12269Re: [S-R] Katarzyna Wrobel
- Jun 2, 2005Just a followup: I found a map that confirms that this Sloboda
and Cieplice (spelled Teplyci in Ukrainian) just east of Lezajsk
were majority Ukrainian villages. Just before WW2, Sloboda had a
Ukrainian population of 410 out of 440 residents, and Teplyci had
2680 out of 3630.
> "Katarzyna Wrobel" is a Polish spelling (Catherine Sparrow), as that
> part of Ukraine was under Polish rule for a long time, then under
> Austrian rule. "W" in Polish is pronounced like "v", and the "o" in
> Wrobel has an accent over it, making it pronounced the same as "u", so
> that accounts for the other spellings of Wrubel (probably a German
> spelling) and Vrubel (English spelling).
> Unfortunately there are several villages called Sloboda that were in
> Ukrainian Galicia, so more info would be needed to track down the
> right one. But on the Ellis Island Manifest, the entries above and
> below Katarzyna refer to other Ruthenians coming from Sloboda and
> Cieplice. They might have travelled together, which would mean those
> villages should be near each other.
> And in fact in SE Poland, just east of Lezajsk, there are two villages
> Sloboda and Cieplice right near each other. But I'm not sure whether
> those villages were Ukrainian/Ruthenian, maybe someone on the list
> would know exactly how far to the west the Ukrainian population
> extended from the Polish/Ukrainian border there. Also, there might be
> villages in Ukraine called Sloboda and Cieplice (prob spelled
> something like Teplyce) near each other.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of swekearls
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:33 PM
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> Subject: [S-R] Katarzyna Wrobel
> My greatgrandmother came to the United States in 1906. Ellis Island
> lists her name as Katarzyna Wrobel. E.I. manifest states place of
> residence Sloboda and she is Galician, Ruthernan. My Grandfathers
> birth certificate states his mother was from Austria and listed her
> maiden name as Wrubel. Her marriage certificate says Vrubel. Any
> ideas where to start? What might be the the most accurate spelling of
> her surname?
> Where is this region and what would be the name of the village today?
> Any help would be appreciated. She always told family she was from
> the Ukraine.
> Karen Earls
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