Researching the Appelbaum /Applebaum line. Originally from Russia (possibly Minsk), then Chicago, IL then St. Louis, MO. His first wife and two children were in Chicago, and the two children, Ida and Esther, married, raised their families, and died in Chicago. His marriage and children with Sarah Horowitz Lewis, were in St. Louis, MO.
Looking for further iformation on the family, especially Sam's siblings and parents, and their city of origin. Believe he may have had a brother Frank Appelbaum (also married to a Sarah) in St. Louis.
Sam Appelbaum (b. circa 1860, d. 03 Jun 1954 in St. Louis) married: (1) Unknown wife children: (A) Ida (b. 1893 MO or Russia, d. Jun 1972), married Ernest Goldstein circa 1913, children: Herbert (b. 1914) and Ralph (b. 1919) (B) Esther (b. 1898 MO or Russia, d. unknown), married Unknown Grossman, children: William Grossman (b. 1924)
(2) Sarah Horowitz Lewis (married 1900) children: (A) Cecelia or Celia (b. 01 May 1903, d. 15 Feb 2002), married Harry Schreiber. (B) Joseph (b. 20 Nov 1907, d. 31 Jul 1976), married Myrtle Alvina Chaney (C) Paul (b. 07 Jul 1912, d. Apr 1957) - note that Paul changed his last name to "Lewis" (his mother's first husband's name) and moved to Sioux City, IO.