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Lechovichers in Russian Military Records

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This 1915 picture from the Belarus National Museum of History and Culture is of an inspection in Lyakhovichi by Supreme Inspector Prince Yousopov and Count Soumarakov. The parade of 4 regiments occurred before the scheduled action at Molodechno. The Jewish community of Lyakhovichi had many soldiers in the Russian army in World War I, but it is not known how many home-town boys stood here in their great-coats that day.

Russian
Russian soldiers: Jews celebrating a Passover Seder in 1905
425,000 Jews served in the Russian Army between 1880 and 1909. The picture taken above was during the Russo-Japanese War.

The next picture belongs with Polish Records, but the continuity of subject matter is the point.
Jews of 27th Calvary gathered for 1925 Seder in Nesvizh

Russian Army High Holy dayw Services during Russo-Turk War 1877
High Holy Days Services during Russo-Turkish War, 1877
The military reforms of 1874 provided for Jewish services, allowance of state rabbis to function as chaplains, and other recognitions of Jewish life in the Russian Army. For the next forty years, Jewish life in the Russian Army would be officially recognized by the Czarist government. Some of the highest-decorated Jewish soldiers in the Imperial Russian Army were those who had served in the Russo-Turkish Wars.

Imperial Russian Military Documents of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

One of the best parts of working on the Lyakhovichi historical website, is the opportunity to read widely and correspond with authors knowledgeable across a broad base of interests. I searched recently for more information on the effective locating and use of Russian military records and in that process read several articles by Dr. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern. He has written material for Hebrew University's publication, Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe and he is quoted in a number of professional publications. He has compiled the article on Jews in the Russian Army for Yivo's encyclopedia project and has been working in the Russian Military Archives for the last nine years. I wrote to Dr. Petrovsky-Shtern with a list of questions and not only was he gracious and quickly responded, he did so in detail, even admidst the press of a new semester and a book deadline. He shared insights gained in his long usage of these archival materials and I have certainly profited from his suggestions.

One of the comments that he elaborated on for me will be helpful to each of us looking for details on the service of late nineteenth-century, early twentieth century, Russian Jewish soldiers. In 1874 Alexander II initated a reform of the conditions of military service. It was reduced to six years in length, Jewish soldiers were allowed to legally practice their faith (with many restrictions) and the policy of stationing soldiers long distances from their homes was ended. It was this last piece, of somewhat localized billeting, of which I was not aware, and asked for clarification. He answered:
After 1874 there was a general practice not to send recruits too far from home. Recruits from the Minsk province would serve in the Northwestern part of the Pale. The list of military districts at the end of the [nineteenth] century coincided with the provinces, you would then have fifteen in the Pale.
This means for Lyakhovichi researchers that we might expect to find our soldiers serving in the Baranovichi barracks, in Brest, and other nearby sites we will identify with your help. Researchers using Austro-Hungarian records have long had the advantage of fixed recruiting districts, if you knew the town where someone lived, you knew the possible units in which he might have served. Czarist Russia had no such system and it has always been a guessing game, where someone might have ended up. My great-grandmother's grandfather, taken as a Nikolai soldier from Khmelnik in today's Ukraina in the 1830s, served in the Caucasus mountain region, a very long way from home. But this new information sends us first to the Army regiments stationed in nearby communities to find Lyakhovichi men who served after 1874.

One of the more unique records investigated by Dr. Petrovsky-Shtern was a look at a ledger book, a pinkhas, of a Jewish Soldier's Society made up of actively serving enlisted men in the Briansk Regiment. The book covered the period from 1843-1893 and listed the members, discussed meetings, and had a section that documented appeals for support of the group by local rabbis. It is that last section that suggests the kind of records that might still be found for other Russian Jewish soldiers. Passover meals and High Holyday Services, and other ways a Jewish community could help its young men in Russian service, might still be documented in the records of the Jewish communities supporting the barracked regiments. If your soldier's unit can be identified, maybe the Jewish community's records have survived, maybe photos were taken, maybe letters about relevant events have survived. When you look at Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern's article on The Guardians of Faith (the Jewish soldier congregation), note that even that one stray set of records reported at least six Jews from our part of the Russian Empire: David b Yehuda Leib from Lubcha, Minsk province; Eliakim Getsel b Yakov from Mir, Minsk province; Shmuel ben Avraam Brzezin; Zev Wolf b Yosef from Jasionowka, Grodno; and closest to home - Zvi b David from Gorodishche.

