BERNARD DeKOVEN

Dr. Bernard's father was Sam (Sampson) and his mother was Pearl (born Synauk). They both came to America and Sam died in Chicago around 1915. We think Sam may have had a grocery store. By then they had left Maxwell Street and were living around Marshfield Boulevard. We believe Pearl was still alive in the mid/late 1920s. Sam's father was Yehuda.

Dr. Bernard was very prominent in Chicago Jewish life and I think he was an active Zionist in the 1920s.

m. Clara Turner DeKoven (For more on the Turner clan, we have found two Turner geneologies. An informal, narrative geneology is here. See also Lainey Melniik's Family Tree)

CHILDREN
    Ralph DeKoven (b. 1910)
    m. Esther Shatzky DeKoven (b.1912)
        GRANDCHILDREN
            Elinor DeKoven (Silberman) (b. 12 July 1935)
            m. Howard Silberman (divorced 1987)
                GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                    Cary Silberman (b. 1958)
                    m. Catherine Kelly (divorced 2005)
                    Richard (Silberman) DeKoven (b. 1960)
                    m. Pricilla Jones (divorced 1995) 
                         GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                           
Ezekiel M. DeKoven (b. 1989)
                    Laura Anne (Lulu) Burt (b. 1962)
                    m. Robert Burt (1990)
                        GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN 
                            Natalie K. Burt (b. 1992)
                            Harrison W. Burt (b. 1997)
            Bernard Louis DeKoven (b. 15 Oct. 1941)
            m. Rosanne (Rocky) Friedlander (b. 19 June 1942)
                GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
   
                 Shael DeKoven Weidenbach (b. 1967)
                    m. Chris Weidenbach
                    Elyon Avram Micah DeKoven (b. 17 Jan. 1969)
                    m. Julie Bachrach (b. 18 Jan. 1969)
                        GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                            Maya Ahuva Yetzirah DeKoven (b. 4 July 1997)
                            Reina Chanah Hadassah DeKoven (b. 20 Nov. 2001)
                            Zevulun Rachmiel DeKoven (b. 24 Nov 2004)
    Maurice DeKoven (died 1967)
     m. Annabel Levy DeKoven
        GRANDCHILDREN
   
         Marianne DeKoven (b. 1948)
            m. Julien Hennefeld (1975)
                 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                    David Maurice Hennefeld (b. 1977)
                    Margaret "Maggie" Hennefeld (b. 1984)
   Francis DeKoven
   --- Chairman of the Board of Turner Mfg. Co. in Chicago (as listed 1965)
   --- moved near Palo Alto, gave his body to Stanford
    m. Alice Solomon DeKoven (died in her 90's)
        GRANDCHILDREN
            Laura DeKoven Waxman (b. 1946)
            m. Jonathan Waxman (1967)
                 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                    Rachel Waxman
                    Aaron Waxman
    Seymour DeKoven
    m. seven wives - Ray, Fay, Kay,  no children

    Edward DeKoven
    m. Anne Iglo DeKoven  
        GRANDCHILDREN
 
            Lois DeKoven
            m. Edward Ritholtz 
                GREAT GRANDCHILDREN 
                    Paula Ritholtz Kandelman (deceased)
                    Marci 
                         GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN  
                            Jamie Ann
                            Amy
    Roger DeKoven
    m. Mona DeKoven
        GRANDCHILDREN
            Roger DeKoven, Jr. 
            Lenore DeKoven
             m. Ira Cerker   
                GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

                    Mitch Cerker
                    Jason Cerker
                        GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                            Marlon (female)
    Diana DeKoven (Singer)
    m. Arthur Singer
        GRANDCHILDREN
            Bernard Singer
            m. Pam
            m. Karen
                GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
                    Steven Singer
                    Barbara Singer
            Linda Singer Skinner
            m. Dave Skinner