Czech Republic Bohemia and Moravia


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Researching: VACHA, WALKER, KROPA
I am searching for any information on Vacha. My great-grandfather is Anthony Walker. It is believed he came to the U.S. in 1880 (possibly 1881). He was born June 5, 1874 as was Anton Vacha. His parents are Frank Vacha and Anna Kropa. It is believed that Frank and Anna were from Pecciki. I am not sure of the spelling and I believe it may be near Temelinec. Apparently Frank immigrated in 1879 with his son John and Anna and the rest of the children came in 1880. The other children are Ann, Wenzel, Franz, Anton, Maria, and Karl. All these names have been changed to Anna, William, Frank, Anthony, Mary and Charles. If you can help me identify the cities' location or any other information on this family, or are related please e-mail me.
email: Mary Clor -
clors6@mpdr0.detroit.mi.ameritech.net - Posted 31 August 1998

Researching: KOHOUT, MEYER
I am researching the Kohout and Meyer lines from Bohemia. Joseph Kohout was born August 30, 1833 in Bohemia and married a Mary Meyer then settled in the Pittsburgh, Pa area (Allegheny City) when coming to the United States. Mary Meyer was born in Bohemia June 14, 1846 and is daugther of Joseph Meyer (born 1823, died July 18, 1876) and Mary Pauline (born June 15, 1824). Joseph Kohout and Mary Meyer were parents of a son, Joseph Kohout (born in Bohemia April 14, 1873), as well as other children that I am not sure of. Any information on these lines would help me a great deal. I do not know what village(s) these lines are from. Please contact me with any information.
email: Richard D. Kohout -
indamix11@hotmail.com - Posted 31 August 1998

Researching: JANECEK
My wife is Karen Janecek (born 1948), daughter of Charles J. Janecek (born 1905) of Chicago, who was son of John Janecek (born 1876) , who was son of Albert Janecek who was born in Prague. We are looking for ancestors of Albert Janecek. We are also looking for a relationship between the Janacek family and the Janecek family, because Karen is a musician - classical pianist - who has studied and did her Masters Thesis on Leos Janacek, and wants to know if they are related. Thank you for any help you can provide.
email: Greg Gifford and Karen Janecek Gifford -
gregoryg@lava.net - Posted 31 August 1998

Researching: HADINEK
Greetings from Down Under. We are the only Hadineks in Australia and we are very interested in researching the history of our family name. We know of a Sebastian Hadinek of Bohemia who moved to Upper Silesia in the early l800s. We know of a coat of arms with the name Hadinek, Prague 1825, but not much more. A Hadinek was said to have migrated to America and one died early this century in the U.S.A., we think without children. Has anyone any knowledge of the family Hadinek still in Bohemia? The castle Gorschuetz was mentioned by an older relative. Does that castle or estate still exist?
email: -
pepper@globec.com.au - Posted 31 August 1998

Researching: TROCH
Researching the name Troch.
email: -
jtroch@clark.net - Posted 31 August 1998

Researching: FANFRLIK, LEBEDA, SHONKA, KUNC, CEPURAN, CHAPURAN, BENDEKOVIC
Vaclav Fanfrlik born 1836 in Pribiste (near Caslav, Bohemia) and Barbara Lebeda born 1847 in Caslav were married in Caslav in 1867. They came to America in the mid 1870's and were founding members in 1877 of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha. They had two sons and four daughters. Daughter Mary wed Joseph Shonka (from Abie, Nebraska (Butler County), daughter Anna married Joseph F. Kunc of Wilber, Nebraska (Saline County), daughter Josephine married Janko Cepuran (John Chapuran) of Omaha, and daughter Barbara wed John Bendekovic of Omaha. Vaclav and Barbara Lebeda had numerous grandchildren including Rev. Eduard Chapuran pastor of St. Wenceslaus from 1925 to 1952 and the several Shonka's who were on the faculty of St. Procopius College, Lisle, Illinois. I would welcome any information on the Fanfrlik or Lebeda families.
email: Ronald Chapuran -
Chapuran@mc.xerox.com - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: KOFRON, BOCHAN, MACHA
Joseph and Barbara Kofron with their three sons; Joseph, Jan (John), and James moved from Bohemia to Cleveland in the late 1860s or very early 1870s. Joseph was married to Stella Bochan. Jan (John) was married to Anna Macha. If you are a cousin, please contact me.
email: Tom Overman -
tom-overman@juno.com - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: NEDBALEK
Could anyone tell me anything about Zadverice or Vysovice / Visovice in Moravia, I think? I am told my Grandfather Frank (Frantisek) Emil Nedbalek was born in Vysovice. He emigrated to the US and settled in Central Texas after arrival in the port of Galveston, first in Granger, Williamson County, with his mother and stepfather, then in Caldwell, Burleson County. I would like to know if there is a method for tracing records from the time of his birth in that village. Thank you.
email: Frances Giles -
fegiles@freewwweb.com - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: BARTEK, MILNAROVIK
Could you please help me identify where the Bartek surname originated and what it might mean? My friend says her Family came from Bratislavia. and they are Bohemian, circa 1900's. I am also interested in the surname Milnarovik, not sure on the spelling of this name? Thank you for your help.
email: G Beckett -
GSBeckett@aol.com - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: HRUBY, BARTA, VAVRA
I am looking for information on my great-grandmother; Katerina Hruby Barta Vavra. She emigrated to Chicago around 1866 with her husband Vaclav Barta. She was born in Bohemia in 1844 but I can't determine the town from the spelling on death certificate; Krasavey or Krasavec.
email: Joe Soukup -
grandhds@email.msn.com - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: MAZUR
Looking for Mazur in Bohemia? My Gedcom is online at < A HREF="http://members.stratos.net/mikeandcindy/cindy.htm"> http://members.stratos.net/mikeandcindy/cindy.htm

