The Tractenberg Family

Residents of Buckwyns

This photograph is dated 1906 and was taken in Stepney, East London. The adults are my Great-grandparents and the girl on the right was my Grandmother.

The Tractenberg family (many variant spellings) were Russian immigrants and originally settled in Stepney. Around 1925, the family moved to Buckwyns Farm Billericay, or to be more precise Buttsbury.

By then my Grandmother had had three girls and they all spent their time at Buckwyns during the summer holidays (I am sure there are photos, but they ‘could be anywhere’).

Of the three girls that my Grandmother had, one has died, and the remaining two, my Aunt and my Mother, are still with us and in their 90s.

I don’t think my Great-grandparents were farmers, so probably occupied a house called High View adjacent to Heads Farm.

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  • Joyce Margaret Dawson. My Grandmother was Kathleen Elvin (Wanzia Attridge/Elvin). Please get in touch. I have some information . Perhaps we could exchange information. Her eldest son, my Father, Peter Frederick Elvin, moved to Australia with my Mother, Audrey. Would love to get in touch. Thank you. Cheryl Elvin

    By Cheryl Elvin (18/08/2019)
  • Any connection with the Williams family who like the Tracktenbergs came from Russia / Poland and lived at Buttsbury in 1911 / 1913.

    By Joyce Margaret Dawson (11/09/2018)
  • Just seen your infomation regarding the Tractenberg family. My friends Russian immigrant family married in Buttsbury in 1913, but their surname had been anglisized, to Williams. So Rose Williams married Henry Attridge at Buttsbury Church on 29th March 1913, Rose was born around 1894. Her sister Kathleen born about 1893 married at the same church in 1912 to Fred Attridge, and he sometimes used the surname of Elvin. We think Kathleen’s Russian Christian name was Wanzia
    Any help or info appreciated greatly. We have been searching for years!

    By Joyce Margaret Dawson (08/09/2018)

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