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Jeff Bohach (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jul 2002 4:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
I see this is a little out of date...but maybe someone will see it. I'm a Bohach from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. There are a number of us here as this part of the world as many Ukrainians settled on the Canadian prairies in the early 20th C. Many of you say your family origins are Czech, but we are all Ukrainians. Not sure if you all know this or not, but Bohach is the Ukrainian word for "rich man", or "big shot" if used sarcastically. Also, some of the Bohach's here spelled it Bohacz at one time.

They settled in places called Goodeve and Ituna in Saskatchewan in the early 1900's, most were farmers. It's interesting that you all are looking for John, George, Andrew etc...those are the same names as the Bohach's up here!

If anyone is interested in the Canadian connection, contact me by email and we can trade information. The Bohach side of my family is kind of shadowy...but one never knows.

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Becky Bohach-Cowan (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2002 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Jeff,
I was checking the message board today and was shock to see a message from a "Jeff Bohach." I have a brother Jeff and thought it might be a joke from him. But I am glad that you responding to the message. Where should I begin? I can
tell you that my great grandfather's name was Andrew Bohach
but my father told me recently that his real name was Andrea.
It was changed when he came to America. He did not come
through Ellis Island but was sponsered by someone or an
organization. My great grandmother was Mary Ramsey Bohach. She came to American for a visit at the age of eleven. Mary return around 1900-10. My older brother said
he found the ship records of our great grandparents. Andrew
was born on June 16, 1880 and Mary was born 1885?
His obiturary reads as: Born in Czech-Slovakia, Bohach came to Lorain, Ohio 40 ago from New Jersey." Does any of
this sound familiar to you or any Bohach in Canada? I do know that Andrew had a sister. His father was John Bohach.
Thanks Jeff for contacting me. You can email me at :
rlcowan@columbus.rr.com.
Becky

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Jeff (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jul 2002 3:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Becky...thanks for responding.

I can't add much off the top of my head. My grandpa and grandma (gido and baba) were Bill and Mary. Bill had I think 11 siblings (Andrew, George etc) many of whom moved to British Columbia or the Toronto area. I do have a more detailed family tree packed away at my parent's home here in Regina...I'll dig it out and see if there's any American connection.

Did your ancestors speak Czech, or Ukrainian? Did your family maintain the language/culture/customs?

As I said...details on the Bohach side of my family are hard to come by, so I find any Bohach-related information interesting, even if it's not directly related to me.

Thanks for the response. I'm always a little leary about sharing info with people on the net, but if you'd like to trade info I'd be happy to contribute what I can to the Bohach history.

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Posted: 4 Dec 2002 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Sep 2003 6:14PM GMT
I too am a Bohack. My Grandfather, Michael was born in the Ukraine in 1883. He came to the United States in October of 1910. He and his wife Katarina had nine children. Anna, Charles, Paul, Julie, John, Michael, Joseph, Mary and Anthony. All my Bohack relatives are gone now and I am trying to piece things together from my own memories and cousins memories. We knew very little of their past life in the Ukraine. They settled in Wilmington, DE after living in Rome, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Nashua, NH. My Grandfather died in 1955 and my Grandmother died in 1943 (before I was born). I wish I knew more about their lives in the Ukraine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Marianne

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Posted: 5 Dec 2002 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Sep 2003 6:14PM GMT
I too am trying to locate and investigate the Bohack family. I am Ukranian and we have always spelled Bohack with a "k". Whe my Grandfather arrived at Ellis Island in October of 1910 the ships records listed him as Michal Bohak. I expect that he just told him his name and they wrote it as it sounded. My Grandmother, Katarina Bohak arrived in November of 1912 along with two of their children. The place of residence lists, Kryortuly, Austria on both of their Passenger Records. Until about a year ago I did not even know this info. I was out of my mind with joy when I located this info in the Ellis Island Records. I know so little and hunger for as much information as possible. I did not know my Grandmother, she died before I was born. My Grandfather died when I was 9 years old. I still remember his speaking to me in Ukranian. I knew a few words back then but have forgotten most now. I never knew if he had any brothers or sisters. I knew nothing about my Grandmother either. I wish I had them here longer to ask questions. I am the family historian in the family. I want my children and now my grandchildren to know about these special people. I dig for a while and then hit dead ends. Put my project on the back burner for a while and then try again. I am a hard headed Uke, as my Dad used to say. I will not give up. Do you know of any other place I can locate information on the Bohack's? Thank you, Marianne

West Coast Bohach's

Kirsten Bohach (View posts)
Posted: 7 Sep 2004 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BOHACH or BOHACZ
Hi Jeff, I believe you are a cousin of my fathers, David Bohach, his father was John Bohach from SK who was married Kay Feshak. I live in BC along with a few other Bohach's. Would love to get on contact with you as I know the Bohach family in Canada is all related. Thanks, Kirsten

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Posted: 7 May 2005 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jeff, was just surfing and seen that your family lives in Canada. Did you have any kin to move to Michigan ? I'm searching for info on my husbands father which he never knew. His mother told him his father was a very private man and never talked about his family. She said he was Ukrainian.His name is Peter Bohach born June 29,1899 Died August 1982. I,ve been thinking about geting a Birth Certificate but not sure if it would have much info on it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Eunice June Bohach (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2005 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Eunice Bohach. I live in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. I am the daughter of Joseph and Alice Bohach of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. I have five siblings living in various parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta. My father is a brother to Pete, Raymond, Bill, Sophie, Ann, etc.(there were 13 altogether). The only living sibling of my father's family is Ann who lives in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She is in her 80's. Aunt Sophie just passed away in September, 2005.
I have more information on my family tree which was sent to me by a relative who lives in Saskatoon, Sask. It would be nice to hear from other relatives to add to my records.

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Posted: 18 Feb 2006 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also a Bohack. Spelled a little different. I know little about my grandfather and any help would be greatly appreciated. His name was Michael and was born in 1883. His Ellis Island records show that he came from Austrian Ukraine.

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Eunice J. Bohach (View posts)
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather's name was Sam and my grandfather was Nicholas. They immigrated from Austria to Canada and settled in Saskatchewan. My Father, Joseph, had thirteen brothers and sisters. Only one aunt is still alive and lives in Moose Jaw, Saskatachewan. She is about 80 years old.
I have never known Bohach to be spelt with a "K".

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