Joseph Frederick Woodhull Strausman

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Joseph Frederick Woodhull Strausman

Also Known As: "Joe", "Hebrew name: Yosef Shlomo ben Meir"
Current Location:: New York, New York, New York, USA
Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Mark Richard Strausman and Susan Jane Littlefield
Brother of Daniel Benjamin Strausman

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About Joseph Frederick Woodhull Strausman

(One of the) family genealogist(s), depending on what side of which you are talking.

Joseph for my biological grandfather who passed away when my father was young, Frederick for my mother's adoptive father's middle name, Woodhull for a family from which I am a fairly recent descendant - settled in Brookhaven, Long Island, USA from Thenford, Northamptonshire, England at Odell Castle, in the colonial period - and Strausman is a Germanic (German, in this case) surname (originally "Straussman"), however I do not know its origins. Other surnames from my Jewish side include "Brodowsky" (originally Brodovsky), who immigrated from Kiev, Ukraine to New York City. Also "Kritzer", "Sussman", and "Rubin".

1/2 Jewish (Ashkenazi) from my father's side, 1/4 Irish, 1/8 English, and 1/8 Norwegian from my mother's. From my mother's side, royal ancestors are found at the latest, in the 16th and 17th centuries. From the English side, early settlers of America in New England, most recently Rhode Island, but also Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut. On my Norwegian side, my immigrant ancestor came through Ellis Island in 1892 and moved to Rhode Island. His daughter Gertrude Owren married Henry Woodhull Brown, from whom my English ancestry comes. The Norwegian stretches back through the Middle Ages as wealthy farmers and landowners to Vikings and kings. Ancestors on my Irish side came to North America in the early-to-mid-1800s, settling in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts. My father's side doesn't go back very far because he is ethnically Jewish, from Europe, so records are either lost or destroyed, but with pictures and an old family Hebrew bible, they tried to (and succeeded) in preserving what left we had. Proud of all my heritage.

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