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ASIMOV, Isaac

ASIMOV, Isaac[1]

Male 1920 - 1992  (71 years)

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  • Name ASIMOV, Isaac 
    Born 2 Jan 1920  Petrovichi, Russian SFSR, 10 miles East of Belorussian SSR border (near Smolensk) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 13 Feb 1923  From Petrovichi, USSR, to Ellis Island, NYC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation author, biochemist Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1992  [4
    Notes 
    • Too much to tell. Read the books!
      Also:
      He arrived in the U.S. with his parents and younger sister, Marcia, in Feb. 1923 when he was about 3 years old. The USS Baltic departed from Liverpool and landed at Ellis Island. Although his father's written recollections say they arrived on Feb 3 and were allowed to leave the ship on Feb 7, the records from ellisisland.org, which has the original ship's manifest, say they arrived on Feb. 13, 1923.

      The manifest of the Baltic (arriving from Liverpool) lists the family as follows: Juda, Hana Rochel, Aisik & Manis Asimy. It says they are from Petrowitschi.

      Here's a bit about the ship:
      BALTIC 1903
      The BALTIC was a 23,876 gross ton ship built in 1903 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the White Star Line. Her details were - length 709.2ft x beam 75.6ft, two funnels, four masts, twin screw and a speed of 17 knots. There was accommodation for 425-1st, 450-2nd and 2,000-3rd class passengers. Launched on 21st Nov.1903, she sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on 29th Jun.1904. In 1909 she rescued survivors of the collision between the REPUBLIC and the FLORIDA off the US coast, in which the REPUBLIC sank. On 12th Dec.1918 she commenced her first voyage after the Armistice, from Liverpool to New York and in 1927 her accommodation was altered to carry 393-cabin class, 339-tourist class and 1,150-3rd class passengers. On 17th Sep.1932 she commenced her last voyage from Liverpool to New York and Liverpool and on 17th Feb.1933 sailed for Osaka, Japan where she was scrapped. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.763]
    Person ID I29  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 

    Father ASIMOV, Judah,   b. 21 Dec 1896, Petrovichi, Russia, 53.58 deg N lat; 32.10 E long. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1969, Miami Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother BERMAN, Anna Rachel,   b. 5 Sep 1895, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1973, Ila Hotel, Long Beach, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Jun 1918  Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • From Judah's recollections, written in 1969:

      "I was very young when I started to like to talk to her (Anna), but she used to dress up and go away with or to girl friends, giving me the impression that she doesn't care for me, until a little over 50 years ago we got married.

      "That was right after the Communist revolution. But regardless, we had a truly Jewish wedding, where the whole town's people Jew and Gentile came to the front of the shul where our wedding took place under the open sky."

      Judah's niece, Serafima Asimova, later wrote an email to her cousins in the United States dispelling a rumor in Petrovichi that Judah and Anna left for the U.S. because the Bermans and Asimovs were not happy about the marriage. (Note: Serafima refers to Anna as Hanna, and to Judah's mother as Hanna, as well) The rumor was "...that Judah and Hanna Berman there have left far away from my grandmother Hanna which did not like the wife of the son. It is a lie."

      She writes: "Judah - the first-born Hanna and Aaron Asimov. The grandmother of Hanna (Berman) very much liked Judah. When he began to meet about Hanna Berman, the grandmother asked the son to not hurry up. He was high and beautiful, and Hanna very small. But to a place there has come a typhus and Judah was ill the Typhus. For days and nights stayed about his bed of Hanna Berman and heart of the grandmother at a kind of such love and fidelity has trembled and she has recognized to Hanna and was glad to their marriage."
    Photos
    Stanley Asimov, Anna Berman Asimov, Judah Asimov
    Stanley Asimov, Anna Berman Asimov, Judah Asimov
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 JEPPSON, Janet Opal MD MD 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 BLUGERMAN, Gertrude,   b. 16 May 1917, Toronto, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1990, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1942  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ASIMOV, David
     2. ASIMOV, Robyn Joan
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1920 - Petrovichi, Russian SFSR, 10 miles East of Belorussian SSR border (near Smolensk) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 13 Feb 1923 - From Petrovichi, USSR, to Ellis Island, NYC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1942 - New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Isaac Asimov in "In Memory Yet Green" 1979.

    2. [S166] Isaac Asimov in "In Memory Yet Green" (1979), Isaac's father, Judah "Jack" Asimov.

    3. [S50] ellisisland.org, Ship's manifest.

    4. [S29] Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI), Ancestry.com. Biography & Genealogy Master Index [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc, 2005. Gale Research Company. Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 2005.

    5. [S74] Judah Asimov's written recollections (1969).




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