ASIMOV, Aaron MenachemAbt 1865 - 1939 (74 years)
Name ASIMOV, Aaron Menachem Birth Abt 1865 Petrovichi, Smolensk, Russia Gender Male Occupation Dealer in grain: rye, oats, barley, buckwheat. In the family mill they prepared it to be cooked and eaten.  Occupation Dealer in raw linen:“penka,” “len,” and “poskany.” Able to sort out the linen by grade and quality.  Religion Jewish Residence Petrovich, Russia Death 1939 Russian hospital, St. Petersburg 
- In an email much later, 2019, Serafima says Aron died in 1937
- In 1979, Serafima Asimova wrote to her cousin, Isaac Asimov, from Leningrad, and said that her Grandfather Aaron Asimov and Grandmother Hana Leikin Asimov had six children: Judah, Rachel, Dvosja, Boris, Ephraim and her father, Samuel.
Judah (1896 -1969) wrote a recollection of years in Russia and said that Aaron Asimov had been a grain dealer who sold rye, oats, barley and buckwheat.
Judah wrote that his father was a great believer in G-d.
He wrote that Aaron did not hit his children--except once. Judah was about 18 when he and his father asked the local rabbi to rule in a business dispute between them and another man whom they believed had deceived them. When the Rabbi ruled against Aaron and Judah, Judah objected. Aaron slapped Jack, saying that the decision was the Rabbi's to make and that they would abide by it.
Aaron was smart. When a new tax collector came to town, it was Aaron who noticed that the townspeople weren't being given receipts for the money they paid. Instead, the tax collector had them sign a paper after they paid. So Aaron asked for a receipt. The tax collector refused, so Aaron said he would neither pay nor sign.
It turned out that the paper everyone was signing was a lease that turned over their property to the tax collector and permitted him to raise their rent at will. So Aaron and the other townspeople took the tax collector to court in a case that went up to the Russian Duma. No one knows how the judge would have decided, however, because the year was 1917, and the Russian Revolution turned everything upside down.
Here is an excerpt from a 2006 email from Serafima Asimova, the daughter of Aaron's youngest son, Samuel, referring to the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in the 1920s:
"By then, it is the middle of 20 years [1920s], family of grandfather Aaron have deprived with all earned, mills, have forced to go to work ( hi there were 70 years) in collective farm."
Serafima also wrote that Aaron went to live in Leningrad with his son, Boris, in later years, and died in a hospital after an operation.
Person ID I64 Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines Last Modified 22 Jan 2023
Father ASIMOV, Mendel, b. Abt 1850, Petrovichi, Russia d. 1916, Russia (Age 66 years) Mother UNKNOWN, Wife, b. Abt 1850, Russia Family ID F25 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family LEIKIN, Hanna, b. Abt 1870, Hislavichi near Petrovichi, Russia d. Abt 1936, Petrovichi, Russia (Age 66 years) Marriage Abt 1893 Petrovichi, Russia Children 1. ASIMOV, Girl, b. 1894, Petrovichi, Russia d. 1894, Petrovichi, Russia (Age 0 years) 2. ASIMOV, Judah, b. 21 Dec 1896, Petrovichi, Russia, 53.58 deg N lat; 32.10 E long. d. 4 Aug 1969, Miami Beach, Florida, USA (Age 72 years) 3. ASIMOV, Rachel, b. Abt 1900, Petrovichi, Russia d. Abt 1939, Russia (Age 39 years) 4. ASIMOV, Dvosja, b. Abt 1901, Russia d. 1977, Leningrad (Age 76 years) 5. ASIMOV, Abraham Ber (Boris), b. 1902, Petrovichi, Russia d. 30 Aug 1986, Hadera, Israel (Age 84 years) 6. ASIMOV, Ephraim (Afoim) (Avram), b. 1907, Russia d. Abt 1943, Missing in action (Age 36 years) 7. ASIMOV, Boy, b. 1904, Petrovichi, Russia d. Abt 1904, Petrovichi, Russia (Age 0 years) 8. ASIMOV, Samuel Aronovich, b. 7 Nov 1909, Petrovichi, Russia d. 1963, Leningrad, USSR (Age 53 years) Photos Aaron Asimov Last Modified 29 Sep 2023 Family ID F7 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Birth - Abt 1865 - Petrovichi, Smolensk, Russia Residence - - Petrovich, Russia Marriage - Abt 1893 - Petrovichi, Russia Death - 1939 - Russian hospital, St. Petersburg = Link to Google Earth Pin Legend : Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set
Photos Aaron Asimov Aaron Asimov (1)
Aaron Asimov, father of Judah
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. Aaron_Menachem_Asimov_restored Monument to more than 300 Petrovichi and Khislavichi Jews burned to death on July 22 1942, inclu 43 Asimovs
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