"Hebrew" Korobochniks in the Minsk Gubernya in 1839

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This is a tabular version of a list from Issue Number 35 (September), 1839 Minsk Viedomosti (official newspaper), of Jewish "Korobochniks," or businessmen who had successfully bid for the right to collect the "Box tax," or taxes on the sale of kosher meat. The revenue covered the cost of community social welfare services.

The businessman, or business partners, who offered to collect the largest amount of Box taxes for a given area won the right to collect the taxes for a specified period of time and probably earned a flat fee or a percentage of the revenue to compensate them for their trouble. In this case, the period ran for the four-year period from 1840 to 1843.

The "korobochniks" were, in effect, performing municipal banking services. The ones who made sensible bids were probably smart, rich guys who knew their communities inside and out. You can read more about them on the JewishGen Litvak SIG Web site at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/vital-p4.htm

When I transcribed the 1839 list, I put down the same ruble bid value for each partner involved in a deal for a particular community. If three men bid 300 rubles together for the Box tax rights for Springfield, Belarus, than I would put down 300 rubles for each of the three men, not 100 rubles.

I also included four officials whose names appear at the bottom of the list. One was a secretary to the Minsk Board of Assessors.

Another point: the newspaper notice billed this as a list of "Hebrew Korobochniks," but some of the names here appear to be non-Jewish. I have not tried to separate the Jews from the non-Jews in any way. The appearance of a name on this list does not necessarily mean that the name was used by Jews.

WARNING: I don't really know any Russian. I have probably made plenty of errors of all kinds. Use at your own risk!

The microfilm used to make this table came from the New York Public Library. You can see the film in the library's Slavic and Baltic room, on the second floor. You CAN take films to the microfilm copy room on the first floor, but you MUST bring a photo ID, and using the copy room is a huge hassle. If you really want to make copies, make sure to get to the library early in the day, and get to the copy room by 2 p.m.

A.L. Bell, allbell@vnet.net, 14 Nov 1999

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Transliteration of Korobochnik list introduction:

Vyadomost o Evreiskikh korobochnikh sborakh otdannikh v' otkupnoe soderzhnie s' 1840 po 1843 god s' pokazaniem zakyam onie utverzhdenie i za kakuyu summu.
 

