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  Cohn, Soloski,  Milavetz, Levy, Margulis, Shattil and more ...


The Cohn's, Shattil's and Milavetz' gathered on Covert, Michigan in 1911 or 1912.  From right, Ann Rabinowitz Shattil, Julius Shattil, Ruth Cohn, "Old Man" Milavetz, Isadore Cohn, Anne Shattil, Lena Milavetz and Edith Cohen. The two o the left and the two children in the back are unidentified.  Edith Rothschild Cohn was married to Isadore Cohn 

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Please help correct and expand the information below.  If you have access to an email account, send to tedmar333@gmail.com  or Phone; 760 485 0999.  I am looking for dates of birth, deaths, marriages, spouse's maiden names, children and any anecdotes you care to share with your family.

    Soloski Family Tree, drawn by Barbara Schaeffer

Soloski - Cohn  Family

Alan Garon and Jack Abramson jackabramson@aol.com have created a huge database of relatives somehow related to the Karon/Garon/Soloski/Milavetz families, including my family history.

If you are, or think you are related to the many Jewish families who live or have lived in Duluth, Superior, Virginia, etc., I suggest you send an email to Jack Abramson, explain your possible connection, and he can then help you access the database. jackabramson@aol.com

There are over 1,500 descendants that I have located and identified at this time. I have been able to trace back to Great Great Grandparents, Isaac and Chana Leya Cohn. Chana was born in 1824 and died in 1903 in Lithuania. If I have made a mistake, please let me know.  tedmar333@gmail.com

There is a Righteous Gentile in Plunge.  Kazys Vitkevicius, who during the Holocaust hid the daughters of Rabbi Bloch, the well known Telz Yeshiva in Telz.  There seems to be a connection to the Soloski and/or Cohn family that needs to be investigated.


Isaac Cohn and Henne Leah Kaplan Cohn

Isaac Cohn, - b. - 1822 in Plunge (Plungian) Lithuania, - d. 6-29-1897 m.
Henne Leah Kaplan, - b. - 1824 in Memel (Klaipeda) and died in Memel in 1903

                                  At the time of their marriage, it was under the rule of, first the
                                  Polish King and later by the Russians and then the Germans. 
Isaac was a well-to-do merchant and probably was in the shoe
                                  manufacturing business.

                                  According to a document I received from the Lithuanian
, (now in the possession of Michelle Margulis Bretz)
                                  he was 71 years old at the time of death in Memel - June 29,
                                  1897 in the afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  The document was
                                  signed by Isidor Cohn. It appears that at that time, Isaac was
                                  living with Isidor - or vice versus. They had four daughters
                                  and one son.  Henne Leah died in 1903

     These  are the two Lithuanian Jews who were/are the     common thread and where and why we are related.


       Mary Smith, m.
The Shattil family can trace their roots back to Mary when she
                           married Julius Shattil
          Gustav Pearlson
, - b. -

        Genesee, - b. Telz, Lithuania m.
          (Unknown) Smith, emigrated to England. She married ? Schmidt who changed
          his surname to Smith.

        Ann - m.
                (unknown Braun) d. Phoenix, Arizona. No information at this time and
                all we know is that she was married twice and ended up in Arizona married
                to a Mr. Braun.  Her second husband, as I recall from a conversation with my
                mother, was that he was in the motel or hotel business.


        Feiga (Fanny) - b. in Svencionys, Lithuania - (my mother's mother).  I have no
                 memory of her as she died in 1934. She emigrated to the United States
along with Theodore and two of her sons - Morris and Harry. and moved to
                 Superior, Wisconsin, and later to Virginia, MN.
  She was married to
            Izak Rozenberg in Memel, and had two sons (Isidore and Israel) with him
                  before he died from the Black Plague. She then  m.
            Theodore  Soloski, in Lithuania. b. -   d. 1900 in Superior, Wisconsin and was
                  buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Duluth, MN.

         Sara Cyne - b. in Memel - m.
          Rabbi Avraham Moshe Kaplan, -d. Holocaust in Telz. One of the children was
             Moishe Ben Yehuda, (his  mother was Zelda Ben Yehuda).  They live in
                                              Netanya, Israel. They had nine children. She
                                              represents probably the matriarch of the largest part
                                              of the Cohn family.

