Mark C. Cohen talks about his great
" The occasion was that my grandmother Golda was emigrating to New
York to join her older half sister Bessie Weininger. She must have
asked them (she and her husband Aron Dovid Barak Kantorji) to have
these photos taken of them by which they could be remembered.
Bertha's family, the Weiningers, had a dairy farm in Costestie,
outside Czernowitz. Bertha herself was born about 1860 in
Costestie. She first married a man named Shlomo and had three
children with him. After Shlomo died, she married Aron Dovid around
1899. They had one child, Gussie, my grandmother.
Gussie grew up at
first on the family farm. Then, sometime between 1910 and 1914,
Bertha and Gussie moved to Czernowitz where Bertha drove a horse and
wagon to make daily milk deliveries. The family in Costestie put
cans of milk on the train, and Bertha and Gussie unloaded them onto
the wagon for delivery. Bertha remained in Czernowitz where she
died of natural causes in the Jewish Hospital in December 1941."