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Rusyn song from Sambron

Sung by John Manko-Vachtár and Milan Ščigulinský













Village History


Names of the Village


1411 Fekethekuth, 1470 Swarczbron, 1773 Sambron, 1786 Schambron, 1920, Sanbron, 1927, Sambron; mad Feketekut; nem. Schonbrunn; sambronsky; Sanbroncan,-ka.




Saris County, District Stara Lubovna, Presov Region in 1960, Presov, from 1950 to 1968 Stara Lubovna, Eastern Region.


Population Figures


1869-1062, 1880-1018, 1890-1048, 1900-1065, 1910-846, 1921-760, 1930-744, 1940-821, 1948-374, 1961-561, 1970-670.


Size of Village and Specifics


The village is 3,185 acres large and the center of the village is 672 meters high.  The village lies in the northern part of the Levoca Mountains (Jakubianskej) and is near a valley stream, Sambronka. The area is rugged with mild ground which is mostly brown soil, consists of rocks and the Sambronsky rock foundation layer.  There is a spring called the Sirouhlikovy Smerdacky spring. The area is protected and adheres to the prevention of deforestation.   Various parts of the smaller areas that surround the village are a mixed forest of spruce-dominated trees.  The village is near Jakubany.  The village was founded after 1366 and is mentioned in 1411.  The village belonged to the Lords of Brezovica.  In 1427 there were 16 houses; in 1787 there were 60 houses and 485 inhabitants.  In 1828 there were 119 houses and 878 inhabitants.  The villagers worked in agriculture and the manufacture; they also traded grains and held livestock.  Trades included tanning and furriers.  In 1945 the passing army burned the village down after the liberation of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.  Today, villagers work on the POD farm and also are employed in Nova Lubovna, Kosice, Poprad and in Prague.




The Greek Catholic Church was built in 1872 and is named the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Catholic Church.  Priests who served here in the early days are 1800, Jakub Bucov, 1800-1803, Jan Repassy, 1803-1804, Juraj Mankovic, 1804-1820, Peter ll’kovic, 1820-1821, Peter Barvirovic, 1821-1847, Jan Janovic, 1851-1890, Stefan Schirilla, 1890-1924, Kornel Mankovic. 



Rusyn song from Sambron

Sung by John Manko-Vachtár and Milan Ščigulinský