Family:Louis Brautman and Bertha Littman (1)

Facts and Events
Residence[3] bet 1892 and 1893 Manhattan, New York City136 Ridge St
Marriage[1] 5 Jun 1892 Manhattan, New York City
Residence[4] bet 1901 and 1918 Manhattan, New York City87 Cannon St
Residence[5] bet 1920 and 1925 Manhattan, New York City1524 Madison Ave
Residence[6] bet 1930 and 1934 Bronx, New York City314 E. Tremont Ave
15 May 1893 Manhattan, NY
26 Apr 1957 Queens, NY
24 Jul 1897 Manhattan, NY
23 Oct 1902 Manhattan, NY

About Louis Brautman and Betty Littman

Louis and Betty 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 seven daughters, five of whom survived infancy: 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 Betty 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 68, and he died a couple years later at age 68.

Here is a map of places where they lived:

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  1. Certificate of Marriage, in City of New York, Department of Health, No. 6718, 5 Jun 1892, Primary quality.
    1892 marriage certificate
  2.   Elayne Hess, Cecile Chatt, Betty Shaffet. Brautman family recollections.
  3. The 136 Ridge St address (at Stanton, 1 block south of Houston and 2 blocks north of Delancey), was in a mostly Galizianer part of the Lower East Side. It is shown in their 1892 marriage certificate, and on the birth certificate of their first daughter Rachel in 1893.
  4. The 87 Cannon St address, at Delancey,a few blocks away from Ridge St in the Lower East Side (and now underneath the enlarged access ramp of the Williamsburg Bridge), is given on Louis' 1901 naturalization papers, and is still given in a 1918 telephone directory listing.
  5. The 1524 Madison Ave address was at 104th St, in what had become "Jewish Harlem" at that time. This shows up on the 1920 census, and in a 1925 telephone directory listing.
  6. The 314 Tremont Ave address in the Bronx shows up on Bertha's 1932 death certificate (and on Louis' 1934 death certificate?). (Does it also show on the 1930 census?)