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Nineteenth Century Documents of Lyakhovichi History


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Jewish Tavern Keepers Registering in Lyakhovichi in 1805
contributed by the Lyakhovichi Research Group
foreword by Dr. Neville Lamdan, copyright 2000

This is an unusual list of 50 or so Jewish tavern keepers in the Novogrudok "povet" (=district in Polish) of the Minsk Gubernya who, in accordance with Russian law (1795),  were seeking to register themselves and their family groups as "petty bourgeois"  ("meshchane" in Russian) in the nearby town of Lyakhovichi ("Lechovich" in Yiddish).  It is not immediately clear why such a list should have been put together late in 1805.

According to the notes, almost 90% of the Jews on the list fall into three broad categories: 
· 18 were born in the Lyakhovichi area and had returned to it after a certain absence;
· 16 had come in recent years to live in the area from outside;
· 19 were registered for some reason in the "Kahal" (Jewish community) List of the small town of Stvolovichi, 15 1/2 miles to the north-west of Lyakhovichi and were seeking to re-register (of these, 7 had been born in Lyakhovichi).

In December 1804, Jews had been required by law to adopt permanent surnames,  but by the time this list was prepared most had still not done so. Except for three families (Busel, Epshten & Epshtel), all the rest identified themselves - or were identified by the Russian officials - by the use of patronyms (based on their fathers' names) or toponyns (based on their places of origin) as "surnames". So, for example, 8 are called "Lyakhovitski".

Only five of the 33 separate "surnames" on the list (Busel, Epshten, Epshtel, Berkovich and Snovsky) appear in the 1816-19 Revision (Census) Lists for Lyakhovichi. This seems to imply that, in the decade after 1805, the 28 bearers of the other names on the list went off and adopted different surnames of their own for permanent use (= good insight to name formation). 

As a result, the "surnames" on the list are probably misleading. Given names look reliable.

Most of the family groups are small, suggesting that parents managed to keep many of their children off the lists (perhaps to avoid taxes, as conscription of Jews only began in 1827).

Ages given, especially the more advanced, often may really be approximations.  Only 27 of the 250 or so people on the list are shown as 50 years old and above, which may say something about life expectancy at the time.

Most of the Jews were born in the Novogrudok "povet" or in the nearby districts of Slutsk and Slonim. Exceptionally, one had been born in Pinsk, about 65 miles south. Their taverns were located in seven "parafiya's" (sub-districts) within a radius of about 10 miles from Lyakhivichi. 

Most of the villages mentioned were tiny and several may have been hamlets at best.  The number of Jewish taverns, especially in such isolated places, seems remarkable.

Very little personal information is offered. Two Jews are specifically recorded as distillers ("liquor makers"), perhaps beyond being tavern keepers. Another couple are laborers.

The region had been part of Poland until 1795 and thus the land and villages belonged to Polish nobles, petty aristocracy and country squires, whose names are meticulously recorded.  Some land belonged to the Church (mainly Polish Roman Catholic), including a Seminary  in Vilna, about 125 miles away.

Polish terms and administrative divisions were still in use. This was soon to change to Russian.

Neville Lamdan,
Vatican, December 2000.

Jewish Tavern Keepers Registering in Lyakhovichi in 1805
All indices on this page are ©Deborah Glassman 2007 and may not be reproduced in whole or part without her written permission.

Names in Order of Appearance in Original Document

House-hold

#

First Name

Father’s Name

Age

Relation to Household Head

Name applied to Household
(not necessarily a hereditary surname)

New Residence/ Landlord of applicant

Previous Residence/
Landlord of applicant

Previous Kahal of applicant

1

Shmoyla

Yankel

55

head

YANKELYOVSKY

village Etvez, Svoyatichskaya parafiya/ Count Rdumovsky

Native of village Svoyatichi Novogrudok povet / Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Slova

ng

50

Shmoyla's wife

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Binka

Shmoyla

35

Shmoyla's son

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Sora

ng

30

Shmoyla's son Binka's wife

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Girsh

Binka

10

Shmoyla's son Binka’s son

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Gisya

Binka

12

Shmoyla's son Binka's dtr

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Rivka

Binka

5

Shmoyla's son Binka's dtr

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Leiba

Shmoyla

25

Shmoyla's son

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Estera

ng

27

Shmoyla's son Leiba's wife

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Gisya-Elka ?

Leiba

10

Shmoyla's son Leiba's dtr

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Itka

Leiba

1

Shmoyla's son Leiba's dtr

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Yedko

Shmoyla

22

Shmoyla's son

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Beilya

ng

21

Shmoyla's son Yedko's wife

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

1

Leya

Yedko

1

Shmoyla's son Yedko's dtr

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez/ Rdumovsky

Svoyatichi/

Obukhovich

Stvolovichi

2

Volf

Leiba

40

head

SHAKHNOVICH

village Darevo, Darevskaya parafiya/ of priest (says Kanonik) Slonimsky

Resident Lyakhovichi left 12 yrs ago

Stvolovichi

2

Leya

ng

30

Volf’s wife

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo/Slonimsky

Lyakhovichi away 12 yrs

Stvolovichi

2

Shakhna

Volf

1

Volf’s son

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo/Slonimsky

Lyakhovichi away 12 yrs

Stvolovichi

2

Beilya

Volf

12

Volf’s dtr

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo/Slonimsky

Lyakhovichi away 12 yrs

Stvolovichi

2

Rokhlya

Volf

9

Volf’s dtr

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo/Slonimsky

Lyakhovichi away 12 yrs

Stvolovichi

2

Sora

Volf

5

Volf’s dtr

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo/Slonimsky

Lyakhovichi away 12 yrs

Stvolovichi

3

Borukh

Ovsey

60

head

DAREVSKY

village Darevo /priests (Ksenz Basileus Darevsky [of Basilica Darevo]

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Mindlya

ng

56

Borukh’s wife

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Yankel

Boruch

25

Borukh’s son

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Zelda

ng

30

Borukh’s son Yankel’s wife

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Slova

Yankel

10

Borukh’s son Yankel’s dtr

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Yenta

Yankel

5

Borukh’s son Yankel’s dtr

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Abram

Borukh

18

Borukh’s son

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Rasya

ng

20

Borukh’s son Abram's wife

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

3

Yenta

Abram

1

Borukh’s son Abram's daughter

DAREVSKY

Darevo/Basilica priests

Native of Darevo

Stvolovichi

4

Orel

Lemel

42

head

BORUDA

village Edlin/ landlord Sukhetsky

Native of Molchadi mestecko in Slonim povet, left as child

Stvolovichi, Novogrudok povet.