Finding your Soldier's Regiment and Division
The most straight-forward way we have of finding this information is examining photos of family members in Russian uniform. The cap number is the regiment and the shoulder boards show the division number. Russian divisions and regiments were of great interest to military analysts in England in the nineteenth century and a full list of each is available. With enough data we can look for patterns of service, so send your photos here please!

The Baranovichi barracks Did you know that the Russian General Headquarters was located in Baranovichi until 1915, when during World War I, it was thought advisable to move it to the safety of Mogilev? I am looking for mentions of the Jewish soldiers stationed here in any letters, ledgers, rabbi memoirs, et al. Do you have suggestions for where I should look? Have you seen relevant remembrances, requests for funding, for matzot, for prayerbooks, anything we could learn from?

Newspaper Notices (Minsk Vedemosti)
Ordering Lyakhovichi Jews to Appear for the Draft

Located and Translated by the efforts of the Lyakhovichi Research Group

This table was compiled from three lists that were located in the Minsk Vedemosti, the Russian official newspaper of record for the guberniya. The 1890 list was in issue 88 on page 2 and was transliterated by Gary Palgon; the 1889 list was in issue 71 on page 1 and was transliterated by Gary Palgon and the 1880 list was in the month of May, no issue number available, no page number available. There is no appended notice with the 1890 listing. The 1889 notice says "Lyakhovichi Volost Administration requires that November 1 of this year 1889 have to come to the 4th draft office in Lyakhovichi people that included in Lyakhovichi draft list for this 1889 year to undergo age evaluation by appearance; particularly next Lyakhovichi community meshchane of Slutsk uyezd. . The 1880 says "Slutsk uyezd Draft Office announced that in the present year of 1880 by age shown from the census performed by Highest decree of October 2, 1874, as well as by Draft Office from appearance determined age, listed below people are ready to perform military duty; therefore they by articles 97 and 98 of military statute ought to obtain conscription registration certificates from responsible institution, particularly Slutsk [uyezd] Jewish Community. "
Gary Palgon has included this note:

  • The men in the list are Jews from Slutsk uyezd - Lyakhovichi
  • They have reached 21 by 1874 census data (family listing collection), but because many avoided census - it was common to state age by appearance.
  • They have to register at the draft office and get certificates to participate in draft lot casting.
  • So it was all men from Lyakhovichi who were 21 or who look 21. Of course some of them could have died or moved between 1874 and 1880. The Note B.A. for any person in the 1890 listing means that person was judged by an informant to the list maker, to be 21 by appearance. A question mark means that the researcher thought that there was a spelling error.


  • Note from the webmaster The following table has the names of 225 men who were thought to be 21 years or older and who were legally required to register for service or exemption from the town of Lyakhovichi. It also has the names of their fathers, 225 men who were old enough to have sons 21 years of age, though some of the fathers may not have been living at that time. Each of the men was specifically noted as being a legal resident of Lyakhovichi but because it was for each man, it has been omitted in this table.

    Surname

    First name

    Father

    Year

    Draft #

    ADUKHOFSKY

    Govsey

    Girshovichi

    1890

    101 B.A.

    ADUKHOFSKY

    Leiba

    Abramovich

    1890

    95 B.A.

    AGINSKY

    Itsko

    Leiba

    1880

    639

    AIZINSHTAT

    Meyer

    Zelikovich

    1890

    105 B.A.

    AIZINSHTAT

    Yankel-Movsha

    Shimanovich

    1890

    108 B.A.

    ANGILOVICH

    Dovid

    Shasvich

    1890

    21

    ARONCHIK

    Leizer

    Neftel?

