Home of the Johann Spurgat and Karolina Raudonat family circa 1882 to circa 1884. Ludwig Spurgat was born here in 1882; Albert Spurgat in 1884, both half- brothers of Adolf Spurgat and brothers of Josof Spurgat. Barbara Spurgat, age 6, half-sister of Adolf and sister of Josof Spurgat died here in 1892.
Zielonka/Zalioji was an administrative sub-district in the Administrative District of Wylkowiszki. (Dydwiże, Didvyžiai was also part of the sub-district of Zielonka/Zalioji).
Andriskiai was the original name of this place; later it was named Zielonka /Zalioji. A church was built in Andriskiai; then the church was in Zielonka/Zalioji. Today the left hand side is known as Andriskiai, and the right hand side is known as Zielonka/Zalioji.
The village, formerly the seat of the district and parish, lost its significance and now is a part of the village Andriskiai. My examination of the records indicated that Andriskiai is written as Andrzyki/Endrzyki on all three birth records as residences of the witnesses.
We parked the car and traipsed along the edge of a wheat field. Vilius and Regina wanted us to see a cross dedicated only the day before to honor the Zamaites family, one of whom was a famous forester whose display I saw at the museum. One son is a priest in Cleveland. Vilius and Regina recommended that I contact him as he has a great deal of information on the area.
At the end of the Zielonka /Zalioji village is the beginning of the Iskarty/Iskartai village,now part ofZielionka/Zalioji, and our next stop.