Nicholas Krynitsky

Nicholas Krynitsky

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Death 1933 (aged 46–47)
Burial Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100060504 · View Source
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[Bio by Sean Potochney]
Nicholas Krynitsky was born in Solotviny, Galicia in December 1886, the son of Wasyl and Helena Krynytsky of Carpatho- Rusyn ethnicity. [Carpatho-Ruysns spoke a dialect of Ukrainian, used the Cyrillic alphabet, and were usually members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church (a sub denomination of the Byzantine Catholic Church)].

Nikolay Krynitsky arrived in the U.S. in January 1914, leaving his wife and oldest child, Milia, behind until they could re-join him in January 1921. He first stayed with a relative in Passaic, New Jersey and later moved to western Pennsylvania (before January 1917) where he was a coal miner for the Vesta Coal Company. In October of 1921, Nikolay was seriously injured in a mining accident in which he lost one of his legs. He then moved to Centralia, PA (why that town of all places ? - I do not know) in 1923 where he owned and operated a saloon out of his house until his death in 1933.

[Solotviny is a small village touching the north side of what is now Krynica, Poland. In 1918, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was dissolved and Galicia was split up between Poland, Ukraine, and Slovakia. Today, very few Carpatho-Rusyns exist in southern Poland as most were forcibly re-located to Ukraine by Poland and the Soviet Union after WWII.]


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  • Maintained by: Sean Potochney
  • Originally Created by: JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VETERAN
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100060504
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Krynitsky (1886–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100060504, citing Saint Marys Orthodox Cemetery, Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Sean Potochney (contributor 47398947) .