Around 1909 to 1913 Pyotr "Peter" Chalenko came to the US along with his brothers John and Michael and their families. Peter was married to Marfa "Martha" Plochuschko (also known as Martha Kotenko). They all lived in Sebewaing, MI and later Saginaw, MI. I am the great grand-daughter of Michael and Orpha (Agraphina) Bahliko Chalenko. Semjon 'Simon' Chalenko, father of the three brothers remained with his wife in Ternovka, Kirovohrad, Ukraine. Semjon's wife was later shot in the back while praying. I have not learned by whom or under what circumstances. Family stories relate that the Chalenko/Czalenko family was Jewish, but converted to Russian Orthodox. My DNA test confirms Jewish heritage, for whatever that may be worth.