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Joseph N. Pearson[1]

Male 1837 - 1914


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  • Name  Joseph N. Pearson  [2, 3
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1820  Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born  16 Feb 1837  Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Name  Joe N. Peretzen 
    Name  Yosel Joshuel 
    Occupation  Miller (Family Who's Who)  [3
    _UID  CE59963070ED42B29000DF294950F3E64867 
    Died  24 Feb 1914  Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  B'nai Jacob Old, Back River, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I3107  My Family Tree | Descendents of Benjamin Pearson (I3529), Descendants of Simon Pearson (I844)
    Last Modified  16 May 2015 

    Father  Beniamin Pearson,   b. Est 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  [Wife of Benjamin] [Pearson],   b. Est 1819,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F16  Family Information

    Family  Fanny Rushin,   b. 15 Aug 1837, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1930, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
    >1. Aaron Pearson,   b. Apr 1864, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1938, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Harris Naftali Hertzel Pearson,   b. 15 Aug 1865, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1949, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Rebecca Rifka Pearson,   b. 13 Apr 1871, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1941, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Samuel Shia Pearson,   b. 30 Sep 1875, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1958, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. David Pearson,   b. Mar 1878, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1973
     6. Honah Pearson,   b. 12 Aug 1880,   d. 8 Oct 1901
    >7. Rachel Leah Rochelle Pearson,   b. 13 Nov 1880, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1970, Montreal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F577  Family Information

  • Notes 
    • Stanley Diamond Update - 03/13/2002

      See possible connection to Alvin SEGAL at end:

      Date of death from Family Who's Who which also lists Hebrew Names Yosef B en (Beniamin) Yohashua Halvah

      Aug. 19, 1995: Family Who's Who shows his name as PERETZEN with an 1841 bi rth year. That would have made him 13 years younger than his wif e. To be verified. It also lists him as JOSEPH U.

      ETHEL SPERBER BERZAN noted his name as JOSHUEL. BESSIE PEARSON YATES ref erred to her grandfather as JOSEPH and said his name was PERETZASON (PERET Z-A-SON) when he emigrated and that it was changed to PEARSON by an immigr ation official. She did not indicate where this official was. There a re many given names "PERETZ" in the Bialystok vital records.

      December 16, 1997, at the Shiva of Harry PEARSON, Stanley PEARSON recall ed the story of JOSHUEL having been detained in Glasgow, Scotland for t wo years due to illness (prior to first emigrating to Canada.) It was dur ing this time that the name was changed and where a record with the initi al "U" was created.

      Sept. 9, 1993: LORNE PEARSON heard about a book given to his father JA CK with the inscription JACOB PERETZ. If so, JACK's birth record may sh ow his given name as JANKIEL. LORNE mentioned that the only other memb er of the family to concur the family name was originally PERETZ was LIL K ERT. He also said "the others didn't know" - which is contradicted by BES SIE PEARSON YATES' comment above. LORNE was also told "all the Jewish PEA RSONS are related." See JACK PEARSON's file for information re BIALYSTOK .

      Sept. 10, 1993: Obituary for wife FAIGIE shows his initials as J.N. and ye ar of death 1914. An (ALLAN RAYMOND collection) photograph of JOSHUEL a nd FAIGIE in the November 17, 1983 Canadian Jewish News refers to th em as "UGH" and FAIGIE. Ask the source of the name UGH. (See above; m ay have come from Scotland.)

      LIL MILLMAN said BESSIE STREAN WolfSON had the passports for JOSEPH and FA YGIE. See (other) IMPORTANT details in FAYGIE COHEN (RUCHIS) file.

      January 1995: JOAN STREAN LAZARUS has fragmentary notes of her conversati on with her aunt BESSIE STREAN WolfSON made prior to her trip to Russ ia a few years ago. BESSIE also said the PEARSON name was PERETZ. In ad dition, BESSIE mentioned the following places: Grodno, Bialystok, Sislovit ch and Sohovolia.

