Map of Plunge, Lithuania as drawn by Teddy Sher. Front side of Teddy's street drawing of Plunge and back side of Teddy's hand drawing of Plunge. Telz (Telsai) is just up the road (about 12 miles) from Plunge. In Telz, it seems that Theodore Soloski may have been born here (not sure as yet 10-1-14) but the Bloch family lived in Telz.
Plunge is about a two hour car ride from Memel and about six hours from Vilna. Your mental vision of a shtetl is probably how I always envisioned one. Well, we are both wrong! I thought, as I grew up in Minneapolis, that a shtetl was a small, quaint village, with unpaved roads . Plunge, when we visited the shtetl in 1995, is still a small town, but it has grown some since Isaac and Henne Leah lived there in the late 1700s and 1800s.
Now, there are many "boxes" of buildings surrounding the outskirts - Russian style. The "downtown" has changed little. The only synagogue left in the town is used as a warehouse. We were told that when the Germans marched into Lithuania in WWII time, the Lithuanians herded the Jews in the area, including the nearby town of Telz (Telsai), into the synagogue and left them inside for over a week without food or water. Then they set the building on fire. The building was later rebuilt, but not as a synagogue, but rather as a warehouse.
Between the two great wars, there lived about 2,500 Jews. There were two banks: one in Telsiai and the second one, Jewish People's Bank, in Plunge. There were three Jewish doctors, two lawyers and two pharmacies. Hasa Zaks owned a sawmill, the grinding mill and the town's power station - supplying Plunge with lumber for houses, flour for bread and electricity.
When we traveled to Plunge in 1995, we met the only Jewish person still alive - Yossel Bunka who told us about how the Lithuanians treated the Jews of the area.
Descendants of Fageh Cohn Rosenberg Soloski
Feiga (also known as Fanny) was born in 1854 emigrated to the United States in 1892 (through Philadelphia) escorting two sons - Morris and Harry Soloski. She was first married to Yitzchak Rozenberg who died from the Black Plague after having two sons, Isidor and Israel with Yitzchak. Feiga died October 11, 1934 and is buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Superior, Wisconsin.
Pictured is Grandma Fanny's Tombstone in the Superior, Wisconsin Jewish Cemetery
Israel Rozenberg, b. March 25, 1868 in Friski, Russia - died February 6, 1953 in Lexington, Kentucky. His father's name was Yitzchak and his mother's name was Sara Corpass (Karpus). (NOTE: I have not had the time yet to determine where Sara fits into the picture, since Feiga was the mother of Israel and Isidor.) Further information about the Rozenberg connection may be available from Rabbi Eric R. Slaton, who on January 18, 1996 submitted a list of Rosenberg family members whose names appear on various plaques at Ohavay Zion Congregation, 2048 Edgewater Court, Lexington, KY 4050; (606) 266 8050
Israel was a orphan by the age of 3 or 4 as his mother died (possibly in childbirth or soon after) and his father had remarried. His second wife, Feiga, was pregnant when he died which was probably in 1871. The second wife returned to her parents (Isaac and Henne Leah Cohen), but didn't take Israel with her.
The child she was carrying, was a boy she named Isidor (Rozenberg) born April 3, 1875. Isidor took the name Cohn when he came to the United States. Isidor was a merchant in Memel and lived at Memel Schlactenstrasse No. 3. Isidor emigrated to the United States after his mother, Feiga and his step-father Theodore had established residence in Superior, Wisconsin.
Isidor Cohn, who was then living in Memel (Klaipeda), and emigrated to the United States on or about February 3, 1910 from Bremen, Germany on the vessel Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, indicating he was born in Plungian, Russia, and settled in Virginia, Minnesota. Isidor kept contact with his brother Israel who had also emigrated, but he went to Louisville, Kentucky. Isidore married Edith Rothschild and had four children - daughter Ruth, and three sons: William, Elias and Edward. A fourth son, died shortly after birth. His name was Bernhard. They lived at 324 6th Street South, in Virginia, Minnesota and Uncle Isidor manufactured bottled soda drinks in Virginia.
Isadore and Edith Cohn
Isidor Cohn, b. Telse, Lithuania April 3, 1875 died Sept. 20, 1948
Edith (Ida) Rothschild, - b. Feb. 20, 1882 in Lithuania (Photo of Edith and the
name of the photographer and the date of 1898/9 in file). Isidor and Edith
lived at 324 6th Street South in Virginia, MN. Died December, 1961(?)
William (Wolf, Velvel) Cohn , - b. Sept. 2, 1900 d. Sept. 2, 1967
Lillian (Lil) Annette Kellman b. July 30, 1911 d. ?
Jack Stanley Cohn b. Aug. 11, 1944 m. Carole Wilson
Bernhard Cohn , b. Oct. 17, 1901 - d. Nov. 8, 1901
Elias Cohn , - b. March 23, 1903 - d. April 4, 1989
Eleanor Kall, - b. Sept. 9, 1912
Rebecca (Ruthie) Cohn, - b. April 3, 1905 d. abt 1940 (Photo of Ruth at about
age 4 with Edith & Isidor, in file m.
? Fishman divorced
Adele Fishman Roth, - m.
divorced. d. 11-29-2013
Edward Cohn, - b. July 26, 1915 d. August ? 1993 m.
Marion Deutsch, - b. Oct. 20, 1920
Rae Lynn Cohn, - b. May 20, 1948
Steven Rosenthal,- b. March 25, 1950
Gennifer Rosenthal, - b. Jul 9, 1979
Michael Rosenthal, - b. Jul 15, 1981
Adam Rosenthal, - b. Sept. 13, 1982
Shonna, - b. April 10, 1978
Bernard Cohn, - b. May 17, 1952
Carol Lee,- b. June 1, 1957 (Tucson, AZ)
Edward at age 12
In my files, I found a postcard from Isidor Cohn to his brother Israel Rosenberg addressed to "#111 Water Street, Lexington, Kentucky". Israel was married to Bertha who was born in Telse, Lithuania and was a daughter of Abraham and Pasha Rosenberg. She had two sons: Elliott and Hyman Rosenberg and four daughters: Bessie Schwartz; Mrs. Charles Travis; Mrs. Max Sapoznik (all from Lexington) and Mrs. Jacob Danziger of Huntington, W. Va.
Israel Cohn, - b. - m.
Bertha Cohn Rosenberg, - b. Telse (Parents were Abraham and Pasha Rosenberg)
Elliott Rosenberg, - b.
Hyman Rosenberg, - b.
Bessie Rosenberg , - b. - m.
? Rosenberg, - b. - m.
? Rosenberg, b. - m.
? Rosenberg, b. - m.
Theodore Soloski was my mother's father. I, along with a number of others, were named after him. He was one of the first Jews to be buried in the Duluth Jewish cemetery. He died in 1900. His burial stone is located right up against a boundary fence in the Jewish cemetery outside of Duluth.
Theodore was the second husband of Faigeh Cohn who had been previously married to Yitzhak Rozenberg. Yitzhak had died during the Black Plaque in Europe and Faigeh (Fanny in the US) then married Theodore Soloski. I have not found any information, so far, on Grandfather Theodore. Theodore (Tuvia) had two nephews, Max and Abraham Solosky who also emigrated to the United States. The last name may have been spelled as Solofsky. Tuvia was known as a Talmudic scholar and an artist.
The Cohn family of Memel, were apparently fairly prosperous and, from what I had learned, were in the shoe manufacturing business in Memel which is now known as Klapedia. We visited the city during our 1986 Lithuanian trip, but didn't learn a great deal. However, some Birth Certificates and other papers are now with Michele Margulis Bretz as I sent her quite a few white vinyl organizers with various family documents on all of the family.
Theodore Soloski, - b. in Lithuania d: 1900 in Duluth, Minnesota
Fanny "Faigeh" Cohen b. 1854 in Memel (Klapedia) Lithuania d. Oct. 10,
1934 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Feiga was traced to
the shtetl Plunge in Lithuania
The list below is of probable relatives I have contacted in the past or have an unknown relationship to the Soloski family. If you know "your fit" to the Soloski family, please advise Ted Margulis - firstname.lastname@example.org so the tree can be updated.
Altman, Amanda, - b. 3-1-1983
Altman, Amy, - b. 6-9-1971
Altman, Harry, - m.
Altman, Jennifer, - b. 6-24-1977
Altman, John, - b. 9-30-1985
Altman, Lisa, - b. 11-28-1978
Andler, Barbara, b. 11-26-1950
Andler, Raymond - m. Ella ?
Anderson, Miles, - b. 2-28-1968
Anderson, Todd, b. 11-8-1965
Ansell, Deborah, - b. 4-6-1958 - m. David Herman, Dr, - b. 11-19-1958
Ansell, Edward O, b. March 29, 1926 - m.
Hanne Baer, b. Feb. 8, 1929
Ansell, Hyman, - Mollie Rudnitzsky
Ansell, Larry Stuart, b. 3-18-1960 - m.
Jodi Melnick, b. 6-22-1959
Ansell, Marlene, - b. 11-11-1996
Ansell, Phyllis, b. Oct. 10, 1935 - m.
Howard (Buddy) Harris, - b. June 19, 1931
Tracy Harris, b. 3-1-1962
Marla Harris, b. 4-6-1966
Ansell, Sara, - b. 2-5-1963
Ansell, Sherman, b. 4-2-1937 -m>
Lois Beth Goldstein, b. 8-12-1939
Ansell, William, - b. 1-28-1961
Baer, Richard - m.
Ben Yehuda, Ani - m.
Isaac Ben Yehuda, b. Oct. 6, 1914
Ben Yehuda, Josef, b. 1-3-1948 - m.
Ben Yehuda, Rami Aloni Ben - m.
Ben Yehuda, Bezalel Ben - b. Aug. 8, 1923 - m. (Son of Refael)
Ben Yehuda, Haya, - 7-26-1954,
Ben Yehuda, Isaac, b. Oct. 6, 1914 - (Son of Refael)?
Ben Yehuda, Sara, - b. 5-4-1946 - m.
Peleg, Adi, - b.
Peleg, Nili, - b. 11-22-1969
Ben Yehuda, Simon Ben (Judelwitz), b. - 4-7-1918 - m.
Salomon, Zelda, - b. April 19, 1925 - (Mother was Hannah Kaplan)
(Father: Refael, Ben Yehuda, b. 12-25- 1950)
Ben Yehuda, Moishe, - b.
Bennett, Caitlyn, - b. 10-26-1993
Bloch, Chasia (Block), - b. Memel, Lithuania
Borken, Pearl, - b. m.
David ?, - b.
Botwinick, Isaiah, - b. 1-28-1922
Botwinick, Isadora, - 4-16-1984
Botwinick, Leone Ruth, - b. 4-18-1953 - (New York) m.
George Sanford Ultan, - b. 12-18-1946
Botwinick, Nathaniel, - b. 11-8-1988
Botwinick, Nelson Dr., - b. 8-7-1955 - m.
Larysa Hun, - b. 1-7-1955
Cohen, Abraham David - m.
Cohen, Alan Burton, - b. 2-15-1934 - m.
Danzer, Sarah Jane, - b. 6-16-1957
Cohen, Amanda, - b. 4-5-1992
Cohen, Arthur Herbert, - b. 5-15-1942, - m.
Lovinger, Susan Harriet, - 6-15-1943
Cohen, Benjamin, - b. June 13, 1902- m.
Cohen, Charles - b. March 1, 1901- m.
Hirsch, Jeanette, - b.
Cohen, Cheryl Beth, - b. 7-18-1967 - m.
Thompson, Myron, ?
Cohen, Claire Laura, - b. 6-15-1933 - m.
Coster, Jerome , - b. Oct. 10, 1952
Cohen, Cynthia, -b. - m.
Garb, Gordon, - b. 5-24-1954
Cohen, Daniel, - b. 7-1-1941
Cohen, David Martin, b. - m.
Finkelstein, Janet, - b. 12-23, 1943
Cohen, Douglas, - b. Oct. 10, 1947 -
Cohen, Gail, - b. 6-13-1969
Cohen, Gary Bruce, - b. 12-29-1966 - m.
Sharyn Boris, - b.
Cohen, Gerard Sherman, - b. 12-25-1929 - m.
Mura ? - b.
Cohen, Harriette Lorraine, - b. 11-1924 - m.
Arthur Netburn, b.
Cohen, Henry,- b. Sept. 9, 1915- m.
Edith - b. - d. Superior, Wisconsin
(Henry's mother was Tillie Soloski)
Cohen, Iris, - b. 11-25-1960 -
Cohen, Irving L. - b. Jan. 28, 1904 - m.
Ida Lubitz - b. August 13, 1905
Cohen, Joan, b. 4-26-1949 - m.
John Whitesell, (Robert Jacob Keup) ?
Aaron Whitesell, - b. 8-31-1978
Cohen, Leonard, - b. - m.
Rose ?, - b.
Cohen, Lillian, - b. 11-23- 1908 - m.
Robert Kundel, - b. 7-2-1953
Cohen, Lindsey, - b. 3-16-1990
Cohen, Mary Mix - b. - m.
Lawrence Felsenberg, - b. - m.
Cohen, Matthew, b. 1-3-1962 - m.
Karen Tetonic, - b. - m.
Cohen, Marjorie, - b. 9-14-1975
Cohen, Matthew, - b. 4-3-1970
Cohen, Michael, - b. 7-17-1951 - m.
Nancy Berkowitz, - b. 3-25-1950
Cohen, Nathaniel, - b. 10-7-1994
Cohen, Nicholas, - b. 12-6-1974
Cohen, Norma, - b. 2-26-1911- m.
John Charles Friedman, - b. May 25, 1902
Cohen, Paul Bernard, = b. 11-14-1945 - m.
Clare Hollander, - b. 12-5-1946
Cohen, Reuben, - b. 1-14-1907 - m.
Frances Mersel - b. 12-25- 1908
Cohen, Richard William, - b. 5-15-1944 - m.
Diane Winter, - b. 11-24-1946
Cohen, Risa, - b. 10-9-1969
Cohen, Robert, - b. 5-15-1950
Cohen, Ross, - 1-24-1982
Cohen, ? - b. - m.
Samuel Kaufman, - b. - m.
Cohen, Samuel, - b. Dec. 16, 1894
Cohen, Samuel, - b. Apr. 11, 1908
Cohen, Sharon, - b. 7-4-1972
Cohen, Sheila Doris - b. Nov. 28, 1927 - m.
Edwin David Hollender, - b. March 3, 1927
Cohen, Sidney Rodney, - Feb. 19, 1920 - m.
Beverly Zelda Machov - b. June 14, 1922
Cohen, Thomas, - b. 7-21-1978
Cohen, Victoria Ellen, - b. 12-12-1951 - m.
James David Goldberg, Dr. - b. 11-7-1951
Cohn, Carol, - b. 6-1-1957
Cohn, Cynthia, - b. 5-8-1964
Cohn, David, - b. 12-8-1921 - m.
Yona Grajewski, - b. - m.
Cohn, David, - b. Oc. 7, 1939
Cohn, Eitan, - b. 3-30-1964
Cohn, Harry, - b. - m.
Cohn, Israel Feivish - b. June 12, 1893 - m.
Esther Kut, - b. - m.
Cohn, Jacob, - b. 8-8-1957
Cohn, Leo - b. - m.
Betty Golden, - b. - m.
Cohn, Moshe, - b. Jan. 24, 1925
Cohn, Rae Lynn, b. 5-20-1948
Cohn, Robert, - b. - m..
Kay Chase, - b. - m.
Cohn, Shonna, - b. 4-10-1978
Cohn, Susan, - - b. - m.
Bernard ?, - b. - m.
Cohn, Theodore, - b. Oct. 7, 1939 - m.
Sandy Lundy, - b. - m.
Cohn, Yael Rivka, - b. 12-7-1959 - m.
Ruben Zichaya, - b. - m.
Cohn, Yitzhak, - b. Oct. 21, 1899
Cool, Colleen, - b. Aug. 11, 1952
Coster, Lornell, - b. 3 - 1953
Coster, Valerie, - b. 10-1954
Covitch, Bernard, - b. - m.
Ruth Marcus, - b. - m.
Covitch, Adam, - b. 12-24-1979
Covitch, Leah, - b. 10-9-1982
Covitch, Michael, - b. 8-27-1949
Covitch, Orly, - b. 12-7-1989
Covitch, Sheri, - b. 8-7-1976
Deutsch, Lewis - - b. - m.
Rose Edelstein, - b. - m.
Ehrenpreis, Aviva, - b. 5-31-1984
Ehrenpreis, Dina, - b. 11-26-1990
Ehrenpreis, Mark Dr. - b. 3-30-1956 - m.
Bella Goodman, - b. - m.
Ehrenpreis, Jacob, - b. 8-7-1982
Ehrenpreis, Miriam, - b. 3-25-1988
Ehrenpreis, Temima, - b. 4-21-1986
Erlich, Brian, - b. 2-16-1989
Erlich, Robert, - b. 3-1-1985
Erlich, Samuel - b. - m.
Julia Tilslner,- b. - m.
Felsenberg, Celia - b. - m.
Robert Spector, - b. - m.
Felsenberg, Terri Ellen,- b. - m.
David Donsker, - b. - m.
Fehrenbach, Regina, - b. 1-11-1910
Fischler, Ben -- b. - m..
Jane Smith, - b. - m.
Fischler, Leonard,- b. - m.
Estelle ?, - b. - m.
Fish, Rachel, - b. 6-24-1974
Fish, Richard, b. 5-18-1948 - m.
Carol Denning, - b. 1-4-1950
Fish, Isaac, - b. 2-6-1973
Friedlander, ? daughter, - b. - m.
Friedlander, Herman - b. April 26, 1897
Friedman, Arthur Bernard, - b. 3-1-1933 - m.
Maureen Carroll, - b. - m.
Friedman, Ellen, - b. 8-2-1955
Friedman, Scott, - b. 6-5-1974
Friedman, Vicki, - b. 6-18-1962
Garb, Carmel, - b. May 13, 1925 -m.
Isaiah Samuel Botwinick, - b. - m.
Garb, James Dr., - b. 6-1-1949 - m.
Candy Todd, - b. - m.
Garb, Richard, - b. 9-9-1956
Garb - Solomon Dr.,- b. Oct. 19, 1920 - m.
Hildreth Rose, - b. - m.
Gerard, Elliot, b. - 5-15-1950
Gerard, James, - b. 4-9-1957
Gerard, John, - b. 9-18-1961
Gerard, Thomas, - 5-19-1922, (related through Sara Cyne) - m.
Suzanne Thomas, - b. - m.
(Judith Krensky, b. 8-22-1944) ?
Gerard, William, - b. May 28, 1920
Goldberg, Aliza, b. - 12-7-1971
Goldberg, Doris, - b. Sept. 9, 1928
Goldberg, Jessica, - b. 3-5-1987
Grenert, Casey, - b. 12-6-1991
Grinbaum, Samuel - - b. - m.
Luna Maya (Joe Grinbaum's parents) - b. - m. d.
Herman, Sidney, - b. July 14, 1927
Hollender, Amy Mona, - b. 5-17-1953 - m.
Charles David Fishelson, - b. - m.
Julie Fishelson, - b. 3-14-1982
Robyn Fishelson, - b. 10-2-1978
Hollender, James Martin, b. 5-17-1950 - m.
Karen Judith Weiss, - b. - m.
Hollender, Andrew, - b. 12-16-1976
Hollender, Michael, - b. 4-18-1985
Hollender, Scott, - b. 1-13-1979
Horwitz, Nathan, - b. m.
Jennie Soloski (see info under Horwitz)
Horwitz, Arthur, - b. 2-8-1970
Horwitz, Jessica, - b. 12-10-1982
Horwitz, Nancy Lynn, -- b. - m.
Mordechai Wolff, - b. - m.
Esther Wolff, - b. 2-8-1990
Nechama Wolff, - b. 8-24-1991
Horwitz, Nancy Ellen, - b. 12-13-1945 - m.
Julian Mark Loube, b. 9-8-1945
Loube, Scott, b.- 3-14-1971
Horwitz, Rebecca, - b. 4-29-1981
Horwitz, Sheryl, - b. 2-13-1967
Horwitz, Stephanie, - 1-4-1987
Jacobson, Jack, - b. - m. -
Shirley Manushkin, - b. - m.
Jacobson, Michelle Levin, - b. 8-23-1950 - m.
Raymond J Parker, - b. 5-15-1950
Jeykovicz, Bendet - (possible son of Icyk Rosenberg & wife Feiga)
Sara, - b. - m.
Eida Liba. - b. - m.
Judelovitz, Josef - m. Sara (changed to Ben Yehuda)
Kantar, Leah, - b. - m.
Kaplan, Hanna -- b. - m.
Refael Judelovitz, - b. Jan. 1879
Kaplan, Rachel Aurelie, -- b. - m.
Joseph Lasdun, - b. - m.
Karon, Abraham, - - b. - m.
Esther Lapinsky, - b. - m.
Karon, Andrew J., - b. 8-30-1960 - m.
Maria Peltoma, - b. - m.
Karon, Richard Maurice, - b. March 28, 1929 - m.
Judith S Kaplan (Goldie Mix)? - b. - m.
Karon, Susan, - b. 12-14-1956
Karon, Thomas L, - b. 3-15-1955 - m.
Sharon L Krasner, - b. Oct. 1- 1954
Karon, William, - b. 12-22-1989
Keup, Jeffrey, - b. 5-19-1968
Keup, Tracy, - b. 1-7-1965
Klasky, Abraham - - b. - m.
Ida ?, - b. - m.
Klasky, Aharona, - b. 2-15-1985
Klatzky, Andrew, - b. 5-12-1978
Klatzky, Arnold - b. Dec. 5, 1905
Klatzky, Bessie K. Borken, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Elizabeth Lee, Dr.- b. 11-18-1943 -m.
Sherwood Berman, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Gayle - - b. - m.
John Hendrickson, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Helen, b. 7-29-1911
Klatzky, Howard, b. 2-22-1949 - m.
Barbara Andler, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Kelsi, - b. 2-22-1983
Klatzky, Morris - - b. - m.
Gertrude Morris, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Rena Brusin b. Oct. 25, 1905
Klatzky, Dr. Roberta, b. Jan. 6, 1947 - m.
Dr. James Geiwitz, - b. - m.
Klasky, Sara,- b. 6-17-1944 - m.
David Schwartz, - b. - m.
Klatzky, Sheila, Dr. - b. 3-31-1945
Koberlian, Andrew, - b. 12-21-1954
Koberlian, David, - b. 10-26-1984
Kosnoff, David, b. 3-10-1965
Kosnoff, Kim, - b. 9-11-1969
Kosnoff, Scott, - b. 5-4-1963
Kudan, Max, -- b. - m..
Evelyn Fleischman, - b. - m.
Kudan, Ruvain, - b. 12-26-1957
Laiderman, Jacob, - - b. - m..
Rose Klatzky, - b. - m.
Lasdun, Theodore - - b. - m..
Margot Nussbaum, - b. - m.
Latts, Evelyn - b. - m.
Isadore London, - b. - m.
Latts, Evelyn - b. - m.
Bernard Pillischer, - b. - m.
Latts, Geraldine -- b. - m.
Jack Schaefer, - b. - m.
Latts, Shirley, - b. - m.
