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Joseph Frederick Strausman

Also Known As: "Joe", "Hebrew name (self-given): Yosef Shlomo / יוסף שלם"
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Birthplace: Upper East Side, Manhattan Island, Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, New York County, State of New York, United States
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Son of Mark Richard Strausman and Susan Jane Littlefield
Brother of Private User

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About Joseph Frederick Strausman

1/2 Ashkenazi Jewish from my father's side; 3/16 Irish (Catholic), 1/16 Scottish (Outer Hebrides), 1/8 Norwegian, and 1/8 "WASP" (Colonial New England and Long Island, New York, mainly from England, as well as some Scottish and Welsh) from my mother's.

I've worked mostly and am experienced with English (mostly Thirteen Colonies and England, but also some in Australia and New Zealand), Irish American, Scottish American, Scotch-Irish (Scots Irish) American, Welsh American, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (both Ashkenazic and Sephardic) genealogy. Done a little work with German, too.

Joseph for my biological grandfather who passed away when my father was in adolescence, Frederick for my mother's adoptive father's middle name (though my tree is for my biological ancestors), and Strausman is a surname of Germanic origin, though adopted on my Jewish side (i.e., no Germanic roots). The Strausmans probably came from Lviv Oblast, now Ukraine, possibly from the city of Drohobych. Most likely just an ornamental surname (these are my best guesses).

I gave myself the Hebrew name יוסף שלם (Yosef Shlomo) because Yosef is the Hebrew form of "Joseph" and "Solomon" (Shlomo) was my paternal grandfather's middle name (Joseph Solomon Strausman). I was also named after him. Also, "Frederick" means "peaceful ruler" (of Germanic origin) and "Solomon" (also a king of Israel) means "peaceable," so I consider Shlomo to be the Hebrew cognate.

Proud of all my heritage.

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