4

Khana

ng

20

Orel ’s wife [check age]

BORUDA

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Lemel

Orel

10

Orel 's son

BORUDA

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Braina

Orel

6

Orel ’s dtr

BORUDA

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Yosel

Khayim

20

Orel 's son-in-law

ROMANCHIK

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Malka

Orel

19

[ Orel’s dtr]; Yosel's wife

ROMANCHIK

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Itska

Leiba

16

Orel 's son-in-law

KORETS

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

4

Slova

Orel

16

[ Orel’s dtr]; Itska's wife

KORETS

Eidlin/ Sukhetsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

5

Yeda

Dovid

40

head

DUBINETS

village Dembin / landlord Volsky

Native Dembin

Stvolovichi

5

Eidlya

  ng

38

Yeda’s wife

DUBINETS

Dembin/Volsky

Dembin

Stvolovichi

6

Sholom

Dovid

43

head

DUBINETS

village Lozovitsi / landlord Chechot

Native Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Sosya

ng

41

Sholom's wife

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Yankel

Sholom

21

Sholom's son

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Ita

ng

10

Sholom's son Yankel's wife

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Dovid

Sholom

16

Sholom's son

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Perla

ng

15

Sholom's son Dovid's wife

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Movsha

Sholom

12

Sholom's son

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

6

Geina

ng

13

Sholom's son Movsha's wife

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi/Chechot

Lozovitsi

Stvolovichi

7

Girsh

Yosel

60

head

VEDZMYANYUK

village Vedzma/ landlord Lopata

Native mestechko Lyakhovichi where previously listed [in kahal?]

[Lyakhovichi kahal?]

7

Braina

ng

50

Girsh’s wife

VEDZMYANYUK

Vedzma/Lopata

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

8

Zelman

Leiba

40

head

DEMBINETS

village Korzheni / landlord Kinevich

Native mestechko Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

8

Khaya

ng

34

Zelman’s wife

DEMBINETS

Korzeni/Kinevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

8

Muska

Zelman

10

Zelman’s dtr

DEMBINETS

Korzeni/Kinevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

9

Girsh

Dovid

61

head

FOLVARKOVICH

village Verzh[…]roznya / landlord Merzheyevsky

Native of village Vedzma in Novogrudok povet /l andlord Lopata

Listed in revision list of Stvolovichi kahal

9

Sora

ng

47

Girsh’s wife

FOLVARKOVICH

Verzh***roznya/ Merzheyevsky

Vedzma/ Lopata

Stvolovichi

9

Dovid

Girsh

15

Girsh’s son

FOLVARKOVICH

Verzh***roznya/ Merzheyevsky

Vedzma/ Lopata

Stvolovichi

9

Rasya

Girsh

11

Girsh’s dtr

FOLVARKOVICH

Verzh***roznya/ Merzheyevsky

Vedzma/ Lopata

Stvolovichi

10

Volf

Movsha

28

head

GOLOVACH

village Golovichi / landlord Sherzheyevsky

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, ran away and returned in 1804

[Lyakhovichi kahal?]

10

Pesya

ng

24

Volf’s wife

GOLOVACH

village Golovichi / landlord Sherzheyevsky

husband native to Lyakhovichi returned 1804

Lyakhovichi kahal?

11

Sholom

Leizar

32

head

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

native of, village Sakunova Novogrudok povet / landlord Kunevich

In revision list of Stvolovichi kahal

11

Basya

ng

28

Sholom’s wife

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

11

Mordukh

Sholom

7

Sholom’s son

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

11

Estera

Sholom

5

Sholom’s dtr

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

11

Beilya

Sholom

2

Sholom’s dtr

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

12

Itska

Shaya

70

head

GOLDAVITSKY

village Konki / landlord Merzheyevsky

Native of mestechko Lyakhovichi in Slutsk povet, where listed in revision, moved here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

12

Sora

ng

60

Itska's wife

GOLDAVITSKY

Konki/ Merzheyevsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

12

Girsh

itska

24

Itska's son

GOLDAVITSKY

Konki/ Merzheyevsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

12

Basya

ng

21

Itska’s son Girsh’s wife

GOLDAVITSKY

Konki/ Merzheyevsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

13

Girsh

Leizer

50

head

KHVEDZYAK

village Sakuni / landlord Kunevich

Native of village iof Sakunova, Novogrudok povet /landlord Kunevich

written in revision list of Stvolovichi kahal

13

Sora

ng

47

Girsh’s wife

KHVEDZYAK

Sakuni/ Kunevich

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

13

Berka

Girsh

22

Girsh's son

KHVEDZYAK

Sakuni/ Kunevich

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

13

Estera

ng

20

Girsh’s son Berka's wife

KHVEDZYAK

Sakuni/ Kunevich

Sakunova/ Kunevich

Stvolovichi

14

Khayim

Yankel

50

head

TURKOVICH

village[Turka?] in Darevskaya parafiya / landlord Kunevich

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi which he left in 1794

Stvolovichi

14

Rava

  ng

49

Khayim's wife

TURKOVICH

Turka/Kunevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

14

Yankel

 Khayim

20

Khayim's son

TURKOVICH

Turka/Kunevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

14

Sara

  ng

15

Khayim’s son Yankel's wife

TURKOVICH

Turka/Kunevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

14

Pesya

Khayim

10

Khayim's dtr

TURKOVICH

Turka/Kunevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

14

Leya

Khayim

6

Khayim's dtr

TURKOVICH

Turka/Kunevich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

15

Eda

Beinus

65

head

NAGORNANSKY

village Nagornaya / landlord Protasevich

Native to Nedzvedits in Slutsk povet

Stvolovichi

15

Estera

ng

45

Eda’s wife

NAGORNANSKY

Nagornaya/ Protasevich

Nedzevdeits

Stvolovichi

15

Beinus

Eda

20

Eda’s son

NAGORNANSKY

Nagornaya/ Protasevich

Nedzevdeits

Stvolovichi

15

Sara

Eda

4

Eda’s dtr

NAGORNANSKY

Nagornaya/ Protasevich

Nedzevdeits

Stvolovichi

16

Leizer

Shakhna

28

head

GIROVICH

village Giravi of priest (Kanonik) Slonimsky

Native to Nedzvedits in Slutsk povet, listed there in Revision, moved here [Lyakhovichi] 1803

[Nedzevdeits?]

16

Matlya

ng

24

Leizer’s wife

GIROVICH

Giravi/Slonimsky

Nedzevdeits

[Nedzevdeits?]

16

Leya

Leizer

6

Leizer’s dtr

GIROVICH

Giravi/Slonimsky

Nedzevdeits

[Nedzevdeits?]

