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Tykocin
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THE KABAT-OLSTEIN FAMILY PORTRAIT
Tykocin, Poland
cir 1930

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, Avram, Lezer.
Front row: Choni's other children-boy & girl, Lezer's four? children.
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.



 


 

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