Levin, Jacob, - b. 10-29-1990
Levin, Madeline, - b. 5-27-1987
Levine, Edward, - b. June 19, 1919
Levine, Meyer -- b. - m.
Eva (possibly Edith - b. Sept. 15, 1917) ?
Levy, Michael, - b. 9-20-1963
Levy, William Vuvick - b. - m..
Gussie Gittel Rosen (possible Sam Margulis' first wife's relative)
Lieberman, Eliezer - b. - m.
Adel Reichman, - b. - m.
Liebermann, Kathryn Joann, Dr. - b. 2-25-1944 - m.
David Levin, Dr., - b. - m.
Samuel Levin, - b. 10-29-1985
Liebermann, Debora Adair, - b. 8-15-1948, - m.
Sheldon Presser, - - b. - m.
Adam Presser, - b. 7-18-1984
Liebermann, Leonard, Dr. - b. May 14, 1915
London, Lorraine - ? Josephson, - b. - m.
London, Marilyn, - b. Oct. 11, 1946 - m.
John Rosen, - b. 4-9-1943
Jacqueline Rosen, - b. 3-8-1979
Anthony Rosen, - b. 7-15-1982
Lowenson, Mollie, - b. June 18, 1900
Mark, Leie - b. Oct. 1880
Maye, Al, - b. 4-19-1960
McCabe, Chelsea, - b. 8-10-1988
McCabe, Lee, - b. 7-23-1959
Miller, Shirley, b. July 13, 1919 -m.
Leonard Lieberman, Dr.
Musselwhite, Cecilia, - b. 7-29-1951
Musselwhite, Donald, - b. 7-5-1955
Parker, Raymond C., - m.
? Parker, - b. 11-6-1991
Paulin, Gladys, - (related through Theodore Soloski) -
Mark John Paulin, b. 1-21-1944
Pearlson, Alisha, - b. 7-1-1987
Pearlson, Rev Elias, - m.
Pearlson, Elias, Dr. -b. May 2, 1917 - m.
Blanche Book, - b. July 8, 1925 (England)
Pearlson, Godfrey, Dr., b. 1-30-1950 (England) m. Judy Sirote, b. 2-13-1956
Pearlson, Marcia, - b. 5-25-1957- m. Peter Canter
Pearlson, Rebecca, - b. 3-7-1985
Presser, Jeremy, - 5-20-1982
Reback, Ariella, - b. 10-22-1971
Reback, Danielle, - b. 3-21-1977
Reback, Gerald, - b. 1-31-1944
Reback, Jeffrey, - b. 2-6-1973
Reback, Sheila (Friedman), b. 6-7-1942, - (related through Theodore Soloski)
Rems, Francis - b. 12-1939 - m. 10-17-13
Resig, Linda, - b. 8-28-1957
Reubens, Coral, - b. Oct. 25, 1942
Reubens, Rosalind, b. Sept. 27, 1945
Rozenberg, Bendet Jcykovicz,
Rudnitzsky, Esther Leah - Samuel Cohen
Rudnitzsky, Sarah, - Samuel Latts
Rutz, Boruch, - m. Zelda Katz
Rutz, Bertha Esther, b. Dec. 9, 1903 - m. Dr. Harry Fiterman
Rutz, Ralph Monroe, b. June 2, 1914 m. - Beverly Marie Arnett
Rutz, Sara, - b. Dec. 25, 1905
Rutz, Wulff,- m. Rosie
Satil, Israel, - Father was Yankel and grandfather was Azriel
Satil, Ruben, - (brother of Israel)
Satil, Movsha Shachna (in 1831 census from Panevezys, Lithuania
Schaefer, Abe, - m. Mary ? ... also listed is a Max Schaffer m. Mary Schaffer ?
Schaefer, Barbara, b. 9-5-1950 - m. John Stone, b. 7-20-1943
Schaefer, Steven, b. 6-17-1954 - m. Sue ?
Schwartz, Dr. Arthur, b. 3-22-1944 - m.
Bonnie Habush, b. Oct. 4, 1942
Schwartz, Esther, - m.
Schwartz, Gary, (& his grandmother Leslie (Lena) Comaroff (Shattil)
Schwartz, Samuel, b. 5-15-1912 - m.
Helen Alice Klasky
Segal, Rivian, - b. 11-9-1952
Segal, Sharon, - b. Oct. 25, 1959 m.
Abelson, Samuel Dr., - b. 9-18-1957
Abelson, Shawn, - b. 4-25-1990
Shaitles, Bliuma, - (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust at age 19)
Shaitles, Chaim, - (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust at age 22)
Shaitles, Sara Mala, (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust at age 55 - mother of Bliuma &
Chaim. It is known that this family had relatives living in Kaunas, Lithuania
Shaitles, Frida, - (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust at age 13)
Shaitles, Jeizel, - (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust at age 50)
Shaitles, Itzik, - (killed in 1941 in the Holocaust & was the father of Frida & Jeizel &
had relatives in London and the United States per the Holocaust
Schattel, Asnel, -
Schattel, Chaye, - m.
Shattil, Bentzion, - b. Panevezys, Lithuania 1871
Shattil, Ezra, - b. - Panevezys, Lithuania 1860 - father's name: Israel
Sherman, George m.
Shufler, Max - m.
Shuffler, Morris, 12-8-1922 - m.
Shufler, Elaine, b. 12-27,1953 - m.
Ehrenpreis, Mark Dr.
Shufler, Sandra, b. 7-11-1950 - m.
Shufler, Shayna, b. 12-4-1956 - m.
Simon, Betty Ann - m.
Simon, Isadore - m.
Simon, Jacob, - b. 12-3-1987
Simon, Joel, -b. 8-6-1982
Simon, Joshua, - b. 4-4-1988
Simon, Robert - m.
Simon, Samantha, - b. 9-12-1979
Simon, Stacie, - b. 12-09-1961 - m.
Michael Penn. - b. 1-24-1961
Shane Penn, - b. 10-13-1990
Simon, Stephan, b. 12-8-1953 - m.
Smith, Andrew, - b. 12--11-1968
Smith, Charles - b. March 25, 1900
Smith, Danielle Sulema,- b. 3-2-1960 (Gerald Smith ?) m.
Smith, Debra - m.
Smith, Jack m.
Ada Cotton, - b. March 15, 1902 (Maximillian Cotton b. Aug, 1865) ?
Smith, Fanny, - b. March 12, 1896
Smith, Hyman, - b. March 15, 1894 - m.
Rebecca Berliner, - b. Dec. 26, 1901
Smith, Irene, - b. April 10, 1926 - m.
Smith, Jocelyne Sara Sulema, - b. 9-30-1963 - m.
Smith, Joy, - b. Oct. 9, 1915
Smith, Michael John, - b. Feb. 12, 1933 - m.
Lorna Prescott White, - b. - 5-21-1943
Smith, Steven Alexander, - b. 7-25-1963
Smith, Susan - m.
Smith, Thomas, - b. 9-9-1993
Smith, Timothy, - b. 7-10-1971
Solo, (Solofsky) Alan, - b. 1-26-1955 - m.
Solo (Soloski), Jamie, - b. 4-5-1987
Soloski, Shannon, - b. 4-5-1990
Solofsky, Abraham - m.
Solofsky, Fran, - b. 3-27-1950 - m.
Melanie Borsack, - b. 6-25-1976
Robyn Borsack, - b. 12-17-1979
Solofsky, Joel, - b. 12-3-1956 - m.
Solofsky, Leo, - Aug. 8, 1922 - m.
Martha Schaffer, - b, Aug. 30, 1925
Solofsky, Natalie, - b. 8-26-1990
Solofsky, Michelle, - b. 3 3 1946 - m.
Solomon, Leonard (Laba) - m.
Solon, Abe - m.
Solon, Arlene - m.
Solon, Harriet, b. July 15, 1922 - m. Sheridan Segal, b. 12-10-1922
Solon, Helen Ann - m.
Solon, Morris - m.
Solon, Ron - m.
Solon Sarah - m.
Solon, Stacy - m.
Solon, William - m.
Soloski, Cima Tiba - m.
Soloski, Abraham - m. Ida
Soloski, Alexis, - b. 11-21-1976
Soloski, Brianna, - b. 8-15-1982
Soloski, Claire, - b. 2-18-1988
Soloski, (Solovski) Israel - b. April 3, 1892
Soloski, Jared, - b. 6-27-1987
Soloski, Jennie -m.
Jacob Theodore Rutz b. 11-4-1875
Soloski, Joil, b. April 3, 1892
Soloski, Labe - Goldie
Soloski. Marcia, b. 3-24-1921 - m.
Alan Richard Levin b. 4-28-1953 - m.
Suzyn Jacobson, b. 7-17-1957
Soloski, Max - Ann Max (?)
Soloski, Moyshe - m.
Soloski, Sara Chena b. 12-15-1885 - m.
father of Theodore Soloski
Soloski, Tema -
Soloski, Tillie - m.
Hyman Cohen m.
Soloski, Morgan, - b. 12-23-1981
Solosky, Mary - m.
Solovski, (Solowski),- m
Girsh (Hirsch) - m. Rocha
Solovsky, Abraham (Abram) -m.
Solovski, (Solowski) Berko - m.
Solovski, Bertha b. May, 1878 - m.
Albert Cohen b. Jan, 1879
Solovski, Kalman Hirschevich - m.
Gite Gertsovna Rubinson
Solovski, Mina, - m.
Leopold Friedlander, - b. Feb. 19, 1932
Solowski, (Solovski), Evel Kalman - m.
Sonies, Dr. Barbara, b. Aug. 25, 1939
Sorotzkin, Josef - m. Ester
Sorotzkin, - Rabbi Moishe (Israel)
Stein, Leonard - m.
Stern, Leah, 2-24-1923 - m.
Max Wohl b. Sept. 29, 1905
Sulema, Esther - b. 3-19-1935
Tatch, Jeffrey, - b. 8-14-1971
Tiran, Jessica, - b. 5-30-1980
Tiran, Joel, -b. 9-8-1985
Tiran, Nicole, - b. 12-13-1993
Tiran, Roy, - b. 9-20-1982
Unger, Benjamin, - b. 11-15-1971
Unger, Jonathan, - b. 12-1-1969
Unger, Lawrence Dr. - May 3, 1937
Winter, Max - m.
Helen Horovitz, - b.
Yessne, Esther - m.
Zacharias, Linda, - b. 12-7-1990
Zacharias, Robert, - b. Feb. 18, 1892
Zack, Jonathan, - b. 6-00-1972
Zack, Suzanne, - b. 2-00-1970
Descendants of Theodore and Feiga Soloski
Benjamin R. (Ben) Soloski, - b. August 8, 1880 in Latvia d: Sept. 7, 1946 in
St. Louis County Minnesota
Bessie Buchman,- b. 1883 d: Los Angeles, CA.
Theodore A. Soloski,- b. Sept. 1, 1910 - d. in Los Angeles, CA.
Minnie Reiter, - b. June 3, 1923 - (daughter of Rubin & Lilly Roth)
Barbara Anne Soloski, - b. 11--23-1947 - m.
Herbert Albin, - b. 11-7-1944
Seth Albin, - b. 3-21-1977
Jereme Albin, - b. 12-1-1980
Brian Joseph Soloski, - b. 3-7-1960 m.
Terese Clair Sherman, - b. 1-28-1958
Lee Martin Soloski,- b. 11-1-1951 m.
Ralyne D. Stein, - b. 2-19-1953
Craig Soloski, - b. 6-3-1954
Daisy Soloski Tatch, - d: Los Angeles, CA. b. July 6, 1907
Robert Tatch, - d: Los Angeles, CA. Aug. 16, 1907
Lois Tatch, - b. 2-3-1944
Benjamin Starr, - b. 9-1-1981
Andrew Starr, - b. 2-25-1987
Norman Irving Tatch, Oct. 18, 1940 - m.
