My great-grandfather, Ariel Grossman, was born in Uman in April of 1887.
He was a machinist. His family was rumored to have had a big store. His mother later married a Talmudic scholar named Boutelkoff. They moved to Talne. I have one image of them.
The Jewish population in Uman was large around the turn of the century, but I decided to write to you anyways!
I am putting together a CD of images of Uman and Talne.