The Szlachtycz family from Ulucz:
Ivan Szlachtycz born in Ulucz, 1882.
Ivan & Kateryna Szlachtycz – left Ulucz for America in 1905.
Myron (the oldest child) rejoined his parents a few years after they arrived in the Usa. My Uncle died maybe 20 yrs ago ,I am 62,The best sequence of events that I have is they worked the Coal Mines in Pottsville,Pa ( but I must tell you I have no Hard evidence of that and only rumours from aunts and uncles whose stories were all a little different ) The oldest sister by the cenus report was born in WV.MY grandparents after working in PA Coal mines after a views years moved to Enfield,Ct and bought land( They were landowners & farmers in Ulucz and they were losing there farm I was told and the reason they they left for the Usa )Myron moved to Binghamton,Ny where a large Ukranian population to this day still exist.My grandparents grew potatoes,Tobacco ,peaches,in the very fertile Ct River Valley on 60 acres of land and while poor during the depression were successful.I never knew my Grandfather but my Grandmother Kateryna took care of me everyday after school as my mother did not live with us next to the farm.I have no pictures of them only photos I have seen is when I went to Binghamton,Ny to vist my uncle every now and the.My brother has a HUGE painting in his house of Ulucz over looking the SAN and the church is there it is beautiful.My dad owned it prior.But yes it is quite possible they came in through Canada.What Port did many come from in 1905?Any ideas?
Well the (SHLATZ/SZLACHTYCZ ) is quite large but here goes my grandparents from ULUCZ:
IVAN Szlachtycz (John ) & KATERYNA ( Katherina) had 7 children:
Myron Szlachtycz ( UNCLE):Deceased lived in Binghamton,Ny,
Elarry Szlachtycz ( Uncle )lived in Enfield ,Ct,and took over the farm,60 acres ( grew potatoes,tobbacco & peaches) from Ivan( I lived next door on a parcel of land of the farm )
Walter Szlachtycz( Uncle)lived on farm also & operated package store there,
Alexander Szlachtycz( Uncle & my name sake) Deceased in a diving accident )
Mary ( Aunt )still living in W.Springfield ,Ma,
Helen( Aunt )Deceased lived all here life in Enfield,Ct area,
Stephen Wasly (Alex’s dad) :Deceased lived all his live in Enfield next to the farm but was a machinist.
Somethings of note the son MYRON was left behind in Ulucz for a few years and stayed with relatives there before coming to the USA and lived in Binghamton,NY worked for IBM as a machinist his whole life,His son MYRON Jr.( Cousin )is still alive and worked for IBM also as a Mechanical Engineer.( Retired )his Daughter Kathi who is slightly younger then me ( 62 ) is who I see the most lives in the Binghamton,Ny. area.
Alex Shlatz ( Szlachtycz), Florida, March 2014.