Babusky & Weingranovitz (Weiner) Families
family members emigrated from Cherkassy:
(Itzak) Babusky and his parents Avrum & Ruchel Babusky immigrated to
the U.S. in 1912. They changed the family name to Bell and lived in
Philadelphia, Pensylvania. Other members of the family settled in Wilmington, Delaware.
(Shifra) Weingranovitz and her parents Nathan (Nutte) & Elke Weingranovitz
immigrated to the U.S. in 1914. They changed
the family name to Weiner and lived in Philadelphia, Prennsylvania. Other
members of the family settled in NYC, NY.
The Belogalov & Kutzko Family
ancestors lived in Zvenigorodka, Ukraine, Cherkassy Oblast. The only relative
living in that city in 1941, when the Nazis arrived, was my mother's brother
Yaacov Aaron Belogalov, with his wife,
children and grandchildren. I searched everywhere and can find no trace of
them, so I assume that they were rounded up by the local Ukrainians, taken to
the forest, shot with one bullet each and thrown into the pits. I was hoping
that maybe my male cousins or their children survived in the army.
My mother also had a sister Toba Leya Belogalov, who married a hatmaker, (family
name Machler). They were sent to Birobdjhan during the early 1930's with their
two young sons, aged eleven and fifteen (I'm guessing). No trace of them
At the turn of the nineteenth century, my mother's two cousins, family name
Kutzko, immigrated to Argentina, or were sent their by the Baron de Hirsch
organization. They and their families visited New York years later. We corresponded with them for a while and then
The Isaac Cohen, Lomawatsky & Bogasausky, Uswath Families
paternal great grandfather was supposedly from Cherkassy. He was Isaac Cohen and came to the US through
Canada (Regina) around 1920.
to some of the handwritten documents, a cousin's "Family Tree" and
another cousin's handwritten documents, it was my great grandmother who was
from "Cherkas". Her name was Bessie Lomawatsky and she married
Isaak Cohen. Her parents were Mayer Lomawatsky and Mina Bogasausky.
Bessie and Isaak emigrated to Canada and eventually found their way to
Philadelphia, PA. Isaak Cohen's parents were Israel J. Cohen and Tisha Uswath.
The Cohen/Kitigorosky Family
feel that my roots are from Cherkassy. My father Yehuda (born Chekassy
@1907-died Israel@1887) was (the son of Shmuel-Yona Cohen [died 1917], a Hebrew
teacher). He, a few of his siblings and a few of his cousins were born in
Cherkassy. He and his wife Chia (nee Kitgorosky) lived in Cherkassy. He was a
Hebrew teacher. The family was very Zionistic. He studied in a Volozin Yeshiva
when he was young; but was also a very enlightened person.
grandfather was Hanoch Cohen. He was born in Cherson; but lived in Cherkassy.
family left Cherkassy when he was a young boy. The entire family, including the
Kitgorosky brothers, seems to have gone from place to place together. They went
to Galicia (Tarnipol, Lvov). They were there during WW1; but were exiled to
Hungary for they had come from an alien country. After the War they returned
sick to Lvov. Yehuda came on Aliya to Israel in 1922. The Kitgorosky brothers
taught in a Yeshiva in Drobi.
father's cousin Joseph Katai, who wrote for the Zofeh (Israeli newspaper) told
us some stories about the family background and their life in Cherkassy.
The Dubovick Family
paternal great grandfather Tzvi Hirsch Dubovick lived in Cherkassy
where he was in the lumber business, leasing forests
from the "poretz", cutting down the trees and sending them
down the river where they were sawed into lumber and used for furniture or
building. Thus the family name Dubovick, which comes
from the Russian word for Oak Trees DUB. He later moved to Bohuslav
and his son my grandfather moved to Goroditsch where my father and his siblings
were born and lived till they immigrated to the USA in the early 1900s
was a Chassidic Rebbe of the Twersky Dynasty that lived there, one of the
eight sons of Rebbe Mordechai of Chernobyl
was the son-in-law of the second Lubavitcher Rebbe. A monument was
erected over his grave through the efforts of Rabbi Meir Yisroel Gabai, who is
engaged in the identification and perpetuation of the memory of Tzadikim
in various parts of both Western and Eastern Europe. Today Cherkassy has
become a pilgrimage destination for many tourists who come to Ukraine to visit
the burial sites of the righteous and celebrated Jewish leaders throughout the
history of this region.
