Family trees
Kazez & Alhadeff (Elhadef)
Habib & Fresko (Fresco)


On this web page, I include information on four of my great grandparents and their families:

Kazez

Nessim Mazliyah Kazez (1864 - 1928).
  

Son of Nessim Mazliyah Kazez: Israel-Izi Kazez (1898 - 1967).

About 1928: Israel and Rachel Kazez (my grandparents) with children Emil (my father) and (standing) Ninet (my aunt).

About 1917: Rachel Kazez (my grandmother).

10 September 1924: Ninet Kazez (later, Amato).

About 1924: Israel Kazez with Ninet (on donkey on left); Rachel Kazez (on middle middle). Probably taken on on Büyükada (Island).

About 1925:
Rachel Kazez (to right of large tree), Israel Kazez (to her right) with Ninet. On far right:  Sara (Fresko) Kazez, son Emile Kazez, Vitali Kazez.

More photos:

Rafael Kazez, son of Nissim
Emil Kazez (my father), passenger list record, 1946
Ninet Kazez Amato (my aunt), 1995
Four Kazezes in Washington, D.C., 1999
Eugénie-Clara (Fresko) Castoriano
Alberto Vidas (son of Moise Devidas, grandson  of Pula Kazez Devidas).
Alberto and Pauline Vidas (the children of Moise Devidas, courtesy of their cousin, Elieze Lazare Kastoriano).

Our Kazez family most likely came from Spain. Here is a map showing patterns of Sephardic migration. In Istanbul, they lived in the Karabas area of Balat, on the Golden Horn of Istanbul. A brief version of our Kazez family tree:

Haim/Hayim Kazez (<1846 - >1864)
& Ester (?MAIDEN NAME?) Kazez (<1846 - >1864)
|     Pula (Kazez) Devidas (~1860 - <1906)
|     & Yesova Devidas ( - >1906)
|     |     Kalo (de Vidas) Amram (1891 - 1958)
|     |     & Avraham-Albert>>Israel Amram (1886 - 1972)
|     |     Moise Devidas (~1892 - ~1932)
|     |     & Sarah-Sara (?MAIDEN NAME?) Devidas
|     Nessim Mazliyah Kazez (1864 - 1928)
|     & Sinyora-Sinyyuru-Eugenie (Alhadef) Kazez (1866 - 1947)
|     |     Esther (Kazez) Fis>>Defis (?1884 - 1966)
|     |     & Jak Fis>>Defis ( - 1932)
|     |     Salamon Kazez (1887 - 1957)
|     |     & Zumbul (Nadn) Kazez (1888 - 1962)
|     |     Luna-Fanny (Kazez) Natan (1891 - 1971)
|     |     & Izak Natan
|     |   Rafael Kazez (1892 - 1971)
|     |     & Miryam-Mari (Barizak) Kazez (1899 - 1971)
|     |     Haim-Hayim-Vitali Kazez (1893 - 1966)
|     |     & Sara (Fresko) Kazez (1900 - 1989)
|     |     Israel-Izi Kazez (1898 - 1967)
|     |     & Rahel-Rasel (Fresko) Kazez (1899 - 1994)
|     |     Perla (Kazez) Eskojido (1900 - 1960)
|     |     & Nissim Eskojido (1900 - 1941)
|     |     Joseph-Yosef>>Pepo Kazez* (1900 - 1966)
|     |     & 1. Marie-Mari Maryem (?MAIDEN NAME?) Kazez (1906 - )
|     |     Joseph-Yosef>>Pepo Kazez* (1900 - 1966)
|     |     & 2. Ida (Canetti) Kazez (1905 - 1989)
|     |     Izak Kazez (1904 - 1989)
|     |     & Louison-Louise (Caraco) Kazez (1913 - 1997)
|     |     Mazalto>>Fortune (Kazez) B. Antika (1905 - 1991)
|     |     & Israel Behar>>B. Antika>>Antika (1901 - 1964)

Alhadef
Jacob Alhadef>>Alhadeff (~1865 - 1948).

Sinyuru Eugenie (Alhadef) Kazez (1866 - 1947).
 

Davit Alhadef>>Elhadef (1879 - 1932).

A document from Zelda (Alhadef) Barouh, showing where our Alhadaf family lived in Istanbul (Constantinople) in the early 1900s.

