Uncle Shmulkie, Uncle Max, Great Grandpa Isser and Zehde (Jacob Cuppel Reznik)
Bruce let us know a bit about Isser and his life here on the Lower East Side:
I think Isser had 9 brothers and sisters and they all stayed inThis tantalizing bit of history piqued my interest. Who was Isser Reznik, a man who lived and worked mere steps away from where I now sit? Stay tuned for the next installment of this series, The History Detective, as I discover why Isser remains largely absent from the documentary trail.
Palestineexcept Isser who came to the . I think they originally came from US . The family had loads of money and invested it in oil during the early 1900's. Unfortunately they lost it all. I have a copy of an entry in the "Who's Who of American Jewry" at the time and it tells a little about him. I know Grandpa Reznik did some designs for the materials they sold in the store. He had patents for them and I remember him showing them to me. Unfortunately, [his son] threw them out. Isser had 2 wives-Zelda Rivkah Reznik (died 1/18/1927). and Sabrina Reznik (11/14/1881-11/11/1967). Isser died on 3/11/1944. Russia
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