Moishe (Moishe Aron) born 1840
My great grandfather was married at a fairly young age; about
nineteen. Aron was the oldest of Eliezar's sons and was born
in Glukhov. With a combination of the documents found in the
Nezhin Archives we have come to the following conclusions.
Aron Moishe (Moishe Aron) was married twice.
The name of his first wife was Charna, it is most probable
that she was the older sister of his second wife Tzvia, daughter
of Moishe Aron from Nezhin.
Aron's four known sons, Ilya, Israel, Mendel, Zalman (Solomon),
were the children of his first wife. It appears the children's
mother either died in childbirth after her youngest son Zalman
(Solomon) was born in 1871, or shortly thereafter. The children
were raised for many years by their stepmother and in the
case of Solomon, Tzvia was the only mother he knew.
Aron and Tzvia were married in Nezhin in 1873. Tzvia was twenty
years of age at the time and Aron was thirty-three. Tzvia's
maiden name was Setluchovo. It is probably due to Tzvia's
connection to her Nezhin family, that Zalman Zavelsky (Solomon
Sovel) was introduced and married to Machla Feiga Chazanov
of Nezhin. They were married in Nezhin in 1901. It is a possibility
that Tzvia may have been a member of the Chaikin or Chazanov
families. Aron died somewhere between 1906 and 1909. From
the Glukhov Business Directory for 1911-12, we found that
Tzvia was selling bread and corn at that time.
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Kusil born 1844
Kusil was Eliezar's son and we do not know very much about
Kusil, but did find out about many of his descendants. From
Kusil's death record, which was found in the Priluki archival
records, (Priluki is in the same general area as Glukhov)
we learned he was born in Glukhov in 1844 and died in Priluki
He was married to Chana and we have found the names of eight
of their children: Moishe, Chaim Gersh, Zalman, Avram, Meyer,
Sara, Tzala and Gitel. We know that the two oldest children
were born in Glukhov and the two youngest in Priluki.
Berel (Dov Ber) born 1845
Berel was the third son of Eliezar and Mina. He was born in
Glukhov and raised his family there. He is sometimes referred
to as Berko or Berk.
Berel and his wife Freida had eight children: Gershon Ilya
(Elias), Doba, Hannah Gitel, Israel Noah, Hinda, Mina, Moishe
His son Elias left Russia in about 1914 in order to avoid
the army. He immigrated to the United States in 1916 and in
1932 to Israel. The last that Elais heard of his family was
in 1932 when they were still in Glukhov. After that, all correspondence
ceased and they were never heard from again.
In March of 2000, we have happily learned that the some of
the family of Berel did survive the war and their descendants
are living in Russia today. We were very pleased that we were
In 1889 Berel's mother, Mina, gave him her shop, house and
property on Bazaar Street. It appears that Berel and his wife
lived in that house until 1902 when he sold all the property.
We do not know the date of Berel's death
Zalmon born 1846
Zalmon and his wife Leah had nine children all born in Russia.:
Abraham, Leo, Louis, Myer, Sonia, Mendel, Hannah, Samuel and
Isador. The family immigrated to America between 1892 and
1907. Eventually most of them settled in Milwaukee and changed
their name to Franklin. Zalmon peddled milk to earn a living
According to family rememberances, Zalmon was a very "sweet"
man while his wife was a "grand dame." The family
remained very close in Milwaukee with weekly get togethers.
Zalmon died in 1902. Leah lived with her daughter Sonia until
her death in1928 at the age of 84.
Amongst our documents we found reference that there was a
fifth son of Eliezar and Mina. A notary document read as follows:
"1879 - acquired property. Witnessed by her son Meier."
This is the only reference we have found.