Jacob Andreaschuk

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Jacob Andreaschuk
Jan Andrrijesczuk
Born 1877
Austria - Bukovina (Ruthenian)
Died 1914 (aged 36–37)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Bukovinian
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1877 Bridok, Bukovina, Ukraine.


Jacob Andreaschuk married Mary or Maria in Bridok.


  • John Andreaschuk (b. 1906 Ukraine)
  • Nick Andreaschuk (b. 1911 Ukraine)
  • Annie Andreaschuk (b. Canada)
  • Jake Andreaschuk (b. after Hillcrest Mine Disaster)

Immigration to Canada

1913 (Source: Crowsnest and Its People)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Jacob is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow, Mary Andreaschuk, married Iwan (John) Kunesky about 1916 and remained in Hillcrest. They had 3 more children. Mary died 1963 Hillcrest.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names


Interesting Facts

A Ukrainian newspaper named ‘’The Novyny’’, published in Edmonton, Alberta on the 27th of June, 1914, gave a list of the Rusyn Miners killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. Rusyns were a Slavic group encompassing most of the Western Ukraine. Rusyns were better known in the Crownest Pass as Ruthenians. The list was written in the Cyrillic script and transcribed. This name given as: Fedir Andriashchuk

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