The Axelrod Family

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Axelrod family tree

Report on genealogical research of Axelrod family from shtetl Radoshkovichi of Vileyski uezd Vilenskaya guberniya and town Minsk.

1834. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from shtetl Radoshkovichi of Vileyka uyezd, Vilno guberniya.

№ 35/151. Shlyoma son of Meer Axelrod – 58 years old

                 His wife: Sosha – age is not specified

                 Shlyoma’s sons: Gershon – 30 years old

                                            Gershon’s wife: Sora – 18 years old ?

                                            Gershon’s daughter: Leya – 1 year old

                                            Yevel – 18 years old

                                            Yevel’s wife: Gita – 16 years old

                                            Meer – 16 years old

                                            Meer’s wife: Dvoyra – 18 years old

                                            Shlyoma’s daughters: Simka – 21 years old, Ita – 16 years old

1838. Birth register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 326 A boy named Shlyoma was born on October 30 (Heshvan 23).

His father is Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod, his mother is Beylya daughter of Iosel.

1839. Death register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 279 A boy named Shlyoma died on September 8 (Tishri 12) at the age of 1.

His father is Meer son of Shlyoma Oxelrod.

1840. Birth register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 254 A girl named Nekhama-Paya was born on September 14 (Elul 28).

Her father is Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod, her mother is Beylya daughter of Iosel.

1850. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from shtetl Radoshkovichi of Vileyka uyezd, Vilno guberniya.

№ 166/35. Shmuylo (Shlyoma) son of Meer Axelrod, in 1834 – 58 years old; died in 1847.

                 Shlyoma’s sons: Gershon – 46 years old

                                            Gershon’s wife: Ester daughter of Leyba – 45 years old

                                            Gershon’s son: Leyba – 18 years old

                                            Gershon’s daughter: Dvoyra – 17 years old

                                            Yevel in 1834 – 18 years old; was absent during census.

                                            Meer in 1834 – 16 years old; was absent during census.

1851. Supplemental revision list of petty bourgeois Jews, town Minsk.

№ 47. Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod, wasn’t listed in 1850; 33 years old now previously was listed with shtetl Radoshkovichi’s residents of Vilenskaya Guberniya.

          His 2nd wife: Chana-Beylya – 36 years old

          Meer’s sons: Iosel – 15 years old, Berko – 9 years oldf

          Meer’s daughters: Nekhama-Paya – 11 years old, Mer’yam – 6 years old, Feyga – 2 years old

1858. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from town Minsk.

№ 710/47 (as per 1851 Supplemental Revision list).

Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 40 years old.

His wife: Chana-Beylya – 37 years old

Meer’s sons: Iosel – 22 years old

                     Iosel’s wife: Roda – 20 years old

                     Iosel’s daughter: Soshka – 2 years old

                     Berko – 16 years old

                     Abram-Shlyoma – 5 years old

Meer’s daughters: Nekhama-Paya – married, Meryam – 12 years old, Feyga – 9 years old, Tsirl – 2 years old

1861. Birth register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 89 A boy named David-Tevel was born on June 13 (Tamuz 17).

His father is Iosel son of Meer Axelrod, petty bourgeois from shtetl Radoshkovichi;  his mother is Roda daughter of Berko.

1874. Supplemental revision list of male petty bourgeois Jews, town Minsk.

№ 305/710. Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 56 years old.

                   Meer’s son: Abram-Shlyoma – 21 years old.

                   It was added: he was included into the draft list for November 1, 1874.

№ 412/710. Berko son of MeerAxelrod – 32 years old.

№ 486/710. Iosel son of Meer Axelrod – 38 years old.

                   Iosel’s sons: David-Tevel – 13 years old, Zalman-Shlyoma – 6 years old, Geshel – 2 years old

1874. Draft certificates of draftees, town Minsk.

№ 612. Abram-Shlyoma son of Meer Axelrod – 21 years old, Jew, petty bourgeois from town Minsk; single, illiterate.

His father: Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 56 years old

Abram-Shlyoma’s brothers: Iosel – 38 years old, Berko – 32 years old

It was added: he has no draft exemption privilege. He was drafted to the army on November 15, 1874.

