Ida (Granowsky) Sachs
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Ida (Granowsky) Sachs (abt. 1865 - 1941)

Ida Sachs formerly Granowsky aka Saachs, Sacks, Saiks
Born about in Zlatopol', Chigirin, Kiev, Russiamap [uncertain]
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 23 Oct 1886 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 May 2016
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Ida (Granowsky) Sachs has Jewish Roots.

Ida was born in 1865 in Zlata Pola, Russia, a misspelling of Zlatopol (or Zlatopil, "Golden Field") in the Russian Empire (District Chigirin, Province Kiev until 1900). Her father's name was Moshe or משה.[1] Zlatopol before WWII was a prosperous Jewish shtetl.[2]

Ida may have arrived in New York 1885 via the ship Moravia perhaps in November or December of that year. Her place of origin, as recorded on the passenger list, was Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (handwritten as "Wilkowisklz" on the passenger list). [3]

Married Isaac Sachs in Chicago on 23 Oct 1886. [4]


By his own account, Isaac left Ida in 1926, gathered his ponies and dog King and traveled the country until he died in 1945 in California.

By 01 April 1930, Ida was living with her married daughter Tina Fishman[6] and in 1940 they were living at 4825 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, Illinois. [7] Ida died 23 Aug 1941. Her death certificate lists her birthplace as Zlatapola, Russia and her father as Morris Granowsky. Her son Morris (Maurice) was the informant. Ida was buried two days later (25 Aug 1941) in one of the Leenas Hatzedek Cemeteries in the Waldheim Jewish Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois. At the time of her death she was listed as married, i.e., Isaac was still alive. [8]

Family Lore. Perhaps born in Lithuania, the parents died of plague leaving 3 daughters: Ida, Bluma, Anna and 1 son, Girls shifted from farm to farm, son was forester in Turkey. Bluma first (?) to America, others followed. Ida first to Boston worked in shoe factory.

In a typed letter of 1993, Althea Lubersky relates the following: Ida and Bluma

"escaped separately from Lithuania through Latvia to America in the early 1800's before the takeover y the Russians. They were helped financially by their brother, who was a forester in Turkey. Ida was only 16 when a priest guided her through swamps, getting her across the border into Latvia and onto a ship bound for America, where Bluma had gone before her"
"...Anna was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. She married Aaron Lubersky.... Aaron's parents were successful farmers in southern Ukraine, near Odessa. In about 1800 or earlier, Aaron and Anna left Ukraine and boarded a ship to America. Aaron was the age to be drafted into the Czar's army, wher a Jewish boy had little chance of survival--he didn't have to worry about the danger from the enemy armies, because this was the day of pogroms. Aaron and Anna took with them jewelry, silver, and furniture, but the ship ran into bad weather at sea and everything had to be jettisoned."
"Their children were all born in America: Tillie Price (son Dick); Isadore (daughter Lenore Burlison, sons Al and Bill, daughter Lois Kirkendall); Mae Blum (son Harvey); Alexander; and Rose Merwin. Aaron and Anna Lubersky settled for a time on a farm in Tennessee and later on a farm in Michigan, but he was apparently not a very good farmer and they moved to Chicago."


This reference to the birth of a child in February 1888 is problematic because we can confirm the birth of daughter Tina in March 1888. Ida had a child, Taube, who evidently did not survive. Taube was born on 25 Feb 1888.[9]

Zlatapola, (Zlatopol [Rus], Zlotopol [Yid]) Russia is likely Zlatopol, Ukraine (Name: Zlatopol, District: Chigirin, Province: Kiev, Country: Russian Empire). The territory of this historical locality has been incorporated into that of the present-day locality Novomyrhorod, Novomyrhorod, Kirovohrad, Ukraine. Coordinates: 48°49'N 31°40'E

Gravestone The first line reads (right to left): Here lies Chaya daughter of Moshe. The second line begins with the date of death (day/month/year: ___ Elul (August) 5701) followed by the standard abbreviation of the Bible passage from the first book of Samuel 25:29 ( ת נ צ ב ה "May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life").

Gravestone of Ida Granowsky Sachs


  1. Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Ida Sacks, 23 Aug 1941; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,953,676.
  2. Wikipedia - Zlatopol, referenced 13 Feb 2017
  3. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 April 2015), Ite Granowsky, 1885; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  4. "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," database, FamilySearch : 26 December 2014, Isaac Saachs and Ida Granowski, 23 Oct 1886; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,159.
  5. Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Moses Saks, 07 Jan 1891; Birth, citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,287,913.
  6. United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 February 2017), Tina Fishman in household of Ida Sachs, Chicago (Districts 1501-1750), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1711, sheet 23B, line 52, family 174, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 488; FHL microfilm 2,340,223.
  7. United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 February 2017), Tina Fishman in household of Henry Fishman, Ward 35, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-2197, sheet 1B, line 42, family 11, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 992.
  8. Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 May 2016), Ida Sacks, 23 Aug 1941; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm
  9. Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 May 2016), Isaac Sachs in entry for Taube Sachs, 25 Feb 1888; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 6535, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,287,874.

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