Zielonka/Zalioji

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.

Wheat Field in Zielionka/Zalioji

The cross had been dedicated just the day before.

The cross had been dedicated just the day before.

 At the end of the Zielonka /Zalioji village is the beginning of the Iskarty/Iskartai village,now part ofZielionka/Zalioji, and our next stop.


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About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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