Re: [S-R] Risko/Vintondale/To shelley
- 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@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [S-R] Risko/Vintondale
>Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 01:20:35 -0500
>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
>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:
>In the lower third of the map, look just east of the red blotch, the city
>Khust (XYCT). It's along the road from Khust; the road goes east & north
>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.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "shelley20640" <shelley20640@...>
>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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