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Jewish Families from Zvenyhorodka (Dzvinogrud), Ukraine

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  • Joseph Becker (deceased)
    Joseph Josef Josi "Yossel Todrisches / Todrisches Yossel" BECKER: b. ? - d. ?Initial information thanks directly to descendants of the family."George Becker's great grandfather was Theodore, so his son...
  • Eva Becker (deceased)
    cf. basic marriage data of son Max ...And also cf. basic marriage data of son Julius ...May be a name error somewhere?
  • Barnet Beryl Becker (c.1873 - d.)
    Barnet Beryl? Berryl? BECKER: b. circa 1873, Zvenyhorodka, Ukraine - d. ?Initial information thanks directly to descendants of the family.Immigration courtesy of New York Passenger listings: Becker Imm...
  • Julius Becker (1885 - 1971)
    Julius Judke BECKER: b. 21 Dec 1885, Zvenyhorodka - d. June 1971, New YorkInitial information thanks directly to descendants of the family.Immigration courtesy of New York Passenger listings: Becker Im...
  • Abraham Kogan (1889 - 1957)
    I thought Avrom died in 1957, not 1973!

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Dzvinogrud, Ukraine also known as Zvenyhorod, Dźwinogród, Zwenigród Halicki, Zvenyhorodka, Zvenigorodka [Rus, Yid], Zvenyhorodka [Ukr], Zwienigorodka [Pol], Zwenigorodka, Zwinogródka, Zwinogródek, Dzwinogród, Zvinerodke

Zvenyhorodka - JewishGen

Gesher Galicia-Dzvinogrud

Information courtesy of various sources including the following:

Zvenigorodka | Ukraine Jewish Heritage: History of Jewish communities in Ukraine

Zvenigorodka is a city and district center in Cherkassy region. The city’s estimated population is 17,400 (as of 2016). It was first mentioned in the historical record in 1545. According to another version, it existed during the Kievan Rus period. In 1569 Zvenigorodka was in Kiev district, Kiev province in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1793. In the XIX-early XX centuries Zvenigorodka was a district town of Kiev gubernia.


In 1765, there is mention of a single Jewish tenant living in Zvenyhorodka among 134 homes in the village.

In the late XVIII century almost all the inns, mills, and distilleries of Zvenigorodka were rented by the Jews. The names of the tenants are present in Polish documents from 1792: Mendel Shmuylovich, Chaim Mortkovich, Moshko Genikhovich, Yankel and Leyzor Peysakhovich, Abram Mortkovich, Moshko Leybovich, Moysa Fabishovich, Abel Leybkovich, Runin Zelmanovich, Eli Davidovich, Mortko Peysakhovich, Chaim Leyzorovich. The list of names in these Polish documents contain only given names and patronymics as Jews were not assigned surnames until the beginning of the XIX century.

According to the population census, in the mid-19th century, there were 2,341 Jews in Zvenyhorodka, 4,620 Orthodox Christians, 271 Roman Catholics and 47 Old Believers. Trade and industry were in the hands of the Jews who also founded a tobacco factory and a plant for making candles. There were 11 Christian merchants but 35 from the Jewish community. Many Jews worked in the fields during harvesting. Historical documents reveal information about industry in Zvenigorodka in the 1890’s. Aron Abramov’s brewery had 15 workers who local residents. Veniamin Iyerusalimskiy’s and Bentsion Sosnovskiy’s owned steam mills. The water mill that belonged to the town and was rented by Shumer Fefshtein. The cement plant was rented by the widow Vaintrub’s. And a soap factory was rented by Gershko Kogan. In the late XIX century, there were five synagogues, a mikvah and a printing house, which belonged to Nuhim Yakovlevich Zotulovsky. From 1892, the community rabbi and head of the rabbinical court was Joseph Halpern, in the 1890s, while the county rabbi was Tsal Shmulevich Dobrov. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Jewish population of Zvenyhorodka increased to about six thousand (40%).

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And also -

ZVENIGORODKA: Cherkasy Oblast | Ukraine | International Jewish Cemetery Project

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Zvenigorodka (Zvenyhorodka) District Map Late 20th Century