This is a follow-up post to my previous post on the Drozodwich family. This about John Drozowich and his family. John was the son of Nicolai Drozodwich and Miorouola Zrko. I do believe he was the oldest child.
He was born 5 May 1898 in Czernowitz, Austria. This was in the Bukovina area of Austria-Hungary Empire at the time of his birth. The city is now called Chernivtsi and is located in western Ukraine.
It is believed that the family immigrated to Canada in 1910 when John was 12, they was at least one other child my Great Grandma who was around 5 -7 years old (according to 1911 census, their was a 3rd child a girl )
The family ended up by the 1911 Canadian census living in Mackenzie district of Saskatchewan with 3 children. John and My Great Grandma and a girl by the name of Annie(born in Austria as well).
On the 1916 Census there is a record for what I belive is John’s parents Nicolai and Mary (Mioruola)and John’s siblings. The problem is expect for the parent’s names, the siblings name appear to be wrong.
Here is the information from the census: The dates of birth and the immigration year is different from the 1911 census. I am basically not posting dates of birth yet but the immigration year is listed in 1902 or 1903( 2 different years are listed) which is a full 8 years earlier then the 1911 census. I highly think this is the same family as the location match up and the names.
The address is in Good Lake Saskatchewan.
Nicoli Drosduk and Mary Drosduk (Parents)
Somhera Drosduk is a daughter born about 1900 in Austria(I think this is My Great Grandma not positive)
Elia Drosduk is a son born about 1903 in Saskatchewan.
George Drosduk is a son born about 1904 in Saskatchewan.
Wasilena Drosduk is a daughter born about 1907 in Saskatchewan.
Frusa Drosduk is a daughter born about 1909 in Saskatchewan
The odd thing is there is no mention of a baby son that I know was born in 1915.
John is not on this census but I have found him on the 1921 census.
John is listed as living in Insinger Saskatchewan with his wife and one child. He is a farmer.
His wife name is Kateryna and listed as being from Bukovina as well. Her death date is listed 1918 but I believe that is incorrect as she appears on the 1921.
The child name is Maria born 1918 in Saskatchewan.
John also enlisted as a solider in the first World war in April of 1916 and is living in Calder Sarah Saskatchewan. He never served in World War 1 and suspect was married in 1917 or 1918.
As always this family is full of confusing and conflicting information.
As Always, Thanks for reading