Ratner

Abe Ratner in the seltzer business

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The Ratner family became established in the Fifth Ward of Albany, N.Y. Abe bottled soda water and Rose nurtured a brood of children.

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From Rezitsa to Rostov

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Sholom and Sophie Tulbowitz left their ancestral town in the 1870s to settle for 20 years in Russia near Rostov-on-Don.

Rose Ratner's scar—the pogrom in Rostov, 1881

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The Tulbowitz tavern in Novocherkassk was overrun by Cossacks during the Rostov pogrom of 1881.

Ratner family passage to America

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Abe Blokh became Abe Ratner to get out of Russia. With his young wife and her mother, they voyaged from Bremen to Leeds and finally to New York.

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