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Re: Snihur Family

Nancy (View posts)
Posted: 1150121639000
Classification: Query

This is the limited information that I have on my grandfather, I know he had a brother who immigrated to the US but that's all I know. Vasili and Olga had four children: Carl, Wesley (my father), Edith and Sophie. My aunt Sophie (only remaining living child) cannot seem to remember many details. The family was very very poor especially during the 1930s when my father and his siblings were growing up.

Maybe the place of birth will help you. Again family folklore has this town as flooded during the building of a dam and the family was moved. Also my grandfather never heard from his family in the old country after WW1.

Do you have an immigation year or port? The US has better immigration records but due to privacy laws not much is available that is less than 100 years old.

Good luck on your search, I will contact my cousin and aunt to see if they remember the name Frank. Are you Frank's granddaughter?


Name Vasili/Wesley/Vesely Snihur (nicknamed Bel or Bill)
Born 1895
Place Ukraine - Selorebinre, Kamenoykoro, Uesakjodolskoi, Yub, Russia (spoke Russian)
Parents Jacob, Sophie
Married Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse Olga Schwede
Died July 1963
Place Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation worked at Stelco
Immigration 1912, arrived with mother's godfather Alexander, friend Nic (b Dec 20 1895) and Bill Tach from Polasko Russia
Notes Naturalized on May 27 1930 - had to be 5 years in Canada to apply for Naturalization (aka Canadian citizenship), listed as from Russia and labourer in Hamilton Ontario (name listed was Wesley, wife listed as Alga). Ref 70042A
Greek Catholic. Was in WW1 Princess Pats regiment (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry).

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