email: Cindy Sopko - mikeandcindy@stratos.net - Posted 30 August 1998

Researching: VODICKA, WODICKA, KLECAK, KLIGAK
I am researching my great grandparents, John Vodicka / Wodicka and Marie (Mary) Klecak / Kligak. John Vodicka was born in Kresetitz, Bohemia in about 1849 and came to the United States in 1869. He was a cooper. Marie Klecak was born in Bahno, Bohemia in about 1850 and came to the US in about 1872. They lived in New York City on Ridge St. and then on E. 73rd and First Ave. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
PatMat10@aol.com - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: PAVLACKY, WELFL
Looking for information about my relatives- Pavlacky and Welfl.
email: -
dpolk@gilligan.esu7.k12.ne.us - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: SZVOBODA
Searching for Charles Szvoboda, mechanical engineer born at Polna/Bohemia between 1825-50.
email: -
bauersa@casmail.muohio.edu - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: CHVOJKA, WASSERBAUER, TLUCEK, TOMCALA, BOHACOVA, DUZIKOVA, DUSIKA, DUSIK, NATSIS
I would appreciate hearing from anyone with regard to these unusual and uncommon names. My great-grandfather was Joseph Chvojka, born in West Germany (may have been part of original Austria or Bohemia) in 1852. He married Frances Wasserbauer and they emigrated to the USA via Baltimore from Schoenefeld, W. Germany. He was a weaver. The family traveled with 9 children and Joseph's mother, Josephine to Chicago and Gordon, Nebraska before settling in the Sublime/Bila Hora area of Lavaca, County, Texas in the early 1900's. Joseph's daughter Antonio Chvojka married my grandfather Franz (Frank) Tlucek. Antonio was about 15 years old when she and older & younger brothers and sisters came to America. It is my understanding that one daughter died before they left Europe and two of the sons may have been twins. Frank Tlucek was the son of Andre'(Andrew) Tlucek. Andrew was born 11/30/1850 in Dobre' Silesia, Austria. He was a bass horn musician and married Johanna Tomcala. They and their 5 children arrived in Galveston, Texas aboard the ship "Crenfeld" in November, 1897. My grandfather, Frank, was born in 1880 in Dobre' Silesia and married Antonio Chvojka in 1904 in Texas. They resided for many years in El Campo, Texas. I have recently aquired some letters from the 1950's & 60's from a deceased great-uncle, Henry Tlucek of Harlingen, Texas. These letters were written by Frantiska Bohacova, Terezie Duzikova (sent wedding pictures in 1966) and Jaroslava Dusika (Dusik). The letters were all from Frydek Mistek,p. Dobra, CSSR and I understand these were cousins to Henry & Frank Tlucek. Any help would be appreciated from Nancy Tlucek Natsis.
email: George Natsis -
gnatsis@ykc.com - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: JIRSIK, BAITEK, KABAT, IRISIK
I am searching for information about Stephen Jirsik and his wife Mary Anna Baitek (Kabat). Stephen was born in Mistek, Austria on December 25, 1813 and died in Everest, Kansas on November 4, 1885. Mary Anna was born in Frydek, Austria on May 26, 1827 and died in Everest, Kansas on February 2, 1892. They are Buried at the Old Marak Town site. Mistek and Frydek are in Moravia located in present day Czech Republic. Stephen and Mary Anna came to the United States in 1857. Shortly after their arrival they apparently dropped the letter "J" from their last name and capitalized the "i" and spelled it as Irsik. Their descendants continue to spell the name as Irsik.
email: Robert W Irsik -
rirsik@juno.com - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: CZAPSKI
I am trying to find some information on my grandfather Joseph Czapski, He was born in 1845 and came to the U.S., about 1870-75. Wasin Michigan in 1879 and in Chicago in 1891 then moved to South Dakota about 1893. He died in 1899 at or near Mitchell SD. Thank you for any help.
email: Bernard A. Kolousek -
bkolousek@proaxis.com - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: PAZOUREK
I am looking for information about the Pazourek family.
email: -
jaepaz@bellatlantic.net - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: CURNY, JACKOVIC, WITKO
I am looking for information about my Grandfather, Joseph Francis Curny, (which is now spelled Churney). He was born March 15, 1893 in Hrabusice. He was married to Elizabeth Jackovic. Her father's name was George while her mother was Elizabeth Witko. Any information on the three families will be greatly appreciated.
email: Mike Churney -
bbmad@c-zone.net - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: BLACHNIK, BLACKNIK, BLATNIK
Looking for info on the name Blachnik; spelling may also be Blacknik or Blatnik. My grandfather, Francis Blachnik, was born in New York City in 1909 and lived most of his life in New Jersey. Parents names unknown, but came from Bohemia.
email: Michelle D. Lee -
mdlee@dartmouth.edu - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: GUNTHER
I'm trying to gain information on Marianna Gunther from Schlagenwald, born approx. 1926.
email: Alan R. Black -
alblack@xtra.co.nz - Posted 29 August 1998

