An American Family History

Harry Jarmark

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.

Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, but was an independent city until January 1, 1898. It has the  same boundaries as Kings County

Harry Jarmark was born in September, 1875 in eastern Galicia on the San River in the Lwow district. His parents were Isidore (Itzig) Yarmark and Fanny (Frimet) Neger.

He married Helen Jarkow on December 3, 1899 in Brooklyn. She was born on May 16, 1878 in Russia and was the daughter of Bear Jarkow and Aidel Tishlel.

family photo
Ruth, Rose, Jack, Karl Yarmark
photo courtesy of Jennifer Weitzner

Harry and Helen's children were Philip Jarmark (1901), Jack Jarmark (1903), Sam Jarmark (1905), Max Jarmark (1906), Rose Jarmark (1907), Minnie Jarmark (1911), and Ruth Jarmark Newman (1916, married Joe Newman). Sam and Max died as infants. They were buried in Washington Cemetery with their grandparents.

In 1900, newlyweds Harry and Helen lived on Boerum Street and Harry was a cloak operator.

When his father died in 1915, Harry lived at 1672 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. His mother moved in with him after his death. On November 6, 1919 he was naturalized in Brooklyn. He was a tailor in 1920 he lived at 1621 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, New York.

At the time he died, he was living at 339 Neptune Avenue. His occupation on his death certificate was “dress pleater." He died on September 28, 1927 of acute cardiac dilation and was buried in Montifiore Cemetery.

In 1930 Helen, Rose and Ruth were living on West First Street in Brooklyn. Rose was working packing cigarettes.

Helen died in September, 1964.

Children of Isidore Yarmark
and Fanny Neger

  • Max Jahrmarkt
  • Goldie Glaser
  • Abraham Jarmark
  • Harry Jarmark
  • Hannah Ringler
  • Yetta Morrison
  • Between 1880 and World War I about 2,000,000 Yiddish-speaking, Ashkenazi Jews immigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States.



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