Nanci and Allan Garon's Family Website
Hertz Family Introduction
Extended family names: Hertz, Fritchell, Platkin, Schoenbaum, Feinberg, Post and more
Nanci's Family


This Website
A portion of Nanci and Allan Garon's website is devoted to our relatives from the Hertz branch. Nanci is a fourth generation descendent of Izor Naftolie Hertz (1839-1913) and Frieda Zneimer (1856-1916). Their descendents are documented in a family tree included on this website. The tree provides links to pages for individuals with information and photos. The complete family tree and the pages for each person are in the password-protection portion of this website.
Please send comments and corrections regarding this website and additional information and photographs to


Family Tree
Family Tree data have been gathered from many sources, but some data are still missing.
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Old Family Portraits
The website is a perfect place to share and preserve old (and new) family portraits. Many have already been gathered and displayed on this site. An index page shows picture thumbnails in chronological order with links to the full size portraits. Please consider sending your old (and new) family photos to Allan Garon so they can be shared on the website.
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Nanci's Hertz Ancestors
Four generations of Nanci's Hertz ancestors are listed as follows:

........... 3 - Moses Aaron Hertz
................... 4 - Izor Naftolie Hertz b:1839 d:1913
.......................... 5 - Simon Hertz b:1867 d:1938
................................. 6 - Melvin Arthur Hertz b:1909 d:1972 in St. Paul, MN

Photos of Nanci's Hertz Ancestors are displayed below.

Melvin Arthur Hertz (1909-1972)

Photos dated 1954 and about 1970

Simon Hertz (1867-1938)

Photo is undated

Izor Naftolie Hertz (1839-1913)

Frieda Zneimer Hertz (1856-1916)

Photos are undated

The following information on the origins of the Zneimer and Hertz families below was written by Dick Platkin:

"As far as I know the all Zneimers came from Kuldiga/Goldigen, Latvia, and the Hertz's came from Janjelgava, Latvia. We, in fact, visited both cities several summers ago based on information from Mark Hertz in St. Paul, Eleonora Zneimer (a distant cousin who lives in the Ukraine), and Chris Jamison, who has done his own family tree, quite similar to yours, but with many more branches of the Zneimers who came from Latvia."

"Not sure where the Holland story came from but I heard it, as well, from my mother Fritzie (Frieda) Hertz Platkin, but there is no known basis for it -- unless you have some information we have never seen. We do know that there is a city in the Bohemia, in the Czech Republic, called Zneim, and the assumption is that the Zneimers originated there and then moved to Latvia, probably pushed further north by pogroms. We also visited Zneim on a previous trip."


Links for pages in the open area of the website:
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Links for pages in the protected area of the website:
   Izor Hertz Tree       People Index       Group Photos Index       Table of Contents   

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Page created in June 2009.