    1880

    638

    BEDER

    Girsh

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    10

    BEGUN

    Borukh

    Nevakhovich previously reported as Hevakh

    1890

    69

    BEILIN

    Yankel

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    84

    BERKOVICH

    Yosel

    Sholom-Shakhna

    1880

    640

    BERKOVICH

    Nevakh

    Movsha

    1880

    644

    BERKOVICH

    Shevel

    Vulf

    1880

    645

    BERKOVICH

    Movsha

    Ellevich

    1890

    70

    BERKOVICH (SHAKHNET?)

    Yosel

    Sholom

    1880

    729

    BEVDA (!)

    Girsh

    Khaim

    1880

    647

    BIRGER

    Dovid

    Yoselvich

    1890

    59

    BIRGER

    Rubin

    Itskovich

    1890

    30

    BREADA?

    Shmuilo

    Khaimovich

    1890

    37

    BRESLAV

    Mordukh

    Movshevich

    1889

    18

    BREVDA

    Shlioma

    Itsko

    1880

    642

    BREVDA

    Evel

    Levkovich

    1880

    643

    BREVDA

    Shmuel

    Peisakh

    1880

    646

    BREVDA

    Dovid

    Shimenovich

    1889

    15

    BREVDA

    Mordukh

    Khaikelevich

    1889

    13

    BREVDA

    Yosel

    Movshevich

    1889

    20

    BREVDA

    Abram

    Girshovich

    1889

    6

    BREVDA

    Abram

    Khaikelvich

    1890

    4

    BREVDA

    Elya

    Yankelvich

    1890

    82

    BREVDA

    Itsko

    Evezevich

    1890

    8

    BREVDA

    Leiba

    Itskovich

    1890

    55

    BREVDA

    Movsha

    Yoselevich

    1890

    45

    BREVDA

    Shlyoma

    Leshkovich

    1890

    19

    BREVDA

    Yudel

    Abelevich

    1890

    35

    BREZINA

    Abram

    Evelevich

    1890

    46

    BREZINA

    Mikhel

    Shlyomovich

    1890

    25

    BREZINA

    Morduch

    Girshovich

    1890

    24

    BUDOVLYA

    Vulf

    Khaim

    1880

    641

    BUDOVLYA

    Yankel

    Khonon

    1880

    649

    BUDOVLYA

    Volf

    Aron

    1880

    650

    BUDOVLYA

    Abram

    Notovich

    1890

    94 B.A.

    BUDOVLYA

    Perets

    Nevakhovich

    1890

    85

    BUSEL

    Volf

    Movsha

    1880

    648

    BUSEL

    Yosel

    Meyerovich

    1889

    9

    BUSEL

    Anshel

    Dovidkovich

    1890

    36

    BUSEL

    Shlyoma

    Abramovich

    1890

    63

    BUSEL

    Sholom

    Meyerovich

    1890

    5

    BUSEL

    Yankel

    Itskovich

    1890

    62

    BUSEL

    Yosel

    Meyerovitch

    1890

    43

    BUSOL

    Iosel

    Srolevich

    1890

    27

    BUTENSKY

    Mikhel

    Berkovich

    1890

    41

    CHARNY

    Alram(!)

