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Andrew Mazurenko family collection
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Andrew Mazurenko family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0077
  • Collection
  • 1939-1993

The collection consists of memoirs of Andrew Mazurenko, and his family photographs. Andrew wrote these in 1973 when he was 83. The memoirs tell about his roots, his life back in the Old country, his journey to Canada, and early years in Canada.

The photographs include images of him and his wife Maria, their house, homestead, and the old thatched roof house in the Old Country where Maria was born.

Mazurenko family

Memoirs

Andrew wrote his memoirs at the urging of his granddaughter, Irene Mazurenko, in 1973 when he was 83. He sent them to her as letters. The memoirs tell about his roots, his life back in the Old country, his journey to Canada, and early years in Canada.

The memoirs were written in Ukrainian. Irene got them translated into English while preparing her family history. She inserted some explanations to the text in Italics, when she felt, they would be helpful. They come from her own memories and stories heard in the family. These five typed pages are also a part of this collection.

Mazurenko, Andrew

House in Zelenyi Rih where Maria Mazurenko was born

Village of Zelenyi Rih (Zelenyi Roh) in front of the house where Maria Mazurenko (nee Nestoliy) was born. In 1993, it was the last thatched roof house standing in the village, it burned down since.

Left to right: Maria's cousin who lives in the village; Annie Mazurenko, Maria's daughter-in-law from Canada; Maria's cousin from the village; Annie's second cousin from Lviv; gentleman living in the house.