Demkowicz, Nisiewicz, Hnatusko, Stalony...
Among over 3500 inhabitants of Dobra Szlachecka in 1920sthere were almost 80 families with the name Demkowicz. Some of them used the name Dobrzanski Demkowicz. The name Demkowicz originated in Dobra and belonged to the oldest families there next to Hnatusko, Stalony, Hryckiewicz, Hubal and Dziurdziewicz. It was the most common name in Dobra. Demkowiczs wre of greekcatholic religion and were in 1946 and 1947 ethnicaly cleansed from Dobra Szlachecka.
Many Demkowicz and Dobrzanski Demkowicz left Dobra in XIX century.The web site devoted to the history of Dobra Szlachecka and its peopleis available at: www.dobra.org
I placed there many available to me materials. I am looking forward for additional material from former inhabitants of Dobra and their descendants.
Jan Popiel, New York