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I am looking for any information on the Hirkala family. Any information would be a great help.
email: Ken Hirkala - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 September 1998
Researching: TANCHIN, TUTKO, MAGDA
My great grandfather is Vasil (William) Tanchin He married Marie Tutko. They both emigrated from Saros Becherov, Slovakia and settled in Minneapolis, MN. I believe they had 4 children, William, Susan, Ann and my grandfather John. John married Ann Marie Magda. I would like to hear from anyone regarding possible links to the above names.
email: Don Tanchin - email@example.com - Posted 25 September 1998
Researching: GULVAS, POTASH
Would like information if any relatives left in the village of Kapusany in Eastern Slovakia.
email: Michael Gulvas - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 September 1998
Researching: REBYAK, REBIAK, REBJAK, ROMAN
If any one has any knowledge regarding the family of George Rebyak, possibly spelled Rebiak or Rebjak, who married Annie Roman around the 7 of January 1902, I would certainly appreciate your help. My family has lived in New Jersey since coming to the United States, as far as I can tell.
email: John Lloyd - email@example.com - Posted 25 September 1998
Seeking Machart genealogy help.
email: - RMachart@aol.com - Posted 25 September 1998
Researching: HAIDICH, HAJDIC
I am searching for surname Haidich, or Hajdic - people who left Croatia or from Yugoslavia.
email: Mira Hajdic - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: BANAS, BANYASZ
Interested in any info or connection with a Banas / Banyasz family member. The family was from from Kyjova, Saris Slovakia.
email: Bob Chambers - email@example.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: TAZANDLAK, CSERNIK, CIERNIK, CERNIK,
TAVAK, HUROS, DRAZKOVIC, JURINTSYK, GEREK, JURASK, SIVON
The above families were from Zubrohlava, Rabcica, Namestovo, Dolny Kubin, Orava County. Slovakia to New York, New York.
email: Susanne M. Saether - GFSSusanne@aol.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Looking for information on the Prijatel surname.
email: - Ruddd@aol.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: HAVRILLA, SADANSKY
I am looking for information on Andrew Havrilla, b. 11/30/1865. emigrated to the United States in the early 1900's. His father was possibly Michael Havrilla. He married Julia Sadansky. Their children were born in the Zemplen, Megge area of Hungary. Can anyone help me?
email: Michele - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 23 September 1998
I've been trying to locate someone from my grandmothers family but she left Czechoslovakia in May of 1937 and never told us of her family all the information I have I will give you; name: Ida Smilovits (maiden), father: Samuel, mother: Zali born in I think Spisake Podradie in 1912. I just need a direction.
email: - MKatz64871@aol.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: REBYAK, REBIAK, REBJAK, ROMAN
If any one has any knowledge regarding the family of George Rebyak, or possibly spelled Rebiak, Rebjak, who married annie Roman around the 7 of January 1902, I would certainly appreciate your help. So far all the Rebyak's I can locate are people I've known all my life. My family has lived in New Jersey since coming to the United States as far as I can tell.
email: John Lloyd - email@example.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: HAROBIN, HARROBIN, HARABIN
This is my father's name. His parents came from Europe, but I don't know the country. It could be the Czech Republic, but it might be Slovakia. Are there any records I could look up to find out?
email: Mike Harabin - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: REPKO, FARKASSOVSZKY, NEUPAUER,
CSUCHRAN, MATISZ, FERENCAK, FERENCZAK, TOKARZ
My grandfather, Andrew Repko, was born 1865 in Jamnik, Region of Spis, Slovakia. He was the son of Paul Repko and Anna Farkassovszky. Other children of Paul and Anna were Stefan Repko born 1867, Josef Repko born 1872, Maria born 1876, and Anna born 1885. All were born in Jamnik. Andrew married Maria Neupauer in 1890 in Jamnik. Stefan married Maria Csuchran in 1892 in Domanovce. Josef married Elizabeth Matisz about 1893 in Ordzoviany. Anna married Joseph Ferencak or Ferenczak in Westmoreland County, Pa. in 1904, was widowed and remarried Peter Tokarz in Slovakia in 1913. Unknown if Maria ever married. It is believed all came to Westmoreland County, Pa. in the 1890's and early 1900's. Can anyone give me info on descendants?
email: Margaret Woyicki - email@example.com - Posted 23 September 1998
Researching: VEREBELY, VEREBELYI
Searching for family name/history for Verebely or Verebelyi. My name is William M. Verebely, Jr. and I am looking for information on the family name and village in Hungary. My grandfather was Frank Ferenc Verebelyi, born in Hungary in 1884 and came to the UAS in about 1904. Any help? Thanks.
email: William M. Verebely, Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 23 September 1998
Looking for location of family members of Francisek and Anna Paluch from Turzovka, Slovakia. Any information available?
email: Claudia Sevell - csevell@BENEMARK.COM - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: BRTAN, CZABN
Yozef Andres Brtan of the village of Bacuch, born March 19, 1868. Mara Czabn born Sept 8 1875 village of Bacuch, county Zvolenska Stolica.
