Biography of Father Aleksander Korniliak

Born January 24, 1897, in Sokołów Podlaski (Poland). Graduated from Lublin Seminary and was ordained in 1919. He served as vicar of the parish in Liw; later, in Węgrów; from 1921, in Korytnica Węgrowska; from 1924, in Sterdynia and Łaskarzew (Poland); from 1925 he was administrator of the parish in Marianovo; from 1929, pastor of the parish in Ugruski; later served in Konstantynów, and became dean of Janów deanery; from 1934 he served in Siedlce and was there at the time of the Soviet and German occupations. On November 10, 1944 – after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Aleksander was arrested and sentenced to five years in corrective labor camp. Sent to a camp constructing the road between Pskov and Rybinsk; later transferred to Tavdinlag (Sverdlovsk – Yekaterinburg); released October 16, 1947. Left for Poland. From March 1948 he was administrator of the parish in Konkolevnitsa; he retired in 1971. Resided in Łuków, where he died in a hospital on May 8, 1972. Sources: Archive of the Directorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Yekaterinburg oblast; Archive of the Directorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Pskov oblast; list compiled by R. Dzwonkowski, SAC; Madała, p. 84
Variant Names:
Korniliak, Aleksander; Kornili︠a︡k, Aleksandr Grigor'evich
Sokołów Podlaski (Poland); Lublin (Poland); Liw (Poland); Węgrów (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland); Korytnica (Poland); Łaskarzew (Poland); Sterdynai (Poland); Uhryniv (Ukraine); Marianowo (West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland); Łuków (Lublin, Poland)
male; clergy and religious; survived