Created:  May 5, 2005
Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 added Photos of matzevos, June 23, 2005.

Abraham  Berenblut
 

May 2005. I received from the archives in Lublin a copy of the 1886 marriage registration of "Abraham and Sura Berenblat".
The first names fit, but bernblAt ?

I scanned the documents for the surname, and it is not clear. Is it BerenblAt or is it BerenblUt. Is it ours or is it not?

I skip to the bottom of the document searching for the signature. Sometimes they are in Hebrew, but no luck this time. I ask my friend, who translates the documents for me, to find the signature. He says that in Russian it is clearly BerenblUt. Got it !

In June 2005 I received a letter from Antwerp City Registrar. It shed some more light on the family as detailed below.

Till now, the two branches of our Berenblut family had no common roots. One came to Antwerp from Warsaw, the other immigrated to London from Lublin. These two sources made the first connection. They both states that Abraham Berenblut was born in Warsaw. So now we have a little clearer picture of our family.

Abraham Berenblut was born in Warsaw (or Warszawa in Polish) around 1864 to Moszka and Chana  Feige Nee Strunsman (or Szwarcman?). This it the first time we know her name !

In 1886 he lives in a village next to Lublin, Poland, and in 1886 in Lublin he marries Sura Ety (Nee Pentkovski from Lublin), but it is not known when he left Warsaw.

Abraham and Sara had one son in Lublin, Max Michael. Details
They lived and Kielce, Poland and moved to Antwerp, Belgium on June 11, 1912. They later continued to London, England where they lived the rest of their lives, where Max established a family and had 3 boys.

Only in June 2005 I finally collected enough documents from Warsaw and Lublin, among them was the Marriage registration of

Below is a copy the Marriage registration, written in Russian, found in the Historical archives in Lublin through the wonderful work done by jri-pl (Jewish Record Indexing- Poland) organization (www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl).

Translations to English and Hebrew are available further below.                                                                                                                     

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המסמך נמצא בארכיון לובלין, במאי 2005

ע"י שמואל קהתי, באמצעות

Jewish Record Indexing Poland

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl

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             שנת 1886 רישום נישואין מס' 29

              זה היה בעיר לובלין ביום (2) 14 באפריל, שנת 1886, בשעה ? בערב,

               כאשר הגיע היהודי יוסף ויזנברג פוסובסקי, המתגורר בלובלין,

               ואברהם ברנבלאט *, ?, בן 22, שנולד בעיר ורשה, ועכשיו גר בעיר יוז'יצה (?),
               בן של משה וחנה לבית שורצמאן, ברנבלאט,

             עם הרווקה שרה אטה פינטקובסקי, בת 20, שנולדה וגרה בלובלין,

             בתם של יצחק הורן ומלכה לבית גרינבאום,

            עם העדים: ישראל גליקמן, בן 34,  ובורקה טוכמן, בן 35,  שניהם מתגוררים בלובלין.

             והודיעו לנו שהיום , בעיר לובלין, התקיימו נישואין בין

            אברהם ברנבלאט ושרה אטה פינטקובסקי.

            לנישואים האלו קדמו הכרזות בבית הכנסת של העיר יוז'יצה (?)  בתאריכים: 1,8,25 בפברואר השנה,

               ובבית הכנסת בעיר לובלין בתאריכים: (1) 13, (8) 20, (15) 27 במרץ שנה זו.
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               * הערה: חתימת ידו ברוסית: אברהם ברנבלוט.                          

                 (תורגם מרוסית)

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           Year 1886 _____________ Birth AKT # 29 

             It happened in the city of Lublin, on April 14 (2), 1886, at ? p.m.

             when appeared the Jew Josef Wisenberg Posevski, Living in Lublin,

              with Abraham Berenblat *, ? , 22 years old, born in Warszawa and now living in the city of Yuzitce (?),
              He is son of Moszka and Chany Nee Szwarcman, Berenblat.

              With the spinster Sura Eta Pientkowski, 20 years old, born and living in Lublin,

               she is the daughter of Itcka Horen and Malki Nee Grynbaum.

              with the witnesses: Srula Glikman, 34 years old,

              and Borka Tuchman, 35 years old, both residing in Lublin.

               They declared that today, in the city of Lublin, was held the Marriage Ceremony of

              Abraham Berenblat and Sura Eta Pientkowski.

              Announcements about the marriage were held in the Synagogue of Yuzitce (?)
               on February 1,8,25 of this year,
               and in the Synagogue of Lublin on March 13(1), 20 (8), 27 (15) of this year.
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                 * Note: His hand signature in Russian: Abraham Berenblut.

                  (Translated  from Russian)

 

   In 2017, via the help of FindAGrave.com  I obtained photos of the matzeva of Avraham and Sara Berenblut

            Avraham  Berenblut  - Edmonton Federation Cemetery, Block U, Row 16, # 52                                                      Sara Berenblut - Block R, Row 29, # 30