Jewish Colony No. 5
47° 28' / 36° 44'
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(Destroyed in a Dec 24, 1918 pogrom)
At the end of 1885 there were 32 families in the colony.
From the Hebrew Press: ("Extracted and translated from the newspaper copies by Chaim Freedman).
A letter describing the depressed condition of the colonies a year (#should be two years) after the pogrom when the farmers had not yet recovered and again they were smitten by a plague of murrain and most of the cattle died).
Hamelitz 1884: February 2)
These past few years in succession the land has ceased to give its strength now is the grain which was planted last summer successful. The children ask for bread and there is none. Also the cattle have fallen to a plague. The supervisor assisted three of teh colonies in this Government, Priyutnaya, Roshkoshnaya and Rovnopol, as the committee gave a sum of 1500 rubles. -Yaakov Bruk.
Surnames: Abramovich, Btat, Ber, Girsh, Goldshmid, Golonski, Istkovich, Kagan, Kazintsov, Levins, Mol, Namakshtansky / Namak, Rabinovich, Rubin, Seifers, Shechter, Shlakhter, Tovis, Tsirulnikov, Yolovs, Zipursky
Sources: WWWW, Avotaynu XIII/4/31