Re: Russian army recruits 1880s #general #russia


My GGF Aron Dovid BARAK KANTORCZY's story with conscription into the Czar's army was a little different from these others.  He was not an only son.  They lived in Khotyn, Bessarabia.  In 1860 when he was 17, he received a draft notice.  Conscription into the army was considered akin to a death sentence.  The entire immediate family fled across the River Prut to the Austrian Empire, settling in Storozynetz, Bukovina. 
Marc M. Cohen
Los Gatos, California

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine; CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania; KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL; WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine

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