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Re: Looking For Ukrainian Family Tree in

Posted: 30 May 2013 9:04AM GMT
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BERESKA [Ru] BEREZKA [Polish]

Lesko District, present day SE Poland

Lemko Surnames found in 1787 Austrian Cadastral Records

Balon / Bawon
Bal / Bal'
Bednarz / Bodnar (2 families)
Burdziak / Burdzjak
Butkiewicz / Butkevych
Walach / Valakh (2 families)
Wowk / Vovk
Woroblyk / Worobwyk / Voroblyk (2 families)
Wrobel / Vrobel'
Hawrylyk / Havrylyk
Horbowy / Horbovyj
Demko
Derewenko / Derevenko
Dzwonik / Dzvonyk
Doskocz / Doszkocz / Doskoch
Duda (3 families)
Dziak / Dzjak
Jedynak
Karasz / Karash
Kaczmarski / Kachmars'kyj
Kozubski / Kozubs'kyj
Korytko
Krajowski / Krajovs'kyj
Mielnik / Mel'nyk
Michalow / Mykhaliv
Mospak (2 families)
Pencik / Pentsyk (2 families)
Petrowski / Petrovs'kyj
Podczaszy / Pidchashyj ( 2 families)
Popowyczek / Popovychok (2 families)
Puszyk / Pushyk
Roman (2 families)
Rusnak
Sawka / Sauka / Savka
Swiec / Svits (2 families)
Syreczko / Syrechko
Folwarski / Fol'vars'kyj
Homyk / Homik / Khomyk
Zubak / Chubak
Szpak / Szpiak / Shpak (2 families)
Jadzyn / Jadzyn

Parish Data:

Church was "Saint Nicholas the Miracle Worker erected in 1783 [now destroyed]

Bereska was a large village with more than 1500 inhabitants. During the 1944-1947 expulsions, more than 250 were killed including Rev. Oleksa Bilyk (1892-1944), his wife and son Mychalyo. The Poles killed Rev. Bilyk by driving a wooden wedge into his head. The church was burned to the ground in the 1980's

A masonry church - "Transfiguration of Our Lord" also existed and was erected in 1868, renovated in 1920 and also destroyed.

In 1785 the village lands comprised 12.03 sq.km. There were 360 Greek Catholics 90 Roman Catholics and 30 Jews

1840 - 512 Greek Catholics

1859 - 526 Greek Catholics

1879 - 618 Greek Catholics

1899 - 845 Greek Catholics

1926 - 900 Greek Catholics

1936 - 1007 Greek Catholics

1938 saw 436 Roman Catholics and 63 Jews

The village was not incorporated into the Lemko Apostolic Administration in 1934

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