Monday, July 15, 2013

1917 ROSTOV-ON-DON: JEWS OF THE FIRST MERCHANTS GUILD


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.

(pp. 203-205)

GURVICH                                             Mill  owner (Smirnovskoe)

BRAILOVSKI

MISHILEVICH                                     Ready-made dresses        
        
SHVEYTSER/SCHWEITZER
          
RYSS (3)                                              Non-trade goods; mill owner, 
                                                             anthracite sales                                            

PLATOVSKY                                      Anthracite sales & other items

GORDON        
                                     
SELTZER        
                                     
GERONIMUS                                   

LEVI