KORENBLIT (KORN, COHEN): This family of Abis Kornblic and Dwojre has been researched back the mid 1800’s in Wieniawa, Lublin Province however number of children is sketchy.
Son Hirsch Lieb Zvi Korenblit (~1835 Wieniawa POL- Bef.1902) & Laja Prochownik (1835 IK – 1902 IK) had five children.Two of their sons were Benjamin Cohen (b.Korenblit 1871-1937)— Marcy Cohen’s GF) and Sam Korenblit (1874-1947) came from IK. The oldest of 5 children of Hirsch and Leya was Abe Hersz K. (b.1864 who married Gela Faigel, daughter of Mojsie Grynbaum & Malka Sznek. Son #2, David (b.1865) married Szprynce Miochalowska (1 child). Dwojre married Icek Sztainbok (4 children) and then Ben and Sam.
- Ben Cohen (b.Korenblit) & granddaughter Sylvia Plotkin; Sam & Minnie Korn (Korenblit)—Michael’s great grandparents).
Note from Benjamin Cohen’s descendant Marcy Cohen Vancouver, British Columbia CAN 2021: “Sam and his wife Mina Finkstein had 7 children and lived on the farm until 1936 at which time they emigrated to Israel but passed away shortly after. A few children settled in other cities in Western Canada* and Chicago.The complete story (although with a few errors) was written by son Harry Cohen in the Edenbridge Histories.”
Samuel Jacob Korn (b. Korenblit 1874-1947) married Minnie Behr of Konin and also had 7 children—with family surnames, Schoenholtz, Rochenson, Pearlman, Feldman, and Lasser. In addition, Sam and Mina’s youngest child Isadore disappeared at the age of 14. His story was reconstructed by his grand nephew Michael in his 2021 semi-fictionalized book Call Me John , a Genealogical Mystery Based on a True Story (read excerpts on Amazon here).
* Note from Ken Drabinsky: “In a phone conversation with Marcy Cohen (Ben’s descendant) in 2020, I was surprised to hear that Sam’s brother Benjamin Cohen (b. Kornblit in Izbica Kujawska -Marcy’s grandfather), homesteaded in 1913 in the Jewish Agricultural Colony of Edenbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada, which was where my maternal Jacobson-Levik family homesteaded. Coincidentally, my paternal Drabinsky family that also emigrated from the Izbica Kujawska/Chodecz/Przedecz area homesteaded just 200km south of Edenbridge—practically neighbours once again.”