As far as I can tell my great grandfather on my fathers side was a man named Jacob. We know his last name was not Cooper but some longer derivation of that, maybe Cooperstock. I do not know his wife’s name. My grandfathers name was Abraham Jacob Cooper, but he was known always as Jacob. We believe he came to the United States somewhere around 1907 and he was approximately 18 years old having been born December 24,1889. He had a brother Ruevan who also came to the United States shortly after my Grandfather. I do believe my grandfather had other siblings who never came to the United States. We think they were sisters. We also believe he was born in the area now known as the Ukraine, maybe somewhere near Chernobyl. Back then it was a part of Poland so we think but his two native languages were Yiddish and he Russian. Family lore says he sailed out of the port of Odessa. We have not been able to find any ship manifest records showing his arrival in the U.S.or for that matter any immigration records either.
My grandmothers name on my fathers side was Pauline Sadoff. I don’t know the year that she arrived in the United States but I think it was after my grandfather in 1907. A
number of her siblings came to the U.S. the one we k either best was Uncle Benny but there was at least two other brothers who immigrated as well. We believe my grandmother was from Rumania. We have not been able to find ship manifests or immigration records about her arrival in the U.S.