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Village History

 

Village Photos

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

 

1869 Hungarian Census

(Partial) Transcribed by Steven M. Osifchin

 

 

 

 

Village History

 

The center of the village is 545 meters above the sea level. The range of the surrounding area of the village is between 501 and 824 meters above the sea level. KRÁSNA LÚKA  is situated in the north eastern pert of Levoča’s mountains in the valley of Kučmanovský creek. Most of the surounder area has been deforested. The soils are mostly brown. 

 

The village is first mentioned in 1329 as a parish, that began on buyer’s right. It belonged to landlords of Torysa. The inhabitants were farmers and breeders of livestock. In 1787 there were 59 houses and 397 inhabitants. In 1828 there were 60 houses and 474 inhabitants. After 1918 most of the inhabitants stayed in farming and in breeding livestock. Today, part of the inhabitant work at factories in Poprad, Lipany and Košice. 

 

The church of St. Martin is in early gothic style from 1295 and remodeled in second half of the 15th century.  The church was remodeled in the Baroque style in 1722 and again remodeled again in 1854. In the interior are architectual details such as the main altar from 1672-74 with late gothic carvings believed to be from the workshop of Master Paul from Levoča. There is a wooden statute of the Madonna from around 1490 from the circle of J. Weiss from Prešov( the “Madonna from Šenviz”, dated 1580).  This church Madonna is now in the Slovak National Museum in Martin.  

 

Today, one of the finest Slovak Folk Singers, Monika Kandracova, resides in this village. 

 

Village Statistics

 

These are the different names of the village over time: 

 

1329 Sonwyz, 1773 Semvis, 1786 Schemwis, 1920 Šenviz, 1948 Krásna Lúka; Hungarian: Schönwíz, Széprét; krásnolúcky, lucky; Krásnolúčan,-ka,Lúčan-ka. 

 

Administrative Structure:

 

Šariš County; district Sabinov, region Prešov until 1960; district Prešov, Eastern Slovakia Region. 

 

Population Statistics:

 

Population in years: 1869-512, 1880-538, 1890-465, 1900-478, 1910-461, 1921-455, 1930-454, 1940-520, 1948-581, 1961-629, and 1970-700. 

 

Acreage:

 

1035 HA is the size of the village. HA is short for Hektar. 1 Hektar is 2.471 acres. 

 

Village Photos

 

St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Altar

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Wood Carvings of Saints

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Choir Loft with Pipe Organ

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Wood Carving of the Virgin Mary & Baby Jesus

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Roadside Chapel

From, krasnaluka.ocu.sk

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Jasličkári Krásna Lúka 2010

by Dusan Matija

 

Hungarian Census

Transcribed by Steven Osifchin

 

The following is an extract of the 1869 Hungarian Census Data for the village of Krasna Luka. All names and dates have been recorded as I have interpreted them. Unlike other 1869 census records that I have researched the census for Krasna Luka did not list the maiden name of the wife. The complete census can be found online at familysearch.org

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