Sigmund Kaplan

By: Joe Mooney


Sigmund Kaplan is my great grandfather. I have never known much about him, which is why his story interested me the most out of all my relatives. He was born October 15, 1902 in Odessa, Russia. He died February 12th 1989 in Brooklyn, New York.

Coming to America

Sigmund was born in Odessa, Russia. He migrated to the United States with his father, Samuel, when he was 19 years old. He came through ellis Island in New York.


Sigmund Kaplan married Edith Weinstein on January 27th, 1935. He was 33 at the time. Edith was born in New York, but her parents immigrated to the US from Poland. When they got married, Edith was 24. Nine years yonunger than Sigmund.


Sigmund bought an appartment after he married. The address was 2906 Brighton 12th street. It was there that he raised my grandfather, Havey Kaplan. He owned a childrens clothing store called "BabyLand" as one of his many jobs. He had a very adventurous spirit, and liked to do many outdoor activities such as horseback riding and skiing, He later gave birth to my aunt, Myra Kaplan


Sigmund Kaplan died on February 12th, 1989 at the age of 86. He was living in Brooklyn, New York at the time.