Newman Harry Knopper

Newman Harry Knopper

Hebrew Name: Avrum Zvie

born 17 Aug 1899 Sambor, Galicia, Poland (now Sambir, Ukraine); or Jastkowice, Poland

drafted into the Polish army in 1916 at the age of 17

arrived Ellis Island 19 Jan 1921 via “New Rochelle” under name Joachima Neuman. Lists birthplace as Sambor Austria Poland.

New Rochelle 1

New Rochelle 2

Here is the "New Rochelle":

Click for more info on the New Rochelle, formerly the Hamburg.

Also note that Maurice Knopper (as "Moses Knopfer") arrived Ellis Island 8 years earlier, 8-12-1912, via the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II".

Kaiser Wilhelm II-1

Kaiser Wilhelm II-2

NHK's father, Israel Knopfer, stayed in Jastkowice, and owned a general store there until at least 1929. Click to see a business directory from 1929 listing this store (near top of 3rd column).

29 Dec 1921: “Declaration of Intention” document signed as Harry Bernard Newman.

Declaration of Intention

Marriage license dated Oct 18, 1925 signed as Harry B. Newman

Marriage License 1

Marriage License 2

10 Dec 1926: Affidavit listing Harry Bernard Newman “also known as Joachima Neuman”. Petition for Naturalization lists birthplace as Yastkowice, Poland. Lists emigration from Danzig (Gdansk, Poland) 15 Dec 1920.

Petition For Naturalization 1

Petition For Naturalization 2

US Citizenship 5 Apr 1927. At this time, changed name from Joachim Harry Newman to NHK. Petition of change of name signed as JHN. Oath of allegiance document signed as HBN.

Certificate of Naturalization

Oath of Allegiance

Order of Court Admitting Petitioner

Two other undated name change documents

JHN->NHK Name Change

Name Change with Court Seal

died August 29 1961 Detroit MI. Buried Livonia MI

Name: Newman Harry Knopper

Death Certificate 8-28-1961