BiographyBerman, Sam (Birth name Samuel Bierman; Boston, Samuel); b. December 29, 1907, NYC; Father Abraham Bierman (1870-?), mother Lena Bierman (1870-1929); Married Minerva Biermn (1908-?) on March 17, 1933, in Kings County, New York, children Albert Bierman (1935-?) and Loraine Bierman (1936-?) [may have been separated, listed as single]; Window Cleaner and Building Maintenance Man; CP November 1935; Received Passport# 402676 in May 1937 which listed his address as 125 West 88th Street, NYC, and c/o H Kraus, 175 East 155th Street, Bronx, New York; Sailed May 12, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on June 6, 1937; Returned to the US on February 9, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. April 6, 1989, Miami, Florida; Berman was the name he used in Spain.
Siblings: sisters Celia Bierman (1894-?), Sarah Bierman (1900-?), and Dorthy Bierman (1909-?).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Bierman); Inventory North Americans; RGASPI (under Bierman); L-W Tree, Ancestry. Code A