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1929 Polish Business Directory for Mir

The first list is taken from a business directory compiled around 1929 for the town of Mir,
in the district of Stolpce.
Originally the listing was grouped by type of business. The information below has been
reformatted so that the last name are in alphabetical order (middle column) for easy searching.
(The column called Reg. indicates that these businesses were registered.
Address refers to the neighboring hamlet were the business was located.
The numbers associated with the address concern amount of land owned.)

BUSINESS        Registered   LAST NAME        Initial/Name Address
books                    "Lot"
cooperative          x   "Snop"
seed/grain           x   "Snop", Nasiona firmy C. Ulrich
comestibles              Abaranok              M
horse dealer         x   Abramowicz            Z
blacksmith               Abramowicz            I
butcher                  Abramowicz            Ch
butcher                  Abramowicz            J
grocer                   Abramowska            S
comestibles              Aginski               A
mill                     Altman and Protas, A  K
shoemaker                Anielko               J
bank                 x   Bank Ludowy, Sp z o o
pork merchant            Barancewicz           J          Skomoroszki
butcher                  Baraszko              A
carpenter                Baraszko              J          Wielkie Siolo
butcher                  Bass                  A
shoemaker                Baturewicz            J
comestibles              Bejlin                J
forestry operation       Berman                M          Kryniczno
maker of bells for horsesBernak                L
cheese maker             Bernak                M
leather              x   Bernak                Sz
midwife                  Biedziejewska: see Bohusz
tea dealer/tea shop/cafe Bielska               B
blacksmith               Bierman               Ch
shoemaker                bochenko              M
barber-surgeon/felsher   Boczkowski            W
landowner                Boczkowski            Juljan     Miranka Stara 66
hotel                    Bogacin               R
seed/grain               Bogacin               R
midwife                  Bohusz-Biedziejewska  A
grocer                   Borsuk                G
pork butcher             Breslin               P
blacksmith               Bruk                  H
wheelwright              Bubnowski             J
shoemaker                Bulsz                 P          Wielke Siolo
shoemaker                Byczko
cheese maker             Chajmowicz            B
iron                     Charchas              M
veterinarian             Chazbiljewicz         Stefan.
liquor               x   Chelmowski            K
cap maker                Chodosz               D
tailor                   Chomicz               L          Wielkie Siolo
baker                x   Cresler               A
baker                    Cwik                  B
cheese maker             Cygielsztajn          Ch
maker of bells for horsesCynkin                Sz
leather              x   Cynkin                T
comestibles              Cynkin                Ch
ready-made clothes   x   Czarna                F
hardware                 Czarny                J
comestibles          x   Czesler               a
travel articles          Dancig                D
joiner/carpenter         Dancyg                G
comestibles              Dhodosz               P
shoetree*                Dobryn                I
leather              x   Dobryn                L
tailor                   Dworecki              A
maker of bells for horsesDylejko               R
sieve/shifter maker      Dziemidewicz          A
comestibles          x   Epsztejn              F
seed/grain           x   Epsztejn              Z
fabric                   Erlichman             J
fabric                   Erlichman             J
wheelwright              Fajn                  Ch
baker                    Fajn                  Ch
iron                 x   Fajn                  R
horse dealer         x   Fajnberg              T
leather              x   Fajnsztejn            T
physician                Fiszbach              dr. Izabella
tea dealer/tea shop/cafe Fryd                  M
comestibles          x   Frydman               I
seed/grain               Gelzer                S
fabric               x   Gilmowski             I
seed/grain           x   Gilmowski             B
seed/grain           x   Gilmowski             M
fabric               x   Ginzburg              M
comestibles              Glimowicz             R
clock/watchmaker         Glusk                 J
tailor                   Goldman               L
photography              Goldyn                B
seed/grain           x   Gorkawy               Sz
joiner/carpenter         Gorodziejski          P
shoemaker                Goss                  W
