Re: PVT James Yanchuk WWII 504th paratrooper
In my research, I came across an excerpt from the book by Sean Dennis Cashman 'America in the Gilded Age'. He states: "Immigrants from Austria-Hungary & Russia settled chiefly in MA, NY, NJ, PA & IL." When searching cemeteries in Canada & NJ, I found several Ukrainian Churches that contained names ending in UK - so that led me to believe James might be of Ukrainian origin. NJ has a large population of Ukrainians - the city of Bound Brook being one. From my perspective, Ukrainian/Russian is one in the same just like Slovakian, Bohemian & Polish - each a little different but basically people from the same area. If and when I locate a Yanchuk relative, I will let you know the origin of the name. Again, thanks for sharing all. Most interesting. I have already learned lots about Canada, NJ, etc. in my research for one paratrooper.