"My name is Irene Berman.
Fortunately, I had heard some family tales and knew many of my mother's older family members. The family lore has been largely borne out and much has been added by research online and in the NYC archives as well as…"
There are some common names in our families. My grandmother, Rose Berman Lederer's, family came from Belarus by way of Elizabethgrad,Russia. They settled in New Haven,Connecticut. Her great grandfather was Eliezer HaLevi from Zagere (Lithuania?). His sons had four different surnames (Lear,Goldblatt,Saxon,and Baker).That's an interesting story.