RE: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] Any Links with Hostow and Oryszkowce
I found you question quite interesting, as Kopyczynce is located just North of Borszczow(Borshciv) - Further east than Buczacz(Buchach), and south East of Tarnopol . Recently Anna advised on this forum that she was researching Andrzejczuk in Borszczow area, and Andrzejczuk’s were also located in Hostow. I know little about the migration patterns of people in the area, so I wouldn’t discount anything at this stage.
I looked through my files and found reference to a Stelmaszczuk birth in 1802 (Franciscius Czupkow Stelmaszczuk.
There were a few fortuitous entries I have also around 1840 have them listed as Catholica in contrast to AcCatholica. Hence, it appears they worshipped as Roman Catholics. Stefan Stelmaszczuk was married to Anna Gacek in 1928 - He was Roman Catholic
In the links(on the site) you will find a reference to the 1929 business directory for Hostow, where a Stelmoszczuk is mentioned and then separately a Stelmaszczuk is noted as a Charpentiers and a Tailleurs.
Do you have any idea what Stelmasz means?
Do you have any contacts that would be aware of surnames present in the Przybylow/ Hostow area
From: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of nanandmikeski
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 2:41 AM
Subject: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] Any Links with Hostow and Oryszkowce
I would like to try to identify if there any family links between the 2
Galician villages Hostow and Oryszkowce. On my fathers side the
surname is Nawrocki and Grandmothers is Stelmaszczuk I have been
carrying geanological research though the family history centres and
have managed to trace Nawrocki's from Oryszkowce to the year 1858 but
not much before, but as yet no Stelmaszczuks are registered in the
births register for Oryszkowce near Kopyczynce. My Grandmother was
Greek Catholic although there are Greek catholics listed in the Roman
Catholic parish church register.
Most of my Polish family were moved to the Silesia region after the
war and quite recently my cousins daughter married a Przybylow which
is a neighbouring village to Hostow where there are Stelmaszczuks
mentioned as living there. Does anyone know of any connection please.