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  • monica wentworth
    Hi Shelley-You may not believe this but I met someone who is relate to a CHARLES RISKO from Vintondale! I tried e-mailing you directly but it came back
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 22, 2002
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      Hi Shelley-You may not believe this but I met someone who is relate to a
      CHARLES RISKO from Vintondale! I tried e-mailing you directly but it came
      back undeliverable-strange-well I hope you see this!

      >From: "Richard D. Custer" <rcuster@...>
      >Reply-To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [S-R] Risko/Vintondale
      >Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 01:20:35 -0500
      >
      >Hi Shelley,
      >
      >Where did Charles Risko go to church? Where is he buried? There were
      >several immigrant Risko men (e.g., John, Nicholas, Michael) in Vintondale;
      >some of them are buried in the Saints Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church
      >cemetery:
      >http://members.tripod.com/warholic/st_p_&_p_vintondale.htm
      >
      >These people were Carpatho-Rusyns; not Slovaks, not Hungarians. They were
      >from the village of Drahovo, Maramaros County, Hungary.
      >
      >I see a Vasyl' Risko (Vasyl'/Basil usually was Anglicized to Charles) who
      >had a child baptized in this church in 1908, another in 1909. His wife is
      >listed as Anna. Vasyl' was from Drahovo as well.
      >
      >Drahovo is now in Ukraine. However, they are in that part of Ukraine which
      >*used to be* in Czechoslovakia, namely Zakarpattia / Subcarpathian Rus'.
      >Drahovo, Maramaros County, Hungary, is now part of the Khustskyj Rajon
      >[Khust District], Zakarpatska Oblast [Transcarpathian Region], Ukraine.
      >
      >Drahovo appears on this map segment:
      >http://www.lemko.org/atlas/Pages/Pg59.html
      >In the lower third of the map, look just east of the red blotch, the city
      >of
      >Khust (XYCT). It's along the road from Khust; the road goes east & north
      >to
      >Drahovo.
      >
      >Zakarpatska Oblast was part of Czechoslovakia (the eastern province, known
      >as Podkarpatska Rus' or Subcarpathian Rus'/Ruthenia) from ~1920 until 1945
      >when it was given to the Soviet Union.
      >
      >
      >Rich Custer
      >Carpatho-Rusyn Society
      >www.carpathorusynsociety.org
      >www.carpatho-rusyn.org
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "shelley20640" <shelley20640@...>
      >To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 8:43 AM
      >Subject: [S-R] Risko/Vintondale
      >
      >
      > > Hello everyone,
      > >
      > > On friday I believe I found my ggrandfather listed in Vintondale,
      > > Pa. His name was Charles Risko, his age (45 in 1920) and the
      > > children's name match the information I have on him. I had always
      > > been told he was Hungarian. On the census form he is listed as being
      > > born in Austria and beside Austria was the word Slovak. I know that
      >
      >
      >


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