      Sislovitch was formerly known as Sislevitch and now is Svisloch, Belaru s, 53º 02'/ 24º 06', just east of the Polish border and about 68 km E SE of Bialystok, Poland. In 1930 it had a Jewish population of 1959. Th ere are many research references for this town: Where Once We Walked (gaz etteer), a Yizkor Book and the Jewish Genealogical Family Finder (which h as the names of a number of families from the town being researched by Jew ish genealogists around the world).

      Sohovolia could be Sukhopol, Belarus [20 km WNW of Svisloch, Belarus ]) or the town now known as Suchowola, 56 km North of Bialystok and 18 k m, on a direct road, NNW of Janow. Janow is where my great grandmother D VORAH COHEN GONIONDZKI lived. DEVORAH was the sister of JOSHUEL PEARSON 's wife FAIGIE! The Jewish Genealogical Family Finder indicates there we re Yanofsky families in Suchowola;

      YANOFKSY / JANOWSKY is a toponymical name taken by families originally fr om Janow. As there were several towns with that name, it adds to the like lihood of YANOFKSY families not being related.

      Svisloch and Suchowola were located in the former Grodno Gubernia Provin ce / District) of the Russian Empire. Grodno was mentioned by BESSIE Wolf SON.

      The Family Who's Who indicates his name was Yosel (and in another place JO SEPH U. PEARSON (PERETZEN). Check this spelling with LORNE PEARSON.


      Subj:Pearsons
      Date:97-05-01 22:43:06 EDT
      From:sigman@medusa.medcor.mcgill.ca (Dr. Sigman)
      To:SMSDIAMOND@aol.com

      Dear Stan,
      Charlie Wolfson has not been well. Hope to try to make a visit soon re t he possibility of a passport in the names of Faigie and Yossef Pearson. M eanwhile I had a conversation with Lois Vosburg, daughter of Hymie Pears on who enlightened me with a few tidbits. Faigie and Yossef - parents of R achel Strean left Bialystok, she thinks, to come to Canada. En route Yoss ef got pneumonia and had to stop in Scotland to recover. Yossef was renam ed Hugh in Scotland which, on entry to Canada, became Ugh. Mystery of Ugh /Yossef solved! However, once here, they decided they wanted to be buri ed in Palestine as you are probably already aware. Once in Palestine th ey decided after a few years to return to family here and brought earth fr om Palestine for their burial. By the by, It was, according to Lois, Harr is Pearson, Hymie's father who brought my grandmother Rachel and her paren ts Faigi and Yossef to Canada. He had the means. On another note, I mail ed to you a piece of info on beta thalassemia from the Medical Post. Ho pe your holidays were good.
      Be well. Maxine
      ----------------------------------------------------

      March 22, 1998

      Alvin spoke to Dr. Larry PEARSON, Coral Springs, FL Tel: 954-752-2713, L DPearso@aol.com, who has a print out of his family tree with many of Josh uel's descendants. it appears this is the connection:

      Brother of Joshu el Joshuel
      |
      |--------------'----------|
      Symon Gus
      | |
      Betty Henry, b. in Mtl
      | |
      Alvin Larry, b. 1950

      Alvin said that a Murray Kitces in Great Falls, VA also has info on this b ranch.


      Subj:PEARSON Family
      Date:03/22/98
      To:LDPearso

      Larry:

      Spoke to Alvin SEGAL tonight who gave me a brief run down on your relation ship to him as well as his thoughts on how we are all connected. As you m ay know, I am a descendant of Joshual PEARSON's wife's sister Devorah COHE N.

      Alvin mentioned that you have a print out of your part of the tree and I l ook forward to receiving a copy at your convenience. My address is at t he end of this message. Of course, I would be pleased to send you an upd ated hard copy of the PEARSON family which I have documented or a Family T ree Maker File or GEDCOM of my FTM file.

