Nelson/Shleger/Yecht Family Perspectives

This catch-all category embraces the unexpected points-of-view
as well as elements of the family culture.

the family culture is inclusive of mishpocha, a Yiddish word meaning
"the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage."

undated letter from Irving Robinson to Susan Cook
Avrum Michel's first wife, Rachel, died in a fire leaving 4 small children named Joseph, Rivka, Hanna and Pesha.
He then married Rachel's half-sister, Toba, who bore him Sarah, Annie, Isaac, Shea, Rose, Max, Becky, Eta and Esther.
Toba mixed Rachel's children with her own and treated them all alike. All the 13 children grew up as brothers and sisters.
The name Schleger was changed to Nelson by my uncle Max when he arrived in the U.S.A.

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018, email from Ann Baumrind to Barbara Stack, cited with Ann's permission:
My mother always remembered her step grandmother with deep affection and referred to her as her grandmother to outsiders.  My mother and her sisters called her “Bubbeh”, as Toby expected.  My mother always said that Toby worshipped the ground our great grandfather walked on, even though he was much older than she was.  She was an exceptional woman, as I’m sure you know!

this family also has the largest number of cousin marriages


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Evidence of unity of what are now seen as distinct branches of the family
Genealogy and Narrative and Photos by Joe Chandler
 
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