 Chasia Chaya Cohen, - b. Memel, Lithuania - m.
Rabbi Elijah Meir Bloch, b. 1895 in Lithuania - d. 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio
and is buried in the Shomer Shabuoth Cemetery.
                                                    He was the world-renowned head of the Telshe
E Sorotzkin - b. m. (Lives in Israel)
           Josef Zelman

         Israel, - b. -  in Memel, Germany. d. - m.( ? )

           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
             David, b.  (lives in California).  Israel was involved with the Irgun before the
                       War of Independence for the  State of Israel. I met David, who lives in
                       Orange County, California.


Family History
Feiga (Fanny) Cohn
    Yitzchak Rozenberg
Theodore Soloski


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 then married Theodore Soloski in Lithuania.  He died and was buried in Duluth, Minnesota.

Feiga died October 11, 1934 and is buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Superior, Wisconsin.

Pictured above on left, is Grandma Fanny's Tombstone in the Superior, Wisconsin Jewish Cemetery and on the right, my brother Frank at unknown "Itzak" tombstone in the Duluth Jewish Cemetery.

Israel Rozenberg, b. March 25, 1868 in Friski, Russia - died February 6, 1953 in Lexington, Kentucky. His father's name was Yitzchak Rozenberg 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 - I now have identified that Israel is a brother of Isadore and their mother was Feiga Cohen. Father was Israel Rozenberg) 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.

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.
      Bessie Schwartz
      ? Rosenberg, - b. - m.
          Charles Travis
      ? Rosenberg, b. - m.
          Max Sapoznik, 
      ? Rosenberg, b. - m.
           Jacob Danziger


Above information may not be totally exact.  Please advise Ted Margulis via email: tedmar333gmail.com

Isadore and Edith Cohn

Isidor Cohn,  b. Telse, Lithuania April 3, 1875 died Sept. 20, 1948
(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
(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
            ? Roth

     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
                Kay Chase,
                  Shonna, - b. April 10, 1978
              Bernard Cohn, - b. May 17, 1952
                 Susan James,
                   Carol Lee,-  b. June 1, 1957 (Tucson, AZ)     

                                                               Edward at age 12

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,
                                         1932 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Feiga was traced to
                                         the shtetl Plunge in Lithuania

Other relatives
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 -
tedmar333@gmail.com  so the tree can be updated.

