|Died||1860s or 1870s|
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Yekuti'el Kac (Katz) had 4 known children: three daughters: Shifra, Esther, Chaya-Tova, and a son named Avraham-Zalman. They were born in the second half of the 19th century.
He is the first known ancestor of our family and was born in the 19th century in Sokolka, a town in northeastern Poland, situated between the cities of Byalistock and Grodno. Sokolka was very close to the Lithuanian border. Jews of the Sokolka area were considered Litvaks. They spoke Yiddish with a Lithuanian accent, and unlike Polish Jews – their gefilte fish was not sweet. Typical of Litvak shtetls, there were few Hassidim in Sokolka, but Zionist movements were very strong. Between the two World Wars, most of the modern Hebrew and Yiddish schools in Poland were located in the eastern part of that country.
Both Chaya-Tova and Esther emmigrated to the United States.