fabric                   Grande                F
tobacco                  Grollo
seed/grain           x   Grosz                 A
seed/grain           x   Grosz                 K
baker                    Grunwald              Sz
seed/grain               Grunwald              L
comestibles              Grynberg              F
tailor                   Grynszpan             Sz
fabric               x   Gulewski              N
comestibles              Gulkowicz             E
grocer                   Gurwicz               Ch
comestibles              Gutbard               H
cap maker                Harkawa               R
cap maker                Harkawy               D
cap maker                Harkawy               N
joiner/carpenter         Harkawy               J
seed/grain               Harkawy               N
tailor for women**       Harkowa               B
tobacco                  Hepikowski            M
tobacco                  Horoburdj             K
comestibles              Horodziejska          B
shoemaker                Horodziejski
comestibles              Itkowicz              P        Sienkiewicza ***
shoemaker                Iwaszkiewicz
shoemaker                Jackiewicz
comestibles              Januszczyk            M
comestibles              Jaswinski             A          Sawonie
pitch factory            Jaworska              Sz.        Propacze
pitch factory            Jaworski
tinware                  Jedydkowicz           Z
pottery                  Jelak                 J
joiner/carpenter         Jermakowski           J
blacksmith               Jewkajlo              A          Wielkie Siolo
shoemaker                Jewkajlo              J          Wielke Siolo
drygoods/notions     x   Joselewicz            E
clock/watchmaker         Joselewski            Okolowicz
clock/watchmaker         Joselewski            T
tea dealer/tea shop/cafe Josielewicz           O
grocer                   Josielewicz           R
blacksmith               Jurszan               Ch
fabric               x   Kac                   Ch
fabric               x   Kacnelson             D
seed/grain           x   Kacnelson             D
pottery                  Kagan                 A
seed/grain               Kagan                 L
clock/watchmaker         Kagan                 Sz
iron                 x   Kagan                 Ch
tailor                   Kahan                 A
drygoods/notions     x   Kaminer               M
comestibles              Kaminer               S
comestibles              Kantcrowicz           S
comestibles              Kantorowicz           N
baker                    Kaplan                I
cheese maker         x   Kaplan                J
comestibles          x   Kaplan                A
comestibles              Kaplan                Ch
seed/grain           x   Kaplan                Ch
barrel maker             Karobko               J          Skormoroszki
butcher                  Karpielowski          B
joiner/carpenter         Karpinski             G
pottery                  Karpowicz             F
Savings and Loan bank x  Kasa Spoldielcze, Sp z o o
carpenter                Kasperowicz           A          Wielkie Siolo
fabric                   Kastrowiecka          Ch
carpenter                Klawszun              M          Skomoroszki
shoemaker                Kojdanowski
shoemaker                Kondziero             Okolowicz
baker                    Konotopska            S
drygoods/notions         Kopelowicz            M
blacksmith               Kopelowicz            Ch
fabric               x   Koplinska             E
windmill                 Korobko               A          Skomoroszki
tea dealer/tea shop/cafe Kosmajewicz           I
midwife                  Kosowska              O
cement products          Krajnowicz            B
office supplies      x   Krajnowicz            B
tobacco                  Krajnowicz            G
windmill                 Krupiec               B          Wielke Siolo
ciment products          Kryniewicz            A
liquor               x   Kuczynski             a
seed/grain               Kuczynski             Sz
liquor                   Kulakowski            z
horse dealer             Lachowski             Sz
comestibles              Lejtes                H
tailor                   Leonowicz                        Wielkie Siolo
drygoods/notions     x   Lewin                 R
fabric               x   Lewin                 H
baker                    Lewkowicz             E
parchment paper maker    Lider                 J
mason                    Makarewicz            J          Wielkie Siolo
pottery                  Maksymowicz           M
locksmith                Malyszanski           W
seed/grain               Mandelmacher          I
hotel                    Maniuk                S
comestibles              Marglin               A
tailor                   Markiewicz            A
midwife                  Mazolok               Januszczyk A.