17

Nason

Dovid

46

head

DUBINETS

village Dubovo / plebaniya(?) [DGG-parafiya] Darevskaya

native of village Vedzma, Novogrudok povet

in revision list of Stvolovichi kahal

17

Rokhlya

  ng

45

Noson’s wife

DUBINETS

Dubovo/ plebaniya Darevskaya

Vedzma

Stvolovichi

18

Itsko

Rubin

25

head

BUSEL

village Dubovo (in parafiya Darevskaya) / priest Slonimsky

Native of village Odakhovshchizna Novogrudok povet / of landlord Rdultovsky

listed in revision list of Stvolovichi kahal

18

Genya

  ng

23

Itsko’s wife

BUSEL

Dubovo/Slonimsky

Odakhovshchizna / Rdultovsky

Stvolovichi

18

Frada

 Itsko

3

Itsko’s dtr

BUSEL

Dubovo/Slonimsky

Odakhovshchizna / Rdultovsky

Stvolovichi

19

Gershon

Izroel

32

head

NEKHEMI

village Lavrinovichi / landlord Udultovsky(?)

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

19

Khaya

ng

30

Gershon’s wife

NEKHEMI

Lavrinovichi/ Udultovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

19

Pinkhus

Gershon

9

Gershon’s son

NEKHEMI

Lavrinovichi/ Udultovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

19

Chernya

Gershon

8

Gershon’s dtr

NEKHEMI

Lavrinovichi/ Udultovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

19

Tsyra

Gershon

4

Gershon’s dtr

NEKHEMI

Lavrinovichi/ Udultovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

20

Yosel

Leiba

30

head

YOSELYOVSKY

village Ekimovichi plebanyia(?) Darevskaya

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

20

Freida

ng

35

Yosel’s wife

YOSELYOVSKY

Ekimovichi

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

20

Mushka

Yosel

3

Yosel’s dtr

YOSELYOVSKY

Ekimovichi

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

20

Estera

Yosel

1

Yosel’s dtr

YOSELYOVSKY

Ekimovichi

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

21

Peisakh

Izroel

30

head

PEISAKHOVICH

village Zabrodz of landlord Vorotitsky(?)

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

21

Vara (Sara?)

ng

25

Pesakh’s wife

PEISAKHOVICH

Zabrodz/Vorotitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

21

Yenta

Pesakh

8

Pesakh’s dtr

PEISAKHOVICH

Zabrodz/Vorotitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

22

Yankel

Shimkha

30

head

MOLCHADZKY

village Zabrodz / priest Slonimsky

mestechko Molchadi in Slonim povet

Stvolovichi

22

Chernya

ng

32

Yankel’s wife

MOLCHADZKY

Zabrodz/Slonimsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

22

Mikhel

Yankel

10

Yankel’s son

MOLCHADZKY

Zabrodz/Slonimsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

22

Rivka

Yankel

1

Yankel’s dtr

MOLCHADZKY

Zabrodz/Slonimsky

Molchadi

Stvolovichi

23

Shimon

Shander

60

head

SHIMONOVICH

village Budovlya in parafiya Darevskaya/ landlord Charkovsky

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi which he left in 1793

Stvolovichi

23

Dvora

 ng

60

Shimon’s wife

SHIMONOVICH

Budovlya/Charkofsky

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

24

Matys

Shander

36

head

SHIMONOVICH

village Kovali / landlord Sukhitsky

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

24

Feiga

ng

30

Matys’ wife

SHIMONOVICH

Kovali/Sukhitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

24

Rokhlya

Matys

7

Matys’ dtr

SHIMONOVICH

Kovali/Sukhitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

24

Eska

Matys

4

Matys’ dtr

SHIMONOVICH

Kovali/Sukhitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

25

Itsko

Leiba

30

head

YANKELYOVICH

village Kroglyano/ landlord Lopata

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

 

25

Khaya

ng

30

Itsko’s wife

YANKELYOVICH

Kroglyano/ Lopata

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

25

Ovsey

Itsko

6

Itsko’s son

YANKELYOVICH

Kroglyano/ Lopata

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

25

Khana

Itsko

8

Itsko’s dtr

YANKELYOVICH

Kroglyano/ Lopata

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

26

Shlyoma

Movsha

56

head

EPSHTEL

village Ostrov Krivoninskaya parafiya / Count Tyzengauz

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, left it 16 years ago, returned here in 1800 from mestechko Zabludovo on Prussian border,

[Zabludovo near Prussia?]

26

Khaya

ng

50

Shlyoma's wife

EPSHTEL

Ostrov/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi + Zabludovo

[Zabludovo?]

26

Berka

Shlyoma

19

Shlyoma's son

EPSHTEL

Ostrov/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi + Zabludovo

[Zabludovo?]

26

Sora

ng

17

Son Berka's wife

EPSHTEL

Ostrov/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi + Zabludovo

[Zabludovo?]

26

Shepshel

Girsh

19

Shlyoma's son-in-law

EPSHTEL

Ostrov/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi + Zabludovo

[Zabludovo?]

26

Malka

  Shlyoma

18

[Shlyona’s dtr]; Shepshel's wife

EPSHTEL

Ostrov/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi + Zabludovo

[Zabludovo?]

27

Shlyoma

Khayim

60

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

No place listed, he is a liquer maker

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, returned here in 1804

Lyakhovichi

27

Khaya

ng

50

Shlyoma’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

None given

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Leiba

Nokhim

50

head

BERKOVICH

village Zavinya in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya /Count Tyzengauz

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed with his family, [living] from 1796,

Lyakhovichi

28

Estera

ng

47

Leiba's wife

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Leizer

Perets

25

Leiba's son-in-law

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Bunya

  ng

25

Son Leizer's wife

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Shlyoma

Berka

22

Leiba's son-in-law

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Basya

ng

20

[Leiba’s dtr] Shlyoma's wife

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

28

Zlata

Shlyoma

2

[Leiba’s granddtr] Shlyoma's daughter

BERKOVICH

Zavinya/Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

29

Gabriel

Manus

35

Head

BERKOVICH

village Shcherbinovo /Count Tyzengauz

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed

Lyakhovichi

29

Khasya

  ng

40

Gabriel’s wife

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo /Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

29

Zlata

  Gabriel

8

Gabriel’s dtr

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo /Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

29

Benus

Isar

42

Gabriel’s nephew

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo /Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

29

Khasya

  ng

18

Gabriel’s nephew’s wife

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo /Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

29

Sara

  Benus

2

Gabriel’s nephew’s dtr

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo /Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

30

Meyer

Movsha

60

head

BUSEL

village Lapnitsy(?) / landlord Symonovich

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, that left 30 years ago

was listed in revision lists of Stvolovichi kahal

30

Itka

ng

50

Meyer's wife

BUSEL

Lapnitsy/ Symonovich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

30

Leizer

Meyer

24

Meyer's son

BUSEL

Lapnitsy/ Symonovich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

30

Malka

ng

21

Son Leizer's wife

BUSEL

Lapnitsy/ Symonovich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

30

Merlya

Leizer

7

Son Leizer's daughter

BUSEL

Lapnitsy/ Symonovich

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

31

Girsh

Nokhim

58

head

BERKOVICH

village Gorodishche in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya / landlord Bukhovetsky

