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Looking for Chura, Memovich, Dudko and Michalov

Looking for Chura, Memovich, Dudko and Michalov

Posted: 25 May 2009 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chura, Memovich, Dudko, Michalov
I'm trying to find the location of a town Fred Chura, born in Priluki, Sanok, Glacia, Austria-Hungary 26 July, 1876. This is not the same Priluki that exists now in the Ukraine.

In Podkarpackie, Poland, or more more specific, in Sanocki, there is a town called Rzepedź south of Sanock. As described to me there are the remains of a town called Priluki directly east over the mountain (I'm guessing that it may have been near Kalnica). I don't know if Priluki is the correct spelling of the town. I have been told that it was destroyed in Operation Vistula (Akcja Wisla) in April of 1947, but this village might have had the same story of destruction as Wolosate (

The remains consist of a graveyard and the cross from the church.

I am looking for verification of this town, and any stories, history, names of residents or anything.

In addition I'm stuck for these G/GG parents and I'm looking for hints. I've searched immigration, ship lists, and census data and queried my extended family.

Paul Memovich (Son of Andrew?) b. 3 Jan 1860 in Galicia, Austria-Hungary, d 20 Oct 1919, Weld, CO.

Mary Xenia Dutko (Wife of Paul Memovich, spelling could be different - Tutko, Dudko) b. 5 Oct 1864 in Zemplinski, Austria-Hungary, d. 2 Aug 1928 in Denver, CO.

Adam Michalov (son-in-law of Paul and Mary Memovich), b. 1873 in Austria, d. 18 Oct, 1948 in Colorado.

The story told by my grandmother was that Adam's mother was the mistress of the Czar of Russia, but fled to Austria pregnant with Adam. Of course the story changed over the years but it sounds good.

Thank you,

Re: Looking for Chura, Memovich, Dudko and Michalov

Posted: 25 May 2009 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Prel~uki, (Pretuki) Lesko, Galicia

Posted: 25 May 2009 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
David left side 04 move the scroll bar to half screen pass village Komancza; if you want from the top line up with 08 and move down
on this map as Pretuki: left margin 789 and Laborczfo move just an inch to see Komancza and Pretuki.
Ciura, Ksenia Preluki, Galicia 18 1895 1913

Re: Prel~uki, (Pretuki) Lesko, Galicia

Posted: 25 May 2009 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query

Wow, That's incredible. I've been hunting for/through various maps with no luck.

I've started looking through some of the other links you suggested. I don't have much to go on, but then I've just started.

Thanks so much,

Re: CIURA, Preluka/i/

Posted: 26 May 2009 12:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
You are most welcome. Glad that I could find it.
Is CHURA an Americanized version of CIURA? Take a listen to pronounciation
Ciura, Andrej Preluka 34 1868 1902
Ciura, Hyrc Preluka 34 1868 1902
Ciura, Ksenia Preluki, Galicia 18 1895 1913
CIURA was transcribed as CINRA on site but none of them from Preluki, but now that you have location of the village, you can highlight the villages that you find this surname.
Distribution of CIURA in Poland (present)

Re: Looking for Chura, Memovich, Dudko and Michalov

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Regarding "Priluki", the current Polish spelling of the name of the village is Prełuki. It is located some 2 miles south of Rzepedz and 1 mile east of Komancza in the county of Sanok.

You can see it on Google Maps by searching for "Preluki, Poland"

You can read about it in Polish wikipedia:
The wikipedia entry contains photos and links to descriptions of the village in two old geographical dictionaries.
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