"KOROBOCHNIK" INFO - ALPHABETIZED BY COMMUNITY
 
Community Bidder's Home Bidder Given Name B Patronymic B Surname Rubles B Status
NA Minsk Gubernya NA NA Sushkov
1800
Governor
NA Minsk Gubernya NA NA Leonovich NA Adviser
NA Minsk Gubernya NA NA Yakubovskii NA Adviser
NA Minsk Gubernya NA NA Lapitzkii NA Civilian Chamber Adviser *
Berezina Berezina Nison Zheludovich NA
980
Hebrew
Bobov Minsk Iosel Shimkhovich Margolin
245
Third Guild Merchant
Bobov Slutsk Abram Shliomovich Sadovski
245
Third Guild Merchant son
Bobruisk Bobruisk Khaim NA Reiser
22345
Second Guild Merchant son
Bogushevich Minsk Tevel NA Shapiro
400
Burgher
Borisov Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
8000
Second Guild Merchant
Bragin Rechitsa Beniyamin Movshovich Ravikovich
3760
Third Guild Merchant son
Butzlava Butzlava Girsh Khatzkelovich Sapiro
430
Hebrew Burgher
Butzlava NA Gevush Eliovich Taitz
430
NA
Davidgorod Davidgorod Morduch Ioselyovich Tiktiner
700
Burgher
Diszna Diszna Nota * Rubinovich Shapiro
5651
Resident
Diszna NA Vulf Fraimovich Neistat *
5651
NA
Dokshitz Igumen Yuro Movshovich Rozengauz
3020
Burgher
Dolginov Drizenskavo Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
2670
Third Guild Merchant
Drui Diszna Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
3715
Third Guild Merchant
Dukor Dukor Meer Nokhimchik NA
416
Hebrew Resident Burgher
Dukor NA Abram NA Tirkel Toub
416
NA
Dunilovich Minsk Berko Shliomovich Entin
602
Hebrew Burgher
Germanov Diszna Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
300
Third Guild Merchant
Glubokov Diszna Meer NA Feigelson
4505
Third Guild Merchant
Glubokov Glubokov Sheftel NA Ginzberg
4505
Hebrew Burgher
Gluska Gluska Yankel Girshovich Roshal
4505
Resident
Gluska Bobruisk Movsha Girshovich Iofo *
4505
Burgher
Golubich Golubich Shmuil Leizerovich Markman
315
Hebrew Resident
Gorodka Gorodenko Abram Simonovich Metlitzki
615
Hebrew Resident
Gorodka Gorodka Geil Movshovich Rudner
1055
Burgher
Gorvol Minsk Girsh Zemulinovich Chlenov
855
Resident
Gorvol Minsk Yankel NA Gurvich
855
Second Merchant Guild son
Gorvol Minsk Iosel NA Margolin
855
Second Guild Merchant
Grozova Grozova Khonov Ziskovich Greisar
460
Burgher
Grozova NA Shliomovich Surom NA
460
Mordukh
Igumen Minsk Elleyu NA Lyakhovski
3000
Third Guild Merchant
Illyi Minsk Sholom Kriger
1500
Third Guild Merchant
Iventza Koidan Leizar  Shmuilovich Lyuboshitz
3200
Burgher
Iventza Oshmyany Uezda, Vilna NA NA NA
3200
Third Part
Iventza Nalibotzk Shliomo NA Finkelshtein
3200
Burgher
Kalenkovich Koletz * Shliomo Aranovich Shleifer
500
Burgher
Kalenkovich NA Tzoduk Leibovich Medvednik
500
NA
Kamenya Koidan Leizor Shmuilovich Lyuboshitz
355
Burgher
Kamenya Oshmyany Uezda, Vilna NA NA NA
355
Third Part
Kamenya Nalibotzk Shliomo Itzkovich Finkelshtein
355
Burgher
Kholmech Rechitsa Zalman Meerovich Frenkel
690
Third Guild Merchant son
Kholopenich Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
950
Second Guild Merchant son
Kholui Rechitsa Zalman Meerovich Frenkel
300
Third Guild Merchant son
Khoyiniki Rechitsa Beniyamin Movshovich Ravikovich
1290
Third Guild Merchantson
Kletsk Slutsk Abram Movshovich Dantzik
8800
Third Guild Merchant son
Klicheva Bobruisk Peisakh Nisonovich Tinyanov
280
Third Guild Merchant son
Komarovkoju, Drizenskavo Uezda, Vitebsk Abram  Leibovich Rafalovich
56100
Third Guild Merchant 
