Lydia Speakman wrote:
I am trying to research the history of the Margulies family whoDear Lydia,
Torho'w [toh rhoof] is currently known as Torguv at 4941 2458.
It was indeed at some period of time in Zloczow district but
during the interwar period town is listed under Zborow
Torhow's 19th century data
Only information about Torhow that I could locate is listed in
volume No. 12 of "Slownik Geograficzny Krolewstwa Polskiego i
nnych Krajow Slowianskich" (The Geographical Dictionary of the
Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic countries), by Filip
Sulimierski, Bronislaw Chlebowski and Wladyslaw Walewski in Warsaw,
1880-1902. 15 + 2 volumes.
"Slownik" identifies Torhow as village Torko'w (and Torcho'w), in
Zloczow district, 17 km distance SSW >from Zloczow, 14 km NNW >from
Zborow (seat of the district court) and 7 km NW >from Pomorzany (seat
of the county administration). Nearest localities: Machnowcy (North),
Pomorzany (East), Bohutyn (South and SW), Czyzow (West). Stream
Machnowka, contributory to Zlota Lipa River is flowing through the
village. Highest elevation: 411 meters.
Major landowner: Count Roman Potocki, 411 morgs [area unit, 1 morg
= appr. 6,000 sq. meters].
Minor landowner: 474 morgs + 32 morgs of meadows and gardens + 21
morgs of pasture lands.
[Please note, that "Slownik" avoids listing names of the minor
landowners, especially in case of the Jewish landowners]
Jewish population: 14, Ruthenians 386 and 62 Poles.
Nearest Roman Catholic church in located Pomorzany, Greek Catholic
church in Machnowcy.
Village has one grade school, grain mill and the alcohol distillery.
Unfortunately, there is no information about Margulies estate,
which was probably qualified under the "minor" landowner, though he
owned more land than the "major" landowner.
I guess it is all what I have managed to dig out for the 19th
century data on Torhow.
1929 Poland Business Directory lists Count Jerzy Potocki as the
owner of 187 morgs land in Torhow. There was at the same time in
existence in village agriculture Ukrainian cooperative and one
1929 Directory lists several landowner Margulies in Tarnopol and
Stanislawow (adjcent to Tarnopol region).
Leon Margulies, Borki Male (Skalat), Tarnopol
Hersch Margulies, Soroki (Buczacz), Tarnopol
Jakob Margulies, Nowosiolka Kosciukowa, (Zaleszczyki), Tarnopol
Jonas Margulies, Stojanow, (Radziechow), Tanopol
Mendel Margulies, Chomiakow, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow
Mendel Margulies, Chrypin, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow
Calgary, Ab., Canada