Collection 0064 - Sharak family collection

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Sharak family collection

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CA BMUFA 0064

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  • 1891-1976 (Creation)
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    Sharak family

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4 cm of textual records

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(1891-1976)

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Andrew Sharak was born in Wislok, Respublica Polonia, in 1891. Polly Sharak (nee Kulyk) was born in 1893. They got married in 1919. Andrew served in the Polish army. They had a son who died in the Old Country.

Andrew immigrated to Canada in 1927 through Quebec, and Polly joined him in 1929 though Halifax. They settled in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where they lived until their death. Andrew worked on the Maple Leaf Meat Factory until he was injured and had to quit. Andrew was literate and was an avid reader (mostly Ukrainian). They both were active in their Ukrainian Catholic church, and had a beautiful garden which was their sustenance. They adopted twin boys John and Mike Pawelchak.

In 1950s-1960s, they became friends with Ernest Fedorowich and Veronica Fedorowich (nee Novak) who helped them with English, as well as other services unknown to them from the Old country, like banking and other.

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The collection consist of personal documents (birth certificates from Audtro-Hungarian Empire, marriage certificate, military ticket from inter-war Poland), immigration documents (passports with visas, ship cards) and other personal documents of Andrew and Polly Sharak. Both Polish passports have their photographs.

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  • English
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian

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1. Birth certificate of Andreas Szariak
2. Birth certificate of Pelagia Kulyk
3. Marriage certificate of Andreas Szariak and Pelagia Kulyk
4. Polish passport of Andrzej Szarjak, issued in 1927, with photo
5. Polish passport of Pelagja Szarjak, issued in 1929, with photo
6. Ksianzeczka wojskowa of Andrzej Szariak
7. Swiadectwo moralnosci of Pajzia (Pelagja) Szariak
8. Immigration Identification Card of Andrzej Szarjak, 1927, Quebec, stamp of Minnedosa ship
9. Immigration Identification Card of Pelagja Szarjak, 1929, Halifaz, Hellig Olav ship
10. Certificate of canadian citizenship of Andrew Sharak
11. Papers dealing with funerals of Andrew and Polly
12. Obituaries
13. Polly's will

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UF2017.15

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