You can see my great grandparents Samuel and Sarah Schantz as they looked like 80 years ago in 1920, in New York City in New York State in the United States, both at age 55. No words could ever fully describe or replace the images you see now. Could you ever imagine that the photographer or that my great grandparents would ever believe that their images would get seen 80 years later by you on the internet? I only wish I had the pictures of their parents, but I do know their names. Well here you can find their story which begins now.
 
 



Samuel Schantz, born July 2, 1865 in Dobromil, Galicia, Austria of his parents (My great great grandparents) Menachem Mendel Schancz and Jennie Schancz (nee Gold) and they came from Dobromil born there around 1830. They also had a daughter Esther, the sister of Samuel, born around 1865 in Dobromil and died between 1883 and 1891 in her 20's after marrying Leon Isser and having their son Elia on Feb 12, 1883. I currently have research going to see if Menachem Mendel Schancz had three brothers Louis, Jacob, and Hersh, also born in Dobromil around 1830. Please note that I also have a grandfather named Menachem Mendel Schantz.

Sarah Greenstein Schantz born January 4, 1865 in Munkacs, Hungary of her parents (my great great grandparents) Abraham Greenstein and Golda Greenstein (nee Mirel) born in Munkacs, Hungary around 1830. They also had a son William Greenstein, the brother of Sarah.

Samuel and Sarah married in Munkacs, Hungary in 1885. They had 7 children Abraham (1900), Menachem Mendel (Max) (1893), Anna (1886), Frieda (1895), Miriam (1897), Helen (1889) and Esther (1891).

Samuel Schantz ran the train station of Munkacs, Hungary from 1885 until 1905, when he left for the United States and arrived in New York City to establish himself and earn money to send for his wife and the rest of his family who arrived on June 24, 1907 disembarking from the SS Livonia and then lived at 13 Clinton Street in Manhattan. Two daughters had previously arrived in 1904. Samuel and Sarah and most of their children lived at 98 Cannon Street on the lower East Side of Manhattan from Oct. 1907 through at least April 1910. They lived at 358 East 8th Street in Manhattan from 1913. They moved to 918 Sutter Avenue in the East New York Section of Brooklyn, NY in Sept. 1919. You can see a picture of the current railroad station of the former Munkacs, Hungary now known as Mukachevo, Ukraine.
 
 


 
 

Take a look at an Austrian 10 Kreuzer silver coin that I own dated 1828.


The death certificate of Samuel Schantz which reveals
other important information about him.


 
 

The death certificate of Sarah Schantz which reveals
other important information about her.




Thanks to the Archives in Ukraine whom I wrote to in order to obtain information. The archives provided this information about my grandfather Menachem Mendel (Max) (Manny) Schantz and my great aunt Hani (Chaje) (Anna) Schantz both born in Munkacs, Hungary. Both Samuel and Zanvil refer to the same person, namely Samuel. Both Szurel and Szuri refer to the same person namely Sarah. The place born in refers to the birthplace of the father. Note the original spelling of the Surname: Schancz.

Birth date   name of child      father                    born in          mother

10/7/1893  Menachem          Zanvil Schancz      Dombromil    Grunstein, Szurel

9/28/1886  Hani (Chaje)        Samuel Schancz    Dombromil    Grunstein, Szuri
 
 

Take a look at my grandfather Menachem Mendel (Max) (Manny) Schantz taken in Brooklyn, New York sometime in 1936.




See the picture of my great uncle Abraham Schantz born in 1900 in Munkacs, Hungary. He helped run the Goldine Hat Company in Manhattan, New York with my grandfather Manny Schantz and their brother in law Morris Axelrod. They began the company in 1930 during the depression and the company lasted to the early 1960's.



The Birth Certificate of Esther Schantz, born May 22, 1891 in Munkacs, Hungary (now Mukachevo, Ukraine), the daughter and one of 7 children of Samuel and Sarah Schantz proving my family existence in Munkacs, Hungary.
 
 

 

I recently had a pocket watch made. Take a look at this. I find it a good way to recall my great grandparents.
 
 

 

Do you have ancestors that came from Dobromil? Have you obtained a census, birth, marriage or death certificate? Please send me email telling me where you obtained this record. If you don't have ancestors in Dobromil but if you do research Galicia, Austria, or Eastern Europe and if you know where records for Dobromil between the years 1800 and 1885 exist please tell me and send email.
 

