Jewish Colony No. 7
47° 31' / 36° 49'
View of the Grafskoy Shul looking Northeast.
Grafskoy School evcol 22, 1904.
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Note: Residents called it "Grafskoy" not Grafskaya which may appear in various sources.
1924: colony Grafskaya was renamed Proletarskoe in Staro Kermenchisk region, Mariupol district, Donetsk Gubernia.
PROLETARSKOE, village in Kuibishev region, Zaparozhe Oblast, Ukraine.
Former Jewish agricultural colony Grafskaya, founded in 1852, in Mariupol Uyezd,
Yekaterinoslav Gubernia, Tsarist Russia.
Colonized in 1861. Prayer house, communal bath.
Total area; 556 desyatins in 1897. Crops: Rye, summer wheat (22% of communal crop area), barley, oats, flax, corn, potatoes.
Wheat 910 desyatins.
Livestock: horses 113, cows 83.
Source: Literature: [Does not quote Nikitin]
1. Ossipov "Jewish Agricultural colonies in Novorussiya region" journal 1890.
I.M. Shaykin, Kiev.
(Hamagid 1858; Jan. 29) 53 families, 249 people.
In 1861, 571 people.
At the end of 1885 there were 26 families in the colony.
In 1897, 67 families, 351 people.
From the Hebrew Press:
Surnames: Bruser, Epstein, Freedman, Golus / Hallis, Gordon, Hayman, Judelson, Kaplan, Komisaruk/Komesaroff, Rokovich / Rocks, Sherr, Vinik,
Prenumeranten lists have been discovered which include the kolonyas.
While the entire lists merit translation here are some highlights.
The transliteration maintains the actual Hebrew spelling.
While the entire lists merit translation here are some highlights. The transliteration maintains the actual Hebrew spelling.
Komisaruk Family Album
Zaporozhe Archive - Grafskoy Census, 1858
discoveries, the ROCKOVICH family emigrated from Ariogola to
Sources: WWWW, Our Father's Harvest Supplement
Research Contact: Chaim Freedman