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(Voronkov, Ukraine)

Other Names:
  Voronkov [Russian] , Voronke, Voronko, Voronkov [Yiddish], Voron'kiv [Ukrainian], Woronkow [Polish]    See also: JewishGen Locality Page

Location: Voronkov is located on the left side of the Dneiper River, approximately 31.9 miles (51.4 kilometers) SE of Kiev, Ukaine, and 507 miles (816 kilometers) SE of Warsaw, Poland.
    Modern maps showing VoronkovGoogle Maps at Latitude 50°13'N, Longitude 30°54'E;    MapQuest;    Bing Maps;    JewishGen Resource Mapping   

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The Yiddish author, Shalom Aleichem (Shalom Rabinowitz), lived in Voronkov as a child with his family during the 1860s, and it later served him as the model for the fictitious town of Kasrilevke described in his works.

Historical Outline of Sovereignty over Voronkov
In 1569, Voronkov was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.  It probably came under Russian rule when Kiev was seized in 1775.  In 1900, as part of Russia, it was in the Pereyaslav District, Poltava Gubernia.  In 1930 it was located in the Kiev District, Ukraine SSR. Today it is in Kiev Oblast, Ukraine.

Voronkov in the 1800s

Inhabitants of Voronkov

Research
The 1876 census of Voronkov  (found in the Kiev Oblast archives, 297/1/409) has yet to be examined.

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JewishGen Ukraine Database
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