the feldman family came from the plonsk area of poland
I have not been able to completely verify this yet, but I have heard from numerous people in the family about parts of this to believe that this is correct. The only physical evidence of this in existence today, I believe, is on a family tree created by Abe Kushel. If anybody has a copy of this tree, I would appreciate a copy of it. But the story as I have heard it is that Zahasha's Mother was Alice Dorothy Feldman. Zahasha married Samuel Stollar, and they had at least two sons, Elias and Max Stollar. In the late 1870's the Russian army was coming into the town with lists of boys and were inducting them into the Russian Army. Elias and Max, not wanting to enter the Russian Army, changed their last name from Stollar to their Maternal Grandmother's name of Feldman. Therefore when the army came into their town, there was no Elias or Max Stollar.