JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shpoler Zeyda Family Tree #general
Jeffrey Mark Paull
Because he was not technically a rabbi, and because he left no Chassidic
dynasty behind, family trees for the great tzadik, R. Yehuda Leyb
(1726-1812), better known as the Shpoler Zeyda, or Saba Kadisha, are rare.
Even Rabbi Kalmanson, the long-tenured President of the Shpoler Zeide
Society, was not aware of any published family trees for him.
As one of the Shpoler Zeyda's descendants (through the Polonsky-Zeyda
marriage connection), I decided to address this unfortunate situation.
Calling upon my good friend and able research associate Jeff Briskman, I
took on the project of assembling a family tree for the Shpoler Zeyda
(alternate spellings: Zayda, Zaide, Zeida, Zeide, Zejde, Zeyde, and American
variants Seid and Seide).
Through census and vital records, we have succeeded in identifying about one
hundred of the Shpoler Zeyda's descendants, through four generations, from
his sons, through his great-great grandsons. We have also identified some
fifth generation descendants through vital records. However, this is about
as far as the existing records will take us. To identify additional fifth,
sixth, and seventh generation descendants, we will need help >from his
descendants in the Zeide and Seide families.
We cordially invite anyone who is a descendant of the Shpoler Zeyda, and who
can identify their grandparents, and possibly their great-grandparents, to
help us in completing his family tree. In exchange for this information, in
addition to our gratitude, there is a very good chance that we can provide
you with your complete line of descent to the Shpoler Zeyda.
I look forward to publishing all of the information collected for the
Shpoler Zeyda's family tree in my book "Discovering the Ancient Lineage of
the Polonsky and Paull Family," which I hope to publish next year.
Best Wishes to All,
Jeffrey Mark Paull