The following families have in the past had close ties as one can see by the graphical presentation above. There is more as will be seen as one looks through this presentation. These families are shown by generations which may in some ways be more difficult to follow.
ABOVE: Shiloff - Heshelow Women
Kalman Geselov was born Russia. Kalman married Baile Shiloff. Baile was born in Russia.
Notes: According to Alexander Beider in his book; A dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, the name was possibly, Geshelev. Kalman and Baile were probably married in Shklov. Various English spellings of the family name: Geshelev, Geshelov, Geselev, Heshelow, Heshelev, Tsylov.
Kalman and Baile had the following children:
Note: Chana's sister; Frada married a brother of Kune (Mary Katherine) Shiloff, nee Rosen. Frada and spouse Rosen had two childen; Morris of Minneapolis and Bill of Chicago.
Vellya (Will) Heshelow. Vellya married Dvoshe Raise Michlin. They had the following children:
Sora Mary Heshelow was born in 1886 in Shklov, Russia. She died on October 14, 1978 in Sioux City Iowa. Sora Mary married David Shuman in 1905. David was born in 1884 in Russia. He died on July 4, 1949 in Norfolk, NE. Immigration to the USA was from Hamburg, May 12, 1905 on the ship Pretoria.
Arriving in NY, NY on June 7, 1905. The ship could accommodate 2000 third class passengers.
The Shuman's lived in Boston for a while then moved to Sioux City, Iowa for a time and eventually moved to Mitchell, SD where David operated a small tailor shop in a hotel.
David had two brothers and a sister who were in Sioux City, they also left, Louis went to Newark NJ and Abe went to the Bronx in NY. Abe was also a tailer. Sister Katherine married Saul Melcher (perhaps in Omaha NE) The Melchers lived in Wessington Springs and Letcher, SD at the time David lived in Mitchell. The Shuman family moved to Minneapolis living on the north side. David and Sora, had the following children:
Esther Lillian Shuman was born on December 25, 1905 in Sioux City, Iowa. (She died on 13 October 1991 in Lincoln, NE). Esther graduated from high school in Mitchell. She went to Minneapolis and worked at a Bouteels Department Store. While there she lived with distant relatives; Morris and Berdie Rosen, who had a son; Warren who sang at Bernard and Marion Shuman's wedding. Morris and Bill Rosen were nephews of Barney and Myer Shiloff. While living in Norfolk, VA in 1936 Esther married Jack Nisker. Jack managed the shoe department in the Melchers women dress store. (Jack died on March 25, 1992 in Lincoln NE).
They had the following children:
Lincoln, Nebraska city directory listing from 1958.
Esther and Jack Nisker's headstone at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Janice Nisker was born in Norfolk, NE. Jan married Roy Buffum. The marriage ended in divorce. They had the following children:
Scott Buffum married and had the following children:
Wesley C. Nisker was born in Norfolk, NE. Wes married Karol Mae (Mudita) Ostrin 22 August 1966 in Minnesota. Her own family history is here. The marriage ended in divorce. They had the following children:
Wesley now married to Terry Vandiver. He also has his own Wikipedia page.
Edythe Shuman was born on July 12, 1912 in Sioux City, Iowa. (She died on 10 December 1986) Graduated from high school in Mitchell. Edythe married Albert Ocker in 1948 in Detroit, MI. Albert died in 1976 in Sioux City, Iowa. They had the following children:
Bernard Shuman was born on October 17, 1922 in Sioux City Iowa. 1940, Ben attended North Jr. High School in Minneapolis, and graduated from Norfolk High School in Nebraska. During WWII while Ben was stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA he met Uncle Louis and Uncle Abe. Only having the address of the store, Ben was fortunate that while walking in the area and a bit frustrated, he saw a man who looked just like his father David, just a bit smaller, and indeed it was Abe. Photo of Ben and Miryom in 2001. Plus cousin David Ocker wrote a moving tribute to Ben here. Judith Shuman Elispur wrote and let us know how much Ben loved working on the family tree and genealogy in general. In fact he wrote a book called (we googled it) "A History of the Sioux City Jewish Community, 1869 to 1969. Unfortunately no copies are readily available but several midwest libraries have it in their own collections.
