Ukraine

Agafie Effie Raga and Michael Pachuk

Agafie Effie Raga and Michael Pachuk

Agafie "Effie" Raga was born 10 May 1890 in Paviat Rohatyn Galicia, Ukraine, the daughter of Theodore and Katherine Kobelnick Raga. She had a brother named Nicholay and a sister, Peri Raga who married John Lupinos.

Effie Raga married Michael Pachuk, also of the Ukraine, who is listed on the Ellis Island Immigrant Wall of Honor.

Effie Raga Pachuk died in Apr 1978 in Crawford County, PA.

abt 1941 -- Lou, Celia, & Annie

abt 1941 -- Lou, Celia, & Annie

Misha "Samuel" & Celia (Kelmanovitch) Krichesky immigrated to Oregon City, Oregon from Izmail, Odessa, Ukraine (AKA Akkerman, or Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, as it is known today). Their first two children, Esther and Libbie, were born in Oregon.

The family became homesick, so relatives in Ukraine sent them money to return home. Their next three children (Louis, Fritzie, & Boris) were born in Ukraine.

After the pogroms in Akkerman (one on November 5, 1905 and a second more devastating one on November 24, 1905, according to the American Jewish Year Book, Vol. 8 1906-1907), the family returned to Oregon, bringing with them Misha's parents (possibly Schloima & Beyla?) and his niece Doris. Doris's father was Misha's brother. Her mother had died young and her father remarried to a woman who did not want Doris, so Misha and Celia raised her as their own.

According to Ellisisland.org, Celia, Misha, Schloima, Beyla, Esther, Libbie, Louis, Fritzie, Boris, and Doris departed Antwerp, Belgium on the ship Finland and arrived in New York on March 26, 1906. Upon entering the U.S. they continued on to Portland.

Celia was born 15 Jan 1877 in Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine and died 26 Aug 1968 in Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, USA.

She is pictured here with 2 of her grandchildren, Louis E. Krichesky & Anne (Krichesky) Patterson, abt 1941.

Daughter of Danylo Cilyk

Daughter of Danylo Cilyk

This is a wedding photo taken most likely in Ukraine. No date or writting on the back to identify the married couple in the photo. I believe this to be one of Danylo's daughter. He had this photo in his possesion along with other photos dipicting the same woman.

Alexander (Sasha)

Alexander (Sasha)

This was taken in 1974. The back is NOT translated completely, but so far reads "grandson Alexander (Sasha)." This was in my great-grandfather's (Danylo Cilyk) possesion. Surname of Alexander is unknown.

Nina

Nina

I believe this photo to be another one of Danylo Cilyk's granddaughter taken October 24, 1969. Translation on back is not completed, but what it reads is "granddaughter Nina."

Olga

Olga

Another photo of Olga (surname unknown) granddaughter of Danylo Cilyk. This was taken in March 15, 1966. All that is translated is "To my grandfather and grandmother from your granddaughter Olga."

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