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* Finne, Höglund, Mandelstam, Mattke, Messer, Rosenberg, Spear*

Updated June 3, 2007

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Chazen [Hassen, Khazen]. Of Truchenbrod (Russia/Ukraine). Three known children include 1. Yaacov Mayer Chazen [Jacob Mayer], 2. Schmeil-Tsui ben Lafe Rosenberg [Samuel Rosenberg] (born Abt 1836; died 17 June 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts) and 3. Unknown third son, whose descendants include David Ross and Sydney Ross.

Davidson, Issac and Rachel. Their daughter Bessie Davidson Mandelstam (born Abt 4 March 1838, died 24 June 1919).

Mandelstam, Issac Wolf (Abt May 1861, Riga, Russia; died 22 April 1955, Boston, Massachusetts).

Mattke, Gustav & wife Fredericke Hoese (Pomerania / Germany); Their three children (born in Stoeven, Pomerania): Peter (dates?, remained in Germany), Freidrick (1829-1905 to U.S. in spring 1863 with wife Fredericke Wille), & Gustav (1842-1905) Mattke.

Messer, Friedrich, Sr. (born 9 March 1853, Lewiston township, Wisconsin; died 6 January 1922). His parents (who presumably emigrated to U.S. and were born in Pomerania, Germany) would have been William Messer and Wilhelmina Gerlock, of which nothing is known.

Pfeil, Wilhelm F. (aka William; born 20 August 1827 in Treptow or Borghorst, Germany; died 23 December 1909 in Portage, Wisconsin) & wife Sophia Maria Keup (aka Sophia Seine Gallin, born 18 February 1827 in Voigtshagen, Pomerania, Germany, died: 8 March 1910 in Portage, Wisconsin). Sophia's father listed as Peter Kaupt and mother, Engle White (both of Germany).

Saperstin/Saperstein, Kalman Gershon (born Abt 1840, died 1917), remained in Russia with second wife with whom had three children.

Thomas C. Spear
New York, NY A-United States

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