The RADISCH's married into the RUBIN family when MORRIS RADISCH married BASCHA-CHAYIE DUBINER/RUBIN.
The SPECTOR's married into the RUBIN family when BECKY SPECTOR married DAVIS-LIBE RUBIN.
Historical records from Kamenets-Litovsk show listings for "RADISHETZ" and "SPEKTOR".
It took two years to unravel the mystery of how the Pomerantz's are related to the SPECTOR's, the RUBIN's and the RADISCH's (pronounced Raid-ish and also spelled Radish). All these families all came from Kamenets-Litovsk—which was not that large a town. Sibi Shuman (daughter of Frieda Pomerantz) kept insisting (correctly) we are related to the Rubins, Radischs and Spectors. She told of attending weddings in the Rubin and Radisch families, of visiting the Spectors and of spending summers at Jake Rubin's dairy farm in Lebanon,CT. But she could not tell how we were related ... although she believed we were related through CHANA-RAISEL DUBINER-POMERANTZ.
Please see DUBINER information for history of the DUBINER-RUBIN's.
In the course of unraveling the mystery, much information was collected on these other families. It is presented here because the Rubin's, Radisch's, Spectors, Pomerantz's and Safer's clearly played a prominent role in each others lives.
ABRAHAM and ESTHER RADISCH (Morris's parents) are buried in the Kamenets-Litovsk section of Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, near where David and Rosie Pomerantz are buried. Many of the other Rubin’s and Radisch’s are buried in the Kamenets d’lita section of the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont where Nathan and Pauline Pomerantz are also buried.
The Radisch's - Generation 1
DAVID RADISCH married UNKNOWN UNKNOWN.
Children of DAVID RADISCH and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN are:
i. ABRAHAM RADISCH, b. Abt. 1868, Kamenets-Litovsk; d. 04 Sep 1952, NY.
ii. NATHAN RADISCH, b. 01 Jan 1884, Poland; d. Apr 1976, CT.
iii. LOUIS (?) RADISCH.
The Radisch's - Generation No. 2
ABRAHAM RADISCH (DAVID 1) was born about 1868 in Kamenets-Litovsk, and died 04 Sep 1952 in NY. He married ESTHER SAKOWITZ 1893 in Kamenets-Litovsk. She was born about 1868 in Kamenets-Litovsk, and died 06 Nov 1952 in NY.
Source: Morris Radisch sites his mother's maiden name as Ester Sakowitz on his marriage certificate.
Abraham Yoel Radisch sold beer in Kamenets. Every Thursday Abe would take his beer wagon to Brest, stay for the weekend, sell his beer and then return. He met Esther in Brest and they married and had all their children prior to coming to the US. ABRAHAM and ESTHER immigrated from Russia in 1905.
In the 1910 census Abraham is listed as a merchant in a coal yard and Esther as an operator in a clothing shop. Jacob and Hyman were both errand boys. In 1920, Abraham is listed as a peddler, William as a foreman in a lumber yard and Jennie as a saleslady selling skirts.
Abraham and his borther, Louis Radisch, were instrumental in establishing Kokhav Jacob (Jacob’s Star) - the oldest Kamenets Aid Society in the US.
Abraham suffered from diabetes. Late in his life he had to have his legs amputated. In accordance with the Jewish tradition that one should be buried with all their parts, Abraham had his legs buried so that when he died, his remains would be complete. Abraham and Esther are buried in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Children of ABRAHAM RADISCH and ESTHER SAKOWITZ are:
i. MORRIS RADISCH, b. 25 Dec 1886, Kamenets-Litovsk; d. 13 Aug 1962, NY.
ii. JACOB RADISCH, b. 1892; d. 04 Feb 1939.
iii. HYMAN RADISCH, b. 15 Dec 1893, Kamenets-Litovsk; d. 21 Mar 1980, NY.
- iv. L OUIS RADISCH, b. 1895.
v. WILLIAM RADISCH, b. 11 May 1897, Kamenents-Litovsk; d. Dec 1974, NY.
vi. JENNIE RADISCH, b. 1900.
