Carl Goldberg was born in Manchester in 1952. He had a sister Melanie (married name Green) born in October 1950, Melanie passed away in 1978. The donor's parents Julius and Anne Goldberg (nee Lowb) were married in 1943. Anne Lowb was one of 6 children, the others were Winnie, Vera, Maggie, Henry and Jack. When the donor was born his parents were living at 36 Greenhill Road, Cheetham where they had been living since 1943 and remained till 1975.
Julius Goldberg was born in Manchester in 1913. By trade he is a master tailor. He was one of 11 children, his brothers and sisters were as follows:-
Morris Goldberg - was born in 1894 and died in 1954. He had a tailor's shop in Moss Lane, Moss Side where he started trading in 1923. He married Ray Grossberg and they went to live in Broom Lane, Salford. They had 6 children:- Philip, Anita, Cyril, Elaine, Leslie and Doreen.
Annie Goldberg - was born in 1895. Her married name was Yabulovsky. She died in childbirth in 1921.
Mendie Goldberg - and his wife Freda had 3 children:- Hymie, Leon and Joyce.
Fanny Goldberg - was born in 1906, she married Henryk Nadaner (born in Poland, 1898). He had served with the Polish army during World War II holding the rank of sergeant. He was wounded at Monte Casino and awarded the Monte Casino cross. He also served in the Polish army during the years 1918-21 and was awarded a medal worded "Polska Swenu Obroncy". He came to England as a refugee. Post 1945 he worked as a doubler in a cotton mill. His address was 62, Newbridge Lane, Stockport. Henryk Nadaner died in 1973, and his wife Fanny in 1977.
Bessie Goldberg - born 22nd May 1902, never married.
Issy Goldberg - married Freda Donchevsky. They had 2 children, Philip and Lawrence. Surname alternative spelling - Donchefsky.
Hilda Goldberg - Married Merton Wander. They had 2 children, Danny and Philip.
Solly Goldberg - was born in 1916. He served in the army in Belgium during World War II. He married Yvonne Cohen and they had 3 children; Michael, Barry and Jonathan. Yvonne Cohen's father, Israel Cohen came to England from Brody, Galicia at the age of 17. He had 2 tailor's shops in Manchester, one in the Rock, Bury and another in Bury New Road facing Sabrina Street. Later he opened a tailor's shop in General Street, Blackpool. He lived at 5, Nothumberland Street, Salford at one time. He died in 1970 aged 79.
Esther Goldberg - born on the 21st September 1898 was scalped in a sewing machine accident when she was aged 17.
Hymie Goldberg - died of consumption aged seventeen.
The donor's grandparents were Philip and Tilly Goldberg (nee Bergson). Philip Goldberg was born in 1872, the son of Maurice Goldberg who was a farmer in one of the Baltic states. Philip Goldberg was one of 5 children. He had 2 sisters Chana and Chaya who eventually settled in South Africa. Chana came to England first but Chaya went straight to South Africa. Chana and Chaya married 2 brothers whose surname was Atlas.
Philip Goldberg's sister Julie married Mottel Sandler. Their daughter Yetta married David Richman, Shammas of the Manchester New Synagogue.
Philip Goldberg also had a brother called Isaac, his wife was called Annie.
Philip Goldberg married Tilly Bergson prior to 1893, this was the latest date, according to the donor, they could have been married. From c.1902 to 1937 Philip Goldberg had a tailor's workshop at 52, Moreton Street, Strangeways, this was also his home address.
Tilly Bergson (Kreutzer was their original family name) was the 4th eldest of seven children. She was born in Russia in 1872 and died in Manchester in 1950. She came to England with her mother and other members of her family c.1890 and they settled in Bradford, her brother Philip, the eldest Bergson child, was already in England the first of the family to come here where he'd found work as a tailor. The Bergsons came first to Manchester, Leftens and Mottel Sandler had vouched for them. They soon settled in Bradford however, where Philip Bergson was working as a tailor. The Bergsons lived at 46 Heap Lane, Bradford.
The second eldest Bergson child was Max, then there was Minnie, Tilly, Mendel, Fanny and Herman. Fanny Bergson was born on 20/4/1883 in Riga, she was a hunchback. Herman Bergson was born in 1884, he died in 1975. Herman served as a recruiting sergeant in Canada during World War I.
There is an interesting family story regarding Doris Bergson (1849-1936) mother of the Bergson children. Doris got married at the age of 17. Doris Bergson (nee Hyman) was the only child of Fernand a prosperous fur-merchant. Doris (Darushka was brought up by an old servant Anna. Fernand opposed her plans to marry Jacob, a German wandering musician and so Doris eloped walking out of her home over the prostrate body of her father. Meyer did not prove a good husband, in the end he deserted Doris leaving her to bring up their children.
Doris Bergson's (nee Hyman) mother was called Esther, she died when Doris was very young.