Researching: STUPAK, MAJEHEROVA, LAMAR, MARR
I am searching for researchers of the Stupak, Majeherova, LaMar, Marr surnames from Plavnica,Chechoslovakia that came to America about 1900 and settled in NYC for awhile. Louis Marr was born 1884 in Nagykercki, Hungary and married Suzon Stupak in Plavnica.
email: Susan -
scmarr@Earthlink.net - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: COUDEK, DVORAK, SATEK, SMETAK
Hi there. I am just beginning my research, so I don't have a lot to go on. The surnames I would like info on, if available, are Coudek, Dvorak, Satek and Smetak. As I gather more info, I'll forward cities. Also, do you have any family history for Antonin Dvorak, the great composer. I've been told that he is distantly related to me.
email: Lori C. Dearing -
ldearing@indy.net - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: KOSOBUD, JEHLICKA, KRATOCHVIL
I am looking for information about my great grandparents, John Kosobud, and his wife, Anna Jehlicka. John was born in Bohemia in 1851, came to the United States in 1875 or 1876, and died in 1947 in Walsh County, North Dakota. Anna was born in 1857 in Bohemia and died in 1933 in Walsh County, North Dakota. John's death certificate states his parents were Joseph Kosobud and Anna Kratochvil. This is the only information I have. I would appreciate any information anybody can share with me about these families.
email: Beverly Sommerfeld -
BSomme@aol.com - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: POTAS, ORNALIK, ZIOMBER, RUCHALSKI
Searching for information, re: Potas, Ornalik, Ziomber, Ruchalski.
email: Debby -
wbk7814w@greatlakes.net - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: RENDLA, CIPRA
My name is Michelle Snider and I have recently started researching my maternal grandmother's family and need some help. Her grandparents were Carl Rendla and Marie Cipra. Carl was born in Nyran, Czechoslovakia in 1845 and Marie was born in Prague in 1855. They were married in Nyran in 1871. They had four children (Charles, Ralph, Frank, and Fred--my great grandfather) before they immigrated to the US in 1884. Fred was six months old at the time. They landed in Baltimore and headed for Ohio, then on to Nebraska two years later. They participated in the race for land that opened the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma in 1893 and staked a 160 acre claim near Perry, Noble County, where some of the family remains today. Any help anyone could give me with regard to Carl and Marie and any family that might remain in Czechoslovakia today would be most appreciated.
email: Michelle K. Snider -
msnider@mail.coin.missouri.edu - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: RAJCZYK
I am searching for a Great Grandfather by the name of Frank Rajczyk, born in "Borzemia". Is there a town by that name? (Editor's note: It is probably the country "Bohemia", which is now The Czech Republic.)
email: Bob Ataras -
bestbuns@email.msn.com - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: KUBIK
I am searching for family related to Jan Kubik born 14, Jan, 1838 in Dudina, Bohemia.
email: Chari Gentile -
charig@unidial.com - Posted 28 August 1998

Researching: CYHLAR, CIHLAR, HREBICEK
Seek information on the Cyhlar (Cihlar) families who lived in the Mnich and Boretin towns of Pelhrimov, Bohemia during the period 1750 - 1860. I have good documentation on the progenitors and direct descendants of my g-g-g-grandfather, Gabriel Cyhlar (1751-1816, Mnich No.19 & Boretin No.1) and his wife, Maria Anna Hrebicek Cyhlar (1782-1851). However, nothing is known at this time about Gabriel's two brothers: Jan Cyhlar (b 22 Jun 1788, Mnich No.19) and Vaclav Cyhlar (b 26 Sep 1790, Mnich No.19). Did they die young? If not, did they marry and if so to whom? Did they have offspring who stayed in Bohemia or who might have emigrated to America? The sons of Jan and Vaclav are the only unknown Cihlars who might be related to me. They could also account for the occasional Cihlar contact who I have not believed to be related to me. My g-g-grandfather, Matous Cyhlar (Mathew Cihlar), (b 1821, Mnich No.18 - d 1885, Chicago), brought his wife and their family of eight children, all Mnich born, to Chicago in 1859. Coincidentally, does anyone know of Cihlars who still live in Bohemia or who emigrated to America from areas other than the towns of Mnich, Boretin, Destna? Thank you to any and all who have troubled to read this request and who might have an answer or lead to send along.
email: Carroll Cihlar -
sixteenquarters@worldnet.att.net - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: MICHOLIC, PARRA
I am searching for John Micholic, his daughter "Mary", and her son Thomas Micholic, born 3-31-1911 or 1912, in Ydar, Czechoslovakia. Mary and her son, Thomas, came to the United States in 1912. We know she married Joseph Parra but do not know if she married him in U.S. or Czechoslovakia. Mary died in 1918 in Ridgeway, Pa. Any information on these families would be appreciated.
email: Thomas Parra -
tmar@velocity.net - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: LISEC
My grandfather, Vaclav Lisec, was born at Pisek by Horazdovice in Cechy according to his death notice. He was born May 9,1868. He died in Wilber, Nebraska May 20, 1925. He was one of the pioneer farmers in the area. I cannot find when or where he came into the United States. I am hoping to find some clues where he was born.
email: William Lisec -
Lisec@mindspring.com - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: WOSMEK, VOSMEK, STEPANEK
Am researching Wosmek, Vosmek, and Stepanek from Chrudim and Skutec. I do have some information. They settled in Wisconsin in the early l900s. Their grandfathers were gunsmiths. Their grandmother's family, Stepanek, had or worked in a shoe factory.
email: Georgia Sotiros -
harngeor@gateway.net - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: KEPEL, MAHLER, STRNAD, VACHUDA, MOROWITZ
I am searching for information on the following individuals. Antonie Kepel is believed to have been born somewhere in Bohemia on June 11, 1899. It is believed his father's name was John Kepel. Charles Mahler was born around 1872 and immigrated to the United States where he set up residence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His wife, Frieda Strnad was born on September 13th, 1882. She also immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Milwaukee. I am also searching for information on Marie Vachuda, born 12-8-01, and William Vachuda, born in 1877. The last two individuals lived in the St. Louis, Missouri area after immigrating to the U.S. William Vachuda married Antonie Kepel, born June 11, 1899, somewhere in Bohemia. They had at least two daughters while still living in Europe (Helen and Marie Vachuda). Marie was born December 8, 1901 in Budevicich, Czech. It is believed that the family immigrated around 1908-1909. Also regarding Frieda Strnad, she was the daughter of Abraham Strnad and Anna Morowitz.
email: -
marquardt@stlnet.com - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: BERGMANN
Looking for information on the Bergmann name in Asch, and any information about the village of Asch.
email: D. Bergmann -
DBergmann@aol.com - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: KAHOUN, KAHAUN, ZIDEK
My name is Sue (Kahoun) Holberg. I have been researching the Kahoun name for about 22 years. I did have the Cechoslovak Republic help me do some searching many years ago. I have traced the Kahoun name back to Rejkovice, Bohemia.. Vaclav Kachaun had four children. One of his sons, Martin Kahaun. was born in Karhul, Bohemia on October 13, 1796. He married Barbora Zidek in Naceradec on November 22, 1824 and they had six children. One child was named Josef Kahaun and he is my great-great grandfather. I have tried to get information on how to learn the Slovak language so I can go to Naceradec and speak the language. But I have not had much luck. Is there anyone that might be interested in the Kahoun line or has any information on how to learn the language? Thank-you for offering this site. Please get back to me with any information you may have.
email: Sue Kahoun Holberg -
sholberg@wausaumosinee.com - Posted 27 August 1998