    Tevelevich

    1889

    22

    CHERNYI

    Abram-Yankel

    Zalman

    1880

    722

    DUBINCHIK

    Khayim

    Dovidovich

    1889

    7

    DUBINCHIK

    Yankel

    Aizikovich

    1890

    68

    ELIN

    Dovid

    Abram

    1880

    668

    ELIN

    Shlioma

    Vulf

    1880

    669

    ELINA

    Shmuila

    Mordukhovich

    1889

    2

    ELINA

    Shimen

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    31

    EPSHTEIN

    Aizik

    none given

    1880

    726

    EPSHTEIN

    Yosel

    Zalmanovich

    1889

    12

    EPSHTEIN

    Leshko

    Movshovich

    1890

    66

    EPSHTEIN

    Srol

    Zalmanovich

    1890

    33

    EPSHTEIN

    Srol

    Aronovich

    1890

    104 B.A.

    FAINSHTEIN

    Yankel

    Srolevich

    1890

    18

    FALEVICH

    Getsel

    Meyer

    1880

    718

    FINDEL

    Simon

    Dovid

    1880

    716

    FINDEL

    Abram

    Dovid

    1880

    717

    GALAY

    Zorukh

    Abramovich

    1890

    60

    GANTSELEVICH

    Dovid

    Shlioma

    1880

    659

    GANTSEVICH

    Yankel

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    76

    GASH

    Dovid

    Pertsovich

    1890

    64

    GAVZA

    Gesen

    Shlioma

    1880

    658

    GAVZA

    Itsko

    Gertsovich

    1890

    23

    GELFOND

    Borukh

    Meyerovitch

    1890

    42

    GIZONGLOZICH

    Borukh

    Itsko

    1880

    660

    GLEZER

    Rafail-Khaim

    Yoselevich

    1890

    75

    GOBERMAN

    Ruvin

    Shebshelevich

    1890

    50

    GOLBARK

    Leizer

    Borukh

    1880

    664

    GOLDBAVG?

    Gershel-Mordukh

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    34

    GOLDBERG

    Itsko

    Ellevich

    1890

    96 B.A.

    GOLEMBA

    Berko

    Shlioma

    1880

    657

    GOLEMBA

    Leiba

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    38

    GONZOVSKY

    Pinkhus

    Izrael

    1880

    656

    GOTLEIB

    Movsha

    Mordukhovich

    1890

    102 B.A.

    GRINBERG

    Shlioma

    Vulf

    1880

    662

    GRINBERG

    Mordukh

    Peisakh

    1880

    663

    GRINBERG

    Movsha

    Abram

    1880

    665

    GRINBERG

    Yosel

    Shepshel

    1880

    667

    GRINBERG

    Girsh

    Pertsovich

    1890

    86

    GRINBERG

    Yankel-Srol

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    99

    GRINSHPAN

    Vulf

    Shmuilo

    1880

    666

    GRISHPAN

    Volf

    Shmuilo

    1880

    661

    KAFMAN

    Shlioma

    Aizik

    1880

    680

    KAMA

    Avsey

    Berko

    1880

    676

    KAMA

    Aron-Dovid

    adopted

    1880

    677

    KAMA

    Evna

    Shlyoma

    1880

    678

    KANTOR

    Dovid

    Pinkhusovich

    1890

    45 B.A.

    KANTOROVICH

    Shlioma

    Yosel

    1880

    682

    KAPLAN

    Matus

    Itsko

    1880

    674

    KAPLAN

    Berko

    Leizer

    1880

    681

    KAPLAN

    Gershon

    Leiba

    1880

    683

    KAPLAN

    Movsha

    Leiba

    1880

    727

    KAPLAN

    Dovid

    Antel

    1880

    728

    KAPLAN

    Pinkhus

    Berkovich

    1889

    19

    KAPLAN

    Vulf

    Evnovich

    1889

    17

    KAPLAN

    Abram

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    52

    KAPLAN

    Itsko

    Rubinovich

    1890

    25

    KAPLAN

    Yankel

    Evnovich

    1890

    106 B.A.

    KAPLAN

    Khonya

    Nakhmanovitch

    1890

    13

    KAPULYANSKY

    Abram

    Zalmanovich

    1890

    61

    KERBEL

    Girsh

    Shimon

    1880

    675

    KERBEL

    Leizer

    Yankel

    1880

    679

    KERBEL

    Yosel

    Girshovich

    1890

    72

    KHAIT

    Borukh

    Vulf

    1880

    720

    KHAIT

    Meyer

    Itsko

    1880

    721

    KHARAZH

    Dovid

    Gtsrchovich?

