I have recently acquired birth certificates of twin brothers of my grandfather - these twins were a complete bolt out of the blue, none in the family had ever heard about them, perhaps 'you' have?
February 21st 1880 - Birth of Hascal KATI (CATZ/KATZ) according to different documentation - andSolomon - children of Haim KATZ and his wife Hana - 160 Darmanesti Street, Piatra Neamt, Romania.
My grandfather - Froim - was born in Darmanesti Street in 1885.
It also transpires that Hascal married someone called Blima (I have no maiden name) and they had a son Smil on December 10th 1907 - 40 Cogalniceanu Street, Piatra Neamt.
In an article on Piatra Neamt I find that a Hascal CATZ in 1942 was on the Jewish organizing committee of Piatra Neamt - could this be the same person?
My grandfather had other siblings, descendants of whom, over the years, I have been able trace, now up pops another challenge - coupled with the fact that I have also just been informed that there was another sibling called Sophie, who never married - I have been given her photo too.
If there are any Katz' who know they originated from Piatra Neamt who have heard of the above people - know of their descendants, especially of Smil, or would like to see the photograph of Sophie if it would help in any way to find familial likeness, please do contact me.
I also hold details of Burach Catz - wife Mariam and their children, Piatra Neamt, if anyone wishes to have details I would be happy to forward the information. I will say that one of their children Adela born in 1906 married in 1946 a Mr. S. Theiler, she died in 1986. Perhaps they are related to my family, as yet I have no way of proving such.