Researching: CHLUP
Looking for relatives in Brno. Please contact me.
email: -
joec@snd.softfarm.com - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: SKWOR, KACIREK
We are searching for birth or marriage records of Frantisek Skwor, b. 3 Jun 1817, who married Katerina Kacirek ( b. 3 Rena 1821). Parents unknown. They married about 1841, had first born Frantisek (Frank) Skwor 20 Apr 1842, left from Prague (we think) in 1843 for America. Can all three birth records be found in Prague, as well as a marriage record? Do you have volunteer lookups? Is Skwor a Bohemian name? Is it possible they came from another country?
email: Lois Vawter -
lavawter@skyenet.net - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: REMTA
I am seeking information on my g g father, Josef Remta. He immigrated to Brazil in 1900, approximately. My question is the following: In the few documents that I have here in Brazil, it appears that he was born in Freuenberg. I had a cousin that went to Germany, and he/she told me that this place today calls her Hluboka. Does such a place exist? Thank you for any information.
email: Marcio Brosowsky -
mb1net@creativenet.com.br - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: KOZLA, SVEC
I am looking for information regarding James Kozla who married Christine J. (Svec) in late 1890's living around Blue Island Ave. in Chicago then moving to Niles, Illinois. Also Josephine Svec, Christina's sister. James came from Bohemia (Prague?).
email: -
Ken1Wahe@aol.com - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: SPLICHAL
Joseph Splichal is my grandfather. He is the son of Rosalia and Wenceaus Splichal. He was born 8 Feb. 1861. His birth place was Litomysl or possibly Sloupnice prope Litomysl.
email: Shirley Huelle -
alsb400@aol.com - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: KOCUREK
Researching surname Kocurek from Vestin. Visit the Ancestry.com
Kocurek Family Facts Database.
email: Ed Kocurek - ekocurek@verizon.net - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: SIPEK, PISKAC
I have been researching the surname Sipek, however, I have had no luck finding any information. My grandfather, John Sipek, and grandmother, Emily Piskac, grew up in Chicago in early 1900's. I would appreciate your help in reaching more Sipeks.
email: Ron J. Sipek -
Rjsipek@aol.com - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: ZIMMERMAN, STANCEK
We are searching the names Zimmerman and Stancek to ascertain the ethnic or religious background of the families.
email: Melinda and Laurie -
sled@hutchtel.net - Posted 26 August 1998

Researching: KUNDRICK, PFROGNER
I am searching for Kundrick and Pfrogner relatives. Peter Kundrick came to this country in the 1800's with Anna Kundrick; Frantisek Pfrogner came with Katerina Pfrogner. Both settled in Mt. Pleasant, Pa.
email: Mary Anne Pfrogner -
mpfrog@leeca.ohio.gov - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: CEJKA
I am researching my czech heritage and would appreciate any info. The Cejka family left Taus, Bohemia in the 1870's and went to Berlin for a few years and then to NY. The eventually settled in New Bedford, MA.
email: Daniel R. Wells -
dwells@inc-net.com - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: ROSCHENTHALLER, RATHKE, RATSKY, RUTSKY, RUDSKY
Joseph Roschenthaller from Bohemia b. 1840. Came to America aboard the ship Hansa from Bremen in 1868. Married Theresa Rathke (Ratsky, Rutsky, Rudsky) who came to America from Bohemia in 1872 with brother George. They married in 1877 and lived in Pittsburgh, PA.
email: Buddy Fazekas -
bfaze@westol.com - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: MURUSKA, TRUPKA
Researching the Muruska and Trupka surnames.
email: Ms. Carroll Spicer -
caspicer@sp-eug.com - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: KUTCHER, KUTSCHER
I am doing my family history. I do not know much about my Czech ancestors and hope someone can help me. My Great Grandfather was from Bohemia. his name was Joseph Kutcher (Kutscher) born October 9, 1809 or November 8, 1809 (dates conflict from death certificate and tombstone). His wife's names was Mary. That is all I know and would like information on his parents, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
email: Karen Kutcher -
kutchkar@brf.org - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: MEIXNER
Searching for historical origins of the Franz Meixner family from Tattenitz, Moravia. Franz, born 30 Nov 1804, wife Rosalia, born 30 Aug 1804, emigrated to America c.1852 with children: Johann, Franz, Joseph, Engnolz, and Anton. They settled in Dane County, Wisconsin. In Moravia they were members of the Catholic Church.
email: -
Jimgene@aol.com - Posted 25 August 1998

