The Paikins

The family of Chaim Paikin

- who could be a descendant of Herson Paikin!

Chaim Paikin's family in Dagda, Lativa

In the 1897 Dagda Census we find the following:

On Moskovskaya Street in the house of Paikin, the house was wooden, covered by (i.e. the roof was) wooden planks, lived:
  • Paikina Sara-Haya Hirscheva, 54 years old, widow, born and registered in Dagda, illiterate, bake bread.
  • her daughter Beila Chaimova, 16 years old, born in Dagda, literate Hebrew, learned at home, at mother
  • daughter Clara, 11 years old, literate Hebrew, learned at home
  • son Moisey, 8 years old, illiterate
  • son Haelhon, 11 years old
  • son Abram, 2 years old
  • daughter Ester, one year old.

From this we learn that Sara-Haya's husband must have been Chaim and that he died before 1897.

They might have had more children, who have either moved or died. As Sara-Haya must have been around 38 when Beila was born, it is reasonable to presume that they did indeed have more children. But we don't know that - yet! If that is the case they would have been born in the period ca. 1865 - 1880.

This family is not found in thew 1874 Dagda Census, so they must have moved to Dagda sometime between 1874 and 1897.

As Marcus Hershenov Paikin's two sons, Aba and Movsha (see The Descendants of Herson Paikin, Generation three, # 3 and #4) already lived in Dagda at that time, there is a possibility that Chaim is related to Aba and Movsha. It could even be that Chaim was Aba's and Movsha's brother! Movsha was born ca. 1835 and Aba ca. 1842 ... and Chaim's birth year has been presumed to be around 1840-1845!

Chaim Paikin was presumably born sometime around 1840-1845, and he died before 1897. He was married to Sara-Haya Hirscheva.

Children of Chaim Paikin and Sara-Haya Hirscheva were as follows:

  • i. Beila Chaimova Paikin born ca. 1881 Dagda, Latvia.
  • ii. Clara Paikin born ca. 1886
  • iii. Haeilhon Paikin born ca. 1886
  • iv. Moisey Paikinborn ca. 1891
  • v. Abram Paikin born ca. 1895
  • vi. Ester Paikin born ca. 1896

The above is from a report made by

Aleksandrs Feigmanis
historian and genealogist

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Last edited 28.10.2001 by Elsebeth Paikin