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Yanowitz-Merrell genealogy

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Me and my descendants                                                 My mother’s siblings and their descendants

My sister and her descendants                                     Kalmanson (Maxine’s family)

My brother and his descendants                                  Gabe (Jason’s mother’s family)

My father’s other ancestors                                          Zirin (Annie’s family)

My father’s siblings and their descendants


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This content is based on family information in an account created by Jason at http://www.geni.com/ plus extensive help from Cousin Elena.  (NOTE: Highlighted names should link to the geni.com web site for that person's information.)

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Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

YANOWITZ: MY FATHER AND HIS IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS

Louis Yanowitz (c. 1890-1958 )

grandfather

Widower of Rebecca

Father of Edward, Mildred Lazarus, Irving, Sylvia, Abie and Hy

Rebecca Yanowitz (c. 1898-1936)

grandmother

Late wife of Louis

Mother of Edward, Mildred Lazarus, Irving, Sylvia, Abie and Hy

Jean Yanowitz (d. c. 1980)

step-grandmother

2nd wife of Louis

Edward Yanowitz (1918 - 2003)

father

Son of Rebecca and Louis (2nd child)

Late husband of Mae

Father of David, Judith and Me

Brother of Mildred Lazarus, Irving, Sylvia, Abie and Hy

MERRELL: MY MOTHER AND HER IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS

Huna Schechter

great-great grandfather

Father of Golda

Rachel Schechter

great-great grandmother

Mother of Golda

Isreal Moses Mutterperl (1860 -1957)

great grandfather

Husband of Golda

Father of Molly, Mary, Anna, Sarah (Sylvia), Louis and David

Golda Mutterperl (Schechter) (1859 - 1940)

great grandmother

Wife of Israel

Mother of Molly, Mary, Anna, Sarah (Sylvia), Louis and David

Sister of Joseph, Isaac and Sonia

Joseph Schechter

great grandmother’s brother

Brother of Golda, Isaac and Sonia

Isaac Schechter

great grandmother’s brother

Brother of Golda, Joseph and Sonia

Sonia Schechter

great grandmother’s sister

Sister of Joseph, Isaac and Golda

David Merrell (1890 - 1993)

grandfather

Son of Israel and Golda

Brother of Molly, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Louis

Husband of Bertha

Father of Mae

Joel Cantor (1857-1927)

great grandfather

Husband of unknown

Father of Bertha, Hyman, Louis, unknown others

Unknown (died in Lithuania c. 1905)

great grandmother

Wife of Joel

Father of Bertha, Hyman, Louis, unknown others

Bertha Merrell (Cantor) (Bela Liba Risa) (1890 - 1976)

grandmother

Daughter of Unknown and Joel

Wife of David

Mother of Mae

Mae Yanowitz (Merrell) (1919 -     )

mother

2nd daughter of Bertha and David

Sister of Silvia, Virginia, Rita, Julia

Widow of Edward

Mother of David, Judith and Me

YANOWITZ-MERRELL: ME AND MY DESCENDANTS

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

Richard Yanowitz  (1942 -     )

me

Son of Edward and Mae (1st child)

Husband of Maxine

Father of Jason Yanowitz

Brother of David and Judith

Barbara Beitch (Rose) (1939 -     )

wife

Wife of Me

Hannah Elder  (Gabe) (1948-    )

2nd ex-wife

2nd daughter of Reverend Gabe

Mother of Jason Yanowitz

Sister of Miriam and Angela

Jason Yanowitz  (1972 -     )

son

Son of Hannah and Me

Husband of Annie

Father of Amira and Isiah

Annie Zirin  (1971 -     )

daughter-in-law

Daughter of Jim and Jane (1st child)

Wife of Jason Yanowitz

Mother of Amira and Isiah

Sister of David

Amira Yanowitz  (2004 -     )

granddaughter

Daughter of Annie and Jason Yanowitz (1st child)

Sister of Isiah

Isiah Yanowitz (2007 -     )

grandson

Son of Annie and Jason Yanowitz (2nd child)

Brother of Amira

Joanna Beck  (1949-    )

3rd ex-wife  

Daughter of John and Eunice Beck

YANOWITZ-MERRELL: MY SISTER AND HER DESCENDANTS

Judith Singer (Yanowitz) (1943 -     )

sister

Daughter of Edward and Mae (2nd child)