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi Slutsk povet; was listed in Stvolovich kahal and

came from mestechko Pogost of Pinsk povet in 1803

was listed in revision lists of Stvolovich kahal

31

Zhelda

  ng

53

Girsh's wife

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Gershon

  Girsh

28

Girsh's son

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Minka

  ng

24

Girsh’s son Gershon's wife

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Khaya

  Gershon

4

Girsh’s son Gershon's daughter

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Shimel

Leizar

21

Girsh's son-in-law

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Leya

  Girsh

20

[Girsh’s dtr] Shimel's wife

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

31

Keilya

 Shimel

1

[Girsh’s grandtr] Shimel's daughter

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi +Stvolovich+ Pogost

Stvolovichi

32

Itsko

Abram

49

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

village Utsosy / landlord Tyzengauz

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, in village … from 1799

was listed in revision lists of Stvolovich kahal,

32

Nakhama

ng

47

Itsko's wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

32

Gershon

Itsko

23

Itsko's son

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

32

Shifra

ng

20

Itsko's son Gershon's wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

32

Gita

Gershon

1

Itsko's son Gershon's daughter

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

32

Pesya

Itsko

9

Itsko's daughter

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

32

Khaya

Itsko

6

Itsko's daughter

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy / Tyzengauz

Lyakhovichi+ illeg village+ Stvolovichi

Stvolovichi

33

Yosel

Yankel

29

head

BUSEL

village Posokoly / landlord Bukhovitsky

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists

Lyakhovichi

33

Khana

ng

28

Yosel’s wife

BUSEL

Posokoly / Bukhovitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

33

Yenta

Yosel

3

Yosel’sdtr

BUSEL

Posokoly / Bukhovitsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

34

Evel

Sholom

41

head

SVOYATITSKY

village Gorodishche in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya / landlord Bukhovetsky

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists, returned in 1802

Lyakhovichi

34

Estera

ng

37

wife

SVOYATITSKY

Gorodische/ Bukhovetsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

35

Leiba

Mordukh

15

head

NONE

No new residence is proposed.

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed, now lives in a village Bolottsy (in parafia Negnevitskay) of Count Khrebtovich [in the household] of Eveliovich a Jew, as a farm laborer from 1802

Lyakhovichi?

36

Itsko

Movsha

30

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

liqueur maker in the village Zhukhovichi in Mirskaya parafiya of prince Dominik Rad[z]ivil at Jew Aron Leibovich (a manager?) a leaseholder?

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi where was listed in revision lists, left in 1803

Lyakhovcihi

36

Basya

  ng

24

Itsko’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Zhukhovichi/ Radzviwill

Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

36

Girsh

Movsha

20

Itsko's laborer

LYAKHOVITSKY

Zhukhovichi/ Radzviwill

Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

37

Movsha

Girsh

40

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

estate Nedzvedki of landlord Domenka

“stay in the afore mentioned estate- [presumably estate Nedzvedki of landlord Domenka]

 

37

Sheina

ng

30

Movsha’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Nedzvedki/ Domenka

Nedzvedki/ Domenka

Not given

37

Berka

Movsha

12

Movsha’s son

LYAKHOVITSKY

Nedzvedki/ Domenka

Nedzvedki/ Domenka

Not given

38

Shloma

Dovid

44

head

CHERNIKHOVSKY

village Usha in Mirskaya parafiya /Prince Radzvil

residents of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where were listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1797

Lyakhovichi

38

Minka

ng

30

Shloma's wife

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Dovid

Shloma

18

Shloma's son

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Shifra

ng

18

Shloma’s son Dovid's wife

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Movsha

Shloma

6

Shloma's son

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Tsalka

Shloma

22

Shloma's son

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Sora

ng

20

Shloma’s son Tsalka's wife

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Basya

Tsalka

1

Shloma’s son Tsalka's daughter

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Riva

Shloma

12

Shloma's daughter

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

38

Rokha

Shloma

8

Shloma's daughter

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha/Radziwill

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

39

Ariya

Ovsey

24

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

village Vichpary of Prince Rad[z]ivil

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1801

Lyakhovichi

39

Freida

  ng

22

Ariya’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Vichpary/Radziwil

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

39

Feiga

  Ariya

5

Ariya’s dtr

LYAKHOVITSKY

Vichpary/Radziwil

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

39

Chernya

  Ariya

1

Ariya’s dtr

LYAKHOVITSKY

Vichpary/Radziwil

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

40

Berko

Itsko

26

head

ABRAMOVICH

village Lysitsy of landlord Razvodovsky

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1804,

 

40

Khaya

ng

22

Berko’s wife

ABRAMOVICH

Lysitsy/ Razvodovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

40

Kailya

Berko

1

Berko’s dtr

ABRAMOVICH

Lysitsy/ Razvodovsky

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

41

Benas

Aron

35

head

SNOVSKY

the village Maloedy (“little to eat [place]")Snovskaya parafiya/ landlord Obukhovich

residents of mestechko Snov Novogrudok povet where were listed in revision lists and now wish to resettle to mestechko Lyakhovichi, where already own a house

 

41

Nakhama

ng

24

Benas’ wife

SNOVSKY

Maloedy/ Obukhovich

Snov+ Lyakhovichi

Snov

41

Leizar

Benas

6

Benas’ son

SNOVSKY

Maloedy/ Obukhovich

Snov+ Lyakhovichi

Snov

41

Rivka

ng

15

Benas' hireling

SNOVSKY

Maloedy/ Obukhovich

Snov+ Lyakhovichi

Snov

42

Yosel

Valf

40

head

EPSHTEN

village Podlesniki in Kroshinskaya parafiya / landlord Sokolovich

native of town of Pinsk, was listed in mestechko Lyakhovichi revision list … year,

 

42

Leya

ng

37

Yosel's wife

EPSHTEN

Podlesniki/ Sokolovich

Pinsk +Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

42

Shevel

Yosel

19

Yosel's son

EPSHTEN

Podlesniki/ Sokolovich

Pinsk +Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

42

Rokhlya

ng

17

Yosel's son Shevel's wife

EPSHTEN

Podlesniki/ Sokolovich

Pinsk +Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

42

Rivka

Yosel

11

Yosel's daughter

EPSHTEN

Podlesniki/ Sokolovich

Pinsk +Lyakhovcihi

Lyakhovcihi

43

Leizer

Girsh

27

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

Now in Polonechka at home of Gershon Borukovich

these Jews now staying in this povet, in mestechko Polonechka, with Gershon Borukhovich a Jew; announce that they were residents of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where they were listed in revision lists, left it in 1804

Lyakhovichi

43

Rokhlya

ng

19

Leizer’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Polonechka

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

43

Girsh

Leizer

1

Leizer’s son

LYAKHOVITSKY

Polonechka

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

44

Girsh

Yosel

52

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

village Beshki (or Balki) Voronchanskaya parafiya / landlord Stengauz

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, checked off in 1794, was listed in revision lists of this povet, mestechko Tsirin kahal,

Tsirin kahal

44

Liba

ng

50

Girsh's wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Bshki or Balki/ Stengauz

Lyakhovichi+ Tsirin

Tsirin

44

Khayim

Girsh

25

Girsh's son

LYAKHOVITSKY

Bshki or Balki/ Stengauz

Lyakhovichi+ Tsirin

Tsirin

44

Estera

ng

20

Khayim's wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Bshki or Balki/ Stengauz

Lyakhovichi+ Tsirin

Tsirin

44

Dvora

Khayim?

