I read your post many years ago now and I have some new information regarding my family who came from the Zhabokrucky area of the Ukraine (listed as Austria). Ontin or Anthony was father to Ilko or Elko (born 1894).Elko married Marta Romanow and they resided in West Islip, New York. Elko had brothers one of which was John I believe. John had many sons; Peter and Paul (twins) and John. He also had one girl. They too lioved on LI, NY. Any connection? Elko's sons were John and Anthony so the names run through the family. On Yahoo they have a list serve on Galacia. This is the area where the Denegas seem to have come from. You may want to check it out.