I am looking for information on my husband's lineage.
His father was Jacob Sovelenko. Born in Kiev, Russia. He imigrated to American and settled in North Braddock, PA. He worked as a millwright and coal minter.
Cause of Death: Heart Problems about age 50.
According to Helen & Irene Sovelenko (his two sisters who were born in Pennsylvania), when their parents married it was the custom to live with the husband’s parents. They said that their mother’s parents had much more to offer The Sovelenko parents gave their son, Jacob Sovelenko their life savings to come to the land of “milk and honey”. He came over from Kiev, Russia about 1911. About 1914 he returned to Kiev and came to American with his wife Anna Solo and their son, Michael.
Jaco and Anna had 3 children.
( 1 ) Michael who married Julia Mihalko. They had 4 children, Doris LOuise, Lillian Ann, Albert Jacob and Ronald Michael Sovelenko. Michael was born in Kiev, Russia on August 18, 1909 and passed away in Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL on July 15, 1999. He was almost 90 years old.He lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Albert Jacob Sovelenko and his wife, Mary Joann (Williams) Sovelenko.
( 2 and 3 ) Helen and Irene Sovelenko. Both born in Pennsylvania.
MIchael Sovelenko married Julia Mihalko. They had 4 children. Doris Louise, Lillian Ann, Albert Jacob and Ronald Michael.
Helen and Irene Sovelenko never married. They took care of their parents until they passed away and they still live together in North Braddock, PA.