Max ("Menachem") Lehner was a "dealer meats"
(butcher) born in Russia (Kiev?) in 1838. He immigrated with his
family to the USA circa 1890.
The family residence as of the 1900 US Census, ED1731, was 16 Harrison
St., Worcester, MA (aerial
1900 US Census for Max Lehner family - online:
Max Lehner family of Worcester, MA in 1900 US Census
Max Lehner (father, head of household, sells meats, born May 1838 in
Louis Lehner (eldest son, born August 1871 in Russia)
Israel Lehner (son, born July 1873 in Russia)
Eva (daughter, born April 1879 in Russia)
Sarah (daughter, born January 1882 in Russia)
Mary (daughter, born June 1884 in Russia)
Solomon (son, born December 1885 in Russia)
Isaac (youngest son, born May 1889 in Russia)
Children of Max and Minnie Lehner
Partial composite of 1934
Lehner letter on FamilySearch family tree
Louis Lehner was the eldest child of Max
and Minnie Lehner. Born in 1872 in Russia. Immigrates to USA:
Residence in 1910 census is Worcester, Massachusetts.
His first wife wife was Sarah Alemski (born 1874,
Died October 26, 1910 (death
Louis and his first wife Sarah
Alemski had five sons:
Max Lehner, b. 1896,
1930 US census,
1940 US census
Philip Lehner, b. 1899,
Emanuel Lehner, b. 1903
Robert Lehner, b. 1905
Harry Lehner's wife was the late Adeline Kaplan Lehner.
They have two daughters living in Massachusetts and grandchildren
Harry Lehner burial information (from Find-A-Grave):
Sharon Memorial Park
Plot: Section Gilboa, 11, Lot 69 D, 2
Louis had a second wife Rosa Rosenbloom
Rosa Rosenbloom Rapport who he married in 1911 and later divorced
had a surviving son Joseph Lehner.
29 October 1912, New York City – 5 August 2013, Haverford, PA was a famous mathematician (Atkins-Lehner theorem & worked on
to enrich U235 thru gases diffusion)
-- why documents
Israel Lehner Family from REF
Israel Lehner was the second
living child of Max and Minnie Lehner. Born July, 1874 in Russia.
Died December 24, 1960.
Israel and his wife Annie Chafitz Lehner had eight children:
Rose, 1893-1960 (married Abraham Berman),
Child: Alan Maxwell Berman, 1927-1954
Minnie, 1896-? (married Louis Shreier),
Child: Edith/Enid?, about Minnie
Etta, 1899-? (married Ziff)
Jessica, 1904-1981 (married Alan Dansker),
Lillian Harmony, 1907-1996
Bennett, 1908-1969 (married Clara Shrair) had --
Children: Boy & Girl, grandchildren: 4, great grandchildren: 8
Eva Lehner was the third child of
Born April, 1879 in Russia and died December
31,1915 in Worcester, MA.
Eva mother's maiden name is unclear as Windyl Elemsky is listed on
Eva Rosenblum's death certificate (2)
of 1915. Also on the death certificate, her father
is listed as Max Lehner and witness is Louis Lehner (probably her elder
I believe she and her husband Israel Rosenblum, a tailor, in Worcester, MA are listed in Minnie Weiss Baby book (3) as
dress & peticoat gift giver Mr. & Mrs. I. Rosenblum.
Her gravestone (4,
suggests she had children.
Eva Lehner and her husband Israel Rosenblum had two sons I could find:
Herman Rosenblum, b. Jan. 6, 1911 (5,
Abraham T. Rosenblum, b. Dec. 10, 1913
1930 US Census for David Epstein family
Sarah Lehner was the fourth
child of Max and Minnie Lehner.
Born: January, 1882 in Kiev, Russia.
Died: May 2, 1963
Sarah married David L. Epstein of Brooklyn, NY
(David was born May 15, 1885 in New York and died April 15, 1961 --
David's parents were Jacob Epstein and Jennie Weinstein)
Sarah (Lehner) and David Epstein had 2 daughters and one son:
born June 20, circa 1908
Minnie Epstein married Sydney Cohen (b. July 4, year unknown).
They had two daughters:
Joan Cohen (b 5/17/33). Joan is married to Murray Evans (b 6/28/26)
and they have 2 children.
Evelyn Cohen (b. ?). Evelyn is married Martin Coleman and they have
2 children as well.
Freda Epstein (Kessler)
born June 6, 1911 in Brooklyn NY and died October 23, 1979
Freda married Solomon Kessler, on December 15, 1934.
Solomon Kessler was born
April 23, 1911 & died
March 1, 1990 in Boca Raton, FL..
Freda and Solomon had
Gerald (Jerry) Kessler, b. February 7, 1941 of Brooklyn, NY
Kessler (Vaccaro), b. December 14, 1944 of Brooklyn, NY.
Barbara has two sons --
Michael Alan Vaccaro (b. October 28, 1968 in Flushing NY and Scott Ethan
Vaccaro (b. May 13, 1971 in New Hyde Park NY)
Arthur Victor Epstein
born December 4, 1913, died May 29, 1967, burial: New Montefiore Cemetery,
Arthur died at age 54. Arthur was married to:
Shirley Blatt, b. January 31, 1920, d. 2007
They had a daughter Renee Marilyn Epstein (b. Jan. 10, 1947, d. Feb. 13,
2018) and a son Alan L. Epstein
Unfortunately, the Kesslers lost
touch with them after Arthur died.
