Jurecsko 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.


Jurco, Anna, daughter of John, Ujak, born c1844, buried 1 May 1846, aged 2 years

Jurko, Catherine, born c1787, buried 18 December 1847, aged 60 years

Jurecsko, George, born c1816 & Judith Sztarinszky, born c1820, married 13 November 1838 in Plavnica, Ujak 71, RC, RC

They may be the couple in the 1869 census called George Torisinszki, born 1808 in Ujak, & Judith Sztarinszki, born 1820 in Plavnica. Also at home were Susanna Pruzinszky, born 1852 in Ujak, Maria Prisztas, born 1845 in Ujak and grandson Miklus Prisztas, born 1869 in Ujak. There was also the Michael Toresinszki household next door in Ujak 72.

  1. John Torinsinszki, born 1838 in Ujak

Jurek, John & Rosalia Hedi, Matisova, GC

  1. Simeon, born c1808, married Maria Drabisin, born c1812, daughter of John Drabisin & Helen Kolyar, 18 November 1833

Jurcso recte Kravcsak, John (c1810-15 June 1882) & Anna Tidik (c1815-19 January 1896), married 15 November 1838, Ujak 62, 81, 98 & 105, GC, GC – See Kravcsak.

Jurecsko, John & Anna Hrinya, Ujak, GC – See Pruzsinzky.

Jurecsko recte Pruzsinszky, John (c1841-1883+) & Maria Prisztas recte Arendacs (c1847-1883+), married 3 November 1867, Ujak 60, 62, 71, 86, 93 & 94, GC – See Pruzsinszky.

Jurek, Julianna, Ujak 97, GC

  1. Michael, born 9 January, bp 10 January 1892

Jurecsko, Michael & Anna Mikulik, Ujak 61 & 62, RC, GC


  1. Peter, born 1856; died 29 October, buried 30 October 1857 in Ujak. Burial recorded in Plavnica.
  2. Peter, born 10 December, bp 12 December 1858;

Jurcs, Michael (c1822-1859+) & Anna Murczko (c1830-23 July 1873), Ujak 49, GC, GC

They lived with the families of John Fengya & Maria Fecsisin and Michael Miklus & Maria Motusko in 1869. Maria (sic), wife of Michael, born Murczko, died 23 July, buried 23 July 1873, aged 45 years.

  1. Anna, born c1857
  2. John, born c1859
  3. Maria, born c1868

Jurcso, Michael & Anna Dornics, Ujak 41, GC, GC

  1. Maria, born 22 July, bp 27 July 1867

Jurecsko, Michael & Anna Kacsmar, Ujak, GC

  1. Susanna, born 14 September, bp 23 September 1868

Jurcso alias Fengya, Michael (recte Jurcsiv) & Maria Knapik, Ujak, GC, GC – See Kravcsak.

Michael seems to have had two aliases – Fengya alias Jurcsiv and Jurcsiv alias Kravcsak, since both men were about the same age and both married to Maria Knapik – unless there were two different Maria Knapiks, which is possible. However, both couples had sons named Michael within two years of each other and both sons died soon. No other records have been found for them.

  1. Michael, born 29 August, bp 11 September 1870; died 17 January, buried 19 January 1871, aged 4 months, 2 weeks

Jurecsko, Stephen, son of Michael, Ujak 61, born cSeptember 1861, died 30 July, buried 1 August 1862, aged 10 months

Jurecsko appears in many spelling forms and all seem to be variations of Jurko, the nickname for George. In America, it is also spelled Jurechko and Jureczko.

It is not a name limited to eastern Slovakia, either, by any means so careful research needs to be done to tie into this small Udol family.

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