4 thoughts on “Benjamin Matveevich

    1. OK, good, gracias. You can see this in the original but for some reason it keeps getting transliterated without the v.


      Here is a page, though, that does transliterate Matveevich when you machine translate to English — I want to find out more about this person but all roads lead to Alexander. http://moscow-walks.livejournal.com/899308.html?thread=5825772

      Dayum, here is my great-great grandmother in a photo I had not seen before, when she was very old.


  1. From the Moscow walks page above, English on aunt Anya (who *of course* could not have been alive for as long as we believed; it must have been a second Anya who visited Massachusetts in the 1970s and 1980s). I deduce that her husband is the Samoilov and thus it must have been these twins, Leo and Alexander, born 1902, that were the White Russians that escaped through China and that Valeska met on the docks in San Francisco and put on the train to Harvard.
    Anna A. Bari (1876-1948) graduated from high school. It is, according to the memoirs family, most of all like her father – the adventurous and sociable. It was initiated by her school at the factory (in the official history of the “Dynamo” plant but says that the school was opened on the initiative of the “liberal intelligentsia” and narodnitsy Elena Alexandrovna Korableva) was opened. Creating a school, she had to overcome a lot of difficulties and obstacles on the part of officials. But she enthusiastically set to work and school was opened. Anna A. wrote to her future husband, assistant professor of Moscow State University Alexander Samoilov Filippovich January 2, 1901: “Here’s another request: whether you can take out of the library for a few days … Ostrovsky” His people are numbered, “We’re going to read it on. plant and needs a lot of instances. ” However, changes in family life distract her from his hobbies. Summer of 1902, Bari family lived in the country in Tsaritsyno, where on July 12 the couple Samoilov gave birth to twins Leo and Alexander, who was baptized in the local church life-giving source of July 25 (the recipients Yakov Filippovich Samoilov, the Orthodox faith, Olga and Eugene Bari, Lutheran). Besides her husband was transferred to Kazan, and she was forced to follow him. In 1904, Anna Alexandrovna handed over the affairs of the school at the factory and college Kozhuhovskaya his sister Eugenia. However, the latter did not have the organizational sposobrnostyami. Anna Alexandrovna wrote June 8, 1904: “I’m going right now to the factory inspector with Eugene on business school, she still trots all officials”, and 2 September of the same year: “I am the evening went to the factory on prayer in schools across the country I was. somehow, it started business by me, in which so much care has gone, and now is not mine, that there is no place for me. I console myself that Kazan find the new in the same area “(according to the memoirs relatives in Kazan it was opened for children garden, school and gymnasium). Evgenia Bari (1881-1967) graduated from the Higher Courses for Women. She was a deeply religious person, I have studied the history of religion. Her husband, Alexander Nersesovich Nersesov, as she was taught at a school for adults. Evgenia fond of Tolstoy. According to her, she “read Tolstoy prohibited articles, transported them myself secretly across the border with … read pal – teacher Elena Alexandrovna” (if it is not Korableva Volya from Simonova settlement). She dreamed of poverty for himself, did not want to wear expensive dresses. Evgenia recalled: “There were times when food I Simonovo to work, shaking in the line together with the workers and monks and towards traveling in a luxurious carriage Director Gavrilov plant I close my apron so as not to close up the mud, but he recognized me and embarrassed, then… He complained to his father, and even angry. I was filled with pride that I was going with the common people. ” Unfortunately it is not clear how long the school has existed. According to the memoirs of Evgenia Bari, she has worked at the school for seven years at the plant, where the evening in the dining room, Anna organized a class with older workers (obviously was day school for children and evening for the workers themselves). Probably, the school existed from 1898 to 1905.

    The revolution of 1905 upset the case in the factory. January 11, 1905 went on strike factory “Dinamo”, followed by the Bari plant and other enterprises (the gate “Dynamo” factory is located opposite the gates of the boiler plant, so the Dynamo when strikes were primarily “shoot” barievtsev). Obviously, at this time it was closed educational courses for workers. Simonovka participated in armed December uprising. It was entirely in the hands of the rebels and for some time there existed the so-called “Simonovskaya Republic”. At this time Bari dining room hosts a meeting of workers, from 9 to 10 December there was placed “Caucasian squad” (which consisted of Caucasians students), which is December 10 led a gunfight with a group of policemen, crossing the Moskva River.
    By 1908, manage the plant becomes the son of Bari Victor, who settled here on the flat.

  2. Matveevich turned out to have originally been Moses, and it was Wilhelm, not Alexander von Humboldt.

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