The Greenberg Family

My first known Greenberg relatives that I know anything about were Iosel who was born in 1791 and his wife Tsivya who was born in 1793.  They lived in Lahishyn, a shtetl that was in Russia then but is now in Belarus. Their granddaughter Leya Enta (Lena) who was born in 1851 was my great great grandmother. Sadly I have no photographs of Leya Enta; all I have is her gravestone which is pictured below.  When Leya Enta was about 20 she married Khaim Wolf (Hyman) Klausner.  They and my great grandfather Meer Leyb (Meyer) moved to Pinsk, which was the closest city. In 1889 Khaim Wolf moved to New York City to join his son Meer Leyb who had emigrated a few years earlier.  And in 1892 Leya Enta and their other five children joined them.

View photographs and read the story of the trip to Pinsk and Lahishyn, Belarus, home of the Greenbergs.

 Lena (Leya Enta) Greenberg Klausner

Lena (Leya Enta) Greenberg Klausner

Greenberg family tree

Report on genealogical research of Greenberg family from shtetl Logishin of Pinsk uyezd, Minsk guberniya.

1816. Revision list of Jews of town Pinsk and Pinsk uyezd. Shtetl Logishin.

№ 13/184. Iosel son of Mordukh Grynberg – 25 years old

His wife: Tsivya – 23 years old

1834. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews of shtetl Logishin.

№ 75/13. Iosel son of Mordukh Grynberg – 43 years old

               His wife: Tsivya – 41 years old

Iosel’s sons: Leyba-Nakhman, was missed in 1816, now – 23 years old

                         Leyba-Nakhman’s wife: Risha – 23 years old

                         Leyba-Nakhman’s daughters: Beylya – 5 years old, Sosha – 2 years old

                     Meer – 10 years old

                     Dovid-Mordukh – 8 years old. It was added: was recruited in 1839.

                     Zelman – 3 years old

Iosel’s daughters: Fruma – 15 years old, Dveyra – 12 years old, Rivka-Nekha – 5 years old

1850. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews of shtetl Logishin.

№ 41/75. Iosel son of Mordukh Greenberg – 59 years old

               His wife: Tsivya – 57 years old

Iosel’s sons: Meer – 26 years old

                           Meer’s wife: Sora – 28 years old

                           Meer’s son: Shmuyel – 2 years old

                           Meer’s daughters: Zislya – 8 years old, Meryam – 7 years old, Golda-Khana – 5 years old

                     Zelman, in 1834 – 3 years old. Moved to Pinsk.

№ 46/75. Leyba-Nakhman son of Iosel Greenberg – 35 years old

               His 2nd wife: Dveyra – 31 years old

               Leyba-Nakhman’s sons: Shaya-Osher – 15 years old, Mordukh – 10 years old, Peysakh-Afroim – 2 years old

               Leyba-Nakhman’s daughters: Sosha – 18 years old, Keylya – 8 years old, Mikhlya-Risha – 5 years old, Sorka – 6 months old

1858. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from shtetl Logishin.

№ 12/41. Iosel son of Mordukh Greenberg – 67 years old

               His wife: Tsivya – died

               Iosel’s sons: Meer – 34 years old

                                    Meer’s wife: Sora – 36 years old

                                    Meer’s son:  Shmuyel, in 1850 – 2 years old; died in 1851, Mordukh-Zalman – 1 year old

                                    Meer’s daughters: Zislya – 16 years old, Meryam, in 1850 – 7 years old; died, Golda-Khana – 12 years old, Leya-Enta – 7 years old, Tsivya-Sheyna – 3 years old

№ 27/46. Leyba-Nakhman son of Iosel Greenberg – 47 years old

               His wife: Dveyra – 39 years old

               Leyba-Nakhman’s sons: Shaya-Osher, in 1850 – 15 years old; lives in Pinsk, Mordukh, in 1850 – 10 years old; lives in Pinsk, Peysakh- Afroim – 10 years old

               Leyba-Nakhman’s daughters: Keylya – 16 years old, Mikhlya-Risha – 12 years old, Sorka, in 1850 – 6 months old; died

1874. Supplemental revision list of petty bourgeois Jews, shtetl Logishin of Pinsk uyezd.

№ 14. Meer son of Iosel Greenberg – 50 years old

           Meer’s wife: Sora – 52 years old

           Meer’s son: Mordukh-Zalman – 17 years old. It was added: was included into 1877 draft list.

