Chapter 45 Meyer Effron of Chicago


Meyer Effron, b.  5/1873 Russia/Poland, d. 5/11/1949, Chicago, IL, married abt. 1897 in Chicago, IL to Anna Krim, b. 5/1875, Russia, d. 7/16/1960, Chicago, IL [CEN0005; CEN1005; CEN2014; CEN3154; OBIT022; CEM--; CEM--]. They both arrived in 1890 and were naturalized prior to 1900.  They were born in Russia.  His sister-in-law Minnie “Kerm” was living with them in 1910, and she was 18 years old, single and born in IL.  In 1900 they lived at 400 S. Holstead. In 1907 they lived at 648 N. Artesian Ave., then in 1910 and 1917 they were at number 1247 Artesian. [DIR039] and then at 1321 No. Maplewood in 1918 [MIL049].  In 1920 and until his death they lived at 1429 N. Washtenaw Av, Chicago. [DIR039] He was a tailor.  When he came to the US he was only 10 years old, and he traveled alone.  He left two brothers and his parents at home.  Mort thinks they were killed.  He “Peter” came through Castle Gardens.  He was picked up by a man who trained boys to be tailors in Syracuse.  In 1893 he went to Chicago because of the world’s fair there.  Meyer and Anna were married in Chicago.  They are both buried in the Waldheim cemetery. He predeceased his three children and his wife and had six grandchildren when he died.


Meyer and Ann’s gravestone’s are located on, but there is no Hebrew (or father’s names) on these stones.


In August, 1904, Meyer’s cousin, whose name is indexed as “Ephraim Liampern” (looks like Liamporer or Liamperes?), immigrated to the US on the SS Cassel. He last resided in what appears to be Ozar. There is a shtetl in the Amdur area calle Ozery (or Azery). He was Single and 20 years old. In 1910 there is a census entry for a Frank Lampert, correct age and year of immigration,  at 35 Allen St., NYC, That is the same address as Hyman and Ida Efron (see Nachum of Lunna branch) Also found the Lampert family (wife Gussie, son Harry and Alex, two daughters) in the 1930 census. Not certain if that family is the same as the ship arrival person. What appears to be this Frank Lampert’s WW I registration is misindexed, and is located as the 392 record under K, in Brooklyn 88. It says he is a machinest, consistent with the 1930 census, and says he was born in Warshaw. His WW II registration confirms that it is the same Frank as the WW I and census records. In the WW II record, he lives at 350 Dumont Ave, Brooklyn and also says he was born in Warsaw.


Acknowledgements: John Leland, John Schmal, Marsha Baron,


>              Benjamin A., b. 9/29/1897, 4/23/1897 or 4/23/1898, Cook Cty. (Chicago), IL, d. 3/9/1987, Tampa, FL [SSDI019; CEN30?; DEATH030; BIR006].  He worked for Metropolitan Insurance.  He was at home in 1923 but in 1928 he lived at 4846 N. Rockwell, Chicago. In 1928 he had already become an insurance agent.  [DIR039] That company relocated him to California.


>              Esther Katz, b. abt. 1902, IL married Unknown Katz, [CEN30?]. She is living at home in 1928 and is employed by Chas. Freshman & Co. [DIR039]


>              Percy, b. 8/10/1909, IL, d. 5/13/1978 Downey, Los Angeles, CA, [SSDI026; CEN3154], married Gertrude “Gertie”.A. Spiegel. In 1930 he is a vacuum salesman and lives at home. He lives at home in 1928 and is a student. [DIR039]


>              Morton (Mordecai Ephraim), b. 8/12/1915, Chicago, IL, [BIR008] married Marge Bernatz.  He was chief of residents at Cedars Hospital.


According to John Schmal, “Marsha [Morton’s daughter] mentioned that Minnie or someone in the Krim family was married to someone who may have not been accepted and that Morris/Morton had a brother named Sam who may have been disowned. I don't think I saw a Sam in the census research that I did for the family between 1900 and 1930.”