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ZHERDIN Hirsh aka Mr. Harris

Male 1879 - 1949  (70 years)


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  • Name ZHERDIN Hirsh aka Mr. Harris 
    Nickname Harris Zerdin 
    Born 20 Jun 1879  Vilani,Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jul 1949  Adath Yisroel Cemetry, Enfield, London, England plot TT-25-9 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Jul 1949  Whipps Cross Hospital, Leyton, London E10 England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I0006  Zherdin family Tree | Leib Zherdin branch
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2022 

    Father ZHERDIN Leib,   b. c. 1851, Preili, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bet. 1913- 21 Feb 1920, probably Vilani, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother PRESMA Sheine-Feiga,   b. 1853, Varaklani, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Feb 1910, probably in Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years) 
    Married 18 May 1871  Varaklani, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • The marriage registration entry no 10 in the marriage records of the Jewish Community in Varaklyani (now Varaklani ) for 1871 are held in the Latvian State Histoic Archive and state :-

      Lieba son of Jankel Zerdin from Dunaburg ( Dvinsk ) aged 20 married Feiga daughter of Itzik Presma aged 18 on 18 May 1871 The K'tuba cost 100 roubles ( which would have been about 13 or $20 ) The wedding was witnessed by Leiba Levin and Itzik Presma ( The brides father )
    Family ID F002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KODISH Minka,   b. 1876, Galenu pagasts, Rezekne district, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1959, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leyton, London E10 England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1903  Probably Vilani, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. ZERDIN Abraham aka Harry,   b. 27 Jun 1906, 3 Freemont Street, South Hackney, London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1960, 29 Castle Drive, Ilford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. ZARDIN Miriam,   b. 5 Mar 1908, 31 Ellington Road, Hackney, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1912, London Hospital, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +3. ZERDIN Simon aka Sid,   b. 1 Apr 1912, 31 Ellingfort Road Hackney England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1990, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London E11, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. ZARDIN Issac Jack,   b. 12 Nov 1913, 71 Eleanor Road, Hackney, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1993, 13 Aragon Place, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. ZERDIN Fanny aka Jean,   b. 20 Mar 1916, 4 Holcroft Road, South Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1980, 3 Winton Place, Worthing, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Hirsh ZHERDIN with Minka KODISH at family function.
    Zherdin family KM 22
    Zherdin family KM 22
    Minnie ZERDIN nee KODISH (in white blouse) front row l-r Sid, Harry and Jean.
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    The Zerdin family at 166 Lea Bridge Road 28 May 1949
    Back row l-r. Jack ZARDIN, Joe LEVINE, Debbie and Harry ZERDIN
    Middle row. Jean LEVENE carrying Larry, Hirsh and Minnie ZERDIN, Gertie ZARDIN and Polly ZERDIN.
    Children, David, Larry, Sandra with Keith, Eve with Colin.
    One of four photographs on Harris's 70th birthday
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris ZERDIN with his wife Minnie 15 June 1928
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris ZERDIN and family c. 1925.
    left to right. Abraham(Harry),Isaac(Jack),Hirsh(Harris), Simon(Sid), Fanny(Jean)and Minnie
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    From left to right Gedaliah CAIDEN aka KEIDAN, Deborah CAIDEN nee ZHERDIN, Harris ZHERDIN aka Hirsh ZHERDIN and Minnie ZERDIN nee Minka KODISH
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris ZERDIN c. 1945

    Documents
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris SARDIN aka ZERDIN aka ZHERDIN 1911 Census of England and Wales
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris ZERDIN death certificate 6 July 1947
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Hersz Leib ZERDIN Certificate of Registration 3 September 1930
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Zherdin family ZH 6
    Harris SARDIN Certificate of Discharge 20 September 1917

  • Notes 
    • The Latvian State Historical Archives state that at time of 1897 All- Russian census he lived in the house of Malkiel, Varaklyanskaya Street, Vilyani, Latvia and was literate. In this context literate probably means that he could read cyrillic script.

      His last Alien Registration Book states that he arrived in England in 1905. His Russian passport was dated 25 Nov 1905. If both dates are correct then he must have arrived in Dec 1905. I believe that he came with his wife Minnie and his brother-in-law Gedaliah Caiden. His sister Deborah Caiden stayed in Latvia with their sons, Morris and Joe until they were settled in England.

      The Alien Registration Book no. 438805 issued 3 Sep 1930 at Leman Street London E.1 mentions retaining book no. 391095 issued Leman Street 21 Oct 1918. The Alien Registatrion Book gives his birth place as Wielum, Veliony, Rezhitsa, Latvia. Wielum is the German name for Vilani and Veliony must have been the official trying to understand when my grandfather repeated the name. His passport was issued at Vitebsk.

      Address on Harry's birth certificate 3 Freemont Street, South Hackney, London. As they had only been in England for about 7 months this was probably their first home. South Hackney was not a normal address for a new immigrant. Gedaliah Caiden's brother Michael Caidan was living there at the time and he must have found them a room or they just looked in the area where he lived.

