Vancso/Wancho Family of Udol, Slovakia

This family is part of my one-place study of St. Dimitry’s Greek Catholic (today Byzantine Catholic) Church parish, serving Udol and Hajtovka, Slovakia, covering the years 1827-about 1920. I will be sharing family records, roughly once a week, until all families in the parish are posted. Be aware that ages at marriage and death frequently don’t match baptismal records, when found. If you have ancestors who lived in these two villages and would like to receive an invitation to a shared Dropbox folder, please leave a comment and I will contact you.

VANCSO, VANTSO, WANCHO, VANIO, VANYO

Vancso, Andrew, Ujak, born c1834, buried 3 April 1850, aged 16 years

Vancso, Anna (c1820-1869+), widow, Ujak 28, GC

Also at home in 1869 were Michael Vancso, born 1837, Ujak, Helen Szadloch, born 1845, and two children, Antal (Anthony), born 1867 and Anna, born 1868.  Maria Vancso, born 1850, at home was likely the daughter of Anna Vancso. Also in the home werer Joseph Zavacky, born 1845 in Hajtovka, and Susanna Vancso, born 1851 in Ujak, likely another of Anna’s children.

Vancso, Anna, Ujak, born cOctober 1850, died 22 December 1850, aged 2 months

Vancso, Anna, widow of Michael, born Szklepko, born c1859, died 19 May, buried 20 May 1909, aged 50 years

Vancso, Anna, widow of John, born Szova, born c1837, died 8 December, died 10 December 1881, aged 44 years

Vancso, Basil & Catherine Tengi, Hajtovka, GC, GC
Children:

  1. John, born c1827; buried 18 August 1831, aged 4 years
  2. Peter, bp 26 June 1829
  3. Maria, born c1836, buried 5 November 1837, aged 1 year

Vancso, Basil & Susanna Tomcsisin, Hajtovka, GC, RC
Children:

  1. John, born c1817, married Anna Szova, born c1821, daughter of Demetrius Szova & Eva Pjatak, between 1 March-25 May 1842

Vancso, Basil & Helen Arendacs, Hajtovka, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Helen, bp 5 February 1842
  2. Catherine, bp 5 April 1846

Vancso, John & Unknown, Ujak, GC
Children:

  1. John, born c1808, married Anna Fedorko, born c1812, daughter of Anna Fedorko, 19 November 1833

Vancso, John & Anna Arendacs, Ujak, GC
Children:

  1. Susanna, born c1812, married Peter Dornics, born c1808, son of Peter Dornics & Anna Mikulik, 21 November 1843

Vancso, John & Anna Hnat, Ujak, GC
Children:

  1. Peter, born c1817, married Maria Budaj, born c1821, daughter of Michael Budaj & Anna Hnat, 7 February 1842

Vancso, John, born c1808, son of Nicholas Vancso & Maria Zido & Catherine Gmitrisin, born c1812, daughter of John Gmitrisin & Maria Kravecz, married 11 February 1833, Ujak, GC, GC

Vancso, John (c1808-1847+)), son of John Vancso & Unknown & Anna Fedorko (c1812-4 January 1886), daughter of Unknown & Anna Fedorko, married 19 November 1833, Ujak, GC, GC

Anna is called Catherine Fedorko in her burial record. Perhaps the priest confused her with Catherine, wife of John above? Catherine, wife of John, born Fedorko, died 4 January, buried 6 January 1886, aged 70 years. Children:

  1. Michael, bp 4 September 1835
  2. John, born c1840; married Maria Mikulik alias Kacsmaroszemana
  3. Anna, bp 21 February 1841
  4. Peter, bp 3 August 1844
  5. Maria, bp 8 April 1847

Vancso, John (c1817-1849+), son of Michael Vancso & Maria Drabisin & Maria Csernyak (c1821-1849+), daughter of Michael Csernyak & Unknown, married 13 February 1842, Ujak 24, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, bp 28 December 1843
  2. Anna, bp 17 August 1846
  3. John, bp 15 February 1849; married Maria Mikulik, daughter of Michael & Maria Leskoosifa of Ujak 37, 3 February 1873

Vancso, John (c1817-1846+), son of Basil Vancso & Catherine Tomicsin & Anna Szova (c1821-1846+), daughter of Demetrius Szova & Eva Pjatek, married between 1 March-25 May 1842, Hajtovka 38, GC, GC
Children:

  1. John, bp 19 January 1844
  2. Andrew, bp 2 August 1846

Vancso, John & Maria Lesko, Hajtovka, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Stephen, bp 28 May 1843

Vancso, John & Anna Petrisin, Ujak 15 & 37

John, of Starina, was buried 19 August 1856, aged 21 years.
Children:

  1. John, born c1845, died 7 April, buried 9 April 1869, aged 24 years
  2. Susanna, bp 13 October 1850, married Joseph Zavacky, bp 12 January 1845, son of Michael Zavacky & Susanna Mikulik, 8 November 1869

Vancso, John (c1840-1899+), son of John Vancso & Anna Fedorko & Maria Mikulik alias Kacsmaroszemana, married 3 February 1873, Ujak 60, 63, 70 & 77, GC, GC

John is likely the son of John Vancso & Anna Fedorko, as they lived in the same house when John & Catherine died in 1886. John of Ujak 70 died 15 September, buried 17 September 1890, aged 49 years.
Children:

  1. John, born 4 April, bp 4 April 1876; died 4 April, buried 6 April 1876
  2. Nicholas, born 1 October, bp 14 October 1877
  3. John, born 7 October, bp 22 October 1881; died 10 December, buried 12 December 1886, aged 5 years
  4. Michael, born 13 July, bp 20 July 1884; died 22 September, buried 24 September 1887, aged 3 years, 3 months
  5. Maria, born 10 August, bp 28 August 1887; died 16 January, buried 17 January 1890, aged 2 years, 6 months
  6. Stephen, born 9 December, bp 9 December 1889; died 13 May, buried 15 May 1890, aged 6 months

Vancso, John (c1849-1876+) & Maria Szklepko (29 February 1856-1876+), daughter of Michael Szklepko & Helen Fecsisin, married 15 February 1874, Ujak 42 & 47, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, born 12 April, bp 12 April 1876; died 12 April, buried 14 April 1876, aged 30 minutes

Vancso, John, Ujak, born c1778, buried 13 (between August-October) 1838, aged 60 years

Vancso, John, son of John, born c1846, buried 13 April 1847, aged 1 year

Vancso, John, born 29 July, bp 29 July 1856; buried 29 July 1856, aged 1 day

Vancso, John, Ujak, born c1805, died 28 April, buried 30 April 1869, aged 64 years

Vancso, John, Ujak 77, born c1815, died 6 February, buried 8 February 1886, aged 71 years

Vancso, Maria, Ujak, GC
Child:

  1. Peter, bp 3 March 1835

Vancso, Maria, Ujak, born c1786, buried 14 November 1836, aged 50 years

Vanio, Maria, daughter of John, Hajtovka, born c1836, buried 5 November 1837, aged 1 year

Vanio, Maria, Ujak, born c1756, buried 24 June 1838, aged 82 years

Vancso, Maria, daughter of John, Ujak, born cDecember 1839, buried 16 March 1840, aged 3 months

Vancso, Maria, Ujak, born c1784, buried 14 March 1845, aged 61 years

Vancso, Maria, Ujak 71, born cOctober 1854, buried 3 December 1854, aged 2 months

Vancso, Maria, widow of Michael, born Kseniak, born c1810, died 20 February, buried 22 February 1874, aged 64 years

Vancso, Maria, Ujak 28, born c1845, died 6 March, buried 8 March 1895, aged 50 years

