Herman Ezra "H.E." Tilsen & Paula Joy Rigler
Herman Ezra "H.E." (Haim Ezra) Tilsen was born in or near Winograd, Ukraine, on or about 15 October 1889 to Hirshel Tilsen & Haya Cohen. He arrived at Ellis Island, New York, on 5 August 1905 aboard the SS Bulgaria sailing from Hamburg. At that time he listed his occupation as "tailor." He was on his way to join his brother Morris in Milwaukee.
Paula Joy Rigler was born in Eureka, South Dakota, on 17 March 1900. H.E. and Paula married in October 1920 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
During the 1920's, H.E. owned and operated a general store in New Salem, ND.
H.E. died on 22 February 1949 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Paula died on 25 July 1964 in Van Nuys, California.
These are the children of Herman Ezra Tilsen & Paula Joy Rigler.
- Rebecca (2 November 1921 – 2 November 1921)
- Arthur Allen (Asher) (2 December 1922 in Bismarck, North Dakota – September 2007 in California)
- Gordon Marshall (Gedalia) (27 August 1924 – 14 June 2001)
- Ernestine Roberta (Ester Riva) (22 June 1926 – February 2001)
Explore a Tilsen Family Tree
Herman's entry on the Passenger Manifest of the SS Bulgaria (line 23, "Chaim Teplitzki")
Herman's "Declaration of Intention" 1907
Herman's "Declaration of Intention" 1914
Herman's "Petition for Naturalization" 1921
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