Thursday, March 19, 2015

Where Are My Samovars????

I've posted about the first pages in an 1899 court document regarding my Tolchinsky family hereherehere, here and here.  Gersh Tolchinsky (half brother of my great-great grandfather Hillel) had debts, and his family's samovars were taken to pay those debts--however the family entered an 1897 document into evidence to show that Gersh did not own the samovars and in fact had signed them and other property over to his mother and two of his siblings in 1897 for 48 rubles.

Here's the final summary & outcome of the case.
 Translation:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

You've Been Served

I've posted about the first pages in an 1899 court document regarding my Tolchinsky family hereherehere and here .  Gersh Tolchinsky (half brother of my great-great grandfather Hillel) had debts, and his family's samovars were taken to pay those debts--however the family entered an 1897 document into evidence to show that Gersh did not own the samovars and in fact had signed them and other property over to his mother and two of his siblings in 1897 for 48 rubles.
Summons for the Tolchinskys to Appear in Court; 1899
Parties were summoned to court.

Translation:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

There Goes the Inheritance

I've posted about the first pages in an 1899 court document regarding my Tolchinsky family herehere and here.  Gersh Tolchinsky (half brother of my great-great grandfather Hillel) had debts, and his family's samovars were taken to pay those debts--however the family entered an 1897 document into evidence to show that Gersh did not own the samovars and in fact had signed them and other property over to his mother and two of his siblings in 1897 for 48 rubles.  This is the second half of that 1897 document.
Gersh Tolchinsky Inheritance Relinquishment; 1897; Nezhin, Russian Empire

Translation below:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CSI: Nezhin

I've posted about the first pages in an 1899 court document regarding my Tolchinsky family here and here.  Gersh Tolchinsky (half brother of my great-great grandfather Hillel) had debts, and his family's samovars were taken to pay those debts--however this document was entered into evidence to show that Gersh did not own the samovars.
Tolchinsky Court Case Evidence Page 1, 1897
Translation:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Law and Order: Pale of Settlement

My last post introduced a court case that my Tolchinsky family was involved with in 1899.  The saga continues below. (Thanks to Mark Halpern for the title!)
Tolchinsky Court Document; 1899; Nezhin
Translation as follows:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Litigate Like It's 1899 - The Tolchinskys Go To Court

The Tolchinsky family was involved in a court case in Nezhin, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) in 1899. The case is slowly being translated and I can't wait to find out how it ends.  So far there are Cossacks and theft involved!

Tolchinsky Court Case; Nezhin; 1899; Page 1
The players:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Other Zubkis Families in Kuna

As mentioned earlier, there are several Zubkis families that were living in and around Kuna.  I haven't (yet) figured out how they are related to mine.
Additional Jewish revision lists of the town of Kuna, Gaisin Uezd, Podolia Gubernia, 1875