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Nan & Gramps Photo Album

Al and Rose Weiss and their family, from across the 20th Century.

Rose Jacoby Weiss Alexander Weiss
Rose Jacoby Weiss 12/14/1898 - 3/18/1987
Alexander 'Al' Weiss 11/15/1893 - 1/7/1992

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Greetings Weiss related family and friends.  These pages should be of historic interest to all our relatives.  Are you a relative?  We are of Hungarian extraction, mostly surviving the Holocaust of the 1930's and 1940's.  Nan and Gramps came to New York through Ellis Island around 1910.  Gramps worked as a meatpacker in New York City, and Nanny, well, she was Nanny!  Gramps was a decorated, wounded, WW1 veteran, a survivor of the Muese-Argonne campaign.  They married in June of 1920, and had two daughters, Zelda and Evelyn, in 1921 and 1923, respectively.  Zelda and Evelyn married Bill Katz and Ed Gersh, respectively, both in 1942.  Zelda's kids are Robbie and Paul.  Ed and Evelyn raised Eileen, Madeleine, and Jon (that's me). 

The pictures you're about to see span the whole 20th century.  They're in no particular order, and I've added some minimal comments to orient you. They're pictures I picked out of Nanny's cardboard box and they seemed good. For some reason there aren't too many pictures of the Engel clan, that's Aunt Celia and her kids.  I'll see what else I can dig up. I put one picture per page, averaging about 100 - 150K bytes each in size... my best guess as to the best quality at a reasonable speed for you. 

If you know this family, or are a part of it, I'd love to hear from you.  Please email me at "JGersh @ inr.net" or preferably, Jon @ Planetbanjo.com.

If you know the whereabouts of the offspring of Gene Kohn, Francis Kohn, or Alex Kohn, please contact me as well.  I've lost touch with Sam Kohn and Eugene Kohn, formerly of Euclid, Ohio.  There is a picture of them, and their matriarch, Kohn Neni, in this batch of pictures. 

New For Feb. 2005!  New Pictures (start here)...  from Jon's personal collection.  Contains 1980's vintage pictures of Ed & Evelyn Gersh, Zelda and Bill Katz, Martin Gersh, Ei, Mad, and Jon Gersh, Lisa Gyomory and the young Matthew Isison and Sammi Tessler!

New Find!  Nanny's Nut Cake Recipe...  in her own handwriting!

NEW!  For April 2004... feedback from Zelda and Sammi... I've updated a bunch of the commentary.... thanks!!  This web thing might really take off some day! 

Some of the important people you'll find here:  Evelyn Weiss Gersh (Evelyn Gersh), Edward Martin Gersh (Ed Gersh), William H. Katz (Bill Katz), Zelda Weiss, Zelda Katz, Paul David Katz, Roberta Katz (Robbie Katz), Roberta Tessler, Eileen Susan Gersh (Eileen Isison), Madeleine Gersh (Maddy Gersh), Lisa Gyomory, Jon Gersh.