Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Tenant Farmer Relationship with Land Owner #lithuania


David Slater
 

My great grandfather Leib SCHLACHTER rented a fruit orchard, in or around,
Kovarsk, Vilkomir, Kovno (today Kavarskas, Ukmerge, Lithuania) likely >from
the 1870s-1902 when the family emigrated to the US. I am wondering if there
would be formal contracts between landowner & tenant, and if so, where those
records might be found. I've read that the village of Kovarsk [Kavarskas]
was purchased by Michal Oginski [Mykolas Oginskis] in 1882, an heir to the
family that owned it in the 18th century. I have found an 1877 Box Taxpayers
List Index for my great-grandfather, an 1880 & 1882 Voters List Index
stating he was a non-resident of Kavarskas, as well as, an 1899 & 1900
Rabbi Eelectors List. Would like to find a record of tenant relationship,
if such exists and hopefully locate exactly where he worked and lived. Any
suggestions greatly appreciated!

David Slater
Atlanta, GA, USA

Researching:
SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, SKODOWIT, BARON - Kavarskas
SIMONSOHN [SIMSON in US], WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ - Riga
WASHILKOVSKY, KRAUZE, FIXEL - Bialystok
DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, BUKOVITZKI, KOZNITZ - Slonim

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