Re: Help with a location please - Lokshifke, Russia? #general


Alexander Sharon
 

David Pearce wrote:
"I'm hoping that someone can help. I have United States naturalisation
document >from 1870 that says the applicant (a relative) originated >from :
Lokshifke - Russia. A google search doesn't throw up any answers for this
name. Has anyone any ideas regarding this ? I'm now at a loss as what to do
next."

David,

This is most probably place known in modern Ukrainian as Lukashivka (Polish:
Lukaszowka) at 4910 2945. In 1897 this shtetl in Kiev Guberniya had 1,724
Jewish residents.
JGFF database lists currently 44 researchers for this place.

Such large Jewish population numbers for a small shtetl is related to the
conomical activities (alcohol distillery) of the place. Local distillery had
modern Pistorius distillation apparatus and steam boiler installed. This
resulted for example in 1881 'conversion' of 900,000 lbs of grain to 34,000
gallons of the pure alcohol.

Shana Tova,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

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