Altman, Amanda, - b. 3-1-1983
Altman, Amy, - b. 6-9-1971
Altman, Harry, - m.
  Lee Cohen
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.
  Annie Oppenheimer
Ben Yehuda, Ani - m.
   Isaac Ben Yehuda, b. Oct. 6, 1914
Ben Yehuda, Josef, b. 1-3-1948 - m.
  Nili ?
Ben Yehuda, Rami Aloni Ben - m.
  Haya ?
Ben Yehuda, Bezalel Ben -  b. Aug. 8, 1923 - m. (Son of Refael)
  Adiva Ben-Dov
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               
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.
  Nachomi Brenner
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.
  Alice ?
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, Abe
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.
  Lorraine Zielinski
    ? 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.
  Henriette Bischof
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, Deborah,
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,
Rosenthal, William,
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
Satill, Avron,
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.
  Arthur Walder
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.
  ? Katz
Shattil, Bentzion, - b. Panevezys, Lithuania 1871
Shattil, Cuna,
Shattil, Ezra, - b. - Panevezys, Lithuania 1860 - father's name: Israel
Shattil, Patti,
Shattil, Samuel
Shattil, Sigmund
Sherman, George m.
  Clare, Dorothy
Shufler, Max - m.
  Gutterman, Sarah
Shuffler, Morris, 12-8-1922 - m.
  Irene ?
Shufler, Elaine, b. 12-27,1953 - m. 
  Ehrenpreis, Mark Dr.
Shufler, Sandra, b. 7-11-1950 - m.
Shufler, Shayna, b. 12-4-1956 - m.
  Ruvain Kudan
Simon, Betty Ann - m.
  Ben Fish
Simon, Isadore - m.
  Esther Klatzky
Simon, Jacob, - b. 12-3-1987
Simon, Joel, -b. 8-6-1982
Simon, Joshua, - b. 4-4-1988
Simon, Robert - m.
  Iris Hellman
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.
  Kathi Wilken
Smith, Andrew, - b. 12--11-1968
Smith, Charles - b. March 25, 1900
Smith, Danielle Sulema,- b. 3-2-1960 (Gerald Smith ?) m.
   Tim Gale
Smith, Debra - m.
  ? Nogueras
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.
  Morris Shufler
Smith, Jocelyne Sara Sulema, - b. 9-30-1963 - m.
  Neil Royston
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.
  ? Dorne
Smith, Thomas, - b. 9-9-1993
Smith, Timothy, - b. 7-10-1971
Solo, (Solofsky) Alan, - b. 1-26-1955 - m.
  Laura Levy
Solo (Soloski), Jamie, - b. 4-5-1987
Soloski, Shannon, - b. 4-5-1990
Solofsky, Abraham - m.
  Rose Cohen
Solofsky, Fran, - b. 3-27-1950 - m.
  Steven Borsack
    Melanie Borsack, - b. 6-25-1976
    Robyn Borsack, - b. 12-17-1979
Solofsky, Joel, - b. 12-3-1956 - m.
  Susan Meir
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.
  Larry Altman
Solomon, Leonard (Laba) - m.
   Leah ?
Solon, Abe - m.
Solon, Arlene - m.
  William Kaner
Solon, Harriet, b. July 15, 1922 - m.
  Sheridan Segal, b. 12-10-1922
Solon, Harvey
Solon, Helen Ann - m.
  ? Gallop
Solon, Morris - m.
  Eva ?
Solon, Ron - m.
   Sandy ?
Solon Sarah - m.
  Theodore Liebermann
Solon, Stacy - m.
 ?  Foster
Solon, William - m.
  Sadie ?
Soloski, Cima Tiba - m.
  William Rudnitzsky
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.
  Edward Levin 
    Alan Richard Levin b. 4-28-1953 - m.
     Suzyn Jacobson, b. 7-17-1957
Soloski, Max - Ann Max (?)
Soloski, Moyshe - m.
  Bushka Movsha
Soloski, Sara Chena b. 12-15-1885 - m.
  father of Theodore Soloski
Soloski, Tema -
  Joseph Solon
Soloski, Tillie - m.
  Hyman Cohen m.
  Samuel Mix
Soloski, Morgan, - b. 12-23-1981
Solosky, Mary - m.
  Jack Wilmer
Solovski, (Solowski),- m 
  Girsh (Hirsch) - m. Rocha
Solovsky, Abraham (Abram) -m.
  Sorra Herzberg
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, Rivka
Sorotzkin,  Tamar
Sorotzkin, - Rabbi Moishe (Israel)
Stern, Judith
Stein, Leonard - m.
  Frances Seid
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.
  Morris Brusin
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, (Tujunga) California
      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
           Robert Starr
             Benjamin Starr - b. 9-1-1981
             Andrew Starr - b. 2-25-1987
             Douglas Brenner
Irving Tatch - b. Oct. 18, 1940 - m.
            Teresa Sindoni - b.
              Jonah Tatch - b. 3-20-1971

Sarah Rebecca Soloski Milavetz - b.  July 28, 1883 in Memel Lithuania
                                                     d: May 4,1976 in Virginia  MN
 Ike (Isadore Isaac Harry" Milavetz - b. Dec. 5, 1878 in Germany d: Sept. 24, 1937 in
                                           Virginia, MN
  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
     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

      Barry Ira Milavetz, Dr., - b. 6-25-1948 -m.
       Judith Sue Podell, - b. 9-29-1951
         Adam Milavetz, - b. 8-23-1983

      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
        Marisa Milavetz - b. 1999

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
                                 Paul, MN.

          Robert Jay Milavetz - b.
        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,

                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 - 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
                                                          County, MN.

      Monroe "Duke" Milavetz - b. August 10, 1911in St. Louis County -  d.
        Ruth Berman d. - July 18, 2007
           Karen Milavetz
             Richard J. Weiland
              Jacob Weiland
               Ezra Weiland
               Nathan Weiland

Obituary: 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 .

Above information obtained from the Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: July 18, 2007
Edition: Chicago
Page: 11
Record Number: CTR0707180217    

     Dr. Sidney D. Milavetz - b. December 23, 1907 in St. Louis County m. March 21,
                                           1954 - d.  11-27-1989 in Hennepin County
       Edith Dena Smith Krasken - b. November 4, 1907 in Ramsey County d. August
                                                   3, 1999 in Hennepin County

Other Connected 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 - d. 1974
  Ann Yessne -  b: March 25, 1894 - d: June, 1979
     Marcia Soloski - b.    d. - m.
       Edward Levin
     Jeanette Soloski
- b. June 22, 1914 - m.
      Ralph Scott



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 1968
                                                             in Superior, Wisconsin

