Samuel Yitzhak Kahn (1891 - 1970)

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Birthplace: Pinsk, Russia
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Managed by: Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn) / (שמואל אהרן קם (קאן
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About Samuel Yitzhak Kahn

Samuel Isaia Kahn (Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֵל יְשַׁעְיָהוּ קאן; born October 25, 1891, 1 Shevat – January 8, 1870) was a Russian-born American women's tailor from Bronx, New York.

Kahn was born in the district of Pinsk, Russia (now Belarus), to Bedonna (née Yoselefsky) and Moshe Nissan Kamm. At the age of 15, he immigrated unaccompanied to New York. By the spring of 1910, he was living with Moses L. Marrus, a clothing manufacture, and his family at 74 East 111th Street in Manhattan, and working as salesman for a clothing store.

Kahn was engaged to Beatrice (Bina) Tepper in September of 1909, and were married on June 2, 1912 in New York, New York.

With the birth of their their first son, Leonard Kahn (born December 21, 1913), Kahn and his new family moved to 640 Wales Avenue in Bronx, New York, where he found work as woman's tailor. Two years later, Norbert Kahn (born 1917) was born, and the family moved to 561 Fox Street, Bronx, New York. The same year, Kahn was drafted into World War I.

Kahn was naturalized as a United States citizen on July 7, 1922.

They had a daughter, Myra Kahn (born 1926).

Kahn served in World War II.

Notes

Several people by the name Samuel Kahn in the Bronx County petition for naturalization and declaration of intention indexes.

Sources

  1. 1910 United States Federal Census; Name: Samuel Kahn; Age in 1910: 18; Birth Year: 1892; Birthplace: Russia; Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York; Race: White; Gender: Male; Immigration Year: 1908; Relation to Head of House: Boarder; Marital Status: Single; Father's Birthplace: Russia; Mother's Birthplace: Russia.
  2. New York, State Census, 1915; Name: Samuel Kahn; Birth Year: abt 1890; Birth Place: Russia; Age: 25; Gender: Male; Residence Place: New York, Bronx; Relationship: Head; Color or Race: White; Number of Years in US: 9; Assembly District: 33; House Number: 640; Line Number: 9; Page Number: 54.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Name: Samuel Kahn; City: Bronx; County: Bronx; State: New York; Birthplace: Russia; Birth Date: 25 Oct 1889; Race: Caucasian (White); FHL Roll Number: 1753937; DraftBoard: 4.
  4. 1920 United States Federal Census; Name: Samuel Kahn; Age: 30; Birth Year: abt 1890; Birthplace: Russia; Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 3, Bronx, New York; Race: White; Gender: Male; Immigration Year: 1905; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Beatrice Kahn; Father's Birthplace: Russia; Mother's Birthplace: Russia; Home Owned: Rent; Able to Read: Yes; Able to Write: Yes.
  5. New York, State Census, 1925; Name: Samuel Kahn; Birth Date: abt 1890; Birth Place: Russia; Age: 35; Gender: Male; Residence Place: New York, Bronx; Relationship: Head; Color or Race: White; Number of Years in US: 18; Assembly District: 03; House Number: 564; Line Number: 34; Page Number: 37.
  6. 1930 United States Federal Census; Name: Samuel Kahn; Gender: Male; Birth Year: abt 1890; Birthplace: Russia; Race: White; Home in 1930: Bronx, Bronx, New York; Marital Status: Married; Immigration Year: 1906; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse's Name: Beatrice Kahn; Father's Birthplace: Russia; Mother's Birthplace: Russia.
  7. 1940 United States Federal Census; Name: Samuel Kahn; Age: 49; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birthplace: Russia; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head; Home in 1940: New York, Bronx, New York; Street: Jackson Avenue; Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, Bronx, New York; Residence in 1935: Same House; Citizenship: Naturalized; Sheet Number: 3A; Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 60.
  8. United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; Name: Samuel Isaia Kahn; Event: Military; Event Date: 1942; Event Place: New York, Bronx, New York; Residence: New York, Bronx, New York; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 25 Oct 1891; Film Number: 2246577; Digital Folder Number: 4127191; Image Number: 05452.
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Samuel Kahn's Timeline

1891
October 25, 1891
Pinsk, Russia
1906
December 15, 1906
Age 15
New York, New York, United States

Ship's manifest lists his age as 18. He obviously lied about this, as he was 14. Was met by his maternal uncle, Solomon Rabinowitz.

1909
September, 1909
Age 17
New York, United States

Got engaged three *years* before marriage.

1912
June 2, 1912
Age 20
New York, New York, United States
1913
December 21, 1913
Age 22
New York, NY, USA
1917
1917
Age 25
1970
January 8, 1970
Age 78
New York, New York, United States
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New York