m. 5 Jun 1892 Manhattan, New York City
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About Louis Brautman and Bertha Littman
Louis and Bertha met in New York City, where they were both young immigrants, and married in 1892. The family lived in mostly Galician neighborhoods in the Lower East Side from at least 1892 until nearly 1920, when they moved to "Jewish Harlem" (Madison & 102nd St). Between 1893 and 1904, they had five daughters: Rachel, Fanny, Hannah, Nina, and Celia. Hannah and Celia both died as young women, predeceasing their parents. German (not Yiddish) was the native language in the home, though Bertha pushed everyone to learn English. The family was very religious, and even declared one daughter (Hannah) "dead" when she married out of the faith. Louis was a tinsmith and ran a hardware store. Later in the 1920s, they moved to the Bronx. She died in 1932 at age 62, and he died a couple years later at age 68.
Here is a map of places where they lived: