Joseph Katz and his family
Joseph Katz was born in 1866 in Lublin, Poland. He had two sisters and two brothers that we know of. His father died in 1872, and in December 1887, he'd left Poland and moved to Pavlograd, Ukraine (about 60 miles east of Lublin). There he married Ida Pesachinsky. By June 1889, they were living in Ekaterinoslav, where their daughter Sadie was born.
They were comfortable there, growing their family. His father-in-law, Chaim Yehudah, was a respected rabbi, and one brother-in-law had married into a large and rich family.
In 1906, Joseph and Ida decided to move their family to America. They were the last of Ida's family to travel across the Atlantic Ocean. (More details about the migration here)
Joseph's mother did not leave Ekaterinoslav that we know of, and we have no idea what happened to her.
Joseph and Ida's children