blacksmith               Mazur                 I          Skomoroszki
joiner/carpenter         Mazur                 K          Skomoroszki
comestibles              Melcer                E
baker                    Menakier              B
fabric               x   Minczuk               E
cheese maker             MirankiesJ
fabric               x   Miranska              M
drygoods/notions     x   Miranski              J
landowner                Mirski                ks. Mich.          2937
horse dealer         x   Mirski and Pozniak    T
mill                     Mirski: see Swiatopelk
windmill                 Mitkiewicz            A          Wielke Siolo
comestibles              Mizgalo               P          Skomoroszki
shoetree*                Morduchowicz          M
shoetree*                Morduchowicz          Sz
leather                  Morduchowicz          I
leather                  Morduchowicz          N
tailor                   Moszczyc              A          Wielkie Siolo
pottery                  Mucha                 M
blacksmith               Mukasiej              W
baker                    Muler                 M
wheelwright              Naronowicz            s          Wielkie Siolo
comestibles          x   Nowogrodzka           E
shoemaker                Odcecki               G          Wielke Siolo
fabric               x   Ostrowska             W
leather              x   Paderski              W
carpenter                Parafinowicz          J          Skomoroszki
cap maker                Pasmanik              I
fabric                   Pdorski               W
shoes                    Pederska              A
hardware             x   Pernikow              A
joiner/carpenter         Piercowski            G
carpenter                Piotrowicz            J          Wielkie Siolo
tailor                   Piseckler             M
comestibles          x   Piszener              R
grocer                   Plotnik               B
tailor                   Pogorzelski           M
blacksmith               Poloniecki            A
comestibles          x   Popol                 Ch
leather                  Portus                G
iron                     Postawska             R
drygoods/notions     x   Pozniak               L.J.
drygoods/notions     x   Pozniak               L
grocer                   Pozniak               R
horse dealer             Pozniak               I
horse dealer             Pozniak: see Mirski
fabric               x   Proszczanska          G
hairdresser              Protas                B
mill                     Protas: see Altman
drygoods/notions     x   Rabinowicz            M
fabric               x   Rabinowicz            A
fabric               x   Rabinowicz            El.
fabric               x   Rabinowicz            Et.
fabric               x   Rabinowicz            M
comestibles              Rabinowicz            Ch
tobacco                  Rabinowicz            Az.
fabric                   Radzinska             J
fabric                   Rakowicz              R
seed/grain           x   Rakowicz              G
pottery                  raptowski             G
fabric                   Ratner                B
seed/grain           x   Rejzin                Ch
drygoods/notions         Renzon                S
cheese maker             Resel                 F          Piaseczno
shoemaker                Reznik                M
grocer                   Rodzinska             Ch
fabric                   Rogatynska            L
pharmacy             x   Rosowski              M
hairdresser              Rozowski              B
fabric                   Rubinowicz            K
horse dealer             Rubinowicz            Sz
shoemaker                Rusiecki              G
tailor                   Rusiecki              A          Wielkie Siolo
restaurant               Rymdzienko            J
comestibles              Ryskind               E
butcher                  Ryzkowski             A
comestibles              Ryzkowski             P          Jezlorskie
windmill                 Sadowski              H          Wielke Siolo
carpenter                Sahajdakiewicz        W          Skomoroszki
pottery                  Sakowicz              K
carpenter                Samiec                A          Wielkie Siolo
horse dealer         x   Sawin                 B
fabric               x   Segalowicz            M
butcher                  Sinder                F
butcher              x   Sinder                M
wheelwright              Slinko                W
leather                  Smukler               Ch
leather              x   soltanowski           L
comestibles          x   Soslan                D
dentist                  Spalter
leather              x   Starobin              A
grocer                   Stelmach              Ch
joiner/carpenter         Stolar                I
fabric               x   Stolowicka            S
comestibles              Stolowicka            J
windmill                 Strzelczyk            M and J
mill                     Swiatopelk Mirski     ks. M
landowner                Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Michal     Piaseczno 542,
brickworks               Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Michal
distillery               Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Michal
starch factory           Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. M
mill                     Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. M          wod. Miranka
pitch factory            Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Mich.
