Samotins of Baku #general


Abromowitz, David M.
 

Dear Group,

 

I am tracing my Samotin ancestors, who lived in Baku during the middle 1800s until early 1900s.   My great grandfather was Morris Samotin, 1854-1920, married to Bessie Yachnowitz 1865-1948, and Morris’s father was Aaron.   Aaron might have been born in Warsaw and migrated to Baku.   My grandfather Joseph 1890-1963 and most or all of his siblings emigrated to the USA around 1911.   However, most of what I have read is that the Jewish migration to Baku was not until around 1900 when the oil industry attracted them, while my ancestors were there much earlier. 

 

I would appreciate anyone who has good historical information about the Jews of #Baku, connections to the family names Samotin or Yachnowitz, or any other helpful information. 

 

Thank you,

 

David Abromowitz


mvayser@...
 

There are 2 people buried at the Jewish cemetery in Baku with Yakhnovich (modern transliteration) last name, none with Samotin, but according to the web site https://evreyskoekladbishevbaku.com, their database is not complete.
Yakhnovich Elizaveta daughter of Abel: 1880 - 12 Sept 1951
Yakhnovich Rozaliya, daughter of Moysey: 26 Aug 1903 - 4 Dec 1990

Mike Vayser