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 You can view the Schantz Family Tree at Rootsweb.

 You can view the Schantz Family Tree at Genweb.
 
 

 Take a look at a map of Dobromil where my great great grandparents and my great grandfather and my great great aunt came from in the 19th century.


 
 

Descendants of Max Schantz
 
 

Generation No. 1

1. MAX1 SCHANTZ was born Bet. 1830 - 1845 in Dobromil, Galicia, Austria, and died Bet. 1880 - 1890 in Dobromil, Galicia, Austria. He married JENNIE GOLD 1864 in Dobromil, Galicia, Austria.

Children of MAX SCHANTZ and JENNIE GOLD are:

2. i. SAMUEL ZANVIL2 SCHANTZ, b. July 02, 1865, Dobromil, Galicia, Austria; d. July 10, 1927, Brooklyn, New York.

ii. ESTHER SCHANTZ, b. Dobromil, Galicia, Austria; d. Dobromil, Galicia, Austria; m. LEON ISSER.
 
 

Generation No. 2

2. SAMUEL ZANVIL2 SCHANTZ (MAX1) was born July 02, 1865 in Dobromil, Galicia, Austria, and died July 10, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He married SARAH GREENSTEIN 1885 in Munkacs,Hungary, daughter of ABRAHAM GREENSTEIN and GOLDA MIREL.

More About SAMUEL ZANVIL SCHANTZ:

Burial: July 10, 1927, Montefiore Cemetary

Immigration: 1903, From Munkacs, Hungary to New York City, New York

Nationality: Austrian

Occupation 1: 1927, Clothes Presser in NY City

Occupation 2: Bet. 1885 - 1903, Railroad Stationmaster Munkacs, Hungary

Religion: Jewish

Residence 1: May 17, 1904, 342 East 8th Street New York, New York

Residence 2: June 23, 1907, 13 Clinton Street New York, New York

Residence 3: October 22, 1907, 98 Cannon Street New York, New York

Residence 4: November 16, 1913, 358 East 8th Street New York, New York

Residence 5: September 01, 1919, 918 Sutter Avenue Brooklyn, New York

More About SARAH GREENSTEIN:

Immigration: June 24, 1907, From Munkacs, Hungary to New York City, New York on the SS Livonia

Nationality: Hungarian

Religion: Jewish

Residence 1: June 23, 1907, 13 Clinton Street New York, New York

Residence 2: October 22, 1907, 98 Cannon Street New York, New York

Residence 3: November 16, 1913, 358 East 8th Street New York, New York

Residence 4: September 01, 1919, 918 Sutter Avenue Brooklyn, New York

Children of SAMUEL SCHANTZ and SARAH GREENSTEIN are:

3. i. MAX3 SCHANTZ, b. October 07, 1893, Munkacs, Hungary; d. November 25, 1968, Plainview, New York.

4. ii. ABRAHAM SCHANTZ, b. May 01, 1900, Munkacs, Hungary; d. August 20, 1955, Brooklyn, New York.

5. iii. ANNA SCHANTZ, b. September 28, 1886, Munkacs, Hungary; d. 1974, Brooklyn, New York.

iv. HELEN SCHANTZ, b. March 31, 1890, Munkacs, Hungary; m. MORRIS AXELROD.

v. FRIEDA SCHANTZ, b. 1895, Munkacs, Hungary; m. DAVE KATZ.

6. vi. ESTHER SCHANTZ, b. April 21, 1891, Munkacs, Hungary.

vii. MIRIAM SCHANTZ, b. 1897, Munkacs, Hungary; m. MURRAY MARDER.
 
 

Generation No. 3

3. MAX3 SCHANTZ (SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born October 07, 1893 in Munkacs, Hungary, and died November 25, 1968 in Plainview, New York. He married ETHEL FRIEDMAN July 21, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of ISIDORE FRIEDMAN and EVA ETTINGER.

More About MAX SCHANTZ:

Burial: November 25, 1968, New Montefiore Cemetary

Immigration: June 23, 1907, From Munkacs, Hungary to New York City, New York on the SS Livonia

Namesake: Named after his grandfather Menachem Mendel Schancz

Nationality: Hungarian

Naturalization: Unknown date

Occupation: Milliner part owner Goldine Hat Company Inc. 1933

Religion: Jewish

Residence 1: Bet. 1960 - 1968, Deauville Apartments Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1942 - 1960, 4491 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Children of MAX SCHANTZ and ETHEL FRIEDMAN are:

7. i. PHYLLIS4 SCHANTZ, b. April 06, 1922, Brooklyn, New York.

