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Max Jacobowitz

Also Known As: "Mayer ben Zev"
Birthplace: Košice Region, Slovakia
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Saddle Brook, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wolf Jacobowitz and Miriam Jacobowitz
Husband of Theresa Jacobowitz
Father of Milton R Jacobowitz; Miriam L Paskow and Connie Halperin
Brother of Tillie Diamond; Aaron Jacobowitz; Morris A Jacobowitz; Elias Jacobowitz and Cecile Jennie Treuhaft

Occupation: Wholesale Tobacco
Managed by: Private User
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About Max Jacobowitz

From "Three Score and a Dozen" by Milton Jacobowitz, August 16, 1949.

"Max Jacobowitz, was born Mayer ben Zev, in Zamplain Medyon (Austria Hungary) on March 28, 1877, to Wolf Jacobowitz and to a mother who died when he was seven, one of four boys and two girls. For some reason he was the “unfavorite” of his stepmother and eked out enough to buy the barest of necessities of maintenance of life, for a roving boy not wanted at home, by teaching Hebrew reading and writing, and by preparing for “Bar Mitzvah" children of poor people living in the back woods for a pittance or a meal or a night’s lodging.

At the age of nine, he arranged to be smuggled into Germany by lying still under a wagon load of tobacco (strange coincidence) going across the border and made his precarious, difficult way to New York’s “East Side”. As a boy here, he continued to support himself by teaching Hebrew and stripping tobacco leaves in various lower New York segar factories and as a “customer peddler” in Brooklyn and Long Island."

(From Ed Schwartz, his great-grandson.) Max was a "tough guy." He didn't get along with Wolf's new wife, Regina Eichler, his step-mother. He smuggled himself out of Hungary in a tobacco cart. When Hudson Tobacco broke up, Connie took much of the money that perhaps should have gone to Carlyn.

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Max Jacobowitz's Timeline

March 28, 1876
Košice Region, Slovakia
Age 6
Humenné, Humenné, Prešov Region, Slovakia

Did she die in childbirth?

LKJ As I Remember: " She was devoted to her scholarly husband, more suited for study than business; worked hard all her life, helping with dairy produce to sell, and died at an early age (37) after a miscarriage,..."

June 6, 1905
Age 29