Nanci and Allan Garon's Family Website
Kaner/Karon Family Introduction
Extended family names: Kaner, Karon, Garon, Milavetz, Sher, Simon, Pomush, Mark, Elevitch, Jaffe and more


This Website
A major portion of Nanci and Allan Garon's website is devoted to our relatives on the Kaner Family Tree. Allan is a seventh generation descendent of Sapsel Kaner (born 1785) and Chasa Malka (born 1793). Their descendents are documented in the family tree published as the Green Book by Jack Abramson in 2008. The Green Book was used as the basis for the Kaner section of this website. The tree is partially displayed on this site with 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
The extended family tree was first created and published as the Yellow Book by Jack Abramson in 1981. The tree was updated and expanded to about 3700 names and published in 2001 as Blue Book. The tree was updated again before the 2008 reunion and published as the Green Book. The tree now includes about 4800 names. Jack will continue to update the tree and would appreciate any additions or corrections that you would have for this effort.
Please send corrections and additions regarding the family tree to


Family Reunions
The last extensive family reunion was held in August 7-9, 2009 in Minneapolis. See the invitation email from Jack Abramson.
Extensive family reunions open to all the Kaner/Karon relatives were held in Duluth in 1981 and 2001 and 2008. The reunions were organized and hosted by Jack Abramson.
For more information, please contact Jack at


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.
To share your family photos, please contact Allan at


Allan's Kaner Ancestors
Six generations of Allan's Kaner ancestors are listed as follows:

1 - Sapsel Kaner b: 1785

..... 2 - Israel Shopsie Kaner
............ 3 - Sholem Soloman "Sim" Kaner b: 01 Mar 1840 in Kovno, Lithuania d: 10 Mar 1910 in Superior, WI

..... 2 - Soloman Shmuel Shebsel Karon b: 1808
............ 3 - Kalie Kate Karon (Kaner) b: 01 Apr 1840 in Kovno, Lithuania m: 1860 in Kovno, Lithuania d: 10 Oct 1917 in Superior, WI
................... 4 - Sabsie Kaner b: 1864 in Kovno, Lithuania d: 13 Feb 1933 in St. Louis County, Minnesota
.......................... 5 - Hannah Mary Kaner (Garon) b: 1884 in Russia d: 28 Mar 1962 in Duluth, Minnesota
................................. 6 - Bert H Garon b: 01 Sep 1907 in Duluth, Minnesota d: 11 Sep 1993 in St. Louis County, Minnesota

Photos of Allan's Kaner Ancestors are displayed below.

Bert H. Garon (1907-1993)

Photos dated 1934, 1964 and 1984

Hannah Mary Kaner Garon

Photos dated 1892, 1906 and 1942

Sabsie kaner (1864-1933)

Kate Kalie Salomovitz (18??-1934)

Photos are undated

Sholom Solomon Kaner (1840-1910)

Kalie Kate Karon Kaner (1840-1917)

Photos are undated


Links for pages in the open area of the website:
   Top of Page       Kaner Tree - gen 1-3       Details - gen 1-3   

Links for pages in the protected area of the website:
   More Intro       Kaner Tree       People Index       Group Photos Index       Table of Contents   

Nanci and Allan Garon's website.

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Page created in June 2009.