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Dora Albert on FamilySearch.org (requires login):
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Dora Albert Polk (1886-1927)
Born: Dora (Dvore) Albert circa 1886 (December 22) in Sambor Galicia (Austro-Hungarian Empire)

Parents: Samuel Albert (father) and Anna Spacher Albert (mother) of Galicia
Immigrated to USA (NYC) on July 28, 1903 at age 18 years

Husband: Jack E. Polk (b. December10, 1887, d. October 27,1948) originally from Ukraine/Russia, then New York, and finally Detroit
Husband Jack Polk's original name was Jacob Polsky of Talne, Russia (near Kiev Ukraine)
ref for Talne: 1, 2, 3

Children: Sam, Sylvia and Hilda
Grandchildren from Sylvia Polk Vane Strauss & Ted Vane: Dean Vane, Richard "Dick" Vane
Grandchildren from Sam Polk & Edith: Donna Polk Lipson, Richard Polk, Jonathan Polk
Relatives: sister Sadie Albert Stecher/Stecker and brother-in-law Marcus Stecher/Stecker (Sambor Galicia to NYC)
Died:
January 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan at age 40 years
Cause of death: Ovarian Cancer

Dora Albert Polk Death Certificate image
Buried at:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Maspeth
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: DROHOBYCZER2

Dora
Albert Polk Find A Grave Memorial
 
 

Dora Albert Polk circa 1920s

https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LDC4-RX1&spouse=LDC4-RYZ
photo from Donna Polk Lipson
 

 
 
 
Ellis Island Passenger records for Dora Albert

Dora Albert -- Ellis Island passenger record
Dora Albert (1886-1927) was the younger sister of Sadie/Sarah Albert Stecher of Sambor, Galicia Austria and sister-in-law of Marcus Stecher (later Stecker).  She married Jack E. Polk of Detroit, Michigan and had three children -- Samuel, Sylvia and Hilda Polk
 
 
Composite of SS Potsdam manifest for passenger Dora Albert arriving at Ellis Island/NYC on July 28, 1903 (line 16)

Dora Albert, line 16 (composite), arriving on SS Potsdam at Ellis Island, NYC on 28 July 1903
(please click mouse twice over image for an enlargement)
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_weif_5a.asp?src=%2Fcgi-bin%2Ftif2gif.exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0378\\T715-03780060.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=102672070889&name=Dora%26nbsp%3BAlbert&doa=Jul+28%2C+1903&port=Rotterdam%2C+Holland&line=0016

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Dora Albet's ship of immigration -- SS Potsdam of Holland-America Line, circa 1910
 
 


Dora Albert Polk January 19, 1927 Michigan Death Certificate
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Born: Dora (Dvore) Albert circa 1886 (December 22) or 1887 in Sambor Galicia (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Parents: Samuel Albert (father) and Anna Spacher Albert (mother) of Galicia
Died: January 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan
Husband: Jack E. Polk (1888-1948) originally from Russia, then New York, and finally Detroit
Children: Sam, Sylva and Hilda
Age at death: 40 years
Cause of death: Ovarian Cancer
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Buried in:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Maspeth
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: DROHOBYCZER2

Dora Albert Polk Find A Grave Memorial

 
 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF43-Z8J
 
 


Relatives: sister Sadie Albert Stecher/Stecker and brother-in-law Marcus Stecher/Stecker (Sambor Galicia to NYC)

 
 
 

Albert family from JRI-Poland


http://jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm
(you need to be a free member of JewishGen.org to view)
I did a SEARCH for Surname: Albert, Given name: Samuel, Town: Sambor, Geographical Region: Galicia and found the table above
Daughter: Dwore (Dora) Albert, born 1879 in Sambor, Galicia (Austria)
Father of Dwore: Samuel Eilbert (Albert) originally of Lubin, died: 1890
Mother of Dwore: Chane Spacher
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I believe that Samuel Eilbert (Albert) & Chane Spacher of Sambor, Galicia were the parents of both Dwore (Dora) Albert (who later married Jack Polk in the USA) and Sara (Sadie) Albert (who later married Marcus Stecher in NYC, USA on 23December1900).

