Skip to content
ASIMOV, Marcia

ASIMOV, Marcia

Female 1922 - 2011  (88 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name ASIMOV, Marcia 
    Born 17 Jun 1922  Petrovichi, Russia, Soviet Union Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Address Address:
    59-39 69th Lane, Maspeth, NY. 
    Immigration 13 Feb 1923  Petrovichi, Russia, to Ellis Island, via Liverpool on the USS Baltic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Mother of 2 boys Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Typist, manufacturing co.  [3
    Residence 2007 to 2011  Castle Assisted Living, 150 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview, NY 118036 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 2 Apr 2011  Plainview, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • On Dec. 24, 1922, Marcia was not quite 6 months, and sick with a cough, when she left Petrovitchi for Moscow with her parents and brother Isaac, who was about 3.

      They left by a hired horse and buggy and went to the Pochinok Station, according to written recollections of Marcia's father, Judah (Jack) Asimov, and according to a 1992 letter from Judah's first cousin, Olga Asimova. The family traveled to Liverpool and boarded the USS Baltic, which landed at Ellis Island in Feb. 1923.

      Jack's memoirs say the family 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 lists the family this way: 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 I30  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2019 

    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  [6
    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
    Anna Berman Asimov & Jack Asimov
    Anna & Judah Asimov (c) 1950s
    Gravestone of Anna & Judah Asimov. Mt. Golda Cemetery, Long Island 8.08
    Isaac, Marcia and Stanley Asimov abt. 1934
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family REPANES, Nicholas,   b. 4 Mar 1918,   d. 16 Feb 1989, Booth Memorial Hospital, Flushing, Queens, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 May 1955  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. REPANES, Larry
     2. REPANES, Richard
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nanette & Aunt Marcia Asimov Repanes 8.08
    Nanette & Aunt Marcia Asimov Repanes 8.08
    KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1922 - Petrovichi, Russia, Soviet Union Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 13 Feb 1923 - Petrovichi, Russia, to Ellis Island, via Liverpool on the USS Baltic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - - Mother of 2 boys Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1955 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2007 to 2011 - Castle Assisted Living, 150 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview, NY 118036 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 2011 - Plainview, Long Island, NY Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Marcia Asimov c. 1945 (1 of 1)
    Nanette & Aunt Marcia Asimov Repanes 8.08
    Isaac, Marcia and Stanley Asimov abt. 1934
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Marcia Asimov Repanes.

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

    3. [S557] 1940 US Federal Census.

    4. [S127] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.

    5. [S388] .

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




This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 12.1, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2019.