Documents and photos from the branch of Jacob Alhadeff:

Jacob Alhadeff's tombstone (1948)

Solomon Alhadeff (son of Jacob) and his six children
Solomon Alhadeff (son of Jacob) and his six children, with names shown

Solomon and Esther Alhadeff

Solomon Alhadeff (son of Jacob) and family, 1922
Solomon Alhadeff (son of Jacob) and family, 1922 (with names shown)

Isaac and Mary Alhadeff's boat trip to New York City, in 1916

Alhadeffs in Atlanta in the late 1930s
Alhadeffs in Atlanta in the late 1930s (with names shown)

Isaac Alhadeff and family in the late 1950s
Isaac Alhadeff and family in the late 1950s (with names shown)

Several Alhadeffs: Mary Alhadeff (wife of Isaac Alhadeff), Solomon Alhadeff, Mary Alhadeff Benator?, Estea Benator Alhadeff (wife of Solomon).

Our Alhadef ancestors most likely came from Aleppo (Ottoman Empire) after the earthquake of 1822. A detailed look at our Alhadef family tree. A brief version of our Alhadef family tree:

Misan {Mishan} Alhadef
  born. bef 1816, likely Aleppo (Ottoman Empire; present Syria)
  died. 1834-1906
& Ester (?maiden name?) Alhadef
  born. bef 1816, perhaps Aleppo (Ottoman Empire; present Syria)
  died. 1834-1906
|     Shelomo-Salamon Alhadef
|       born. 1834, Arabic year 1250, likely Constantinople
|       died. aft 1906, aft Arabic year 1322; perhaps in 1914, in Balat (Constantinople)
|       home. 1906 Balat, Molla aski (cedilla on s).
|     & Luna Kalo (?maiden name?) Alhadef
|       born. 1853, Arabic year 1269, likely Constantinople
|       died. 27 Jul 1917, Arabic year 1333, likely Constantinople
|     |     Yakob-Jacob Alhadef>>Alhadeff*
|     |       born. abt 1865, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 26 Nov 1948, Atlanta, GA
|     |       home. Istanbul>>Havana, Cuba>>Atlanta, GA.
|     |     & 1. Julia (Assi) Alhadef>>Alhadeff
|     |       born. 1 May 1872, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 11 May 1926, Atlanta, GA
|     |       marr. maybe around 1890, Constantinople
|     |     |     [Shelomo] Solomon Alhadef>>Alhadeff
|     |     |       born. 15 Aug 1891 or 5 Jul 1890, Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 24 Sep 1967, Atlanta, GA
|     |     |     & Estrea-Estrella-Esther (Benator) Alhadef>>Alhadeff
|     |     |       born. 15 Sep 1896, Rhodes
|     |     |       died. 2 Aug 1961, Atlanta, GA
|     |     |       marr. 28 Jun 1914, probably Atlanta, GA
|     |     |     Isaac Alhadef>>Alhadeff
|     |     |       born. 23 Oct 1893, Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 30 Apr 1969, Atlanta, GA
|     |     |       home. Atlanta, FL.
|     |     |     & Miriam-Mary (Eskenazi) Alhadef>>Alhadeff
|     |     |       born. abt 1896
|     |     |       died. 27 May 1963
|     |     |       marr. abt 1913, Havana, Cuba
|     |     Yakob-Jacob Alhadef>>Alhadeff*
|     |       born. abt 1865, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 26 Nov 1948, Atlanta, GA
|     |       home. Istanbul>>Havana, Cuba>>Atlanta, GA.
|     |     & 2. Ventura (Arrobas) Alhadef
|     |       born. bef 1885, Istanbul?
|     |       died. 10 Aug 1952, Cuba
|     |     |     Fortuna (Alhadef) Faro
|     |     |       born. 1 Dec 1903, Cuba
|     |     |       died. Apr 1975, Miami Beach, FL
|     |     |     & Benjamin Faro
|     |     |       born. 5 Aug 1893
|     |     |       died. Aug 1977, Miami, FL
|     |     |       marr. abt 1928, Cuba
|     |     |     Fanny (Alhadef) Bejar
|     |     |       born. abt 1910, Cuba
|     |     |       died. 3 Aug 1983, Cuba
|     |     |     & Samuel Bejar
|     |     |       born. abt 1900
|     |     |       died. 1964, Cuba
|     |     |     Rafael Alhadef
|     |     |       born. abt 1918, Cuba
|     |     |       died. 21 Apr 1966
|     |     Yakob-Jacob Alhadef>>Alhadeff*
|     |       born. abt 1865, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 26 Nov 1948, Atlanta, GA
|     |       home. Istanbul>>Havana, Cuba>>Atlanta, GA.
|     |     & 3. Victoria (?maiden name?) Alhadeff
|     |     Sinyora-Sinyuru Eugenie (Alhadef) Kazez
|     |       born. 1866, presumably Constantinople (Arabic year 1282)
|     |       died. 18 Oct 1947, Istanbul
|     |     & Nessim Mazliyah Kazez
|     |       born. 1864, Arabic year 1280, likely Constantinople
|     |       died. 2 Feb 1928, 11 Sevat 5568, Istanbul
|     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     Esther (Kazez) Fis>>Defis
|     |     |       born. ? 1884, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 1966
|     |     |     & Jak Fis>>Defis
|     |     |       died. 1932
