The Family of Abram Nowoselok of Viski, Latvia.

Sheina-Freda Nowoselok Dumesh (or Sadie Silk Dumes) was the grand-daughter of Abram Nowoselok, daughter of Arja or Aron Nowlselok, born in 1841. You won't see her listed in this report because we already have her data from the 1897 census in the other Dumesh oriented pages.

There was only one family with the name Nowoselok in Vishki in the 1875 list. These lists were made up as records for the draft, so they included only males.

The lists of Jewish families belonging to Dvinsk and Dvinsk district, set up in 1875 (only males are registered in these lists) contain information about one Nowoselok family living in Vishki (see Appendix No.1):

  • Arja, son of Abram Nowoselok, aged 34 (so born in ca 1841), his sons:
    • Mowscha, born in ca 1860 (aged 15 in 1875)
    • David, born in ca 1864 (aged 11 in 1875)

Arja or Aron Nowoselok had at least five children.

  1. Mowscha-Selik, son of Aron Nowoselok (other spelling – Nowoschelk) was born in ca 1860/1861 in Vishki (according to the census for 1935 his date of birth – 1861, the the lists for 1875 he was born in ca 1860, however according to the census for 1897 he was 41 years old), place of registration – Vishki, occupation – pedlar, glazier. According to the census for 1935 his occupation – joiner. In 1935 Mowscha-Selik, his wife Feiga-Ginda and the family of Haim-Wulf Nowoselok lived in Vishki at Aglonas Street 38.

    His wife Feiga-Ginda (Hinda), daughter of Leiser (maiden name is not stated) was born in 1858 in Vishki (aged 38 in ca 1896, in the census for 1935 date of birth - 1858). According to the census for 1897 they lived in Vishki at Petersburgskaya Street, in the house of Schepschelewitsch, apt. 2 (see Appendix No.2 Page1 and Page2).

    Their children:

    • daughter Sora-Selda Nowoselok, born in ca 1882 in Vishki (aged 14 in ca 1896),
    • son Haim-Wulf Nowoselok, born in 1888 in Vishki (aged 9 in ca 1896, according to the census for 1935 he was born in 1888). His occupation – hat maker. His wife Zipa-Lea, born in 1896 in Vishki.
        Their children:

      • son Genoch Nowoselok, born on January 5 of 1922 in Vishki. Before the Second World War Genoch Nowoselok lived in Riga at Puskina Street 1, apt. 7. He was struck off the house register of Puskina Street 1 in February of 1941 as moved to Avotu Street 22. In the house register of Avotu Street 22 he was registered since February 5 of 1941, but his registration at the mentioned address was deleted (see Appendix No.3). The book of Eva Vater "Latvian Jews in fight against Nazism" contain information about Genady, son of Haim Nowoselov, born in 1922. We suppose Genoch Nowoselok and Genady Nowoselov is one and the same person. During the war he was in Red Army, he survived the war.
      • daughter Haja Nowoselok, born on March 1 of 1925 in Vishki,
      • daughter Hena Nowoselok, born on December 5 of 1929 in Vishki,
      • son Aron Nowoselok, born on April 12 of 1931 in Vishki.

  2. Vishki petty bourgeois David, son of Arje (also Aron-Haim) Nowoselok (Nowoschelk) was born in ca 1863/1864 in Vishki. His occupation – glazier. His wife Dweira (Dwerka), daughter of Nachman, nèe Neuhaus was born in ca 1863/1864 in Vitebsk.