    1890

    73

    KHARLIP

    Aizik

    Leiba

    1880

    719

    KIRZNER

    Yosel

    Dovidovich

    1890

    83

    KOROBELNIK

    Ekhiel

    Donovich

    1890

    6

    KUFMAN

    Shlioma

    Aizik

    1880

    684

    KURKHIN

    Berka

    Sholomovich

    1889

    4

    KURKHIN

    Sholom

    Movshovich

    1890

    11

    LEIMAN

    Borukh

    none given

    1880

    688

    LEV

    Girsh

    Nokhim

    1880

    686

    LEV

    Yosel

    Shimshel

    1880

    689

    LEV

    Zymen

    Itsko

    1880

    692

    LEV

    Shmuilo

    Yosel

    1880

    693

    LEV

    Abram

    Nekhemyovich

    1890

    15

    LEV

    Berko

    Benyaminovich

    1890

    17

    LEV

    Shmuilo

    Nekhemyovich

    1890

    16

    LIFSHITS

    Yosel

    Govseyevich

    1889

    11

    LIS

    Aron

    Girsh

    1880

    694

    LIS

    Nevakh

    Faivelovich

    1890

    7

    LOS

    Moisey Mordukh

    none given

    1880

    685

    LOS

    Itsko

    Aron

    1880

    687

    LOS

    Abram

    none given

    1880

    690

    LOS

    Shaya

    Yosel

    1880

    691

    LOS

    Meyer

    Aronovich

    1890

    100

    LOS

    Nevakh

    Nevakhovich

    1890

    54

    LOS

    Nison

    Khaimovich

    1890

    40

    LOS

    Zelik

    Movshovich

    1890

    20

    MAII

    Orel-Aron

    Khaim

    1880

    703

    MAKOSEY?

    Borukh

    Abel

    1880

    700

    MAKOSHEY

    Shmuilo

    Berko

    1880

    701

    MALER

    Evna

    Nevakhovich

    1890

    107

    MALOVITSKY

    Abram-Volf

    Ioselovich

    1890

    3

    MARGOLIN

    Shmuel

    Zusevich

    1890

    57

    MASONCHIK

    Simkha

    Leiba

    1880

    698

    MAZIYA

    Leiba

    Khaimovich

    1890

    28

    MEDRES

    Khaim

    Ioselevich

    1890

    53

    MENDEL

    Srol

    Shmuilo

    1880

    695

    MLODIKOV

    Leiba

    Yankel

    1880

    702

    MLODIKOV

    Abram

    Yankelevich

    1890

    87

    MOKOSEY?

    Shlyoma

    Khaimovich

    1890

    32

    MUKASEY

    Itsko

    Girsh

    1880

    696

    MUKASEY

    Benyamin

    Girshovich

    1890

    89

    MUKASEY

    Movsha

    Girshovich

    1890

    81

    MUKASEY

    Shakhna

    Leibovich

    1890

    65

    MUKASEY

    Yankel

    Zimelvich

    1890

    1

    MUSHER

    Pilnik-Khatskel

    Ioselevich

    1890

    88

    MUZYKANT

    Yosel

    Yankel

    1880

    697

    MUZYKANT

    Khaim-Meyer

    Mordukh

    1880

    699

    MUZYKANT

    Shlyoma

    Nisonovich

    1890

    14

    MYSHKOFSKY

    Khayim

    Yankelevich

    1889

    8

    MYSHKOFSKY

    Leizer

    Mordukhovich

    1889

    10

    MYSHKOVSKY

    Berko

    Rafailovich

    1890

    22

    MYSLABODSKY

    Movsha

    Benusovich

    1890

    78

    NAIMON

    Nevakh

    Yudelevich

    1890

    92

    NEIMAN

    Berko

    Ellya

    1880

    709

    NEMAN

    Yosel

    Khaim

    1880

    705

    NILNIK?

