Samuel Sacofsky/Sackett

(1879-1973)
FatherLouis Sacofsky (1848-1921)
MotherRose/Florence Frankel (1852-)
Samull Sacofsky, also known by his Hebrew given names Nachem Simon, son of Louis Sacofsky and Rose/Florence Frankel, was born in Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipro, Ukraine), RussiaG, on 15 October 1879.1,2,3,4 He changed his name to Samuel Sackett after immigrating to the United States. He died aged 93 in New Haven, ConnecticutG, on 23 July 19735,6 and was buried at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, FairfieldG.7 He married first in about 1902, Rebecca Lipsher.8 Rebecca was born in Kiev, RussiaG, on 10 May 1885.9 She had immigrated from Russia in the early 1890s.1 She died aged 40 on 20 January 1926 and was buried at the Congregation B'Nai Israel Cemetery, FairfieldG.10 He married second in about 1931, Lena ___.11
     Samuel immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine (then in Russia), arriving at New York CityG from Bremen, Germany, on the ship Shalet on 15 June 1896.12
     In 1900 Samuel was living at Watkins Street, Brooklyn, New York CityG, in the household of his parents Louis and Rose, and was recorded in the census as Samuel Sacofsky, a tailor, aged 21 and born in Russia.13
     Samuel removed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, by 1907, when he was listed in the Bridgeport City Directory as a tailor. In 1908 he was a partner in the firm of Sackett Bros (Myer, Harry, Harris and Samuel Sacofsky), tailors, trading at 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main, BridgeportG. Samuel was living with his parents at 56 Highland Avenue. In 1910 he also operated a clothes cleaning business from his home at 2008 Main. He was listed in the directory under both Sacofsky and Sackett.14
     In 1910 he was living at Main Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded as Samuel Sackett, a tailor, head of household, aged 31. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 25, and their children, Helen, 6, and Theodore, aged four.15
     In 1913 Sackett Brothers, clothing manufacturers and tailors, now comprising Harris, Harry, and Samuel, had premises at 983 State, BridgeportG. Samuel was living at 44 Highland Avenue with his brothers Harris and Harry. In 1914 Samuel and his brother Harry were in business as grocers at 666 Harral Avenue, Bridgeport. Samuel was listed as a tailor in 1919, living at 1533 Stratford Avenue, and from 1920 living at 430 Connecticut Avenue.14
     Samuel completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 38, and was living at 791 Lindley Street, BridgeportG with his wife Rebecca. He was employed as a tailor.16
     Samuel became a naturalized US citizen by grant of the Fairfield County Superior Court at Bridgeport on 24 September 1918, having declared his intention to become a US citizen on 18 September 1914. In 1918 he was living at 791 Lindley Street, BridgeportG with his wife Rebecca and their children, Helen and Sidney. Samuel's brother Harry petitioned at the same court. Their brother Myer was a witness to the petitions.17
     In 1920 he was living at Connecticut Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded as Samuel Sackett, a gentlemens tailor, head of household, aged 41. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 34, and their children, Helen, 17, and Sidney, aged seven. There were two male boarders in the household including Carl Mayer who was to marry Samuel's daughter Helen.18
     In 1930 he was living at Lake Street, Stratford, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of his daughter Helen and son-in-law Carl, and was recorded as Samuel Sackett, a tailor, a widower, aged 46. His other children, Sidney, 17, and Herbert, aged nine, were living with him.19
     In 1932 Samuel was living at 966 Stratford Avenue, BridgeportG with his second wife Lena.14
     Samuel completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was a self-employed tailor, aged 61 [actually 62], living at 69 Cameron Street, Torrington, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG.20