1874. List of out town Jewish residents, who live in Minsk without registration.

№ 1391. Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 56 years old, petty bourgeois from shtetl Radoshkovichi of Vileyka uyezd, Vilno guberniya; carrier; owns a property in Minsk; has no criminal history. He has been living in Minsk for more than 35 years. He was listed in 1858 Revision list under № 710.

              His wife: Chana-Beylya – 53 years old

              Meer’s sons: Iosel – 38 years old; he is listed with Minsk Jewish community; was listed in 1858 Revision list under № 710.

                                   Berko – 32 years old; he is listed with Minsk Jewish community; was listed in 1858 Revision list under № 710.

                                   Abram-Shlyoma – is listed with Minsk Jewish community; was listed in 1858 Revision list under № 710.

              Meer’s daughter: Tsirl – 18 years old

1875. Family lists of petty bourgeois Jews who were listed with Minsk Jewish community.

№ 2004. Iosel son of Meer Axelrod – 39 years old

              His wife: Roda – 37 years old

              Iosel’s sons: David-Tevel – 14 years old, Zalman-Shlyoma – 7 years old, Geshel – 2 years old. It was added: died in 1877.

              Iosel’s daughters:  Sosha – 19 years old, Leya – 10 years old, Itka – 5 years old, Beylya-Gita – 3 months old

№ 2085. Berko son of Meer Axelrod – 33 years old

              His wife: Risya – 29 years old

              His son: Shlyoma-Dovid – 1 year old. It was added: died in 1877.

              His daughters: Sora-Basha – 7 years old, Nekhamka – 4 years old

1879. Birth register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 932 A girl named Ester was born on December 16 (Tevet 13).

Her father is Berko son of Meer Axelrod; her mother is Risya daughter of Ayzik.

1880 Office of Minsk Governor “ Complain about betrothal between carriers to hike prices for their services”

Among 145 carriers from Minsk there is a name of Meir son of Shlyoma Axelrod, 62 years old, petty bourgouis of shtetl Radoshkovichy.

1880. Death register of Jewish residents of town Minsk.

№ 143 March 25 (Nisan 4)  a girl named Ester died at the age of 3 months.

Her father is Berko son of Meer Axelrod, mother is Risya.

1882. List of house owner who were affected by the fire on July 17, 1882, town Minsk.

Voskresenskaya Street, left side.

№ 25. Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 63 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Radoshkovichi Vileyski uezd; owned a 1-storey wooden house with an iron roof. Cost of the property: 270 roubles. The house was not insured.

1882. List of house owners who were affected by the fire on July 17, 1882 and received financial aid, town Minsk.

№ 196. Meer son of Shlyoma Axelrod – 63 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Radoshkovichi; owned a 1-storey wooden house with an iron roof on Voskresenskaya Street. Damage cost (movable and real property) is 350 roubles. The property was not insured.

Added: At present moment he lives at his son’s house, Iosel Axelrod, on Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street.

It was added: he received 30 roubles as financial aid.

1882. Lists of property tax payers, town Minsk.

Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street.

Iosel son of Meer Axelrod – 46 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from Minsk.

Owns a 1-storey wooden house with an iron roof. Value of the property is 250 roubles. Property tax is 2 roubles 50 kopecks.

1882. List of apartment and room renters in Minsk.

Serpukhovskaya Street.

Merchant Verebeychik’s house:

Berko son of Meer Axelrod, 40 years old, rents 3 rooms. Annual rent is 120 roubles.

1894. Family lists of Jewish petty bourgeois, town Minsk.

№ 872/1047. Iosel son of Meer Axelrod – 58 years old

                     His wife: Roda daughter of Berko – 56 years old

                     Iosel’s sons: David-Tevel, in 1874 – 14 years old; in 1886 moved to Vilno guberniya.

                                         Zalman-Shlyoma – 26 years old; soldier in the reserve

                                         His wife: Reyzl daughter of Shimon – 23 years old

                                         His daughter: Matlya – 6 months old

                    Iosel’s daughter: Beylya-Gita – 20 years old