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Content and format new or updated 5762 [June 2002ce].
The Mordohai Testa Family Tree

This section is dedicated to the family history of descendants of Mordohai Testa of Monastir.
Relationship Notes
Related Sefaradí families include: Alcosser, Elias Cassorla, Eskenazi, Zacharia.
Material in this section provided by Myron Eskenazi.

    According to the passenger manifest of the Martha Washington, Mordohai left behind his sister Luna, and would be met in the US by his father—oddly listed as Mochon Calderon! In another anomaly, the two children of Mordohai and Mazaltov are listed as Rofel (age 5) and Perez (age 4).
  • *Mordohai "Max"Of blessed memory Testa -m. *Mazaltor "Molly" Alcosser
    Max and Molly Testa arrived in the U.S. aboard the Martha Washington on September 8, 1913. According to records of the Ellis Island web site, they boarded at the Greek port of Patras, Akhaia (modern-day Greece). Traveling with them were their children Morris, and Ralph. Once here, their family continued to grow—they had: Abe, Sam, Esther, Bella, Sarah,
    • *MorrisOf blessed memory. D. late 80's or early 90's Testa -m. Anita [??]
      • Morty Testa -m. [??]
        • [??]
    • *Ralph "Bob"Of blessed memory Testa -m. ClaireOf blessed memory [??]
    • Abe "Patty"Of blessed memory. D. 1966 Testa -m. Stella Zacharia
      • Marna
      • RonnieOf blessed memory. D. 1988
      • Dena
    • Sam Testa
    • Esther Testa -m. HankOf blessed memory. D. early 1970s. Miloff
      • Eileen
      • Madeline
      • Jeffrey
      • Mark
      • Allen
    • Sarah Testa -m. Isaac Eskenazi
      Isaac Eskenazi's family had come from Constantinople (Istanbul), and settled at 94-96 Rivington Street among countrymen in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
      Sarah and Isaac established their household in the "New Lots" section of Brooklyn, New York, another community of Sephardim. Later, they relocated to the Rockaway area.
    • Bella Testa -m. Eli (Eliyahu) "Allie"Of blessed memory, b. ?1920?, d. 5/21/2002, aged 82? Cassorla
      Allie Cassorla was active throughout his life in family, congregational and Monastirli affairs. His final resting place is in a place of honor, the front row of the Monastirli section of Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, LI, NY.
      [ Go ]Allie was a son of Nissim Cassorla, in the Elias Cassorla family.
      • Priscilla Cassorla -m. Norman Hopkins
        • Evette Hopkins
        • Donna Hopkins
      • Marlene Cassorla
        [Los Angeles, California]

This section created June 2002ce from material provided by Myron Eskenazi (Grandson of Mordohai Testa, son of Sarah and Isaac Eskenazi).
If you are related either by descent or marriage to this family, or if you have relevant information which would supplement or correct what's here, and would like to contribute, send e-mail to:
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