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Re: Bat and Leontowycz surnames
Posted by: Hania (ID *****7112) Date: February 24, 2012 at 00:06:29
In Reply to: Bat and Leontowycz surnames by cindy batt of 12152

Following are my reponses to your inquiry in March 2011 in another forum:
Keeping in mind that census records are not the most accurate, I found the whole family + one, traveling 3/29/1907 on the SS Wurtzburg (Bremen exit port) via New York. Found them by doing search for Leontowycz surname. Place of origin Austria. Unfortunately no village name on this manifest. Look what they did to the surname. No wonder we could not find them.

Balt, Harunko 32 w/30 dollars (would have been called nickname Hrynko by family)
Katharzyna 36
Mary 7
Jurko 4 (Jurko is George)
Iwan 2
Aleksa Leontowycz 24 w/10 dollars


Make sure to make a copy of the original ship manifest.

Since they were coming via Ellis Island in New York I decided to look at manifest there.

Copy of manifest from Ellis Island:
Manifest Enlarger

BINGO. Aleksa (brother-in-law) was from Szczutkow and the Batt Family was from Dabrowa.

From late 18th century to 1918 wies/village Dabrowa was hamlet size. The filial Greek Catholic Church was in
Szczutkow. Cieszanow was the powiat and Lubaczow was the gmina.

OLD GC Church Records for Szczutkow:

Metrical books, 1785-1865
Greek Catholic Church. Szczutków (Lubaczów) (Main Author)

Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L′viv.
Greek Catholic Church records (births, marriages, deaths) for Szczutków (Lubaczów), Galizien, Austria;
later Szczutków (Lubaczów), Lwów, Poland; now Szczutków (Lubaczów), Rzeszów, Poland. Text in Latin.
Record group 201, series 4A, files 6054-6055.

Austria, Galizien, Szczutków (Lubaczów) - Church records
Poland, Lwów, Szczutków (Lubaczów) - Church records
Poland, Rzeszów, Szczutków (Lubaczów) - Church records

Manuscript (On Film)


Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003

on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Film Notes
Note - Location [Film]
Volume 201-4A/6054 Marriages 1785-1860 -- Births 1785-1845 -- Deaths 1785-1865 - FHL INTL Film [ 2373783 Item 5 ]
Volume 201-4A/6055 Births 1845-1864 - FHL INTL Film [ 2373783 Item 6 ]
Szczutków populated place 50°06' N 23°08' E Poland
Dąbrowa populated place 50°07' N 23°09' E Poland 1.4 miles NNE (distance from Szczutków)

Kobylnica Wołoska populated place 50°00' N 23°07' E Poland 6.9 miles S (distance from Szczutków)
All villages above appx 5/6 miles from Ukraine's border today.

Info obtained using:
JewishGen ShtetlSeeker – Town Search

Szczutków is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lubaczów, within Lubaczów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in Southeastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Lubaczów and 80 km (50 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The village has a current population of 387.

Following is the former Greek Catholic Church built in 1904 and dedicated to St. Dmitri the Martyr (św. Dymitra Męczennika). It is built on a former foundation. In 1947, after all Ukrainians were ousted, it was transformed into a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St. Wawrzyniec.

File:Cerkiew w Szczutkowie.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Panoramio - Photo of Szczutkow

I suspect your surviving families might have been resettled in appx 1938-39 to Sadowa Wyshnya > Mostyska district > Lviv region > SSR Ukraine. Other Ukrainians from your ancestral village were. We need to check this out further.
Sylvie's post:

Not sure what you wanted me to look for, but ....

I checked all the places in the gm. Wielkie Oczy. There are no Bat or Leontowycz listed. Kobylnica Woloska has only two families with phones, Ciukalo and Senyk. I also checked all the places in gm. Laszki and gm. Radymno, neighboring gm. Wielkie Oczy, andfound nothing. I did find two listings for Bat in Przemysl, and one in Jaroslaw. One listing for Leontowycz in Krowica Lasowa (gm. Lubaczow).

Thanks for contacting me. Just ask if you need more
Sylve's post:

Due to Poland's privacy act, phone books do not provide the full address.

Seeing that Kobylnica Woloska is a hamlet, Ciukalo and Senyk may have some info on Bat and Leontowycz. They may even have government positions.
Phone # for Waclaw Ciukalo – 631 01 08; Jan Senyk – 631 01 69; Julian Senyk – 631 01 67. Note: I am sure you know that villages do not need street numbers
and names when addressing an envelope.

Grazyna Bat, lives on Letowska Street, Przemysl, ph # 679 04 70
Roman, lives on Bp. Glazera Street, Przemysl, ph # 670 50 28

Maria Bat, lives on Kochanowskiego Street, Jaroslaw, ph # 623 31 77

Zbigniew Leontowycz, Krowica Lasowa, gm. Lubaczow, ph # 632 62 00

Glad to help!
my posts continued -

I gave the phone numbers in Poland to my sister-in-law, who speaks Polish fluently. She gets ringing, but no response. It could be her timing, so I asked that she keeps trying.

I could provide you the addresses in Ukraine if you like, but I would prefer to hear from Poland first.

When villagers were being "resettled" they were not all sent to the same place and that is my concern.
Someone in Poland might be able to tell us where the Batt and Leontovych Families were scattered.

Have you made contact w/some of the elders in the family?

Have you ordered and started to examine the films?

What I didn't know at the time was that my sister-in-law was diagnosed w/cancer. She lasted thru the summer and
passed away before the holidays last yr. I never did ask her if she actually made those follow-up phone calls for you.

Did you ever get to research those old films? Did you ever find someone else who spoke Polish to help you w/those calls to Poland?

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