Researching: NEUSTADTL
I'm searching for any information on the surviving family of my Great Grandmother, Emma Neustadtl. She was from Prague and emigrated to the United States in the 1890s. If you have a Neustadtl from Prague in your family tree, please contact me.
email: Katie Miller -
kxmille@uswest.com - Posted 21 August 1998

Researching: JERABEK, DRISKI
Karel Jerabek, a Roman Catholic, was born May, 1865 in Prague. His father was Frantisek Jerabek, and his mother was Maria Driski. Karel fled Bohemia in the 1890's. He claimed to have been in the Austrian Army, was at sea for two years and never went ashore until he jumped ship in NYC. We have no record of him until he married my Grandmother in 1897. He never sent or received mail from Bohemia. Any help or ideas would be most welcome.
email: Mary -
MAMME53196@aol.com - Posted 21 August 1998

Researching: KONECHE, KLIMA
I am searching for information about the Antonie Koneche, b. 4 Feb. 1851 in Dolecin, Moravia, Czechoslavakia. She died 23 Jun 1929 in Belvidere, SD. She was married to Ignac Klima. Ignac died at sea when they were coming to America around the late 1880's. Does anyone know where Dolecin is? I can't seem to locate it on a map. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Joy Lopez -
JoyLopez@aol.com - Posted 21 August 1998

Researching: STEFFEK, STEFEK
Our last name is Steffek, but might have been changed from Stefek. We have very little information. We are looking for relatives of Jon (spelled Jan) Steffek (or Stefek). We were told they came from somewhere in old Bohemia. Please contact us.
email: Michael or Cody Steffek -
Steffek@bayareacom.net - Posted 21 August 1998

Researching: PINKAVA, ZEMCIK
My family name is Pinkava. I am only a second generation American so the majority of my ancestors were from Czechoslovakia, etc. The only hint I have as to where my ancestors were from are the names Suchov and Morava. My grandfather's first name was Michael and his father was Matthew. My grandmother was a Zemcik. Beyond that I have little to go on.
email: Marty Pinkava -
mpinka@email.msn.com - Posted 21 August 1998

Researching: TRUX, ZORN, TRUCHESS
I have multiple family trees and am seeking to expand my data base with any information on Trux families, living or having lived in Saxony, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Trux is Latin for "savage, fierce, grim, ferocious, wild". Some Trux's were once Zorn, which means the same as Trux in German. One Trux group once was Truchess or "cup-bearer" in German.
email: Hugo Trux -
Trux.H4@internetmci.com - Posted 20 August 1998

Researching: MACHART
Looking for any information on the above surname.
email: -
RMachart@aol.com - Posted 20 August 1998

Researching: TREFIL, HRDLICKA
Looking for the surnames of Trefil and Hrdlicka.
email: Betty Calder -
boo@mcn.org - Posted 20 August 1998

Researching: SICKA, SIEKA, RIHANKA
Looking for information on my great, great, grandfather, Martin Sicka (Sieka) and Dorothy (Dorotha) Rihanka. Martin Sicka came to the United States from near Prague in Czechoslovakia. A farmer by occupation, he left his native land in the fall of 1851, arriving in New Orleans on January 5, 1852. He made his way up the Mississippi River where he made his home in St. Clair County, Illinois until 1865, when he went to Clinton County, Illinois. After fifteen years, he came to Kansas in 1880, spending his remaining days in Woodson County, Kansas until his death. Martin was born 1812, died 1894, buried in Piqua, Kansas. Martin's wife, Dorothy was born 1812, died November 13, 1873, buried in Germantown, Illinois. Martin and Dorothy had five children: Annie Sicka - (married Henry Albers or Albes); Mary Anna Sicka - (born 1836) married John Michael Spangler, later married a man with the last name of Goss; Blazius (Brazil)Sicka - not married; Barbara Sicka (born August 14, 1846, died August 4, 1913) married Samuel Just; Wenzel Sicka (born October 6, 1850; died January 28, 1924) buried in Piqua, Kansas.
email: Jean Ross -
jmross@iolaks.com - Posted 20 August 1998

Researching: NEDVED, CANEK
I am researching my mother's side of the family, who came from Czechoslovakia. It is the area of Bohemia and I have one source saying the city is Zkocova, but I still as of yet have been able to find any reference to this city or area or whatever it is. My grandfather, Charles Nedved, came to America in around 1901 with his parents, Josef and Barbora (CANEK) Nedved, and four brothers, Frank, John, Joseph and Anton. Josef was born April 17, 1860 and died Dec. 16, 1938. Barbora was born in 1868 and died in 1942. They were married on May 28, 1888. If anyone has any information on these names or places, Please contact me as I am getting no where in my search and don't know where to go from here.
email: Gary Schnetter -
GSnicker@aol.com - Posted 20 August 1998

Researching: BEDNAR, CEMUS, CHVOJKA, FUKSA, HANOUSEK, HEGENBART, HOLAKOVSKY, HORAK, HORECKY, HERABEK, KAVALIR, KIZLIK, KOTINEK, MOTYCKA
Researching for Bednar (in Doubravice), Cemus (Kozly, Tisice and Rousovice), Chvojka (Trhovy Stepanov) Fuksa (Zabori), Hanousek (Prag), Hegenbart (Rousovice, Mastirovice), Holakovsky (Sedmpany), Horak (Hrusov), Horecky (Velen), Jerabek (Borek), Kavalir (Vesnik), Kizlik (Jedibaby), Kotinek (Sedlice) and Motycka. All in 19. and 18. century. All information will be appreciated. Thank you.
email: -
Weiss-Cemus@brnet.de - Posted 15 August 1998

