We can identify four of them (two of the men), Sarah and her sister Bea. Who are the others?
1.Unknown, 2. Isie Kreinik, 3. Unknown, 4. Unknown, 5. Sam Krienik, 6. Unknown, 7. Unknown
Sitting (Left to Right)
8. Unknown, 9. Unknown, 10. Sarah Kreinik, 11. Bea Greenfield, 12. Nettie Kreinik Kahn?
What event is this? (The more I look the more I think these are Celia Kreinick (widow of Israel Krainik)'s children.)
Andrew Kreinik suggests looking at Sarah's hand to see if she is wearing her wedding ring. If she is, this photo would be after her marriage to Isie on December 16, 1912. A ring might have been an engagement ring, so that isn't telling. Sarah and Isie are not sitting together, so the event is probably not about them.
Richard Yospin commented when he sent the photo, "This is labeled "Kreinik women" in Grandma Sarah's collection. Isie is in the top row, second from left; Sam is also standing. Sarah is seated, front row center; Bea is next to her (on our right). The others? I'd really like to know."
Andrew Kreinik said, "I would be surprised if the cousins were from Yussie Flum's family because there was a real strain between my grandparents and his family. They treated my grandmother very badly when she lived with them and my grandfather did not get along with them when he first started working in New York. They never respected his opinion until he had money and they had financial problems. However, I do notice the expressions and Sarah's and Isadore's faces. They don't seem to be enjoying the festive times as much as everyone else so perhaps they didn't fully enjoy the company. Maybe there were some members of Yussie Flum's family there."
Even if Isie and Sarah didn't get along with Yussel Flum and Sarah Kehl, the kids might have been just fine.
(All the family knew each other: Gene Kreinick was the best man at Jerry and Estelle's wedding, and he lived in the New York area. We should consider his aunts.)
We could ask Sarah Wright's descendants. Get a photo to her son or grandson: Sylvia Wouk and Julian Wright
We could ask Sam's descendants: Stanley Roy Kreinik; Alvin Krienik and Jerome Krienik
Anna Kreinik (later Opper) was not yet married to Isaak Opper who was the widow of Gene's mother's sister
David made a list of the women relatives who might have been about the right ages.
Aaron's daughter Bertha was born in 1906, so she would have been only 6.
David's grandmother Leah's sister Nettie Blatt (Kreinik) was born in 1891, so she would have been 21 which is when she married Morris Blatt. This Nettie had a distinctive dark complexion.
The Kreiniks knew each other. They published a Family Newsletter, the Kreinikle. We can look there for more women of the right age.
Look at Celia Kreinick's family, where a couple of the kids lived after Joseph and Annie died.
Leah Kreinick; Jennie Kreinick; Elsie Levy; Shirley (Sarah) Kreinik; Ruth Kreinick; and Irving Kreinick
Table of women who could be in the photo:
|Photo||old to young|
|Sarah||Kreinik (Levy)||1872||38||Yussel Flum's wife; Not|
|Eva||Sternlicht||3/10/1885||27||probably not here|
|Anna||Opper (Kreinik)||6/4/1886||26||David's grandmother Leah's sister|
|Nettie||Blatt (Kreinik)||8/11/1891||21||David's grandmother Leah's sister|
|Sarah||Kreinik||8/21/1892||20||identified birth from SSN|
|Sam||Kreinik||11/11/1892||20||Document his birth; too close to Sarah|
|Rose||Kreinik||2/28/1898||15||Yussel Flum's daughter|
|Leah||Kreinick||1891||21||Celia Kreinick's daughter; |
|Jennie||Weichselbaum (Fischler)||1892||20||YF's niece who came over|
To see what the Krainik kids looked like a few years before, here is a formal portrait.
Left to right: Byrdie, Bea, Sam (seated), Sarah and Nettie (with wings).