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Sokolsky uezd page 

SOKOLSKY UEZD INFORMATION:
including Babiki, Bagnovskaya, Chernaya-Ves, Chernovskaya, Dembov, Dombrov/a, Domuraty, Grebenevskaya, Kamenskaya, Krachoctok, Koricin/Koritzin, Kruglandskaya, Kuznita/ Kuznica, Lozovo, Makovlanskaya, Novovola, Novovolskaya, Novy Dvor, Novy-Ostrov, Odelsk, Ostrogora, Ostrogorskaya, Ostrovskaya, Romanovskaya, Sidra, Sokolka, Sucholya, Trofimovka, Trofimovskaya, Vasilkov, Yalovka, Yanov, Yanovschizna, Zubrickaya
 

LINK TO YIZKOR SIG translation of: Sokolka yizkor necrology

Sokolsky Uezd Population by Religion in 1887
 
Religion Sokolka Odelsk Kuznitsza Novidvor Dombrova Suchovolya Yanov Koritsin Vasilkov Sokolski uezd
men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom.
Orthodox 801 232 7 3 12 7 19 16 318 3 368 7 2 206 215 8912 8865
Catholic 945 758 579 604 255 216 450 490 189 142 669 558 339 351 127 131 703 689 30472 30133
Protestant 9 4 8 2 15 13 23 20
Jewish 911 840 94 84 369 365 431 479 727 725 1069 984 1176 1242 250 260 528 540 1125 1149
Moslem 9 6 17 16 13 9 4 5 173 178
Total 2675 1840 680 692 636 588 900 985 1251 886 2127 1560 1521 1598 377 391 1452 1457 40705 40345

1887 Sokolski Uezd Population by Class
 
Title of the "Estates"<= /B> Sokolka Odelsk Kuznitsa Novy-Dvor Dombrova Suhovolua Yanov Koritsin Vasilkov Sokolski uezd
men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom. men wom.
Nobility 1) hereditary 14 16 17 16 9 9 4 5 169 178
2) personal 9 8 1 1 1 40 45
Clergy 1) Orthodox "White" 2 5 1 2 3 1 6 7 2
1) Orthodox "Monkish"
2) Catholic "White" 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 4
2) Catholic "Monkish"
3)
4)
5) Jewish 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 4 1 1
6) Moslem 1 2
Urban Estates 1) Citizens (hereditary) 1
1) Citizens (personal) 6 5
2) Merchants 22 4 1 8 4 4 8 6 3
3) Middle-class 1514 1627 626 657 509 532 850 960 818 848 1592 1530 1466 1570 346 365 1339 1340 1193 1221
4) 152 13
Rural Estates 1) State peasants 31 25 10 12 8 7 7 12 31369 32626
2) Settlers 3 7 171 165
3) Peasants-proprietors 4168 4421
4) town peasants 6 7 22 28
5) Free people
6)
Military Estates 1) regular troops 735 25 70 342 454 7
2) irregular troops 2 1
3) 74 32 16 6 12 14 28 10 32 18 58 22 9 4 50 30 1719 475
4) retired lower ranks 83 61 30 29 3 3 16 10 10 4 6 10 9 6 6 20 20 1359 752
5) soldiers' children 8 5 5 16 10 6 8 4 4 10 11 479 438
Foreign VI. Foreign Subjects 12 4 3 1 16 18 19 16
VII. People who do not belong above<= /TD>
TOTAL 2675 1840 680 692 636 588 900 985 1252 886 2127 1560 1521 1598 377 391 1452 1457 40715 40345

Sokolsky uezd, Grodno gubernia fairs in 1887

Suchovola: 1-Jan, 2-Feb, 25-Mar, Palm Sunday, 29-Jun, 25-Sep, 8-Dec

Yanov: 6-Jan, 23-Feb, 4-Mar, 10-Mar, 23-Apr, Ascension Day, Orthodox Chur= ch Reunification,

28-Oct Day, 11-Nov, 30-Nov, 21-Dec

Dembov: 30-Jan, 1st Thurs. of Lent, 10-Aug, Sep 17, 22 Nov

Sokolka town and Sokolski uezd Livestock in 1884:

