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ASIMOV, Aaron Menachem

ASIMOV, Aaron Menachem[1]

Male Abt 1865 - 1939  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name ASIMOV, Aaron Menachem 
    Born Abt 1865  Petrovichi, Smolensk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Petrovich, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1939  Russian hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 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 24 Mar 2019 

    Father ASIMOV, Mendel,   b. Abt 1850, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother UNKNOWN, Wife,   b. Abt 1850, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LEIKIN, Hanna,   b. Abt 1870, Hislavichi near Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1936, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1893  Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ASIMOV, Girl,   b. 1894, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. ASIMOV, Judah,   b. 21 Dec 1896, Petrovichi, Russia, 53.58 deg N lat; 32.10 E long. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1969, Miami Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. ASIMOV, Rachel,   b. Abt 1900, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1939, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. ASIMOV, Dvosja,   b. Abt 1901, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, Leningrad Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. ASIMOV, Abraham Ber (Boris),   b. 1902, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1986, Hadera, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. ASIMOV, Ephraim (Avram),   b. Abt 1903, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1943, Missing in action Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     7. ASIMOV, Boy,   b. 1904, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. ASIMOV, Samuel,   b. 7 Nov 1909, Petrovichi, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Leningrad, USSR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
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    Aaron Asimov
    Aaron Asimov
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1865 - Petrovichi, Smolensk, Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Petrovich, Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1893 - Petrovichi, Russia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aaron Asimov
    Aaron Asimov (1)
    Aaron_Menachem_Asimov_restored
    Monument to more than 300 Petrovichi and Khislavichi Jews burned to death on July 22 1942, inclu 43 Asimovs
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Isaac Asimov in "In Memory Yet Green" (1979), Isaac's father, Judah "Jack" Asimov.

    2. [S118] Serafima Asimova's 1979 correspondence to Isaac Asimov.




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