Joseph Herincover and Shifra Wiesenthal
At the turn of the last century, life was hard in Galati, Romania. Although his brothers and their families were content to remain there, Joseph Harincover decided to move his family to America. His wife was Shifra Wiesenthal, and their children were Mary, Golde, Lazar, and Sadie.
In 1902, Joseph, Lazar and Mary made the transatlantic trip to Toronto, Canada. His wife and the other two children followed later.
But the family wasn't without kindred in the new country. Shifra convinced her sister, Rifka, to also come to Canada. Toronto offered opportunities for better jobs and lives, so both families settled there.
Joseph and Shifra were married in Romania, and all their children were born there.
Joseph emigrated to Canada in 1902 with his son Lazar and oldest daughter Mary. Shifra and the other two daughters Golde and Sadie followed later.
In 1920, Shifra died. Two years later, Joseph married her widowed sister, Rifka. They did not have any other children.
Joseph died in 1945, and Rifka died in 1950.
Joseph and Shifra's children:
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