Chapter 51 Miscellaneous
Efron Family References
Efron, married Vera Gurvitz. Baruch was a dentist. [BIO016]
possible relationship to another branch is that there is a Dvora Hurvitz,
married to Yitzhak Effron. Three of the childrenof Yitzhak and Dvora are
unknown, and they appear to have settled in Israel. If Baruch is the same as
Yitzhak (from the Motte branch (father of Shalom Schacne and Meir), then this
is the same family. However, Yitzhak’s birth date is believed to be 2/7/1892,
so he would be a young, -- but not unheard of -- 18 when Levi was born.
b. 1/4/1909, Dvinsk, d. 8/9/1962, Tel Aviv, married in 1939 to Miriam Leimon.
He was a doctor. He studied in the Marcus Broide Jewish gymasium in Lodz, then
at the University of Paris. In 1935 he received his doctorate degree and
emmigrated to Israel. There, he proposed there be a clinic, which was founded
as “Yad Efron” on 7/31/1963, shortly after his death. The clinic was located on
Bikurei Ha’ItimTel Aviv. [BIO016]
> > Dina
Chaitzik, married Dov Chaitzik
Tzvi Eliahu, d. abt. 1942, Holocaust.
He was a rabbi in Szczuczyn and Vishnevo
(and Rehoboth?). This information is derived from page Resh Shin of Sefer Bet
h’Kabarat heshen b’Tel Aviv, and page 361 of Otzer HaRabanim. In the latter
book, there is also an entry for a rabbi Tzvi Elimelich, who died in the
Holocaust. It looks like this Tzvi Elimelich might be the same as Tzvi Eliahu.
In a letter to the Szczuczyn Landsman
Society, dated 12 Adar II,5695 (1935), Tzvi Eliyahu Efron, ABD of
Szczuczyn-Bialystok, writes to Yeshayahu: I heard from your father that you
have arrived safely in the Land [Palestine]. If you hear of a settlement there
in need of a rabbi please recommend me to them. I desire to be there. They
would be happy with me. (A note with the letter, from the editors, indicate
that Rabbi Efron died in the Holocaust.)
M. Porat, an author and translator of
the Volozhin Yizkor book, mentions her/his father’s beautiful cousins, Tsherne
and Blooma Efron of Vishnievo.
> Baruch, b. Vishnevo.
He was a rabbi in Nikipol, and was affiliated also with Shtsutsin. He was
related to Yehehua Heshel Margolit of Rehoboth.
“Tzvi Efron who was a Rabbi in Szczuczyn
until 1932 and was killed in the Holocaust www.szczuczyn.com/yizkorbook1.htm . He was previously a Rabbi in Vishnive. His full name was Tzvi
Eliyahu. I think that he moved to Israel and returned to Europe.”
Walter Ephron, b. 9/15/1895, Vienna, d.
12/1972, NYC [NAT030; ARR039; SSDI227], married 10/12/1924, Vienna, to Grete
Unknown, b. 2/15/1898, Vienna, d. 7/11/1940, France. He was an art historian
in NYC and sold antiques. He arrived in the US 9/12/1940 from Lisbon, and had
last resided in Paris. When he arrives, he is going to his brother-in-law Jean
Lenaner (Have not identified this individual in any other records). [Verify NYT
obit for him]. They did not have children.
Otto Efran, b. 10/8/1883, Prossnitz,
Czechoslovakia (Moravia), d. 5/1963 [NAT033; ARR072; SSDI263], married 1/4/1931
in Vienna to Selma (Seina) Unknown, b. 9/5/1888, Misslitz or Nisslede
(Moravia), Czechoslovakia [ARR072]. They arrived 2/21/1940 at NYC from Genoa,
Italy. They last resided in Brunn, Czech., where his brother E. Efran lives.
In 1940 when he is naturalized he is a cleaner’s clerk, and lives at 600 W. 161st
St., NYC. When they arrived they went to Mt. Vernon to his brother-in-law O.
Paschkes. They did not have any children.
> Jacob Efrain, b.
