An American Family History

Golde Yarmark Glaser

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Golde (Goldie) Yarmark Glaser was born in eastern Galicia on the San River in the Lwow district about 1860. Her parents were Isidore (Itzig) Yarmark and Fanny (Frimet) Neger.

Golde married Morris Glaser on August 30, 1887 in Galicia. Morris was born about 1854 in Austria.

Golde and Morris' children were Jacob Glaser (1878), Reisel Glaser (1884), Malke Glaser (1889), Benjamin (Baruch) Glaser (1891), Alex Glaser (1898), and Isadore Glaser (1901). The older children may have been from an earlier marriage.

Golde arrived in the United States on June 3, 1895 on the ship Taormina from Hamburg. She was with her 17 year old son Jacob, 11 year old daughter Reisel, 8 year old daughter Malke, and 4 year old son Baruch. They had two trunks and a bundle.

At the time of the 1910 census they were living on 4th Street in Brooklyn. The household consisted of Morris age 55, Goldie age 48, Ben age 19 and Alex age 12. Morris was working as a carpenter building houses and the census indicated that Ben was born in Russia. He was working as a bookkeeper. Golde had given birth to 8 children, 6 of whom were alive. She was not literate.

In 1915 when her father died she lived at 1837 Sterling Place in Brooklyn.

In 1920 they were still in Brooklyn on Ross Street. Morris was the proprietor of a grocery store. The household consisted of Morris age 66, Goldie age 6 and Isadore age 19.

Golde died on September 21, 1928 in New York and Morris followed on March 16, 1930.

Children of Isidore Yarmark
and Fanny Neger

  • Max Jahrmarkt
  • Goldie Glaser
  • Abraham Jarmark
  • Harry Jarmark
  • Hannah Ringler
  • Yetta Morrison
  • Galicia is in east central Europe between Poland and the Ukraine. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna ceded Galacia to Austria. From 1873, Galicia was an autonomous province of Austria-Hungary with Polish, Ukrainian and Ruthenin as official languages. From the 1880s to the World War I, a mass emigration from Galacia occurred.