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Mikhail Kin KOZACHENKO
(1880-1947)

Mikhail Kin "Mike" KOZACHENKO was born 4 Sep 1880 in Tarascha, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. At the time, the Ukraine was still part of the Russian Empire. He served for a time in the Ruso-Japanese War and was apparently injured in battle. According to family stories, he left Russia as soon as he could be released from the Russian Army.

He wanted to marry Steppa or Steffa "Stacie" BOSTOW, whose parents were immigrating to America. He evidently decided to go with them. I don't believe (though I do not have proof yet), that they were able to leave the Ukraine together. I believe that Stacie's family left first, and then Mikhail followed when he could get out of the army. Where they met up is still a mystery, though I suspect it was in Europe or England.

He left Russia in the spring of 1906, and he and Stacie were evidently married sometime just prior to this, or wherever it was they managed to meet up. They sailed together on a ship from Liverpool, England to Quebec, Canada between May 1906 and June 1906. I am in possession of the transcript of their ship voyage, and will add this to the web site later.

Upon arriving in Quebec, they immediately embarked on a rail journey to Portal, North Dakota, where they entered the United States. Their travels brought them to the Garrison/Benedict area of McLean County, North Dakota, where Mikhail homesteaded on a parcel of land there.

Mike and Stacie had 9 children, all born in Greatstone Township, McLean County, North Dakota:

  1. Andrew, b. 8 Jan 1908, d. 5 Jan 1987.
  2. Mary, b. 11 Mar 1910, d. 24 Jul 1910.
  3. Lena.
  4. Edward, b. 14 Jun 1913, d. 20 May 1986.
  5. John.
  6. Alex, b. 31 Mar 1917, d. 31 Mar 1989.
  7. Ella.
  8. Harry, b. 24 Jun 1920, d. 4 Jun 1991.
  9. Pete, b. 25 Jan 1922, d. 28 Apr 1989.

1910 Federal Census of Township 149, Range 81, McLean County, North Dakota
Enumeration Date: 14 May 1910
T624, Roll #1144, Enum. Dist. #93, Supv. #2, Page #4657

NAME RELATIONSHIP SEX AGE YRS. MARRIED BIRTHPLACE LANGUAGE
Mike KOSESHENKO Head M 28 5 Russia Russian
Stepa KOSESHENKO Wife F 21 5 Russia Russian
Andrew KOSESHENKO Son M 3 North Dakota
Mariea KOSESHENKO Daughter F 2/12 North Dakota


1915 North Dakota State Census of Greatstone Township, McLean County, North Dakota
Dwelling #44, Family #5

NAME NATIVE M NATIVE F FOREIGN M FOREIGN F AGE
Mike KOZACHENKO X 35
Stacie KOZACHENKO X 28
Andrew KOZACHENKO X 7
Addie KOZACHENKO X 2
Lenna KOZACHENKO X 4


1920 Federal Census of Greatstone Township, McLean County, North Dakota
Enumeration Date: 13 Feb 1920
T625, Roll #, Vol. #14, Sheet #11, Enum. Dist. #108, Line #72
NAME REL SEX AGE BIRTHPLACE NATIVE TONGUE B/PL. FATHER B/PL. MOTHER
Mike KOZACHENKO Head M 42 Russia Russian Russia Russia
Steffa KOZACHENKO Wife F 33 Russia Russian Russia Russia
Andrew KOZACHENKO Son M 12 North Dakota Russia Russia
Lena KOZACHENKO Daughter F 8 North Dakota Russia Russia
Edward KOZACHENKO Son M 6 North Dakota Russia Russia
John KOZACHENKO Son M 4 North Dakota Russia Russia
Alex KOZACHENKO Son M 2 North Dakota Russia Russia
Ella KOZACHENKO Daughter F 1 North Dakota Russia Russia


1925 North Dakota State Census of Greatstone Township, McLean County, North Dakota
Dwelling #35, Family #35

NAME AGE NATIVE M NATIVE F CITIZENS
Mike KOZACHENKO 45 1 Y
Stacy KOZACHENKO 38 1 Y
Lena KOZACHENKO 13 1 Y
Ad KOZACHENKO 11 1 Y
John KOZACHENKO 10 1 Y
Aleck KOZACHENKO 8 1 Y
Ella KOZACHENKO 6 1 Y
Harry KOZACHENKO 4 1 Y
Pete KOZACHENKO 3 1 Y


Mike Kozachenko died on 5 Oct 1947 in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota. His death record is in my possession and I will be posting more information from it in the near future. He is buried in the small Greatstone Township Cemetery not far from where their homestead was.

Stacie died 19 Dec 1961, also in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota. She is buried next to her husband.

If you can add any information to the above data or have any questions, please contact me. Thank you!

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