 
 


Composite birth document image of Dwore (Albert) from Sambor, Galicia, Austria:
Birth date listed on document (column 2): January 2, 1879 -- hand-written birth record in German (last (3) listed on the page):
http://agadd.home.net.pl/metrykalia/300/sygn.%201084/pages/PL_1_300_1084_0001.htm

Dwore (Dora) Albert, born January 2, 1879 in Sambor, Galicia (Austria)
Father of Dwore: Samuel Eilbert (Albert), tailor, originally from Lubin (Galicia), died in 1890
Mother of Dwore: Chane Spacher
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From JewishGen Viewmate translation on 8-22-2013
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=28712

Translated numbered columns from the birth document above:
http://www.texsys.com/HoeflerGottesfeldPapers/BirthHeader.htm
1. 3
2. 2nd Jan. 1879 Samboar No 102 Bl. v.
3. 4th Jan. 1879 Samboar No 102 Bl. v.
4. Dwore, female
5. illegitimate
6. [no entry]
7. Chane Spacher in Sambor, verheirathet nach jüdischem Ritus mit Samuel Eilbert Schneider in Lubin, ist die Tochter der in Sambor verstorbenen Taglöhner Abraham Wolf u. Charne Perl Spacher = Chane Spacher in Samgor, married according to Jewish rite with Samuel Eilbert, taylor in Lubin; she is the daughter of the day labourer Abraham Wolf who has died in Sambor and of Charne Parl Spacher
8. Josel Rollenberg, Taglöhner in Sambor als Segenssprecher = day labouror in Sambor as pronouncer of blessings
9. [no entry]
10. Sara Schmalbach Hebamme (midwife) in Sambor als Namensf[ertiger] und Zeuge Jacob Trichler [Jacob Trichler signed on behalf of Sara Schmalbach who was presumably illiterate]
11. [no entry]
12. [no entry]
Note: The father was most probably Samuel Elbert, however, he was not entered into the column 6 because he was not registered as married, nor had he declared being the father. Most Galician Jewish marriages were not recognised by the civil authorities because they were never registered, and the children were therefore deemed to be illegitimate even if the parents had been married under the Chuppah. However, in most cases that I have seen so far at ViewMate, the father had declared his fatherhood in column 12. This was not the case here. My conjecture is that the father was not able to sign a fatherhood declaration because he was absent or had some other reason not to show up at the registration office.
written by: Andreas J. Schwab (his CV) on JewishGen Viewmate, 8-22-2013

 
 
 
 
Jack E. Polk  (1887-1948)
(husband of Dora Albert and later Ada Epstein)
originally from Russia, then New York, and finally Detroit


Jack E. Polk and Ada headstone at Machpela Cemetery in Ferndale, MI
photo by Richard Polk
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Jack E. Polk died on October 27, 1948 in Detroit
Burial of Jack E. Polk
Machpelah Cemetery
Ferndale
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 2, Row 2, Lot 12
Jack E. Polk Memorial on Find A Grave

 
 
1930 US Census after 1927 death of Dora Albert Polk
From FamilySearch of Jack E. Polk family in 1930: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X796-JQG
Notes
Summary of 1930 US Census of Jack E. Polk family of Detroit, MI:
Head: Jack E. Polk, M 43, born: Russia
Wife: Ada Polk, F 32, born: Indiana
Son: Sam Polk, M 18, born: New York
Daughter: Sylvia Polk,
F 16, born: New York
Daughter: Hilda Polk, F 13, born: Michigan
 
 
 

Jack Polk family in 1940 US Census after 1927 death of Dora Albert Polk

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27892-5841-2?cc=2000219&wc=M9QX-6TS:n430759193
ED: 84-649, Detroit, Michigan,Ward 12, Block 104, April 5, 1940, Sheet 8A, lines:15-19
Residence of Jack Polk family in 1940: 3225 Cortland, Detroit, Michigan
Head: Jack E. Polk, M 52, born: Russia
Wife: Ada Polk, F 42, born: Indiana
Son: Samuel Polk, M 27, born: New York
Daughter: Hilda Polk, F 22, born: Michigan
Son (from Ada & Jack): David Polk, M 7, born: Michigan
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Current street view of 3225 Cortland, Detroit, MI:
https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-83.123768!3d42.384769!2m2!1f156.4!2f90!4f75!2m4!1e1!2m2!1sAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!2e0&fid=5

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Hilda Polk Harwood 2012 obituary

http://jhvonline.com/hilda-polk-harwood-p14202-124.htm
" ... Hilda was born on Jan. 9, 1917, in Detroit, where she grew up with her parents, Jack and Dora Polk; her brother, Sam; and her sister, Sylvia Polk Strauss. Hilda’s mother passed away when she was a young child, and her father married Ada Epstein Polk, who later gave birth to her baby brother, David, whom she greatly adored..."

 

 
 

Book on Sambor, Galicia (Austria-Ukraine)
Sambor, Galacia, Austria was the home of Dora Albert, Sara/Sadie Albert, and Marcus Stecher (Stecker) prior to immigration to USA