NATHAN RADISCH (DAVID 1) was born 01 Jan 1884 in Poland, and died Apr 1976 in CT. He married CELIA UNKNOWN. Census records indicate they were married about 1897. She was born about 1885 in Poland.
NATHAN immigrated in 1901 and was in the concrete/construction business in NY. CELIA immigrated in 1905. In 1930, Nathan & Celia were living in Hartford, CT.
Children of NATHAN RADISCH and CELIA UNKNOWN are:
i. MOLLY RADISH, b. Bef. 1930.
ii. JEAN RADISH, b. Abt. 1917.
Other than the fact that LOUIS RADISCH (DAVID1) was instrumental in establishing Kokhav Jacob - a Kamenets Aid Society in the US, we have no additional information about his life.
The Radisch's - Generation No. 3
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM & ESTHER RADISCH
MORRIS RADISCH (ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 25 Dec 1886 in Kamenets-Litovsk and died 13 Aug 1962 in NY. He married (1) BASCHA-CHAYIE DUBINER on 01 Dec 1905. After Bascha-Chayie died in 1930, he married (2) FANNIE MOSS on 25 Apr 1935. Morris immigrated in 1900, was a coal dealer and is buried in Beth David Cemetery, NY with his second wife.
See details about BASCHA-CHAYIE DUBINER for infomation about MORRIS RADISCH and his offspring.
Children of MORRIS RADISCH and BASCHA-CHAYIE DUBINER are:
i. MICHAEL HARRY4 RADISCH, b. 1907, NY; d. 28 May 1977, NY.
ii. LARRY RADISCH, b. 15 Oct 1908, NY; d. Feb 1983, NY.
iii. SAMUEL RADISCH, b. 16 Mar 1912, NY; d. 16 May 1968, NY.
iv. ANNE RADISCH, b. 17 Nov 1916, NY; d. 08 Oct 2003, NY.
Fannie was born 29 Nov 1903, and died 26 Sep 1987 in NY. (Source: groom's index, cert # 3899.) Fannie had been married previously and had a child. Once they married, Morris raised Bobbie as his own daughter.
Child of FANNIE MOSS is:
BOBBIE RADISCH, b. about 1930; d. about 2000; m. LESLIE ROSENCRANS .
JACOB RADISCH (ABRAHAM 2 , DAVID 1 ) was born 1892, and died 04 Feb 1939. He married UNKNOWN UNKNOWN .
More About JACOB RADISCH : Immigration: 1905
Child of JACOB RADISCH and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN is:
i. UNKNOWN RADISCH .
HYMAN RADISCH (ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 15 Dec 1893 inKamenets-Litovsk and he died 21 Mar 1980 in NY; He married ROSE YARM on 10 Feb 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. Rose was born 06 Aug 1906 and died 05 May 1981, NY. It seems they had no children.
Source: groom's index, cert # 1923
According to the 1920 US Census, Hyman immigrated from Russia in 1905 and was in the coal and oil business. Hyman and Rose were living at 3211 Ave I in Brooklyn when he died. They are both buried in Beth David Cemetery.
LOUIS RADISCH (aka Larry Radisch)
Other than the fact LOUIS RADISCH (ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born in 1895 and immigrated to the US in 1905, we have no information about him. However, it is curious that his uncle (Abraham's brother) is also named Louis and seemed to have been alive in 1895 when this Louis was born.
WILLIAM RADISCH (ABRAHAM 2 , DAVID 1 ) was born 11 May 1897 in Kamenents-Litovsk, and died Dec 1974 in NY. He married BERTHA UNKNOWN on 29 Feb 1920 in NYC. She was born 31 Aug 1900 in NY, and died Oct 1978 in NY.
Source: groom's index, cert # 5942.
WILLIAM immigrated in 1905 and as per the 1920 US Census was a Lumber Yard Foreman.
Children of WILLIAM RADISCH and BERTHA UNKNOWN are:
i. EDWIN RADISH, b. Bef. 1930; m. GERTRUDE UNKNOWN.
ii. BERYL RADISH.
