The Eckstein Family; Broken Eckstein Branches
The following is a list of Eckstein branches, and in some cases, just leaves, that have fallen from our tree. They may be related, but in most cases, the exact connection is no longer known.
Mayer and Sol Eckstein.
From the SSDI:
SSN 097-24-3003 Residence: 10463 Bronx, Bronx, NY
Born 12 Oct 1915 Last Benefit:
Died 11 Jul 1996 Issued: NY (Before 1951)
Betty Eckstein married David (Shmuel) Weissman, son of Elyakim (Getzel) Chaim Weiszmann and Yehudis Herskovech, in 1935, in Bilka. He was born 9 May 1902 in Rakowitz, Hungary and he died in May 1986 in New York, New York.
They had two children, Sandra (Sandy) and Jerry.
Sandy married Melvin Persily and have Marc, Eric & Karen. Marc is married to Robin Workman and they have Jacob Evan & Jesse Benjamin. Dr. Eric Persily, an anesthesiologist in private practice in Charleston WV, is married to Dr. Cynthia Armstrong Persily <email@example.com>. She was appointed associate dean for academic programs with the West Virginia University School of Nursing, southern region, and appointed to the tenured rank of associate professor there, in 1999. She continues to hold the position of chair for the Charleston division. They have two children, Aaron David, born October 13, 1995, and Alexandra Beth, born October 21, 1997.
Regarding Betty's broader family:
Betty (Blima 1915 - 1995/6), dtr of Mayer Eckstein. His wife died fairly young.
A book was printed for Bilka (2 -volumes)
From Mayer's siblings, there is a Michael Eckstein.
Mayer had a sister Breindel, married to a Lebowitz, they had a clothing store in the lower east side of NYC.
Dr of Rehabilitive medicine
He lives in Brooklyn and is the son of Menachem Mendel Eckstein, the son of Dovid Elazer. His sister is Chana Lent of Kew Garden Hills, Flushing, NY.
In the Ellis Island database there is a family fitting this profile. The two page mainfest lists:
In the Social Security Death Index, the following was found:
I would be very interested to hear from anyone with knowledge or an interest in the Miller family.
My home address is
1374 East 28th Street Brooklyn NY 11210-5311 USA
Last updated 10/15/02