My grandmother's name was Barbara Kadan . She lived in Baltimore for a while and then moved to Kent Island when she married my grandfather Joseph Severa in 1896. She had at least 1 sister named Josephine who died in in <anteno Illinois in 1963. My granmother was born in Bohemia aroound 1871. Josephine was born in1879. My grandmother was dead long before I was born ans my father died when I was 28, brfore I was interested in any of this. I believe there were other siblings as I have many Victorian calling cards with names like Sluter and Taroslav. When in the Maryland archives looking over the records of St. Wenchaslas church in Baltimore I did find a record of a Kadan marriage there. The Severas went there as did most of the Czeck immigrants. I don,t know about any Jewish roots, however.