|Origin of the surname Schnall|
The family name SCHNALL is German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) and a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buckles; Middle High German Snalle, German Schnalle.
|My Schnall ancestors|
Moses Schnall aka "Meschel Schmall" was born
most likely in Austria in the mid 1850's. He married
Endlich aka "Ida", "Anna" or "Hannah." She is the daughter of
Mendel Endlich and Bella. Their names can be referenced on New York
City Marriage Records for 5 of their children as linked below.
Dora Schnall - born abt. 1879 in Austria.
1. Yetta Schnall - born Aug 25, 1908
Dora Schnall, daughter of Moses and Chaya was born in Austria abt. 1879. She married Harry Greenberg around 1899/1900 - there are conflicting sources of their exact marriage date. Harry would have come to America with his parents in 1892. He was a saloon keeper and spoke 5 languages fluently according to family tradition.
In 1920, the census image below shows the following in their household:
The 1930 census in Brooklyn found by Rebecca Gorlin provides some additional interesting information on his family. In that year it shows both Harry and Dora as being 50 years old and age 20 when they were married. Harry was listed as being a proprietor of a restaurant; Max was 20 and a helper in the restaurant; Beatrice was 18 and worked in a millinery, ladies' hats; and Herbert was 13 and in school. Harry and Dora could read and write, and speak English, and were listed as naturalized. It also shows Dora's immigration year as 1892. Both came from Austria and Yiddish was their mother tongue. Harry died on November 11, 1939 in Brooklyn . Dora died on April 30, 1950 in Brooklyn. Both are buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery along with daughters Henrietta and Mildred.
Harry and Dora had the following children :
Abrahm Lewis (Al) Greenberg - born on February 16, 1901.
|Henrietta Greenberg, daughter of Harry and Dora was born in 1910. She married Bertram Fishman around 1928. Henrietta died in 1939 in Miami, Florida.|
This page was created on 12/21/2017 and last updated on 01/05/2018
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