#10 – My great grandfather’s last name was Lipnikliev

Somewhere in the twenties Panayot and his brother changed their name into Civikov. The exact reason is unknown, most likely to get out of sight of the police but it could also have started as a pseudonym for his writings. We can only guess.

On the pictures beneath you see my great grandfather Veliko Genov Lipnikliev. Born from a family of poor farmers in Lipnik, a small village near Ruse, he moved to Ruse were he got a job at the railway station. There, close to the railway next to the Donau, he started building the house where my grandfather and father were born and raised. It is still in the family. A photo report will follow in my next post.



In front of (most likely) the old railway station of Tarnevo.


Railway parallel to the Donau



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