Eli, Ruth, and Esther Siegel from Lithuania/ then Springfield MA
Leyb Rozenblatt, born about 1822, married Godee or Goldy Minen, born abt 1831. As Leyba ROZENBLYAT, in 1852 on the craftsmen census, he was listed as a baker with 2 women in the family. In 1860, as Leyb ROZINBLYAT, he was a taxpayer, listed in Vilkija, Kaunas province, Russia,now Lithuania. In both these lists his father was David. In 1866 they were town dwellers in Vilkija; Leyb was 36 and his son Movsha Wulf was 10, so he was married at least before 1856 and perhaps by 1852. By 6 May 1870 in Vilkija, he is listed as living in Kaunas as a box taxpayer. In 1874, he is listed as 52 yrs old, with sons Berel Gabrielage 12,Itsek Elya 4, Movsha Vulf 26, Volf 23. By 1890, on the family list, he was listed in Vilkija, but looks like living in Kaunas, Movsha Wulf age 41 is married and has Yakov, and his wife is perhaps Zlata 39. Volf age 39, has children -Hatskel Ezekiil age 19, Ovsey 12, Rocha Pera 5, Sora4 - his wife could be Zlata; hard to tell whose wife she is by ages as she is 39, the right age for either son. Gabriel Ber is now 28 and his wife probably is Mindel25, and son David Wulfis 3. Leyb's wifeGolda is 59, and son Itsik Eliash is 20. They also had a daughter Slove/Sarah b. abt 1853- 1868, who married a Samuel Segal/Siegel. She emigrated to the US in 1904/5 with 3 of her 5 children; Eli, Ruth and Esther on US census records. They moved right away to Chicopee/Springfield MA area, and are listed as running a dry goods store. Eli married Ray and had Edith N, Goldie M and Ada E. Ruth married Oscar Fine and had Harold S and Shirley L.Esther married David Maislen and had Gladys M, Dorothy H - twins, Sidney E, Irving and Edith.
Back in Lithuania, Ber Gabriel dies abt 1905 in the Kaunas area during the revolution. By then he has, besides David Vulf who marries Sonia Schermann and has at least a son Benjamin; a son, name unknown, who later goes by Max, and a daughter Perel Leah, who marries a ? Khmelevsky. Benjamin Rozen may have been the only survivor of the Holocaust in David Vulf's family; "Max Epstein" married Rose Klompus and moved to the us in 1927 and then Hartford,CT area - both died in 1951, leaving two young sons. Perel Leah and her family may have perished, as well as Ber Gabriel's wife.
My husband was 15 when his parents died and never knew anything about his family, and only recently discovered his family name was Rozenblatt, not Epstein. I have been tracing the family for a few years, and we are about to visit Lithuania to see where they came from, but I am hoping to find more family for him soon, as he has developed mild dementia, and this has been a life long question in his mind. I also want to pass on to his children their heritage, as much as possible. Any leads would be appreciated.