Researching: KORANDO, RADDLE
I would like info on Matthew Korando of Bohemia, who came to the US and settled in Raddle, IL, with brother-in-law, Thomas Raddle. Matthew had a sister, Clara and a brother, Vincent. They were from an area called Plezen.
email: Diana Cole -
dccole@egyptian.net - Posted 15 August 1998

Researching: SUCHOVSKY
Looking for village of origin and other information on Mary and Frank Suchovsky, who arrived in American pre 1913.
email: Jackie Stringham -
jackiestringham@hotmail.com - Posted 15 August 1998

Researching: JIRICEK, MORAVKOVA
I am researching Josef Jiricek and Mariana Moravkova. They were married on 8.1.1870 in Horni Sloupnice. In May of 1871 they sailed from Bremen, Germany to New York. Josef Jiricek was born in Nebosinbraj, Chrudimsky, Czechoslovakia and Mariana Moravkova was born in Sloupnicikruj, Chrudimsky Czechoslovakia. If any one has any more information or corrections on these two or who may have been travling with them at the time please let me know.
email: Daniel Jiricek -
ezck@earthlink.net - Posted 15 August 1998

Researching: VLK, WLK, STAREK
I am conducting an all-name study for the Vlk surname. My great grandfather, Vaclav Vlk, was b, 1863 in Maly Nepodrice, Pisek, Bohemia. He came to the US in 1887, m. Alzbeta Starek and lived in Chicago. I have more information on some lines other than my own, so if you have a wolf - (Vlk also spelled Wlk) - in your past drop me a note so we can exchange research!
email: Charlie Vlk -
charlie@katousa.com - Posted 15 August 1998

Researching: KOPECKY, MALINOVSKI
James Leon Kopecky was my grandfather. He came to this country about 1880-1900, or thereabouts. He was disinherited from his family in Bohemia and sent to the US. Here, he married my Grandmother, whose maiden name was Malinovski.
email: Jim Kopecky -
JKay@dct.com - Posted 14 August 1998

Researching: VECERA, KOSULIK
I'm searching for the families of Vaclav Vecera and Ruza Kosulik. They came to America via Galveston in 1909 from Moravia, possibly Hovorani or Brno. Any help would be appreciated.
email: Carol Agosta -
cjarnc@earthlink.net - Posted 14 August 1998

Researching: MERKWAN, MERQUAN, MERKVAN, JUSKO, KIMMEL, KIMMBEL
Searching for descendents of Mary M. Merkwan, born 6-5-1871, and Theresa Merkwan, born 12-14-1873. Both girls were born in Trevorton, PA to Joseph Merkwan and Theresa Jusko. Also searching for descendents of Rose K. Kimmel (Kimmbel), born 3-25-1876, and Elizabeth K. Kimmel (Kimmbel), born 7-2-1874. Both girls were born in Trevorton, PA to John Kimmel (Kimmbel) and Elizabeth Merkwan. This information was taken from St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Trevorton, PA. No other information is known about these people. My great-great grandfather, John Merkwan, also lived in Trevorton, PA for a short time and then moved to Tabor, South Dakota. All Merkwans in America are descended from John Merkwan.
email: -
povondra@byelectric.com - Posted 14 August 1998

Researching: TRINER
I am researching the name, Triner, from the town of Holovousy, Pilsen area, Bohemia. Any help will be appreciated.
email: Dolores -
DMB66@juno.com - Posted 14 August 1998

Researching: KOLIBAS
I am researching Kolibas genealogy. Would appreciate whatever you can find for me. Thank you.
email: Patricia Volkert -
beachnana@webtv.net - Posted 14 August 1998

Researching: PLAHUTA
My family's last name is Plahuta. My grandfather immigrated to the U.S. when he was young. Any information will be appreciated.
email: Tom Plahuta -
Botedrnks@aol.com - Posted 13 August 1998

Researching: BENZALA, BENDZALA, TKACH, FIGLAR, ZULIBERA
I am searching for surnames Benzala (Bendzala?), Tkach, Figlar and Zulibera. My grandfather, John Benzala, was born in Spisska Nova Ves, near Levoca. Thank you.
email: Judy Rutter -
rutterg@teleport.com - Posted 13 August 1998

Researching: WACHTEL
I am searching for the family Wachtel, from Vlci, Svihov and Prestice, south of Plzen.
email: Claude Wachtel -
cwach@hol.fr - Posted 13 August 1998

Researching: TAUTE
Researching Taute, my Great Grandfather. It said on his naturalization papers that he was born in Bohemia on or about the twenty-sixth day of February in 1865. He also claims his last allegiance before immigrating to the USA was to Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria Hungary. The clerk's writing, listing his place of birth, is unintelligible. I do know that it is six letters and the last four appear to be "—iven". Would appreciate help!
email: Ed Beaudoin -
epbeaudoin@int-usa.net - Posted 13 August 1998

Researching: HORAK, TUMA, HUMMELOVA
I am researching Jan Horak (born c.1870), from Moravia, as well as Vaclav Tuma who was married to Anna Hummelova, perhaps from a place called Skarbica, Moravia. Any info on the above names would be appreciated!
email: -
Mbj1227@aol.com - Posted 13 August 1998