Vancso, Michael & Maria Drabisin, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. John, born c1820, married Maria Csernyak, born c1824, daughter of Michael Csernyak & Unknown, 13 February 1842
  2. Maria, born c1810, married Joseph Csanda, born c1805, son of Andrew Csanda & Anna Kseniak of Matisova, 14 February 1830
  3. Anna, born c1812, married Michael Svistak of Lipnik, born c1808, 11 November 1833
  4. Susanna, born c1820, married John Miklus, born c1816, son of Peter Miklus & Catherine Sedlyar, 22 November 1841
  5. Helen, bp 3 September 1828
  6. Andrew, bp 14 May 1832; died young

Vancso, Michael & Catherine Dornics, married 8 November 1838, Ujak, GC, GC

Vancso, Michael & Anna Unknown, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, bp 8 December 1839

Vancso, Michael (c1815-1860+) & Maria Knapik (c1820-5 December 1904), Ujak 35, 39, 42, 56 & 71, GC, GC

Maria, widow, born Knap, died 5 December, buried 7 December 1904, aged 90 years.
Children:

  1. Michael, born c1844; married Maria Scserbak, bp 12 June 1845, daughter of Michael Scserbak & Maria Fecsisin, 22 November 1868
  2. John, born c1847; married Maria Szklepko, born 29 February, bp 9 March 1856, daughter of Michael & Helen Fecsisin, 15 February 1874
  3. Anna, bp 23 February 1851, twin
  4. Maria, bp 23 February 1851, twin; married John Kravcsak, bp 10 January 1841, son of John Kravcsak & Anna Fengya, 22 November 1868
  5. Anna, born 24 April, bp 11 May 1856; married Michael Szklepko, born 30 November, bp 4 December 1853, son of Michael & Helen Fecsisin, 20 February 1876
  6. Peter, born 19 April, bp 25 April 1858; died 3 August, buried 3 August 1873, aged 14 years
  7. Helen, born c1860, married Peter Szolotruk, born c1852, widower, 18 May 1879

Vancso, Michael & Anna Szeget, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Michael, bp 20 April 1845

Vancso, Michael & Anna Knap, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. John, bp 24 September 1848

Vancso, Michael (c1820-1851+), son of Michael Vancso & Maria Drabisin & Maria Csernyak (c1824-1851+), daughter of Michael Csernyak & Unknown, married 13 February 1842
Children:

  1. Michael, bp 31 August 1851; buried 17 February 1853, aged 1 year

Vancso, Michael (c1836-1874+), son of Unknown Vancso & Anna Unknown, widow in 1869 & Helen Szadloch (c1841-1874+), married 11 November 1861, Ujak 25, 28 & 30, GC, GC

Michael is the son of Anna Vancso, widow, living with the family in 1869 at Ujak 28. Helen, wife of Michael, born Szadlock, died 17 December, buried 19 December 1875, aged 32 years.
Children:

  1. Michael, born 23 December, bp 23 December 1862; died 24 April, buried 26 April 1863, aged 19 weeks
  2. Anna, born 26 February, bp 28 February 1864; married Andrew Kovalycsik, 27 February, bp 2 March 1856, son of Michael Kovalycsik & Anna Belej of Ujak 92, 19 January 1885
  3. Anthony, born 15 July, bp 22 July 1866
  4. Maria, born 4 February, bp 7 February 1869; died 9 October, buried 11 October 1869, aged 9 months
  5. Michael, born 3 August, bp 11 August 1870
  6. John, born 26 July, bp 1 August 1873; died 12 November, buried 14 November 1873, aged 4 months
  7. Helen, born 18 September, bp 28 September 1874; died 1 April, buried 4 April 1875, aged 7 months

Vancso, Michael (c1844-1880+), son of Michael Vancso & Maria Knapik & Maria Scserbak (bp 12 June 1845-1880+), daughter of Michael Scserbak & Maria Fecsisin, married 22 November 1868, Ujak 42 & 53, GC, GC

They lived with Michael’s parents in 1869. Michael died 8 December, buried 10 December 1881, aged 36 years.
Children:

