I have identified the town as Yekaterinoslav (Ekaterinoslav) which
was renamed in 1926 as Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk (Russian
The city of Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovs?k in Ukrainian) is situated
on the river Dnieper (Dnepr or Dnipro) in the Central Ukraine.
?This town was founded in 1776 by the Russian duke, Potemkin by order
of Catherine II, Empress of the Russian Empire and called
Yekaterinoslav from 1776 to 1926. During 1918 the town?s name was
Sicheslav (The Glory for Sich?/Fortress of Cossacks).?
?In the beginning of 19th century the city of Yekaterinoslav had only
6389 inhabitants, in 1865 - 22,816, in 1887 - 48,000 and in 1897 the
population had increased to 121, 200 people. For the last thirty years
of the century the population of the city increased 5 times.?
?In 1897, because of the development of the city, third in the Russian
Empire, Yekaterinoslav opened the electrical tram.?
?In 1926 the city of Yekaterinoslav was renamed - Dnipropetrovsk had
appeared.... The Dnipropetrovs'k (Dnepropetrovsk in Russian) city name
consists of two words: "Dnipro" (Dnieper River) and "Petrovsk" (named
for Petrovskiy). Grigoriy Petrovskiy (1878-1958) was the first
Parliament (Soviet) leader of the new communist Ukrainian republic.?
? Founded in 1787 by the Russian statesman Grigory A. Potemkin, the
city originally was named Ekaterinoslav in honor of Catherine the
Great. The present name, also spelled Dnepropetrovsk, was adopted in
History from Roots Web:
?Dnipropetrovsk, formerly (UNTIL 1926) YEKATERINOSLAV, OR
EKATERINOSLAV, city and administrative centre, Dnipropetrovsk oblast
(province), south-central Ukraine. It lies along the Dnieper River,
near its confluence with the Samara. The river has been considerably
widened by the construction of a dam about 50 miles (80 km)
downstream. Founded in 1783 as Yekaterinoslav on the river's north
bank, the settlement was moved to its present site on the south bank
in 1786. The community was known as Novorossiysk from 1796 to 1802,
when its old name was restored and it became a provincial centre.
Despite the bridging of the Dnieper in 1796 and the growth of trade in
the early 19th century, Yekaterinoslav remained small until
industrialization began in the 1880s, when railways were built to
Odessa, the Donets Basin, and Moscow. In 1926 the Soviets renamed it
Source: Roots Web
Additional information that may interest you
You might find the following document useful as it provides a great
deal of information and links to valuable resources for genealogy
An Introduction to Ukrainian research courtesy of the Center Genealogy Institute
This page contains links to the history of Yekaterinaslav,
information about the city of Dniepropetrovsk and other topics of
Yaketeriereslava OR Yaketereeneslav
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