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An American Family History

Esther Swentoslawski Morrison Fisher

 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
Children of Moishe Swietoslawska and Pearl Kolsky
  • Mandel Miriam Swientoslawski
  • Dora Swientoslawski (Dorothy Morrison) Zagel
  • Getzel Swientoslawski (Theodore S. Morrison)
  • Simon Swientoslawski (Simon Sidney Morrison)
  • Malcha Swientoslawski (Mollie Morrison) Winefield
  • Isidore Swientoslawski Morrison
  • Esther Swientoslawski Morrison Fisher
  • Jacob (Jack, Jake) Swientoslawski Morrison
  • Rose Swientoslawski Morrison Rose
  • Elias Swientoslawski Morrison
  • Esther Swentoslawski Morrison Fisher was born about 1888 in Klodawa, Poland. She was the daughter of Moishe Swentoslawski and Pearl Kolsky.

    She maried Gustave Fisher. Esther's nephew, Ray Morrison, said he may have been in the necktie business. They had two children Paula Fisher Schuman and George Fisher.

    According to Paula, the family was brought to Los Angeles from Poland as an eleventh hour rescue before World War II and they lived in a building owned by her brother, Isidor and another Landsman named Isidor Silver.

    Gustave died in 1953 and Esther died in 1963.

    World War II was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The Allies (United States, British Commonwealth countries, and the Soviet Union) fought against the Axis (Germany, Japan and Italy).

    Klodawa is just north of Lodz in the Posnan or Posen province. Before World War I, Poland was a province of the Russian empire. 

    Between 1880 and World War I about 2,000,000 Yiddish-speaking, Ashkenazi Jews immigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States.