Zacharias Pieven

Alias Zacharias Emilianovich; Peven, Piven

Russian spelling

Захар Емельянович Певень

Born 18.09.1882

Place Saltykova Devitsa, Chernigov, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Father Emelian Filippovich Pieven

Mother Christinia Smiayn (Smiagar)


Wife Klavdia (nee Kroliski?) (1891-1914), married 1909 in Harbin; daughter Ida b. 1911, son Harold (Harold Piven-Large) b. 1913; 1916 Zacharias married Josephine Enzenross in Sydney

Residence before arrival at Australia In 1896-1903 he was employed as an apprentice fitter in shipbuilding yards in Odessa; in 1908-1909 worked as a fitter in mechanical workshops in Sormovo, Nizhni Novgorod; 1909-1911 Harbin Railway Workshps.

Arrived at Australia
from Japan
on 11.02.1911
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Dalby, Maryborough, Qld; Sydney, Wellington, NSW

Occupation Engine fitter, 1917 worked at the Railway workshop

Service (Depot)
enlisted 28.11.1916
POE Sydney
rank Private
discharged Ca 28.11.1916 MU

Naturalisation Applied 1915

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 1917 Sydney


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Zacharias E. Pieven)

Monthly returns of enlisted Russians (NAA)

Digitised application to enlist in the AIF (NAA) (Lacharias E. Pieven)

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Newspaper articles

Foreigners in court. - Wellington Times, NSW, 23 September 1915, p. 6.

Germans and civil law. - Register, Adelaide, 25 September 1915, p. 10.