      Within four years, by the time that Sid was born they had moved to 31 Ellingfort Road, Hackney, London.

      When Jack was born the address was 71 Eleanor Road. The surname on his birth certificate is Isaac Sardin. I assume that he was called Jack after his grandfather Jankel who must have died bfore then.

      When Jean was born the address was 4 Holcroft Road. The on her birth certificate was Fanny Sardin.

      Three years later on Hirsh's Certificate of Military Discharge dated 20 Sep 1917 the address is still 4 Holcroft Road Hackney and his name anglicised to Harris Sardin.

      The Alien Registration Book mentions going to Yewtree Cottage Bucklands nr. Aylesbury. This was were his daughter-in-law Polly was evacuated whilst pregnent with Adrienne

      On his Russian passport and Alien Regestation document his occupation is stated as bootmaker. Jack's birth certificate describes him as a boot heel maker. I remember him with a shoe repair shop at 199 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton London E.10. My memory is of an artisan workshop with only a long counter behind which he carried out the repairs. He and Minnie lived behind and over the shop which was within walking distance of his son Sid's home. The garden was very simple but always neat and tidy with flower beds on three sides, a path around the edge and a small lawn in the cenctre.Although my grandfather died when I was 5 yrs I do recall a very erect proud looking man who I was slightly nervous of but never knew why

      His death certificate has error in the year of death, it should be 1949 not 1947. The year of registration is shown as 1949 and his stone setting, which is normally about one year after the death, was announced in the Jewish Chronicle on 16 Jun 1950. The Hebrew date for his death was 9 Tammuz 5709

      The Letters of Administration dated 24 Aug 1949 show his estate value as 1,818 0s 0p

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    • Yarzheit: 9 Tamaz
    • Occupation:27 June 1906 boot operative.
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    • The 1911 Census of England and Wales shows living in two rooms at 31 Ellingfort Road the following:-

      Harris SARDIN, head, age 32 years, married, occupation boots sole cutter, a worker in a boot factory, birthplace Russia.
      Minnie SARDIN, wife, age 30 years, married, no occupation, birthplace Russia.
      Abraham SARDIN, son, age 4 years, birthplace London, Hackney
      Miriam SARDIN, daughter, age 2 years, birthplace London, Hackney.
      .
    • The 1921 Census for England shows living in 3 rooms at 4 Holcroft Road, Hackney the following:-

      Minnie ZARDIN, Wife, 39 years 8 months, female, married, born Russia, Vitebsk, Russian Resident, Home duties.
      Abraham ZARDIN, Son, 14 years 11 months, both parents alive, born London Hackney, British born, Gentleman's Tailoring Basting, employer H Gresser Gent's Tailor, 34 Commercial Road, Stepney,
      Simon ZARDIN, Son 9 years 2 months both parents alive, born London Hackney, British born, Whole time education.
      Isaac ZARDIN, Son, 7 years 7 months both parents alive, born London Hackney, British born, Whole time education.
      Fanny ZARDIN, Daughter, 5 years, 3 months female both parents alive, born London Hackney, British born, Whole time education.

      N.B. Harris ZERDIN not recorded on form. Form signed by Abraham ZARDIN.
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    • The 1939 Register states:-

      199 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton M.B., Essex, England
      Household members (3 people)

      Harris ZERDIN 20 June 1879 Male, Shoe Repairer (Master) Married Schedule 283 Sub Number 1
      Minnie ZERDIN 28 October 1881, Unpaid Domestic Duties, Married Schedule 283 Sb Number 2.
      Abraham ZERDIN 27 Jun 1906 Male, Gents Tailor, Single Schedule 283 Sub Number 3
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    Born:
    • Birth date was originally set as 28 May 1879 based upon two sources. The 28 May taken from Harris's 70th birthday. 1879 also taken from 70th birthday and the 1897 Census. The 1939 Register states the date as 20 June 1879. I have therefore revised the date as this was probably given by Harris.

  • Sources 
    1. [S08506] Death certificate, Registration district South-western Essex sub-district Forest no. 237 (Reliability: 3), 7 Jul 1949.
      On 6 July 41947 at Whipps Cross Hospital, Harris ZERDIN, male, age 70 years of 199 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton U.D. formerly a boot and shoe repairer died from:-
      1(a) Cornary thrombisis
      (b) Arteriosclerosis
      Informant A. Zerdin, son, 89 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone.

    2. [S01448] Letter from Latvia State Historical Archives 24 May 2002.

    3. [S3] Marriage Certificate, Registration district Varaklani, Latvia marriage record 10 in 1871.
      Leib ZERDIN age 20 son of Yankel Bride PREZMA Sheina Feiga age 18 daughter of Itzik. Officiant Rabbi David RUBINOV. Witnesses Leib LEVIN and Itzik PREZMA. Dowery 100 rubbles. Groom from Dunaburg. (Dvinsk)

    4. [S23538] 1911 Census of England and Wales (Reliability: 2).
      The 1911 Census states that Minnie and Harris were married for 8 years


  

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