Recipient: BLOOM Jakob Rabbi 2007 Bergen Street Brooklyn; New York; USA

Postmark: 1920 Grajewo; Poland

Source: Jim Forte Postal History

A Jacob BLOOM; a “Jewish Reverend”; is in the 1920 US census; Kings County; New York; Brooklyn; ED 1525; sheet 26B; dwelling 101; family 492; Jacob Bloom; digital image;; citing NARA; roll 1183; with a match on street address. On his 1942 Selective Service registration; Jacob Bloom stated that he was born in “Gravyo;” Poland; probably a variant spelling for Grajewo. This envelope’s postmark appears to identify Jacob Bloom’s birthplace. This envelope is cited in the spring 2009 issue of New England Ancestors.