Children of Samuel Sacofsky/Sackett and Rebecca Lipsher

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Draft.
  3. Death record.
  4. Referred to as Nachem Simon on daughter Helen's burial record.
  5. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Samuel Sackett, b. Oct 15, 1879, d. Jul, 1973, SSN 041-24-3411 issued CT, residence New Haven, Connecticut, 06519, county New Haven."
  6. "Connecticut Death Index 1949–2012", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Samue [sic], widowed, res. New Haven, Connecticut, d. New Haven, 23 Jul 1973, aged 93, spouse Rebe [sic]."
  7. "JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Samuel, b. 15 Oct 1879, d. 23 Jul 1973, bur. Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery, Blackrock Avenue, Fairfield, Connecticut, plot A11, father Isaac Lev."
  8. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  9. Samuel Sackett naturalization papers.
  10. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 16:194, Inscription, Cong. B'Nai Israel Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Rebecca, died Jan 20, 1926, age 40."
  11. Bridgeport Directory.
  12. Naturalization papers.
  13. 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]
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1907, "Sacofsky, Samuel tailor emp 780 Broad h 56 Highland av."; 1908, "Sackett Bros (Myer, Harry, Harris and Samuel Sacofsky) tailors 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main.", "Sacofsky, Samuel (Sackett Bros) 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main h 56 Highland av."; 1910, "Sackett, Samuel (Samuel Sacofsky) tailor 2008 Main h do.", "Sackett, Samuel (Samuel Sacofsky) tailor 2008 Main h do.", "Tailors and Clothes Cleaners. Sackett, Samuel 2008 Main."; 1913, "Sackett Bros (Harris, Harry and Samuel Sackett) tailors 983 State.", "Sackett Samuel (Sackett Bros) 983 State h 44 Highland av.", "Clothing Mfrs. Tailors. Sackett Bros 983 State."; 1914, "Sackett Bros (Harry and Samuel Sackett) grocers 666 Harral av.", "Sackett Samuel (Sackett Bros) 666 Harral av h 664 do."; 1916, "Sackett Samuel h 664 Harral av."; 1918, "Sackett Samuel emp RA&ACo h 791 Lindley."; 1919, "Sackett Samuel M tailor h 1533 Stratford av."; 1920, 1921, "Sackett Samuel tailor h 430 Connecticut av."; 1932, "Sackett Samuel (Lena) tailor h 966 Stratford av."
  15. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_128; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 1374141
    Main Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Apr 1910
    Sackett, Samuel, head, 31, m1. 8y, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1896, alien, tailor, home rented
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 25, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1890
    Sackett, Theodore, son, 4, b. CT, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish
    Sackett, Hellen, son [sic], 6, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish.
  16. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Bridgeport City no 4, Connecticut. Roll 1561882. Draft Board 4.
    "Serial 1606, order A3214, Samuel Sackett, of 791 Lindley Street, Bridgeport, CT, age 38, b. 15 Oct 1879 Russia, declared alien, filer [sic: tailor?], Remington, tall, med build, grey eyes, bald with some dark brown hair, no disabilities, wife Rebecca Sackett, of 791 Lindley St. Reg Bridgeport, Conn, 12 Sep 1918."
  17. "Connecticut, Federal Naturalization Records, 1790–1996", digital image, Ancestry.com, Declaration of Intention 18 Sep 1914; Petition for Naturalization 16 Mar 1918; Oath of Allegiance 24 Sep 1918; Certificate of Citizenship 24 Sep 1918.
  18. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_176; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 84
    Connecticut Ave, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 10 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Samuel, head, home owned on mortgage, 41, married, immigrated 1895, naturalized 1917, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, tailor, gentlemens
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 34, immigrated 1892, naturalized, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Helen, dau, 17, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Sidney A, son, 7, b. CT, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Mayer, Carol [sic: Carl], boarder, male, 24, b. Germany, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, chauffeur
    Rosenblun, Harry, roomer, 26, b. Austria, father b. Austria, mother b. Austria, laborer, factory.
  19. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 27A; Enumeration District: 0216; FHL microfilm: 2339995
    Lake St, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 24 Apr 1930
    Mayer, Carl, head, home rented $30 pm, 34, m. at 31, b. Germany, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, immigrated 1913, naturalized, proprietor, garage
    Mayer, Helen, wife, 25, m. at 22, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Mayer, Richard, son, 2 6/12, b. CT, father b. Germany, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Samuel, father-in-law, 46, wd, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1900, naturalized, tailor, tailor shop
    Sackett, Herbert, brother-in-law, 9, b. CT, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Sidney, brother-in-law, 17, b. CT, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia.
  20. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial no. U3433, Samuel Sackett, 69 Cameron St, Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn, age 61, b. Russia, 15 Oct 1880, contact Joseph Silverman, 69 Cameron St, self-employed tailor at 6 East Main St, Torrington, race white, ht 5' 11", wt 168, eyes blue, hair gray, bald, complexion light, no marks. Reg Torrington 27 Apr 1942."
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Last Edited13 July 2018