr. and Mrs. H. Shattner, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Metcuff, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Messinger, Mr. and Mrs. B. Furman, Mr. and Mrs B. Rauch, Mr. Tobias Weichselbaum, Miss Anna Weichselbaum, Mrs. Rae Blum of Belmar, N.J., Mrs. Celia Kreinik, Miss Sara Kreinik, Mr. and Mrs. C. Zwelfach, Mr. J. Pepis, Miss Anna Bachner. The grandchildren, all of whom were present, are, Ruth S., Miriam R., Eugene, Norman, Paula Zelda and Wilfred Jacobowitz of Jersey City; Horace Carlin, Florence, Sylvia, Ruth and Eugene Kreinick of Brockton, Mass.; Shirley Jane Rauschkolb, Morton Saul Blatt, Ralph Carl Pepis, Natalie Harriet Pepis and Saul David Pepis.

Steve Maskell:
But I do have a photo of our great-grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary taken in 1934 (sic). I think that this photo is of S. Joseph Kreinik and his family and not my grandmother's family.

My mother is in the last row, second from the left and her sister Flo is the first one on the left, last row. Irving is in the first seated row, second from the right and my grandmother is behind him. The gentleman to the right of my grandmother is her brother Sam Kellman and I think the follow on the other side of her is my Uncle Horace.

I don't recognize anyone else in the photo, do you

July 14, 1935
Age 44

(George) and his parents and younger brother moved to NJ where his parents ran a Deli at Journal Sq in Jersey City. He was driving a horse-drawn milk truck when he met Toddy through Norman J, with whom he attended law school, also in Jersey City. They were married on July 14, 1935.
Judy Rosenstein 3/09/2009

"... and Toddy was dating George steadily. They became engaged after George's graduation, and were married July 14th, 1935, right at home. She was just twenty, a breathtakingly lovely bride as she came down that dramatic stairway, escorted by Pop and me until the foot of the stairs, to be met by George.

At that time we still had the colored man-servant who buttled and washed and ironed, wearing a white coat at dinner time, kept our house in order. With the help of an extra colored waiter, we set up bridge tables, preparations for serving were so efficient that in fifteen to twenty minutes the 76 guests were served. The dinner was cold cuts and all the trimmings, the plates having been prepared in advance, set up on every available shelf in the pantry and dish closets. Louis helped in the kitchen, filling last items on plates from hand to hand like an assembly line; Artie Pepis was on the job, as were the other boys. It was a very happy affair. Anna added much to the beauty of the ceremony with the home-made Chuppa she created out of paper roses which she had all of us shaping, doing the cutting and fastening together, making the living room look like a Temple. That Chuppa, by the way, was preserved and taken to Mass. for Horace's wedding to Ann Wernick." LKJ As I Remember. P 59

September 1935
- December 1935
Age 44
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Steve Maskell: "The pictures in the collage labeled 1935 were taken in September of that year in Brooklyn, New York."
(Anna) "... was the main support of the folks in their declining years." page 65. This is probably why she got the house

"A characteristic incident took place during her last illness in the Brighton Beach Home (Anna's). Mae had come to live there in order to nurse Mother, and she instructed Mae to be sure and deliver all her numerous charity boxes ("pishkas") to the Rabbi, and not to forget the seeds she had promised the Italian garbage collector, or cuttings, from her beautiful flowers in the tiny garden. In the days when we were growing up and she became angry or frustrated over our behavior, she used a most picturesque line of "nisht" (not) curses instead of slapping us: that was Papa's way. Like "a cholera zoll dich nisht treffen," or this or that should "nisht" happen to you -- the first anyone can understand. [Cholera should not meet you. Never should you get cholera.] LKJ Page 33.

"...Meanwhile Anna had deeded the house in Brighton Beach to Mae, eventually came to Jersey City"

"When the folks passed away, Anna invited Mae and her family to continue living in the house, owned by her. Anna had been teaching, and after Father died Mother became ill and needed someone to care for her. Mae, Artie, and their family continued living there, and Anna found it more convenient to come live with us, at 150 Harrison Ave." Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz, As I Remember, page 62.

December 12, 1936
Age 45
New York, Kings, New York, United States

The photographs in the collage labeled 1936 were taken on October 12, 1936 in Brighton Beach, New York.

The people photo in the upper left is Irving, Lillian, Aunt Mae, and Uncle Artie. Mae and Artie are in the photo in the upper right.
The lower photo is Ralph, Ruth, and Natalie from left to right.
-- Steve Maskell from Ruth Kreinick's albums

November 1937
Age 46
New York, Kings, New York, United States

The photos in the collection labeled 1937 seem to have come out better. They were taken in the fall of that year in Brooklyn New York.
The upper two photos were taken at Aunt Ned’s. Upper left: Ruth, Ralph, Sol (in front), Morton Blatt, and Natalie.
Upper right: Morton, Sol, Ruth, Ralph, Natalie in front.

The following pictures were taken at Aunt Mae’s. Lower left: Gene Kreinick hugging Natalie. Middle: Ralph and Ruth. Lower right: Natalie and Ruth. --- Steve Maskell from Sylvia Kreinick Maskell's albums