|     |     |     Salamon Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1887, Arabic year 1303, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 1 Jul 1957
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Zumbul (Nadn) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1888
|     |     |       died. 20 Dec 1962
|     |     |       marr. prob 20 Apr 1908
|     |     |     Luna-Fanny (Kazez) Natan
|     |     |       born. 1891, Arabic year 1307, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 8 Sep 1971, Istanbul
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Izak Natan
|     |     |     Refael Kazes
|     |     |       born. 1892, Arabic year 1308, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 10 Nov 1971
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas {Karabash}.
|     |     |     & Miryam-Mari (Barizak) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1899, Arabic year 1315, Tekirdag
|     |     |       died. 6 Jul 1971
|     |     |     Haim-Hayim Vitali Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1893, Arabic year 1309, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 3 Oct 1966, Istanbul
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Sara (Fresko) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1900
|     |     |       died. 30 Mar 1989, Israel
|     |     |       marr. prob 1918
|     |     |     Israel-Izi Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1898, Arabic year 1314, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 10 Dec 1967, Istanbul, Turkey
|     |     |     & Rahel-Rasel (Fresko) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1899, Arabic year 1315, Constantinople, Turkey
|     |     |       died. 27 Jul 1994, Istanbul, Turkey
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Hizirćavus (undotted i’s, cedilla on s).
|     |     |       marr. 22 May 1919, 29 Iyar 5679, Constantinople (nufus listing 30 May 1922)
|     |     |     Perla (Kazez) Eskojido
|     |     |       born. 1900, Arabic year 1316, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 1960s, Israel
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Nissim Eskojido
|     |     |       born. 1900
|     |     |       died. 1941, Tel Aviv, Israel
|     |     |     Joseph-Yosef>>Pepo Kazez*
|     |     |       born. 31 Dec 1900, Arabic year 1316, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. Jun 1966
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & 1. Marie-Mari Maryem (?MAIDEN NAME?) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 1906, Arabic year 1322, likely Berlin
|     |     |     Joseph-Yosef>>Pepo Kazez*
|     |     |       born. 31 Dec 1900, Arabic year 1316, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. Jun 1966
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & 2. Ida (Canetti) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 25 May 1905, Sofia, Bulgaria
|     |     |       died. 28 May 1989
|     |     |     Izak Kazez
|     |     |       born. 11 Nov 1904, Arabic year 1320, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 12 Dec 1989, Brookline, MA
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Louison-Louise (Caraco) Kazez
|     |     |       born. 5 May 1913
|     |     |       died. 26 Nov 1997, Jamaica Plain, MA
|     |     |       marr. 6 Jun 1937
|     |     |     Mazalto>>Fortune (Kazez) B. Antika
|     |     |       born. 1905, Arabic year 1321, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 1991, Israel
|     |     |       home. 1906 Balat, Karabas (cedilla on s).
|     |     |     & Israel Behar>>B. Antika>>Antika
|     |     |       born. 1901, Arabic year 1316
|     |     |       died. 6 Oct 1964, Istanbul or Israel
|     |     |       marr. 1931
|     |     Avram-Albert Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |       born. 1878, Arabic year 1294, likely Constantinople
|     |       died. ?
|     |     & Kalo Roza (Zakuto) Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |       born. 1876, Arabic year 1292, likely Constantinople
|     |       died. 4 Sep 1951
|     |     |     Shlomo-Salamon Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1900, Arabic year 1320 (= 1904), likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 21 Aug 1979
|     |     |     & Ester (Zaharya) Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1902, Arabic year 1318, likely Constantinople
|     |     |     Bensiyon Yakov-Jack-Jak Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1903, Arabic year 1322, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 1962? 1982?
|     |     |     & Leya-Eliza (Zaharya) Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1906, Arabic year 1322, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 25 Feb 1980