email: Joseph Burton - email@example.com - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: SKRUTKO, KORITKO, RODTCKO, VOZDIK
Great grandpa's (GGP's) name is Michael Skrutko, born 1869 and I'm told in a town in Austria called Zemplinski-Stolitija. From what I've found, the closest match to that town's name is "Zemplinska-Siroka" or "Zemplinska-Hradiste" far in the east of Slovakia. Other names are Mary Koritko (GGM), Anna Rodtcko (GGGM), John Skrutko (GGGP), John Koritko (GGGP in law) and Anna Vozdik (GGGM in law) Please help if you have any info about the town or the names. Thanks much,
email: John - JOFUREY@aol.com - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: RJABY, RIABY, RABY, RABIJ, RABEY,
TOKAR, MUSHOK, MUSAK, MUSHAK, KOFIL, KOFEL, NIMETC
Surnames Rjaby (Riaby, Raby, Rabij, Rabey) & Tokar: village of Starina, Humenne Okres, formerly Zemplin County, present day Slovakia Surnames Mushok (Musak, Mushak,), Kofil (Kofel), & Nimetc: village of Lubnya (Lubna, Lubnia), Zarkarpatska Oblast, present day Ukraine Villages of Rjaby, Rusyn designation (Rabe ad Baligrod, Polish designation) & Rjabe; both villages within the Lesko District, present day SE Poland Any information/leads/suggestions will be appreciated.
email: Frank Rabey - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: KROL, SNIEZEK, LANGER
Looking for parents of Amelia and Mary Krol. Birthplace is listed as Austria/Pol. Amelia 1882,Mary ?. Amelia was arranged in marriage to Henry Sniezek an officer/civil engineer in the Army of Franz Josef at age 12, he was 24 years her senior, being born abt 1860. Her parents are listed as John and Mary Krol and also John and Mary Langer. There is some connection to the court as governess' nurses,horse back riding etc have mentioned in oral family history. Any help,suggestion on furthering this research is gratefully appreciated as an exact town/village is unknown.
email: Leslie - email@example.com - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: STEFANAK, STEFANICK, STEFANIK, STEFANIC,
STEFANEK, TRUDNAK, LENGYLL, BUTASH, FRANKOVSKY, BAIGIS, COLOMB
Tomas Stefanak --born 1862--believed in Velka Frankovce or Mala Frankovce, Slovakia--came to U.S. in 1880-1890 era--died in 1921 in Throop, PA. Married Anne Trudnak (1868-1934)--their children were Thomas, Jr. (b. 1893- d. in Marshwood PA mines in Dec. 21); John (d. 1932); Andrew, Michael (Lived in Syracuse, NY); Katherine (married Butash--lived in Swoyersbille, Pa); Sophie (married Lengyll--lived in Olyphant, PA); Mary (married Joe Frankovsky--lived in Throop, PA); Bertha (married Baigis--lived in Throop, PA); Helen (married Colomb--lived in NY); and Anna (died yound). Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 22 September 1998
Researching: HANCZIK, KELEMEN, CSERNAK
Looking for information, or living relatives of my mother's family, who left Jelsovec, near Lucenec in the 1930s and moved To Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada. Her father was Imrich Hanczik, mother Erszebet had relatives with surnames Kelemen and Csernak, both in the region of Lucenec and in Hungary.
email: Keith Higgins - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1998
Researching: MIGAY, MIGAJ
Searching for Migay or Migaj born in Podbiel, Slovakia.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 September 1998
Researching: SEDJO, SEDIO, SHEDIO
I am seaching for any information on John Sedjo (Sedio, Shedio) that was born in Czechoslovakia on March 16 1885. Thank you.
email: Cally Riese - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1998
Researching: NIMETC, NIMEC, NEMEC, NIMITZ
Specifically, Vladimir is seeking information on Vacilli Illich Nimetc who was born ca 1896-1890 in the village of Lubnya in pesent day Ukraine. At the time of his birth, Lubnya was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. After 1918, Lubnya was part of Czechoslovakia; after 1945, in the Ukraine. Vacilli immigrated to the USA from Transcarpathia sometime between 1917-1920. A "people" search (Yahoo) for Nimetc yielded negative results. In all probability, The name Nimetc was anglicized to Nimec, Nemec, Nimitz, or the like. Any information/leads/suggestions on Vacilli Illich Nimetc or his descendants will be appreciated. When responding, please send a "Cc" copy to Vladimir at firstname.lastname@example.org
email: Frank Rabey - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1998
I am beginning to search through my family history. All I know so far is that my grandfather's name was Ofsansky, and it was shortened when they entered the country.
email: Meredith Bledsoe - Rel8d2dru@aol.com - Posted 21 September 1998
Researching: GLUHAN, SKURIC, SKURICH
I am trying to locate my grandparents and their genealogy. His name was Antone Gluhan born August 11, 1871 but I don't know where, maybe Cilipi, Croatia or the only other place I've seen any reference to the name is Jasenica. My grandmother was Ana Skuric (Scurich) born April 11, 1881 in Rugusa, maybe Cilipi or ? When trying to contact the authorities there, I was informed the the church and records had been destroyed. If you can help me in my quest , it would certainly be appreciated! I'm dead-ended!
