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.
PATORAI, PATORAJ, PATORAY
Patorai recte Mikulik, Andrew & Maria Janoskova, Ujak, GC – See Mikulik.
Patorai, Anna, Ujak, GC
- Elias, born 14 March, bp 22 March 1868
Patorai alias Knap, Elias & Susanna Csanda, Ujak, GC, GC
- John, born 1 January, bp 3 January 1896
- Stephen, born 30 July, bp 1 August 1898
Patorai recte Mikulik, John, born c1811 & Anna Szurgent, born c1815, married 22 November 1836, Ujak 1 & 38, GC, GC – See Mikulik.
Patorai, John & Anna Mikulik, Ujak, GC, GC
- Anna, bp 24 August 1842
Patorai recte Mikulik, John (18 March 1849-1898+), son of John Patorai recte Mikulik & Anna Szurgent & Anna Fecsisin (25 May 1852-1898+), daughter of Peter Fecsisin & Susanna Petrisin, married 27 January 1873, Ujak 1, GC, GC – See Mikulik.
Patorai, John & Maria Hrinya, Ujak 1, GC, GC
- Maria, born 12 December, bp 17 December 1907
Patorai recte Mikulik, Michael (bp 4 July 1851-18 October 1902), son of John & Anna Szurgent & Helen Miklus (c1857-1897+), daughter of Michael & Susanna Pathanej of Ujak 47, married 9 February 1874, Ujak 1 & 17, GC, GC – See Mikulik.
Patorai, Michael & Maria Heloncsik, Ujak 1, GC, GC
- John, born 28 April, bp 29 April 1913; died 29 April, buried 1 May 1913, aged 1 day
- Peter, born 3 July, bp 9 July 1916
- Michael, born 27 October, bp 3 November 1918
Patorai recte Mikulik, Peter (born 3 February, bp 10 February 1856-1894+), son of John Mikulik alias Patorai & Anna Szurgent & Maria Buk (26 December 1862-1894+), orphaned daughter of John Buk & Maria Miklus of Ujak 27, married 7 February 1881, Ujak 1 & 2, GC, GC – See Mikulik.
In spite of Patorai descendants today, I think that the surname, by DNA lines, is actually Mikulik. It appears that Andrew Patorai and Maria Janoskova, both born in the late 1700s, either had no surviving children, or at least no sons to carry on the name.
John Patorai who married Anna Szurgent in 1836 is noted in several records as “John Patorai recte Mikulik,” as are two of his children. John Mikulik may have taken the alias Patorai in order to continue on the family name.