Lillian Gittelman, probably born between 1860-1864, in Yanovka, Kherson Gubernia, Russia married Abraham Zupnick. She passed away about 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Lillian and Abraham had six known children -- and here's where the fun begins.
When I first started doing my family, I started with this branch because my mother and her mother had so many clues and memories to offer. One of them said one of the children was "Mary". I have never found a daughter named Mary, or anything like it, but have found all the other children, and the parents, on a passenger manifest.
Mary remained an enigma until a few years ago when I put some odd details together.
Upon arrival, Abraham and Lillian Zupnick stated they were going to their brother-in-law's home. Only an address was provided, no name. Since they arrived in 1900, I looked at the 1900 census for the given address and found a Rothman family. I then proceeded to look at the city directories for the years 1900-1912. From this I learned that Jacob Rothman and Abraham Zupnick were in business together and I assumed it was safe to assume that the Rothman's were in some manner related to the Zupnick's.
It took several more years before I finally found the maiden name for Jacob Rothman's wife: Mary (Miriram) Gittelman.
While trying to find out more about these two families, I came across another group of Gittleman's whose origins were very close to mine and also emigrated to Philadelphia.
From this, I conjecture there is a connection, but I have no absolute evidence.
As time permits, I will include anecdotal information and further. For now, a brief outline of my research.
1 ??? (male) GITTELMAN 2 ??? (male) GITTELMAN (conjecture) 3 Josef GITTELMAN 2 ??? (male) GITTELMAN (conjecture) + Lena ??? 3 Harry GITTELMAN + Lilly ??? 3 Charles? GITTELMA (or maybe same person below)N 3 Abraham GITTELMAN 3 Charles GITTELMAN 3 Jacob GITTELMAN 3 Freda GITTELMAN 2Lena/Leah ( Lillia)n GITTELMAN + Abraham ZUPNICK 3 Ida ZUPNICK + Benjamin BERSHADSKY 3 Sarah ZUPNICK + Louis GREENBERG 4 Elizabeth (Betty) GREENBERG 4 Lillian GREENBERG 4 Martin Robert GREENBERG (aka Marty Garey) 3 Anna ZUPNICK + T. Louis WAGNER 3 Esther ZUPNICK + Abraham ZAFMAN 3  Morris ZUPNICK + ??? (female) ??? (1st) + Kate GOLDFEIN (2nd) 3  Louis ZUPNICK + ??? (female) ??? (1s, maybet) + Dora BROWN (2nd) 2 Miriam("Mar)" GITTELMAN + Jacob ROTMA (aka Rothman)N 3 Clara ROTMAN + Abraham LAPATIN 3 Benjamin ROTMAN + Lena ??? 3 Ida ROTMAN + ??? (male) COHEN 3 Yetta(Bertha or Ethel)" ROTMAN 3 Morris ROTMAN 3 Beatrice("Bessi)" ROTMAN