email: Ken Ebner - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 September 1998
Researching: SOBOTA, PALIGO
I am searching for anyone with the last name of Sobota. My grandfather was Frank Sobota, possibly from the town of Kozowa. Also looking for anyone in the Paligo family.
email: Kathie Smith - email@example.com - Posted 20 September 1998
Researching: ZADZORA, ZADJURA, ZADZURA, YURGOVSKY,
YOURGOVSKY, CARNOGURSKY, CHARNOGURSKY, STEFANICK, STEFANIK, STEFANIC,
Searching for information on Jacob Zadjura, born 1870, died in 1905 in Marshwood, PA mines--1st wife was Katarina Stefanick or Stefanek, Stefanic, Stefanik--she died in childbirth around 1900--2 children, Jacob Jr and Mary--no other info about her known--2nd wife in 1901 in Holy Ghost in Olyphant, PA was Elizabeth Yurgovsky or Yourgovsky. She was born in 1885 in Velka Frankovce or Mala Frankovce, Slovakia--came to U.S. in Feb 1901--her parents were Thomas Yurgovsky and Maria Carnogursky or Charnogursky, they both came to U.S. and lived in Throop and or Jessup, PA for many years. Jacob Zadjura also had a brother named John who supposedly stayed in Slovakia, but his son John was a Catholic priest who served for many years in Canada and N.J. and died in Canada in the 40's or 50's. Another brother, Andrew Zadzura, lived in Jessup, PA. Rumor is that he killed wife and committed suicide in about 1907/08 leaving 4 children--Michael, Andrew, Anna, and Mary. Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Anna Parana came to Throop, PA from Saris province--she had brothers Frank, Stephen, Joseph, and John (who died in 1917/18 flu epidemic)--married widower Thomas Stefanick in about 1916 probably in Holy Ghost church in Olyphant, PA or St.Michael's in Jessup, PA--any information would be greatly appreciated. Thomas (Tomas) Yurgovsky (b. 1847-died 1917 in Throop, PA). Married Maria Carnogursky or Charnogursky (b. 1840'/50s -died 1939 in Throop, PA). Children: Elizabeth (b. 1885 in Velka Frankovce, Slovakia) She came to U.S. in Feb. 1901 married Jacob Zadjura (Zadzura, Zadzora in Holy Ghost in Olyphant, PA.); other children were Thomas Jr. (may have been in Austrian army); Anthony; and Michael (may have really been Nicholas) He married widow Anna Parana (Stefanic, Stefanick, Stefanek, Stefanak) in about 1927).
email: Ed - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 September 1998
Looking for people with the name Krcmarik.
email: F. Krcmarik - email@example.com - Posted 20 September 1998
Researching: KUCIK, BALOGAC, SPITNAK, CHARNEY
Researching Kucik and Balogac (also maybe Spirnak, Charney) Looking for relatives or people who know or are related to the Kucik or Balogac families, from Tovarne, Slovakia. My Grandfather, John Kucik (his parents names were John and Anna-- not sure of Anna's maiden name) came to Canada from Tovarne in early 1930-1931?, and my Grandmother Maria (Balogac -- her parents names were John Balogac and maybe Anna? not sure of maiden name, either) and my Father, John Kucik followed to Canada in December 1938. Some of my Grandmother's and Grandfather's sisters moved to the U.S. One of my Grandfather's sister's names was Susan (married name was Charney) and one of my Grandmother's sister's names was Elizabeth Spirnak (married to John Spirnak). My Grandparents both had sisters named Anna, as well, but not sure where they lived. Some remained in Slovakia -- and one of my Grandfather's sisters (I have no name) was married to someone just over the Hungarian border. They were all of the Roman Catholic religion. I am searching for relatives and/or people who knew all of them, and also for traditional Slovak recipes from the Tovarne area. For specific dishes, please e:mail me. Any help would be very much appreciated.
email: Mary Ann - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 September 1998
Searching for information on my ancestry. Grandfather Francis Urbas and his wife ( I think Louise---maiden name unknown ), arrived in USA, in late 1800's and settled in Calumet, Michigan, but may have stayed in the Pennsylvania area for a time first. Francis is known to have had at least one brother who did settle in the Pennsylvania area. My father, Frank, was born in 1902, in Calumet, Michigan, so they had settled there at least by that time. Thank you for any and all assistance.
email: Orval W Stephens - BOJACQUE@prodigy.net - Posted 20 September 1998
I am looking for information on the surname "Azary". The family resided in Kisazar, Nagyazar, and Kossice. I understand that Kisazar and Nagyazar were renamed after World War I. Does anyone know what the new names are?
email: - email@example.com - Posted 20 September 1998
Seeking information on the Sadlish name.