|     |     |       marr. 2 Sep 1933
|     |     |     Rafael Alhadef>>Elhadef-Elhadif
|     |     |       born. 1 Mar 1914, Arabic year 1329, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       died. 21 Jan 1977
|     |     |     & Bella Dudu (Hakko) Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1910, Arabic year 1326
|     |     |       died. 9 Apr 2000, Turkey
|     |     |       marr. 12 Dec 1935
|     |     Fortune (Alhadef) Pinto
|     |       born. bef 1883, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 1939, Istanbul
|     |     & Marco Pinto
|     |       born. ?
|     |       died. 1954
|     |     |     8 sons, 3 daughters: most died during an epidemic; ?names?
|     |     |     Fani (Pinto) Maćoro
|     |     |       born. abt 1900
|     |     |       died. 1958
|     |     |     & Marko Maćoro
|     |     |     Salamon Pinto
|     |     |       born. abt 1910, What is Salamon’s date of birth?
|     |     |       died. abt 1975
|     |     |     & ?name? (Mizrahi?) Pinto
|     |     |     Ventura (Pinto) Maćoro
|     |     |       born. 1913, Constantinople
|     |     |       home. Istanbul, Turkey.
|     |     |     & Nesim Maćoro
|     |     |       born. 20 May 1913
|     |     |     Perla (Pinto) Aksote
|     |     |       born. What is her date of birth?
|     |     |       home. Israel--what city?
|     |     |     & ?name? Aksote
|     |     Davit Alhadef>>Elhadef*
|     |       born. 1879, Arabic year 1295, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 1932 or 21 Oct 1933 or 8 Jun 1933
|     |       home. 1906 Balat, Molla aski (cedilla on s).
|     |     & 1. Ester (Behar) Alhadef
|     |       born. abt 1888
|     |       died. ?
|     |       marr. 1908, 11 Tamuz [= 10 Jul in 1908]
|     |     Davit Alhadef>>Elhadef*
|     |       born. 1879, Arabic year 1295, presumably Constantinople
|     |       died. 1932 or 21 Oct 1933 or 8 Jun 1933
|     |       home. 1906 Balat, Molla aski (cedilla on s).
|     |     & 2. Victoria-Vida (Uziel) Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |       born. abt 1887
|     |       died. ? 1961
|     |       marr. 12 Feb 1911, Istanbul
|     |     |     Moshe Rafael Alhadef>>Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1 Jan 1912 (or 10 May 1912), Arabic year 1328, Constantinople
|     |     |       home. Istanbul.
|     |     |     & Noeemi (Yahni) Elhadef
|     |     |       born. 1924, Arabic year 1339, likely Constantinople
|     |     |       home. Istanbul.
|     |     |     Luna Fany (Alhadef>>Elhadef) Pardo
|     |     |       born. 31 Dec 1917, Constantinople (nufus: b 22 Jul 1326 = 1910)
|     |     |       died. 25 Dec 1998
|     |     |     & Salomon Pardo
|     |     |       born. 15 Mar 1913
|     |     |       died. Sep 1966
|     |     |       marr. 1944
|     |     |     Suzan-Suzie (Alhadef>>Elhadef) Kazar
|     |     |       born. 15 Jun 1921, Constantinople (nufus: b 10 Jun 1335 = 1919)
|     |     |       died. Nov 1979, Queens, NY
|     |     |     & Morris-Maurice-Mois-Moiz Kazar
|     |     |       born. 17 Jun 1917
|     |     |       died. 24 Sep 1973, Queens, NY
|     |     |       marr. 1945, Istanbul
|     |     |     Zelda (Alhadef>>Elhadef) Barouh
|     |     |       born. 9 May 1919, Arabic year 1335, Constantinople (nufus: b 10 Jun)
|     |     |     & Izidor Barouh
|     |     |       born. 29 Jul 1915
|     |     Zelda: “There was a brother/sister in Bulgaria.”
|     |     xxxx Alhadef
|     |     & Eugenie (xxxx) Alhadef
|     |     |     Rafel Alhadef
|     |     |     Salomon Alhadef
|     |     |     Fortune Alhadef
|     |     |     xxxx Alhadef
|     Other Alhadefs/Elhadefs likely related to us
|     |     xxxx Alhadef
|     |     & married rabbi’s daughter at Kastoriya Synagogue
|     |     xxxx Alhadef in Bulgaria
|     |     xxxx Alhadef (owned Alhadef Bank in Rhodes)
|     |     Luna Alhadev
|     |       born. ?
|     |       died. 26 Mar 1934
|     |     David Alhadef
|     |       born. bef 1880
|     |       died. ?
|     |     |     Mose {Moshe} Alhadef
|     |     |       born. bef 1898
|     |     |       died. ?
|     |     |     & Sara (Amado) Alhadef
|     |     |       born. bef 1898
|     |     |       died. ?
|     |     Hayim-Haim Alhadef
|     |       born. bef 1892
|     |     & ?name? (?maiden name?) Alhadef
|     |     |     Moreno Alhadef
|     |     |       born. bef 1910
|     |     |     & Fortune (Habib) Alhadef
|     |     |       born. 1893
|     |     |       died. ? 7 Aug 1963
|     |     |       marr. 1925
|     |     Sabatya Elhadef
|     |       died. 31 Aug 1988 or 2 Sep 1988