8. ii. CLAIRE SCHANTZ.

4. ABRAHAM3 SCHANTZ (SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born May 01, 1900 in Munkacs, Hungary, and died August 20, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. He married NATALIE RUSHFELD June 03, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York.

More About ABRAHAM SCHANTZ:

Immigration: June 23, 1907, From Munkacs, Hungary to New York City, New York

Nationality: Hungarian

Naturalization: November 23, 1937, US District Eastern District

Religion: Jewish

Children of ABRAHAM SCHANTZ and NATALIE RUSHFELD are:

9. i. SHELDON4 SCHANTZ, b. May 13, 1937.

ii. DORIS SCHANTZ, b. July 13, 1932.

5. ANNA3 SCHANTZ (SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born September 28, 1886 in Munkacs, Hungary, and died 1974 in Brooklyn, New York. She married ELIAS ISSER October 22, 1907 in Manhattan, New York, son of LEON ISSER and ESTHER SCHANTZ.

More About ELIAS ISSER:

Date born 2: February 12, 1883

Children of ANNA SCHANTZ and ELIAS ISSER are:

i. LILLIAN4 ISSER.

ii. GERTRUDE ISSER.

iii. ABRAHAM ISSER.

6. ESTHER3 SCHANTZ (SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born April 21, 1891 in Munkacs, Hungary. She married LEO GOTTESMAN.

Children of ESTHER SCHANTZ and LEO GOTTESMAN are:

i. AARON4 GOTTESMAN.

ii. NATHANIEL GOTTESMAN.

iii. CHARLOTTE GOTTESMAN.
 
 

Generation No. 4

7. PHYLLIS4 SCHANTZ (MAX3, SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born April 06, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. She married SEYMOUR BAER 1946 in New York, New York, son of LEON BAER and ROSE BROCKMAN.

Children of PHYLLIS SCHANTZ and SEYMOUR BAER are:

i. DENNIS5 BAER, b. December 12, 1949, Brooklyn, New York.

ii. BARRY BAER, b. May 21, 1955, Brooklyn, New York.

8. CLAIRE4 SCHANTZ (MAX3, SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1). She married HAROLD GROSNASS, son of MORRIS GROSNASS and ELIZABETH.

Children of CLAIRE SCHANTZ and HAROLD GROSNASS are:

10. i. STEPHEN5 GROSNASS.

11. ii. ROCHELLE GROSNASS, b. September 1952, Brooklyn, New York; d. November 1998, California.

iii. ELLEN GROSNASS, m. JONATHAN.

9. SHELDON4 SCHANTZ (ABRAHAM3, SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born May 13, 1937. He married RHODA.

Child of SHELDON SCHANTZ and RHODA is:

i. ALAN5 SCHANTZ.

Generation No. 5

10. STEPHEN5GROSNASS (CLAIRE4 SCHANTZ, MAX3, SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1). He married MARY in Long Island, New York.

Child of STEPHEN GROSNASS and MARY is:

i. ROBERT6.

11. ROCHELLE5 GROSNASS (CLAIRE4 SCHANTZ, MAX3, SAMUEL ZANVIL2, MAX1) was born September 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, and died November 1998 in California. She married PHILIP LINDENAUER in Long Island, New York.

Children of ROCHELLE GROSNASS and PHILIP LINDENAUER are:

i. HEATHER6 LINDENAUER.

ii. MARLEE LINDENAUER.


 

Friends of Schantz

Krista                                                       Phyllis Baer

The Late Claire Grosnass
Louis Schonfeld                                     Anthony Cimorelli 

Lila Clay                                                Barbara Parker
Sheldon Schantz                                     Jordan Auslander
The late Paul Petersen                            The late Sandra Meyers
The late Shelly Grosnass                         The late Dr. Nathaniel Gottesman
Rabbi Marmorstein                                 Rhoda Miller
Richard Gelbke                                       Jim Garrity
Donna Burkie                                         Linda Cohen
The late Manny Schantz                         Susan Swiggum
Patty Mac                                              Holice B. Young
Marc Polster                                          Alexander Pogoida
Kahlile Mehr                                          Orin Kennedy
Susanne M. Saether                                Felix Game
Laurence Krupnak                                  Arthur Kurzweil
Phyllis Blumenthal
 

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