4

Girsh’s son Khayim's(?) daughter

LYAKHOVITSKY

Bshki or Balki/ Stengauz

Lyakhovichi+ Tsirin

Tsirin

44

Zelda

Khayim?

2

Girsh’s son Khayim's(?) daughter

LYAKHOVITSKY

Bshki or Balki/ Stengauz

Lyakhovichi+ Tsirin

Tsirin

45

Avraam

Leiba

45?

head

ZAOSKY

village Zaosye in Gorodokskaya parafiya

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, checked off in 1797, and now decide to resettle

Lyakhovichi?

45

Sheina

ng

24

wife

ZAOSKY

Zaosye/

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi?

45

Daikha?

Avraam

5

Avraam’s dtr

ZAOSKY

Zaosye/

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi?

45

Gidlya

Avraam

3

Avraam’s dtr

ZAOSKY

Zaosye/

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi?

46

Kalman

Edel

40

head

VALNYANSKY

village Zazery / landlord Baranovich

native of Novogrudok povet, village Volnaya of landlord S., listed in revision list of Lyakhovichi kahal,

Lyakhovichi

46

Liba

ng

37

Kalman’s wife

VALNYANSKY

Zazery/Baranovich

Volnaya

Lyakhovcihi

46

Khaya

Kalman

5

Kalman’s dtr

VALNYANSKY

Zazery/Baranovich

Volnaya

Lyakhovcihi

47

Ovsey

Asar

50

head

PEISAKHOVICH

Voly in Myskaya parafiya (today’s Novo Mysh) /Count Nesyolovsky

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi, leave it about 20 years ago, was listed in the kahal of mestechko Mys [Novaya Mysh] revision list,

Mysh kahal

47

Freida

ng

40

Ovsey’s wife

PEISAKHOVICH

Voly/ Nesyolovsky

Lyakhovichi

Mysh kahal

47

Estera

Ovsey

12

Ovsey’s dtr

PEISAKHOVICH

Voly/ Nesyolovsky

Lyakhovichi

Mysh kahal

48

Yosel

Itsko

55

head

VOLOKHOVSKY

village Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

resident of village Darevna(?) Novogrudok povet, was listed in Mys kahal revision list, and now with his family arrived from mestechko Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Khana

  ng

56

Yosel's wife

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Itsko

 Yosel

30

Yosel's son

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Dvora

  ng

28

Yosel's son Itsko's wife

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Basya

  Itsko

10

Yosel's son Itsko's daughter

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Kleina?

  Itsko

5

Yosel's son Itsko's daughter

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Faivish

 Yosel

20

Yosel's son

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Yenta

  ng

22

Yosel's son Faivish's wife

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Sora

  Faivish

1

Yosel's son Faivish's daughter

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Mordukh

  Yosel

9

Yosel's son

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Zalman

Giley

20

Yosel's son-in-law

TURZHETSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

48

Nakhama

Yosel

17

[Yosel’s dtr] Zalman's wife

TURZHETSKY

Luki/ Vilno Seminarium

Darevna+ Mysh+ Turets

Mysh kahal

49

Ovsey

Perets

30

head

LYAKHOVITSKY

village Gribovtsy / Vilno Seminarium

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1802,

Lyakovichi

49

Riva

ng

25

Ovsey’s wife

LYAKHOVITSKY

Gribovtsy / Vilno Seminarium

Lyakovichi

Lyakovichi

49

Menya

Ovsey

7

Ovsey’s dtr

LYAKHOVITSKY

Gribovtsy / Vilno Seminarium

Lyakovichi

Lyakovichi

50

Mishel

Berka

30

head

MESHELYOVICH

village Novosidki / Count Nesyolovsky

native of mestechko Mysh Novogrudok povet, was listed in mestechko Lyakhovichi revision list by that time residents, arrived here in 1801

Lyakovichi

50

Dvora

ng

31

Mishel’s wife

MESHELYOVICH

Novosidki / Nesyolovsky

Mysh

Lyakovichi

51

Abram

Volf

40

head

BOGUSHETS

village Bogushi of Vilno Seminarium

native of mestechko Lyakhovichi. in revision lists of Stvolovichi kahal and now siwhes to move to mestechko Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

51

Chernya

ng

34

Abram’s wife

BOGUSHETS

Bogushi/Vilno Seminary

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

51

Movsha

Abram

8

Abram’s son

BOGUSHETS

Bogushi/Vilno Seminary

Lyakhovichi

Stvolovichi

52

Berko

Orel

20

head

ZVEDZITSKI

village Mlynki in Myskaya parafiya /Vilno Seminarium

resident of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in November of 1805,

Lyakhovichi

52

Merlya

ng

18

Berko’s wife

ZVEDZITSKI

Mlynki/Vilno Seminarium

Lyakhovichi

Lyakhovichi

NONE

ng

Evel?

ng

Cited in record of Leiba son of Morduch houehold # 35

Eveliovich, a Jew

Evilovich, a Jew, employs Leiba son of Mordukh age 15 as a farm laborer from 1802 through date of this record in 1805

Currently lives in village Bolottsy (in parafia Negnevitskay) of Count Khrebtovich

Lyakhovichi?

NONE

Aron

Leib?

ng

Cited in record of Itsko son of Movsha household #36

Leibovich, a Jew

Aron Leibovich, a Jew, is where [as innkeeper? Leasheolder? Manager?] Itsko Movsha Lyakhovitsky works as a liquor maker

Currently lives in village Zhukhovichi in Mirskaya parafiya of prince Dominik Rad[z]ivil

Not clear

NONE

Gershon

Borukh

ng

Cited in record of Leizer son of Girsh household #43

Borukhovich, a Jew

Gershon Boruhkovich, a Jew, provides a residence to Leizer son of Girsh and family who were previously residents of Lyakhovichi

Currently lives in mestchechko Polonecha where the family of Leizer son of Girsh lives with him

Not clear








 

 




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"Registry of Meschanin Lyakhovichi
Taverners List 1805"
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This original nineteenth century document is a list whose internal content has been identified as a registry of those seeking to operate taverns in the Lyakhovichi area and to be registered as townsmen with the status of “meschanin Lyakovichi.” Most often translated as "petit borgeouis", meschanin was a recognized economic status with privileges in Imperial Russia. The manuscript reports events happening as late as November 1805 and so was completed after that date. There are 234 Jews named in this document; 52 were primary applicants, 3 were Jews named in descriptive text, the remainder were family of the primary applicants including 2 servants.

