Kaila or Unknown Margolis (Schick)

Is your surname Margolis?

Research the Margolis family

Kaila or Unknown Margolis (Schick)'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Kaila or Unknown Margolis (Schick)

Birthplace: Tykocin, białostocki, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
Death: circa 1790 (76-93)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of R' Shmuel Schick and Nissel Schick
Wife of R' Mordechai Margolis
Mother of Samuel Margolis; Asher "the Great", of Grodno and Itel Prozner
Sister of Kaila or Unknown of Pruzhany; R' Chanoch Henach Schick, A.B.D. Shklov and Yehuda Laib Schick

Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
Last Updated:

About Kaila or Unknown Margolis (Schick)

Her name MIGHT have been Kaila.

There are two fairly uncommon female names that repeat in the Margolis family in the early 19th century. I heard from a Margolis family researcher from Russia, very good analytical mind, who hypothesizes that one of those names is the name of Samuel's wife and the other is the name of Samuel's mother, the first Mordechai's wife.

Samuel's son, the second Mordechai, named one of his daughters Kaila and one Sulka.

Hypothesis is that the first Mordechai’s wife’s name was Kaila and that Samuel's wife's name was Sulka.

[She also might be the same person as the wife of rabbi Yosef, who could remarry after the death of Mordechai Margolis, leave Vilkaviskis and move back to Pruzhany with her younger children Asher and Itel (who later married there and not in the Suwalki area). The extremely high popularity of the name Keila/Kaila among descendants of Mordechai Margolis and Chana Zakheim since 1790s indicates that she might be the common ancestor of both branches and die old].

Kaila in the Margolis family

  1. Kaila Margolis, b. 1815, Daughter of Mordechai Margolis (Samuel, Mordechai); died 1880 in Germany
  2. Kaila Efrati, b. 1830, Great granddaughter of Itel Margolis (Mordechai)
  3. Kaila Margolis, b. 1845, Daughter of Elijah Margolis (Mordechai, Samuel, Mordechai)
  4. Kaila Margolis, b. 1867 Przerosl, Grandaughter of Jacob Bardin (Mordechai, Samuel, Mordechai)
  5. Kaila Ginsberg, b. 1869, Granddaughter of Zvi Hirsh Margolis (Mordechai, Samuel, Mordechai)
  • “second” Mordechai named his first daughter Kaila (but was Sulka or Kaila his first daughter?)
  • his son, Jacob, had a granddaughter, Kaila
  • his son, Elijah, had a daughter, Kaila
  • his son, Zvi Hirsh, had a granddaughter, Kaila

Mordechai’s aunt, Itel Margolis Prozner, had a great granddaughter Kaila b. 1830, so this is Kaila in a different branch than the Samuel branch. Itel was Samuel's sister.

Kaila in the Zakheim family:

  • Keila Gunzberg, daughter of Rabbi Yosef Zakheim, son of Chana Zakheim
  • Keila Dvora Berlowitz, daughter of Beila Berlowitz, daughter of Chana Zakheim
  • Hanna Keila Friedland, daughter of Rachel Leah Gunzburg, daughter of Chana Zakheim
  • Keila Heilprin, daughter of Chaya Heilprin, daughter of Chana Zakheim

Sulka in the Margolis family

  1. Sulka Margolis b.c. 1808, Kalwaria, Daughter of Mordechai and Hinde (father Ber, mother unknown); died 1860 in Kalwariya
  2. Sulka Bernstein / Tsirelstein b.c. 1850 Merkine, Daughter of Kaila Margolis (Mordechai and Hinde)
  3. Sulka Margolis, b. 1857, Wiesiejai, Daughter of Eliasz/Elijah Margolis (Mordechai + Hinde) and Sora Lewin
  4. Sulka Liba, b. 1860, Suwalki, daughter of Asher “Isser” Margolis (Elijah, Mordechai + Hinde)
  5. Sula/Sulka “Sophie” Sterling, b. 1863, Granddaughter of Sulka Margolis (see above #1), also wife of Mordechai “Marcus” Margolis, her cousin. Daughter of Abraham Sterling and Miriam “Majorie”
  6. Sulka Sterling b.1883 in Bakalerzewo, Grandaughter of Sulka Margolis (#1 above) Daughter of Nota Sterling and Chaya Feyga Borowska

Update June 2017: According to Neil Rosenstein, Vol I, Third Edition of The Unbroken Chain, page 42, fn 93, the wife of R. Mordechai Schick was born in Tykocin and settled in Vilkaviskis. This is taken from the HaMaggid obituary of Elijah Margolis, a descendant and Lithuanian rabbi and father of a dynasty of rabbis.


  • The Unbroken Chain by Dr. Neil Rosenstein, Vol 1 2nd edition, page 18. Paragraph G9.4
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Jun 18 2017, 4:17:34 UTC
view all

Kaila or Unknown Margolis (Schick)'s Timeline

Tykocin, białostocki, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
Age 85