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Jan Ruskulis

Lithuanian: Jonas Ruškulis, Polish: Jan Ruszkul, Russian: Ян / Иван Теофилевич Рушкуль
Also Known As: "Ruškulys"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Santupių kaimas (Zarasai), Novoaleksandrovsko apskritis, Lithuania, Russian Empire
Death: 1952 (52-53)
Vilnius / Вильнюс, Vilniaus rajonas, Lithuania, Soviet Union (USSR)
Place of Burial: Vilnius, Vilnius city municipality, Vilnius County, Lithuania
Immediate Family:

Son of Teofilis Ruskulis and Anastazija Ruškulienė
Husband of Alexandra Ruskulis
Father of Joana Burak; Alfreda "Fredzia" Gliaudelienė and Alexander Casimir Ruskulis
Brother of Weronika Pipir; Stanislava "Stasė" Ruškulytė and Boleslovas "Balys" Ruškulis

Occupation: Farmer / Ūkio darbininkas
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About Jan Ruskulis

Jan Ruskulis was born and grew up in Santupiai village, near Smalvos, Zarasai district, in farmer's family. There might be a mistake on his grave (1887) - Jan Ruskulis most likely was born in 1899 - per his age is mentioned on the marriage record. His family owned a large log house and large property of farming land.

Coordinates of the place, where stood the house, where Teofilis Ruskulis resided and his children lived: 55.6302, 26.3421

On Feb 7, 1931 Jan Ruskulis married Aleksandra Kochanko in Zarasai Roman Catholic church.

Within 1920-1941 Santupiai became the last village near Lithuanian-Polish border, on the Lithuanian side. Neighboring bigger Smalvos village was cut-off and laid within occupied Polish territories. Ruskulis family had no access to their regular church or family graves in Smalvos village during that time, they used church in Zarasai town.

Jan and Alexandra Ruskulis together had 3 children: 2 daughters and one son.

At the beginning of WWII Teofilis Ruskulis' house in Santupiai village was burned. Nearby in Smalvos village, near the lake, stood abandoned small manor. The owners of the family, noble family moved to Poland, remaining old lady died. Village elders allowed Jan Ruskulis with his family to move into this mansion. They occupied only 3 rooms with the entrance on the northent side of the building. The remaining part of the mansion: large room and guest quarters were used by Smalvos and Santupiai villagers as a dance club, place where women came together to do their crafts, place to organize social events.

Coordinates of the manor house in Smalvos village, new residence for Jan Ruskulis family: 55.6316, 26.3545

This is why older daughters were born in the old Santupiai village house, and younger son Alexander Casimir was born when family already lived in Smalvos village mansion.

When Communist Collectivization started in Zarasai district, Ruskulis family was robbed by the new government: family was chased out of the property where they lived, their cow and other domestic animals were confiscated for the "Kolkhoz". Ruskulis family was threatened and for safety they fled to Kaunas.

In Kaunas Jan Ruskulis found place to live at his sister's Apolonia husband property in Vilijamplė district. Jan Ruskulis found work as a carpenter at the local construction site.

Circa 1950 family moved to Vilnius and found place to live on Liepkalnio Street, very near Vilnius Railway Station. Jan Ruskulis continued working as a carpenter. Ruskulis family befriended local Polish families. In 1952 Jan Ruskulis had Appendicitis surgery. Next day after surgery Jan Ruskulis felt better and rose from bed, started being active. He died suddenly from internal bleeding.

Jan Ruskulis was buried in Rokantiškės cemetery, Antakalnis district of Vilnius.

Apie Jonas Ruškulis (Lietuvių)

Jan Ruskulis was born and grew up in Santupiai village, near Smalvos, Zarasai district, in farmer's family. There might be a mistake on his grave (1887) - Jan Ruskulis most likely was born in 1899 - per his age is mentioned on the marriage record. His family owned a large log house and large property of farming land.

Coordinates of the place, where stood the house, where Teofilis Ruskulis resided and his children lived: 55.6302, 26.3421

On Feb 7, 1931 Jan Ruskulis married Aleksandra Kochanko in Zarasai Roman Catholic church.

Within 1920-1941 Santupiai became the last village near Lithuanian-Polish border, on the Lithuanian side. Neighboring bigger Smalvos village was cut-off and laid within occupied Polish territories. Ruskulis family had no access to their regular church or family graves in Smalvos village during that time, they used church in Zarasai town.

Jan and Alexandra Ruskulis together had 3 children: 2 daughters and one son.

At the beginning of WWII Teofilis Ruskulis' house in Santupiai village was burned. Nearby in Smalvos village, near the lake, stood abandoned small manor. The owners of the family, noble family moved to Poland, remaining old lady died. Village elders allowed Jan Ruskulis with his family to move into this mansion. They occupied only 3 rooms with the entrance on the northent side of the building. The remaining part of the mansion: large room and guest quarters were used by Smalvos and Santupiai villagers as a dance club, place where women came together to do their crafts, place to organize social events.

Coordinates of the manor house in Smalvos village, new residence for Jan Ruskulis family: 55.6316, 26.3545

This is why older daughters were born in the old Santupiai village house, and younger son Alexander Casimir was born when family already lived in Smalvos village mansion.

When Communist Collectivization started in Zarasai district, Ruskulis family was robbed by the new government: family was chased out of the property where they lived, their cow and other domestic animals were confiscated for the "Kolkhoz". Ruskulis family was threatened and for safety they fled to Kaunas.

In Kaunas Jan Ruskulis found place to live at his sister's Apolonia husband property in Vilijamplė district. Jan Ruskulis found work as a carpenter at the local construction site.

Circa 1950 family moved to Vilnius and found place to live on Liepkalnio Street, very near Vilnius Railway Station. Jan Ruskulis continued working as a carpenter. Ruskulis family befriended local Polish families. In 1952 Jan Ruskulis had Appendicitis surgery. Next day after surgery Jan Ruskulis felt better and rose from bed, started being active. He died suddenly from internal bleeding.

Jan Ruskulis was buried in Rokantiškės cemetery, Antakalnis district of Vilnius.

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Jan Ruskulis's Timeline

1899
June 9, 1899
Santupių kaimas (Zarasai), Novoaleksandrovsko apskritis, Lithuania, Russian Empire
June 9, 1899
Smalvos, Novoaleksandrovsko apskritis, Lithuania, Russian Empire
1932
1932
Santupiai, Zarasai District Municipality, Utena County, Lithuania
1935
1935
Santupiai, Zarasai District Municipality, Utena County, Lithuania
1943
March 23, 1943
Zarasų raj., Lithuania, under Germany occupation
1952
1952
Age 52
Vilnius / Вильнюс, Vilniaus rajonas, Lithuania, Soviet Union
1952
Age 52
Vilnius, Vilnius city municipality, Vilnius County, Lithuania