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Natalie Velleman Genealogies

 Collection
Identifier: P-543

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of ten genealogical books entitled DI TSVAYGELEKH "The Little Twigs," containing introductory articles, maps, genealogical charts and photocopies of photographs for ten Jewish families from Europe who settled in Massachusetts: The Silberberg-Lappen family which originated in Latvia; the Nodle-Nodel-Needleman, Zollavaicheck-Zolliavitsky-Zilvickis-Zoll-Zall and Borofsky-Silverstein families, all of whom originated in Lithuania; the Bernstein-Gostinsky-Gostin family, who originated in Poland; the Barenberg-Berenberg, Breitman-Brettman-Brothman, and Velleman and Van Praag families, who originated in Holland; and the Feitel-Faitel-Finn families, who originated in Russia. Please note a list of resources is included but the genealogies are uncited.

Dates

  • 1986, 1993

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

Natalie Joyce Needleman was born February 28, 1929 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Philip and Rose (Freedman) Needleman. She was the youngest of her three siblings, Charlotte, Beatrice, and Sidney.

In 1947, she married Leonard Herbert Breitman, who was born in 1925 to Sam and Fannie (Gostin) Breitman in Lynn, Massachusetts. Sam owned Lester Shoe Co. in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Leonard attended New York Military Academy and Mantor Hall. The couple settled in Lynn, and Leonard worked at his father’s shoe company. The couple had four children: Alan, Karen, Neal, and Phyllis. Leonard Breitman died in 1961.

Natalie went back to school when she enrolled at Boston University, and later attended North Shore Community College. In 1963 Natalie married Harold Velleman. Harold Elliott Velleman was born March 4, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts to Louis and Minnie (Silverstein) Velleman. Harold was the youngest of his 3 siblings, Nathan, Evelyn, and Mildred.

In 1944, he married Sally Finn, the daughter of Thomas and Bessie (Finklepearl) of Malden. The couple had a son Barry. Sally died in 1961. Shortly after graduating from high school Harold became an apprentice in a dental lab. For 23 years he worked in Commercial Laboratories, later accepting a position at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1965 as a technical instructor. He later opened his own lab in the basement of his home in Swampscott, Mass. before retiring in 1986.

Harold died on March 20, 2013, and Natalie died on October 26, 2018.

References

  1. Material from the collection.

Chronology

1923
Harold Elliot Velleman is born.
1925
Leonard Herbert Breitman is born.
1929
Natalie Joyce Needleman is born.
1944
Harold Velleman marries Sally Finn.
1947
Natalie Needleman marries Leonard Breitman.
1961
Leonard Breitman dies.
Sally Finn dies.
1963
Natalie Needleman Breitman marries Harold Velleman.
2013
Harold Velleman dies.
2018
Natalie Velleman dies.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

The collection consists of ten genealogical books entitled DI TSVAYGELEKH "The Little Twigs," containing introductory articles, maps, genealogical charts and photocopies of photographs for ten Jewish families from Europe who settled in Massachusetts: The Silberberg-Lappen family which originated in Latvia; the Nodle-Nodel-Needleman, Zollavaicheck-Zolliavitsky-Zilvickis-Zoll-Zall and Borofsky-Silverstein families, all of whom originated in Lithuania; the Bernstein-Gostinsky-Gostin family, who originated in Poland; the Barenberg-Berenberg, Breitman-Brettman-Brothman, and Velleman and Van Praag families, who originated in Holland; and the Feitel-Faitel-Finn families, who originated in Russia.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Natalie Velleman, 1986 and 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey Sawyer in 2020.
Title
Natalie Velleman Genealogies, P-543
Author
Kelsey Sawyer
Date
2020

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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