Fresko
A photo of Maurice Fresco (son of Yako). A brief version of our Fresko family tree:

Menahem Fresko (<1848 - 1866)
& Lune (?maiden name?) Fresko (<1848 - >1906)
|     Yako Merkado-Mordechai-Mikaso Fresko (1866 - <1920)
|     & Mazalto-Fortune (Habib) Fresko (1865 - 1917)
|     |     Sinyuru Eugénie-Clara (Fresko) Kastoryano>>Castoriano (1892 - 1959)
|     |     & Mordo Kastoryano>>Castoriano (1887 - 1975)
|     |     |     Jacques Castoriano (1916 - 1983)
|     |     |     & Esther-Ethy (Bensasson) Castoriano (1929 - )
|     |     Mose {Moshe} - Moris-Maurice? Fresko (1895 - ~1930)
|     |     & Julie? Juliette (Jordan? Jourdan?) Fresko>>REMARRIED? (1906 - )
|     |     |     Colette (Fresko) ? married ? (?1922 - )
|     |     Rahel-Rasel (Fresko) Kazez (1899 - 1994)
|     |     & Israel-Izi Kazez (1898 - 1967)
|     |     |     Ojeni-Ninet (Kazez) Amato (1921 - )
|     |     |     & Abel-Habil Amato ( - ~1966)
|     |     |     [Matzliach] Emil Kazez (1926 - )
|     |     |     & [Ruchel Leah] Ruth Lillian (Talman) Kazez (1930 - )
|     |     Lune Fani (Fresko) Seleker (1903 - ~1981)
|     |     & Joseph Levi>>Seleker ( - 1975)
|     |     |     Victoria-Vicky Seleker (~1928 - ~1931)
|     |     |     (Mr.) Elyo-Ilya Seleker (1930 - )
|     |     |     & Lamia (Dostal) Seleker
|     |     |     Fortune-Tina (Seleker) Senova (1938 - )
|     |     |     & Isaac Senova

Habib
Rebeca-Refka (Habib) Kastoryano (1881 - 1925).

It is likely that our Habib family was from Gallipoli (Gelibolu). Our Habib family tree:

Mison {Mishon} Habib (<1847 - 1881)
& Sinyoro (?maiden name?) Habib (<1847 - 1881)
|     Mazalto-Fortune (Habib) Fresko (1865 - 1917)
|     & Yako Merkado-Mordechai-Mikaso Fresko (1866 - <1920)
|     |     Sinyuru Eugénie-Clara (Fresko) Kastoryano>>Castoriano (1892 - 1959)
|     |     & Mordo Kastoryano>>Castoriano (1887 - 1975)
|     |     Mose {Moshe} - Moris-Maurice? Fresko (1895 - ~1930)
|     |     & Julie? Juliette (Jordan? Jourdan?) Fresko>>REMARRIED? (1906 - )
|     |     Rahel-Rasel (Fresko) Kazez (1899 - 1994)
|     |     & Israel-Izi Kazez (1898 - 1967)
|     |     Lune Fani (Fresko) Seleker (1903 - ~1981)
|     |     & Joseph Levi>>Seleker ( - 1975)
|     Rebeca-Refka (Habib) Kastoryano (1881 - 1925)
|     & Salamon Kastoryano
|     |     Haim Kastoryano (1915 - 1948)
|     |     Mison {Mishon} Moiz Kastoryano (1918 - )
|     |     & Lydia (Eskenazi) Kastoryano (1930 - )

Daniel Kazez
danielkazez [at] gmail [dot] com
Professor of Music
Wittenberg University
Springfield, Ohio USA