Horses: 191/17224

Catttle: 534/34447

Sheep, simple: 753/47752

Sheep with thin fleece:

Pigs: 359/26848

Goats: 27/39

Donkeys/mules:

Total livestock in Sokolka: 1,864

Total livestock in Sokolski uezd: 127,464

Type of building in Sokolka town in 1887, stone/wood"

Habitations =96 public: 4/2

- church/monastery: 2/3

- social:

- private: 15/545

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop: 0/9

Private store: 3/74

Social store:

Theater: -

Total: 24/633

Type of building in Dombrova, Sokolsk: stone/wood

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery: /1

- social:

- private: 5/261

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop: /1

Private store:

Social store: /24

Theater:

Total: 5/287

Type of building in Koritzin, Sokolsk: stone/wood

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery: /2

- social: /1

- private: /116

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

social store:

private store: /4

Theater:

Total: 123

Type of building in Kuznita, Sokolsk in 1887 stone/wood:

Habitations =96 public: /1

- church/monastery: /3

- social: -

- private: 5/172

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

Private store: 2/12

Social store:

Theater:

Total: 7/188

Type of building in Novy Dvor, Sokolsk in 1887 stone/wood:

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery: /3

- social: -

- private: 1/216

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

Private store: 0/6

Social store:

Theater:

Total: 1/225

Type of building in Odelsk, Sokolsk in 1887: stone/wood

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery:

- social: 0/2

- private: 0/259

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

Private store: 0/4

Social store:

Theater:

Total: 0/265

Type of building in Sucholya, Sokolsk: stone/wood

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery: /3

- social: /1

- private: 5/460

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

Private store: 2/38

Social store:

Theater:

Total: 7/502

Type of building in Vasilkov, Sokolsk: stone/wood

Habitations =96public:

- church/monastery: /3

- social: /1

- private: 1/419

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop:

Social store:

Private store: /8

Theater:

Total: 1/431

Type of building in Yanov, Sokolsk: stone/wood

Habitations =96 public:

- church/monastery: /3

- social: /1

- private: 4/292

Public shop:

Social shop:

Private shop: /6

Private store: /32

Social store:

Theater:

Total: 4/334

SOKOLKA UEZD 1887 Statistics for these zashtatnye cities, places, and = posady
 
Name of Settlement 1887 Population Distance from Gubernia city= Distance from district city= Lat/ Long Postal Address (P.S)
Sokolka d.c. 4515 36 53 26 41 13 Sokolka
Vasilikov z.c. 2909 66 29.25 53 8 41 21 Belostok
Dombrova z.c. 2137 35 28 53 39 41 31 Sidra
Koricin z.c. 768 66 30 53 26 41 15 Sokolka
Kuznica z.c. 1224 21 15 53 31 41 48 Sokolka
Novy-Dvor z.c. 1885 24 28 53 38 41 42 Sidra
Suhovoya z.c. 3633 50 35 53 35 41 16 Sokolka
Yalovka P 1157 82 41 53 33 42 4 Svisloch
Yanov z.c. 3119 45 21 53 27 41 23 Sokolka
Odelsk z.c. 1372 35 16 53 24 41 55 Sokolka
Sidra p 662 28 16 53 33 41 37 Sidra

Sokolka 1887 camps (colony?) and Volosts with postal addresses

(volost=smallest administrative/territorial unit of pre-Revolutionary Tsarist Russia;

