Hello, and welcome to the Kopciak and Kamenmacher research page! These are two very uncommon Jewish surnames. *Dec. 2007: If you arrived here by performing a web search for "Kamenmacher," we have to talk! If you believe you may be a part of this extended family, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org now, even if you're not sure. (I say this because, through a traffic-tracker site, I've discovered that many vistors spend a lot of time here, but remain anonymous -- please, don't be a stranger!) Before clicking on the links below, scroll down to learn more about this family. Also, please note: We have far more information and incomplete branches than what appears on this site, due to privacy concerns. Over winter break, I will try to clean this page up and add more information.
Kamenmacher Findings - online finds mentioning the name Kamenmacher or close spellings. "Online" Kamenmachers - discovered via this site, here's another Kamenmacher family, obviously linked to ours, but we have not found the connection. Kopciak Findings - random things I have found online which mention the name Kopciak or close spellings. Sign The Guestbook - You can view the Guestbook after you sign it - please let us know you stopped by!
Useful Genealogical Links - links I have found to be very helpful.
Kamenmacher: KAMENMAGER, KAMENMMACHER, KAMENMAKHER, KAMIENMACHER, KAMELMACHER, KAMENNMACHER Kopciak: KOPCZYK, KOPCZUK, KOPCZIK Note: Some Kamenmacher branches changed the name to MILLER/KAMMEN in America.
(It is entirely possible that there are more alternate spellings of which I am unaware).
Aaron-Yehudi (Aron Leib) Kamenmacher married Chauna Ruchla, children Shemaryahu, Chuna-Lazer (Elchanan Eliezer), Berul, Redchrood, Ita-Kraindel
Shemaryahu married Chava Kopciak, children: Aron Leib, Jankiel Srule Pinhus (Jack), Sholom Boruch (Benjamin), (Srul Boruch) Herman, Harry
Aron Leib died as a child.
Jankiel Srule Pinhus (Jack) MILLER* married Helen Froot, children: Samuel, Murray, Harold
Sholom Boruch (Benjamin) MILLER married Eva Ginsberg, children: Eleanor
Srul Boruch (Herman) MILLER* married Sylvia Kopciak, children: Samuel, Manny
Harry MILLER* married Miriam, children: Elaine.
Information about Miriam and Elaine is needed.
*Some Kamenmacher branches changed the name to MILLER in the USA.
Chuna-Lazer (Elchonon Eliezer) married Malka Morgenstern, children: Rose, Liba, Menachim
Rose married Simon Pergericht-Richt, children: Gloria Pergericht-Richt
Liba married Moshe Rubinstein, children: Szaja Stanislaw (born: 1903, married: Naomi Solash, child: Miriam) and Meilech (born: 1905, married: Rakhel Kleinman (distant cousin from Ita-Kreindel Kamenmacher-Goldenberg branch), child: Eliezer).
*Liba and her husband, children, and grandchildren, all perished in the Shoah (1942); only Rakhel survived (died: 2003).
Menachim: born 1884, died 1892 in Biala Podlaska.
Berek (Berul) married Devorah Bassov, children: Aron Leib, Charna (Cheska), Yachad, Bluma Ester, Ha´ka, and Doba
Aron Leib died as a child.
Charna (Cheska) was born in 1893, and married Manna
Yachad married Unknown, children: Unknown
Bluma Ester married Yerakhmiel Jerzymowski, children: Tzvi, Chuna (d. Maidanek Transport), Beril (d. Maidanek Transport).
Ha´ka died at Auschwitz.
Doba married Chaim Laizer Puterman, and had four children (living) whose names we know.
**Update 2007: We initially had "Redchrood and Aharon Strichter" for this couple, until a record for "Ruchla STRYCHER" was found and (posted in "Kamenmacher Finds") stating her maiden name as KAMENMACHER. The actual record gives her real name as "Rachma." We also found several more potential children on JewishGen's JRI Poland/Yad Vashem pages of testimony, and they are all listed above. PLEASE e-mail me if you know anything about this bunch; currently, we know of no survivors, but we do not have enough information to confirm this. We would like to prove that theory wrong, as we did with other branches of the family.
No further information is known about Mordechai.
No further information is known about Mejer Lejs (Meier Leis).
No further information is known about Jankel Gersz (Meier Leis).
No further information is known about Riwa, (born about 1889).
No further information is known about Srul Boruch.
No further information is known about Tauba.
Abram married a woman named Edelman and had two children born in the 20s, Chuma and Golda. He died in the Shoah, 1942. (Based on Yad Vashem page of testimony.) We do not know what became of their children. Do you?
No further information is known about Wulf.
Herschel married Frania Johannisberg, and had at least two children; however, their names are not known. He died in the Shoah, Warsaw, 1942. (Based on Yad Vashem page of testimony.)
Israel was a carpenter who got married and had two children; however their names are not known. He died in the Shoah, 1942. (Based on Yad Vashem page of testimony.) We do not know what became of their children. Do you?
Czarna Ruchla married David Rozenberg and had two children, Gitla and Aron. Carne died in the Shoah, 1942. (Based on Yad Vashem page of testimony.) We do not know what became of their children. Do you?
Tova might be the same person as "Tauba" (above); we are not certain. There is conflicting and overlapping info from JewishGen records and Yad Vashem pages of testimony, which says she died in the Shoah, 1942.