Perez or Peretz KAPLAN known as Fritz or Frederick or Fred, born 1854,
changed his name >from KAPLAN to COPLAN. He and his wife Nehama and two
children emigrated in 1891 to America >from Kiev. The family settled in St.
Louis, MO.The passenger manifest listed the names of the children as
Luraline and an infant Moses. However, in the 1900 census Peretz is a
widower with two children Lena and Louis. Louis birthdate is 1896. The 1910
census lists Peretz as married and his wife's name is Hannah or Anna and he
has a number of children, all known to me. Hannah's maiden name was
ICHKOWSKY or ICHKOVSKY or ITZKOWSKY or ITZKOVSKY. Peretz's father was
Mordecai KAPLAN. Peretz died in 1930. His wife Hannah died in 1940. Her
father's name was Avraham ICHKOWSKY or one of the derivatives. The
ITCHKOWSKY's also emigrated >from Kiev. The first wife's maiden name is also
listed on Lena's death certificate as Naom Itzkowsky. (Naom, however, is a
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Sylvia Letvak Jaffe
St. Louis, MO.