The Miller, Axelrod & Levin Families

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Axelrod Family

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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


Levin Family


Report on genealogical research of Levin family from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd and town Minsk.

1811. Revision list of Jews from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd

№ 15. Ayzik son of Abram-Sholom Levin – 40 years old

           His wife: Fruma-Golda – 41 years old

           Ayzik’s sons: 1. Khaim-Sholom, in 1795 – 1 year old; died in 1796

                                2. Mordukh – 15 years old

                                3. Leyba – 11 years old

                                4. Yankel-Elya – 6 years old

                                5. David – 1 year old

            Ayzik’s daughters: Eska – 10 years old, Meryam-Chaya – 4 years old

1816. Revision list of male Jews from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd

№ 19/15. Ayzik son of Abram-Sholom Levin – 45 years old

                Ayzik’s sons: Mordukh – 20 years old

                                     Mordukh ‘s son: Iosel – 6 months old

                                     Leyba – 16 years old

                                    Yankel-Elya – 11 years old

                                    David – 6 years old

 

1833 Ofiice of Minsk governor/ complains of Jews petty bourgouis residents of shtetl Uzda of Minsk uezd about unlawfuly taking their sons in recruits.

On May 1, 1833 nine Jewish boys from Uzda Jewish community were taken to recruits, among them there were 3 boys younger than 12 years old. One of the boys was Abram son of Mordukh Levin, 11 years old. Parent of 3 boys including Mordukh son of Aizik Levin complained to the Minsk governor to return their sons, because they were taken to recruits unlawfully.

The file doesn’t have any further information about governor’s decision.  Since Abram Levin doesn’t mention anywhere after 1833 we can assume that he wasn’t returned to his family, and he had to serve in the army for 25 years.

1834. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd

№ 7/19. Ayzik son of Abram-Sholom Levin, in 1816 – 45 years old; died in 1828

              His wife: Fruma-Golda – 64 years old

              Ayzik’s son: Yankel-Elya – 29 years old

                                 Yankel-Elya’s wife: Sora – 28 years old

                                 Yankel-Elya’s son: Afroim – 1 year old

             Ayzik’s daughters: Chana –7 years old, Nekhama –2 years old

№ 9/19. Mordukh son of Ayzik Levin, in 1816 – 20 years old; was absent during census.

              His wife: Itka-Leya – 38 years old

              Mordukh’s sons: Iosel, in 1816 – 6 months old; was absent during census.

                                        Zalmon – 16 years old

                                        Abram – was recruited in 1833

                                        Ayzik- Itsko – 6 years old

   Mordukh’s daughters: Zislya – 10 years old

                                      Beylya-Tauba – 8 years old

                                      Asna - 4 years old

                                      Yenta – 2 years old

                                       Minka– 6 months old

№ 12/19. Leyba son of Ayzik Levin – 34 years old

      Leyba’s wife: Brokha – 36 years old

      Leyba’s sons: Shmuyel – 11 years old. It was added was recruited in 1836.

                             Volf – 7 years old

      Leyba’s daughters: Ester-Golda – 11 years old

                                     Chaya – 9 years old

                                     Leya – 5 years old

                                     Reyzlya – 2 years old

      Leyba’s brother: David, in 1816 – 16 years old; doesn’t live in shtetl Uzda.

1845 Register of outgoing documents to residents of shtetl Uzda/ petty bourgeois administration of shtetl Uzda, Minsk uezd

№ 7 February 23 a note was issued to Itzko (Itzko-Aizik) son of Mordukh Levin, 17 years old, Jew, petty bourgeois of shtetl Uzda, single, no criminal history, for submitting to the petty bourgeois administration of town Minsk.

1850. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd

№ 5/9. Mordukh son of Ayzik Levin was absent during census in 1834; died in 1847.

  His wife: Itka-Leya – 54 years old

  Mordukh’s sons:  Zalmon, in 1834 – 16 years old; doesn’t live in shtetl Uzda.

                              Itsko, in 1834 – 6 years old; doesn’t live in shtetl Uzda.