The Dworecki & Chodesh Families
my family tree, there are only two main families that I know of who came from
the town or district of Cherkasy.
My great-grandfather and my grandfather and
his siblings appear with the surname of DWORECKI on their immigration manifest,
and they apparently came from the town of Smila in the Cherkasy district. For
some reason, the family changed their surname to PADEROVSKY after arrival in
New York, and then used a variety of other surnames in the US. The reasons for this are not entirely clear. However,
I believe that DWORECKI was the true surname in Russia. DWORECKI, was the name
listed on the ship manifest.
The other family in my tree is the CHODOSH
family. They apparently came from Cherkasy, and they generally spelled their
name CODISH in the US.
(L>R)Eli DWORECKI (Alex PADEROVSKY) b. 1882
Avram DWORECKI (Pa ADOLPHE) b. 1874
Leie DWORECKI (Elizabeth PADEROVSKY) b. 1888
David DWORECKI (David PADEROVSKY) b. 1886
Nachum DWORECKI (Nathan PADEROVSKY)
b. abt 1855
Ruben DWORECKI (Ruben PADEROVSKY) b. 1892
Marjam DWORECKI (Marie or Merle PADEROVSKY,
nee CHIGIRINSKY or BIRCHINSKY (?)) b. 1855
Yetta DWORECKI, immigrated
married as Yetta CHODOSCH (in USA)
b. abt 1873
The Gimpilewitz Family
husband's maternal grandfather was Israel Gimpilewitz (Americanized to Ed
Gimble). He came in the early 1900's and
homesteaded near Velva, ND. His wife
Marione (Mary) and children, Hansel (Howard), Jonse (John), Dobrie (Doris),
Rochil (Rose), Aisih (Ivan) came in 1907 on the SS Majestic White Star Line to
join him. According to the ship manifest
their place of residence was Zercaty, Russia.
(Howard Margol & others are convinced that is Cherkassy.) The parentheses are the Americanized
fall I went to Salt Lake City and with assistance found the birth record of my
mother-in-law, Rose Gimble Marck, in the records for Cherkassy. Very exciting!
is the Birth Certificate:
The Golding/Goldin Family
Mother’s Great-great Grandparents were Yehuda Reyentowitz and Necha
Tsirilstein. Their oldest son Monash Reyentowitz (@1825-1914) married Rachel.
had a daughter Necha Reyentowitz who was married to Philip Golding. He was a struggling
magid (teacher of Jewish subjects), a teacher and lecturer and a very
religious man. He was a very strict person and pretty harsh to the
children. Yiddish was the family language. The family lived in Cherkassy. It is quite
possible that the family also lived previously in Cherkassy, Ukraine.
Reyentowitz died in about 1890, when my Grandmother was about 8 years old. When
I asked her about her Mother, she told me about a Passover, which they wanted
to celebrate in the traditional way; but were forced to do otherwise. They all had to stay in their house and be
sure to be under the window level. The windows and/ or shutters (or whatever
they had, had to be closed). I asked her if she couldn’t run outside to tell
something to a girlfriend. She looked at me, as if to say that it was obvious
that I could not understand, and said that it seemed impossible for her to
cause me to understand what had happened. I asked what about their Sedarim. She
said that what was important was to stay alive, that they lived through their
own “Exodus from Egypt”.
