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Abe L. Kotler

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Kobylnik, Narač, Myadzyel District, Minsk Region, Belarus
Death: March 13, 1967 (68)
Place of Burial: Skokie, IL
Immediate Family:

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

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

Birthdate and place as per father's US Petition for Naturalization. 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 (Caspian), Michigan. Father Joe Kotler in Iron River, Michigan. Birthdate given as 21 January 1899. "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
Narač, Myadzyel District, Minsk Region, 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 13, 1967
Age 68

Obituary, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 1967.

March 14, 1967
Age 68
Skokie, IL