Descendants of Simon Schwartz and Hannah Newman

Little is know of Simon Schwartz at this time. His wife, Hannah Newman, was born ca. 1849. At least some of their children were born in Trencin, Hungary (now Slovakia). Hannah emigrated to the United States with some of her children in 1891, but no further record has been found of her in this country.


Schwartz Posts

  • Remembering the Holocaust
    The photo above is Shlomo Thal, born in 1904 in Valdemarpils, Latvia. This photo is particularly powerful for me as it looks so much like my own grandfather, born the same year. Shlomo and my grandfather were second cousins. Shlomo was killed in Riga, Latvia, in 1941. He was 37. On this Yom HaShoah, I’dContinue reading “Remembering the Holocaust”
  • An Olympic Connection
    I absolutely love this picture. I found it for sale online a few years ago – a newspaper photo by Ell Sampson for the Chicago Daily Times, taken November 29, 1939, just before my grandmother’s brother, Dick Schwartz, married the Olympic track star, Betty Robinson. On the back of the photo, “These two people haveContinue reading “An Olympic Connection”




I can’t possibly share all of my family photographs here. Instead, I’ve chosen a select few favorites, mainly group photos. More pictures, particularly of individuals, can be found through my Thal-Gephart Family Tree accessible through my Ancestry profile. I am always looking for more pictures. If you have any to share, please contact me.

Evelyn, Richard and Sandy Schwartz, ca. 1910, Cleveland, Ohio.

Nathan Schwartz, ca. 1945.

Photo by Max Tatch.

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