Louis Sacofsky

(1848-1921)
FatherEliezer Sacofsky
Louis Sacofsky, also known by his Hebrew given names Isaac Lev, son of Eliezer Sacofsky, was born in RussiaG in January 1848.1,2 He died aged 73 in ConnecticutG, on 11 July 1921 and was buried at the Jewish Cemetery (Agudas Achim), Fairfield, ConnecticutG.3,4 He married in RussiaG in about 1870, Rose/Florence Frankel.1 She was born in RussiaG in March 1852.1
     Louis and Rose and most of their children immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1896, following their son Myer's immigration in 1895.1
     In 1900 Louis was living at Watkins Street, Brooklyn, New York CityG, and was recorded in the census as Louis Sacofsky, a tailor, head of household, aged 52 and born in Russia. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Rosa, 48, and their children, Samuel, 21, Harris, 19, Lilly, 16, and Jessie, aged seven.5
     Louis was listed in the Brooklyn, New York, City Directory in 1903. He was a tailor, living at 318 Stone Avenue, BrooklynG.6
     In 1905 he was living at Stone Avenue, Brooklyn, New York CityG, and was recorded as Louis Sacofsky, a tailor, head of household, aged 56. Living with him were his wife "Eva" (presumably an enumeration error for Rosa), 53, and their children, Harry, 20, Lillie, 18, and Jessie, aged eleven.7
     Louis removed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, by 1907. He was listed in the Bridgeport City Directories from 1907 to 1910 as the proprietor of a real estate business. He was living at 56 Highland Avenue, BridgeportG.8
     In 1910 he was living at 56 Highland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded as Louis Sackett, a self-employed tailor, head of household, aged 60. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Rose, 58, and their daughter Lillian, aged 22. Louis and Rose's son Harry was living next door with his wife Gussie.9
     In 1913 he was listed as a tailor and real estate proprietor. In 1919–21 he was living at 216 James Street, BridgeportG.10
     It would appear that Louis retained his Sacofsky surname throughout his lifetime, while his children changed to Sackett. Although Louis was listed as Sackett in the 1910 census, city directory listings up to the date of his death in 1921 were in the name of Sacofsky.

Children of Louis Sacofsky and Rose/Florence Frankel

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Referred to as Isaac Lev on son Samuel's burial record.
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 407:10, Inscription, Jewish Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, "Sacofsky, Louis, July 11, 1921."
  4. "JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry", database, Ancestry.com, "Louis Sacofsky, d. 11 Jul 1921, father Eliezer, bur. plot L15, Agudas Achim Cemetery, Reid Street, Fairfield, Connecticut."
  5. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1065; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 0480; FHL microfilm: 1241065
    Watkins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 13 Jun 1900
    Sacofsky, Louis, head, b. Jan 1848, 52, m. 29y, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor, home rented
    Sacofsky, Rosa, wife, b. Mar 1852, 48, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ
    Sacofsky, Samuel, son, b. Jan 1879, 21, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor
    Sacofsky, Harris, son, b. Mar 1881, 19, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor
    Sacofsky, Lilly, dau, b. Nov 1883, 16, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailoress
    Sacofsky, Jessie, dau, b. Nov 1892, 7, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailoress. [sic]
    [Jessie's birth date and age appear to be in error; all other records indicate she was born in 1894]
  6. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1903, "Tailors. Sacofsky, Louis, r 318 Stone av."
  7. 1905 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: A.D. 21 E.D. 12; City: Brooklyn; County: Kings
    Stone Avenue, Brooklyn
    Sacofsky, Louis, head, 56, b. Russia, tailor
    Sacofsky, Eva [sic], wife, 53, b. Russia, housework
    Sacofsky, Harry, son, 20, b. Russia, tailor
    Sacofsky, Lillie, dau, 18, b. Russia, seamstress
    Sacofsky, Jessie, dau, 11, b. Russia, to school.
  8. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1907, 1908, 1910, "Sacofsky, Louis real estate h 56 Highland av."; 1913, "Sackofsky [sic] Louis tailor and real estate h 56 Highland av."; 1919, 1921, "Sacofsky Louis real estate h 216 James."
  9. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_128; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1374141
    56 Highland Ave, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 23 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Louis, head, 60, m. 39y, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1896, language Yiddish, taylor, own income, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Rose, wife, 58, m. 39y, 8 ch, 7 living, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1896, language Yiddish
    Sackett, Lillian, dau, 22, single, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1896, language English, corset stitcher, employee
    [Next door to Harry Sackett].
  10. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1907, 1908, 1910, "Sacofsky, Louis real estate h 56 Highland av."; 1913, "Sackofsky [sic] Louis tailor and real estate h 56 Highland av."; 1919, 1920, 1921, "Sacofsky Louis real estate h 216 James."
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