Chapter 19 Asher Efron
of Krynki (Hipshman)
Asher Efron, b. abt. 1855 (“in the
mid-1800s,” according to Rose Brownstein), married 1 Batia Unknown. They came
from Krynki, according to Rose Bronstein and the cousins she met in Israel.
Rose Brownstein’s family history:
This is how I located a genalogy on the
Efron family. I first spoke to Arthur Hipshman, who I located based on the
marriage record of his mother. He referred me to his cousin, Rose Brownstein,
who I spoke to at length on 11/20/2007. She did a family history of her family,
but was not able to go back any further than Asher (perhaps: “Usher”). The
following day I did a search for arrivals in the US sounding like Efron, first
initial L to find Leike, and realized that Anna Hipshman and Leike Adin were
the same as Chana and Leah Efron whose arrival information I had located many
years earlier, but about whom nothing else was known. I had previously placed
them as part of the Marein-Efron branch because Leah’s ship arrival had her
joining her uncle Salomin Bramson in Kansas City. On 1/7/2008 I received
“Asher’s Family,” the genealogy done by Rose Brownstein. She gives all of the
offspring of Asher, and included many photographs and a directory of family
members. The descendents of Asher are all from her information.
Acknowledgements: Rose Brownstein;
> Son, b. abt. 1875, d.
1895, Krynki. He died in his teens (RB)
> Yentl, b. abt. 1875,
d. abt. 1942 in the Holocaust
> Bashe Lifshitz,
married Lev Lifshitz
> > Malka
Chrasidoff, d. Haifa, Israel, married Avi Chrasidoff
> > Channi,
d. Haifa, Israel
> > Bendat,
d. in the Holocaust
> > Son.
He was a rabbi in South Africa
Married 2. to Rivka Unknown
> Malka Rabinovitch, b.
abt. 1891, d. abt. 1994, married 1. to Joseph Rabinovitch. She was the
matriarch of a large family which came to Palestine around 1920. She had a
twin, but the twin died. No one ever talked about the twin. (RB) There were no
other children of this marriage.
> > Rivka
Plotnizki, b. abt. 1911, Suchowola, Poland, married Eli Plotnizki
> > Asher,
b. Suchowola, married Miriam Unknown
> > Tzipporah
Milch, b. Suchowola, married Gerson Milch
> > Batia
Rochblatt, b. Suchowolsa, Poland, married 1. Israel Rochblatt
> > Married
2. to David Stein
> > Josepha
Wilf, b. Suchowola, Poland, married Shraga Wilf
> Married 2. to Unknonwn
Married 3. to Beila (Bramson?) Abramson,
b. abt. 1880, d. abt. 1942, Holocaust (RB). Her family name is known by the
marriage record of Anna Hipshman. She ran a store in the old country. I was not
able to locate any reference to her in Yad Vashem records.
seems certain that Beila had two brothers in the US, the Bramsons, who were the
sponsors of Chana and Leah Efron when those two emigrated. These brothers
appear to be different Bramsons than those who are part of the Marein-Efron
family (see above, p. --), who also have origins in Krynki. There seems likely
that there is some sort of connection.
> Adel, d. Holocaust.
She was married and had a son and a daughter, all of whom perished in the
Holocaust. She may be the same as the “Etta or Ada” who was listed as another
(Chana) Hipshman, b. 3/1/1894 or abt. 1897 or 1898, Krynki, Poland, d.
10/19/1975, New Hyde Park, NY, married 12/10/1921 in NYC to Isidore (Isaak)
Hipshman, b. Amdur, 1/15/1897, d. 2/2/1980 [MIL045; MIL046; CEM246; SSDI678].
When married, they both lived at 126 Delancy St. in NYC. His parents are Abe
and Fannie (Goodman). [MAR024]. In the 1917 NYC directory he is a tailor and
resides at 1760 Washington Ave. When registered for WW I, he resided at 29-31
E 3rd St., NYC. When registered for WW II, he lived in Somerset, NJ.
She immigrated in 1921 from Bialystok to her uncle J. Bramson, of 1816 Madison
Ave., NY. Her nearest relative (relationship not specified) was Beila Efron of
Krynki. She was naturalized abt. 1939. [ARR188] He arrived in 1914, leaving
behind his mother Pessie and going to his brother Judel (“Jutel”) [ARR296].
The Jutel Gipshmann to whom Isidore
references in his ship arrival is Julius Hipsman, who lives in Westchester, NY
in 1930, is 34, and arrived in 1906. Julius, is married to Dora, who is 27 and she
arrived in 1914. In 1930, Isidore lives with them and he is single. According
to the 1930 census, Isidore arrived in 1914. Isidore and Julius are both in the
fur business. [CEN30--]
1914, Isaac Efron (aka Abraham?) and Sarah Efron of Krynki lived at 181 Madison
St. – maybe 1816 should be 181? This Isaac’s wife, Sarah, came from Krynki. See
Chaim Chaikel of Bialystok branch, below, p. --]
> > Arthur,
married to Estelle Jacobs, d. 9/13/2000 [CEM246]
> > Louis,
married Ada Cutler
> Lillian (Leyka) (Leah)
Adin, b. abt. 1899, Krynki, married and divorced Israel Adin, b. Krynki. [CA
DIV --; WW I Draft --; ARR--]. She immigrated in 1922 from Krynki to her uncle
Salomin Bramshon of 304 Ave. (sic) Kansas City, KA. Her mother, Beila, was
still in Krynki in 1922, when Leah came to the US. [ARR054]. She was then
single. The next arrival on the ship manifest is for Moses Lewin, son of Nathan
Lewin, who is going to his uncle Salomon Gersburg [sic., should be Ginsburg?]
at 611 W. Seventh St., Cincinatti. When Israel arrived in this country he went
to live with his uncle, Isidore (check) Patt of Chicago. His mother’s maiden
name was Patt. No connection has been found between Israel and the Adin family
of Kingston (see p. --).
Solomon Bramsohn. Lillian’s uncle, is
enumerated in Kansas City [MO or KS?] in the 1920 and 1930 censuses. His wife
is Minnie and they have four children. No living descendents have been located.
He is almost certainly the brother of Beila (Abramson) Efron. [CEN20--;
> > Ruth
Krasna, married to Ben Krasna
> > Arthur
“Artie” (Asher), married Rochelle Smith. In Europe, the Adin family was in the
dairy business. The Kingston Adins also ran a dairy.
> > Faye
Krigstein, b. Chicago, d., married Unknown Krigstein
> > Bernard,
married 1. and divorced Nancy Gersman
> > Married
2. to Peggy Brice
> Celia (Tsirel) Stein,
b. approx. 1898, married Carl (Kalman Bokstein) Stein, b. abt. 1900, d. 1959,
Canada. Asher died when she was a young girl, and though she was not allowed to
say Kiddish for him because she was a girl, she wanted to do so anyway. [Verify
this information. The text and FTM versions differed quite a bit. Also, does
this anecdote belong to Rokhel?]
> > Oscar
(Asher), married Beatrice Trager
> > Rose
Brownstein, married Irwin Brownstein. She wrote a family history, “Asher’s
Family,” about her Efron family. She produced 40 copies of it and distributed
them, especially to the family in Israel when she visited them. [GEN--]
> Rokhel, d. abt. 1942,
in the Holocaust. She was the youngest.