Researching: PALUDA, PALOUDA
I am researching the origin of the name Paluda. My Father is from Rostenice, Moravia, about 50 km from Brno. While still living there, the name was spelled Paluda but when he immigrated to Germany, it changed to Palouda. Anyone having any background on the origin of the name, please let me know.
email: Gabriela Palouda -
David-Gaby@worldnet.att.net - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: PALESCH, WAGNER
Looking for any info on John Palesch and Anna Wagner Palesch - Left Sklene around 1907 for America. Arrived in New York, Ellis Island . Traveled with 4 daughters, Hedwig, Joanne, Anna Marie, Esther. John Palesch would have been born around 1875 to 1880 in Sklene. He had a twin brother and possibly a second brother. Brothers names were Charles and Augusta. One may have settled in Chicago, Ill. Are there any relatives or children or grandchildren out there that know us. I was born in Phila. Pa. and granddaughter of John Palesch. John settled in Germantown Pa. coming from N.Y. Any help would be appreciated. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia.
email: Bonnie Sheppard -
bsheppard@widomaker.com - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: SIEBERT, KESER
Seeking ancestry for William Siebert (b 2 Feb 1826 in Bohemia d 28 Sep 1886 in Detroit, Pike Co, IL) and his wife (m ca 1860) Anna Keser (b 25 Apr 1832 in Pilsner, Bohemia d 30 Apr 1907 in Detroit, Pike Co, IL) Thank you.
email: Ralph Cabana -
kcabana@maine.rr.com - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: PELIKAN
Frank (Americanized version) Pelikan born 2 Aug. 1840 in Czechoslovakia. In 1880 he arrived in the United States. He settled in Schulenberg, Texas and married Pauline Demel and four children. Does anyone know anything about Pelikan families in Czechoslovakia? Thank You,
email: Judi Baccus -
jnbbacus@gte.net - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: VECERA, KOSULIK
Looking for information on the Vecera family. Vaclav Vecera lived in Moravia before the turn of the century. He married Ruza Kosulik and in 1909 came to the US via Galveston, Texas. Vaclav had a brother named Franz Josef Vecera who was killed in the war.
email: Carol Agosta -
cjarnc@earthlink.net - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: HADINEK, HADYNEK, VON HADYNEK
Sebastian von Hadinek, (1758-1823), only address found being Castle Gorschuetz in Bohemia, later moved to Silesia, was believed to have had two brothers in Bohemia. One may have migrated to America. Does anyone know anything about this family?
email: -
pepper@globec.com.au - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: KOUDELA, SIDAK, CALTA, BLAZEK, BLAZKOVA, VRABEC, CAMPERA, STERBOVA, STERBA
All in Bohemia, Frantisek Koudela, b 3 Apr 1838 in Moravany, SE of Caslav; d 17 Dec 1917 Manhattan New York City, New York; bur Ridgewood, Queens NYC, NY. Frantisek m Anna Caltova, 1865, prob in Olesna, near Chotebor. Anna Caltova, b 13 May 1847, Olesna, d 24 Dec 1898, bur Zvestovice, Caslav. Frantisek and Anna: 14 children all b Moravany. Frantisek's parents: Jan Koudela, b 17 Jul 1810 in Moravany # 6, d (O)Uhrov, Chotebor; bur 22 Mar 1897 Zvestovice. Jan in Zvestovice 4 Mar 1832 m Katerina Sidakova (parents Matej Sidak & Marie Vrabec / Anna Campera), b 1 May 1811, Zvestovice # 9. Jan & Katerina parents at least 4/5 children b Moravany. Jan Koudela's parents: Jan Koudela, b 1780 in Moravany (parents Matej Koudela & Katerina); 9 Jan 1803 in Zvestovice m Katerina Sidakova [first name and surname correct] (parents Jan Sidak & Marie), b 10 Sep 1781 in Zvestovice- at least 5 children all b Moravany. Anna Caltova (b 13 May 1847)- parents: Matej CALTA & Anna Blazkova; paternal grandparents: Jakub Calta & Magdalena Blazkova [surname correct]; paternal gr- gfa: Martin Blazek. maternal gr parents: Vaclav Blazek & Alzbeta Sterbova (fa: Jan Sterba).
email: Tom Gregory -
tjgtomas@foxinternet.net - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: KASPAR
I am searching for Kaspar. Frank Kaspar immigrated from Bohemia or Moravia in the early 1900's and settled in MN. The only clue we have is a picture taken in a town called Janovice when he was a baby. Any Kaspars out there?
email: Kristin -
GEZT56B@prodigy.com - Posted 12 August 1998

Researching: SUVA
Am searching for a relative named Marie or Mary Suva from Pisek, Bohemia. Born 1/16/1862. Thanks.
email: John W. Andrews -
JWAANDSAA@aol.com - Posted 11 August 1998

Researching: MELKOVA, MELKA, SNOBLOVA, YOUNKER
I was born in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic in 1964. My name in Czech is Jirina Melkova. My American name is Georgia Jirina Melkova Younker. My parent's name was Jiri Frances Melka - Pilsen Czech Republic and Zedenka Marinca Snoblova, Czech Republic. Please let me know if there are anymore existing relatives. Thanks.
email: Georgia -
gmyounker@aol.com - Posted 11 August 1998

Researching: FANFRLIK, LEBEDA, SHONKA, KUNC, CEPURAN, CHAPURAN, BENDEKOVIC
Vaclav Fanfrlik born 1836 in Pribiste (near Caslav, Bohemia) and Barbara Lebeda born 1847 in Caslav were married in Caslav in 1867. They came to America in the mid 1870's and were founding members in 1877 of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha. They had two sons and four daughters. Daughter Mary wed Joseph Shonka (from Abie, Nebraska (Butler County), daughter Anna married Joseph F. Kunc of Wilber, Nebraska (Saline County), daughter Josephine married Janko Cepuran (John Chapuran) of Omaha, and daughter Barbara wed John Bendekovic of Omaha. Vaclav and Barbara Lebeda had numerous grandchildren including Rev. Eduard Chapuran pastor of St. Wenceslaus from 1925 to 1952 and the several Shonka's who were on the faculty of St. Procopius College, Lisle, Illinois. I would welcome any information on the Fanfrlik or Lebeda families.
email: Ronald Chapuran -
Ronald_Chapuran@mc.xerox.com - Posted 11 August 1998