4/22/1887, Szekely Udvarhely, Hungary [~CEN20; NAT021], married Julia Unknown,
b. Hungary. He had blond hair and gray eyes. He arrived in 1910 from
Hungary. In 1921 he lived at 410 E. 121st Street, NY. He arrived
4/27/1910 from Hamburg. His sisters are probably Gizella and Zula, who arrived
between 1942 and 1944 and are going to their brother Jacob in Columbus, OH
Conrad Efferenn, b. 1858, Germany, d.
before 1930, married Salome (Saloma) Unknown, b. abt. 1861, Germany. In 1930
she lives with her daughter Sophie and Sophie’s family. [CEN0002; CEN2018; CEN3164].
In 1920 she lived in Chicago with her sister and niece, name of Vieger (?). In
Chicago directories he is found in 1887-1891 and 1910 and is a blacksmith;
Salome is a widow according to the 1928 directory, and probably by 1923 as
well, when she is listed.. [DIR039]
There is a town outside of Koln
(Cologne) Germany called Efferenn. There is a history of the Von Efferenn
family held at the Family History Library. There is nothing to indicate that
this family was Jewish.
> Sophia (Sophie; born
as “C. Sallie”) Chapman, b. 2/28/1885, Chicago, IL [B004], married abt. 1907 to
Charles Chapman, b. abt. 1885, IL. In 1930 they live in Chicago. [CEN0002;
CEN3164]. In 1930, their two widowed mothers live with them, Regina Chapman and
> > Dorothy,
b. abt. 1909, IL. In 1930 Dorothy lives at home and she is a stenographer.
This family has several entries in the
(see SSDIentries). Still to be researched
Pearl (EFFRON) CHASKIN
Pearl Effron was born approximately
1845. She was the wife of Alex Chaskin according to the death record of Max
Max Chaskin, d. 7/13/1950, Cincinnati,
OH. Born 5/10/1863, Russia (FamilySearch)
1930, Cincinnati, OH
3589 Bogart Ave
Chaskin, Max, 60, Russia, arr. 1902, Na,
Anne, 54, Russia, arr 1904, Na
Bess Rossota, dau, 29, England, arr.
1904, Na, Assistant Buyer, Dept. Store
Daniel Rossota, son-in-law, 31, New York
of parents b. in Russia, salesman, Dept. Store
Irving Borock, Boarder
3316 Glenway Avenue
Chaskin, Max, 50, Russia, proprietor,
Anna, 45, Russia
Aleck, 24, England
Bessie, 18, England
Isadore, 15, Ohio
Ruth, 13, Ohio
All arrived 1903 who immigrated, and Na
1910. (various occupations)
In 1910 census, identified as COGSKIN
(Ancestry – I corrected), in Cincinnati, with members Max, Annie, Pauline,
Alexander, Jane, Bessie, 9, Isaac, 6, Ruth, 5 (last two born in OH). Married 16
years, 6 of 9 children survive. Says that parents emigrated in 1901
Several marriages of children are on Family search, showing
that Anna’s family name is Lagoon. They were married in England in 1894, she is
indexed under the name Layan. (Ancestry)
They are in the 1901 England census in St. George’s in the
East, London, as Marks, 1869, Anna, 1873, Polly, 1894, London, Alick, 1896,
London, Janie, 1899, also in London. (Image on Ancestry, initially indexed as
“Chasteen” (I corrected it). He is a Book Finisher. Both came from Russia.
Index of English births has Pollie b. 2Q1895, Elya b.
2Q1896, Jane 2Q1897
Marks Cheskin arr 8/20/1902 at St. Albans, from Mohile-,
going to brother in law, Samuel Markowitz in NY, at 1712 Pers..rw (illeg)
Annie Cheskin/Chaskin, 30, arrived at St. Albans 8/1903 with
children Polly, Alec, Jane and Betsy, ages 8, 7, 4 and 1. To husband Max
Cheskin, 551 W. 6th St., Cincinnati, O.
Alex b.4/5/1896, per military record (radio operator,
trained at Harvard)
From a family tree on Ancestry, I learned that the name is
Russotto, and they had a son Irving, who in turn had two children. Irving
I learned that Daniel’s daughter is: Cecile
(Russotto) Arnold and that Irving was married to Myrna Slovis, part of the
Atlanta Slovis family that also has connections to the Stein/Dess/Efron clan
and Irving and Myrna live in Knoxville, and have children Dan and Wendy (she is
from a prior marriage of Myrna).
to find family in Mogilev or any other old world records.