Jonah Tatch, - b. 3-20-1971
Sarah Rebecca Soloski Milavetz, July 28, 1883 in Memel Lithuania
d: May 4,1976 in Virginia MN
Ike (Harry" Isaac Milavetz, b. Dec. 5, 1879 in Germany d: Sept. 24, 1937 in
David Milavetz, b: April 17, 1902 in Wisconsin d: August 29, 1969 in Virginia, MN
David was probably my most favorite cousin. Why? Almost every
month, David would drive down to Minneapolis and visit my family
and always leaving me with last month's issues of all types of
magazines - especially comic books. David was a magazine
distributor in the Virginia to Bemidji area and the next month's
issue came out, all he needed to get credit for the one's not sold,
was to tear off the covers.
Francis Shirley, M (Fraydal) Kaufman Milavetz, - b: February 25, 1916 in St Louis
County, MN - d: July 24, 1993 in St. Louis Park, MN. Francis was
one of the best cooks and baker - and she was an absolute
Gary Milavetz, Dr. b. 8-28-1955
Mary Elizabeth Teresi Dr. b. 2-26-1959 - M. Nov 25, 1989 Minneapolis, MN.
Francesca Milavetz b. 1995
Barry Ira Milavetz, Dr., - b. 6-25-1948 -m.
Judith Sue Podell, - b. 9-29-1951
Adam Milavetz, - b. 8-23-1983
Judith (Judy) Milavetz, - b. 1946 m.
Jeffrey Freidson (divorced) - b. 5-5-1948
Deborah Freidson, - b.7-29-1976
Jenne Freidson, - b. 3-23-1979
Benjamin Freidson, - b. 6-25-1981
Francis had one brother, Carl, and although he was not a direct relative to the Soloski side of our family, there was a most appreciated warmth between the Kaufman and the Soloski families, and the fact that Carl and Francis' father, Mr. Kaufman was so amiable, we treated him as if he were really a part of the family. A very well liked fellow. Mr. Kaufman looked just like Santa Claus with his flowing white beard.
Dr. George Milavetz b: July 5, 1904 St Louis County, MN d: November 13,1987
in St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnie Popkin b. January 23, 1905 St Louis County, MN d: March 9, 1992 in St
Robert Jay Milavetz
Michelle Yellen b: 1939 d: November 2004 d:
Alan Scott "Baruch Shloym" Milavetz b: May 15, 1958
Bonnie Gay Resnick b: Dec. 16, 1959 m: June 1, 1986 Hennepin County, MN
David Jacob Resnick Milavetz b: March 24, 1988
Daniel Elie Resnick "Dan" Milavetz, - b: Feb. 20, 1991
Zoe Bess Resnick Milavetz, - b: Dec. 27, 1995
Talia Mya Milavetz, - b: Dec. 27, 1995
Stacy Jo Milavetz, b. 1962
Jonathan David Gallop, 0 b. 1956 m: Nov. 5, 1983 in Hennepin County, MN
Amy Lynn Gallop, - b. April 17, 1992
Mollie Rachel Gallop, - b. April 17, 1992
Joshua Peter Gallop, - b. Sept. 30, 1995
James Jared Milavetz b: 1963
Donna Marie Lattari b: 1966 m: August 21, 1994 in Hennepin County, MN
Maxwell Sidney "Max" Milavetz b: August 1998
Nicole Mae Milavetz b: Nov. 1999
Olivia Milavetz b: March 20, 2004
Richard Duane Milavetz b: July 12, 1933 in St. Louis County, MN
Kenneth Sheldon Milavetz b: 1933 d: September 7, 1941 in St. Louis
Monroe "Duke" Milavetz d
Ruth Berman d. - July 18, 2007
Richard J. Weiland
Chicago Tribune (IL) - July 18, 2007
Deceased Name: MILAVETZ , RUTH BERMAN
Ruth Berman Milavetz, 89, beloved wife of Munroe; loving mother of Karen (Richard J.) Weiland; proud grandmother of Jacob, Ezra and Nathan; dear sister of Julian Berman, Fred Berman and the late Muriel Kerns; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Piser Funeral Services, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL. Interment Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravens-wood Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Counseling Center of Chicago, 4740 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640. Funeral info, 847-679-4740 .
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: July 18, 2007
Record Number: CTR0707180217
Dr. Sidney D. Milavetz b. August 10, 1911 in St. Louis County d: Hennepin
Edith Dena Smith Krasken b: November 4, 1907 in Ramsey County d: August
3, 1999 in Hennepin County
Other Milavetz Family Members
Alan St. Paul, MN
Alan S Mpls. MN
James J Mpls. MN.
A. E. Milavetz - Mpls. MN.
Brian S - Mpls. MN.
Bruce F - Mpls. MN.
Seymour - Mpls. MN.
Barry Milavetz Thousand Oaks, CA
Diane - Agoura Hills, CA
R. Milavetz - Moorpark, CA
William V Milavich - Long Beach, CA.
Marc Milavetz - Boulder, CO
Morris Soloski,- b: 2-22-1890 and lived at 33611 Tampa, Hillsborough, FL.
Social Security: 475-34-7865
Ann Yessne, - b: March 25, 1893 - d: June 1979
Marcia Soloski, - b. d. - m.
Jeanette Soloski, June 22, 1914 - m.
Harry J. Soloski, - b. June 10, 1891 Russia (Lithuania) d: October 7, 1970
Mamie Ines Anne "Musel" Milavetz, - b. 1893 in Russia (Lithuania?) - d June 7 ?
Theodore "Ted" Soloski, - b. October 13, 1912 in Crow Wing County d: ? Minneapolis, Mn.
Beatrice Goldstein, - b. 11-21-1912
Warren Soloski, - b. Oct. 22, 1940 - m .
Judith Gaynor, - b. Oct. 15, 1946
Steven Soloski, - b. 12-16-1943 in Minneapolis, Mn. - Lives in Manhattan
Jewel Dorothy Soloski, - b. Dec 18, 1916 Superior, Wisc, d: Bloomfield, MI
Rabbi Julius Shuback, - b. July 9, 1921 in Koblenz, Germany: d: East
Frieda Heilbrunn 1943:
Joyce Abbie Shuback - b. July 25, 1951 in East Chicago, Indiana
Harold Rosenbloom - b. October 12, 1951 in Hammond, Indiana d:?
Adam Rosenbloom, - b. April 8, 1978 in Hammond, Indiana
Robert Hertz, - b. July 31, 1947 in Illinois
Rivian Hertz, - b. August 18, 1983 in Merrillville, Indiana
Andrij Ivan, "AJ" Petryna, - b: October 10, 1969 in Hammond, Indiana
Fred Raphael Shuback, - b. December 3, 1952 in East Chicago, Indiana
Mindy Sue Sacks, - b. March 23, 1955 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Marissa Beth Shuback, - b. 5-28-2988 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Jeremy Alan Shuback, - b. August 12, 1984 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Andrea Michelle Shuback, - b. July 7, 1982 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bessie Soloski Margulis at her 90th Birthday party in Los Angeles, CA.
Bessie Soloski Margulis b. May 5, 1894 Superior, WI d. 1-3-1996 Los Angeles, CA
Samuel Charles Margulis b. Talnoye, Ukraine July 12, 1887 d. 4-30-1961 Minneapolis, MN
*Marion (Manya) Margulis Levy b. Talnoye, Ukraine d. 6-4-2000 Chicago, IL
A Jewish family in Tolnoye, took Marion in after her mother died and her father
(Sam Margulis) had already emigrated to Minneapolis. Marion was able to
emigrate to Minneapolis in 1928
Avraham Peretz Margulis
Samuel Charles Margulis
Odessa Rosen ?
Abraham Margolis b. March 3, 1888
Reise Talmadsky b. Aug. 20m 1890
Children of Samuel Margulis first marriage to ? Chernyahovscaya
Marian Margulis Levy, b. 2-16-1911 in Tolnoye, Ukraine m.
Charles Levy (Levovsky), b. July 12, 1904 - d.
Daniel Levy, b. 11-6-1937 Brooklyn, N.Y. m.
Lorraine Gold, - b. Jan 2, 1941- N. Y.
Elyse Beth, - b. 9-5-1961 m.
Dr. Stephen Insler, - b. 9-11-1961
Joshua Insler, - b. 11-16-1994
Mildred Levy b. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Allen Irwin Feinstein b. 4-9-1940 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Edward Keith Feinstein, Dr. b. 7-20-1964 m.
Faye Sara Hoffinger, b. 3-15-1964
Ginelle (Ginny) Hope Feinstein, b. 8-15-1963 m.
Gary David Kuper, b. 8-20-1962
Tyler Charles, b 6-4-1991
Dylan James, b. 1-14-1995
Reese Alexander b. 4-8-1999
Moshe (Mikhail) Chaimovitch Margulis b. Feb. 15, 1914,Talnoye, d. Berdichev, Ukraine
Chernyahahovscaya b. Talnoye, Ukraine Married in 1934 and moved to
Kerch. Both Moshe and Tuba grew up on the same street in Talnoye.
Tuba Idelevna, b. 6-13-1915 f. 11-19-1966 -
Lived with: Braino Borolchovna Gegdoshman in Berdichev, Ukraine
Udik (Yuriy Mikhaylovich) Margulis b. Talnoye, Ukraine 1937, lived in
Novosibirsk d. Israel 1996
Semion Margulis b. Talnoye, Ukraine in 1935
(Rashkovskaya) Sarra Suneevna b. 1940
Aleksandr, b 1964
Aron Margulis* (Murdered in Kerch, Ukraine with wife Sonya & daughter Ida by
the Nazis). Aron was sent to an orphanage when his mother
died and fifteen years later, he went to live in Kerch. At that
time, his mother's aunt Esther also lived in Kerch with her
family. In 1933, Aaron's father, Moishe also moved to Kerch.
One year later, Moishe met his future wife in Kerch and they
were married in 1934.
Ida d: Kerch, Ukraine 1940
* denotes child from Samuel's first marriage in Ukraine
Children of Samuel Margulis' Marriage to Bessie Soloski
Bessie Soloski Margulis, my mother. Her identical twin was Jennie Soloski Horwitz who lived in Duluth, Minnesota. Mom died on my birthday 1-3-1987 and Dad died on my brother's birthday 4-30-1961. She was a "great mom"
Peggy Margulis Barisof, - b. Feb. 14, 1925 - Minneapolis, MN -
d. 6-26-1981 Los Angeles, CA. Mount Sinai Cemetery,
Leo Barisof, - b. June 12, 1924 - St. Paul, Minnesota, d. 7-26-1980 Los Angeles,
CA -Mount Sinai Cemetery, Los Angeles (Parents: Morris Barisof m.
Steven Barisof, b. 12-5-1948 Minneapolis, MN
Bonnie Singer, b. 11-8-1954 - New Jersey
Milo, b. 6-3-1994 Santa Cruz, CA
Nancy Barisof, b. 6-13-1953 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Theodore (Ted) Harvey Margulis, - b. January 3, 1931, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Harriet Sokol, - b. 6-3-1933 St. Paul, Minnesota (Divorced Minneapolis, Minnesota
d. May 16, 1997)
Michel Bruce Margulis Sokol, - b. 2-19 - 1956 - St Paul, MN.
Stacy Lynn Perl Sokol, - b. 3-12-1953 - Minneapolis, MN. m. 7-4-1976
Joshua Adam Sokol, - b. 5-19-1979 - m.
Kayleen Sokol, - b.
Olivia Sokol, - b.