Therefore I think that this was evidently a pogrom, and was when her Mother was
Father remarried to a woman whose name was Etta. Etta had 2 daughters, who were
about the age of my Grandmother. The children were all brought up together and
related to each other as siblings. My contact and feelings towards Lena's Grandchildren are the same as to all of my other
cousins. I was probably a teenager when I understood that not all of my
relatives were actually blood-relatves.
family immigrated to Manchester, England in about 1895. They brought their
samovar, candlesticks, wine cups, and bedding with them from Cherkassy.
and Philip Golding had 3 children:
Jewish name- Judah (1878-1932). He married Annie Shimm in 1902. She was his
mother's cousin. He came with the family to England, in about 1895. He stayed
there for a short time- about a few years. Then he went to the USA at
about the turn of the century. He married Annie Shimm in New York in 1902. He worked as a furrier. They lived in Far Rockaway, New York. They had 4
(1886-@1960) She came to England
when she was about 15 years old. Therefore she did not have much or any
schooling in England. She went to work. She did learn to speak English, but
never actually learned to read or write English. She married Rubin Goldstone. They had a
corner grocery store, in Manchester. They had 4 children.
Jewish name- Hinda (1882-1956) She was my Grandmother!
went to school for a while in Manchester. She knew how to read and write in
English; however I was always under the impression that this was not too easy
for her. She felt more comfortable in Yiddish and spoke in Yiddish to my
Grandfather. She succeeded in teaching me a little bit of Yiddish. She married Zacharia Marcus
at about the beginning of the twentieth century. They lived on Sycamore Street, in
They had 4 children:
Etta had 2 daughters from her previous
1881-@1948) She was born in Cherkassy. She married Mr. Shorr and lived in
England; but came to the USA together with her sister Lena. She was very
sickly. Her husband evidently died in England. They did not have any
children. She died about 1948. She was a very good friend of Annie Wintrob.
(1891-1954): She was born in Cherkassy. She married Harry Sagar in England. He
immigrated to the USA, where he apparently had family. He died in 1918 and was
buried in Philadelphia. The family was
very poor. Harry eventually left the family; for it was very hard to live with
Lena. The family immigrated to the USA. They had 3 children
and Philip Golding had 3 children:
(1893-1965) He was born in Cherkassy.
Abe married Ginny Gustav. They had 2 children.
(1895- 1958) He was already born in Manchester, England. He was a British
writer, very famous in his time especially for his novels, though he is now
largely neglected. He also wrote short stories, essays, fantasies, travel books
and poetry. He showed talent in writing from when he was a young boy.He did not
get along well with his Father. He was a
good friend of Maurice Samuel. His novel Magnolia Street was a
bestseller of 1932. He traveled the world. He was invited to many important
places. He was once invited by the Queen. He married his childhood friend,
(1899-1918) He was also born in Manchester, England. Jack Golding was an English soldier and was
killed in battle. The British
Jewry Book of Honour confirms his service number and date of death as well
stating that he was in the 1st and 7th Battalions of the
Manchester Regiment. His home address is listed as being 19 Sycamore Street.
Apparently this was the address of his sister and brother- in-law: Edith (My
Grandmother) and Zacharia Marcus. He died at Flanders on April 5, 1918. He is
buried at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery Foncquevillers. His death was also
listed as a Jewish casuality.
family name was originally Goldin, but was changed by custom officials upon
arrival in England.
grandmother reminisced about Anti-Semitism, Chassidim and sunflower seeds in Cherkassy.
Florence Nerenburg Elman
great-grandfather: Pesach GOTLIBOVICH. (Circa 1849-1918). Photo circa 1907
The best Greeting Card Ever Sent
Holding a card on which he wrote
'Peace be with you. Regards from the mishpocha; from your father who sends
greetings to each seed, seed, seed ... and every one of the children. Pesach
Yehudovich Gotlibovich, 17 Tishri 5666'.
maternal great-grandmother, Gitl [maiden name unknown] GOTLIBOVICH, (circa
1855-1925). Photo circa 1907, Cherkassy, Kiev
Esther, Ilya &
Ovsey Meir (Yehoshua Meir)
Yefim (Chaim Gadiel) &
Chaim Gadiel (Yefim), Yehuda,
Basya, Esther, Anya & Ilya