  Mordukh’s daughters: Minka – 16 years old, Sima – 14 years old                      

№ 6/9 Yankel-Elya son of Ayzik Levin – 45 years old

 Yankel-Elya’s 2-wife: Feyga – 39 years old

 Yankel-Elya’s sons: Afroim, in 1834 – 1 year old; doesn’t live in shtetl Uzda.

                                 Peysakh – 6 years old

                                 Mordukh – 3 years old

                                 Borukh-Ayzik – 1 year old

 Yankel-Elya’s daughters: Genya – 12 years old, Beylya – 10 years old, Chana – 5 years old

№ 9/9. Leyba son of Ayzik Levin – 50 years old

  His 2nd wife: Keylya – 45 years old

  Leyba’s sons: 1. Volf – 23 years old

                         2. Girsh-Tsvi – 15 years old

                         3. Ayzik– 10 years old

                         4. Shimon-Khaim – 8 years old

                         5. Abram-Neukh – 4 years old

  Leyba’s daughters: Brokha – 12 years old, Slava – 6 years old

1853. Supplemental revision list of petty bourgeois Jews, town Minsk.

№ 101. Itsko son of Mordukh Levin: wasn’t listed in 1850 census; 25 years old now, came from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd.

  Itsko’s wife: Chaya daughter of Shlyoma – 26 years old

  Itsko’s son: Mordukh-Srol – 2 years old

  Itsko’s daughters: Risya – 7 years old, Dvoyra – 5 years old, Elka-Fruma – 5 months old

1858. Revision list of petty bourgeois Jews from Minsk.

№ 1776/101 (as per 1853 Supplemental census).

Itsko son of Mordukh Levin – 30 years old

Itsko’s wife: Chaya – 31 years old

Itsko’s sons: Mordukh-Srol – 7 years old, Yankel – 2 years old

Itsko’s daughters: Risya – 12 years old, Dvoyra – 10 years old, Elka-Fruma – 5 years old

1861 Birth records of Jews, town Minsk

#396 November 29 (Tevet 8) a girl Sora was born. Her father is Itsko son of Mordukh Levin, petty bourgeois of shtetl Uzda; mother is Chaya daughter of Shlema.

1874. Supplemental revision list of male petty bourgeois Jews from Minsk.

№ 683. Itsko son of Mordukh Levin – 46 years old

            Itsko’s sons: Mordukh-Srol, in 1858 – 7 years old; has been missing since 1871.

                                Yankel – 18 years old. It was added: was included into 1876 draft list.

                                Zalmon – 14 years old

1874. List of out of town Jews who live in town Minsk without registration.

№ 1227. Itsko son of Mordukh Levin – 46 years old; petty bourgeois from shtetl Uzda of Minsk uyezd; tinsmith, owns a property in Minsk, has no criminal history. He’s lived in Minsk for 30 years. He was listed in 1858 Revision list under № 1776.

              His wife: Chaya– 55 years old

              Itsko’s sons: Mordukh-Srol, in 1858 – 7 years old; current whereabouts are unknown; is listed with Minsk Jewish community.

                                  Yankel – 18 years old; is listed with Minsk Jewish community.

                                  Zalmon – 14 years old; is listed with Minsk Jewish community.

1876 List of students of Jewish artisan school, town Minsk 2nd year

Yankel son of Itzko Levin, 20, petty bourgeois of town Minsk, learning to become a tinsmith, grades are satisfactory, behaviour is good.

Added: on November 15, 1876 he was granted a 1-year postponement from the military service.

1880 List of artisans, town Minsk

№ 11. Itzko son of Mordukh Levin, 52, tinsmith, Jew, permanently lives on Bogodelnaya Street in his own house.

1882 List of property owners-tax payers, town Minsk

Bogodelnaya Street, left side

Itzko son of Mordukh Levin, 54, Jew, petty bourgeois of shtetl Uzda, owns half of the brick one story house with iron roof and wooden shed. Estimated value of the property is 373 rubles. Property taxes are 3 rub. 75 kop.