Nová Sedlica (Ujszék)
Nová Sedlica is the village of my ancestors, DZUBA and BRASKO. My grandmother, MARIA DZUBA left the village in 1909 for a new life in America. Her father, PAL DZIUBA moved here from nearby Wetlina, Poland. Nearly a hundred people left this village for America. The majority initially settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The people in this village socialized and worked primarily with people from Zboj, Wetlina, Poland and Stuzycja, Ukraine. Ulič was and still is the administrative center for this village.
Peasant farming, shepherding and forestry were the primary sources of income until the end of World War II.
While this page may not reflect it, I have done extensive search on this village and its' people. I am in continual contact with friends and family from Nová Sedlica and environs. I will continue to provide substantial updates as time permits. - Bill Tarkulich
BATROMIJ, BIGA, DOHUN, DUNASH, DZUBA, FERKANIN, HARKOT, KACSALA, MALOS, RUNANIN, RUNCAK, RUSIC, SEMJAN, TARKULIC
NS - KALINICS, BELASZ, SZEMJAN, LANCOS, RONCSAK, RUSZICS, BUSZICS, DIMICS, PIPA, MICHALEUV, KALINICS, MALOS, VORONICS, RUNYANIN, SZTAROSZTA, MALOS, CSOKINA, SVOJKA, MICHALEUVSZKO, DINICS, SANTA, BARNA, ZIMUVCSAK, DOUHUN, KALINICS, BELASZ, PAVLISAK, TARKULICS, SZEMJAN, LANCOS, RONCSAK, BUSZICS, DINICS, RUNYANIN, SZTAROSZTA, CSOKINA, DZURONCSIK, HASZICS, BUNGA, LESANICS, DINISO, REPASI
ZBOJ - LADOMIRJAK, CSOPAK, TALAPKOVICS, SZISAK, GULA, PAVLISAK, CUHOVJAK, MIKA, SZVISZTUN, HANIN, FUTTER, ANDREJCO, PARANICS, KACSALA, BOBELA, CSOPAK, JURCZJO, SZISTAK, DZSANDA, KOVALYESIK, KRUPICO, BRASKO, CZITRJAK, FEDITS, KOCSAN, SZITSAK, KACSUR, SZIVAK, VASSZER, SANTA, KOVALY, VASZILNAK, LECKO, BANIK, KOSZTRUBA, KUJAZ, TALAPKOVICS, GULA, CUHOVJAK, BOBELA, KACSALA, JURCZJO, DZANDA, KRUPICS, KOVALYCSIK, BRASKO, CZITRJAK, FEDITS, KOCSAN, FEDORJA, KACSAL, BEGENYI, HRICSINDA, TOHURZ, CHOMA, BANIK, KOZAK, KLOPOS, SZUCHI, PETROVKA.
History, Vasil Fedič, 2003
The oldest written record of Nová Sedlica is found in a crown land register. The record dates from 1585. In this (register) a notation is made about a village named Rozdiel and also named Nová Sedlica. It is assumed that the first name is the older place name for the original settlement. The name Nová Sedlica suggests the notion of a new settlement, a village (note: literally the words 'Nová Sedlica' mean 'new settlement'). In a later source the village is again mentioned as Rozdiel. Similar settlements established in the Ulič Valley as well as the earliest records imply that the village was established according to the Walachian law in the 2nd third of the 16th century. From its establishment until the last third of the 17th century Nová Sedlica was a part of the Humenne estate of the Drugeth family.
Early in the 17th century the village residents abandoned Rozdiel. In 1610 it is believed there were no households. Later, the village was reestablished by new colonists who selected the name (New Settlement). In 1623 the village inhabitants began to pay tax and transfer fees.
In 1715 a mill stood in the village along with 5 buildings and 9 occupied homes. In 1787 the village had 57 homes, in 1828, 82 homes. The inhabitants worked mainly on farms and occasionally in the woods. A saw-mill and crazing-mill also operated in the village. During the First World War there was a narrow-gauge railroad. During the WW1 a front-line battle was fought on the territory for about 5 weeks. Many houses were burned, and so was the school-house. A new school-house was built in 1932. In the years 1939 - 1944 the village was annexed to Hungary. The village was liberated after a difficult battle on 16 October 1944. Fourteen civilians died to give us liberty. After liberation, the residents still endured hardship. The „Banderovci „ (Bandits) often came to the village and on 25 November 1945 murdered three villagers. A year later, nineteen people died from typhoid fever.
After World War II, a great many citizens left to work in the Czech lands. 16 families moved to the Ukraine. The first motor-bus arrived in the village in 1947. In 1959 the village was electrified. The town constructed an asphalt road, new houses, restaurant, trade and a culture house.
Nová Sedlica is the north-easternmost village located in the Slovak Republic.
Originally the wooden church St. Michal Archangel stood in the village, from 1764. It was moved in the early 1970‘s to the open-air museum at Humenne. The village worshippers erected a new brick church building in 1970.
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1630 Rosczel vel Nouoszelicze, 1635 Rozcziel vel Noue Szelicze, 1773 Novo Szelicza, 1808 Novosedlica. It was built on the place of depopulated and abandoned village of Rozdil (mentioned for the first time in the XIV century). In fact, Nová Selica means “new village”. It belonged to Humenné town, in the XVII century to Csáky family, in the XIX century to Szirmáy family and successively to Lobkowitz family. During the History, its inhabitants were occupied in agriculture. Source: Roberto Cannoni, Italy
Orthodox Chrám Zosnutia Presvätej Bohorodičky
Administrative church: Zboj – Chrám Zostúpenia Svätého Ducha
(Both villages were formerly Greek Catholic. The wooden structures were removed to skanzens and new edifices built thereafter. However, Even after the repatriation of buildings to the Greek Catholics in the 1990s, these two churches remained with the Orthodox.)
Surnames - 1869 Census
Nova Sedlica had 61 Houses recorded. The majority of
its' citizens were Greek Catholic and illiterate.
LDS Film # 0722758
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Last Update: 03 November 2009