Ellie Sokol, b. Austin, - 6-18-2010 - Austin, Texas
Audrey Sokol, b. Austin, - 6-18-2010 - Austin, Texas
Delilah Adeline Sokol, - b. 2011 - Austin, Texas
Amy Sokol Erickson, - b. 2-22- 1990 - Minneapolis, MN - m.
Chris Erickson, Dr. - b.
Evan Noah Erickson,- b.
Eli Erickson, - b. October 2012 ?
Theodore (Ted) Harvey Margulis, b. January 3, 1931 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Shirley Bernadine Smolkin, - b. 9-8-1934 Minneapolis, MN.- M. 6-3-1956
(See Smolkin page)
Randi Ellen Margulis Grinbaum, - b. 2-15-1959 Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Grinbaum, - b. 4-17-1956 Los Angeles, CA
Brianna Faye Grinbaum, - b. 8-4-1989 Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Jordan Grinbaum, - b. 2-13-1992, Los Angeles, CA
Craig Scott Margulis, - b. 6-20-1961 Los Angeles, CA
Beth Garfinkel, - b. 12-12-1955 Los Angeles, CA.
Justin Margulis, - b. Los Angeles, CA
Alyssa Margulis, - b. 6-22-1989 Los Angeles, CA m. 2014
Aron Mattling, - b.
Corey Martin Margulis, - b. 2-14-1970 Los Angeles, CA
Sofie Roberge Margulis, - b. Sept. 25, 2003, Quebec, Canada
Emma Zave Margulis, - b. ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
@4:02 am - weighing 8lbs. 4 oz.
Stella Minnie Margulis, - b. 2-4-10 Phoenix, AZ
Geraldine Margulis Herman, - b. Oct. 22, 1932 - Minneapolis, MN m.
Ronald Herman, - b. June 25, 1928 - Minneapolis, MN d. Minneapolis, MN.
Leslie Jo Herman, - b. 5-22-1955, Minneapolis, MN
Michael James Doyle, - b.
Samuel Doyle, b.- 12-22-1994
Jack Doyle, b.
Laurie Herman, - b. 2-24-1958
Margulis, - b. 4-30-1936, - Minneapolis, MN m.
Kali Daneman Margulis, - b. 1-8-1939, Atlanta, GA. - d. 3-04-2010 FL.
Scott Margulis, - b. 1-9-1965 m.
Lisa G. Horwitz, b. 3-15-1966
Ashley, b. 12-30-1997
Brandon, b. 9-11-95
Michele Renee Bretz, b 3-16-1962 m.
Rick Bretz, 10-7-1959
Anita Margulis b. 2,14, 1939 Minneapolis, MN. d
Anita, after the death of Bessie Soloski Margulis, resided at 356 South Serrano
Ave. Phone: 213 385 0237 in Los Angeles. (Contact: Velma: 213 880 1627)
Soloski - Horwitz Family
Jennie Soloski (Horwitz) (my mother's twin) married Nathan Horwitz (a Cigar Maker) and had William (Selma Gilberstadt); Dottie m. (Milton Altman), Lionel m.
Marilyn Walder and Theodore who married Ted's wife, Shirley's first cousin, Harriet Gross.
Jennie Soloski Horwitz, - b. May 5, 1894 Superior, WI d. Minneapolis, MN (Bessie's
Nathan Horwitz b. 12-25-1891 d. 5-29-1945 St. Louis County
William Horwitz, Dr. - b: 2-04-1918 d: September 27, 2006
Selma Gilberstadt, b. Oct. 1, 1915 - d. 11- 2011 Father was Isadore b.
Francis Horwitz Dr., - b. Oct. 1, 1941 m.
Nancy Horwitz Cooney, b. 9-18-1968
John Cooney, b. 8-1-1944
Allan Horwitz, Dr. - b. 8-22-1948
Helen Dorothy (Doddie) Horwitz, Oct. 1, 1919
Milton Hubert Altman b: July 18, 1917 - m:
May 21, 1942 in Camp Lee, Virginia d: March 1994
Michael Altman, - b. 8-13-1969
Justin m. Debby
Bryan Altman, (not married)
Neil Edward Altman, Dr., - b: Jan. 17, 1946
Roberta Bostick, - b. Sept. 16, 1947
Robert Altman, b, - Feb. 21,1949 - m.
Judy Kuniansky, - b. 4-9-1950
Jesse Kuniansky-Altman, - 6-23-1978
David Kuniansky-Altman, - 10-10-1982
Aaron Kuniansky-Altman, - 4-26-1988
James Samuel Altman, - b: July 02, 1952
Lionel (Labe) Horwitz, b: August 07, 1930 St Louis County, MN.
Marilyn Walder, - b. June 2, 1930
Theodore David (Ted) Horwitz, b: Aug. 11 1936 St Louis County, MN d:11-22- 1981 in Minneapolis
Harriet Gross, b. 1942 in Mpls. (Shirley Margulis' First Cousin)
Esther Soloski Solomon, - b. Oct. 10, 1899 in Superior, WI d. Minneapolis, MN
Samuel Solomon,- b. Dec. 15, 1894
Myrle Solomon, - b. May 15, 1928 in International Falls, Minnesota
Jack Ehrlich, - b. 11--17-1923 in St Paul, Minnesota
Steven Ehrlich, 4-3-1955
B'nai Abraham shul in Virginia, Minnesota where the Cohens, the Milavetz and the Soloskis were prominent members. Note: I'm not sure if the Cohn family spelled their name with or without the letter e.
Genealogists Who Have Contacted Me Re The Cohn and Soloski Family Connection
Allan Garon allan@Garon.us
Robert Strumwasser RobertStrum@email.msn.com
Milavetz Family Notes
Sarah Soloski Milavetz was my mother's (Bessie Soloski Margulis) oldest sister. b. July 28, 1883 in Memel and died in Virginia, Minnesota on Mau 4, 1976. In my opinion, Sarah was not a very giving person, however, her son David and his wife, Frances Kaufmann, made up with their kindness to my immediate family. I knew Aunt Sarah but not her husband, Ike as he died just after I was born. This family were all buried in Virginia, Minnesota's Jewish Cemetery.
Monroe (Duke) Milavetz was the youngest one of Aunt Sarah's sons born in 1911. He was married to Ruth, and was a commercial artist working for Sears Roebuck in Chicago in their catalog department. Duke was trained in Vienna (Vienna School of Design & Crafts) on a scholarship (according to an article in the American Jewish World of Minneapolis as published in the October 16, 1931 issue, but I never saw any of his art as such. He and Ruth adopted their daughter. During WW II, Duke was stationed with the Air Corps and his job was to do the sketches that were needed for the training manuals and work on designing camouflage. Sig Shattil, a cousin, remembered Duke and about the magazine covers he did, when Sig visited Abe Milavetz and his wife Lena in Virginia, Minnesota. According to Ron Shattil (a relative on the Cohen side of my mother's family), Lena died of leukemia. Lena did needle point and made a little foot stool for the Shattil family which Ron has/had.
David Milavetz married Frances Kaufmann and they had Judy (Friedson); Gary and Barry. David was my most favorite cousin. He was a magazine distributor on the Iron Range and was very well respected. Frances was one of the best cook and bakers - ever! I spent quite a few summers at the Milavetz cabin on Sand Lake - just outside of Virginia. Those were just great days what with many of the Soloski clan coming out to visit us - the Minneapolis mishpacha. The cabin, as I first remember, was quite rustic with an outdoor toilet, but when I was in my teens, indoor plumbing was installed and the front porch was screened in allowing me to sleep so peacefully on the porch without the bothersome mosquitoes who liked to munch on me.
George Milavetz was a Dentist. My first recollection of George was at his dental practice in Ely, Minnesota and trying to set up a "shitach" with me and a young lady by the family name of Beugen. Her father was a druggist in Ely. His wife, Minnie was a lovely, quiet lady and in their later years, they resided in Highland Park, in St. Paul. George's practice was at that time in St. Paul.
Sidney Milavetz was also a dentist and practiced in Minneapolis. I understand that he was involved in the development of a dental tool used to wash away debris in the mouth after drilling into a tooth. He married late in life and to a very nice lady, Edith Smith.
There were three (count 'em) Ted or Theodore's; one Ted Horwitz and one Ted Margulis - all, of course, named after our grandfather Theodore Soloski. Ted Soloski, the son of Harry Soloski, died at a fairly young age. He was a food chemist and developed, among several other items, Brown 'N Serve rolls. On his way home from work, most evenings, he would stop by our home on Thomas and give us samples of the various types of rolls he had worked on that day.
The second Ted Soloski was also known as Ted Roberts and he was married to Minnie. This Ted was at first a teacher in Ohio, met Minnie and moved to Los Angeles where he became a salesman selling couch covers for many years. When Shirley and I first moved to Los Angeles in 1957, Minnie and Ted invited us to their home to participate with their family in many Jewish holidays.
Ted Horwitz met Shirley's first cousin, Harriet Gross at our wedding and fell in love with a 15 year old girl. He dated Harriet (aka Butzie) until she was old enough to be married. Ted was a CPA and died at a very young age.
I recently found out that the name David is related to the name Theodore.
Mordecai Shattil, - b. 1852 in Plunge (Plungyan) Lithuania
Miriam (Mary) Cohn, b. - m. - emigrated to England and later to Chicago. They
had nine children. d. 1920
Anna Shattil, - b. - d. 1955 m.
Benjamin Menke, - b. - d. 1941
Zelda Shattil, - b. 1885 - m.
? Miller, - b.
Jacob Shattil, - b. Memel, Germany - d. 1963 - m.
? Bloch, - b. - d. between 1939-45 in Holocaust
Son Shattil, - b. - d. -
Victor Schattil, - b. - d. 1926 - m.
Bela Strauss, - b. - d.
Leo Schattil, - b. -
Isaac Schattil, - b. -
Olga Schattil, - b. - m.
Charlie Dubowitz, - b.
Victor Dubowitz, b.
Lily Sebok, - b. -
David Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Unknown Dubowitz, - b. 1995
Michael Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Jackie Hurd, - b.
Unknown Dubowitz, - b. 1996
Gerald Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Debbie Miller, - b.
Daniel Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Jenny ?, - b.
Natalie Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Nathan Gaffen, - b.
Hilary Gaffen, - b.
Herbert Dickman, - b. - m.
Brent Dickman, - b.
Jane Dickman, - b.
Martine Dickman, - b.
Ivor Gaffen, - b.
Mark Gaffen, - b.
Neville Gaffen, - b.
Leslie Dubowitz, - b. - m.
Jean Faimin, - b.
Tamara Dubowitz, - b.
Nadine Dubowitz, - b.
Zelda Schattil, - b. m.
Michael Miller (Milwidsky), - b.
Abraham Berrille (Berry) Miller, - b. July 22, 1935 - d.
Jan. 26, 1978 in Johannesburg, SA.
Leslie Sacks, - b. 1-4-1944
Craig Miller, - b. 12-9-1970
Brett Miller, - b. 9-16, 1972
Garrett Miller, - b. 9-25-1975
Victor Miller, - b. March 29, 1937 - m.
Ricke ?, - b.
Sandra Miller, - b. 11-9, 1961 in London
Kim ?, - b. 12-26-?
David Miller, - b. 2-21, 1963 - m.
Charlene Kagan, - b.
Jenna Miller, - b.
Kyle Miller, - b.
Cecil Miller, - b. 3-3-1947 - m.
Beulah Chin, - b. 6-6-1948
Michael Miller, - b. 8-13-1969 - m.
Sarah ? - b. ?
Zoe Miller, b. 3-29-1999
Zelicia Miller, - b. 12-8-1971- m. 1997
Simeon Lifschitz, - b.
David Phillip Lifschitz, - b. 1-17-1999
Allan Miller, - b. 1-21-1983
Minnie Schattil, -b. ? - m.
Harry Stoch, - b.
Lorraine Stoch, - b.
Jean-Claude Poewe, - b.
