This was one of the later Banat villages, founded about 1869 by people from older villages, including Zichydorf , Ürményháza, and Setschan.
Skorenowatz/Szekelykeve/Gyurgyevo is located about 25 km SE of Pantschowa and 55 km south of Zichydorf. Church records for the residents are found at the nearby town of Brestowatz until they built their own church about 1892. According to the online Donauschwaben Village Lis t, it was known by these names:
- German: Skorenowatz
- Serbian: Skorenovac
- Hungarian: Szekelykeve, Gyurgyevo
- Spelling and/or dialect variants: Nadjdjerdjfalva, Djurdjevo
ZVA member Shirley Gibbard has compiled this list of German family names taken from census records for Szekelykeve in 1875 and 1882 which included land owners and tenant farmers. The village during these years was about 40% German speaking. Some of these people came from Zichydorf. Note the presence of Johann Nikels, who was instrumental in the immigration of the Bolen family to Canada. The Bolens were the first Zichydorf family to come to the area of Regina, Saskatchewan and were among the founding families of Zichydorf Colony, south of Regina. Michael Bolen married Maria Lichtfuss, whose father is also on this list, in Szekelykeve on 22 Nov 1895.
Shirley would also like to thank László Rudolf, who made a special research trip to the village for her and and obtained the book SZEKELYKEVE (SKORENOVAC) by Galambos Tibor, LO Press, Kovin, Serbia, 2001
Bildi Michael, Jr.
Bildi Michael, Sr
Nikels Johann, Jr.
Ortmann Kasper, Jr.
Ortmann Kasper, Sr.
Schiermann Peter, Jr.
Schiermann Peter, Sr.