Kopatkovich Petrikov Khaim Kopeliovich Sandomirski
366
Burgher
Kopatkovich NA Srol NA Zaritzki
366
NA
Kopatkovich NA Iosel NA Ofengendin
366
Merchant
Kopilya Minsk Shimkhovich Shimkovich Margolin
439
Third Guild Merchant
Kopilya Slutski Abram Shliomovich Sadovski
439
Third Merchant Guild son
Korolin Mozirsk Notko Itzkovich Rozenberg
280
Burgher
Korolin Mozirsk Berko NA Zhelyaznyak
280
Burgher
Korolin NA Shmuil NA Finkelshtein
280
NA
Kozhangorod Kozhangorod Girsh Srolevich Latushko
800
Burgher
Kraiska Kraiska Beniyamin Leibovich Zimberkhleit
371
Hebrew Burgher
Kraiska Radoshkov Iodko Berkovich Rubin
371
Hebrew
Krasnago Krasnago Khatzkel Leizerovich Lapidus
465
Burgher
Krasnago NA Morduch Eliovich Galperin
465
NA
Krasnoluk Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
650
Second Guild Merchant son
Krzhivich Krzhivich Itzka Ovseiovich Shulman
251
Hebrew Burgher
Kurzhentza Minsk Sholom NA Kriger
1000
Third Guild Merchant
Kurzhentza Kurzhentza Khonon Alperovich NA
1000
Burgher
Kurzhentza Kurzhentza Zelik NA Amdurski
1000
Burgher
Lakhvi Davidgorod Mordukh Ioselyovich Tiktoner
240
Burgher
Lapich Lapich Mikhel Borukhovich Morgolin
205
Burgher
Lebedeva Minsk Iosel Shimkhovich Margolin
643
Third Guild Merchant
Lelichin Petrikov Khaim Kopeliovich Sandomirski
96
Burgher
Lelichin NA Srol NA Zaritzki
96
NA
Lelichin NA Iosel NA Ofengendin
96
Merchant
Lenina Lenina Borukh Berkovich Katelyanski
250
Resident
Leonpolya Diszna Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
272
Third Guild Merchant
Loev Rechitsa Zalman Meerovich Frenkel
2230
Third Guild Merchant son
Logishina Logoshina Gershen Leibovich Begun
1700
Burgher
Logoiska Logoiska Shliomo Morduchovich Gelfman
1600
Hebrew Resident
Logoiska NA Itzka Sholomovich Yaneklev
1600
NA
Loshi Loshi Abram Girshovich Goldberg
173
Hebrew Burgher
Luzhek Luzhek Zalman Mendeliovich Shenkman
725
Hebrew Resident
Lyakhov Lyakhov Sholom Movshovich Saskhorovich
2585
Burgher
Lyubanya Bobruisk Chaim NA Reiser
500
Third Guild Merchant son
Lyubesheva Pinsk Dovid NA Sambork
1605
Burgher
Lyubesheva Pinsk Ginpel NA Borm
1605
Burgher
Marovla NA Nokhim NA Shulman
790
NA
Minsk NA Movsha NA Shapiro
2585
Merchant son
Mogilin Igumen Uezda Zalman Mordukhovich Rozovski
305
Hebrew
Molodena Minsk Elleyu NA Lyakhovski
880
Third Guild Merchant
Mozir, in Mozirsk Mozir Berko NA Zheleznyak
4800
Burgher
Mozir, in Mozirsk NA Shmuil NA Finkelshtein
4800
NA
Myadelya Myadelya Notko Shepshelovich Gordon
607
Burgher
Myadelya NA Zusya * Davidovich Khodash
607
NA
Narovla Mozir Notko Itzkovich Rozenberg
790
Burgher
Narovla Narovla Leib NA Gendman
790
Burgher
Nedvezhin Zemledilich Minsk Shliomo NA Kaplan
399
Third Guild Merchant
Nesvizh Nesvizh Girsh Kalmonovich Grunes
10055
Burgher
Nesvizh NA Itzko Ioseliovich Gabrielovich
10055
NA
Nobelya Minsk Iosel NA Margolin
500
Third Guild Merchant
Okolova Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
325
Second Guild Merchant son
Ozarich Ozarich Meer Shabshov Fikson
800
Resident
Paricha Bobruisk Vulf NA Krivosheev
3025
Third Guild Merchant
Petrikov Petrikov Khaim Kopeliovich Sandomirski
1395
Burgher
Petrikov NA Srol NA Zaritzki
1395
NA
Petrikov NA Iosel NA Ofengendin
1395
Merchant
Pinsk Minsk Iosel Shimkhovich Margolin
7045
Third Guild Merchant
Pinsk  Gimpel NA Barm
805
Burgher
Pinsko Korolina Minsk Eruchim Girshovich Adlivankin
6505
Burgher
