1772 - 1914 Aus-Hung Empire

In Rohatyn many voters were not endorsed in the voters listing. The complaints against this procedure, more than 150, were not considered, mainly on these reasons: 1. Lack of evidence for the legal age (the confirmation of the town hall or the Jewish Religious Community, stating that the respective voter aged 24 years, were declared as being insufficient; the point has to be made, that elder people could not present matrical certificates as the matrical books were destroyed in the year 1860 by fire). 2. Lack of evidence for the residence for one year, which could be proved easily by the town hall. Other voters, not suspected as being oppositional, got the voting rights, although they lived in Rohatyn for just a few months.

Original German document attached at bottom of page entitled DulembaProtest337

2b. Rohatyn Yizkor Book p62-3. http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rogatin/roh012.html

2c. Photo of Catalog Card from the Bavarian State Archive attached at bottom of page on Dulemba document

3. Pinkas for Rohatyn.

4. Pandemics

5. Steven Lasky's Museum of Family History

1772 Division of Poland, Rohatyn given to Countess Zofia Lubomirska. (3)

1776 Jewish autonomy cancelled. Heavy taxes placed on Jews and debts collected. (3)

1785 Emperor Joseph II issues edict to survey the entire Austrian Hungarian empire.

1787 Survey completed, Edict issued stipulating adoption of fixed surnames for Jews.

1/1/1788: Deadline requiring Jews of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to adopt a surname.(1)

1788 Jewish school established by H. Homburg and head by teacher Kornfeld. (3)

1789 New Galician Tax ("Urbarium") issued

1806 Jewish schools closed.(3)

1808 Needing money, in 1808, Franz Xaver Mozart, son of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart, travelled to Lemberg, where he gave music lessons to the daughters of the Polish count Baworowski. Although the pay was good, Franz felt lonely in the town of Pidkamin, near Rohatyn, so in 1809, he accepted an offer from the imperial representative, von Janiszewski, to teach his daughters music in the town of Burshtyn. Besides teaching, he gave local concerts, playing his own and his father's pieces. These concerts introduced him to the important people in Galicia. After two years in Burshtyn, he moved to Lemberg where he spent more than 20 years teaching (with students including Julie von Webenau) and giving concerts. Between 1826 and 1829, he conducted the choir of Saint Cecilia, which consisted of 400 amateur singers. In 1826, he conducted his father's Requiem during a concert at the Greek Catholic cathedral of Saint George. From this choir, he created the musical brotherhood of Saint Cecilia, and thus the first school of music in Lemberg. He did not give up performing and in the years 1819 to 1821 traveled throughout Europe. In 1819 he gave concerts in Warsaw, Elbing and Danzig (Gdańsk). (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Xaver_Wolfgang_Mozart)

Formation of the Kahal, an elected Jewish bureaucracy. The Kahal controlled the income of the community with taxes and paid wages to the Rav (Rabbi), the Shames (beadle), the sofer (scribe), the shochet (ritual slaughter) the chazan (cantor) and the bath attendants. (1)

1831 Asiatic Cholera Pandemic in Galicia

1836 Heavy Floods in Galicia

1846 The peasant uprising of 1846 aka The Galician Slaughter

1847 Cholera and Typhus in Galicia

1853 The Great Famine in Galicia

1854 The Great Cholera Pandemic in Galicia

1860 Destruction of metrical books of Rohatyn by fire. (2)

1868 Conditions of the Jews of Rohatyn starts to improve. Jews allowed to vote for town council.(3)

1871 Cholera in Galicia

1873 Cholera in Galicia

1904 Synagogue is built with beautiful murals, complimentary Hebrew School established and headed by Rafal Soferman.[3]

1907 Ukrainian gymnasium established.[3]

1907 Protest against the election of Dr. Wladyslaw Dulemba. (2a-c)

1910 Polish gymnasium established.[3]

1913, June Gershon Rot (George Roth) debuts in Moshe Richter's play, Herzela Meyuchas (Herzl the Aristrocrat) in Rohatyn. (5)


1. The Galitzianer, Vol 17, No. 1. Lemberg to Warsaw by Jacob Weiss.

2a. Edgar Hauser provided translation of page 7 of the "Protest against the election of Dr. Wladyslaw Dulemba", 1907. The translation of this section reads as follows: