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Searching for Erisch or Yaresh in Berdichev

Started by Ian Singer Oct 28, 2010.

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Comment by David Reed on January 30, 2014 at 9:05am

I am researching my father's side of the family that originated in the village of Ihrovitsa, Ternopil Oblast. The names I am researching are Redchuk, Bortnyk, Juzwa (pronounced Yoozva) , Dowkopolyj, Sawicki, Drzewiecki.

Comment by Connie Underwood on November 11, 2011 at 1:30am

Hello

   I am looking for info on my Great Granfather and up who were Germans from Russia.  I know they were in the Odessa region, and I think the town was called Rohbach.  They would of been there in 1895 and on back earlier.  The names I am looking for is Fritchel but might of changed spelling the Firstnames I am looking for is Gottlieb, Peter.  The women's last names are Mitscel (Carolina), and Nuss (Rosalia).. They all came to US in 1908 and Setteled in Colorado.   Any tips would be great.  Thanks.

Comment by Virginia Lombard on December 31, 2010 at 11:13pm

Hi I am looking for information on my great grandmother Catherine Homolka/Homulka.Humulka (b.1892 d.abt 1979) she married John Pekrol (b.1891 d abt.1975/76(  from Poland,They married in NJ. She is from Kiev,Ukraine.Can anyone help .I am hitting a road block.

Comment by Gail Korszniak Kreyns on August 31, 2010 at 7:33am
The lines I am researching are Korszniak, Kozak, Socha, and Rafa (or Raffa). My grandfather Wasyli Korszniak (b. 1888 in Rzuchow, Lancut) married my grandmother Eva Socha (b.1889 in Piskorowice, Jaroslaw) in Montomery County, Pennsylvania in 1907. Both towns of their births were part of the Austrian Empire at the time of their birth (listed as Galicia on ship records) and are now in Poland. Wasyli's parents were Stefan Korszniak and Anna Kozak. Eva's parents were Iwan Socha and Pauline Rafa/Raffa. I'm guessing Pauline is an English version of her real name.
Comment by Dawn Ranae (Perry) Best on July 11, 2010 at 8:22pm
The lines I am researching are Honcharenko/Honcharoff and Semchenko

My earliest ancestor for the Honcharenko line is alexander Honcharenko b 1855. He later changed his name to Honcharoff after coming to the states. (North Dakota)

My earliest ancestor for the Semchenko line is Matthew (matveyevich) who is my great great great grandfather. His son, Nikifor Semchenko was born 1860 and immigrated to the united states. (North Dakota)
Comment by Carol Leve on July 4, 2010 at 2:24pm
Kye, myy surnames for that region are REPLAK, PODOLINSKA, KULISCH and ATAMANIC. I did notice that my great uncle spelled the name Repiak. It could be that someone replaced an l for an i.
Comment by Kye E. Parsons on July 4, 2010 at 1:57pm
Carol, scrap my Russian surnames comment as well because that was connected with the user whose ancestors were from Poltava. Again, sorry for the confusion. Do you have any surnames you can provide me? Also, you mentioned that the Ellis Island site mentions they are Ruthian....the correct spelling is Ruthenian. For more says they are Ruthenians. Check this link out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenians
Comment by Carol Leve on July 4, 2010 at 1:44pm
Yes, they were all Catholic. They attended a Greek Orthodox church in the early years here. Do you still believe the names sound Russian though? Yes, :Galicia and Oblast I have seen on sites for them. On the Ellis Island site it mentions they are Ruthian (sp).
Comment by Kye E. Parsons on July 4, 2010 at 1:12pm
Oops, I just realized that it wasn't you who had ancestors in Poltava...it was another user in this thread. My apologizes. I don't see where Poltava is mentioned in the letter. But if you look at the very top, there's the word "Zbarazh." You won't recognize it as such but that's the way it would be spelled out if you wrote it in English. Anyway, Zbarazh is a city in Ternopil Oblast (province) located in the historic region of Galicia in western Ukraine. That makes perfect sense as in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many Ukrainians came to America from western Ukraine- tens of thousands came from Galicia and other parts of western Ukraine. Most were Ukrainian Catholics. It would be interesting to find out if you have any Ukrainian Catholics in your family. Definitely the author of the letter was Christian as the words "Glory to Jesus Christ" are mentioned.
Comment by Carol Leve on July 4, 2010 at 12:56pm
I have so many questions now. Did it say Poltava in the letter? We were under the impression they came from Kiev. I have no idea what the letters say. No one in the family after my grandparents spoke Ukrainian. The letters were passed down to me. My grandfather, Peter, came here and hoped to bring his brother Alexi (the letter writer) to America. Unfortunately, war came before he was able to. Thank you for your help.
 

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