Russian Military History Question #ukraine

Aaron Slotnik

Hello everyone,

I know that my gg and ggg-grandfathers made a living supplying the Russian
army with provisions, primarily food, at the Modlin fortress near Warsaw.
According to family sources, my ggg-grandfather's surname was originally
ZOLOTNIK (an old Russian measure of weight) and was >from the Volhynia
gubernia but followed the Russian army to Modlin. Based on historical
research, I suspect this may have been during the 1831 Polish uprising
against Russian rule; however, he could have arrived earlier or later than
that. >from vital records around 1850, I also recently learned that someone
who I think was my ggg-grandfather's brother was first a soldier (zolnierz)
and then a musician (muzykant) with the First Sapper Reserve Battalion
stationed at Modlin. Any information or recommendations for researching
these two occupations, the fortress, troop movements >from Volhynia to
Warsaw, and this particular battalion would be greatly appreciated.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania