The wedding photo was taken in Manchester in either 1897 or 1898 by
Marks Edelson (Idelovich).
Marks’ wife, Lena Abraham, is on the left in a black dress with
a large white collar.
Marks’ nephew, Jacob (Jack) Edelson, is standing in the second
row from the back, second right.
The bridal couple could be Isaac Sax and Chaya/Chaje Leybe Aaronson,
nee Gilevitz or Horowitz (nicknamed Kezia), daughter of Moses. Chaya
was known as Lena Harrison.
Her children from her previous marriages to Solomon Aaronson and
Joseph Samuel Aaronson were David Harrison and Dora Harrison Sax.
Lena and Isaac lived in Birmingham, where a relation, Lazarus
Idelson, lived with them before they moved to Manchester.
Lena was from Kovno (Kaunus) and Isaac from Vilna (Vilnius).
Marks was associated with the studio of Mrs B Goodman at 559 Strangeways,
Manchester. The owner of the photo was his son, Reuben/ Robert Edelson.
The photograph of the woman just says ‘Edelson, 1944,’ on the
reverse. Her location is unknown.
The owner of the photograph was Fanny (Edelson) Steinberg, whose
children were Minnie Herbst, Lilyan Politzer, Ida/Ada Stein, Samuel,
and Mildred/Mollie Abcug, all of whom lived in New York City.
The Edelson/Idelovich family was originally from Zemaiciu Naumistis
and Chveidan, Russia.
Of three brothers, Shmuel, Menasha, and Iokhel, only Shmuel’s
sons, Marks and Moshe/Morris, are known to have lived in Manchester.
Marks and Lena’s children, born between 1880 and 1894, were Samuel,
Hyman (Jack), Maria Fanny (Fanny), David, Bertha, Edith, Nellie,
Harris (Harry), Reuben (Robert), Rebecca, Abraham, and Joseph.
Of Moshe and his wife Malke Zilberman’s children, only Jacob,
Caspar, and Fanny emigrated to Manchester.
Jacob married Mary Medofski; Caspar married Ettie Stein; and Fanny
married Morris Steinberg/Sternberg.
Concerning Moshe and Malke’s other children, daughter Sarah (Farber)
emigrated to America, while Leizer, Buna/Bashie, Rose/Ruchl, and
Mere Hinda (Gans) remained in Russia.
Hilary is also hoping to find the family of Manchester residents
Anna Kelman (1856-1932) and her husband, Joseph Samuel Stein (1855-1920),
a shoe maker, who came from Gordzh/Garsden, Russia.
Their children were Yetta/Ettie, Jacob Harris, Harry, Jane, Israel,
Isaac, Louis and Abraham.
WEDDING JOY: Hilary Osofsky wants help identifying this wedding
They had a connection to the Edelson/Idelovich family through
their daughter, Ettie, whose first husband was Caspar Edelson.
Son Harry Stein (1890-1957), a cap presser, married Jane Regan;
their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, married Alfred Hall.
Their children were Betty, Ronald, Irma, Norma, Dorothy, and Alfred
Glynn (1933-2003), who possibly had nine children with his wife
Elsie Waller — Margaret, David G, Graham A, William G, Simon Lisle,
Jane Catherine, Mark Lisle, Matthew James G, and Megan Rebecca.
Norma Watkins is a possible granddaughter.
Son Jacob Stein (1880-1951), was a cabinet maker, who married
Nellie Cohen; their children were Beatrice, Florence, Julian, Robert,
Sidney, and Solomon (wife Jane Levy).
Son Isaac Stein (born 1887), was a trunk maker, who emigrated
to Philadelphia with wife Dora Joseph.
While married to Caspar Edelson, daughter Ettie had children Rebecca,
Julius (wife Bleama Woof), and Fanny (husband Michael/Mickey Joseph).
Her son, Jacob/Jack Isaacs was from her second marriage to Samuel
Jack’s war widow, Julia Pashlinsky, is thought to have returned
to Germany with their daughter Betty.
Anna and Joseph identified themselves as relations of Caspar’s
sister, Fanny, and her husband, Morris Steinberg, who were living
with them in 1912.
Daughter Jane probably died in South Africa.
Son Louis, who had worked as a cap blocker, might have married
Anna’s father was Shlomo Kel. Her brother, Morris Kelman, emigrated
to America with Morris Steinberg in 1912. A relation, Joseph Lander,
lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
FLORIDIAN Joyce Eastman believes that Sarah Zinkower might
be her paternal grandmother’s sister.
Sarah married Samuel Gruber in Prestwich, Manchester, on February
She states on the marriage document that Aron Zinkower is her
Joyce’s grandmother was Sime Bruche Helfer — also known as Sime
Bruche Zinker/Zinkower and Bertha Wilder — born October 9, 1880
in Brody, Poland.
In the civil marriage document, it is noted that Aron Zinkower
is the father of Sarah, born 1873 (also known as Sarah Zinker and
Joyce believes her parents were Judith Helfer and Aron Zinkower/Zinker,
of Brody, Poland (now Ukraine), who are the parents of Joyce’s paternal
Joyce’s grandmother and her family emigrated to Vienna with her
husband and children in 1914, from where she was deported and killed
by the Nazis in 1942.
MARSHA Cohen Gilbert is looking for descendants of her relative
Pollie was the niece of Joseph Cohen and she married Nathan Myers,
of 105 Valley Drive, Harrogate.
She died at the home of Joe Cohen, 17 Crimbles Street, Leeds,
on September 19, 1912.
Her siblings are listed as Nurse, Dan, Joe and Jack Cohen.
RICHARD Linse Rubin, of London, wants to trace his birth family.
He was born to Muriel Cohen, of 68 Dundrennon Road, Battlefield,
Glasgow, on November 6, 1944 at the Brampton Royal Infirmary. He
was adopted by a family which moved to Hackney, London, in 1948.
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KEN Wald is looking for information about his paternal grandmother,
She became Regina Schoenwald after her marriage in Germany.
Her father, Mendel Zadek, was described as a kosher butcher in
Manchester. She had a large number of siblings.
Along with a sister and her husband, she was deported to Trawniki
in 1942 and murdered by the Nazis.
ANN Rabinowitz found a siddur belonging to Victor Ezra Ades
for sale in a Jerusalem market.
Victor was born in 1890 and died 1932. The Syrian-born merchant
shipper lived at 52 Clyde Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, for some
His wife was Mary and he had a son, Maurice Victor Ades.
MARK Elkins, of New York, is looking for his Manchester family.
Mark, who was adopted, has identified Aaron Wolf Cohen as his
earliest relative in Manchester from the 1830s, but due to how common
the name Cohen is, he is having trouble finding anyone else.