The Household Number is an item original to the document, not created in the making of the table, but it was simply an order of enumeration and there is no evidence that it was transfered to subsequent documents by officials or the applicants. Families were ordered in the document under the name of the actual applicant for the privilege. Further handling of the data has suggested some reasons that some families were recorded following others, but this first table just presents the original content, with additional iterations to follow on this page. In the interest of making a comfortable flow through the data and loading of the page, the main table (in the center of this page) is complete with all information provided in the original, but the subsequent tabulations are abridged to just the columns most relevant to their topic. You can find each person listed in this document, also filed alphabetically by first name and again by the purported family name, on our Lyakhovichi Shtetl Surname Index which has grown to 11 pages. Information collected, by reorganizing information by "father's name," has been incorporated into a table that provides surprising new insights on our "Fathers of Lyakhovichi" pages, which again have been divided for manageability. This column features two additional tables : the first listing heads of households by former residence, and the second, by the place these applicants are requesting to live in 1805.

A householder applying to be registered as “meschanin” was required to list all those resident in their home and this included grown children and the spouses and children of those grown children. There were many reasons (see note in Neville Lamdan's article in the center of this page) to not include people who would be eligible, but the table and analysis presented here, simply informs us of those who were reported present. The actual document specifies the relation of wife, son, daughter, and son-in-law. A householder with grown children might have other people in the house whose relation would be given in terms of their relation to that grown child. For clarity in this document, the further relation to the householder was added by the webmaster. For example, in the first listing: Shmoyla son of Yankel is the head of household and there are thirteen other people included in this family unit. A son Binka is specified in the original record to be Shmoyla’s son. A woman named Sora is listed as “Binka’s wife.” The webmaster has reported it as “Shmoyla’s son Binka’s wife.” I have included actual pages from the registry so you can examine the original and rely on the language and handwriting interpretation skills of your own experts.

The "Family Name" applied to the household, as pointed out in Dr. Lamdan’s article, was clearly in flux at this point in time. Very few of the names reported here were still in use in the 1816 and 1819 Revision Lists though there are more individuals who clearly show up both here and in those next-decade documents. However, the names do offer some interesting insights.

There are twelve or thirteen separate families where the Family Name is in the form of a patronymic but it is not the patronymic of the head of household. (The discrepancy is because one might be a location-based name, or toponyn, rather than a patronymic.) Running through the permutations of the table, it was an interesting finding that these specific names were all owned by long time Lyakhovichi residents and one native of nearby Mysh.

Berko son of Itsko ABRAMOVICH (from Lyakhovichi )
Leiba son of Nokhem BERKOVICH (from Lyakhovichi)
Gabriel son of Manus BERKOVICH (from Lyakhovichi)
Girsh son of Nokhem BERKOVICH (from Lyakhovichi)
Mishel son of Berka MESHELOVICH (from Mysh)
Gershon son of Izroel NEKHEMI (from Lyakhovichi)
Peisakh son of Izroel PESAKHOVICH (Lyakhovichi native)
Ovsey son of Aser PESAKHOVICH (Lyakhovichi native)
Volf son of Leiba SHAKHNOVICH (from Lyakhovichi)
Matys son of Shander SHIMONOVICH (Lyakhovichi native)
Shimon son of Shander SHIMONOVICH (Lyakhovichi native)
Itsko son of Leiba YANKELOVICH (Lyakhovichi native)
Yosel son of Leiba YOSELOVSKY – could be a toponyn also (Lyakhovichi native)

Another group of applicants are referred to with family names that reflect a recent residence – DAREVSKY of Darevo, SNOVSKY of Snov, VEDZMYANYUK of Vedzma, et al. But there are 8 households whose “family names” may reflect older migrations, as the town name does not appear in their recent or upcoming residences.

Shloma son of David CHERNIKOVSKY
Zelman son of Leiba DEMBINETS (Dembin is a local village in which another applicant was seeking residence )
Girsh son of David FOLVARKOVICH
Itsa son of Shaya GOLDAVITSKY
Girsh son of Leizer KHVEDZYAK – this one is a harder call. There is another applicant called "Sholom son of Leizer", from the same hometown of Sakunova as Girsh son of Leizer, who was seeking permission to live in Khvedzyaki village. So both men may have been part of a single family with ties to that community. But the finding validates the use of these surnames to learn more about individual families.
Evel son of Sholom SVOYATITSKY
Yosel son of Itsko VOLKHOVSKY
Berko son of Orel ZVEDZITSKI

Seven families use the toponyn, LYAKHOVITSKY or LACHOVITSKY, which would seem to be counter-intuitive to our understanding of name formation. A person usually has to have moved away from a town to be called by its name as an identifier. Moishe of Lechovich is not very descriptive in a town where everybody could be called “of Lechovich.” But formatting the information in these tables, has again provided the resolution to the problem. Six of the seven holders were men who had lived in Lyakhovichi and then moved away. Each is cited with the year of their move and how long they have been back. Only one, who appears to be an estate laborer in the nearby modern community of Medevedichi (then Nedzvediki) does not have Lyakhovichi antecedants cited, but a pattern is clearly established for these others. That last man's listing is somewhat abbreviated and may have also been that of a Lyakovichi native who moved away. So the names may have come into usage when they were men from Lyakhovichi in other towns.

Girsh son of Yosel LYAKHOVITSKY (Lyakhovichi native who left in 1794 and lived in Tsirin kahal)
Itsko son of Abram LYAKHOVITSKY (Lyakhovichi native who was living in other village from 1799)
Itsko son of Moshe LYAKHOVITSKY (Long time Lyakhovichi resident who was in pre-1803 revision lists, left in 1803)
Ovsey son of Perets LYAKHOVITSKY (Lyakhovichi resident, in revision lists, arrived here 1802)
Aryia son of Ovsey LYAKHOVITSKY (Lyakhovichi resident, in revision lists, arrived here 1801)
Shlyoma son of Khaim LYAKHOVITSKY (Lyakhovichi resident, in revision lists, moved away and returned here 1804)
Mowsha son of Girsh (Resident on estate Nedzvediki, no Lyakhovichi connection cited)

The requested residences (where the applicant desired to live and the name of the approving landlord) have been standardized in format so they can be searched as were the past residences and the previous kahal in which the applicant was registered. Many of the entries specify that the person was previously listed in the kahal of a particular town. I have also noted in that column if it specifies that they were recorded in the revision lists of that place. The translator put the note that the jurisdiction “parafiya” we find in this column, means volost. Though the note was provided in each instance, I am replacing it here with this single note. Volost, in turn, was a later Russian administrative unit for a “township” which united several villages jurisdictionally.

