Basavilbaso - Lucienville, Argentina

A Baron Hirsch Settlement in the Province of Entre Rios


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Page Last Updated: 12-Mar-2010

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This page contains a collection of images of maps, documents and personal photos from the area around Basavilbaso - Lucienville, Argentina. You can click on any image to see a larger version in a separate window.

Maps



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Lucienville map This is an 1882 map of the area that was to become Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.  Most of the Lucienville settlers came from what was then Kherson and Bessarabia.  Click image for a larger version.
Lucienville map This is an early map of the Lucienville colony.  Locations of Synagogues, schools and public baths are shown.  Click image for a larger version.
Lucienville map This is an early plot  map of the Lucienville colony.  Locations of all the land parcels within the various settlements are shown.  This is an official JCA (Jewish Colonization Association) map dated
20-Jan-1912.  Click image for a larger version.
Entre Rios map This is a map of Entre Rios (between rivers) province in Argentina. Basavilbaso is located in the middle of the map, between Rosario de Tala and Concepcion del Uruguay.  Click image for a larger version. 

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Documents


Bocles / Singer Marriage Certificate - 1909 This is the 1909 marriage certificate for Abraham Bocles and Manuela Singer from the settlement of Villa Mantero.  Click image for a larger version.
Lucienville Census - 1917 Cover of the Lucienville census document taken on 31-Dec-1917.
Ptashne family Census - 1917 Record of the Jaime Ptaschne family on the JCA 1917 census listing all the family members in the home.
Postcard - 1922 A postcard sent from Sofia Bleischmidt to Cecilia Singer in Villa Mantero on New Years day, 1922.  It reads:

"Bank of Happiness

I will pay the bearer, Cecilia Singer, the sum of 365 days of happiness: the price will be charged to the account of Sofia Bleischmidt"

An early 20th century IOU.
Sale of Fifths - 1928 This document shows the buyers of colonial properties in the years 1926-1928
Blanck Sales Contract - 1935 A JCA sales contract with Samuel Blanck of Lucienville in 1935 (Part 1). Photo from the Archive of Jewish People in Jerusalem.
Blanck Sales Contract - 1935 A JCA sales contract with Samuel Blanck of Lucienville in 1935 (Part 2). Photo from the Archive of Jewish People in Jerusalem.
Argentina postage stamp Argentina postage stamp commemorating the importance of agriculture.  This stamp was part of a series issued between 1935 and 1951.  You can see the complete series here.

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Photos


Gitl Wantman 1885 Photo of Gitl Wantman on her wedding day in Kishiniev, Bessarabia circa 1885.
Buenos Aires docks 1900 Photo of emigrants on the dock at the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina circa 1900.
Wedding of David Singer and Dora Matusevitz Wedding portrait with the families of David Singer and Dora Matusevitz taken in March 1911.
Comision directive de la confederacion Agricola de Basavilbaso 1912 This photo is from the Central Archives of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. It is a picture of the board of directors elected in 1912 for the "Cooperativa Agricola Lucienville".

Standing, from left to right: Manuel. KOSSOY TCHARNI ? SACHAROFF - ??CHENIK BROTZKY doctor KLEIN.

Seated from left to right: TOLCACHIER R. TCHERKOFF HOROWITZ shin iud ?- AB ? BRADSKIN ? KAPLAN [ AB alef bet : could be Alter BRASAVSKY ?]


Letters are blurry so I am not completely certain of the translation. .
Dora Matusevitz and children 1917 Family portrait of Dora Matusevitz Singer, wife of David, with her children, Clarita and Jacobo, in 1917.
Doctorovich family portrait Portrait of the Doctorovich family, Salomon, Sara, Leon and Elias.
Singer brothers A "Let's go to town for a photo" family portrait. Sorry, men only!
Postman -1917 Elias Singer, a young man from Basavilbaso, working as a Postman in Buenos Aires to pay for medical school.  Photo portrait taken on 10-Nov-1917.
Singer family photo - 1923 A Singer family portrait taken in 1923 in Villa Mantero.
Singer Kaplan Wedding photo - 1928 Wedding portrait of Salomon (Shloime)Singer and Lize Kaplan about 1928.
Daughters of Moshe and Gitl Singer Portrait of the daughters of Moshe and Gitl Singer of Villa Mantero.
Zentner Family 1930 Family portrait of the Zentner family of Basavilbaso.
Sociedad de Caridad Basavilbaso Portrait of members of the Sociedad de Caridad Basavilbaso (Charitable Society of Basavilbaso). A group of Jewish women organized to help the less fortunate.
Daughters of Moshe and Gitl Singer Portrait of the daughters of Moshe and Gitl Singer, Cecilia (standing) and Ana (seated).
Trilladora A steam powered "trilladora" or threshing machine used in early farming activities.  You can find a better close-up here.
Remate (Auction) Abraham's job The local "Remate" (Auction) was a big event.
Basavilbaso portrait - 1935 Portrait taken in Basavibaso in 1935.
Blanc family portrait - 1935 Wedding portrait of Josef Blanc and Susana Elberg taken in Basavibaso in 1935.
Benie Shwartzman and friend A street photo of Benie Shwartzman and friend to his right.
Singer Reunion Singer family reunion in Buenos Aires commemorating 100 years in Argentina.
Singer Reunion future learning past The future generation learning genealogy from family trees at the Singer family reunion, Buenos Aires.

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