email: James Sadlish - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 September 1998
Researching: KORBINI, KLUCIK
My grandparents were from Boca, Slovakia. Last names were Korbini and Klucik. I also have a cousin in Liptovsky Hradok by the name Etela Karkosiakova. Do you have any info on these names? Thanks.
email: Denise Gambino - CaptDG@webtv.net - Posted 20 September 1998
Looking for information on my mother's maiden name, Romanko.
email: - KSKI1225@aol.com - Posted 20 September 1998
I am searching for John and Anna Albrecht immigrated to US around 1910 or 1911 from Bratislava area.
email: Ward A. Schlipp - email@example.com - Posted 19 September 1998
Researching: GLITA, GLITTA, PERUNSKY, FIGNAROVA,
DEMJANAVICOVA, GBUR, MITZKO, MITSKO
Seaching for Glita (Glitta), Perunsky, Fignarova, and Demjanavicova from the village Hrabske. My maternal grandmother, Anna Glita Mitzko, was born there on 24 December 1914. Her parents were Michal Glitta (Michael Glita), born 15 September 1895, and Maria Perunsky, born 15 July 1894, who were married 8 November 1913. Maria died in childbirth in 1920. Michael immigrated to Passaic, NJ in 1921. He remarried Susie Gbur of Hrabske. Michael's parents were Michal Glitta and Anna Fignarova. Maria's parents were Michal Perunskyand Katarina Demjanavicova. Also seaching for surname Mitzko (poss Mitsko) from same region. My great-grandfather immigrated to Passaic, NJ around 1905. His children know nothing of his family except that he had a blind half-sister that stayed behind and that Mitzko was possibly his mother's name. Thank you for your time!
email: Sharon Tosi Moore - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 September 1998
Researching: URBAN, MIDAR
I am looking for information concerning my Grandparents. My grandfather was a palace guard for Franz Joseph, and I believe a farmer at one time, in Slovakia, he immigrated to North America in the early 1900's to Nova Scotia. Grandfather: John Michael Urban, B: 1887; Grandmother: Marie Elizabeth Midar, B: 1887. I would also like to know if anyone knows which village these names may be connected with.
email: - JUrban1234@aol.com - Posted 19 September 1998
Researching: SCHRAMM, MORAVCIK, MURCZKO
I am researching the Joseph and Mary Schramm family from Svedler, which was in Austria in 1900 and now part of Slovakia. The name of his mother was Viktoria (maiden name Moravcik) and the name of his father was also Joseph. They had two children, Joseph (date of birth unknown) and Maria. Maria was born on 10. Jannuary 1880. She married a certain Anton Murczko (date of birth 6. June 1872). Joseph married a certain Mary (maiden name unknown). They emigrated to America after WW I. It exists an entry on the Wall of Honor of Ellis Island. It reads "The Joseph and Mary Schramm Family, Svedlar Austria, Panel 560. They had two daughters and eight sons. With the names of the daughters I`m not sure if they where right (Paulina and Marianna). The names of the sons are Heinrich (Henry), Wilhelm (William), Georg (George), Thomas (Tom), Franz (Frank), Johann (Joe), Friedrich (Fritz / Fredy), and the oldest were called again Joseph. After the second World War, Fritz was stationed in Germany and visited all family members in Germany and Austria. I have many photos and letters from the Schramm`s. However unfortunately no adresses. I have a photo with Joseph and all his sons. Also three little boy`s are on the photo. One is the son of Wilhelm. The other once are assumed by Thomas (adopted?). The photo is dated with 11 August 1957. Any information of these Schramm`s and its decendant would be greatly appreciated.
email: Harald Michael Murcko - email@example.com - Posted 19 September 1998
My grandparents (Frank and Mary) Suchovsky came to the Unites States pre-1913, the year of my Mother's birth. They came from Bratislava. Thanks.
email: Jackie - WildWatch-Consulting@worldnet.att.net - Posted 19 September 1998
My grandparents, Frank and Sophie came from Poland about 1905 and settled in Chicago. They were married February 1906. The name was changed about 250 years ago, but I am not sure of the spelling of the original name. There are Krajniak families in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and some parts of Illinois, who do not know my grandparents. Maybe someone does? I would appreciate hearing from you.
email: - DKrajniak@aol.com - Posted 18 September 1998
Steven Yoschak was born in Slovakia and immigrated to the United States. Born in the town of Hbrobkov, Slovakia. Steven was born in 1888 and Elizabeth was born in 1891. The town would be in the Presov District. Looking for the names of parents and siblings.
email: Nancy Receski - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 18 September 1998
Searching for the Rafaj surname.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 18 September 1998
Researching: PETROVICS, DZACOVSKY
Searching for information on Michael Petrovics, son of Anna Petrovics, step-brother of Joseph Dzacovsky - possibly from Mihaly. He emmigrated to this country at the turn of the century and settled in Connecticut. Have no information on his family - any information will be greatly appreciated.
email: Fred Beerman - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 18 September 1998
Researching: CSINCSARIK, SZEMACS
I am looking for info on Csincsarik - Michael who was one of 3 brothers - married in the US in 1902 to a Ylona Szemacs. How can I research family line?