      From what Alvin said, this appears to be the connection:


      |---------------------------------------|--------------- ----------------------|
      Brother of Joshuel Joshuel PEARSON Jankiel GONI ONDZKI
      | & Faigie COHEN <------- -> & Dvorah COHEN
      |--------------'----------| sisters |
      Symon Gus Eva (Chava) | | |
      Betty Henry, b. in Mtl Annie LIEBOWITZ | | |
      Alvin Larry, b. 1950 Stanley DIAMOND

      Alvin said that a Murray Kitces in Great Falls, VA also has info on this b ranch.

      Larry, what got me started in all this is something which may interest y ou as a physician. My family is one of the very few Ashkenazic famili es who carry the Beta-Thalassemia genetic trait. On top of that, we car ry a novel mutation of the trait which is unique to our family. My geneal ogical research has provided the scientists with the most generations ev er in the study of this BT trait in a clean gene pool.... now back to 178 5. You can check out more details about the research and the paper in Hu man Mutation journal, Jan. 1997, of which I am a co-author by clicki ng on my web site at the bottom.

      I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

      Stanley


      Subj:Re: PEARSON Family
      Date:98-03-27 00:04:59 EST
      From:Ldpearso
      To:SMSDIAMOND

      Dear Stan,
      I finally looked at my mail and was happy to see your message. I must comm end you on the work you've done. Your family history about beta thal. w as intriguing.
      I had previously surmised that my great grandfather, Aaron Pearson, h ad a brother but I had no idea who that person was. Now I know it was Josh uel. I have many family tree notes but the program I previously used (My F amily Tree) had problems so I'm re-entering the data into Ultimate Fami ly Tree. I will send you a copy of the tree constructed by Maury Kitc es ( he sent to my father several years ago) and once I get my program goi ng I will try to update you. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with Alv in. What does GEDCOM stand for?
      Sincerely,
      Larry Pearson My address 11356NW 3 PL Coral Springs, FL 33071


      Subj: Re: Hi There
      Date:11/1/2001 8:53:25 PM EST
      From:merlek@vif.com (Merle Kastner)
      To:alan_tobias@bigfoot.com (Alan Tobias), maury@kitces.com
      CC:SMSDIAMOND@aol.com (Stanley Diamond)

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for sending that to me. I am copying this to Stanley, as the Pears ons fall more into his family, than into mine, although there is a marriag e, bringing them all together.

      The name, Maury Kitces, is very familiar, and I'm wondering where I have h eard it before.......???

      How is everything on the other side of the Atlantic, and in such a pret ty place, as Scotland?

      Warmest regards,
      Cousin Merle
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Alan Tobias"
      To: "Merle Kastner"
      Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 5:22 PM
      Subject: Hi There

      > Hi Merle,
      >
      > I hope this message finds you well.
      >
      > I have received an inquiry from someone related to Rebecca Pearson (Rifk a
      > Peretzen) who features in the family tree file that you sent me last yea r.
      > He is particularly interested to know where the information on that orig inal
      > surname came from. He had always heard rumours of a similar name but in
      > seeing our extended family tree it was the first time he had seen some
      > supporting information.
      >
      > His name is Maury Kitces maury@kitces.com
      >
      > If you are able to help with his inquiry, perhaps you could contact him
      > directly.
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > Alan

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S533] Name appears as Joseph U. (Yosef ben Beniamin, Yehoshua Ha'Levi) in Family Whos Who..

    3. [S50] Stanley Diamond Update - 03/13/2002 (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Mar 14, 2002

    4. [S6] Original Source File (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Jul 5, 1999

    5. [S60] 1901 Canada Census, "Uriel" (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1019] JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JewishGen, comp, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - This data is provided in partnership with JewishGen.org..Original data: This data is provided in partnership with JewishGen.org.).

    7. [S539] Family Who's Who.