  1. Maria, born 31 August, bp 5 September 1869; died 13 October, buried 15 October 1869, aged 1 ½ years
  2. Michael, born 14 October, bp 6 November 1870; died 13 August, buried 15 August 1871, aged 10 months
  3. Nicholas, born 14 September, bp 29 September 1872; died 4 February, buried 5 February 1881, aged 8 years
  4. Michael, born 14 February, bp 22 February 1880; died 10 May, buried 12 May 1882, aged 2 yeaers, 2 months

Vancso, Michael (c1842-before 11 May 1877), widower & Maria Hrinya, born c1847, widow of John Miklus of Ujak 44, married 17 February 1876, Ujak 28, GC, GC
Children:

  1. John, posthumous, born 11 May, bp 20 May 1877

Vancso, Michael, Ujak, born c1787, buried 25 March 1844, aged 57 years

Vancso, Michael, Ujak 5, born c1852, buried 17 February 1853, aged 1 year

Vancso, Michael, Ujak 26, born c1813, died 5 August, buried 5 August 1873, aged 60 years

Vancso, Michael, born c1841, died 19 April, buried 21 April 1877, aged 36 years

Vancso, Nicholas & Maria Zido, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Helen, born c1811, married Andrew Szovik, born c1815, son of John Szovik & Maria Fecsisin, 5 November 1832, Ujak, GC, GC
  2. John, born c1808, married Catherine Gmitrisin, born c1812, daughter of John Gmitirsin & Maria Kravecz, 11 February 1833

Vancso, Nicholas & Veronica Szadloch, Ujak 86, GC, GC

Note says married in America.
Children:

  1. Stephen, born 1 November, bp 5 November 1899

Vancso, Peter & Catherine Foltin, Hajtovka, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Catherine, bp 5 June 1828

Vancso, Peter (c1817-1845+), son of John Vancso & Anna Hnat & Maria Budaj (c1821-1845+), daughter of Michael Budaj & Anna Hnat, married 7 February 1842, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, bp 26 January 1845

Vanyov, Peter & Maria Dritar, Hajtovka, GC
Children:

  1. Susanna, bp 2 July 1848
  2. Anna Catherine, bp 5 October 1851; no note about being twins

Vancso, Peter & Elizabeth Patkany (c1830-3 May 1856), Ujak 64 & 71, GC, RC

Elizabeth, wife of Peter born in Zavada, died 3 May, buried 5 May 1856, Ujak, RC, aged 26 years.

Burial recorded in Plavnica.
Children:

  1. Anna, born 29 March, bp 29 March 1856; married John Leskopetra, born 30 June, bp 13 July 1856, son of Peter Leskopetra & Helen Tidik, 8 February 1877

Vancso, Peter (c1828-27 January 1901) & Catherine Fedorko (c1830-4 January 1886), of Ujak 52, married May 1856, Ujak 63, 71 & 77, GC, GC

Also at home in 1869 were John Vancso, born 1818 in Ujak, widower, John Vancso, born 1849 and Maria Ksenyak, widow, born 1800 in Ujak. Catherine, wife of Peter, born Fedorko, died 4 January, buried 6 January 1886, aged 70 years. John Vancso died 6 February, buried 8 February 1886, aged 71 years. Peter Vancso died 27 January, buried 29 January 1901, aged 76 years.
Children:

  1. Anna, born 1856

Vancso, Peter, Ujak, born c1836, buried 27 July 1857, aged 21 years

Vancso, Stephen & Anna Kosak? (ink very faded on both names), Ujak, GC
Children:

  1. Michael, born c1813, married Catherine Dornics, born c1817, son of Andrew Dornics & Maria Zavacky, 8 November 1838

Vancso, Unknown & Maria Hrinya, Ujak 35, GC

Maria, born c1845, widow, born Hrinya married (2) John Kacsmar, widower, born c1840, of Ujak 103, 24 July 1890

I tend to beliive that the few inclusions of Vanyos in this list is probably not correct – that the Vanyos are a separate family. However, they appear in St. Dimitry’s records so few times that I have grouped them with the Vancso family, just in case.

