1944 – Edward Wainer joins the Army

On September 21, 1944 Edward W. Wainer (1926-2010) joins the service. Uncle Eddie ended up serving in Patton’s Third Army. Here are a few pictures:

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William Wainer (1887-1965)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)

Annie Ostafyczuk (1892-1945)

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Alice Wainer (1921-2010)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)

Florence Wainer (1928-1974)

 

And finally

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Peter Wainer (1929-2013)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)

 

My dad looks all of 12 years old in this picture but will, in fact,  join the army in 2 years (13 Nov 1946).

Every Picture Tells a Story

Wynohradnyk - Otafczyuk wedding Photo
Wynohradnyk - Otafczyuk wedding Photo

Photos say a lot and some affect you more than others. This is  wedding photo of my grandfather and Grandfather: Basil Wynohradnyk and Annie Ostafyczuk. It  is almost 100 years old as they were married in Boston, Mass on 8 Feb 1914. I met my grandfather once, when I was an infant, and have no memory of ever seeing him. Annie died in the 1940’s,  I never met her.

I spent a lot of time looking at this photo. They aren’t smiling. Smiling in photos is a relatively modern thing, if you look at a lot of old photos; no one ever smiles. There’s more though: They are SERIOUS. Take a look.

Here are two people who left their family and homes in  Eastern Europe while in their early 20’s, crossed the Atlantic, and came to the US to start a new life. They met and married in Massachusetts and eventually move to Maine.

Every time I look at this picture I think about what the future holds for them and the fact that they have no idea what’s coming. Two World Wars will break out and be fought in their homeland. They will have 8 children, 7 who survive until adult hood. Their sons will fight in World War II. Annie will not survive to see the end of 1945.

I think about the photos of my children that are in plain view around my house, and imagine what their wedding photo’s will look like and wonder what the future will hold for them.

Birth and Baptism of Demitrious Wynohradnyk

It reads in part:

Demitrious Wynohradnyk

Born: 15 Oct 1887

Baptized: 16 Oct 1887

Father: Simeon Wynohradnyk son of Onuphri Wynohradnyk and Maria Iwasiuk.

Mother: Anne Wiszniowski daughter of Lucasz Wiszniowski and Eudokia Mykietiuk.

Demitrious is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

A pdf: Demitrious Wynohradnyk

A scan:

Demitrious Wynohradnyk
Demitrious Wynohradnyk

Metrical books 1861-1929 Greek Catholic Church Sniatyn. Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the State Archives of Ivano-Frankivs’k Region, Galizien, Austria; later Sniatyn, Stanislawow, Poland; now Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivs’l, Ukraine. text in Latin, Ukrainian and Russian. Record group 631, series 1, files 587-598 — record group 631, series 2 file 56. FHL INTL Film 1782901.

Birth and Baptism of Catherine Wynohradnyk

It reads in part:

Catharina Wynohradnyk

Born: 13 May 1885

Baptized: 14 May 1885

Father: Simeon Wynohradnyk son of Onuphri Wynohradnyk and Maria Iwasiuk.

Mother: Anne Wiszniowski daughter of Lucasz Wiszniowski and Eudokia Mykietiuk.

Catherine is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

A pdf: Catherina Wynohradnyk

A scan:

Catherina Wynohradnyk
Catherina Wynohradnyk

Metrical books 1861-1929 Greek Catholic Church Sniatyn. Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the State Archives of Ivano-Frankivs’k Region, Galizien, Austria; later Sniatyn, Stanislawow, Poland; now Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivs’l, Ukraine. text in Latin, Ukrainian and Russian. Record group 631, series 1, files 587-598 — record group 631, series 2 file 56. FHL INTL Film 1782901.

Birth of Michael and Maria Wynohradnyk

It’s Twins!

It reads in part:

Michael Wynohradnyk

Maria Wynohradnyk

Born: 15 March 1883

Baptized: 15 March 1883

Father: Nicolaus Wynohradnyk son of Onuphri Wynohradnyk and Maria Iwasiuk

Mother: Catherina daughter of Michael Charuk and Maria Bakun

As was, unfortunately, normal during those times both twins died a few days later as indicated by the “+” signs and date in the left margin of the birth record.

They both passed away March 17th 1883.

Here’s a pdf:

Michael and Maria Wynohradnyk

and a scan:

Maria and Michael Wynohradnyk
Maria and Michael Wynohradnyk

Metrical books 1861-1929 Greek Catholic Church Sniatyn. Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the State Archives of Ivano-Frankivs’k Region, Galizien, Austria; later Sniatyn, Stanislawow, Poland; now Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivs’l, Ukraine. text in Latin, Ukrainian and Russian. Record group 631, series 1, files 587-598 — record group 631, series 2 file 56. FHL INTL Film 1782901.