Wife of Alan

Mother of Heidi, Rachel and Solomon

Sister of David and Me

Alan Singer  (1949-     )

brother-in-law

2nd husband of Judith

Father of Solomon

Solomon Singer (1978-    )

nephew

Son of Judith and Alan

Half-brother of Heidi and Rachel

Richard McMurrich

nephew's partner

Solomon's partner

Joseph Kling 

sister’s ex-husband

Father of Heidi and Rachel

Heidi Kling (1965-    )

niece

1st daughter of Joseph and Judith

Sister of Rachel

Half-sister of Solomon

Martin Weiner

niece’s husband

Husband of Heidi

Sadia (2004-    )

niece’s daughter

Daughter of Heidi and Marty

Twin of Gideon

Gideon (2004-    )

niece’s son

Son of Heidi and Marty

Twin of Sadia

Rachel Kling  (1968-    )

niece

2nd Daughter of Joseph and Judith

Sister of Heidi

Half-sister of Solomon

YANOWITZ-MERRELL: MY BROTHER AND HIS DESCENDANTS

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

David Yanowitz  (1948 -     )

brother

Son of Edward and Mae (3rd child)

Brother of Judith and Me

Husband of Steviann

Stepfather of Daniel

Steviann Yanowitz (Curtin)

sister-in-law

Wife of David

Mother of Daniel

Daniel

step-nephew

Son of Steviann

Father of Autumn

Jacob

brother’s step-grandson

Son of Daniel

Autumn

brother’s step-granddaughter

Daughter of Daniel

YANOWITZ: MY FATHER’S OTHER ANCESTORS

Irving Yanowitz

great-uncle

brother of Louis

Mae

great-aunt

sister of Louis

YANOWITZ: MY FATHER’S SIBLINGS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

Hy Yanowitz (1915-1968)

uncle

Son of Rebecca and Louis (1st child)

Brother of Edward, Mildred Lazarus, Irving, Sylvia and Abie

Mathilde Yanowitz (c. 1920-    )

aunt

Wife of Hy

Mother of Jai and Henry

Jai Yanowitz (c. 1946-    )

cousin

1st son of Hy and Mathilde

Husband of Marie-Francoise

Father of

Marie-Francoise Yanowitz

cousin’s wife

Wife of Jai

Mother of Marie and Claire

Marie

cousin’s daughter

1st daughter of Jai and Marie-Francoise

Granddaughter of Hy and Mathilde

Great Granddaughter of Louis and Rebecca

Wife of Patrick

Mother of Simeon

Patrick

cousin’s daughter’s husband

Husband of Marie

Father of Simeon

Simeon (2005-    )

cousin’s daughter’s son

son of Marie and Patrick

grandson of Jai and Marie-Francoise

great-grandson of Hy and Mathilde

great-great grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Claire

cousin’s daughter

2nd daughter of Jai and Marie-Francoise

Granddaughter of Hy and Mathilde

Great granddaughter of Louis and Rebecca

Wife of Rémi

Mother of Raphael

Rémi

cousin’s daughter’s husband

Husband of Claire

Father  of Raphael

Raphael (2004-    )

cousin’s daughter’s son 

Son of Claire and Rémi

Grandson of Jai and Marie-Francoise

Great-grandson of Hy and Mathilde

Great-great grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Henry Yanowitz (1949-    )

cousin

2nd son of Hy and Mathilde

Grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Father of Tom and Nelson

Christine Colas

cousin’s ex-partner

Henry’s ex-partner

Mother of Tom and Nelson

Tom Yanowitz (c. 1990-     )

cousin’s son

1st son of Henry and Christine

Nelson Yanowitz (c. 1996-     )

cousin’s son

2nd son of Henry and Christine

Francine

cousin

Daughter of Hy and Ruthie (his cousin)

Sylvia Yanowitz

Irving Yanowitz

Abie Yanowitz

Mildred Lazarus (Yanowitz) (1923 -     )

aunt

Daughter of Rebecca and Louis (3rd child, twin)

Widow of Leo

Mother of Rebecca, Samuel and Iris

Sister of Edward, Irving, Sylvia, Abie and Hy

Leo Lazarus (c. 1920-c. 2000)

uncle

Late husband of Mildred Lazarus

Father of Rebecca, Samuel and Iris

Samuel Lazarus (c. 1950-    )

cousin

Son of Mildred Lazarus and Leo

Grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Brother of Rebecca and Iris