Guberniya=Basic administrative/territorial unit of pre-Revolutionary Russia

1 desyatina  1.0925 hektar; 1 hectar = 10,000 square meters
Camp Designation Name of district camps name of places: camp flats & volosts govern-
ment
Post Address Distance from camp flat Distance from district city Distance from gubernia city
1st Camp 1st Camp city: Kuznica city: Kuznica 15 21
1st Camp Volost Kruglandskaya city: Kuznica city: Kuznica 15 21
1st Camp Volost Makovlanskaya place: Sidra place: Sidra 14 16 28
1st Camp Volost Grebenevskaya city: Novy-Dvor place: Sidra 16 28 24
1st Camp Volost Zubrickaya village: Babiki city: Sokolka 50 14 40
2nd camp city: Suhovolya city: Sokolka city: Sokolka 35 50
2nd camp Volost Bagnovskaya village: Domuraty place: Sidra 10 40 47
2nd camp Volost Trofimovskaya village: Trofimovka city: Sokolka 12 23 45
2nd camp Volost Novovolskaya village: Novovola city: Sokolka 24 12 40
2nd camp Volost Romanovskaya village: Lozovo place: Sidra 20 25 34
2nd camp Volost Kamenskaya village: Krachoctok place: Sidra 22 27 32
3rd camp 3rd camp city: Vasilikov city: Belostok 29.5 66
3rd camp Volost Chernovskaya village: Chernaya-Ves city: Sokolka 13 18 58
3rd camp Volost Ostrovskaya village: Novy-Ostrov city: Sokolka 32 22 56
3rd camp Volost Kameskovskaya village: Yanovschizna city: Sokolka 24 10 50
3rd camp Volost Ostrogorskaya village: Ostrogora city: Sokolka 23 22 52

Sokulka Uezd 1887 Surnames and Occupations
 
TOWN OCCUPATION SURNAME First Name Pharmacy Number
Sokulka physician Landau Lev Yakovlevich
Sokulka physician Lazarbek Anastasia Grigorjevna
Sokulka physician Pukshta Edmund Pavlovich
Sokulka pharmacy owner Dudkevich #12 
Sohovolya pharmacy owner Leva #14 
Dombrov pharmacy owner Slavyanski #13 
Yanovo pharmacy owner Zhukovski  Petr #15 

Sokolski uezd towns:

Dombrova (Dubrova, Dombrovits Dabrowica, Dubrovitsa):
Kagan and Levin (Yiddish and Hebrew  Encyclopedias of Lithuania): 1974.

1858 Rabbi: Menachem Mendel of Dubrova worked on improved regional health care with Eliezer Landau of Grodno and others [see Eliahu Margolis of Vishaya article].

1921: in Polesie province, 50 mi SE of Pinsk on Goryn R. Railway junction.
Industry: Tanning, vegetables, four, sawmills. Jewish community dated from 16th century. Jewish population: 1766-404; 1847-1,910; 1897-2,868 (48%; 1921: 2,536. [Source: Kugelmass, Jack and Boyarin, Jonathan. From a Ruined Garden, p. 266-see 25-29]

Kuznitz (Kuznica).
Kagan and Levin (Yiddish and Hebrew Encyclopedias of Lithuania) 7437

Sidra (Shidra):
1890 rabbi: Moshe Gershon Movshovitz (b. Dubrova, 1855-?).

see Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz. Wooden Synagogues, 1959.

Sokolka (Bialastotzki):

Kagan and Levin (Yiddish and Hebrew Encyclopedias of Lithuania): 5649 .

1901 Hamelitz reports greetings and donation by Hakov Sholdshtein and Meir Bobrik.

see Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz. Wooden Synagogues, 1959.

Yizkor: Sefer Sokolka, 1968. EJ article

Svisloch (Svislotch, Svislovitz, Svislevich):

Kagan and Levin (Yiddish and Hebrew Encyclopedias of Lithuania) 5687.

yizkor: Kehilet Svisloch Pelech Grodno, 1961.

birthplace of Oxford University Hebrew manuscripts scholar Hirsch ben Mordechai Edelman (1805-1858) and of Rabbi Aharon Kotler (1892-?), immigrated to US 1940 (son of Shneur Zalman Pines, the former rabbi of Svisloch.)

According to Chester G. Cohen's Shtetl Finder Gazatteer, p. 100: "Like any shtetl, wrote Abraham Ain, Sislevitch had its nickname. It was "Sislevitcher Krupnik," so called for the thick soup of barley and potatoes which was daily fare for the Jews. It could be prepared as either a meat or a dairy dish and dressed up according to the family's ability to buy extra ingredients. Potatoes were so much in the diet of the region, for everyone, that the Russian called the entire province "Grodno Potato." (Yivo Bleter, 1944.)