Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Brooklyn, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Brooklyn, 1930

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Census, 1930


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States census records for Brooklyn, New York, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or rented, value of home or rent, whether home is a farm residence, and whether the home has a radio. It also records college attendance, literacy, birthplace and birthplace of parents, citizenship status, language spoken before coming to United States, year of immigration, occupation or business, class of worker, whether they worked the previous day, military status, and the war or expedition participated in. A notable resident listed in this record is Harry Gittleman. According to the record, Gittleman and his family resided on Christopher Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Members of Gittleman’s family include his father, Meyer, mother, Lena, and older sisters Frances and Anna. The census states that his father was from Poland and was working as a tailor in 1930. It lists his mother as having immigrated to the United States from Austria.

Harry Gittleman was born in New York in 1916, and grew up with his family in Brooklyn. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Europe, who immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. Gittleman served in the United States Army during World War II. He began his military service in March of 1943, and served until August of the same year. He eventually moved to Florida, where he owned a clothing boutique in Tamarac. Gittleman passed away in 1995, and is buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, with his wife, Anne Molly Gittleman.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Weinstraul, George


Digital reproduction of original census record by George Weinstraul, April 05, 1930.

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Originally created by George Weinstraul and the United States Census Bureau and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.


Weinstraul, George and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Brooklyn, 1930,” RICHES, accessed July 20, 2024,