Élise

cousin's wife

Sammy's wife

Rebecca Silber (Lazarus) (c. 1952-    )

cousin

Daughter of Mildred Lazarus and Leo

Granddaughter of Louis and Rebecca

Sister of Samuel and Iris

Wife of Larry Silber

Mother of

Larry Silber

cousin’s husband

Husband of Rebecca

Father of

David

cousin’s son

1st son of Rebecca and Larry

Grandson of Mildred and Leo

Great-grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Benjamin

cousin’s son

2nd son of Rebecca and Larry

Grandson of Mildred and Leo

Great-grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Jacob

cousin’s son

3rd son of Rebecca and Larry

Grandson of Mildred and Leo

Great-grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Iris Lazarus (c. 1954-    )

cousin

Daughter of Mildred Lazarus and Leo

Granddaughter of Louis and Rebecca

Sister of Samuel and Rebecca

Wife of Don

Mother of Liam, Morgan and Abe

Don Phillips

cousin’s husband

Husband of Iris

Father of Liam, Morgan and Abe

Liam

cousin’s son

Son of Iris and Don (1st child)

Grandson of Mildred and Leo

Great-grandson of Louis and Rebecca

Morgan

cousin’s daughter

Daughter of Iris and Don (2nd child)

Granddaughter of Mildred and Leo

Great-granddaughter of Louis and Rebecca

Abe

cousin’s son

Son of Iris and Don (3rd child)

Grandson of Mildred and Leo

Great-grandson of Louis and Rebecca

 

cousin’s ex-husband

Ex-husband of Iris

MERRELL: MY MOTHER’S OTHER ANCESTORS, father’s side (4 aunts, 1 uncle)

1. My mother’s Aunt Molly

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

Molly Mutterperl

great aunt

Daughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Anna, Mary, Sarah, Louis, David

Wife of Wachtel

Mother of Henrietta and Arthur

Wachtel

great uncle

Husband of Molly

Father of Henrietta and Arthur

Henrietta

2nd cousin

Daughter of Molly and Wachtel

Granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Arthur

2nd cousin

Son of Molly and Wachtel

Grandson of Israel and Golda

2.  My mother’s Aunt Mary

Mary Mutterperl

great aunt

Daughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Molly, Anna, Sarah, Louis, David

Wife of Lazar

Mother of Helen

Lazar

great uncle

Husband of Mary

Father of Helen

Helen Mathias

2nd cousin

Daughter of Mary and Lazar

Granddaughter of Israel and Golda

3.  My mother’s Aunt Anna

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

 

Anna Mutterperl (deceased)

great aunt

Daughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Molly, Mary, Sarah, Louis, David

Mother of Ruth and Herbert

Max Leavitt

great uncle

Husband of Anna

Father of Ruth and Herbert

Ruth Leavitt

2nd cousin

Daughter of Anna and Max

Granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Herbert

Herbert Leavitt

2nd cousin

Son of Anna and Max

Grandson of Israel and Golda

Brother of Ruth

Husband of Naomi

Father of Jon and Nancy Rose

Grandfather of Daria, Eva Rose, Lisa, David

Naomi

2nd cousin’s wife

Wife of Herbert

Mother of Jon and Nancy Rose

Grandmother of Daria, Eva Rose, Lisa, David

Jon Leavitt

you figure it out

Son of Herbert and Naomi

Grandson of Anna and Max

Great-grandson of Israel and Golda

Brother of Nancy Rose

Father of Daria and Eva Rose

Nelva

you figure it out

Wife of Jon

Mother of Daria and Eva Rose

Daria Leavitt

you figure it out

Daughter of John and Nelva

Granddaughter of Herbert and Naomi

Great-granddaughter of Anna and Max

Great-great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Eva Rose

Eva Rose Leavitt

you figure it out

Daughter of John and Nelva

Granddaughter of Herbert and Naomi

Great-granddaughter of Anna and Max

Great-great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Nelva

Nancy Rose Leavitt

you figure it out

Daughter of Herbert and Naomi

Granddaughter of Anna and Max

Great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Wife of Bernard

Sister of Jon

Mother of Lisa and David

Bernard Matus

you figure it out

Husband of  Nancy Rose

Father of Lisa and David

Lisa Matus

you figure it out

Daughter of Nancy Rose and Bernard

Granddaughter of Nancy Rose and Bernard

Great-granddaughter of Anna and Max

Great-great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of David

David Matus

you figure it out

Son of Nancy Rose and Bernard

Grandson of Nancy Rose and Bernard

Great-grandson of Anna and Max

Great-great-grandson of Israel and Golda

Brother of Lisa

4.  My mother’s Aunt Sylvia (Sarah)

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

 

