MATAY, MECHRINA, MICHRINA, MARSHEMKO, EURAKO, YURECHKO
- Hello All. I am relatively new to genealogy - and of course, my ancestors
aren't making this easy. I am searching for the following surnames: MATAY,
MECHRINA, MICHRINA, MARSHEMKO, EURAKO, YURECHKO. I had started this
previously and ran into a number of brick walls. This has now taken on a
much greater importance. I have an aunt that has just been diagnosed with
cancer and I really want to be able to give her a scrapbook - to include
whatever family history that I can. Anyway, my paternal grandparents were
STEPHEN MATAY ( May 3, 1893 - May 25,1966) and ANNA MECHRINA MATAY ( December
24, 1899 - July 4, 1937). For most of their time in the US they resided in
Throop, PA. I have been told that they also lived in Barnesboro,PA or
Spangler, PA (where apparently 2 of their children were born). I have no
idea when they came over, if they came over together, etc. I was extremely
lucky and found the my grandfathers sister, SUSAN MATAY SMERCAK resided in
Sleepy Hollow, NY (North Tarrytown, NY), but unfortunately she died in 1939
and her two daughters, ANNA SMERCAK BENUSCAK (1911-1977) and MARY SMERCAK
BUCCI (1914-1995) have since passed away, so they are dead ends for me also.
I have some other limited information if anyone thinks that will help. Any
leads, suggestions etc would be GREATLY appreciated. I am very interested in
my ancestors culture and have even done some preliminary research on taking a
trip there next summer but want to make the trip worthwhile and woule like to
know where they are from.
Debra Matay dukebb@...
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