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    My Grandfather Mykyta (Michael) Wowk was born in 1891 in Tovsten'ke, Husiatyn, Ternopil, Ukraine. I know that as a young man he was immigrated to Argentina and then in 1912 moved to Manitoba in Canada where he had family. The Ellis Island records show a brother Oteksa Wowk. Looking for more information on him and his family.

    I think his uncle may have been known as Alexander Wowk. I know grandfather had a cousin Mickey.

    He he later moved to Alberta in Canada. I think his parents were Nicholas and Anne.


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    OLEKSA is Alexander in English.

    Mickey could be nick for Mykola/Nicholas or Myhajlo/Michael?

    The name of the village is Touste (pronounced Towste). Tovstenke is endearing name for village. Touste had its own GC and RC Parish and Jewish Kahil.

    Mykyta (Ukrainian: [mkt]) is a Ukrainian given name, cognate of Belarusian Mikita and Russian Nikita, all originally borrowed from Greek Nicetas.


    æ, !

    Hannia - Hania - Mighthelp

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    • #3
      Thank you so much. That makes sense. Im having a hard time finding anyone else researching this family. Most spppreciated.

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      • #4
        Wowk is transliteration/sounds like from Ukrainian . It translates to English word for WOLF, a very common surname notwithstanding the country.

        There are still 3 Wowk's listed as living in selo/village Tovste:
        1928-05-05 48
        Marya, daughter of Ivan
        0 1944-05-07 41
        Olha, daughter of Volodymir
        0 1963-04-21 48
        Ivan, son of Myhajlo/Michael

        ( ) >

        Selo Tovste > Husyatynskij raion/district was established on the Hnylka River in 1654. It was first referred to in 1420. Today there are still 547 people living there.
        It is clustered w/selo Kut, with which it shares the mayor and address code.

        https://www.castles.com.ua/fileadmin...24e5f873c1.png

        Address for Village Mayor (Wasyl Bilyanskij) - address can be copied as is:


        - .
        . Ԧ, 25
        -
        Ц .
        UKRAINE - 48232

        PS: There is a selo/village Tovstenke > CHORTKIV district> Ternopil region. Are your sure that your ancestral village was in Husyatin?

        Three Wowk listed in Tovstenke
        1934-12-30
        Evhenia daughter of Volodymir
        1936-11-11
        Evstakhiy son of Stefan
        1940-05-10
        Evstakhiy son of Yosef


        excerpt from Wikipedia:
        ̦ 1900 2132 ̦. ̦ ͦ* , , .

        In 1900 on, Tovstenke there were 2,132 residents. Many villagers w/little land ownership emigrated to Canada, USA and Argentina.
        ==============================================================
        Get in touch w/Sylvia (Canadian-Ukrainian) w/contacts in the immediate area. She might be able to recommend someone to do some archival work for you. lorsyl@mts.net
        Last edited by Hannia; 8th April 2019, 17:14.

        æ, !

        Hannia - Hania - Mighthelp

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Easyfordkid View Post
          Thank you so much. That makes sense. Im having a hard time finding anyone else researching this family. Most spppreciated.
          If you need a help with a research, i would be able to help you with it.
          Vasyl
          interpreter, guide, travel assistant all over Ukraine.
          www.ace-interpreter.com

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