Sarah (Sylvia) Mutterperl (deceased)

great aunt

Daughter of Israel and Golda

Wife of Marcy

Sister of Molly, Mary, Anna, Louis, David

Mother of Joyce and Naomi

Grandmother of Jonathan, Jennifer, David, Susan

Marcy Rubenstein

great uncle

Husband of Sarah

Father of Joyce and Naomi

Grandmother of Jonathan, Jennifer, David, Susan

Joyce Frank (Rubenstein)

2nd cousin

Daughter of Sarah and Marcy

Granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Naomi

Wife of Stanley Frank

Mother of Jonathan and Jennifer

Stanley Frank

2nd cousin’s husband

Husband of Joyce

Father of Jonathan and Jennifer

Jonathan (b. 1953)

you figure it out

Son of Stanley and Joyce

Grandson of Sarah and Marcy

Great-grandson of Israel and Golda

Brother of Jennifer

Jennifer (b. 1954)

you figure it out

Daughter of Stanley and Joyce

Granddaughter of Sarah and Marcy

Great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Jonathan

Naomi Howitt (Rubenstein)

2nd cousin

Daughter of Sarah and Marcy

Granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of Joyce

Wife of George Howitt

Mother of David Andrew and Susan Beth

George Howitt

2nd cousin’s husband

Husband of Naomi

Father of David Andrew and Susan Beth

David Andrew Howitt (b. 1953)

you figure it out

Son of Naomi and George

Grandson of Sarah and Marcy

Great-grandson of Israel and Golda

Brother of Susan Beth

Susan Beth Howitt (b. 1958)

you figure it out

Daughter of Naomi and George

Granddaughter of Sarah and Marcy

Great-granddaughter of Israel and Golda

Sister of David Andrew

5.  My mother’s Uncle Louis

Louis Merrell (b. 1892; deceased)

great uncle

Son of Israel and Golda

Brother of Molly, Mary, Anna, Sarah, David

Husband of Molly

Molly

great aunt

Wife of Louis

unknown

2nd cousin

Only child of Louis and Molly

MERRELL: MY MOTHER’S OTHER ANCESTORS, mother’s side

Julius Cantor (deceased after 1950)

great uncle

Husband of unknown Cantor

brother of Bertha

unknown Cantor (deceased after 1950)

great aunt

Wife of Julius

Mother of Bertha

Hyman

great uncle

Son of Joel and unknown Cantor

Brother of Bertha, Louis, unknown siblings

Louis

great uncle

Son of Joel and unknown Cantor

Brother of Bertha, Hyman, unknown siblings

5 unknown siblings

 

Children of Joel and unknown Cantor

Died in childhood in Lithuania during an epidemic

 

 

 

MERRELL: MY MOTHER’S SIBLINGS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

 

Silvia Maya (Merrell) (c. 1916-1992)

aunt

1st daughter of Bertha and David

Wife of Bill

Mother of Stephen, Elena and Victor

Sister of Mae, Virginia, Rita, Julia

Heliodoro F. (Bill) Maya (1910-1986)

uncle

Husband of Silvia

Father of Amy, Stephen, Elena and Victor

Noemi Souza (Amy) Ledbetter (Maya) (1940-    )

step-cousin

Daughter of Bill and Noemi Souza (1915-1940)

Mother of of Catherine Anne and Deborah Marie

Grandmother of Morgan

Benjamin F. Ledbetter (1935-1977)

step-cousin’s husband

Husband of Amy

Father of Catherine Anne and Deborah Marie

Grandfather of Winter and Morgan

Catherine Anne Ledbetter Davis McLendon Duffy (1962-    )

step-cousin’s daughter

Daughter of Amy and Ben

Granddaughter of Bill

Wife of Scott

Mother of Winter

Scott Davis

step-cousin’s daughter’s husband

Husband of Catherine Anne

Father of Winter

Winter Davis (1990-    )

step-cousin’s granddaughter

Daughter of Catherine Anne and Scott

Deborah Marie Ledbetter (1968-    )

step-cousin’s daughter

Daughter of Amy and Ben

Granddaughter of Bill

Wife of David Fraley

Mother of Morgan

David Fraley

step-cousin’s daughter’s husband

Husband of Deborah Marie

Father of Morgan

Morgan Fraley (1987-    )

step-cousin’s granddaughter

Daughter of Deborah and David

Granddaughter of Amy and Ben

Great-granddaughter of Bill

Stephen Maya (1948-1977))

cousin

Son of Bill and Silvia (1st child)

Grandson of Bertha and David

Brother of Elena and Victor

Half brother of Amy

Elena Maya-Scott (1950-    )

cousin

Daughter of Bill and Silvia (2nd child)

