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* The Kovalycsik/Kovalcik/Kovalscik Family Home Page*

Updated September 6, 2000

Researching any/all information in regard to the Kovalycsik/Kovalcik/Kovalscik families including Vansco, Biss, Kundrat, Kravchak, Stegena. Actual spelling of the name is Kovalcik and heritage is Carpatho-Rusyn (Ruthenian). Name was changed due to Hungarian spelling when immigration paperword was issued. All above except Stegena surname came from Ujak, Saros, Eastern Slovakia (now renamed Udol) and immigrated to Passaic, NJ 1880 to 1910. Stegena surname originated from Orlov, Saros. Family were Greek Rite Catholic but upon immigration some entered Orthodox parishes. Main line Father Michael Kovalycsik, Mother, Anna Belej, had five children, John, Michael, Peter, Anna and my Greatgrandfather, Andrew who married Anna Vansco and their children were: John, Stefan, Anna, Mary, Michael (my grandfather) and Nicholas. Father Andrew died on route to United States in 1909. All settled on Fourth Street in Passaic, New Jersey and attended St. Michaels Greek Rite Catholic Church but then moved circa 1916 to Garfield, NJ. Stefan left New Jersey circa 1916 and relocated to Pittsburgh, PA. Am still searching for decendents of his first marriage to Helena a.k.a. Julia Kravchak, children who were Mary (who married William Wirostko) and John Kovalycsik (who married Mary Miskiv). Trying to also locate children and decendents of John Kovalycsik born 1885, died 1925, wife was Anna Repko childrens names were Helen, Anna and Stefan. Any information on villages of Ujak (Udol) and Orlov in Eastern Slovakia would be appreciated. Family members of this surname still reside in Udol which I visited in 1996. The Kovalycsik family was very large in Passaic, New Jersey. Half Brothers and Sisters of my great grandfather (Michael Kovalycsiks second wifes name was Suzanna Szurgent) were Mary, Anna, Joseph and Nicholas (four others died in infancy in Ujak). Any information on this line, these villages or anyone who knew the Kovalycsik families would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted via email anytime and would be happy to share any information with a family member who can prove lineage to my lines.

Joy Kovalycsik
Garfield, NJ 07026
United States

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