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  1. Family Immigration Pattern

The New York Passenger Record shows Sora Dekelbaum (#P78) arriving on November 23, 1922 aboard the S.S. Lapland. Sora was a 32-year old widow. She was traveling with her son Judel (age 9), daughter Rochla (age 7), and daughter Jenta (age 6). Sora and her children were all born in Polkotycze, Pinsk Region. They left behind Sora’s brother Ela Polkotycki in Pinsk. Her destination in America was to her brother Louis Bregeman at 88 Husbruck Avenue in Kingston, NY. Also traveling with Sora were her parents: father Welve Polkotycki, age 57, laborer, and her mother Ita Polkotycki, age 52, a housewife. Her parents last residence was Polkotycze, in the Pinsk region. They were both born in Pinsk. Their destination in America was to their son Louis Bregeman-Polkotycki at the same address in Kingston. Welve was detained for a medical hold. The notations on the passenger record are:

  • Judel: 3-88 nl
  • Rochla: 2-495809 2/15/37
  • Jenta: 1-228876 5/20/38

  1. Genealogical Data

The 1920 New York Census shows Louis Bregman living at 7 Ulster Street in Kingston, NY. He was 37 years old, and his occupation was listed as farmer. He owned his own home with a mortgage. Louis had immigrated in 1902 and was naturalized in 1915. He was living with his 36-year old wife Adell Bregman, born in Russia and naturalized in 1915. Also living with him were his three daughters Bessie (age 7), Annie (age 6), and Olne (age 5).