    Dovid

    Khaim

    1880

    706

    OLEKH

    Abram-Yankel

    Shmuilo

    1880

    708

    PERLOV

    Govsey

    Nevakh

    1880

    711

    PILNIK

    Dovid

    Khaim

    1880

    713

    PILNIK

    Abram

    Leibovich

    1889

    5

    PLOTNIK

    Leiba

    Nokhim

    1880

    710

    PORLEV

    Movsha

    Nevakh

    1880

    712

    PURCHIK

    Ellya

    Shmuilovich

    1890

    58

    RABINOVICH

    Abram

    Shakhnovich

    1890

    74

    RISHER

    Dovid

    Leiba

    1880

    714

    SHAPIRA

    Nokhum

    Mordukhovich

    1890

    29

    SHESTAK

    Yankel

    Abramovich

    1890

    77

    SHIFRIS

    Lipa

    Zalman

    1880

    725

    SHKOLNIK

    Vulf

    Abramovich

    1889

    3

    SHKOLNIK

    Vulf

    Afroimov

    1890

    98 B.A.

    SHKOLNIK

    Vulf

    Yudelevich

    1890

    110 B.A.

    SHTEIN

    Dovid

    Matusovich

    1890

    111 B.A.

    SHUSTER

    Faitel

    Movsha

    1880

    723

    SHUSTER

    Dovid

    Kalmon

    1880

    724

    SHUSTER

    Mikhel

    Movshevich

    1889

    14

    SHUSTER

    Berko

    Ekharevich

    1890

    79

    SLUCHAK

    Leiba

    Nekhemovich

    1890

    56

    SNOVSKIY

    Faivel

    Gershenovich

    1890

    109 B.A.

    SNOVSKIY

    Geshel

    Mendelovich

    1890

    44

    TUKACHINSKY

    Mordukh

    Shevel

    1880

    715

    TUKACHINSKY

    Mordukh

    Khaimovich

    1890

    90

    UNKNOWN

    Lipa

    Aron

    1880

    704

    UNKNOWN

    Girsh-Leiba

    Yankel

    1880

    707

    VEINGER

    Alter

    Itskovich

    1890

    103 B.A.

    VEINGER

    Khaim

    Leizerovich

    1890

    47

    VEINGOR

    Perets

    Mikhelovitch

    1890

    2

    VENGER

    Mordukh

    Leizer

    1880

    651

    VENGER

    Yosel

    Girsh

    1880

    652

    VENGER

    Benyamin

    Itskovich

    1889

    21

    VINOGRAD

    Beyez

    Faivelevich

    1889

    1

    VINOGRAD

    Beyez

    Faivelovich

    1890

    93 B.A.

    VINOGRAD

    Leizer

    Faivelovich

    1890

    97 B.A.

    VINOGRAD

    Yankel

    Shlyomovitch

    1890

    39

    VOLOKHYANSKY

    Itsko

    Khaim

    1880

    653

    VOLOKHYANSKY

    Evel

    Leiba

    1880

    654

    VOLOKHYANSKY

    Berko

    Evel

    1880

    655

    VOLOKYVYANSKY

    Mordukh

    Itskovich

    1890

    12

    ZAETS

    Yosel

    Mordukhovich

    1889

    16

    ZAETS

    Movsha

    Itskovich

    1890

    51

    ZAETS

    Yankel

    Leibovich

    1890

    9

    ZAYATS

    Shlioma

    none given

    1880

    672

    ZEGER

    Iser

    Leibovich

    1890

    48

    ZEGER

    Itsko

    Movshovich

    1890

    80

    ZHMUIDZAK

    Ekhiel

    Shlioma-Berko

    1880

    673

    ZITLER

    Meyer

    Mordukhovich

    1890

    91

    ZMODZYAK

    Girsh

    Yankel

    1880

    670

    ZMODZYAK

    Itsko

    Yankel

    1880

    671

    ZMUIDZYAK

    Nevakh

    Zvulonovich

    1890

    71

    ZMUIDZYAK

    Shlyoma

    Volfovich

    1890

    67


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    Lyakhovichi Draft Notice printed in the Minsk Vedemosti 1889
    Lyakhovichi Draft Notice

    printed in the Minsk Vedemosti 1889

    Click on title to go to larger image.