Granddaughter of Bertha and David

Sister of Stephen and Victor

Half sister of Amy

George Lewis (Lew) Scott (1935-    )

cousin’s husband

Husband of Elena

Victor Maya (1952-    )

cousin

Son of Bill and Silvia (3rd child)

Grandson of Bertha and David

Brother of Stephen and Elena

Half brother of Amy

Father of Sky  and Sara

Deborah Neel Maya  (1952-    )

cousin’s husband

Husband of Victor

Mother of Sky and Sara

Sky Maya (1981-    )

cousin’s daughter

1st daughter of Victor and Debbie

Granddaughter of Silvia and Bill

Great-granddaughter of Bertha and David

Sara Maya (1986-    )

cousin’s daughter

2nd daughter of Victor and Debbie

Granddaughter of Silvia and Bill

Great-granddaughter of Bertha and David

Virginia Richmond (Merrell) (1921-2005)

aunt

3rd Daughter of Bertha and David

Late wife of Lou

Mother of Michael and Jeffrey

Sister of Silvia, Mae, Rita, Julia

Louis Richmond

uncle

Widower of Virginia

Father of Michael and Jeffrey

Jeffrey Richmond (1952-    )

cousin

1st son of Lou and Virginia

Brother of Michael

Grandson of Bertha and David

Michael Richmond (1954-    )

cousin

2nd son of Lou and Virginia

Brother of Jeffrey

Grandson of Bertha and David

RitaMerrell (1926-1927)

aunt

4th Daughter of Bertha and David

Sister of Silvia, Mae, Virginia and Julia

Julia Merrell (1928-1935)

aunt

5th Daughter of Bertha and David

Sister of Silvia, Mae, Virginia and Rita

KALMANSON

Family member

Relation to me

Family connections

 

Sam Kalmanson  (1909 - 1995)

wife’s father

Late husband of Blanche

Father of Maxine

Blanche Kalmanson

wife’s mother

Widow of  Sam

Mother of Maxine

Maxine Fechter (Kalmanson) (1944 -     )

wife

Daughter of Sam and Blanche

Wife of Me

Lewis Fechter

wife’s 1st ex-husband

Father of Laura and Karen

Laura Klarman (Fechter)

wife’s daughter

Daughter of Maxine and Lewis

Sister of Karen

Wife of Anthony

Mother of Lucas 

Anthony Klarman 

wife’s son-in-law

Husband of Laura

Father of Lucas

Lucas Klarman

wife’s grandson

Son of Anthony and Laura

Karen Fechter (1972    )

wife’s daughter

Daughter of Maxine and Lewis

Sister of  Laura 

Wife of David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg

wife’s son-in-law

Husband of  Karen

Matthew Guma

wife’s daughter’s ex-husband

ex-husband of Karen

Alan Greene 

wife’s 2nd ex-husband

 

GABE

Reverend (Eric?) Gabe 

ex-wife’s father

Father of Hannah, Miriam and Angela

Hannah Elder  (Gabe)

ex-wife

Daughter of Reverend Gabe

Mother of Jason Yanowitz

Sister of Miriam and Angela

Miriam Gabe 

ex-wife’s sister

Sister of Hannah and Angela

Daughter of Reverend

Angela Gabe 

ex-wife’s sister

Sister of Hannah and Miriam

Daughter of Reverend

ZIRIN

Jim Zirin

son’s father-in-law

Husband of Marlene

ex-husband of Jane

Father of David and Annie

Marlene Hess

son’s stepmother-in-law

wife of Jim

Jane Zirin

son’s mother-in-law

ex-wife of Jim

Mother of David and Annie

Annie Zirin  (1971 -     )

daughter-in-law

Daughter of Jim and Jane

Wife of Jason Yanowitz

Mother of Amira and Isiah

Sister of David

David Zirin 

son’s brother-in-law

Son of Jim and Jane

Husband of Michele

Brother of Annie

Michele Bollinger 

daughter-in-law’s sister-in-law

Wife of David

Sasha Zirin

Daughter-in-law’s niece

Son of David and Michele

Nephew of Jason and Annie

Granddaughter of Jim and Jane

Links to sections on this page

My father and his immediate ancestors                       My mother’s other ancestors (father’s side) 

My mother and her immediate ancestors                     My mother’s other ancestors (mother’s side)

Me and my descendants                                                 My mother’s siblings and their descendants

My sister and her descendants                                     Kalmanson (Maxine’s family)

My brother and his descendants                                  Gabe (Jason’s mother’s family)

My father’s other ancestors                                          Zirin (Annie’s family)

My father’s siblings and their descendants
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