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1. Leibish/Louis M ALTER and his first wife Sarah MEISEL by whom he had five children and

2. Leibish/Louis M ALTER and his second wife Freida "Fanny" DRUKARSH by whom he had seven children.

Louis arrived at New York via Ellis Island, in August 1905. He was about 24. There are variations of his place of birth as Lvov, Lagov, Lukow in Poland, often shown as Poland/Russia. His departure to North America was from Trieste, Italy, one of the ports commonly used for passage. He probably had siblings in Canada prior to his arrival.

No records have been found of his or Sarah's entry to Canada, as overland rail, at that time, was not recorded. However, record does show birth of his first child, Issie Daniel (Ed), in 1907, to be in Toronto. So, possibly he arrived in Toronto and married Sarah between those dates, assuming he knew her already.  Louis and Sarah had five children (four survived).

After Sarah's death in Apr 1921, Louis remarried that July to Freida (Fanny) Drukarsh, who had immigrated to Toronto in Dec 1920. Louis and Freida had seven children, before his death in Aug 1944. Fanny lived to see nine grandchildren born before her death in Jul 1956.

Rubinoff-Naftolin families

Another branch of the tree are the Rubinoff-Naftolin families. Bill Gladstone wrote a wonderful family genealogy book entitled "One Hundred years in Canada: the Rubinoff-Naftolin Family Tree" which documents this branch of the tree and has been a main resource for adding them to the A-D connections.... The branch also extends into the United States.

I've been told that if a person's surname is Rubinoff or Naftolin, there's a connection! Over 2,000 entries are incorporated into the tree (and I've not finished adding).

Bowie families

An interesting connection discovered via a cousin's husband's lineage: The Bowie families. Immigrating from England, they primarily settled in Maryland as one of the prominent families of their day. Their roots trace back to the 12th Century. I hope to eventually add the stories found about the individuals as they are quite informative and entertaining. One primary source was "The Bowies & Their Kindred" written in 1899 by a Bowie family member.


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14 November 2016 - 10:09:59

Alter-Drukarsh connections 3.3.2
This family tree was last updated on 7 March 2018.
Individuals 28,803
Males 14,854
Females 13,924
Total surnames 6,187
Families 10,055
Earliest birth year 182 Eliza GIRAULT
Birth 14 February 182  Maryland, USA
Death 5 October 1858 (Age 1676)  Maryland, USA
Latest birth year 2017 This information is private and cannot be shown.
Earliest death year 1578 Richard POTYNGER Sr
Birth  West Berkshire, England
Death 1578  West Berkshire, England
Latest death year 2017 This information is private and cannot be shown.
Person who lived the longest 1,676 Eliza GIRAULT
Birth 14 February 182  Maryland, USA
Death 5 October 1858 (Age 1676)  Maryland, USA
Average age at death 66  
Family with the most children 15 Hon Reverdy JOHNSON + Mary Mackall BOWIE
Marriage 15 November 1819  Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA
Average number of children per family 1.96  
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