    Jews Registered for Discharge of Military Service 1896 and in 1895, in Lyakhovichi District, Slutsk County

    There are 2 lists of which we have facsimilies- each signed by the District Clerk S. Propevich or S. Pronevich and one supplies the date 1896 and the other 1895. Each has individual dates for each man, these were compiled reports ordered by some authority at a later date. The document dated 1896 may have been additionally collated as it has a stamped date “compiled” of 19 January 1906. The letter that follows illustrates how multiple copies of these lists were used and how the family number remained a reference point for future communications between differing authorities and the individuals named.

    The original had a single column for First Name, Patronymic, and Surname of registrant; I have divided them here for easier searching.

    Family Registration # (with City Admin)

    SURNAME

    First Name

    Father’s Name

    Registration Certificate, date, and Number

    Community to which Registrant Belonged and Year

    171/195

    ABEL

    Khaim

    Movsha

    23 Dec 1891 #1891

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    748/117

    AGINSKY

    Osher

    Nevakh

    7 Mar 1894 #325

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    511/24

    ANGILOVICH

    Yankiel

    Leyzer

    7 June 1894 #756

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    511

    ANGILOVICH

    Yankiel

    Movsha

    5 Sep 1894 #1147

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    --cut off on copy

    ANILOVICH

    --cut off on copy

    Leyzer

    5 Sep 1894 #146

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    661/69

    BERKOVICH

    Mordukh

    Elia

    24 Aug 1894 #1088

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    93

    BUSEL

    Yosel

    Abram

    24 Dec 1895 #1575

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    Cut off in copying

    Cut off in copying

    Cut off in copying

    Cut off in copying

    -

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    224

    ELINA

    Lipa Lipman

    Movsha

    27 Oct 1893 #1504

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    727/91

    GAM

    Rafail Abram

    Movsha

    10 Jun 1892 #813

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    184/213

    GAVZA

    Yekhiel

    Gerts

    29 Apr 1893 #515

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    184/213

    GAVZA

    Yankiel

    Gerts

    14 Dec 1894 #1681

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    667/77

    GEKHELEV

    Rafail

    Movsha

    3 Oct 1893 #1299

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    1096/73

    GREBLYA

    Itsko-Leib

    Yankiel

    2 Aug 1894 #1005

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    462/13

    KAPLAN

    Mendel

    Shmuyl

    7 Feb 1894 #202

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    --cut off on copy

    KAPLAN

    Girsh

    Mikhel

    20 Dec 1894 #1745

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    952/”

    KAPLAN

    Aron

    Mordukh

    26 Jul 1894 #966

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    968/”

    KAPUSTA

    Yevna

    Orko

    28 Sep 1892 #1356

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    713/75

    KHAJEM

    Abram

    Nakhmon

    25 July 1895 #885

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    492/48

    KHARAZH

    Abram

    Gershon

    1 July 1893 #858

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    406/87

    KHAYEM

    Gavriel

    Yankiel

    22 Nov 1893 #1615

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    1041

    KONTOROVICH

    Srol Dovid

    Lipman

    10 Nov 1895 #1387

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    263/”

