Michalina Huckan

Michalina Huckan

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Notes on Michalina (Lena) Huckan

Michalina (also called Lena) was born 12 November 1892 in Repuzhintsy, Bukowina, Austria the youngest child of Wasyl Huckan and Helena Masikiewicz (or Masikiewic or Masikiewich) (second line).




She immigrated to Canada in 1910 at about the age of 18 to join her brother Iwan (John) Huckan in Winnipeg. Her older siblings were Iwan (John), Mykola (Nikolaj) and Marya (Maria).


She may have lived in St. Boniface with her brother Iwan and his family at 83 Tissot Street in St.Boniface when she first arrived in Canada.


In 1915 according to the Winnipeg Henderson Directory, Lena was living at 42 Dagmar Street.

Courtesy of Christian Cassidy
From:The Morning Telegram
July 19, 1907

Courtesy of Christian Cassidy
From: The Morning Telegram
July 19, 1907

Courtesy of Christian Cassidy
From: The Voice
August 3, 1917

She was engaged to be married and was saving her money. We don’t know  her fiancĂ©'s name. Does anyone recognise this man? He was likely born about 1885 - 1892 in her village Repuzhintsy, Bukowina. He was perhaps about 24 years old in this photograph.

Michalina's fiance
Winnipeg, MB
c. 1910

 I wonder if her wedding banns were read at a Winnipeg church. Her religion was Orthodox and until 1918 the only Orthodox church was the Russian Orthodox Mission. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church was established 1904 in Winnipeg. This is a thread I need to follow.


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