THE KABAT-OLSTEIN FAMILY PORTRAIT
|Back row: Shani (Olstein?), Choni, unknown, Annie Kabat,
Siskind's first wife, Siskind, Lezer's wife.
Middle row: Choni's wife & child, Avraham's wife, Ruthie Kabat,
Front row: Choni's other children-boy & girl, Lezer's four?
Note: Shani, Choni, Annie, Siskind & Lezer are siblings. Another
sibling, Rueven, was not present.
Avram Olsztejn (Olstein) was a Tykocin merchant. He had a
chicken business and also dealt in
agriculturals- flour etc. In 1920 Abraham with his sons founded
Transport Services Company. They
offered transport services between Tykocin and Lomza. They had
their property and an office in Tykocin on Nadkanalna Street.
Annie (Chinka Rauchel) Olstein immigrated to the New York
City cir 1907-8. She anglicized her name to Goldstein. She had
an arranged marriage to Harry Kabat from Bialystok in 1911 in
NYC. Her descendants live in the US from New York to Texas. Rueven Olstein also immigrated to the US, and stayed for a time
with the Kabats. The history of his life in the US is unknown. Siskind
Olstein, the youngest son, escaped the Nazis, remarried and
immigrated to Melbourne, Australia by way of Sweden where his sons
and grandchildren live today. As far as is known, the rest of
the family perished in the Holocaust. Abraham Mordehay Olsztein
died in 1936, and his wife died the first day that the Germans
marched into Tykocin during World War II.