email: Therese - TCKoellner@aol.com - Posted 18 September 1998
Researching: YAKUBEK, KRIZAN
About 1918 George Yakubek and Sophia Krizan Yakubek came to the United States from Pruzina Czechoslovakia. They had two daughters but only one came at this time Anastasia (Anna) age 5. Can anyone give me any information? These are my husband's grandparents and mother. Thank you.
email: Nancy Luther - luthers@NCI2000.net - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: PEMPEK, SZOLLOSY
Searching for names Pempek and Szollosy.
email: Betty S. Pempek - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Looking for Koszegi.
email: - ZeliznakM@mod.gov.sk - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: PETRASEK, SOLTIS, MICHEL, ONTEK
My family is from the village of Hervartov. My mother's parents were from the Petrasek and Soltis families and my father's parents were from the Michel and Ontek families. My paternal grandfather, Andrej Michel, may not have been from Hervartov. I do know that there are still Petrasek relatives still living in Hervartov. I am interested in contacting any Slovak or American relatives!
email: Judy Vanderpool - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: HERMAN, SHKERPASH, BORAK
Researching Herman, Shkerpash and Borak. I am seeking information about the village Mecina Velieka or information about the surnames above from that village. The village was located near Gorlice in Galicia.
email: Bill Fedyna - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
I would like to try and contact my cousin who visited us here in Pennsylvania, USA, in the summer of 1996. Her name is Milka Rybnicky, she lives in Michalovce the last time I heard from her. She has since divorced her husband so I don't know if she still lives in this area. She is a lawyer so this may help to find her. Thank you.
email: Rosemary Plesniarski - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: NEMES, NEMEC, NEMESH
Looking for surnames Nemes or Nemec or Nemesh. Eugen Nemes is born in Trnava, Slovakia. He is 76-year-old now. His father was born in Budapest /Hungary/ and married with some Tirol's woman. Grandfather of E. Nemes was born in Beharovce in Liptov /Slovakia/. Looking for some other ancestors somewhere in Slovakia or Hungary.
email: Vlado Bojko - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: KOLESAR, COLESAR
I would like to determine the origins of my surname, Colesar. I understand the spelling may have changed over the years. It probably was Kolesar. In the other listings, I noticed that my surname, Michael seems to have been used with great frequency. My oldest known relative is my grandfather, Ralph Colesar from Missouri and Chicago. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
email: Michael S. Colesar - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: HRNCIRIK, HREBNAR, TOKAS, GRESKO
I am looking for any information with which to start a geneological search for my family that came to the US in approx. 1909. The names are John Hrncirik, Mary Hrebnar, (John and Mary were husband and wife, Mary daughter of Joseph and Maria) Joseph Hrebnar and Maria Tokas (husband and wife). They lived in or around the area of Holich, Hungary. This is the only information that I have regarding any of my family either mother or father's sides. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for anything that you could tell me.
email: Joseph Scott Gresko - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: SOBOTA, BOKNICEK
My grandparents were Frank and Katherine (Boknicek) Sobota (both born 1893). G'pa came to America on Nov. 19,1909 with his cousin, Catherine Sobota, on the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria sailing from Hamberg, Germany. (She was from the town of Kozowa, but I am unsure if G'pa also came from there). His siblings were James (born 1907, died 1973), Anna, Antoni, Mary, Stanley, Paul, John (born 1898, died ?) and one other brother. James and John also came to America, I believe in the early 1920's. James finally settled in California and John in the Chicago area. G'pa and G'ma raised their family in Michigan. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Kathie Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: CYRKA, CIRKA, MICHALYSIN, MICHALYSYNOVA, LESCAK
We are originally Rusyns from Balucianka and Desno areas of present day Poland. My grandfather (Cyrka) supposedly left there for Slovakia to evade military conscription at the time Changed the spelling to Cirka after he married Anna Lescak of Kruzlov and Krive, Slovakia, in Pozdisovce. My father, John and his brother, Michael, came to the US in 1921, and stayed with their aunt Mary (Lescak) in Torrington, CT. Eventually dad settled in Ambridge, PA, and Michael in Youngstown, OH. I understand their uncle, Alexander Cyrka, preceded them much earlier but noone has any idea where he went tho' my Mom said they thought he originally may have gone to the midwest but later to the eastern PA coal regions. I would dearly appreciate any info anybody might have. Finally, my greatgrandfather Cyrka from Balucianka (Balatjanky RU ) married Anna Michalysynova from the same village. Dakujem pekne.
email: Richard Cirka - CIRKADICK@aol.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: STAMPAR, SVENSEK
I am searching for ancestors with the surname of Stampar and Svensek. Both these families lived around Maribor, in the towns of Ptuj and Pekre. The families should still be there, as only my mother-in-law immigrated to the US. Her father was Ignac Stampar, her mother was Katarina Svensek, both are dead. I am looking for the names of their parents, grandparents, etc.
