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Hattie Frankel (Bramson)

Also Known As: "Bodana Bramson"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Przerośl, Suwalki, Poland
Death: January 10, 1929 (54)
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Yeshiahu Zalman Bramson and Szejna Etke Bramson
Wife of Harry Frankel
Mother of Ann Handelsman; Janet Wallk; Silas Frankel and Abe Frankel
Sister of Sora Bramson; Riwa Bramson; Bertha (Chava) Zehring; Zelman Gersz Bramson; Lena (Rivke Leah) Bramson and 3 others

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About Hattie Frankel

I was told by my grandmother that her mother was Chava / Hattie and that I was named for her. However her birth records give her name as Bodana. (Her sister "Bertha" was Chava.) Hattie (Bodana) was named for Badana Myszkowsky Margolis, her maternal great grandmother, who died the year before her birth.

While Jewish men had secular and Hebrew names, Jewish women did not always have Hebrew names, so I have no idea if she was called Chava. According to my grandmother, Hattie Frankel became Hattie at Ellis Island because "Chava is too hard to say". (However there was a "Chava" born in 1870 who apparently was Bertha Bramson Zehring.)

Born Chava Bramson in Przerosl, Poland in the Suwalki district of Poland on the border with Lithuania.

Her grandfather, Issac (Icko) Margolis, was the brother of her husband's mother, Eva (Chava) Margolis.

So her great-aunt was her mother-in-law.

Hattie Frankel's name was actually BADANA, after her great grandmother, Badana Myszkowsky according to Dr. Neil Rosenstein (The Margolis Family, published in 1984).

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  • Name: Hattie Bramson Frankel
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  • Death Date: 10 Jan 1929
  • Death Place: Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
  • Gender: Female
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  • Age: 54
  • Estimated Birth Year: 1875
  • Birth Date: 12 Mar 1874
  • Birthplace: Perushle, E. Prussia
  • Father: Issia Bramson
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  • Father's Birth Place: Perushle, E. Prussia
  • Mother: Janet Margolis
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  • Mother's Birth Place: Perushle, E. Prussia
  • Occupation: Housewife
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  • Spouse: Harry Frankel
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  • Burial Date: 13 Jan 1929
  • Burial Place: Peoria Towship, Peoria, Ill.
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  • Digital Folder Number: 4008238
  • Image Number: 433
  • Film Number: 1642978
  • Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 5837

Source Citation

"Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 July 2012), Hattie Bramson Frankel, 1929.

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Hattie Frankel's Timeline

March 12, 1874
Przerośl, Suwalki, Poland
September 25, 1895
Age 21
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Age 22
Age 27
January 10, 1929
Age 54
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
January 13, 1929
Age 54
Peoria, Illinois, United States