      Theodore "Ted" Soloski - b. October 13, 1912 in Crow Wing County d:1951 in
                                              Minneapolis, Minnesota
        Beatrice Goldstein - b. 11-21-1912 - d.
              Warren Soloski - b. Oct. 22, 1940 -  m .
                Judith Gaynor - b. Oct. 15, 1946
                  Son ?  
               Steven Soloski - b. 12-16-1943 in Minneapolis, Mn. - Lives in Manhattan
                                            Beach, CA

         Jewel Dorothy Soloski - b. Dec 18, 1916 Superior, Wisc, d: 3-23-2003 in West
                                                Bloomfield, Michigan

             Rabbi Julius Shuback - b. July 9, 1921 in Koblenz, Germany: d: March 13,
                                                  2005 in East Chicago, Indiana
Joseph Shuback  Father
                                                  Frieda Heilbrunn  Mother d. 1943

               Joyce Abbie Shuback - b.  July 25, 1951 in East Chicago, Indiana  
                 Harold Rosenbloom - b. October 12, 1951 in Hammond, Indiana d:11-
                    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
                                      (Ted's Birthday) -
buried next to her husband in Mpls.
  Samuel Charles Margulis b. Talnoye, Ukraine July 12, 1887, immigrated through
                                         Baltimore, Md.
on 5-21-1914 - Naturalized Certificate No.
d. 4-30-1961 (Frank's birthday) Minneapolis,

Margulis / Margolis Family

Avraham Peretz Margulis
  Goldie ?
    Celia Margulis
      Max Weisenberg


   Samuel Charles Margulis b. July 12, 1987 in Talnoye, Ukraine d. April 30, 1961 in Minneapolis, Mn.
      (Note: in the 1940 US Federal Census, he spelled his name Margolis)
     Odessa Rosen ?     
     Bessie Soloski -
(Mashka) b.        Superior, Wisconsin d. January 3,  Los Angeles,
                                             CA  Buried in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  Abraham Margolis b. March 3, 1888 - d. June 11, 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota
     Rose (Reise) Talmadsky b. Aug. 20m 1890

       Norman Gendein
        Dr. Alvin Gendein
        Bruce Gendein

        Max Zimmerman
          Nancy Zimmerman

        Sam Shields (Slomovitz)
          Son ?
          Daughter ? 

       Ruth Rockler (divorced)
          Daughter ?
          Son ?
        Naomi Rose
Son ?
          Son ?
          Daughter ?

       Melvin Applebaum


I believe that the above is a scan of my father's Russian passport

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 -  m ?
                            Chernyahahovscaya b. Talnoye, Ukraine Married in 1934 and
                            then 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 (Lana)  b. 1940
           Aleksandr, b 1964 (Divorced)
             Elizabeth - b. in Melbourne

      Aron Margulis* (Murdered in Kerch, Ukraine in 1940 along with wife Sonya &
                               daughter Ida by the Nazis
). Aron (and Moshe) were sent to an
                               orphanage when their 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. (died at the
                               hands of the Nazis in Kerch, 1940)     
        Sonya  ?         

           Ida Margulis - b. 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,
                                         Los Angeles
     Leo Barisof, - b. June 12, 1924 - St. Paul, Minnesota, d. 7-26-1980 Los Angeles,
-Mount Sinai Cemetery, Los Angeles (Parents: Morris Barisof m.
                           Eda  (Edith)
        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) 
        Michael 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 ?
     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      

        Frank 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
            Caitlin, 10-26-1993

 Anita Margulis b. 2,14, 1939 Minneapolis, MN. d. Nov, 2014
                         Anita, after the death of Bessie Soloski Margulis, resided at 356
                         South Serrano Ave. Los Angeles. 

                                                   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
        1 son
        1 daughter
      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
      Jessie Robertson, 

  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.


Shattil Family

Mordecai Shattil - b. 1852 in Plunge (Plungyan) Lithuania                            
(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. 1921; d. 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.
               ? daughter

Zelda Shattil, - b. 1885 - Gorze, Lithuania - 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

       Jacob Shattil, - b. Memel, Germany - d. 1963 - m.
          ? Bloch,
- b. - d. between 1939-45 in Holocaust
            Son Shattil, - b. - d. -

       Minnie Schattil, -b. ? - m.
              Harry Stoch, - b.
                 Lorraine Stoch, - b.
                    Reinhardt Poewe
                       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.    

        Victor Schattil, - b. - d. 1926 - m.
          Bela Strauss
, - b. - d.