email: Cindy Koldewey - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: LESKO, PARTEL, SEKERA
I am researching my family's genealogy. My maternal grandfather Andrew G. Lesko came from Kosice and settled in Scranton, PA and Palmerton, PA in in early 1900s. My paternal grandfather came from Zavar near Bratislava. His name was Peregrine Partel and was married to Rose Sekera who came from Piestany. They settled in Palmerton, PA also at the turn of the century. Any help in digging deeper into our past will be appreciated.
email: Stan Partel - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: LESKO, LESHKO, SABO, CONJELKO,
SHIMKO, STEFANKO, SHEMULAK, SURA, SEPEC SHIPEK, POLIVKA, MACEJ, VLASAC
Searching the towns of Vlachy and Secovce in the Slovak Republic, and Okres Melnik and Hostin u Vojkovic in the Czech Republic. My father is John G Lesko, born in Windber PA July 1, 1909. He married Mildred Shimko, born October 27, 1913. They were married in Windber PA on April 13, 1937. The best man was Joe Sabo, and the Maid of Honor was Mildred's sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" Shimko Conjelko. There were 7 children, John, James, Joseph, Barbara, Michael, Peter, and Bernadette. He died May 17th, 1964. Mildred Lesko died January 5, 1998. John G Lesko's father was born around 1882, and his birthplace is the town of Spisske Vlachy in eastern Slovak republic. I have his will, made in Windber, October 26, 1911, which states that he was a member of the First Catholic Union, and the Slavonic Lodge of America. His name is spelled Leshko in the will. I think that John Lesko was previously married to Maria Macej, Linglar, Saris, in 1906, and had a daughter named Helen. John G Lesko's mother was Mary Stefanko Lesko. She was born in Austria August 28 1882 and died in Windber PA on 5 May, 1952. She was previously married to a man named Vlasac. She came to the United States on 1899, and came to Windber in 1901. She raised two girls, Helen Lesko Sura, 1906-1984, and Anna Lesko, 1903-1928, and John. She had a brother Peter Stefanko, and a sister . She was the daughter of John and Anna Sepec Stefanko. My mother is Mildred Shimko Lesko, born in Windber PA, 26 Oct, 1913. She was the daughter of Michael Shimko, 19 Feb, 1878 to 27 Dec, 1952, and Mary Shipek Shimko, 9 Sept, 1884 to 11 Oct 1962 Michael Shimko's mother was Maria Shemulak from Secovce, Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. Mary Shipek's mother was Ann Polivka Shipek from Hostin u Vojkovic, also in the Czech Republic. Her father was Felix Shipek Their children were Elizabeth "Bessie", Anne, Lillian, Michael, John, and Mary Ann. She had a brother Charles Shipek, and his children were Charles, Lillian, Elizabeth, Ellen, Joe, and Edward. Michael Shimko and Mary Shipek were married 14 June, 1902 in St Nicholas Church in Duquesne, PA. Mary Shipek was a niece of Rev. Damascene Polivka from Bohemia, who served as the first pastor of "The First Slavish United St. Mary's Greek Rite Catholic Church" in Windber, PA from 1900 to 1904.
email: John Lesko - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1998
Researching: GRIBOVSKY, HUTMAN
My father's name is Andrew Gribovsky who was born in 1905 in Garon? now called Hran close to Trebisov. My mother's maiden name was Susan Hutman born in Sirnik. Has anyone done research the geneology of this names?
email: Tibor Gribovsky - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1998
My grandfather's last name was Elefant. He was from Czechoslovakia, and many generations before him. He later lived in Mukacevo, then Czechoslovakia, and Ungvar (oszorov). What do you know of the name Elefant. What could you tell me of the archives of those areas, and possible contact. Thank you.
email: - SRAISKIN@INTERNET-ZAHAV.NET - Posted 16 September 1998
Researching: MNACEK, RUS, BROZ
I'm researching my family. I'm new at this, so any help would be appreciated. My grandfather was Frank Mnacek, born 19 Dec 1894 from Bohemia??? My grandmother is Sophie Rus, born 6 Oct 1898. Another family name is Broz with a diacritical mark over the "o". I don't know any more than that. I'm not sure their countries of origin. I have been told that I have relatives alive in Czech? Thank you.
email: Loren Bolinger - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1998
My Grandfather always said his family came from Slovakia. No idea where. Thanks,
email: Bill Lukach - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1998
Have just received information from NY Immigration re my in-laws. My father-in-law was born in Plavacki Stvrtak Hungary 1887 and my mother-in-law in Higna, Hungary. Since they were both Slovak (came here in 1906) I assume the names of their towns/villages would be changed. Would you know the Slovak names? Also how would I go about trying to find out if there are any living relatives. My husband knows nothing about his family so we were happy immigration came up with some answers. Thanks for your help. Visit the Ancestry.com Ondrovic Family Facts Database.
email: Agnes Ondrovic - email@example.com - Posted 28 October 1998
Interested in any information on the family name: Pivak. The family comes from the village of Stefanov (Szcespanow), Nitra County. Bratislava State Archives have provided family names for my grandfather's side of the family back to approximately 1766 and all from Stefanov. I need to make contact with a village official for marriage and birth records. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Jerry Pivak - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1998
Searching for Krajkovic.
