The Village of Chereshnitsa taken from the Cemetery, circa 1972
A group of Chereshnitcheni in the early 1930’s. Those we recognize are – (1) Nacho Shamoff, (2) Stefo Tsinin, (3) Dineto Tsinin, (4) Slavi Pliastoff, (5) Petreto Popoff, (6) Labreto Mangoff.
Another group of Chereshnitcheni in the early 1930’s.
The Tarpchinoff, Pizarkoff families. Recognized faces: (1) Stefo Tarpchinoff, (2) Kouzo Tarpchinoff, (3) Tarpcheto Tarpchinoff, (4) Vena (Dzonova) Tarpchinova, (5) Sichka Tarpchinova, (6) Baba Mitra (Glavcheva) Tarpchinova, (7)Tsana (Kirigiova) Tarpchinova, (8) Miteto Tarpchinoff, (9) Yorgi Tarpchinoff, (10) Tsana (Tarpchinova) Boshkova, (11) Tinka (Pizarkova) Shapova, and (12) Vaneto Pizarkoff.
Transferring the bride’s rouvoto (dowry) from her parents house to the groom’s house on the day before the wedding (Saturday) at the wedding of Koleto Shkemboff and Ditchka Stasina. Pictured above are: (1) Dina Ingeliova, (2) Dineto Pliastoff, (3) Tashko Penchoff, (4) Yorgi Dzodzoff, (5) Ditchka (Rogova) Pliastova, (6) Dineto Kotoff, (7) Teta Tana (Popova) Shkembova, (8) Petreto Penchoff, (9) Fana (Shkembova) Penchova, (10) Koleto Bellioff, (11) Kouzo Pliastoff, (12) Kouzo Tarpchinoff, (13) Tsilia (Ingeliova) Dzodzova, and (14) Lefteria (Ingeliova) Tarpchinova.
Vra. Thrashing of the rye to separate it from the klas (ear) with two horses. The building on the left, behind Tetko Bouri, is the Popoff (Pappas) doukian (store) and the building on the right (white), behind Petreto Penchoff, is the Stasin (Milosis) doukian (store). In the picture (L to R): Tetko Bouri Shkemboff, Fana Penchova, Petra Stasina, Teta Tana Shkembova, Ditchka Shkembova, Tashko Penchoff, and Petreto Penchoff between the two horses. The two little girls are Marika Penchova standing and Marika Shkembova being held by Teta Tana.
The Stasina (Milosis) Family taken in 1932. We were able to identify the following: (1) Kiro Zekoff, (2) Itso Stasin, (3) Tometo Dzodzoff, (4) Koleto Stasin, (5) Leondi Chicovsky, (6) Mara Stasina, (7) Fana (Kirova) Stasina, (8) Petra (Ristovska) Stasina, (9) Fana (Stasina) Dzodzova, (10) Liopa (Stasina) Zekova, (11) Sofa (Barova) Stoycheva/Stasina, and (12) Sicka (Barova) Popova. The children are too young to be identified.