    Dweira’s father – Nachman, son of Awsey Neuhaus, born in ca 1836 in Vitebsk (aged 60 in the census for 1897), his occupation – private Jewish teacher. Her mother – Lea-Sora Neuhaus, daughter of Leiser (maiden name is not stated), born in ca 1841 in Vitebsk (aged 55 in the census for 1897). They had children besides daughter Dweira: son Leiser Neuhaus, born in ca 1877 in Vitebsk, daughter Frumka Neuhaus, born in ca 1880 in Dvinsk, they worked at the match factory. According to the census for 1897 the family of David Nowoselok, Dweira’s parents and siblings lived in Dvinsk at the corner of Shosseynaya and Mogilevskaya Streets 80, 82, 158/78, 156, in the house of Pavlov, apt 5 (see Appendix No. 7 Page 1 and Page 2). They had children:

    • daughter Soska, born in ca 1886/1887 in Dvinsk (aged 10 in the census for 1897),
    • son Aron-Haim (Artschik), born on March 25 of 1889 in Dvinsk (aged 8 in the census for 1897) (see Appendix No.4),
    • son Schloma-Itzik, born on May 27 of 1891 in Dvinsk (aged 5 in the census for 1897) (see Appendix No.5),
    • son Abram-Leiser, born in ca 1896 in Dvinsk (aged 9 months in the census for 1897).
    • son Rafail, born on January 1 of 1899 in Dvinsk (see Appendix Nr.6).

  3. Zirel (Zirka), daughter of Arje (Aron) Nowoselok was born in 1875 in Dvinsk (this date and place of birth was stated in the census for 1935). One can suppose that she was a sister of Scheina-Freida. According to the census for 1935 Zirel (Zirka) Nowoselok’s husband Dvinsk petty bourgeois Mowscha, son of Haim Machlin was born in 1870 in Dvinsk. In 1935 they lived in Daugavpils at Imantas Street 100, apt. 3. His occupation – shoemaker. Mowscha Machlin died on June 30 of 1940 in Daugavpils.

    • The birth records of the Jewish community in Dvinsk for 1899 contain information on the birth on November 7 of 1899 (Julian calendar) in Dvinsk of Iser, illegitimate son of Dvinsk petty bourgeois Zirka, daughter of Arje, nèe Nowosolok.

    • 3.1. son Lev (Leiba) Machlin, born on March 24 (Julian calendar, 6 April – Gregorian calendar) of 1903 in Dvinsk. His wife Mina was born in 1903 in Dvinsk. In 1935 the family of Lev Machlin lived in Daugavpils at Imantas Street 108, apt. 3. They had children:

      • 3.1.1. daughter Lea Machlin, born on July 16 of 1927 in Daugavpils,
      • 3.1.2. daughter Luba Machlin, born on February 17 of 1929 in Duagavpils,
      • 3.1.3. son Aron Machlin, born on June 1 of 1931 in Daugavpils.

    • 3.2. son Itzchok Machlin, born on February 2 of 1907 in Dvinsk. His occupation – tailor. His wife Haja, daughter of Mendel and Esther Jankelson, born on April 28 of 1903 (Julian calendar) in Dvinsk. Their children:

      • 3.2.1. daughter Rebecka Machlin, born on January 5 of 1932 in Daugavpils,
      • 3.2.2. daughter Lubov Machlin, born on November 22 of 1936 in Daugavpils. They lived in Daugavpils at Kraslavas Street 75, apt. 3. The house register of Karslavas Street 75 contain information that they were struck off the house register on January 18 of 1938, not known where. The book of Eva Vater "Latvian Jews in fight against Nazism" Itzchok Machlin during the Second World War was in Red Army, he survived the war.

    • 3.3. son David Machlin, born on November 23 of 1909 in Dvinsk. His occupation – tailor. His wife Zivja, daughter of Mendel and Esther Jankelson, born on January 29 of 1914 in Dvinsk. In 1935 unmarried David lived together with parents at Imantas Street 108, apt. 3. David and Zivja lived in Daugavpils at Kraslavas Street 75. They were struck off the house register on April 26 of 1937, not stated where.

  4. The records of the 1st All Russian census for 1897 contain information about Haja, daughter of Aron Nowoselok, born in ca 1876/1877 in Dvinsk (aged 20 in the census for 1897). She worked as a cook in the Jewish hospital at Shosseynaya Street (see Appendix No.8 Page 1 and Page 2).