Moses Shakett/Sackett

(c 1832-1897)
Moses Shakett/Sackett was born in PolandG in about 1832.1 He died in Cook County, IllinoisG, on 30 January 1897 and was buried at the Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IllinoisG.2 He married in PolandG in about 1860, Lena Bowman.3 Lena was born in PolandG in about 1837.1 Moses and Lena divorced in 1889.
     Moses, his wife Leah, and their children, Yolly, Marks, Sarah, Joseph, Rebecca, and Benjamin, immigrated to the United States in 1879, arriving in New York CityG from Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 15 December 1879 on the SS Maas.4
     In 1880 Moses was living at Hester Street, New York CityG, and was recorded in the census as Moses Shachett, a tailor, aged 48 and born in Poland. Living with him were his wife Leah, 43, and their children, Polly, 18, Marx, 10, Joseph, 5, Sarah, 8, Rebecca, 3, Benjamin, 2, and John, aged four months.5
     Moses and Lena moved to Dallas, Texas, in the early 1880s but separated some time before 1888, by when Moses had moved to Chicago. Lena remained in Dallas and established a dry goods retail business to support herself and her children.6
     Moses became a naturalized US citizen on 27 September 1888.7

Children of Moses Shakett/Sackett and Lena Bowman

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. "Cook County, Illinois, Death Index 1908–1988", database, Ancestry.com, "Sachet, Moses M, d. Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 30 Jan 1897, age 63, tailor, married, cemetery Waldheim."
  3. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  4. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", digital image, Ancestry.com, "SS Maas, arr. New York, 15 Dec 1879, from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Moses Shakett, 49, tailor, Leah Shakett, 43, Yolly Shakett, 15, Marks Shakett, 9, Sarah Shakett, 7, Joseph Shakett, 5, Rebecca Shakett, 3, Benjamin Shakett, 10 months, all of England, all intending to become US inhabitants, steerage class."
  5. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 873; Page: 212D; Enumeration District: 147
    Hester Street, New York City, New York, 7 Jun 1880
    Shachett, Moses, 48, tailor, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Leah, 43, wife, keeping house, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Polly, 18, dau, tailoress, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Marx, 10, son, school, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Joseph, 5, son, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Sarah, 8, dau, school, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Rebecca, 3, dau, b. England, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Benjamin, 2, son, b. England, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, John, 4/12, son, b. NY, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland.
  6. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Dallas City Directory, 1888, "Sackett Lena (Mrs. Moses), clothing, boots, shoes, notions, 1338 Elm bt H. & T. C. Ry, Hawkins, r. same."; 1889, "Sackett Lena (Mrs. Moses), dry goods, notions, 1314 Elm bt Preston, H. & T. C. Ry, r. same."; 1891, "Sackett Lena (Mrs. Moses), dry goods, notions, 564 Elm, r. same."; 1905, "Sackett Lena Mrs., dry goods, 724 Elm, r. same."; 1906, "Sackett Lena (wid Moses), dry goods, 688 Elm, r. same."
  7. "U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791–1992", digital image, Ancestry.com, "S-230, Sackett, Moses, Court Order only, Superior Court, Cook Co, Ill, country of birth or allegiance Russia, date of naturalization 27 Sep 1888."
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