Brooklyn, New York
Landsman Harry Stein
by his great granddaughter Stacy Hankin
Harry Stein (born Herschel Sztern) was
one of at least four children born to Abram Moshe and Mariam Sztern in
Zambrow, Poland, sometime between the years of 1878 and 1884. Harry immigrated to
the United States in October of 1904, around the same time as his three
brothers Schmul, Schimen, and Duvid. In the United States, Harry worked as
a tailor and as a cantor on the high holidays. When he first came to the
United States, he
lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, later moving to Brooklyn
with his wife Sarah and their four children.
Harry loved to travel to
Florida and always enjoyed smoking a cigar. He and other members of the
family were active in the United Zembrover Society, and at one point,
he served as the society's president.