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Fosston area immigrants

Ian Chaykowski (View posts)
Posted: 25 Oct 2005 6:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Oct 2005 3:05AM GMT
For anyone looking for information on immigrants from the Ukraine/
Austro-Hungaria/or Poland , check the Ellis Island website in New York ( Many travelled the Trieste - New York route, then transferred ships to come to Canada. The ship's register would be transcribed in New York , noting alien immigrants
continuing to another port.

A search on my Chaykowski/Czajkowski name brought up a number of immigrants from the Bobulince & Ossowice area of then
Austria , all with a destination of Quill Lakes.

Oct. 1910 names include:Kanak, Wasyl & family; Czajkowski, Sam(Semko) & fam.; Chorney(Czornyj),Wasyl ; Wasiak,K ;
Chorney(Czorny), Jan & family ; Nicholat(Nychotat), Petro & fam.

More in 1911, were Czaykowski, Jan & fam. ; Kolowska ; Lipka ;

These entries include info on relatives in the home country, place of birth, as well as relationships between many of the passengers,and names of friends or relatives in Canada.

If you have not been able to find Canadian Immigration info, something may show up in the American records.

Re: Fosston area immigrants

stacey (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 5:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Oct 2005 1:40PM GMT
Surnames: Zazula, Nycholat, Nicholet, Maryniak
Hi Ian - I've tried searching the Ellis Island website without any luck on my own family but did find information for the Plaksy family - even though it wasn't my family it was family of a cousin by marriage - so it was fairly exciting to have succeeded a little.
I see you have Nycholat/Nicholat in your list of surnames. I have Nycholats in my line as well, and while we know we are related we don't know the "connection". One of these days....
If you are aware of the John Nicholet that most recently lived in Love and Nipawin, Sask. and passed away last year - he is in my line. And that includes Mike Nycholat of Love, Sk. and the Nycholats of the Fosston area.
My other family is Zazula (brothers Fred and Dan - came to Canada in 1907 and 1910 - settled in the BBA district west of Fosston) (and George's daughter Annie Chmarney that came to Canada in 1930's - the connection to that family is not clear either) and my grandmother's maiden name was Maryniak - but I don't know if any of her siblings came to Canada.
All these families came from the Bobulince & Ossowice area as well.
Have you done any research of the birth/baptismal records for these communities through the Family History Library (Salt Lake City)? A contact that I have in Ontario has indicated that these records weren't available as of about a year ago. I'm very anxious to have these records researched so that I can make the "connection" to the Nycholats, Maryniaks, and other Zazula families (there are many of them as you probably are aware).
Hoping you have some insight to share.

Re: Fosston area immigrants

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
I knew some Zazulas in Wadena Sask. and my grandfather was Alex Maryniak also resided in Wadena......

Re: Fosston area immigrants

Posted: 17 Nov 2013 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello! I am married into the Nycholat/Nickolet/Nicholat/Nicholet family! Would love to share info!!!

Re: Fosston area immigrants

Posted: 17 Nov 2013 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Nov 2013 9:47PM GMT
Surnames: Nycholat, Nicholat, Nicholet, Nickolet
Hi, Im not related, but a board volunteer. If you do a surname search in the history book site you will get some info on the family. Use all the spellings shown one at a time as each one brought a list of books and when you open the books page numbers with that name will show up and can be clicked on. You can also use the arrows at top or bottom to change pages. Butch
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