Sarah Poewe, - b. 3-3-1983 Cape Town
Fanny Schattil, b. - m.
Morris Nowitz, - b.
Victor Nowitz, - b. - m.
Son ? Nowitz, - b.
Jean Nowitz, - b. - m.
? Friedman, - b.
Aharon Feivel - b. in Memel - the only son of Isaac and Henne Leah. He was
married ? and had at least one son - Aharon emigrated to Israel
Miriam (Mary) Cohn, b. Oct. 25, 1852. According to an article in the April 2000 issue
of the Shattil Family Newsletter, Miriam was described as "an
old woman" in a 1922 visit by Leslie (Lena) Shattil. Miriam
was then about 70 years old and was very excited to meet her
grandchildren. She was very spritely and about 5'3" tall and
had a great sense of humor. She only spoke Yiddish. She died
after 1922. On the grounds of the house where Miriam lived
with her daughter and son-in-law, was a large windmill, which
probably accounts for her son-in-law taking the surname
"Miller". - m.
Mordecai (Isadore) Shattil. He was born in Plunge, Lithuania and died 1969.
Isadore owned a grocery store, first in Chicago, (sold
it to his brother Julius) and moved to Decatur, Illinois
where he died in 1969.
Anna Shattil - m.
Benjamin Menke 1921; died 1941. Anna came to live with her brother Julius in
Chicago in 1910. She went back to Memel to attend school.
She met Ann Rabinowitz there. She stayed in Memel until
1912 when she had Julius send for her. d. 1955
Benjamin Menke was an an Insurance Agent.
Jacob Shattil - b. d July 1963 - m.
? Block, - b. Memel d. between 1939 - 1945 Jacob's family died in the
Holocaust but he escaped death and settled in Gatooma,
Rhodesia and died there.
Victor Shattil, - b. - m.
Bella Strauss, d. 1926
Victor left Rhodesia in the early 1920's and at one time was a
hotelier in Heidelberg, Cape. His sons lived in Beaufort West,
Olga Shattil, - m.
Victor Dubowitz, - m.
David Dubowitz m.
Unknown b. 1995
Michael Dubowitz, m.
Unknown, b. Oct. 1996
Gerald Dubowitz, m.
Daniel Dubowitz, m.
Natalie Dubowitz, m.
Hilary Gaffen, m.
Neville Street, - m.
Ivor Gaffen, m.
Leslie Dubowitz, - Medical specialist at University of Pennsylvania - m.
Zelda Shattil, - b. Dec. 25, 1910 - d. Jan. 30, 1963 in Durban, So. Africa- m.
(Zelda and Minnie were twins)
Michael Miller (Milwidsky), - b. Sept. 7, 1903 - d. May 15, 1968 Durban,
Abraham Berrille (Berry) Miller, - b. July 22, 1935 - D. Jan.26, 1978 in
Johannesburg, So. Africa - m.
Lesley Sacks, - b. Jan. 4, 1944
Craig Miller, - b. Dec. 9, 1970
Brett Miller, - b. Sept. 16, 1972
Garrett Miller, - b. Sept. 29, 1975
Victor Miller, - b. March 29, 1937 - m.
Ricke Sandra Miller, b. Nov. 9, 1961 in London
Kim Miller, b. Dec. 26 ?
David Miller, - b. Feb. 21, 1963 in Durban, So. Africa, m.
Cecil Miller, - b. March 3, 1947 in Durban, So. Africa
Beulah Chin, - b. - June 6, 1948 in Kroonstad, O.F.S. South Africa m.
Michael Miller, - b. August 13, 1969 in Johannesburg So. Africa m.
Zoe, b. March 29, 1999 in Fouriesburg, Free State, South Africa
Zelicia Miller, - b. Dec. 8, 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa m.
Simeon Lifschitz, - b. in Johannesburg, So. Africa - m. 1997
David Phillip Lifschitz, - b. Jan. 17, 1999 in Englewood, N.J. USA
Allan Miller, - b. Jan. 21, 1983 in Johannesburg, So. Africa
Barry Miller - d. in Johannesburg, South Africa ?
Minnie Shattil, - b. Dec. 25, 1910 (Zelda and Minnie were twins) m.
Harry Stoch, - b.
Lorraine Stoch, - m.
Fanny Shattil, m.
Jean Nowitz,- m.
? Friedman - d. of Hodgkin disease
? Daughter Friedman
Greta Nowitz, - m.
Samuel Shattil, d. between. 1899 - 1902 in Salisbury, Rhodesia.
Samuel had a shop or two in Gadgema, near Gatooma,
Rhodesia. He died before the Boer war from Blackwater fever.
Joseph Shattil, - b. Feb. 14, 1876 Kovno, Lithuania d. July 1950 Rhodesia -m.
Dina Masinter, - b. May 2, 1887 -(daughter of Alexander Masinter & Malka ?) d. November 4 1973 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
In 1922, Joseph was in business at the Wankie Colliery. He
decided to sell the business (for health reasons) and then took
his family which included wife Dina; oldest son Ralph (14 at
the time), daughter Lena (Leslie, age 12), second son
Alexander (age 11) and second daughter Ida (age 8) back to
Germany and Russia by boat for an extended visit to his
mother Miriam and Dina's mother Malka.
Joseph had left Russia (Lithuania) in 1893 to go to Rhodesia
with brothers Jacob and Julius. He had a shop in Radcliffe,
near Kwe Kwe. He is buried in Bulawayo Jewish Cemetery.
Ronnie Samson took a small truck to Bulawayo with his coffin
and that of Mr. Haimowitz and both were buried there. The
train trip ended in Capetown where the family spent a couple
of weeks at Bermans' Kosher Hotel situated in the "Gardens" -
a beautiful suburb of the city. After a stay of a few weeks, the
family boarded the RMS "Walmer Castle" of the Union Castle
Line for the two weeks journey to Southampton, England.
From Southampton, the family traveled by train to Waterloo
Station in London and then stayed at the White House Hotel in
Finchley, a London suburb. they spent a week or so in London
and met several relatives, including Barney Smith, an elderly
gentleman and a jeweler by trade. He may have been related
through Joseph's uncle and he had a son who moved to New
Hampshire in the United States.
In early May, 1922, the family traveled by train to the channel
seaport of Harwich where they boarded the channel ferry to
Hook of Holland where they then traveled by train along the
coast to Danzig (now Gdansk) and on to Memel (now Klapedia)
on the Baltic Sea.
Memel in 1922, was under French mandate, having formerly
been part of Germany before the 1914-1918 WW I. Memel was
a bustling seaport and here they stayed at the Victoria Hotel.
After a brief stay at the hotel, the family stayed with one of
Joseph's cousins in Memel. These relatives may have been the
Cohen branch of cousins on Miriam's side of the family. During
their brief stay with the Cohen family, they met some Cohen
cousins from America who were also visiting Memel. Most likely
these Cohen "cousins" would have been David and Monroe
(Duke) Milavetz who also related the story of meeting cousins
from South Africa. David returned to Virginia, Minnesota and it
is believed that Monroe traveled onto Vienna to further his art
Miriam lived with her son and his family in Telse (Telz and also
known as Telsai). He was a miller, and as children, they had
lots of fun playing in his windmill.
The family stayed with Joseph's sister Zelda in Gurski. One
day, hearing screams in the street outside, and then realizing
that the Cossacks were once again conducting a pogrom,
Joseph took his family, loaded them in a cart, and covered
them with blankets and hay and rode for Memel.
Having given up her family for dead some weeks later,
Joseph's mother, Miriam was sitting Shiva for the family when
they returned unscathed. There was a big party to celebrate
While in Germany, Joseph put own a substantial deposit on a
farm. Dinah was unhappy about this and managed to talk
him out of it, even though he was bound by the deposit and
possibly a contract to buy the farm. The family slipped off
during the night and forfeited the deposit.
The family visited Miriam and then also Dina's mother in Tavrig
(Taurogen). But first they traveled by train to Gorze, a small
town near Memel and a hired car was to meet them the next
day. In Gorze, they met an aunt who was a sister of Joseph
and her husband. It may have been Zelda.
The "hired car" never arrived, so they completed their trip to
Telse in an open wagon pulled by a horse. While in Telse, they
met our paternal grandmother, Miriam, who was staying with
her daughter Zelda and her husband. They had a daughter by
the possible name of Beryl, who later married a man named
Katz in Israel.
Beryl survived the slaughter of Jews by the Nazis because of her
parent's shrewdness. When the Nazis herded the Jews of Telse
into the woods, they told them to strip, whereupon they were
shot. Beryl's parents piled their clothes over her and she
escaped the Nazis' attention. This story was printed in Ron
Shattil's April, 2000 issue of the Shattil Family Newsletter.
Ralph Shattil, - b July 6, 1908 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; d. July 8, 1988 in
Zimbabwe. South Africa - m.
Rose Zev, - b. June 05, 1914 - d. Sept. 4, 1972 in Johannesburg, So.
Africa - buried at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg, So.
Africa. Remarried July 07, 1970
Judith Shattil, - born May 18, 1943 - m.
Anthony Marc Stern,- b. June 7, 1940
Monique Elenka Stern, - b. May 4,1974
Gertrude Sieradzkie, - (2nd wife of Ralph) m.
Gillian Shattil, - born Sept. 3, 1951 m. -
Clive Midgen, - b. April 26, 1947
Gabi Midgen, - b. June 18, 1979
David Midgen, - b. April 7, 1982
Leslie (Lena) Shattil Comaroff, - b. 12-15-1909 in Rhodesia - m
Abe Benjamin - March 8, 1930
Bernice Benjamin, - b. Oct. 23, 1933 - m.
Harold Schwartz, - b. Feb. 7, 1983
Clive Schwartz, - b. Sept. 13, 1955 Toronto, Canada - m.
Naomi Rosenbaum, - b. Dec. 31, 1966
William Schwartz, - b. Dec. 6, 1996
Laura Schwartz, - b. May 12, 1998
Jo Gail Schwartz, - b.
Gary Schwartz, - b. - m.
Tatjana Freger, - b. June 6, 1993
Tal Schwartz, - b. June 6, 1993
Dasha Schwartz, - b. Oct. 23, 1994
Élan Schwartz, - b. Sept. 29, 1996
Harold Schwartz, - b.
Olive Schwartz, - b. Sept. 13, 1955 in Toronto, Canada
Jack Price, - b. 1913 - d. Sept. 26, 1971 (2nd husband of Lena Shattil)
(August 16, 1941)
Norman Price, - b. Nov. 8, 1944 m.
Nancy Weil, - b. Oct. 6, 1952
Jordana Price, - b. Oct. 6, 1981
Jacob Price, - b. Jan. 1, 1984
Lionel Comaroff, - b. d. Sept. 1981 ? (3rd husband of Lena Shattil)
Abe ?, - b. 1913 - d. Sept. 26, 1971 - ? Met Lionel Comaroff on Jan. 7, 1977
d. 1981 ?
Alexander Shattil, - b. July 14, 1911 in Salsbury, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe. m.
Myra Lange, (May 01 1959 . ( Alexander was named after his maternal
grandfather) He worked in the Tax Office in Bulawayo.
Ida Shattil, - b. Oct. 31, 1914 - d. 1968 - m.
Ronald Samson, - b. 1911 - d. 1993
Lynette Samson, - b. Aug. 10, 1945 - m.
David Hirschowitz, - b. 1943
Anton Hirschowitz, - b. Feb. 2, 1973
Ivan Hirschowitz, - b. Sept. 19, 1974
Esme (Esther) Shattil, - b. Dec. 12, 1926 at Gwelo d. Nov. 4, 1999 - m.
Aaron Newfield, - d. June 15, 1999
Sheila (Shelagh), - b. Nov. 14, 1948, - m.
Peter Gastrow, - b.
