By Helen February 21, 2002 at 05:11:15
My grandfather was John Krawchuk b. abt.1874 in Ukraine, d.Jan. 30, 1960 in St Catherines, Ont. He married Catharina Kielec (spelling) b.Oct.16, 1880 in Poland, d. abt.1969 in New Market, Ont. This was a second marriage for Catharina. Her 1st husband was Matthew Kryzanowski and they had 1 child Maria. John And Catharina were married July 4, 1901 in Horodenka. From what I could make out on the marriage certificate John's parents were Alexander Krawchuk m.Tatianna Matijek and Catharina's parents were Joannes Kielec m.Maria Solinski. I am not sure if they were married in the Ukraine or in Poland. John and Catharina had 6 children. John came to Canada first with we believe the 2 older sons and he worked here for 10 or more yrs before he was able to send for his wife and other children that came over to Canada. We believe the 2 older boys headed out west and I would love to be able to find any connections. Their names were Michael and Peter. Thanks in advance for any help.