Amalie Redowitz was born about 1900 in Russia, a daughter of David and Anna (née Petralewitz) Redowitz. The family, including Amalie, her parents, brother Edward, and sister Jennie, immigrated to the U.S. in May 1905 aboard the S.S. Armenia.1 They first lived in New York. According to the 1920 federal census, Amalie, her father, and sister were living at 4214 Parrish St. in Philadelphia.
1. Also aboard the ship were members of the Yunak (Jūnags, which became Yunag) family and Lili Kurmin — all from Novgorod. Staatsarchiv Hamburg. Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008.