Michael Gastrow, - b. May 11,1978
Vanya Gastrow, - b. April, 5, 1981
Claudia Gastrow, - b. May 21, 1983
Valerie Newfield, - b. Nov. 27, 1952 - m.
Peter Koff, -
Joshua Koff, - b. July 29, 1991
Benjamin Koff, - b. July 18, 1993
Julius Shattil, - b. June 15, 1887 in Plunge, Lithuania. When he was 14 years
old, he left home and the grinding mill his father owned to
follow his brothers to Africa. Julius arrived in Rhodesia during
the Boer War. He had stowed away on a freighter which picked
up fruit - mostly oranges - in Spain and delivered what was left,
(after the stowaways ate them) to Cape Town.
He worked for a Mr. Solomon who operated company stores at
various gold mines. After he learned the business, he opened
his own chain of stores at other mines. He left Rhodesia for the
United States around 1908 after earning sufficient money to
practically retire. He came through New York City, and after
clearing immigration, he headed West and ended up in Covert,
Michigan where he purchased a fruit farm in Colomo, Michigan,
but the title was flawed. Some relatives of the owner couldn't
be found to sign off on the deed, so after years of waiting, he
walked away from it, losing his deposit.. He visited the Milavetz
family in Virginia, Minnesota and then went on to Chicago.
In Chicago, he took over his brother Isadore's bankrupt grocery
store, made a success of it and sold it in 1921. That same year
he purchased a hardware store, The Golden Rule, and sold it to
his three sons in 1955 when he retired. The hardware store
burned down in 1963. He d. Sept. 27, 1975 in Evanston,
Illinois. Julius died from a heart attack and he also had prostate
Ann Rabinowitz, - b. 2-19-1895 in Memel, Germany Aug. 04, 1912 in
Chicago, Illinois - daughter of Samuel Rabinowitz and
Sarah Naftal) d. 7/6/1974 in Chicago, Illinois. Julius' wife,
Ann Rabinowitz died from a stroke.
Siegfried Shattil, - b. Feb. 14, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois -
Arlene Solomon, - b. July 12, 1920 - m.
February 19, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska
(Father: John Solomon; Mother Matilda Bienstock)
Notes about Siegfried (Sig); Owner of a Hardware store;
Circle Fine Arts; Brown hair and brown eyes. Wore
reading glasses at age 82.
Notes about Arlene Solomon: Started Scope Unlimited
Public Relations in 1969 and had clients including
Government of India Tourist Office; Republic of China,
Midwest; Roosevelt University; Central YMCA; Kent
College of Law; Champagne Producers of France. Owned
numerous art galleries. Education: University of
Colorado majoring in Journalism; Medical: Had
Ronald Bruce Shattil, - b. October 7, 1944 in Hastings, Neb. m.
Debra Sue Schoenfelder, - b. July 23, 1958 in Mitchell, South Dakota - Ronald's Occupation: Architect
9200 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA. 94611
Wendy Joy Shattil, - b. April 07, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Daniel Mark Shattil,- b. Sept. 3, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois - m.
Emily Elspeth Cameron, - b. April 23, 1949 in Nebraska City,
Nebraska m. 3-14, 1987 in Lincoln,
Neb. ( daughter of Allen and Elizabeth
Matthew Cameron Shattil, - b. July 7, 1994 in Omaha,
Steven James Shattil, - b. August 2, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois
Arthur Shattil, - born 8-31-1915 in Chicago, Illinois - d. May 23, 1994 in
Morton Grove, Illinois - m.
Helen Berman, - b. May 17, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois Oct. 13, in Chicago,
Illinois, daughter of Benjamin Berman and Etta Steinberg -
Cause of death - Stroke; had cataracts as a young adult
Sanford Shattil, - b. April 1, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois - m.
Gloria Schultz, - b. Feb. 10, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Sanford is a
Jason David Shattil, - b. May 29, 1971 - Musician
Sherry Jill Shattil, - b. April 1, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois - m.
Ronald Stewart, - b. 4-22-1942 in Chicago, Illinois - b. April 22, 1942
in Chicago, Illinois (Father Myron Stewart M. Ann
Donna Beth Stewart, - b. 4-29-1967 in Highland Park, Illinois - m.
Gregg Edwin Hickman,
Elliot Michael Stewart, - b. June 6, 1970 in Highland Park, Illinois -
Amy Jennifer Gadlin
Melvin Shattil, - b. April 28, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois - d. Nov. 20, 1977 in
Chicago, Illinois - m.
Muriel Winsberg, - b.10-1-1926 in Chicago, Illinois;
Father - Sam Winsberg - Mother May b. Oct.1, 1926
Patrice K. Shattil, - b - Oct. 25, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Richard Dennis Shattil, - b. Dec. 30, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Carole Susan Shattil, - born March 12, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois
Isadore Shattil, b. - d. 1969. m.
? - Unknown wife
He had 2 daughters
There is supposedly another Shattil in Brazil. He would be the son of Mordecai and Miriam whose name, it is believed, Israel.
Ruth Pamela Smith Zacharias, - b. May 28, 1926 in London, England
d. ? 2012? in Jarfalla, Sweden - m.
Bengt Zacharias, - b. April 13, 1926
Charles Robert Zacharias, - b. 6-20-15 - m.
Joanne Helen Arcus, - b. 10-11-1957
Annette Cheryl Zacharias, - b. 7-16-1956 - m.
Mordechai Matti Tiran, b. - 11-14-1951
Yvonne Glynis Zacharias, - b. 7-16-1956 - m.
Lars Olof Olehed, - b. 4-18-1960 Sweden
Ian Olehed, - b. 9-17-1992
Janine Olehed, - b. 4-13-1982
Ina Olehed, - b. 8-14-1984
Robert Zacharias, - m.
Margit Hellsten, - b. June 13, 1896 m.
Jim Joel Zacharias, - b. 2-3-1963 m.
Sylvia Ilona Takacs, - b. 8-15-1962
Gerald Anthony Gordon-Smith, - b. Oct. 2, 1929 - London, England - m.
Mary Chatterton Gordon, b. May 19, 1941
Irene or Louise Lefkowitz,
Iliya ?, - San Francisco - currently lives in Managua Nicaragua
Margulis (Margolis, Margoulis)
See above also
My father's passport from Ukraine
Samuel Charles Margulis (Chaim Shmuel) aka Sam and "Murphy". He was born in Talnoye, Ukraine. He was married to Hadassah (?) Rosen who bore him two boys and a girl. The boys were Moishe Haimovich and Aaron. The girl was Marion who first married a man by the name of Frank ? and divorced him shortly thereafter and then married Charles Levy and became Marion Levy. Simon remembers Marion because she would send "Care Packages" to her brother, Moishe.
My father, Sam, apparently sent money so that Marion could come to America, which she did in 1928. She lived with mom and dad and Peggy - (I wasn't born yet). Then she found a man (whose name, I believe was Frank) and ran off with him to Chicago. Later they were divorced. She then met Charlie and the rest is history. I remember hearing that Marion and Charlie may have been cousins. Charles Levy was one of my three GREAT brother-in-laws!
Marion (Manya) Margulis,
Jill, b. 11-24-1960
Millie (Mildred), b. Jan 4, 1942
Ginelle (Ginny) Hope Feinstein Kuper
Tyler Charles born 6-4-1991
Dylan James born 1-14-1995
Reese Alexander born 4-8-1999
Kenneth, Feinstein, b. 5-18-1969
Seating in front, going clockwise: Jill, Marian Margulis Levy (my half-sister from my father's first marriage); Charlie Levy; Lorraine and Danny Levy and Gerri Herman
Marian was, as far as I was concerned, my older sister, even though she left our father's house before I was born. She was a very sweet lady and after Charlie died, she moved to Chicago to be near her daughter, Millie.
The Levy Family
Charles Levy (a possible first cousin to Marian through the Brodsky family) married Marian Levy (her second marriage) and lived in Brooklyn, New York until their retirement to Hollywood, Florida. Charley was one great brother-in-law and treated Shirley and I with such great warmth - as if we had been their best friends since child birth. Marian too was warm and gracious when she first met Shirley and Shirley's father on their trip they had made together to Montreal, where Charlie Smolkin met his sisters for the first time in many, many years and then flew to New York to visit Marian and Charley.
It all started from this fax (shown above) from The American Red Cross which I received at our home in Palm Desert, California on June 19, 2000. After coming off the ceiling with joy, I then called and spoke to my nephew, Simon (Semion) for quite some time explaining our connection. He was so delighted (as I was) to learn of our relationship. After he got over the initial shock of learning of our connection, he said: "but you are my enemy". He had served many years in the Soviet Army and that is what he was taught.
Shortly thereafter, he and his wife Lana (Svetlana) flew to the US to meet us and some of the rest of the family. After spending time with us around southern California, they continued on to New York to attend his grandson's Bar Mitzvah and to meet relatives of his mother who lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
My half-brother Moishe fought in WW II at Stalingrad. Moishe was awarded a number of medals and some of them hang in my office given to me by Bronislava, his second wife. The medals were accompanied by a red booklet and Simon translated the information from Russian to English, as follows:
"For excellent service in Military Force USSR"
Petty officer Margulis Moisha Haimovich by Order Ministry of Defence USSR N 43 17 January 1959 get Reward Medal "For excellence Service Degree Second" Commander Military Base N6184 Colonel Konyaev. 22 February 1959 By Order Ministry of Defence USSR N 44 Reward Medal "For excellence Service" Degree First Commander base N16580 General - Major Belov 21 February 1963"
Moshe's first wife was Tuba Rosen. Moishe and brother Aaron, grew up in Zvenigorod orphanage. After leaving the orphanage, he went to Kerch where he lived with his brother Aaron.
Moishe had two sons:
Simon and Yuri were from his first wife. for this amazing story)
Yuri died in Israel, and we met Simon (See Margulis Saga
in Los Angeles.
Aaron, his wife Frida and daughter Ida (who would have been the same age as I) were killed by the Nazis in Kerch, Ukraine.
In Kerch, Moishe worked in a metal working plant as a steel temperer. From July 1941 until October 1943, he was at the front in a tank unit where he won several medals for bravery. He also played in an Army band. After the war, he remained in military service in Lutsk, then Novograd-Wolynski. He retired as a junior sergeant. He moved to Berdechev in 1967 with his second wife (?), Bronislava whom he met when she was a nurse in the Soviet Army. He died on June 20 1991 which coincidently is the birthday of my son Craig.
Moshe's grave in Berdichev, Ukraine. That's me next to the gravestone.
Bronislava - Moshe's second wife (we're not sure if they ever married) for many years and who gave us information about Moshe and his life.
Simon (Semen, Simeon) Mikhaylovich Margoulis born 1934. When WWII, started, Simon and his mother fled to Barnaul in Siberia. The following information exists in the card file for officers of the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
"Major T/S Margulis, Semen Mikhaylovich (Shiman Moysheevich), date of birth - 1935, resident of the city of Kerch, Crimean Oblast, by Ministry of Defense Order No. 0167, dated March 16, 1982, was retired in to the reserves as per Article 59, P. <<a> to the registry of the Soviet RVK of the city of Minsk; on March 23, 1984 was on the registry in the Runze RVK of the city of Minsk, Belarus. The wife of Margulis is (Rashkovskaya) Sarra Suneevna, date of birth - 1940; son- Aleksandr, date of birth 1964."
Simon graduated from school and went to Dnepropetrowck in 1954 and passed the exams in military college. He then continued in the military and in 1982, he finished his service at a base in the Caucuses Mountains, near the city of Baku. He met his wife, Lana (Svetlana) in Minsk, where he studied at the Military Academy. In 1978, Lana's sister, Poly, at the age of 28 and with two small children, along with her husband, left Russia for Australia. In 1990, Simon and Lana and their son, Alexander, also emigrated to Australia.
