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Trenton Jewish Community

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  • Lillian Esther Kohn (1903 - 1999)
  • Yacob Aaron Kohn (1874 - 1917)
    'There is a problem with the dates: See TIMELINE - The US Census shows Yacob still alive on 1910. While he seems to be dead on 1907 His marriage was corrected[?] to 1898 - age 23 {MDB] ' Yes indeed. ...
  • Rebecca Kohn (1875 - 1945)
    Aunt Evie remembers that Becca lived at Uncle B's house, while dying, and the family took care of her while Uncle B was serving in the Army. We have her maiden name recorded as "KAPLAN". On her tombs...
  • Shlomo Zalman Urken (deceased)
  • Aaron Wein (c.1785 - 1846)

The Jewish community in Trenton, NJ in the early decades of the 20th Century, was a small tight-knit community with several thriving synagogues and seemingly lots of intra-Trenton Jewish marriages.

In my wife's case (Barbara Melmed nee Goldstein), I see many Trenton-based surnames appearing over and over (Kohn, Goldstein, Azarchi, Cohen, Sutnick, Urken, Lefkowitz, Troll, Koslow, Habas, Siegel. and Litowitz, to name a few).

It is my contention, that we can put together a unified Trenton-Jewish family Tree that will encompass perhaps 90% of the Trenton Jewish Community of the 1900-1940's.

I would like to use this project to facilitate the building of that tree in

- Mark H. Melmed, 23 November 2011

For Trenton Jewish Community information

Arthur L. Finkle