Hello and thank you! I am seeking any/all help regarding records pertaining to my great great grandfather, David Brokaw. Here is what I know about him. He was born in Russia and immigrated to US in 1891 (likely with family, wife- Rose, children- Anna, Samuel, Max, Jenny, Ida, Rebecca, Fay, Jacob, and my great grandfather Isidor). I have records of the children from approx 1910 and onwards using the name Brokaw, but have nothing for 1900, hence why I feel they also use the same name David did at the same time. His Hebrew Headstone translates as "Here is buried/ a man wholehearted and upright, [abbreviation for honorific] our teacher the master / Kalman David son of Mr. Shlomo/ Avreshkov/ died 16 Cheshvan 5674/ [abbreviation] May his soul be bound in the bond of life." notes from the translator: The surname is written with Yiddish orthography, so it's "Avreshkov" or "Ovreshkov." As written here, not "ABreshkov." But B and V are commonly substituted for each other, and if someone were trying to "get it right" on the headstone, "Avreshkov" and "Abreshkov" are essentially the same.
A record from NARA that I can see listed but cannot access actual document/detailed info
New York, USA
|Court||U. S. DISTRICT COURT NEW YORK, N.Y.|
|Publication title||Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalizations Filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts in New York City, 1792-1906|
|Short description||NARA M1674. The Soundex index to naturalization petitions filed in federal, state, and local courts in New York City, including New York, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties, 1792-1906.|
|Medium description||This publication contains index cards for petitions filed in New York City courts between 1792 and 1906. Browse by year, then alphabetically by last name of petitioner. In the upper right-hand corner is the Soundex code, the first letter of the surname followed by three digits. Read the full description for Soundex instructions.|