MILENKY (born 1798), son of Movsha Meier, married Jenta and
had at least two sons, Movsha and Abram (1821), in Ivenets, a
Minsk, Russia (now Belarus). He died in 1837.
married Leya and had at least five children:
Jevna (1837), Zelick (1841), Genya (1843), Perla (1849), and Elia. He
likely died in 1882.
married Itka ROTSHTEIN
daughter of Jevna and Sora, and had children: Gita
(1868), Chana (1879), Ester (1887), and, likely, Gotlib.
mid to late 1870s, the family moved to the small village of Staroe Selo
where they rented land and ran a tavern. When Jevna was about 90 years
old, he married 70 year old widow Feiga KOVINSKY.
Jevna died around
Gitel "Gita" MILENKY married David KAUFMAN
son of Josel and Chava nee ALPEROVICH,
and had children, likely in Staroe Selo: Josel (1887), Jacob, Sofia
Abram (1896), and Chana (1898). Gita died in Leningrad in 1939.
married Mendel RUBIN
Keifman and Itka nee GITLIN, in about 1899 and had four children in
Minsk: Toba Gitel, Fanya (1905), Abram (1907), and Edith (1912). She
immigrated to America in 1923 with her three surviving children and met
up with her husband Max (changed from Mendel) who had come three years
earlier. Anna died shortly thereafter in Brooklyn in 1925 and
Max married Sarah RAPPORT (nee RABINOWITZ), daughter of Harry
married Gesel LUBETZKY,
likely from Turets,
son of Hirsch Ber, and had children:
Rachel (1906), Abram, and Fima.
Gotlib MILENKY married Eta-Reyzlya, daughter of
Shmerko, and had at least one daughter in Minsk, Sonya (1906).
married Frida-Rachel, daughter of Wolf, and
had at least seven children: Abraham, Mordechai "Motel", Cypa "Tzirel",
Malka, Hirsh "Tzvi" (1889), Sora-Mera (1890), and Ita (1895).
had at least one daughter, Elka (1916).
married Avraham GRINHOLTZ, son of Moshe
Ester, and had at least five children in Rakov: Chaya (1907), Chaim
(1909), Sara (1918), Shmuel (1920), and Eliahu (1922). She and several
of her family were killed in the Holocaust.
MILENKY, from Ivenets, married Berka
KUDEVITSKY, son of Nesanel from Gorogishe, in Minsk in 1912. They had
at least one daughter, Elka (1914).
Other Milenky families in Ivenets (not yet connected to the above
Khatskel MILENKY (1781), son of Mordukh, married Liba, and had
children: Nota, Hirsh (1817), and Mirla (1832).
Hirsh MILENKY married Raska.
 Aaron SKIR (1913) from Minsk, son of Jacob
Rachel nee KOVINSKY (Feiga's daughter from her first marriage), wrote a
book "Еврейская духовная
культура в Беларуси" (Jewish Spiritual Culture in Belarus), which
includes several fascinating anecdotes about Jevna.
Thank you to Yuri Dorn
and Maxim Mill
of the Jewish Heritage Research
Group in Belarus (http://www.jhrgbelarus.org)
for their help in
uncovering the history of this family.