Jacob Yacov/Yehuda Mendelsohn was born in July of 1955. His Montreal Naturalization papers state he came from Falticeni, Province of Moldova, Romania.

According to his gravestone, his father’s name was Fishel.

Jacob arrived in Montreal on July 1st, 1905. He sailed from Liverpool, England on the ship Southwark. He arrived with Fannie, Paul, Rosa, Sarah, Harry, Esther, Sam, Annette, Bella & Philip under the name of WEISSBERG/WEINBERG. By the 1911 Montreal Census, they were all back to using the Surname of Mendelsohn. My Dad told me he believed his father Pincus/Paul was going to be drafted so they left town and boarded the ship under a different name.

Jacob was a Butcher.


1905  Ship Manifest Index






1905  Passenger List




1911 Montreal Census








1916 Naturalization Act










1927 Jacob Mendelsohn:Harry Burwasser Property Purchase

1928 Detroit Border Crossing Jacob Mendelsohn

1934 Detroit Border 1 Fanny Mendelsohn

1942 Baron de Hirsch Cemetery Record


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