            Leo Schattil, - b. -
            Isaac Schattil
, - b. -
            Olga Schattil
, - b. -  m.
              Charlie Dubowitz, -
                 Victor Dubowitz
, b.
                   Lily Sebok
, - b. -
                     David Dubowitz, - b. - m.
                        Miriam Scedeng
                           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.




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.
owned a grocery store, first in Chicago, (sold
                                               it to his brother Julius) and moved to Decatur, Illinois
                                               where he died in 1969.


    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, 
and died there.
                 Son ?


    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,
                            South Africa
         Leo Shattil,
         Isaac Shattil

      Olga Shattil
, - m.
        Charley Dubowitz, 
       Victor Dubowitz, - m.
           Lily Sebok
             David Dubowitz
               Miriam Scedeng,
Unknown b. 1995
             Michael Dubowitz
, m.
                Jackie Hurd,
      Unknown,  b. Oct. 1996
             Gerald Dubowitz, 
               Debbie Miller,

             Daniel Dubowitz
, m.

             Natalie Dubowitz, m.
               Nathan Gaffen,
                Hilary Gaffen, m.
                  Neville Street, - m.
           Herbert Dickman,
           Brent Dickman,
           Jane Dickman,
           Martine Dickman,
           Ivor Gaffen, m.
             Edwina ?,
                Mark Gaffen,
                Neville Gaffen,

         Leslie Dubowitz, - Medical specialist at University of Pennsylvania - m.
           Jean Faimin,
             Tamara Dubowitz,
             Nadine Dubowitz,

      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, 
                                                     So. Africa
           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.
 Charlene Kagan,
                 Jenna Miller
                 Kyle Miller

            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.
Sarah ?
                         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.
              Reinhardt Poewe
               Jean-Claude Poewe
               Sarah Poewe  

          Fanny Shattil, m.
            Morris Nowitz

              Victor Nowitz
                ? son
              Jean Nowitz,m.
                 ? Friedman - d. of Hodgkin disease
               Bernice Friedman,
                 ? Daughter Friedman
                  Greta Nowitz, - m.
                  Issy ?

       Samuel Shattil, d. between. 1899 - 1902 in Salisbury, Rhodesia.
 Samuel had a shop or two in Gadgema, near Gatooma,
.  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
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
                           the return.
                           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
.  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.
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.
                    Ralph Shattil
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,
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,
. Julius died from a heart attack and he also had prostate
                               problems.  m.

       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,
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
                                            Hematology Doctor                                      
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 -
                                                            Engineer m.
                        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.

Smith Family


             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.
                                                                 in Israel
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,
 Charles Levy,
       Jill, b. 11-24-1960
 Millie (Mildred), b. Jan 4, 1942
    Allan Feinstein
      Edward, Dr.
       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. 
Yuri died in Israel, and we met Simon (See
Margulis Saga
for this amazing story)
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

Aaron Margulis
*Frida ?

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
     Steve Barisof
     Nancy Barisof

 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
     Joseph Grinbaum
       Brianna Faye
       Jeffrey Jordan (JJ)
    Craig Scott Margulis
       Beth Garfinkel
          Alyssa Margulis, b.    m.
            Aaron Mattingly
          Justin, Margulis, - b. 12-14-1992

      Corey Martin Margulis
       Sofie Roberge
         Emma Zave
         Stella Minnie


Abraham (Abe) Margolis b. March 3, 1888 (my father's older brother)
 Rose (Reese) Talmadsky  Margolis b. Aug. 20, 1890
   Dorothy Margolis
     Unknown (divorced)

    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
    ? son
    ? son
    Linda Margolis Ettinger
     Rabbi Etenu Ettinger

  Jack Margolis d. 2012
    Ruth Rockler b: ? Divorced: ?
    Naomi Rose d:

      Barry Margolis
      Sherri Margolis Huff

   Sarah Margolis Shields b. 1916 d. 11-12-2013
     Sam Shlimovitz (Shields)
         Michael Shields

 Phyllis Margolis Applebaum
  Melvin Applebaum deceased
    Gail Applebaum
    Laurie Applebaum

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 margulis@kot.dgtu.donetswk.ua  Michail has a sister, Yelisavetz (Lisa) Shkolnik Phone: 415 674 1990 pshkol@netzero.net 

Howard Margulis (Howard.L.Margulis@Bakernet.com )- Father Nathan of Chernigov emigrated to St. Louis

Mario Klarmann Margulis klarmann@vtr.net .  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
Ted Margulis

"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

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