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Re: My family
Posted by: Douglas Cogott (ID *****6154) Date: May 28, 2009 at 08:45:12
In Reply to: My family by Clay Kogut of 55

Hi Clay,
You probably don't know me, but I'm a cousin of your father. But I don't know who your father is. Is he Richard or Joseph? Your Grandfather Richard was my Uncle, as is Patrick. My father was David. His last name is spelled Cogott, which may be what you meant about Patrick spelling his name with a "C". As far as I know Patrick still spells his name as Kogut. When my father was born they spelled the name wrong on his birth certificate, and he never changed it so my family has the "new" spelling of Kogut. I hope that helps clear up where the "C" spelling comes in. I also recently heard from one of my brothers about the Kogutchenski name. I've never heard of any relatives using that name, but it could be possible. We've all been Koguts' as far back as my grandfather, that I know of. I believe they were from Pennsylvania. Not sure where. I've never researched that far back. Our family has never been very close, which is another story in itself, but I do remember your Grandfather Richard. I didn't know he passed away until my father died about 4 years ago. Patrick was at the funeral and mentioned it then. Your grandfather and Patrick are twins, born on St. Patricks Day. That's why Patrick got his name. I remember meeting your Aunt Bethany and one of her brothers, not sure if it was your dad, once a long time ago when I was just a young kid. That could have been almost 40 years ago. They were very young and may not even remember. I think I'll stop here for now. If there's anything else you want to know you can get in touch.
Doug



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