sawmill                  Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Michal
brandy factory           Swiatopelk-Mirski     ks. Michal
hairdresser              Swierenski            I
tailor for women**       Swierzanska           I
drygoods/notions         Swierzenska           P
physician                Swirski               dr. Jozef  chir./surgeon
seed/grain               Szapiro               G
drygoods/notions         Szapszajewicz         N
shoemaker                Szepszjewicz
fabric               x   Szlifirner            Ch
yeast                    Szmukler              Sz
fabric               x   Szmunszkowicz         G
tailor                   Szmuszklewicz         O
cheese maker         x   Szmuszkowicz
fabric               x   Sznajder              R
fabric               x   Szpir                 M
leather              x   Szpoznikow            A
parchment paper maker    Szrajber              D
fabric                   Sztenjaus             N
pottery                  Szulicki              G
parchment paper maker    Szunkiewicz           M
fabric                   Szusterman            L
butcher                  Szusterman            Sz
comestibles              Szutkin               W
fabric               x   Tabacznik             F
tailor                   Tarmola               J
barrel maker             Tparfimowicz          J
drygoods/notions         Tunik                 Ch
comestibles          x   Tyktynska             Ch
seed/grain               Ulrich: see "Snop"
butcher                  Wajner                J
comestibles          x   Wajner                G
locksmith                Wargan                B
locksmith                Wilczycki             S
furrier                  Wilczynski            S and M
liquor                   Wilk                  E
tailor                   Winer                 K
baker                    Wolfoswicz            S
carpenter                Wolk                  A          Wielkie Siolo
mill                     Wroblewski            P
comestibles              Wutczuk               Sz
restaurant           x   WyrzkowskaJ
comestibles          x   Zablocki              A
joiner/carpenter         Zabrenko              B          Wielke Siolo
baker                x   Zacharewicz           J
shoemaker                Zajac                 K
tailor                   Zuchowicki            P
leather              x   Zuk                   ch
leather              z   Zuk                   Sz
comestibles          x   Zuk                   R
wheelwright              Zwonko                P          Wielkie Siolo
*shoetree or rubber for galoshes
**tailor for women and seamstress
ks=prince or duke
wod=province or provincial
x=officially registered firm

Source:
Pol. Bus. Dir: Ksiega Adresowa Polski (Wraz. z w. m. Gdanskiem dla Handlu, Przemyslu, Rzemiosl i Rolnictwa [Directory of Poland (including Gdansk) for Trade, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture] for 1929. Information effective 1 Jan 1928.

"From the 1929 directory about Mir in Nowogrodskie woj.:
Miasto (county town) is its designation under the Polish govt.
Powiat/district: Stolpce
Justice of the peace in Horodziej
Justice court in Nowogrodek
1 Jan 1928 population: 3,741
15 km from train stop at Horodziej, line: Baranowicze-Stolpce
telephone, post office, and telegraph: Mir council office
1 catholic church, 1 orthodox church, 1 synagogue, 1 mosque
Assn of Merchants, Assn of Artisans
Markets: Mondays and 9 May, 26 Oct, 16 Feb for horses and pigs
also
gmina (town)
Dependant villages:
Jezlorskie, Kryniczno, Miranka, Piaseczno, Propacze, Sawonie, Skomoroxzki, Wielkie Siolo, Wyczytarowo
seat of council office of Mir in Stolpce district"


The information in this business directory for Mir comes from a microfilm donated to the New York Public Library by NY JGS and provided to the Mir shtetl website by the translator, Ellen Sadove Renck, VP Grodno Genealogy Group, Inc. and coordinator of Lida District Researchers. Sept. 2000
Updated June 2008

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