In America, the surname became Wancho, another of the many village surnames on my grandmother’s Christmas card list.

Henry Jackson Nation with Wives Lucinda Tranbarger & Martelia Claiborne of Overton County, TN

Henry Jackson Nation is the second child and oldest son of Joseph Michael Nation and Christianna (Annie) Riddle of Overton County, Tennessee.

One note – Henry’s mother, 87 year old Annie Riddle Nation, was living with the family in Overton County, Tennessee in 1920.

Henry was born 7 May 1860, in Cumberland County, Kentucky. He died 14 November 1936, in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma. He married twice: (1) Lucinda Tranbarger, 28 August 1890, Overton County, Tennessee.

“Cinda” was born on 2 May 1867 and died on Christmas Day, 25 December 1893. Her cause of death is unknown. Lucinda had one known child, daughter Margaret, born 28 May 1872, likely in Overton County, Tennessee.

Margaret Nation married (1) Pierce Miller, 21 August 1910, Overton County, Tennessee. Pierce was born 8 January 1890, Tennessee and died 21 October 1975, Fresno County, California. They were the parents of Odell Edward, Clifton Lelan, Aline, Alva Dean, Ovie  and Henry Terry and settled in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma before removing to Fresno County, California. After Pierece died, Margaret returned to Oklahoma, living in Carnegie in Caddo County. She married (2) Joe Reiner, who survived her, but they had no children together. Joseph M. Reiner was born 29 April 1982 and died in September 1980. Both are buried in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.

(2) Hannah Martelia Claiborne, 19 July 1894, Overton County, Tennessee. Lucinda was born c1875; died 1893. Martelia was born 23 January 1874/5 in Overton County, Tennessee. She survived Henry by many years, passing away on 12 December 1962, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.

Henry and Martelia were the parents of eight children, six of whom grew to adulthood and had children:

1. Ermine, born 20 September 1895; died 26 December 1899, both in Overton County, Tennessee.

2. Willie Etta, born 28 August 1897; died 22 September 1929, Pine Ridge, Caddo, Oklahoma; married J. Kelly Brooks. They had one daughter.

2. Harrison Terry, born January or March 1900, Overton County, Tennessee; died 22 September 1948, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma; married Veechal Pierce, 11 October 1925, Caddo County, Oklahoma. She was born 26 April 1911 and died 28 May 2004. They had at least two sons by 1930 and haven’t been found in the 1940 census.

3. Johnie Mike, born 25 April 1903, Overton County, Tennessee; died 22 March 2000, Chickasha, Caddo, Oklahoma; married Viola Rogers, 30 April 1924, Caddo County, Oklahoma. They were the parents of seven children.

4. Mary Eunice, born 20 June 1906; died 4 February 1910 of burns, both in Overton County, Tennessee.

4. Granville M., born 18 August 1909; died 26 July 1935, Los Angeles, California; married Opal Milam, 5 October 1930, Caddo County, Oklahoma. They had one daughter.

5. Arlie Quitman, born 20 July 1912, Overton County, Tennessee; died 17 November 1986, Apache, Caddo, Oklahoma; married Pearley Smith, 14 October 1933, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Like half sister Margaret, Arlie lived in California for a while. The 1949 Fresno county directory shows Arlie living at 814 Hoag Avenue, Sanger and “Hannah Nation,” widow of Henry, also living there. They were the parents of three children.

6. Haskel Elvin, born 3 June 1917, Overton County, Tennessee; died 31 January 1990, Apache, Caddo, Oklahoma; married Gladys Nelson, 28 November 1936, Caddo County, Oklahoma. They were the parents of three sons.

Because a few of the descendants are still living, or possibly could be, no further details are included here.

However, Henry Jackson Nation has quite a few descendants born to children of both his wives.

If you are a Nation cousins, I would love to share more information with you. Please contact me.

 

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