Back/4th Row: Great Aunt Tzepa (Mema Sepa) Kleban, Great Uncle Sorel (Srul) Kleban, Great Aunt Genendall (Wasserman) Kleban, Rose Kleban, Zalman (Sam) Kleban, Tseril Marcus, Great Aunt Rose Cleban, Morris Cleban 3rd Row: Uncle Ben (Benny) Kottler, Uncle Hymie Zeidenstein, Bronsie (Caplan) Zeidenstein, Uncle Joseph Gerber, Abe Gerber, Rose Gerber, Pearl (Perlman) Caplan, Uncle Sam
Sarah Kleban Caplan and Morris Moishe Yitchak Caplan were Aaron Caplan’s parents. They were born in Russia in the 1860’s, approximately, and died in America in the 1930’s, approximately. They are buried in the Adath Jeshurun cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Abe cannot testify to the truth of these stories—only that as he sat under the dining room table on Saturday nights he heard the Aunts and Uncles telling them. The Caplan Family lived in a small village called Volochisk on the Zbruch River not far from the Black Sea in the Ukraine section of Russia.
Sarah Lederman Caplan’s blue egg, which we are told was a wedding present from her in-laws. She and Aaron Caplan were married in 1910. There was a story that Sarah carried it carefully in her lap the entire trip from Russia. An antique dealer told Betty Ruth and Abe Caplan that it is expensive Czech
Our research tells us that this photograph was taken c1908, which would be before Sarah Lederman and Aaron Caplan were married (in 1910). Clockwise from left: Motell & Barucha Silverman Sam & Pearl (Perlman) Caplan Rose Caplan (Gerber) Sarah (Lederman) & Aaron Caplan Rose Cleban Martin Cleban Moisha Laeb Cleban Dora Cleban (Greenberg) Sarah Cleban