1917 JEWS OF THE FIRST MERCHANTS GUILD: ROSTOV-ON-DON
In his book, “Jews from Rostov-On-Don: History. Facts. Biography”, Mr. M.A. Gontmakher notes that the publication of the First Merchant guild list for 1917 was 41% Jewish merchants. In addition to the merchants’ names, the list also includes the names of spouses, children, and other family members, and their ages, as well as many of the trade categories.
Below are the surnames of the Jewish merchants of the First Merchants Guild. If you have any interest in a specific name listed below, you can write to me, using the comments section at the bottom of the posting. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of families with the identical name.
GURVICH Mill owner (Smirnovskoe)
MISHILEVICH Ready-made dresses
RYSS (3) Non-trade goods; mill owner,
PLATOVSKY Anthracite sales & other items