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Celia Rauschkolb (Kreinik)

Also Known As: "0328", "Ceil"
Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of S Josef Kreinik and Fanny Kreinik
Wife of George Rauschkolb
Mother of <private> Rausch and <private> Richter (Rauschkolb)
Sister of Leah K Jacobowitz; Baby Kreinik 0322; Anna Opper; Irving Israel Kreinik; Nettie Blatt and 3 others

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About Celia Rauschkolb

Here is Michele Richter Rockoff's Story, January 20, 2010

I wanted to clear up some information on my grandmother, Celia. Yes, she was hospitalized in a mental institution, on and off throughout her life. Unfortunately, I did not get to know her until I was a teenager. It was different times, and my mother tried to shield us from her. When I was a teenager, I insisted on meeting her. We did go annually after that, again, I wish it were more. She did get to meet two of my sons, in fact I have a movie of her. We would pick her up and of course, take her out to eat.

I was close to Nettie and Tianna and in fact visited them a few times when I was in Florida for spring breaks in college. We also wrote to one another over the years. My youngest son, Aaron's middle name is Noah after Nettie. I brought my husband to meet them on our return from our honeymoon since they could not come to NJ for our wedding. On one of my visits to Miami, Nettie and I went for a walk one night along the shoreline, and she finally told me the story of my grandmother's illness. When she was a teenager she was visiting the NJ shore (in fact Long Branch, where I started my college education) and she was knocked down in the tide. According to Nettie, the accident was so severe that it put pressure on her optic nerve, which then effected her brain. Nettie said that she was never the same. She had mental health issues. If it had happened today, it would have been operable, but at that time, there was no care. She was hospitalized on and off for the rest of her life. When she was stable, she would come home, but then return to institutionalization, when she became ill again. Her beauty was uncanny (as is my mother's) and when she was having a good spell, she met my grandfather, Isadore (George, as he would like to be called, and as an aside, my son Isaac is his namesake) and the family decided to deceive him and NOT tell him about her condition. They fell in love and got married. My grandfather was a photographer (I fortunately inherited his eye for picture taking) and we have hundreds of photos. My mother was conceived and delivered when she was well, but when she became pregnant with Jack, she had a setback and he was born in an institution. My mother and Jack were raised by nannies. In the beginning, it wasn't easy to find a dependable person, but eventually, he found a woman named Ida, who they adored. My grandfather did the best he could.

My grandmother did come out of the institution on and off throughout her life. She would be in programs, but there were always setbacks. Most of her life was at Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, Long Island. The last year or two of her life, Pilgrim State was trying to get the older patients out and she was placed in a nursing home. She was very happy there, but unfortunately, her heart gave out. She died in 1980....



Although the birth dates do not agree. But the parents' names are a match.

RootsWeb ======= has a "Lelig" Kreinik, I think it is a misreading of "Celia."

ID: I102 Name: Lelig KREINIK Sex: F Birth: 25 Nov 1897 in New York Death: 10 Apr 1980 in New York

Father: Joseph KREINIK b: BEF 1880

Mother: FREIDA b: BEF 1880

Marriage 1 Isadore RAUSCHKOLB b: 25 Nov 1885 in New York Children

  1. Has Children Jacob Jack RAUSCH b: 6 Jan 1929 in Bronx, New York

(DJ hasn't bee able to trace JJ Rausch)

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Celia Rauschkolb's Timeline


"We moved to Buffalo about 1893, where Uncle Aaron had established himself with his family. He was afflicted with wanderlust too, for in later years he moved to the South. The struggle for existence never let up. Father opened a tailoring shop, Mother and I helped as usual. I attended school for half a term, then Papa needed me to run errands, and do some of the sewing. His work was beautiful, being a perfectionist."
Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz, As I Remember, 1962, p 26.

November 1895
New York, New York, NY, USA
June 5, 1900
Age 4
New York, New York, NY, USA

55 Avenue D, Manhattan

- 1906
Age 8
New York, NY, USA

Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz: " Mother worked hard, what with all the cooking, baking, marketing once a week for the Sabbath downtown (we were living at W. 81st St. then), going by street car and bringing back large bundles. We helped with the laundry and weekly cleaning on Sundays. Mother rarely laid a hand on us; she tried her best with scolding, scolding. She was a woman without a "gall," the Jewish word for bitterness; charitable almost beyond the limit of her meager means, loved by the neighbors,m Jew or non-Jew." Page 33. As I Remember, 1962.

November 26, 1920
Age 25
New York, New York County, New York, United States
November 11, 1930
Age 35
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

Age 84