    KONTOROVICH

    Osher

    Leib

    18 June 1894 #808

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    262

    LEV

    Movsha

    Berko

    11 June 1893 #767

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    487/43

    LIBKUS

    Girsh

    Simkha

    6 Nov 1891 #1660

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    307/18

    LOS

    Mordukh

    Elia

    8 Aug 1893 #1108

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    418/20

    MUKOSEY

    Nevakh

    Girsh

    31 Dec 1891 #1936

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    418/20

    MUKOSEY

    Vulf

    Girsh

    7 Feb 1894 #199

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    443/50

    OLIKH

    Nota

    Abram

    30 Dec 1891 #1932

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    474/27

    SEYFER

    Shlioma

    Aron

    20 Mar 1894 ???

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    934

    SHTEYN

    Simkha

    Matus

    12 Sep 1894 #1182

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    410/11

    SHUSTER

    Yuda Leyba

    Wolf

    5 Oct 1893 #1335

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    135/130

    SHUSTER

    Berko

    Itsko

    10 Dec 1891 #1824

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1895

    149

    TUKACHINSKY

    Mikhel

    Gersh

    2 Apr 1894 #460

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    147/142

    VARSHEL

    Yekhiel

    Movsha

    20 July 1894 #944

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896

    12

    VEYNGER

    Berko

    Mikhel Aron

    31 Oct 1893 #1520

    Lyakhovichi Jewish Com. 1896



    Correspondence Between Lyakhovichi District Administration and Slutsk Municipal Community Administration related to 1896 List

    Document 1 - dated internally 8 August 1896
    N.V.D
    Lyakhovichi District Administration
    Slutsk County
    Minsk Province 8 August 1896
    #927 to the Slutsk Muncipal Community Administration #147-93
    16-16
     
    Dated 8, August 1896 and addressed to the Slutsk Muncipal Community Administration

    We, the District Administration have the honor of humbly requesting the Community Administration to send to this Administration a copy of the composition list by family of the townsmen of the Lyakhovichi Jewish community for Abram and Faytel VARSHEL, sons of Girsh, for the purpose of issuing to them a registration certificate on their inclusion in the 4th conscription district for the purposes of discharging their military service.
    S. Pronevich (or Propevich), District Clerk


    Document 2 - No internal date but appears to be a reply to above document of Aug 1896
    It has been decreed:

    According to the present reply to send a copy of the list by family for 1895 , #147 for the Lyakhovichi townsmen Abram and Faytel VARSHAL sons of Girsh and such has been produced to the Lyakhovichi District Administration.

    The Municipal Starosta Administration


     

     

    Lyakhovichi's Jewish Soldiers of the Czar

    We would like to post images of your family-held military documents. Military Discharges or statements of completed service, were carried by many Jews. Photographs of men in uniform were frequently held onto well into the twentieth century by the children and grandchildren of the soldier. If you have had a researcher aid you in your search and you have found other draft notices from our town, if you have seen other documents refering to the military service of a Lyakhovichi native, we would like to make room on our site to include them.

    Help us build a record of those who served in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. So far we know of one veteran mentioned in the Memoir of the Town by Avrom Lev, and two who were reported among the casualties, including those who died or were injured.
    1. Motte Shaye Kashe (probably a nickname rather than a surname - he is the returned veteran in the Lev story)
    2. SAK (#2137 in the online database of Russian Casualties of Russo-Japanese War)
    3. NEJMAN (#1742 in the online database of Russian Casualties of Russo-Japanese War)

    Your family information can change this section exponentially. But we also want to hear about Russo-Turkish campaign soldiers, Crimean war, Caucasus-front, other.

    These first pictures below are of 3 Lyakhovichi soldiers who served in World War I from the family of Hessel Gavza. It was one of these soldiers who carried the extract from the "Family Roll of 1914" with a notation about his military service, which you can see on our page Imperial Russian Revision Lists
    Thanks to Gloria Kay, daughter of Harry "Yakov" Gavza for sharing them!


    Yakov Gavza son of Hessel and Chava Gavza



    Sons of Hessel Gavza

    Yakov Gavza on the left and a brother whose name is not yet discovered


    Yosef Gavza son of Hessel Gavza