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Šarišské Jastrabie

 
 

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History

 

Village Photos

Courtesy of Vladimir Vancik vancikv@yahoo.com

 

Video of Šarišské Jastrabie - 2011

Video by pps slovakia s.r.o with photos by Vladimir Vancik

 

Video of the Blessing of Easter Baskets

The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Catholic Church, April 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

Photo Courtesy of Vladimir Vancik vancikv@yahoo.com

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Names of the Village

 

1435 Jeztreb, 1543 Jestreb, 1786 Jesstrabi, 1920 Jastreb, 1927 Jastrabie, 1948 Sarisske Jastrabie; mad. Jesztreb, Felsokanya; sarisskojastrabiansky, jastrabiansky; Sarisskojastraban-ianka, Jastraban-ianka.

 

Districts

 

Saris County, District Sabinov, Presov Region in 1960; Presov District from 1968, Stara Lubovna, Eastern Slovakia Region.

 

Population Figures

 

1869 – 918, 1880-1057, 1890-1109, 1900-881, 1910-1002, 1921-854, 1930-867, 1940-1004, 1948-855, 1961-974, 1970-1064.

 

Size of Village and Specifics

 

The village is 5,525 acres and at its center it is 565 meters high.  The valley stream is called Cerchov Vesna.  The area is below the central Carpathian highlands which is a mountanious region.  The soil is brown with vegitation.  The village areas are deforested and have birch trees. Similar villages to this one are Orlov.  The village was established on the territory of the Estate called Kamenica.  It is first mentioned in 1435.  In 1787 the village had 81 houses and 548 inhabitants.  In 1828 it had 112 houses and 828 inhabitants.  The villagers worked in the surrounding woods and also raised livestock.  The farm Rol’nici employed part of the village population and villagers also worked in cities such as Lipany and Kosice.  

 

Religion

 

Photo Courtesy of Vladimir Vancik vancikv@yahoo.com

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Video of Šarišské Jastrabie - 2011

Video by pps slovakia s.r.o with photos by Vladimir Vancik

Video of the Blessing of Easter Baskets

The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Catholic Church, April 4, 2014