This list includes in its index, three Jews named in the body of the report who were not applicants or their families. They were cited as the current employer or residence of different applicants, so we find “Evelovich, a Jew”, Aron Leibovich a Jew, and Gershon Borukhovich, a Jew.

The main table, in the center of this page, is a recompilation of the material assembled in the year 2000 by the Lyakhovichi Research group. In addition to the father’s names originally provided for the 52 applicants, I have entered a father’s name wherever the information was provided descriptively. For example in household number 1 with its 14 individual members, only one had a patronymic provided in the record but ten members were listed in the content in terms of their relationships to their fathers. Now the listing of these fourteen provides ten patronymics provided in the source and not previously reported.

We need your help. Where are the records of Stvolovichi kahal? When the Jewish community of Lyakhovichi responded to the crises of the dissolution of the Polish/Lithuanian state in the 1790s by taking up residence in Stvolovichi, what were their incentives? What attracted them to return? What portion of the community followed that path both in their departure and return? If you have any information or suggestions for further research, please Contact us. Remember to put Lyakhovichi in the subject of the email.

Heads of Family Sorted by Previous Residence

House-hold

#

First Name

Father’s Name

Name applied to Household (not necessarily a hereditary surname)

Previous Residence/ Landlord of applicant

NONE

ng

Evel?

Eveliovich, a Jew

Bolottsy village (in parafia Negnevitskay) of Count Khrebtovich Currently lives there

48

Yosel

Itsko

VOLOKHOVSKY

Darevna(?) village Novogrudok povet resident, was listed in Mys kahal revision list, and now with his family arrived from mestechko Turets

3

Borukh

Ovsey

DAREVSKY

Darevo native

5

Yeda

Dovid

DUBINETS

Dembin native

6

Sholom

Dovid

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi Native

12

Itska

Shaya

GOLDAVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko in Slutsk povet native, where listed in revision, moved here in 1804

8

Zelman

Leiba

DEMBINETS

Lyakhovichi mestechko native

30

Meyer

Movsha

BUSEL

Lyakhovichi mestechko native that left 30 years ago

7

Girsh

Yosel

VEDZMYANYUK

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where previously listed [in kahal?]

28

Leiba

Nokhim

BERKOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where was listed with his family, [living] from 1796,

20

Yosel

Leiba

YOSELYOVSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where was listed, returned here in 1804

24

Matys

Shander

SHIMONOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where was listed, returned here in 1804

19

Gershon

Izroel

NEKHEMI

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where was listed, returned here in 1804

21

Peisakh

Izroel

PEISAKHOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native where was listed, returned here in 1804

14

Khayim

Yankel

TURKOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who left in 1794

23

Shimon

Shander

SHIMONOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who left in 1793

47

Ovsey

Asar

PEISAKHOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who left it about 20 years ago, was listed in the kahal of mestechko Mys [Novaya Mysh] revision list,

10

Volf

Movsha

GOLOVACH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who ran away and returned in 1804

44

Girsh

Yosel

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who was checked off in 1794, was listed in revision lists of this povet, mestechko Tsirin kahal,

45

Avraam

Leiba

ZAOSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who was checked off in 1797, and now decide to resettle

32

Itsko

Abram

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who was in village ___ … from 1799

26

Shlyoma

Movsha

EPSHTEL

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who where was listed, left it 16 years ago, returned here in 1800 from mestechko Zabludovo on Prussian border,

25

Itsko

Leiba

YANKELYOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko native who where was listed, returned here in 1804

36

Itsko

Movsha

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident where was listed in revision lists, left in 1803

29

Gabriel

Manus

BERKOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed

34

Evel

Sholom

SVOYATITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists, returned in 1802

49

Ovsey

Perets

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1802,

40

Berko

Itsko

ABRAMOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1804,

52

Berko

Orel

ZVEDZITSKI

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in November of 1805,

33

Yosel

Yankel

BUSEL

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists

39

Ariya

Ovsey

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1801

35

Leiba

Mordukh

NONE

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed, now lives in a village Bolottsy (in parafia Negnevitskay) of Count Khrebtovich [in the household] of Eveliovich a Jew, as a farm laborer from 1802

27

Shlyoma

Khayim

LYAKHOVITSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko resident, where was listed, returned here in 1804

38

Shloma

Dovid

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Lyakhovichi mestechko residents, where were listed in revision lists, arrive here in 1797

31

Girsh

Nokhim

BERKOVICH

Lyakhovichi mestechko Slutsk povet native; was listed in Stvolovich kahal and

came from mestechko Pogost of Pinsk povet in 1803

2

Volf

Leiba

SHAKHNOVICH

Lyakhovichi resident; left 12 yrs ago

22

Yankel

Shimkha

MOLCHADZKY

Molchadi mestechko in Slonim povet

4

Orel

Lemel

BORUDA

Molchadi mestecko in Slonim povet native, left as child

50

Mishel

Berka

MESHELYOVICH

Mysh mestechko in Novogrudok povet, native, was listed in mestechko Lyakhovichi revision list by that time residents, arrived here in 1801

15

Eda

Beinus

NAGORNANSKY

Nedzvedits in Slutsk povet native

16

Leizer

Shakhna

GIROVICH

Nedzvedits in Slutsk povet native listed there in Revision, moved here [Lyakhovichi] 1803

37

Movsha

Girsh

LYAKHOVITSKY

Nedzvedki estate of landlord Domenka (“stay in the afore mentioned estate- )

18

Itsko

Rubin

BUSEL

Odakhovshchizna village Novogrudok povet native/ of landlord Rdultovsky

42

Yosel

Valf

EPSHTEN

Pinsk town native, was listed in mestechko Lyakhovichi revision list … year,

NONE

Gershon

Borukh

Borukhovich, a Jew

Polonecha mestchechko currently where family of Leizer son of Girsh lives with him

13

Girsh

Leizer

KHVEDZYAK

Sakunova village, Novogrudok povet native / landlord Kunevich

11

Sholom

Leizar

KHVEDZYAK

Sakunova/ Kunevich

41

Benas

Aron

SNOVSKY

Snov mestechko Novogrudok povet residents where were listed in revision lists and now wish to resettle to mestechko Lyakhovichi, where already own a house

51

Abram

Volf

BOGUSHETS

Stvolovichi kahal - in revision lists of - and now wishes to move to mestechko Lyakhovichi

1

Shmoyla

Yankel

YANKELYOVSKY

Svoyatichi village Novogrudok povet native/ Obukhovich

43

Leizer

Girsh

LYAKHOVITSKY

these Jews now staying in this povet, in mestechko Polonechka, with Gershon Borukhovich a Jew; announce that they were residents of mestechko Lyakhovichi, where they were listed in revision lists, left it in 1804

9

Girsh

Dovid

FOLVARKOVICH

Vedzma village in Novogrudok povet - Native of / landlord Lopata

17

Nason

Dovid

DUBINETS

Vedzma village Novogrudok povet native

NONE

Aron

Leib?

