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Family of Nezhin
Family of Nezhin
Family of Bialystok
Family of Vilkomir
Family of Jablonka
Family of Glukhov
to go to Eliezar and Mina Zavelsky's Family.
| Chaim Gersh | Zalman
| Avram | Meir | Sara
| Tzala | Gitel
Zavelsky 1865 - 1918
Moishe was born in Glukhov in 1865. He was married to Feiga
and they had eight children: Nosim, Itzhak, Josef, Anna, Elizabeta,
Leah and Peysah. According to our notes, he was a baker and
After the birth of their son Josef, Moishe and Feiga moved to
Nosim Zavelsky was born in Glukhov circa 1887. He married Pesya
also from Glukhov.
Nosim and Pesya had three children: Zelik, Mikhail and Riva.
Mikhail and his wife Bronha lived in Kiev where he worked for
the State of Construction Materials. They had two children.
Bronha and her children immigrated to Springfield, Illinois.
Zelig lived in Simpheerapol, Ukraine with his wife Gisya and
their two children.
Riva lived in Knotop with her husband Lev Volovik and their
two sons. Riva's ypunger son lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Itzhak Zavelsky was born in Glukhov in 1888. He spent part of
his childhood in Glukhov and part in Nezhin. He married Hannah
Simkin and after their marriage they lived in Trubshevsk, about
fifty miles from Glukhov. Their daughter Miriam was born there
In late 1913 the family moved to Harbin, China. Hannah passed
away in 1916 and later Itzak married Sonia Raihenshtein. In
1919 a son, Maurice was born to them. In 1950, the family moved
Josef Zavelsky was born in 1888 in Glukhov
and moved with his parents to Nezhin. He married Chaya Leah
Gurevich the daughter of Naum from Glukhov. They had a son Semyon
born in 1913 and a daughter Berta in 1922.
Josef had graduated from Kiev University and Chaya Leah from
medical school.They eventually moved to Romny where he became
a pharmacist and was also the director of the pharmacy school.
We interviewed Josef's assistant in the pharmacy in Romny and
she recalled the family as "very good, intelligent people
who were very talented in medicine."
Josef and Chaya Leah's daughter Berta went on to medical school
and then the government sent her to work in Dzerzhinsk. Their
son Semyon joined the army and in 1944 while in Lviv he met
and married his wife Anastzzia. They continued to live in Lviv.
There son Borys lives there today.
Anna Zavelsky...We have no information other than that she was
born in Nezhin in 1898.
Leah Zavelsky...We have no information other than that she was
born in Nezhin in 1900.
Elizabeta Zavelsky was born in Nezhin in 1900. She married Morris
Khidis and had one daughter Tina.
After she graduated from school she worked in her brother Josef's
pharmacy in Romny. She then attended Bookeeping school and after
graduation, worked the rest of her life as a bookeeper. During
WWII, she worked in the hospital financial department. She lived
in Nezhin from 1944 until her death in 1962. Elizabeta's husband
graduated from Kiev Medical school as a doctor.
Elizabeta is buried in the cemetery in Nezhin.
Elizabeta's daughter Tina was born in Nezhin in 1921.
Peysah Zavelsky was married to Sonya and had a son Menahem and
a daughter Miriam. According to an interview we had with a present
day Glukhov resident, Peysah was the last owner of the Zavelsky
Peysah and Sonya's daughter Miriam lived in Checkoslavakia.
Their son Menachem born 1921, lived in Moscow where his two
sons Mikhail and Mark still live.
Chaim Gersh Zavelsky
Chaim Gersh was born in Glukhov in 1872.He married Basya Riva
and they had eight children: Josel, Chana, Dvora, Dvosya, Mire,
Geshiya, Gold and Khasya. The children were born between 1899
and 1913 in Priluki.
Zalman was born in 1872. He married Rochel Leah Markovsky in
1898 in Priluki.
They had one known son, Shmuel Naftala in 1898.
Meir was born in 1875 and married Ester Kruchevsky.
Their two children Chaya Shiela and Israel Zalman were born
Avram was born in 1878. He married Tsivia Kripsevsky in 1899
They had a son Chaim and a daughter Raisa.
Sara was born in 1880. In 1902 she married Itsko Zhuravsky.
Tzala was born in Priluki in 1881.
Gitel was born in Priluki in 1887.
Zavelsky, Lev son of Zelik, Pesha wife of Nosim, Lev Volovik husband
of Riva. Standing: Zelig son of Nosim, Gisya Zelig's wife, Mikhail
son of Nosim, Riva daughter of Nosim. Photo taken in Glukhov 1935.
in the Russian Army.
and his wife Chaya Leah Gurevich.
pharmacy in Romny
son of Josef and Chaya Leah.
daughter Tina and her granddaughter Yelena...Nezhin 1995