I was very glad to see your query, which Cherie Korer picked up.
This is the story:
Your great grandfather Benjamin (d. 1903) was a first cousin of my great-grandfather Benjamin (d. 1917, Munkacz). Most of your grandfather's siblings came to the USA fairly early on, around the time of WWI I believe.My a few of my greatgrandfather Benjamin's children, including my grandmother Berta (Beila, Bertha) Eichler Bernstein also came to the USA.My grandmother in 1930.
My grandmothersocialized quite much with her second cousins, your grandfather's siblings.As a result, my mother Claire (Chava) Bernstein Shulman was in touch with their children, your father's first cousins, particularly of Daniel and Mali (Molly). Unfortunately, the last of these died last year.However, my mother is still in touch quite a lot with THEIR children, your second cousins, and will tell them the news of your "discovery."
To give you a quick glimpse of what I know from my mother:
Mali (Molly) Eichler married Shlomo Hershkowitz (Herschkovic) and had the children Willie, Bella, and Caroline born in Hungary and Henrietta born in the USA..
William married a Fannie and had chirldren Ida, Belle, Jennie, and Florence, all born in the USA.
Daniel married Jennie Liebowitz and had Benrnard and Sol, born in the USA.
Hana--her married name(s) Fleishner Stein is news to me.
Hani (Henna) Blum, again the married name is news to me.
My mother did not know of your grandfather Jakob Samuel and your great-aunt Mina, because she knew better of those who came to the USA.
To recap, our great-grandfathers Benjamin were first cousins, our grandparents Jakob Samuel and Bertha were second cousins, my mother Claire and your father Benjamin third cousins, and you and I are fourth cousins.
The big question for me, regarding Cherie's family, is the relationship between your great-grandfather Benjamin and her Benjamin Moises Eichler.If your Benjamin was born around 1840, they would certainly have been contemporaries and possibly the same person.If they are the same person, then the puzzle that Cherie and I have worked on for some years is solved and we can go back two generations further.
George, how old are you, and where do you live?
As you see from the signature below, I live in Finland where I work as a scientist, but I was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in New Jersey where most of my family lives.My wife Piko and I have a son Jaakov.