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The Cohen Family
My great-great-grandfather Jacob Cohen lived in the town of Akmyan (Akmene) in Lithuania. His son Lewis Cohen - in common with many Jews from Lithuania - emigrated to southern Ireland in around 1900, settling in Cork. We know nothing of his family in Lithuania, and unfortunately the name Cohen, since it is so common, is hard to research. However, my grandparents were sure that some of Lewis's siblings or cousins also emigrated to Ireland, and thought that they were related to the Jaffe family, also from Akmene in Lithuania, who also settled in Ireland.
In Cork, Lewis married Rose Harmel (c.1900) another Lithuanian emigrant (see the Harmel family page, here). Lewis and Rose had 13 children - Rae, Isaac, Molly (aka Mabel - my grandmother), Lawrence, Michael, Edna, Jimmy, Morton, Percy, Natalie, Henry, Dermot and Daphne.
Lewis manufactured and sold raincoats, and owned a men's clothes shop in Cork, which was later taken over by Lawrie. My grandmother (born 1907) remembered her father's factory being held up at gunpoint at the time of the uprising (c.1915) by IRA soldiers who wanted to requisition coats.
In around 1920, the family moved to London, although Lawrie, Henry and Dermot remained in Ireland and settled there. Eventually, Isaac and Michael settled in Manchester, Daphne in New York, and Molly married my grandfather Max Snapper in Nottingham in 1927.
From here onwards - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The family of Lewis Cohen
Molly Cohen (Snapper) (my grandmother)
For full details, see the family of David Snapper on the Snapper family page, here.
Rae Cohen (Diamond)
Daphne Cohen (Nussbaum)