Hillel Eisenfeld (c.1855) immigrated to the United States from his native Poland as a young man but eventually returned to Europe. He married Merl Flicker. Hillel and Merl Eisenfield had six children, Kalmen, Moishe, Eliezer, Surchie, Chaim Wolf, and Herman.“Descendants of Hillel Eisenfield as related to Leonard Eisenfeld,” prepared March 28, 1993 (online).
Eleazer “Louis” Eisenfeld (1880-1956) immigrated to the United States in 1912. He worked as an egg candler for Irving Somerman.S. Somerman Milk and Egg Co. receipt (online). In 1920, he sent for his wife, Feige “Fannie” (Piltz) Eisenfeld (c.1882-1976), and their sons Hershel “Harry” and Joseph. Joseph died in Europe before making the trip. A third child, Shifra (known as “Sylvia” or “Shiffie”) was born after the Eisenfeld family settled in Pittsburgh. The Eisenfeld family lived in half of a duplex on Adelaide Street, in the upper Hill District, an area also known as Herron Hill or Sugar Top.
Harry Eisenfeld (1905-1981) graduated from Fifth Avenue High School in 1925.Fifth Avenue High School “Life,” 1925. With his wife Bessie Ruben (1911-1978), he had two children, Arnold and Lenny. Arnold Eisenfeld and his wife Nancy had two children, Michael and Susie. Lenny Eisenfeld was a doctor. He married Vicki Port in 1969, a jewelry designer. They had a son Matthew, who was killed in a bus bombing in Jerusalem in 1996.
Shiffie Eisenfeld (1921-1979) graduated from Madison Elementary School, Schenley High School, and the University of Pittsburgh.Shiffie Eisenfeld Schenley High School materials, Lynne and Blair Jacobson Family Papers and Photographs [MSS 1221]. She met her future husband, Howard Swartz (1920-2004), during her freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. They married on May 5, 1942.Sylvia “Shiffie” Eisenfeld and Howard Swartz ketubah (online). They had two children, Lynne and Eileen.
|↑1||“Descendants of Hillel Eisenfield as related to Leonard Eisenfeld,” prepared March 28, 1993 (online).|
|↑2||S. Somerman Milk and Egg Co. receipt (online).|
|↑3||Fifth Avenue High School “Life,” 1925.|
|↑4||Shiffie Eisenfeld Schenley High School materials, Lynne and Blair Jacobson Family Papers and Photographs [MSS 1221].|
|↑5||Sylvia “Shiffie” Eisenfeld and Howard Swartz ketubah (online).|