... and the beat goes on. Alexander married a young lady and they had a child, Elizabeth. Alexander later divorced his wife who now lives in the United States, while Elizabeth, currently, lives in Australia.
Today, Simon and Lana live happily in St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
Yuri Mikhaylovich Margoulis born 1937. Died in Israel, date unknown
Because Aaron's wife Frida was sick at that time, they made the fatal decision to not evacuate to Siberia and were subsequently murdered by the Nazis. No further information available at this time.
1316 North Thomas Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The house where I grew up from 1936 until I married Harriet Sokol in 1952 and moved to St. Paul.
The marriage lasted just short of 3 years, but we had a son, Michael from this marriage. The phone number at the Thomas Avenue house was Cherry 4003. Before we moved into this house, I was born at General Hospital and my folks took me the then apartment behind my father's upholstery shop and just above us where the Cook family lived. This was located at the corner of 7th and Lyndale - today it is part of Olson Highway. My sister's Marion and Peggy also lived with here.
When i started Grant Public School, we had moved to 1122 Fremont Avenue North and lived in the downstairs' apartment until we moved to 1300 Morgan Avenue where I transferred to Willard Public school. In 1935 my folks bought the house at 1315 North Thomas - and that's where we all (Peggy, Geraldine, Frank, Anita and I) grew up until we each were married except for Anita. Anita never married and lived her life with mom, until her death, and then lived in a home in Los Angeles.
Dad died from a heart attack just a few days before he and mom were to move to Los Angeles. They had just signed the necessary papers and Dad came home from "shul", was watching TV when my mother asked him if he would like some lunch. He answered "yes" and just as my mother turned to go into the kitchen, she heard a "thud" - turned around and saw that my dad had fallen off of his chair and died from a blood clot. The clot was the result of his helping a friend move a metal bedstead from a second floor down to the first, and the bed slipped as they were going down the stairs and cut a deep wound in Dad's leg. Stubborn as he was, he refused going to Dr. Gordon for treatment. A blot formed - went to his heart - but he didn't suffer. Thank God!
When my brother-in-law, Leo called me, I was in shock, and for the first time in many years, I started crying uncontrollably. Dad was a great man - "a real mensch"!
I had a very nice life living at home with my parents until my marriage to Harriet Sokol.
My very first job was selling door to door snow suits (I was around 11 years old) which were obtained from Chuck Rosen's father's factory. At age 15 or 16, I applied for and was hired to sell women's shoes at Allan's - in downtown Minneapolis where I worked there and a couple of other shoe stores part time while attending North High and later the University of Minnesota. One day, my friend Clarice Sherman, who lived just down the street from us on Thomas Avenue, introduced me to her then boyfriend, Mel Zuckman.
Soon thereafter, I left the U of M and joined Mel in opening Cleveland TV and Appliance store on Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. We struggled for a few years and finally I had to give up my share of the business because of two factors: one was that Mel didn't recognize other people's sleeping hours and would make service calls very late at night - sometimes even at 2 or 3 in the morning and I was getting complaints galore but mostly because - after dating Harriet for about a year, she gave me an ultimatum that I either get a regular paying job or she wouldn't marry me.
So I first got a job at an employment agency figuring that if an interesting job were to come across my desk, I would see it first. And that's what happened. There was a job opening at Kaplan Paper Box/Minnesota Envelope Company as a box designer and estimator - and I jumped at the chance. Harriet was pleased and she made plans for our wedding which took place at the Commodore Hotel in St. Paul. John (Morris) Sokol had just gone through bankruptcy and couldn't afford the wedding, so my Dad co-signed a loan for me with the Chesed Chel Emes in Minneapolis for all of $300.
We were married and within a few months, John died of a heart attack. I was working at Kaplan Paper Box at that time, which was located about a mile from John's apartment in the West Side of St. Paul. Harriet phoned and asked me to come over quickly which I did. As I walked into the apartment, Ida Sokol, Harriet's mother, grabbed Harriet so that Harriet's back was to me and Ida, looking directly at me stated very succinctly and directly to me "now I only have you to take care of me!" It was a very clear message and then I knew I was in deep doo doo at that moment as Ida was a domineering type person who I had continually tried to avoid arguing with.
Sure enough, shortly after burying John, and without asking or discussing the idea, Ida, and Harriet's younger sister Lois, moved into our apartment. I don't remember her ever paying a share of the rent or buying any food, but Ida knew how to boss and she told me, (as an example of the kind of situation I was facing), not to touch the refrigerator door handle without putting a towel around the handle. And it wasn't even her refrigerator!
So there we were - Harriet and I living in a 2 bedroom apartment in St. Paul, along with Harriet's mother and her sister Lois.
Just before Christmas, I came home to the apartment and found my chalk pastels broken and laying on the carpet. When I asked why my private chalk pastels were there and not in the closet where I had kept them, Harriet's mother told me off and said that she had told Lois she could play with them. No - I'm sorry ... no apology. Nothing! I was furious and asked Harriet to come into our bedroom alone with me and she did.
I took hold of her shoulders - looked her straight in the eye and told her that this was the last straw. She had to make up her mind to either live with me or with her mother. Harriet started to cry, but then she looked straight into my eyes and said "I want to live with my mother."
So I left that day and we tried a couple of times to reconcile - even went to a Rabbi to try to get the matter resolved, but Harriet's mother would not move out and so we were divorced, but not until after our son was at her apartment. Harriet was 10 months pregnant when I moved out, and I left the apartment and told her that she should call me when she felt she wanted to go to the hospital to deliver our baby. She did call me at my folk's house in the middle of the night. I drove fast and furiously from the Northside of Minneapolis to the west side of St. Paul -loaded her up in my car and drove to Midway Hospital where she delivered Michael Bruce Margulis.
Michael was born on February 20, 1953. He was mostly brought up by his maternal grandmother in the shared apartment in Highland Park, Minnesota. The courts allowed me visitation rights (I believe it was from 9 a.m. Saturday to 5:30). I would bring him to my folks home and they enjoyed being with him as shown in the picture below. This went on for a few years.
After I found and fell in love with Shirley Smolkin, she too enjoyed Michael on the weekends except for changing his diapers. After we were married on June 3, 1956, we moved to Los Angeles. After a few years had passed, we would fly back to Minneapolis and I would attempt to visit with Michael. Harriet wasn't thrilled with my "intrusion" time, but sometimes I would be able to see him - especially when he became a teenager and worked at a drug store in Highland Park owned by a school friend - Stan Starkman.
Ted had married Harriet Sokol in 1952 and they had a son Michael in 1953 just before Ted divorced Harriet. Harriet raised Michael (mostly by herself) as Ted had moved to California in 1957 after receing a job offer.
When Mike was in his twenties, Shirley's cousin Jean Chutter Karch, called and told us that she felt Mike was receptive to meeting us and to try to become part of our family. We flew to Minneapolis and met for lunch at a business type restaurant of Mike's choosing. And we talked for quite a few hours. We got along fine and set up a time to come to his home to meet his wife Stacy and his children, Josh and Amy.
Stacy is a lovely lady and we enjoy being with her and as it turned out, it was Stacy's parents, Norm and Addie Perl who were friends of Chuck and Jean Karch, that suggested our meeting. The only problem I had was that Harriet had legally changed Mike's last name from Margulis to hers - Sokol, so Mike carries the Sokol name.
At Josh's Bar Mitzvah, Harriet and I were cordial to each other and she met Shirley for the first time. Harriet was suffering from MS and died a few years later after having been married a second time which only lasted a few weeks. He ran into the same problem with the mother as I did.
Ted, Mom, Dad and Michael at 1316 N Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mike married Stacy Perl on July 4, 1976. Because Harriet held her anger almost to the end, I was not invited to the wedding. Mike and Stacy had two children - Joshua (Kayleen) and had Olivia and twins and Addie. Amy (Chris Erickson) who had Evan Noah and around October, 2012 will have a new great grandson (Eli) to the family. It will be our sixth Great Grandchild!
Peggy (Margaret) Jane
*Leo Barisof, - b. June 12, 1924 - (Morris and Edith Barisof) (brothers Nathan
and Harvey) both deceased
Theodore (Ted) Harvey
Harriet Sokol (deceased)
Shirley Smolkin (Charles Isaac Smolkin b. May 8, 1904 m. Manya (Minnie) Gross b.
Sept. 26, 1905
Randi Ellen Margulis Grinbaum
Jeffrey Jordan (JJ)
Craig Scott Margulis
Alyssa Margulis, b. m.
Justin, Margulis, - b. 12-14-1992
Corey Martin Margulis
Abraham (Abe) Margolis b. March 3, 1888 (my father's older brother)
Rose (Reese) Talmadsky Margolis b. Aug. 20, 1890
Norman Gendein (2nd Husband of Dorothy) d.
Alvin Gendein, Dr.
Bruce Gendein, Dr.
Minnie Margolis Zimmerman b: ? d: ?
Max Zimmerman b: ? d: ?
Nancy Zimmerman b: ? in Minneapolis
Irving Margolis b. 1918 d. 12-21-2012
Clara Menningsbarg d: 2014
Linda Margolis Ettinger
Rabbi Etenu Ettinger
Jack Margolis d. 2012
Ruth Rockler b: ? Divorced: ?
Naomi Rose d:
Sherri Margolis Huff
Sarah Margolis Shields b. 1916 d. 11-12-2013
Sam Shlimovitz (Shields)
Phyllis Margolis Applebaum
Melvin Applebaum deceased
Possible Relatives to be checked
Other Margulis names that I have not been able to pinpoint as to a relationship with my dad's family.
Berko Margulis (Boris) San Francisco (415 752 8329) son is Michail Margulis, Professor in Donetsk Technical University email@example.com Michail has a sister, Yelisavetz (Lisa) Shkolnik Phone: 415 674 1990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Margulis (Howard.L.Margulis@Bakernet.com )- Father Nathan of Chernigov emigrated to St. Louis
Mario Klarmann Margulis email@example.com . His mother was Dora Margulis Repetur, daughter of Samuel Margulis Spivak and Rosa Repetur Soltan. His grandfather was born in Ackerman in 1885 (near Odessa) and grandmother was from Ismaila, Romania, not far from Ackermann (Bilgorod-Dnistrovskiy) Emigrated to Argentina with the Jewish Colonization Agency about 1894-1896 and were established in a place called Colonia Mauricio, from where they later came to Chile in 1908.
Sam Margulis (Met on Facebook)
Gift Exchange Days
"America's Greatest Trader" in the Gift Exchange 1961. It was located at 8825 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles. The business idea of creating a business to exchange duplicate or unwanted gift items was mine as my father-in-law, Charlie Smolkin, couldn't find a job when he and Minnie moved to Los Angeles in 1959. The idea took hold and became very well known in the 1960s and 70s, not only in Los Angeles but in 25 other cities where we had franchised Gift Exchange stores. It was much publicized - especially the day after Christmas. In fact, on the Huntley-Brinkley News, Shirley showed off her pregnancy to the world for the first time! Art Linkletter had me on his show three times - Steve Allen invited me twice; Pamela Mason and there were many other guest appearances on both radio, TV and stories about our business in Time, Life, Coronet, Readers Digest, Dallas News and more.
On December 27th, 1991 a second Soloski Reunion was held in Los Angeles at Sportsman Lodge and lasted for two days. It was very well attended, though not as big as the Soloski Family Reunion held in Minneapolis a few years before
Shattil Reunion - held in Oakland, California on October 20 - 22, 2000. "A reunion naturally focuses on the past and present - where we came from and who we are now. But we may also consider the future and how can we have a positive effect on our descendents." From the March, 2000 Shattil Family Newsletter, authored by Ron Shattil. There was/is a web site