Leibovich, a Jew

Zhukhovichi village in Mirskaya parafiya of prince Dominik Rad[z]ivil Currently lives there

 

 

Heads of Family Sorted by Desired New Residence

House-hold

#

First Name

Father’s Name

Name applied to Household

(not necessarily a hereditary surname)

New Residence/

Landlord of applicant

44

Girsh

Yosel

LYAKHOVITSKY

Beshki (or Balki) village inVoronchanskaya parafiya / landlord Stengauz

51

Abram

Volf

BOGUSHETS

Bogushi village of Vilno Seminarium

23

Shimon

Shander

SHIMONOVICH

Budovlya village in parafiya Darevskaya/ landlord Charkovsky

3

Borukh

Ovsey

DAREVSKY

Darevo village /priests (Ksenz Basileus Darevsky [of Basilica Darevo]

2

Volf

Leiba

SHAKHNOVICH

Darevo village, Darevskaya parafiya/ of priest (says Kanonik) Slonimsky

5

Yeda

Dovid

DUBINETS

Dembin village / landlord Volsky

18

Itsko

Rubin

BUSEL

Dubovo village (in parafiya Darevskaya) / priest Slonimsky

17

Nason

Dovid

DUBINETS

Dubovo village / plebaniya? Darevskaya

4

Orel

Lemel

BORUDA

Edlin village / landlord Sukhetsky

20

Yosel

Leiba

YOSELYOVSKY

Ekimovichi village plebanyia(?) Darevskaya

1

Shmoyla

Yankel

YANKELYOVSKY

Etvez village, Svoyatichskaya parafiya/ Count Rdumovsky

16

Leizer

Shakhna

GIROVICH

Giravi village of priest (Kanonik) Slonimsky

10

Volf

Movsha

GOLOVACH

Golovichi village / landlord Sherzheyevsky

31

Girsh

Nokhim

BERKOVICH

Gorodishche village in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya / landlord Bukhovetsky

34

Evel

Sholom

SVOYATITSKY

Gorodishche village in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya / landlord Bukhovetsky

49

Ovsey

Perets

LYAKHOVITSKY

Gribovtsy village / Vilno Seminarium

11

Sholom

Leizar

KHVEDZYAK

Khvedzyaki / Sherzheyevsky

12

Itska

Shaya

GOLDAVITSKY

Konki village / landlord Merzheyevsky

8

Zelman

Leiba

DEMBINETS

Korzheni village / landlord Kinevich

24

Matys

Shander

SHIMONOVICH

Kovali village / landlord Sukhitsky

25

Itsko

Leiba

YANKELYOVICH

Kroglyano village / landlord Lopata

30

Meyer

Movsha

BUSEL

Lapnitsy(?)village / landlord Symonovich

19

Gershon

Izroel

NEKHEMI

Lavrinovichi village / landlord Udultovsky(?)

36

Itsko

Movsha

LYAKHOVITSKY

liqueur maker in the village Zhukhovichi in Mirskaya parafiya of prince Dominik Rad[z]ivil at Jew Aron Leibovich (a manager?) a leaseholder?

6

Sholom

Dovid

DUBINETS

Lozovitsi village / landlord Chechot

48

Yosel

Itsko

VOLOKHOVSKY

Luki village / Vilno Seminarium

40

Berko

Itsko

ABRAMOVICH

Lysitsy village of landlord Razvodovsky

41

Benas

Aron

SNOVSKY

Maloedy village (“little to eat [place]")Snovskaya parafiya/ landlord Obukhovich

52

Berko

Orel

ZVEDZITSKI

Mlynki village in Myskaya parafiya /Vilno Seminarium

15

Eda

Beinus

NAGORNANSKY

Nagornaya village / landlord Protasevich

37

Movsha

Girsh

LYAKHOVITSKY

Nedzvedki estate of landlord Domenka

35

Leiba

Mordukh

NONE

No new residence is proposed.

27

Shlyoma

Khayim

LYAKHOVITSKY

No place listed, he is a liquer maker

50

Mishel

Berka

MESHELYOVICH

Novosidki village / Count Nesyolovsky

26

Shlyoma

Movsha

EPSHTEL

Ostrov village Krivoninskaya parafiya / Count Tyzengauz

42

Yosel

Valf

EPSHTEN

Podlesniki village in Kroshinskaya parafiya / landlord Sokolovich

43

Leizer

Girsh

LYAKHOVITSKY

now in Polonechka at home of Gershon Borukovich

33

Yosel

Yankel

BUSEL

Posokoly village / landlord Bukhovitsky

13

Girsh

Leizer

KHVEDZYAK

Sakuni village / landlord Kunevich

29

Gabriel

Manus

BERKOVICH

Shcherbinovo village /Count Tyzengauz

14

Khayim

Yankel

TURKOVICH

Turka? village in Darevskaya parafiya / landlord Kunevich

38

Shloma

Dovid

CHERNIKHOVSKY

Usha village in Mirskaya parafiya /Prince Radzvil

32

Itsko

Abram

LYAKHOVITSKY

Utsosy village / landlord Tyzengauz

7

Girsh

Yosel

VEDZMYANYUK

Vedzma village / landlord Lopata

9

Girsh

Dovid

FOLVARKOVICH

Verzh[…]roznya village / landlord Merzheyevsky

39

Ariya

Ovsey

LYAKHOVITSKY

Vichpary village of Prince Rad[z]ivil

47

Ovsey

Asar

PEISAKHOVICH

Voly in Myskaya parafiya (today’s Novo Mysh) /Count Nesyolovsky

22

Yankel

Shimkha

MOLCHADZKY

Zabrodz village / priest Slonimsky

21

Peisakh

Izroel

PEISAKHOVICH

Zabrodz village of landlord Vorotitsky(?)

45

Avraam

Leiba

ZAOSKY

Zaosye village in Gorodokskaya parafiya

28

Leiba

Nokhim

BERKOVICH

Zavinya village in Krzhivoninskaya parafiya /Count Tyzengauz

46

Kalman

Edel

VALNYANSKY

Zazery village / landlord Baranovich