Pleschanich Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
535
Second Guild Merchant son
Plis Glubotz Meer NA Feigelson
613
Third Guild Merchant
Plis Plis Leib NA Plishkin
613
Burgher
Poboretv Slutsk Yankel NA Kraines
2000
Burgher
Poboretv NA Nokhim Vulfovich Kenizberg
2000
NA
Pogoeta Pogoeta Arie NA Geller
340
Burgher
Pogost-Zarechny Pinsk (Pogost) Zisel NA Brun
500
Burgher
Pogost-Zarechny Pinsk Dovid NA Sambark
805
Burgher
Pogosta-Zarechny Pinsk (Pogost) Rubin NA Kruglin
500
Burgher
Postav Glubokov Meer NA Feigelson
595
Third Guild Merchant
Postav NA Shevtel NA Ginzberg
595
Hebrew
Povolova Povolova Faibish Leibovich Krotin
800
Hebrew Resident
Povolova NA Aron Leibovich Grinberg
800
NA
Pukhovich Pukhovich Faitel NA Meerov
25
Burgher
Pukhovich NA Berko Evelev Fridov
25
NA
Radoshkovich Drizenskavo Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
2172
Third Guild Merchant
Rakov Rakov Girsheyu Movshovich Botvinik
1305
Hebrew Resident Burgher
Ramoanova NA Girsh Shliomovich Nakhmanovich
470
NA
Rechitsa NA Leib Shendarovich Vertgein
3850
Burgher
Rechitsa NA Nison NA Feigin
3850
Merchant son
Richek Minsk Shliomi NA Kriger
175
Merchant
Richek Kurenetzk Bendet NA Rabinovich
175
Hebrew
Romanova Romanova Itzka Shevich Maslon
470
Burgher
Rubezhevich Rubezhevich Leib Itzkovich Polyaso
615
Hebrew Resident Burgher
Rubezhevich NA Gessel Vulfovich Guryan
615
NA
Rubezhevich NA Mendel NA Shapiro
615
NA
Samokhalovich Samokhalovich Shliomo Shmuilovich Tzofano
720
Hebrew Burgher
Sharkovschizni Sharkovschizni Iosel Oshorovich Melamed
690
Hebrew Burgher
Sharkovschizni NA Zelik Shimonovich Avrakh
690
NA
Shatzka Shaktzka Elleyu Abramovich Turetzki
250
Burgher
Shatzka NA Zelman Vulfovich Paleev
250
NA
Skrugalov Mozirsk Notko Itzkovich Rozenberg
120
Burgher
Skrugalov Mozirsk Berko NA Zhelyaznyak
120
Burgher
Skrugalov NA Shmuil NA Finkelshtein
120
NA
Slutzk Slutsk Leib Ostrovski Sender
12500
Third Guild Merchant
Slutzk NA Mendel NA Shapiro
12500
Burgher
Smilovich Smilovich Itka Beniominovich Gelfont
2210
Hebrew Burgher
Smolevich Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
750
Second Guild Merchant son
Smolina Minsk Iosel NA Margolin
1800
Third Guild Merchant
Starobin Chaichitz NA NA Ostrovski
645
NA
Starobin Starobin  Abram Izraeliovich Khinich
645
Resident
Stolpetzk Stolpetzk Leizer Vulfovich Tunin
2765
Burgher
Stolpetzk NA Yankel Abramovich Port
2765
NA
Sverzhnya Sverzhnya Kopel Israeliovich Mirski
1522
Resident
Sverzhnya NA Iosel NA Brokhos
1522
Third Part
Svisloch Bobruisk Smuil Nisonovich Katznelson
205
Third Guild Merchant
Svyatovol Svyatovol Yankel NA Gosphel
310
Burgher
Turov Turov Nisel Vulfovich Moloch
2011
Hebrew
Urichya Bobruisk Vulf NA Krivosheev
621
Third Guild Merchant
Uzdi Minsk Azik Movshovich Shtein
2410
Burgher
Uzlyan Igumen Libko NA Sverzhinski
510
Burgher
Vileika, Vilna Drizenskavo Uezda, Vitebsk Abram Leibovich Rafalovich
1002
Third Guild Merchant
Yesmon Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
262
Second Guild Merchant son
Yurevich NA Leib Shendarovich Vertgein
415
Burgher
Yurevich NA Nison NA Feigin
415
Merchant son
Zaslov NA Staff Captain Ignatius NA Yachipitz *
360
Otstavni *
Zembina * Borisov Abram Leibovich Klibanov
950
Second Guild Merchant son
Narovla NA Stefan NA Sulkovskii NA Sec'y, Board of Assessors

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