Shonman/Stoloff family Tree

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Shonman/Stolloff family tree as handed down by Richard Lee

Richard placed great detail into the family biographies and I needed a place to put this information.

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[p.16] Shonman - the Polish Connection

This branch of the family came from Warsaw, Poland (Poltsk) immigrating to the UK about 1900. We are certainthat the name is spelled Shonman as that is what is on Sarah Shonman's grave with Morris Shonman in the Edmonton Federation Cemetry and also on Rose Stoloff's birth certificate. Curiously, in 1911 census there aresome entries which match the family makeup but not all members of the family. We have tried soundex variations of the name such as Shiman, Sherman, Schuman, Sinen, Simon, Schiemann, Schauman and Sowman in the 1911 census but no good overall family match was found. Possibly the census taker mis-recorded or misunderstood the Baltic accent orperhaps the Shonmans were missed in tthe census. At the very least, we know too many details to dismiss the ortal tradition of past family members and the names and origin of this branch of the family.

There were eight girls and six boys in the Shonman family, but unfortunatly all boys died at an early age. It is thought the family immigrated to the UK about 1887, six months after Sarah was born.

The remainder of notes on the opposing page are rather fragmented and was noted fromRebecca Stoloffs recollections in the 1980s. The information isprbably quite reliable given that the author of this tree (Richard Lee) has met the Anseel's and the Roytmans.

There is also a link to the cemetary page but has since broken web link.

posted 12 Sep 2019 by Anonymous Naylor   [thank Anonymous]
[p.22] Stolofs - WhiteChapel, London.

The first generation of British Stoloffs lived at 2 Vinecourt Whitechapel in East London in the early 1900s, on the south side of Whitechapel between Vallance Road and Davenant Street.

By 2008 Vine Court was redoveleoped and house 2 was torn down amoungst others. It was here behind an archway leding out to Whitechapel High Street that the five sisters grew up with parents Nathan and Sarah.

We were told by Rebeca that Nathan wasa tailor, we presume that Sarah kept the house and raised the children. It was a pretty poor existence we have been told and not unusual for migrants. Sarah arrived in England inthe early 1880s as did Nathan, both as children. They both lived their livves out in London with Sarah passing away during WW2 and Nathan in about 1965 aged 92.

The sisters all lived in London,England until just after WW2. Jessie married Mark Marks and lived at 132 Castellan Mansions, Maida Vale; Annie married Harry Levy and lived at 213 Norwood Road inHerene Hill; while Bella married Alf Bessbrooke living in the family home at 103 Fairview Road,Seven Sisters. Rose, who was married to Gordan Chope immigearedd to Victoria to become a librarian with the Provincial Government of BC Canada with their daughter Joyce. Shortly after, Rebecca (Betty) who had married Joe Lee and had three sons immigrated to Victoria also, Joe worked in construction. That left Annie, Jessie and Bella in various parts of London.

It was not until 1966 that Rebecca returned to UK for a vistit, Joe Levy never die. It was inthe 1970s that all fve sisters had their last rendezvous in Victoria. All deceased Victoria family are burried in the Royal Oak Cemetary, Victoria.

Heart disease was common toboth Rose and Rebecca; although both died of old age.

posted 12 Sep 2019 by Anonymous Naylor   [thank Anonymous]
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