Anna Porath's Postcard

Contributed by Nancy Robinson



St. Ann's Church and School


" I just got this neat old postcard postmarked 3 Jan 1907, addressed to Mr. Wm. J. Hamel, Burlington, VT from Anna Porath, 31 Albert Street, Amsterdam, NY. You know me, I had to look her up!"


1900 US Census Amsterdam, Mont. Co. NY Dist 80
730 West Maine
PORATH, Albert, Nov 1865, 34, M., 15, Ger, Ger, Ger, Laborer Railroad
______, Wilhelmina, Aug 1865, 32, M., 15, Ger, Ger, Ger
______, Emile W., July 1886, 13, Ger, Ger, Ger, At School
______, Anna M., Sept 1889, 10, Ger, Ger, Ger, At School
______, Mary J., Apr 1894, 6, Ger, Ger, Ger


1910 US Census, Amsterdam, Mont. Co., NY , Dist 60
31 Albert Street
PORATH, Albert, Head, 46, M1, 24, Ger, Ger, Ger, Teamster Coal Yard
______, Wilhelmina, Wife 43 M1, 24, 4/4, Ger, Ger, Ger, None
______, Amil, Son, 23, S, Ger, Ger, Ger, Printer Carpet Mill
______, Anna, Dau, 20, S, Ger, Ger, Ger, Glove Maker Silk Mill
______, Mary, Dau, 16, S, NY, Ger, Ger, Milliner Dept Store
______, Hazel, Dau, 9, S, NY, Ger, Ger, None

According to this census, the Porath's immigrated from Germany in 1892.


1920 US Census, Amsterdam, Mont. Co., NY Dist 72
22 Albert Street
PORATH, Albert, 54, imm 1892, Na 1909, Ger, Ger, Ger, Driver Baker
______, Wilhelmina, 52, ", ", ", ", ", None
______, Emil, 33, ", ", ", ", ", Drumer (?) Carpet Mill
______, Anna, 30, ", ", ", ", ", Sewer Silk Mill


1930 US Census, Amsterdam, Mont. Co, NY, Dist 15
22 Albert Street
PORATH, Albert, 65, Wid, Ger, Ger, Ger, Laborer Street Railroad
______, Amiel, 43, S, Ger, Ger, Ger, Printer Carpet Mill

I was unable to locate Anna. Her sister, Hazel, was married to Arthur STREUN, of Amsterdam, on 30 June 1920.


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