Yehuda Leib PESELNICK and Henya Mira (maiden
name unknown) had four
children (Isaac, Charles, Philip, and Esther Hinde) who emigrated to the U.S.
from Russia. Yehuda Leib and Henya Mira remained in Russia. They
died about 1917.
Isaac, Charles, and Philip were shown as tailors on
the ships' passenger records when they immigrated to NYC as was Esther Hinde's
husband, Meyer Sklar. Many of their children would later be involved in
Isaac (Yitzhak) PESELNICK was born on 4/15/1874 in
Belarus. Isaac sailed on the S.S. Majestic from Southampton, England
on 8/21/1907 arriving in New York City on 8/29/1907. He died on
12/24/1933 in Brooklyn, NY and was buried in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale,
Queens, NY. He
married Celia (Tzippe) FITLIN (daughter of Shimon FAJTLIN) about
1896 in Mogilev, Belarus. Celia (Tzippe) FITLIN was born about 1873 in
Mogilev, Belarus. Celia sailed on the S.S. Birma from Libau on
8/3/1909 arriving in New York City on 8/17/1909.
She died on 5/18/1939 in Brooklyn, NY and was buried in Mt. Lebanon
Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, NY. Descendants' surnames include Collik, Lucy,
Purcell, Silet, Siletchnik, Telzer and Wharton.
Charles (Chazke) PESELNICK was born about 1877 (most likely in
Tolochin). He immigrated on the S.S. St. Louis sailing from
Southampton, England arriving in New York City on 7/18/1904.
Charles died on
6/17/1958. He married Beckie (Basha) GUTKOWITZ (daughter of
Meyer GUTKOWITZ and Mira) about 1901 in Russia. Beckie immigrated on the
S.S. Umbria sailing from Liverpool, England arriving in New York City on
5/13/1906. Beckie died on 4/24/1958. Descendants' surnames include Wiesenfeld
Esther Hinde PESELNICK was born about
1883 in Tolochin, Belarus. She married Meyer (Maicha) SKLAR
(son of Zeev Wolf Sklyar, alternatively shown as Skliar, Schklar, and
Shklyar, meaning glazier or glassmaker in Ukrainian) about
1900 in Russia. Meyer Sklar immigrated to the U.S. from Krupki,
Belarus (west of Tolochin on the road to Minsk) on the S.S. Uranium sailing from Rotterdam
arriving in New York City on 6/18/1910. Meyer died on 4/1/1961. Esther Hinde immigrated to
the U.S. from Tolochin on the S.S. Birma sailing from Libau arriving in
New York City on 5/19/1912. Esther died on 8/16/1945. Descendants' surnames include Sklar
Philip (Peisach) PESELNICK was born on 3/15/1885 in
Belarus. He immigrated on the S.S. Czar from Libau arriving in New
York City on 3/4/1913. He was
naturalized on 3/11/1924 in New York, NY. Philip died on 8/22/1950. He
PRUSEN (daughter of Samuel PRUSEN) about 1909 in Russia. Etta PRUSEN was born
on 1/15/1895 in Bobr, Belarus. She immigrated on the S.S. Polonia
sailing from Libau arriving in New York City on 7/1/1923. Etta
(also known as Emma) died on 2/26/1977. Descendants' surnames
include Levinson, Moeller, and Stadler.