email: Paul J. Krajkovich - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: STEFANIK, BALINT, BALCZAR
I am researching the following surnames: Stefanik, Balint, Balczar. Please contact me.
email: Nancy Fodor - Grumpe@chicago.avenew.com - Posted 15 September 1998
I would like to include the following family name that lived in Toplcany, Slovakia. The family name is Weill.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: KAROVIC, JANOS, MICHALOVIC, HARAMIA, KARAMIA, KARAMIN, KARAMIS
I'm looking for information on Jan Karovic, Johanna Janos, Stefan Michalovic, and Alzbeta Haramia (possibly Karamia, Karamin, or Karamis). I know they all lived in Lozorno in western Slovakia in the late nineteenth century. Jan Karovic and Johanna Janos were married, as were Stefan Michalovic and Alzbeta Haramia. Their childeren, Tomas Michalovic (1882-1944) and Agnesa Karovic (1888-1974) were married and emmigrated to Chicago in 1910. Any help would be appreciated.
email: Mark Michalovic - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching Schlosser - Andrew Leopold from Presov, Slovakia. Came to America approximately 1900. Settled in North Carolina.
email: Rita - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1998
Jan Macko is the family name of my relatives in the village of Nizny Krucov near Vranov. Other family members include Anna and Joseph and Joseph's children. I am looking for an email address so that we can communicate. They may have a computer because of their business. Thank you.
email: Larry and Polly Rigo - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Searching for the Tekstar surname.
email: Frank A. Tekstar - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: SMIHULA, RUSNACK
My grandfather, Andrew Smihula and his brother John, came to the United States in the early 1900's. Very little is known other than his parent's names were (John or Andrew?) Smihula and Mary Rusnack. If anyone has any information or suggestions that would help me in my search I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
email: Nancy Bocock - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: VAVREK, SARSON, CHRISTIAN
I am researching my Grandparents. Stephen Vavrek and Mary Sarson. The 1920 census for Montgomery County, Illinois, states that they were both born in Slovacland so were both their parents. Mary's death certificate states that she was born in Austria. My Grandfather worked in the coalmines in Illinois then later in Indiana where he died at the age of 59. My Grandmother's parents were Michael Sarson and Helen Christian both of Austria. Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.
email: Bob Elovich - Ldfrje@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: HARVAN, NESTER, CHELLAS
Hello! I am new to geneology, but very interested in my family's origins. My grandfather's family came to the Lansford, Carbon County PA area in the early 1900s from Czechoslovakia. Both my great-grandfather and grandfather were coal miners. My grandfather's name is George Harvan, born approximately 1920. His siblings included sisters Julia, Claire, Margaret, Rosa (Harvan) Chellas, and a brother Ted. George was the youngest. I would also like any information on the Nester family, my paternal grandmother's family, also of the Carbon County, PA area.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1998
I would like any information concernng the Sitar name.
email: - JJCJ198@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1998
Researching: IVAN, EVON, CSESZNI
Searching for any information on Mihaly Ivan (Evon in the US) and Erzsebet Cseszni, his wife; mother and father of Erzsebet Ivan, born October 19, 1886 in Csany, which I believe is now somewhere in present day Slovakia. Erzsebet moved to America (dates unknown) and she entered the Sisters of Charity in 1909 in New Jersey. She became known as Sister Anna Perrine Ivan.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: SCHAGER, RUPPE
My grandfather, Joseph Schager, was the son of Johann Schager, Sr. and Margarita Ruppe, we believe. We think they are from Gottscee and looking for any information on the village area.
email: Catherine S. Dudley - CDudley197@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: SKOVRAN, GRAJKO, PAPIJAK, PAPIAK
Interested in the following surnames: Skovran from Vysne or Nizne Cabiny; Grajko from V. or N. Cabiny; Papijak (Papiak) from V.or N. Cabiny and/or Krasny Brod.
email: Nicholas Skovran - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Looking for M. Mendel Sattler prior to 1898.
email: Ellen Sattler-Harpin - ESattler@webtv.net - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: BENDICK, SWITAN
I am looking for my great great grandparents. My grandfather came to the United States in 1901 into Philadelphia. His name was Josef Bendick, he married Katrin Switan, both were from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in a town called Kubra, or Kubrah, not sure of the spelling. parents were listed as Michael Bendick and Michael Switan.
email: Dorothy Grove - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
I am looking for anyone out there who is in any way related to the Budetich name. Trying to find out any background information I can. Any help would be appreciated.
