was born and lived in Riga, Latvia, which was part of Czarist
Russia. At that time.
Jews were severely mistreated and men were forced into military
service. In 1893 he escaped and immigrated to the United
States, living with families who had come from his hometown. Ansel
worked for 5 years to earn the fares to bring his wife and children
over to join him. Five children were born in Russia and came to the
United States. Three other were born in the states.
Samuel, the oldest
brother, became a peddler, like many immigrants of the time. He
Vermont, where his son still owns a shoe store.
brother, worked mostly as a salesman.
Esther, the oldest
sister, moved to Fall River with her husband where they owned a
to a mom and pop store.
Louis, worked with
his father in the scrap business and later owned his own wool waste
shop in the
End of Boston. He gave his younger brother Nathan $100 towards his
first year of
another brother started a plumbing business in the Boston area.
Nathan, was born
in Chelsea, Mass on July 9, 1900. He enrolled in Harvard College
his B.S. degree. He was admitted to Boston University School of
Medicine in 1926.
Pauline, trained as a bookkeeper,
continuing her work after her marriage and helping Nathan in the
office. She continued to do so until she reached the age of 90.
She traveled alone from her
home in Chelsea to Nathanís office in Newton.
youngest sister, was a secretary to Nathan before and after getting