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1906 – Herman marries Tillie Wyman

On August 15, 1906, two years after moving to St. Louis, Herman married Tsine (Selina) Tillie Wyman, an immigrant from Łosice, another provincial town, not unlike Szczekociny, located within Imperial Russia. Tillie was very close to her half-sister Rose Wyman.

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Herman and Tillie’s Marriage license of August 24, 1907. Note that it was taken out a year after they were married!

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Nuptial photo of Herman Lentzner (Chaim Lenczner) and his bride, Tillie Wyman (Tsine Wajman). St. Louis 1906

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The Wyman Sisters, Tillie and Rose in St. Louis MO with their husbands, Herman Lentzner and Benjamin Niaman.

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‘Trouble in River City’ Part I: St. Louis Post – Dispatch, Dec 8, 1907

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‘Trouble in River City’ Part II: St. Louis Post – Dispatch, December  8, 1907

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In 1911 Herman applied for US citizenship. He gave Stacarcinia, Russia  as his last foreign residence; this appears to be his hometown of Szczekociny. But when he fist came to the US in 1903 where he visited with his uncle Schlome ‘Sol’ Glicksman in Philadelphia, Herman gave Sosnowiec as the place where he had been living.

Sometime after 1913, Adolph Lentzner, Herman’s older brother, left St. Louis for Los Angeles. On December 6, 1921 the names of Adolph and Sherly Lentzner appear in the LA Times business section. Sherly was Adolph’s stepson.

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As fate would have it, on the following March in 1922, Adolph died. He was only 50 years old.

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