Seligman’s sons headed for Massachusetts, and his
daughters for New York. And his wife Michla Reisel took
two children by Zusia Sorin (1852-1928), her second
spouse, to join the sons.
sons went to work in the shoe industry in
Worcester and later opened grocery stores. Sam
(1882-1965) had three children with wife
Esther Sinovitz (1884-1935). Isadore (1891-1977)
also had two with wife Sadie Cohen (1891-1972) .
Esther (1884-1909) lived a tragically short life.
The first to emigrate, she married Nathan Hallen
(1880-1969) and bore a son and a daughter who died
of smallpox at age two. Esther died soon after.
Daughter Frieda (1890-1981) emigrated in 1907. With
husband Rubin Nelson (1889-1966), a scion of the
Bobruisk Katzenelson family, she lived in the Bronx's
Sholem Aleichem co-op for 21 years. At age 77,
Frieda returned to Russia for a visit.