Bernard married Miryom Rubin in 1954. They had the following children:
Ellis Samuel Shuman was born in Sioux City, Iowa. Ellis married Jodie Kaufman, 1979 in Neve Ilan Israel. They had the following children:
Debbie Shuman married Barry Schwartz, 1981 in Jerusalem. They had the following children:
Judith Shuman was born in Sioux City, Iowa and married Shlomo Elispur in 1982. They had the following children:
Hillel aka William Heshelow, son of Vellya aka Will Heshelow of the Kalman lineage has more information on Anna's page.
Hillel married Hanna aka Anna Shiloff, who is the sister of Myer Shiloff and Barnett Shiloff. Hillel and Hanna (William and Anna) had the following children:
Krana (Katherine or Kate) Heselov was born in 1899 in Shklov, Russia. She died in 1972 in Buffalo, NY and was buried Sioux City, Iowa. Below is a listing for her in 1911 in Sioux City where it states her occupation as packer, and she uses the name Katherine, and not Heshelow but Heselov.
Katherine Heselov married Saul Melcher in Sioux City, Iowa or Omaha. Saul died in 1956. They had the following children:
Beverly Melcher married Dr. Sig Nadler. They had the following children:
Etta Heshelov settled in Youngstown, Ohio and uses the name as shown. In Russia she lived in Kakinika or Sklov. Etta died in 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio in a care facility. She married Chaim Harry Henkin. He was born in Russia in 1898 and died in 1979. They had the following children:
From a 1918 Youngstown, Ohio city directory. From a 1920 Federal Census showing the family members as H. Henkin, Etta, Harry, Marian, and Lillian. Listing for Harry in the Ohio Soldiers 1918 roster.
Harry Henkin married Rose Weiner in Sioux City, Iowa. Morris Heselov signed as a witness at their marriage. But it is incorrectly noted that his mother is Edith Heselov, it is indeed Etta. They had the following children:
From the 1940 Federal Census in Chester, Hancock, West Virginia they are listed as; Harry Henkin 41, Rose Henkin 36, Zenith Henkin 14, and Elesa Henkin 5, plus Belva Snyder (?) 45.
Marian married Maurice Earl Routh. He was born in Austria in 1893. They had the following children:
Listing for their household in a 1940 Federal Census. Shows Etta living with them.
Lillian married Lyon Peter Strean who was born Mar. 19, 1902 in Montreal, QC, Canada, and died there Oct. 27, 1964. They had the following children:
Schmara (Samuel) Heselov. Schmara's first wife, Sora probably died. In Russia, he lived in Kakinika or Sklov. He than married Sadie/Sophia. Schmara settled in Youngstown, Ohio and used the name Samuel. Her name on many documents is Sadie but on some listings is Sophia. He and Sadie/Sophia had the following children:
Samuel Heselov family in 1920 Federal Census.
Morris Heselov married Bessie Hansburg.
Here is a copy of Bessie Heselov's death certificate. Here date of birth is listed as 1891 and she died in 1930 at 38 years of age.
Morris and Bessie had the following children:
(Sarah) Bernice married Ben Belfer. Ben died in 1973. Below: Cleveland listing for Ben and Bernice in 1958. Bernice later married Joe Weiss 11 Nov 1984.
Photo from her obituary. She died March 31, 2006 in Hillcrest Hospital in Beachwood, Ohio.
Morris Heselov remarried and in a 1940 Federal Census it shows the family as; Morris 45, wife Bernice 41, son Melvin 23, son Jack 20, and step daughter Justine Levy 13.
Saul Heselov married Rose Ocker, sister to Albert Ocker, husband of Edythe Shuman. Rose died in Feb. of 1973 in Inglewood, CA. File from 1920 Federal Census showing Rose and the Ocker family. Saul and Rose Heselov in 1935 Columbus, Ohio directory listing
Henrietta J. Heselov. Used to work as an extra in movies. Rumor has it she had a part in the "Jolson Story". Henrietta married Lou Bernkrant
Listing from Henrietta's 1961 marriage. Denoted is brides age of 63 to Lewis A. Morris who was 74.
Simon Heselov. Married Bertha Tamarkin.
Article with reference to Bertha and her brother Isadore from The Jewish Floridian May 13 1966 issue
1910 census showing Simon, Solomon, and Henrietta as children of Sadie and Sam Heselov.
Simon's 1918 draft card. Listing from Ohio Soldiers WW1 1918 listing.