Andrew Paul Kessler, born: January 4, 1972 in Suffern, Rockland, New York,
Andrew's wife is: Sarah Joy Linzenberg, born: 16 May 1986 in Englewood
Cliffs, Bergen, New Jersey, USA, living
Andrew Kessler's father is: Gerald Aaron Kessler, born: 2 Jul 1941in
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, living
Andrew Kessler's mother is Esther Reicher, Born: 26 Dec 1943 in New York
County, New York, USA, living
from Barbara Kessler Voccaro on 7-29-2018
Gerald Kessler birth date is February 7, 1941 and Andy’s is January 4,
1972. Barbara's birthday is December 14, 1944.
Barbara's husband’s (2nd marriage) name is Paul Colontino and his birthday
is March 13, 1946. My father, Solomon Kessler, was born
April 23, 1911 and he died March 1, 1990 in Boca Raton, FL
Barbara has 2 children, Michael Alan Vaccaro and Scott Ethan Vaccaro.
Michael was born October 28, 1968 in Flushing NY. He has 1
daughter, Carly Shaina, born March 13, 2001 in Mt Kisco NY. Scott was born
May 13, 1971 in New Hyde Park NY. He is married to
Antoanela Ciomo born April 9, 1972 in Romania. They have 2 children. Emma
Caroline was born June 18, 2001. Brett Mathew was born
June 10, 2004. Both were born in Manhasset NY.
(used surname: Leonard)
4, 5: my maternal grandmother
(aka Leonard) was the fifth child
of Max and Minnie Lehner. Born June, 1884or5? in Russia, she married (4, 8,
maternal grandfather Harry B. Weiss on Nov. 10, 1912 (Boston) and lived at
37 Paine St., Worcester, MA in 1915. She died (3) on September 26, 1915 at age 30 and was
buried in the Hebrew Cemetery in Auburn, MA. Her gravestone is
probably mis-labeled as Miriam Wise with the correct death date of
September 26, 1915 (7,
Worcester Hebrew Cemetery
Auburn, MA 01501
Plot: Section 1 Row H Lot 20
Mary's first child was my mother
Minnie Weiss (born February 25, 1914 in
Worcester, MA, died December 12, 1982 in California). Mary's second
child was a boy -- Martin Weiss
September 1915 in Worcester, MA,
died 17 November 1915
West Millbury, Worcester,
Mary died September 26, 1915 when my mother,
Minnie Weiss, was less than two years old.
My mother Minnie (later changed to Shelly) married Samuel L. Stecker.
Mary Lehner/Leonard and her husband Harry B. Weiss had one daughter:
Minnie (Shelly) Weiss, 1914-1982
25 Feb 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts
Minnie Weiss (Shelly
Stecker) died on
December 12, 1982 in
Chula Vista, CA.
15Dec1982, 2:00 PM, at Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary, Los Angeles
Shelly Minnie Stecker
Block 6, Plot 139, Space 8, Mt. of Olives
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
6001 Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, California 90045
She married Samuel L. Stecker and had two children --
Stephen Leonard Stecker and Michael Alan Stecker.
Three grandchildren from Stephen Stecker & Alix Colcombet: Tiffany,
Mathieu, Dylan Stecker of San Diego, CA
(used name: Solomon Lihner)
Naturalization certificate reference
Lihner gravesite at Adath Israel Cemetery, Boston, MA
Solomon Lehner (later Lihner) was the sixth child
of Max and Minnie Lehner. Born: April, 1886 (or possibly December, 1885) in
Kiev, Russia (5).
He died in 1960 (gravestone)
Solomon Lihner of Worcester, MA married Mathilda(sp?) Ellis
42) of Roxbury, MA in 1912 (6
Solomon Lihner and his wife Mathilde Ellis (1889-1948,
gravestone) "Aunt Tillie" had at least one daughter:
Bernice M. Lihner
Bernice of Dorchester, MA married Robert Siegel (7),
son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Siegel of Brookline, MA in 1947.
(used the name: John Harry Lihner)
1934 Lehner letter
1942 Draft Registration card for John Harry Lihner
1940 US Census for John H. Lihner family, ED no. 60-1143, lines 12-15
John H. Lihner grave
Buried 1962 at
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills, CA),
Summerland, Map A46, Lot 6238, Space 1
Headstone photo & memorial on Find A Grave
Isaac Lehner was the seventh living child
of Max and Minnie Lehner. Born May, 1889 in Russia and died 3March1962 in
Los Angeles, CA. He changed
his name to John Lihner and was referred
to as "Uncle Johnny" in the 1934 letter to my mom and in her
baby book. He married Lillian R. of Vermont and lived
John H. Lihner (Isaac Lehner) and his wife Lillian Ruby Guyette had
twin daughters (ref1,
after 15 years of marriage:
Joanne Marie Lihner, daughter of John Lihner, probably
6 Dec 1931,was married with
Husband of Joanne Lihner: Raymond Ellsworth Patterson, married
in Maywood (Los Angeles), 2Dec1951
Children of Joanne Lihner & Raymond Patterson:
Lucy R. Patterson, born in Los Angeles, CA on 29 Aug 1956
Robert S. Patterson, born in Los Angeles, CA on 15July1958
Betty Jane Lihner, daughter of John Lihner, probably
6 Dec 1931, had two husbands
husband of Betty J. Lihner: Ralph Harrison Shears,
married in Los Angeles on 13 Feb1954
second husband of Betty J. Lehner was Glenn E. Montgomery, married
Worcester, Massachusetts, circa 1905
Mary Lehner (Leonard) Weiss Death Certificate
grandmother died September 26,1915 in Worcester, Massachusetts)
Actual online death certificate for Mary Lehner Weiss at:
Harry Weiss and Mary Leonard/Lehner Marriage Data
Marriages Registered in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1912 (no. 1593)