Chris & Julie Petersen's Genealogy

Adolphe Werblovsky or Verblovsky

Adolphe Werblovsky or Verblovsky

Male 1861 - 1934  (73 years)

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  • Name Adolphe Werblovsky or Verblovsky 
    Born 8 Jun 1861  Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1934  Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1135  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 

    Father Zakhar or Zacharie Werblovsky or Verblovsky,   b. Abt 1829, of Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Herzenberg,   b. 25 Dec 1866, Kuldiga (Goldingen), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1942, Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1892  of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Catherine Werblovsky or Verblovsky,   b. 8 Oct 1893, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1972, Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Natalie Verblovsky,   b. Abt 1895, of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1897, of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Adolphe Werblovsky
    Adolphe Werblovsky

  • Notes 
      1. Various emails from my hired researcher Vilius Boytrius in Vilnius [], mail address: Jonazoliu 10-18, Vilnius 2043, Lithuania. I was not happy with his research and judgment:
      A. 25 Apr 2009 - using the $150 I sent, he reported only the following non-pertinent information: "Regarding another Verblovsky who may or may not have some relationship:
      "Aizik Geshel VERBLOVSKI was born 5th. December, circumstated [circumscribed] by Kushel Hofman in 12th. December 1861 in Vilnius town community. Father mentioned: Ov?sey(?) Leiba son of Azriel, Mother's name: Rasha Ita daughter of Hirsh.(Ink spot happened on father's name writing on Russian page but it's clear on Hebrow side, but I can not read it). Record line #596. Local Historian archive File 708-2-300. [Images of this record, both side pages, attached to email.]
      B. 25 Apr 2009: Regarding the above message. I think this is perhaps a stretch since Aizik would normally be Isaac. I don't see the relationship in the second paragraph since the family name SOBEL makes no sense. Mr. Boytrius responded:
      "Adolphe is absolutely non Yidish, local Jewish language name. I never saw that name in Jewish records before. So if we talk about a boy, Aizik could be changed later to Adolphe as the First Guild merchants usually changed Yidish names to Russian names. Aizik's grandfather "Azriel" also sounds similar like Zacharie. But it would be contradiction of one generation.
      Also I check the date 8th. June in 1862 too. Nobody. But in 7th. June in 1862 in Vilnius the girl Chaya-Sore SOBEL was born. Father: Zachariy son of Leiba, Mother: Freida."
      C. I did not agree to Mr. Boytrius' response especially in light of the following census I found on Jewish.gen dated 30 Sep 1874 for Vilnius, (page 414v, publication and fond: Merchant List LVIA/515/26/178) supports my determination that Ovsey is not the right family for Zachary. We don't see either Adolph (or Abraham/Aaron) in the census not Genrikh his brother. It looks as if Aizik is now Georgy in this census):
      "VERBLOVSKY Ovsey; Azriel; Head of Household, 34,merchant of 2nd guild, arrived from Jurbarkas
      VERBLOVSKY Roza Girhsa Wife, 33
      VERBLOVSKY Georgy Ovsey Son, 13
      VERBLOVSKY Elena Ovsey Daughter, 12
      VERBLOVSKY Maks; Ovsey; Son, 11
      VERBLOVSKY Masha; Ovsey; Daughter, 10
      VERBLOVSKY Flioza; Ovsey; Daughter, 9
      VERBLOVSKY Azriel; Ovsey; Son, 8 VERBLOVSKY German; Ovsey; Son, 4
      VERBLOVSKY Rozaliya; Ovsey; Daughter, 1
      D. Mr. Boytrius responded saying that he agreed that the census I found is for the same family he found with Aizik in 1868. He notes that there are some archival files known as the "Additional Revision List" issued after 1858 when the Main List was created. He wanted to charge $500 to search it, but I felt the price was not reasonable and I did not proceed. He also recommended looking at military draft records which were made for each young man even if he did not become active army service. These records usually include the names of the father and brothers, ages, etc. Mr. Boytrius wanted $175 for this potential service, which I declined thinking it would be better to contact the actual Archives for their research services.

      2. Received the following and currently I do not see any direct connection. Flora's father appears to be Ossip (Joseph?) whereas Adolphe's is Zacharie. Email dated 11 Feb 2009 from Mark Rybak. "I am looking for some info regarding Flora Verblovsky (fathers name Ossip). "Mine" Flora was married for a short time? to Leopold Feitelsohn (they divorced in 1885). I know that the person with the same name was mother of the famous Russian poet Mandelstam. She married at age of 23 in year 1890. Could it be the same person? If something here rings the bell, please let me know at"

      3. From Jewishgen "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames in Russian Empire": Verblovskij can also be seen in the Lithuanian form: Verzhbolovskij.

      1. Owned and managed a restaurant in Nice by the name of "Tiptop" as well as a separately located hotel on Ave. Shakespeare in Nice (now destroyed) by the name of "Pension Provencale".

      2. Last name: Werblovsky (French spelling).

      3 Random memories of Irene Petersen:
      A. As a young girl recalls many arguments between Catherine and her mother Elizabeth. The arguments were frequent and always in German so the Irene could not understand them.
      B. Catherine became pregnant at one point out of wedlock and had an abortion, which her mother convinced her to do. She always deeply regretted for the rest of her life having the abortion.
      C. Arik was always upset with his mother Catherine for having left him in the care of nannies and Catherine's parents as a six-month infant as his parents left on their diplomatic travels that took the young couple across the Russia to Japan, then Canada and Washington DC. Irene felt that it was in retrospect a good thing because of all the Revolutionary uprisings in Russia. Arik apparently left with his grandparents through Finland to Germany.
      D. Irene remembers talk that her grandfather Werblovsky had a mistress.

      4. Letter received in Russian and translated by John Slatter as follows addressed to Irene Petersen:
      "Dear Irena!
      At your request (you and I spoke together at Anchorage in August 1991) I report that until 1917 merchant of the first guild, hereditary honorary citizen, member of the management board of the Northern Mining Company Adolf Zakharovich Verblovskii and his wife Elizaveta Eduardovna Verblovskaia resided in St Petersburg at No. 16 Chernyshev Pereulok [pereulok = lane, side street - JS]. The street name remains to this day.
      Forgive a certain delay with this letter. I am sending it with someone. Receive my Christmas and New Year greetings. I wish you good health and happiness.
      Tatiana S. Fedorova,
      Central State Navy Archive
      36 Millionnaia ul.
      St Petersburg 191065"
      [Note: When I traveled to St. Petersburg in June 2009 as part of a tour, I tried to find this address. It is in the area near the Kirov ballet, but the area is now quite rundown and a warren of small alleys and unmarked streets. I had limited time and ultimately could not find the exact address in the few minutes I had.]

      1. Transcription from French of death certificate in the possession of Irene Petersen, his granddaughter: "The 2nd of December 1934 at 15:30 hours [3.:30 pm] died in his apartment at 46, Blvd. Gambetta in Nice, France: Adolphe Werblovsky born in Vilnus (Russia) [added in "Latvia"] the 8th of June 1861. Unemployed. Son of Zacharie Werblovsky and of (last name and first name) not known by person declaring his death. Spouse of Elisabeth Herzenberg without further information." Photo accompanies death certificate.

      1. Birth place: Vilnius or Vilna

      1. City of Nice civil registration for wife.

      2. Death certificates for parents and child #1.

      3. Temple Index Bureau card for child #1.