Researching: PASAK, DAVID, MARTINKA
Looking for information about the Pasak family. There was a man named Mathew or Mattias Pasak who farmed in Burleson county, Texas in the mid to late 1880's. He was married to Elizabeth (David) Pasak. He died around 1890-1891. Elizabeth remarried to Steve Martinka. She had 2 children with her previous husband. Their names are Frank & Adolf. Any "Pasak" information would be appreciated.
email: -
AL106850@MSXSOPC.shell.com - Posted 11 August 1998

Researching: TEHLE, WERK
I am interested in surname Tehle from the village Krizanovice. My ancestors were Paul Tehle and his wife Katherine Tehle (maiden name Katherine Werk). Their children were Joseph, John (my great grandfather), Walter, Katherine, and Anna. They came to America around 1850 (1840-1860) and settled in and near Chicago. I can give more information on their following generations. I will be happy to hear from anyone with more information on this family, especially when they were in Bohemia or Moravia of what is now the Czech Republic.
email: Lewis Peters -
lpeters@nmu.edu - Posted 11 August 1998

Researching: TEHLE, WERK
I am interested in surname Tehle from the village Krizanovice. My greatgreat grandparents were Paul Tehle and Katherine Tehle (maiden name Werk). Their children were Joseph, John, Walter, Katherine, and Anna. They came to America around 1850-1860 and settled in Chicago. I would be happy to hear from anyone with more information on the family. I can give more details on the children and their offspring.
email: Lewis Peters -
lpeters@nmu.edu - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: ARVAJOVIC, MARTONJI, MARTONY
I would like to add my gt-gt-grandmother's information to the site. Her name was Ella Arvajovic and she was born about 1865 in Velki Saris in eastern Slovakia. She married Lawrence Edward Martonji (changed to Martony in the US) from Praha, Czech.
email: -
bobbwilln@compuserve.com - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: MATCHA, ZEMAN, KRACHTOVIL, KLISTOL, KLISTIL, HADAC, HADAK, VANECEK
Anton Hasmann m Josephine Kractovil probably in Komorov. They had Karolina Zeman b 1869 in Caslav. She married Josef Zeman, and immigrated to Chicago 1890. Jan Matcha (b 1865) m Katerina Klistil immigrated to Chicago 1863. Jan had a sister Frantesik Hadac and nephew Frank Hadak still in CZ in 1928. Son John Matcha b 1883 m Marie Vanecek in Chicago.
email: Joyce Hodges -
wheezy1@mpdr0.chicago.il.ameritech.net - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: FILIP
Looking for family links in the Brno area (I think). My great grandfather Jacob came to Praha, Texas around 1888. He left behind his favorite brother, Charles, for whom I am named.
email: Charles Filip -
crfilip@intertex,net - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: PECHAL, MICHELAK, MIHALAK, MIKHELAK
Seeking Pechal family link with Bohemia, Moravia maybe, Slovakia. Grandfather Pechal came to Texas at turn of the century, then after, went to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Connecticut, he settled in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania near Wilkes-Barre. They raised chickens for the Hotel Sterling in Wilkes-Barre and lived on a hillside that resembled Carpathian Mountains. I am aware of many Pechals in Texas area. He married grandma Michelak or Mihelak or Mikhelak. Grandma spoke about trips to Bratislava, Moravia and Carpathian Mountains. She was said to have been the daughter of wheat mill owners. Grandpa Pechal may have been tied in with some kind of inn in Moravia before coming to America. If you know of the Pechal family, please let me know.
email: Charles Petchel -
petch@skynet.be - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: LOEWUS, LOWUS
This small family Loewus / Lowus came from Kralovice, Bohemia (26 km N of Plzen) and Rakovnik, Bohemia (50 km W of Prague) in the mid 1880's. They immigrated to New York City beginning in approx. 1880, with some settling in Towanda, PA. Thanks.
email: Susan Loewus -
loewus@oz.net - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: POLANKA, VENECEK, MARSALEK
I am looking for any information on the surnames Polanka, Venecek, and Marsalek from the Prague area. Thank you for your help.
email: Matt Pannebaker -
suepa@rocketmail.com - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: DOMINIK, VITEK, SMACEY, KURINA
Surnames I am interested in locating are Dominik, Vitek, Smacey, and Kurina. Thank you.
email: Carl Dominik -
CMungTze@aol.com - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: RYPKA
Searching for information on members of the Rypka family that emigrated to Steele County, Minnesota circa 1855-1860. Thank you.
email: Allan Rypka -
rypfri@radix.net - Posted 10 August 1998

Researching: MIKESKA, VRLA, TICHACEK, KOCUREK, ZADLISKY
I am looking for family info for: Jiri Mikeska Born Zadverice, Moravia (Sept. 30,1837) married Veronika Vrla born Zadverice (Nov. 26, 1836) children - Jiri, Joseph, Johann, Rosina and Anna. Immigrated Galveston, Texas April 18, 1884 aboard the "DONAU". Have info from USA but little is known about family ancestors, names, background, etc..., want geneology from Moravia. Also, looking for info on Carolina Theresa Tichacek born 03/12/1873, Rozalie Kocurek born 06/24/1864, Joseph Zadilsky born 09/5/1859 - places and other info unknown. Thank you.
email: -
brazosts@sprynet.com - Posted 10 August 1998

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