Goldstein, Battalen, Challov & Ronen Family Histories

Category: Immigration

  • Surprise!  Uncle Shimon Goldstein Hands Us a Mystery

    From knowing next to nothing about this branch of the family, details – one  rather astonishing – are now being discovered. To remind you, Uncle Shimon is the older brother of my grandfather Sol Goldstein.  Their parents were Berl Fayvel Goldsztern and Yocheved Rozenzumen.  Along with Sol, he and his brother Meyer were the only […]

  • Finding Uncle Shimon Goldstein

    Shimon was the first Goldstein (Goldshtern) to arrive in the US and has proven to be elusive, until now.  All my father Isadore could tell me was that he was a house painter, had at least two children and divorced his wife Gittel because “she was a nag.”  Though my father and his father Sol […]