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David Halbstein

David Halbstein[1]

Male 1881 - 1948

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  • Born  10 Apr 1881  Cholom, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    ARVL  1904  Ellis Island, New York City Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival on the Steamship "Pretoria" 
    Residence  1910  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1920  Lynn Ward 5, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1930  Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American OK Bakery 
    Residence  1930  128 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  14 May 1948  Chelsea, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Lynn, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is a lot of speculation and many stories about David Halbstein's origins, and his emigration to the United States. According to his Petition for Naturalization held on file at the National Archives and dated 1911, he departed on February 20, 1904 from Hamburg, Germany abord the steamship "Pretoria", and arrived at the Port of New York on March 6, 1904.

      A partial transcript of his statement is as follows:

      "The petition of Davis (sic) Halbstein, hereby filed, respectfully showeth:

      First. My place of residence is 16 Crosby Street, Lynn, Massachusetts.

      Second. My occupation is shoemaker.

      Third. I was born on the 25th day of March, anno Domini 1879, at Cholom, Russia.

      Fourth, I emigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, on or about the 20th day of February 1904 and arrived in the United States at the port of New York, NY on the th day of March, 1904 on the vessel 'Pretoria'.

      Fifth. I declared my intention to become a citizen of the united states on the 29th day of November, 1904, [in] New York, NY, in the New York cort of New York.

      Sixth. I am married. My wife's name is Edna. She was born in Witebsk, Russia, and now resides at Lynn, Massachusetts.

      [I have] 2 children, and the name date and place of birth, and place of residence of each of said children is as follows:

      LouisJan 5, 1907|
      |------ both born in Lynn, Mass
      Darnet M. July 13, 1910|

      Seventh. I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affilliated with any organization or body of persons teaching a disbelief in or opposed to organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to NICHOLAS II EMPORER OF ALL THE RUSSIAS, of whom at this time I am a subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.

      Eighth. I am able to speak the English Language. "

      Before 1905, Russia was an autocracy with no limitations on the authority of the Czar. But the Czarist establishment was oppressive, inept, and inadequate - especially under a feeble ruler like Nicholas II - and the allegiance of the Russian people had been quietly eroding for years. Disaffection had long been widespread among intellectuals, some of whom had become revolutionaries, but urban workers, peasants, and ethnic minorities all had their own serious grievances.

      “All Russia is one vast madhouse...” - Count Witte, 1906

      Russia blundered into a war with Japan which began February 8, 1904, twelve days before David's departure. No doubt he already had his passage secured, but it is likely that he was one of the disaffected cited above. It is also possible, as has been suggested by relatives, that his departure was an escape from military persecution.

      It is interesting to note that Davis (David) Halbstein declaired under oath above that his birthday was March 25, 1879, but on his official Draft Card dated Sept 12, 1918, he declares his birthday to be April 10, 1881.

      According to the above document, and also the 1920 Census, David Halbstein was a shoemaker, or rather, a laborer in a shoe factory. Lynn, Massachusets was a "Shoe Town", and factories were one of their biggest industries. Later, he opened a bakery and began his entrepreneurial pursuit of the American Dream.
    Person ID  I0438  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2012 

    Father  Ariyeh Lieb Halbstein 
    Family ID  F195  Group Sheet

    Family  Judith Edna Hershoff,   b. 1883, Witebsk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1952, Chelsea, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Louis Halbstein,   b. 6 Jan 1907, Lynn, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1961, Dade, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Bernard M. Halbstein,   b. 13 Jul 1910, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1991, Oceanport, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Madeline Halbstein,   b. 23 Aug 1913, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 2004, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Sarah Halbstein,   b. 21 Jun 1921, Chelsea, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1988, Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Living
    >6. Living
    Family ID  F192  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1881 - Cholom, Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsARVL - Arrival on the Steamship "Pretoria" - 1904 - Ellis Island, New York City Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Lynn Ward 5, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - American OK Bakery - 1930 - Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Ma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 128 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Ma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1948 - Chelsea, Ma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lynn, MA Link to Google Earth
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    Headstones
    David Halbstein headstone at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery
    David Halbstein headstone at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery

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  • Sources 
    1. [S002727] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Lynn Ward 5, Essex, Massachusetts, ED , roll , page , image 584.

    2. [S002854] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls. Roll 1674357, DraftBoard 3.