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" 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,
- *Morris Testa -m. Anita [??]
- *Ralph "Bob" Testa -m. Claire [??]
- Abe "Patty" Testa -m. Stella Zacharia
- Sam Testa
- Esther Testa -m. Hank Miloff
- 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" 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.
Allie was a son of Nissim Cassorla, in the Elias Cassorla family.
- Priscilla Cassorla -m. Norman Hopkins
- Evette Hopkins
- Donna Hopkins
- Marlene Cassorla
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from material provided by Myron Eskenazi (Grandson of Mordohai Testa, son of Sarah and Isaac Eskenazi).
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