What a coincidence that i found this! My name is Sarah Elbaum, daughter of Joel Elbaum, grandaugheter of William Elbaum. Max and Sam (if they were twins) are my great uncles, brothers of my grandfather.
My grandfather William passed away in the 1950's. His wife was named Mary, they were from the Russian/Poland border. They did move to New York (landed on Ellis Island) prior to WWII. They had three children, Elanore Elbaum (now Elanore Krull) Joel Elbaum (my father) and Betty Elbaum (now Betty Castillo). Elanore still lives in NY, on Long Island. Betty married a Colombian man and still lives in Bogota, and My father Joel moved to Detroit when he was in his 20's where he met my mother Lori, and they had two children, my brother William and myself. I was named after my grandmother Sarah.
I was just at a family reunion in New York last month and met a whole bunch of Elbaums for the first time. One of the oldest family members was there, My fathers aunt Bell, who married into the Elbaums. She was married to either Max or Sam (I feel terrible that I can't remember) and she had 4 children.
The Elbaum family is a very successful one. My father Joel Elbaum is the founder and president of a successful company, and his cousins in New York are very successful as well. All bankers and a Rabbi.
The reunion i was at last month was hosted by Joel Comiteau, who is an Elbaum by blood. They were so many Elbaums there, and all such beautiful and wonderful people. Very smart and successful.
This seems to be very exciting to find more Elbaums and I hope to keep in touch with you. My Aunt Betty would love to share more information with you and is much more wise on the topic. Her e-mail address email@example.com
xoxo- sarah elbaum