           Meer’s daughters: Leya-Enta – 23 years old, Tsivya-Sheyna – 19 years old

           Meer’s son-in-law: Khaim-Volf son of Leyba Klauzner – 25 years old

           Meer’s grandson: Meer-Leyb – 2 years old

1877. Draft certificate of draftees of Pinsk uyezd.

№208. Mordukh-Zalman son of Meer Greenberg – 20 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, single, illiterate.

           His father: Meer son of Iosel – 53 years old

           Mordukh-Zalman’s brothers: it was added: none

           It was added: he has a 2nd rate draft privilege as the only son in the family able to work living with his father.

           It was added: he was enlisted to the reserve on November 15, 1877.

1882. List of homeowners and taxpayers, Pinsk uyezd. Shtetl Logishin:

Pinskaya Street.

№ 17. Meer son of Iosel Greenberg – 58 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, owns a wooden house with an iron roof and a stone barn. Cost of the property is 120 roubles.

1892. List of homeowners and taxpayers, Pinsk uyezd. Shtetl Logishin:

Pinskaya Street.

№ 29/17. Meer son of Iosel Greenberg – 68 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, owns a wooden house with an iron roof, a stone barn and a wooden shed. Cost of the property is 135 roubles.

1892. List of shop owners in Pinsk uyezd, which renewed their business licenses.  Shtetl Logishin:

№ 3. Meer son of Iosel Greenberg, 68 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, owns flour and grocery shop. The shop is located in his own house on Pinskaya Street, has a separate entrance and consists of 1 room. He works in the shop himself and has no hired workers; his son Zalman-Mordukh works instead of him when he is absent.

Meer Greenberg renewed his business license for 2 years till February 10, 1894. License renewal fee in the amount of 1 rouble 50 kopecks were paid.

1905. Minsk Guberniya Governor’s Office. Construction Department.

Construction permits issues to the residents of Pinsk uyezd.

March 27.

Permission to build 1-storeyed stone house instead of a wooden one on Pinskaya Street, left side of the street, was issued to Zalman-Mordukh son of Meer Greenberg petty bourgeois Jew of shtetl Logishin, 47 years old. The house will be located between houses of Itska Vaynshteyn and Tevya Rubin.

1907. Minsk Guberniya Governor’s Office. Police Department.

Foreign passports, which were issued to the residents of Minsk guberniya.

May 16.

Golda daughter of Zalman-Mordukh Greenberg petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, 22 years old, single, no occupation, applied for a passport to travel abroad due to family business.

Note: the passport was sent to the Chief Police Officer of Pinsk uyezd on June 1st. The passport expires in 6 months.

Border crossing note says: Russian Empire border was crossed on July 5, 1907.

1909. Draft certificate of draftees of Pinsk uyezd.

№181. Iosel son of Zalman-Mordukh Greenberg – 20 years old, petty bourgeois Jew from shtetl Logishin, single, literate.

           His father: Zalman-Mordukh son of Meer Greenberg – 52 years old

           Iosel’s brothers: Mendel-Itsko – 27 years old, married, soldier in the reserve, Aron – 14 years old

It was added: he was found fit for military service by the draft committee on November 1, 1909.

It was added: he did not report to the draft office on November 15, 1909.

It was added: he was put on the wanted list on November 20, 1909

1911. List of homeowners and taxpayers, Pinsk uyezd. Shtetl Logishin:

Pinskaya Street.

№ 10/2. Mordukh-Zalman son of Meer Greenberg, 54 years old, petty bourgeois Jew of shtetl Logishin, owns a 1-storeyed stone house with an annex and an iron roof, a stone barn and a wooden shed. Value of the property is 200 roubles.

1911. Voters list of Jewish homeowners who took part in the election of public Rabbi, shtetl Logishin of Pinsk uyezd.

№ 5. Zalman-Mordukh son of Meer Greenberg, 54 years old, tradesman.

1914. Voters list of Jewish homeowners who took part in the election of public Rabbi and his aid.

№ 2. Zalman-Mordukh son of Meer Greenberg, 57 years old, tradesman.

№ 17. Mendel-Itsko son of Zalman-Mordukh Greenberg, 32 years old, tradesman.