Barbala Kvochko Hercsok

Barbala Kvochko Hercsok

My gr-grandmother, Barbala Kvochko Hercsok and gr-aunt Ann. Barbala b. 1881, est. d 1914. Origin Lehocz, Uzhorod (Ungvar) Austria Hungary (at that time). Married to Gyorgy Hercsok (miner). Settled in Shoaf, PA. Four children: Maria, Anna, John & Elizabeth.


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I recognize the name

Hi, Mary.
I thought you might be interested in knowing this. In a village near Uzhorod where I was born, there is an old graveyard where I remember seeing a grave with a barely readable inscription on a wooden cross: Kvochko. The name is not just rare, it is unique for the village and vicinity. Even 30 years ago the grave was so old already that noone from the village could tell anything about who was buried there. There is no trace left, which is a strong indication that the descendants may have left the country. It was typical for those times. A lot of people from this and other villages nearby, including some of my ancestors' relatives, went abroad and settled in the US and Canada.
I'm moved by finding your post today. What has been an old, isolated, almost forgotten memories, has suddenly come back to life again in the form of this photograph. What a small world we live in...
Thank you

Kvochko name

Hello Oksana,
Thank you so much for the response to my gr grandmother, Barbala (Kvochko) Herscok's old photo. I was very excited to get this information about the name Kvochko. We believe her mother's maiden name was Dikun, as Andras Dikun is listed as her Uncle in Lehocz on her ship manifest, Nov. 1910 when she emigrated to the US. I understand the name of the town and even the country has changed...but any additional information would be much appreciated. Do you happen to know the name of the graveyard? In this country my Grandmother was Greek Orthodox. I have read about religious history and wondered if you know of a church they might have attended in that area.
My gr grandfather was Gyorgy Herscok from Solotvino. My grandmother said his father was a caretaker for a vineyard in that area. Any quess which it might have been?
Thank you,