JENNIE RADISCH (ABRAHAM 2 , DAVID 1 ) was born 1900. She married ABE ASRELSKY .
JENNIE RADISCH immigrated from Russia in 1905.
Children of JENNIE RADISCH and ABE ASRELSKY are:
i. STANLEY ASRELSKY.
ii. FLORENCE ASRELSKY, m. UNKNOWN CORWIN.
MOLLY AND JEAN RADISCH
There MAY BE two additional sisters, MOLLY RADISCH and JEAN RADISCH however, no information is known about them at this time.
The Radisch's - Generation No. 4
CHILDRED OF MORRIS RADISCH and BASCHA-CHAYIE DUBINER
MICHAEL HARRY RADISCH
MICHAEL HARRY RADISCH (MORRIS3, ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 1907 in NY, and died 28 May 1977 in NY. He married STELLA SIEGAL 07 Apr 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. She was born 01 May 1910 , and died 03 Dec 1996 in NY. Both Michael and Stella are buried in Beth David Cemetery.
Source: groom's index, cert # 5027
Children of MICHAEL RADISCH and STELLA SIEGAL are:
i. STANLEY RADISCH, b. Bef. 1932; d. at birth.
ii. MARVIN RADISCH, b. 20 Sep 1932; m. SHEILA SILVERMAN, 17 Mar 1962; b. 02 Nov 1937.
iii. MARTIN RADISCH, b. Aft. 1932.
iv. EDWIN RADISCH, b. 15 Aug 1941; d. 1978.
LARRY RADISCH (MORRIS, ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 15 Oct 1908 in NY, and died Feb 1983 in NY. He married MILDRED STEIN 27 Nov 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. She was born 1910.
Source: marriage certificate (do not have copy).
Children of LARRY RADISCH and MILDRED STEIN are:
i. BARBARA RADISCH, m. MARVIN SIEGAL.
ii. STEVEN RADISCH.
iii. CLIFFORD RADISCH.
SAMUEL RADISCH (MORRIS3, ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 16 Mar 1912 in NY, and died 16 May 1968 in NY. He married DOROTHY KAFLOWITZ. She was born 18 Oct 1912, and died 30 Dec 1980 in NY.
In 1930, Sam Radisch was a bank teller and also worked for Serber Rubber Co., selling large industrial tires. When Sam died, his wife Dorothy was living at 3626 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY. SAMUEL RADISCH is buried in Beth David Cemetery. Dorothy is not buried in Beth David Cemetery because she wanted to be cremated and have her ashes strewn in the Pacific Ocean.
Child of SAMUEL RADISCH and DOROTHY KAFLOWITZ is:
i. AUDREY RADISCH, b. 29 Oct 1936, Bklyn, NY; m. SIDNEY HAIMOWITZ, 23 Jun 1957, NY.
ANNE RADISCH (MORRIS3, ABRAHAM2, DAVID1) was born 17 Nov 1916 in NY, and died 08 Oct 2003 in NY. She married MORTON GREENWALD. He was born 18 Sep 1910 in NY, and died 26 Nov 1979 in NY.
Anne Radisch was forced to quit school at the age of 13 to take care of the family after Bascha-Chayie died. She married Morton Greenwald who was a pharmacist. He owned a pharmacy on 79th St & Second Avenue. Anne worked as a bookkeeper and a cosmetician in the pharmacy. MORTON and ANNE GREENWALD are buried in Beth David Cemetery.
Children of ANNE RADISCH and MORTON GREENWALD are:
i. BONNIE HOPE GREENWALD, b. 16 Mar 1942, Bklyn, NY; m. STEPHEN LEFF, 19 Nov 1961, New Rochelle, NY; b. 30 Oct 1939.
ii. LOIS GREENWALD, b. 18 Jan 1948, NY.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS WORK IN PROGRESS. WE ARE NOT SURE THIS INFORMATION IS ENTIRELY CORRECT, AND WE KNOW IT IS INCOMPLETE.