email: Bobbie - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: DUBNICKA, KUKUCA
I am looking for information concerning my Grandparents. My Grandfathers name was Jozef (Joseph) Dubnicka (born April 6, 1893, died February 19, 1950) , and my grandmothers name was Anna Kukuca (born February 3, 1892, died March 16, 1973). They were both from the village of Bosoca in Trencin County. They emigrated to America separately in 1913, and were married in Lakewood, Ohio on September 7, 1914. After the first world war, my grandmother, two aunts and one uncle went back to Bosoca. My aunt, Helen Dubnicka, was born March 17, 1921 in Slovakia, probably in Bosoca. They came back sometime late in 1921 or sometime in 1922. My grandparents had eight kids. Margaret (July 11, 1915), Ann (February 19, 1917), Joseph (October 25, 1918), Helen (March 17, 1921), Emil (Milan), who is my father, on October 14, 1923, Mary (August 11, 1925), Albert (January 1, 1927), and Clara (May 6, 1931). Margaret, Joseph, Helen are deceased (1966, 1996, and 1984 respectively). There are still relatives in Bosoca. My brother travelled there several years ago, and met with some of them. Any other information anyone may have would be helpful.
email: Robert Dubnicka - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Looking for Bence in villages near Kosice.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: JAZARNIK, POSMODI
Grandfather's last name Jazarnik, Frank born Oct 4, 1872 under the Francis Joseph rule of Austria-Hungary, he married Cecelia Posmodi in 1897, she was born Nov 22, 1877. Believe they married in Crna Gora, or that is where my grandmother was born. To information they left to come to the US in 1913 or 1914. He could of made 2 trips, one with brothers, one of the brother's was John, he married Eva ? If anyone with any help could use it.
email: Donna - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: FERENCHICK, FERENCSIK, FRENCHIK
Theresa, John, Paul, Michael Ferencsik (Ferenchick) (Frenchik) born circa 1860's. Michael emigrated from Uzhorod area - Lekhart Mining Co. on a postmark also Lekarovice. Also heard Ungvar mentioned. Michael was my grandfather he married Mary Zelenak circa 1900 in Pittsburgh area. Other brothers and sister unknown. Michael's father was Paul, mother was Susan.
email: - Bmcsheff@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: CZAP, HOLUB, KACHNOSKIE, TOUCHLOSKIE
I am searching for information on the Czap and Holub families. Michael Czap came from Zemplin Czechoslovakia, and his wife Elizabeth Holub came from Davydov in the district of Zemplyn, currently in Western Ukraine. Their son thinks they both came from Czechoslovakia but on their son's birth certificate it lists them as coming from Austria. The Kachnoskie and Touchloskie families came from Lithuania. Both of these families came to America in the early 1900's. I am told they came to Shamokin, Pennsylvania by way of Altoona, Pa. Any help with the histories or better yet with our family tree would be greatly appreciated.
email: Janey and Joe Czap - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: PORUBCANSKY, HABRUN
Grandparents lived close to Zilina and settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: KREJ, BARTOS, HASIOR, MICHALCSEK, MUCHA,
PAJONG, LIPKA, YONKURA
Krejc, Bartos, Hasior, Michalcsek, Mucha, Pajong, Lipka, and Yonkura. Researching the above names in the Northeast Slovakia and Southeast part of Poland. Anyone with any interest in these names, their villages were Lublofurdo, Liptovska Teplicksa, Presov, and KrasnePotockie. The Hasior and Krejc families came to America in the 1900 timeframe. Have traced Krejc back to about 1780. The families came through Castlegarden and settled in Passaic, New Jersey.
email: - Krejc@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: KNISH, MITRO, METRO, SZCZUDLO, SCHMIDT
Searching for Knish-Mitro (Metro) line that settled in eventually settled in Cleveland, OH. Am also searching for the person who posted the original message from June, 1998 on these two families. Will 2keys@CENTURYINTER.NET please contact me. E-mail messages to you are bouncing back.
email: Patricia - Patcleve@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: LEIBOVITZ, LANYI, NUSSBAUM
Leibovitz later David and Rose Lanyi and Mor and Celia (Nussbaum) Lanyi or Lebovitz.
email: Andy Weiner - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: PETOCK, LADOMYROVA, PITUCH, MIHALIK
My parents were from the Hazelton, Pennsylvania. My granparents from the Svidnik and Bardejov area.
email: Ronald Petock - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: LEBA, LIBA, LIBO, LICHVARCIK, LICHVARCSIK
Looking for information on my grandfather Michael Leba/Liba/Libo who was born around 1880 in Bystra and came to the US around 1900. Also looking for information on my grandmother Anna Leba, maiden name Lichvarcik, from Vislanka or Vicrinka. She came to the US before October 1904. My grandparents settled in East Carroll Township near Patton, Pennsylvania. Any help with these surnames or villages would be greatly appreciated.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
Information on Sandor Oz born July 20, 1894 of Joseph and Anna Oz of Hungarian village of Szapary-Liget in Arad County, now Tipar of Arad County, Romania. Had four brothers and a sister Julianna (David) who lived near Chisineau Cris, Romania in 1963.
email: Edward Oz - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: SZENKOVI, MATZANOVEJ, KNAP
Researching Andrejovi Szenkovi, wife Marii Matzanvej, daughter Maria Szenkovi from Prislop in former Zemplen area. Daughter Maria, born 1862, emigrated to Scranton PA in 1888, married Jan Polyak.
email: - Swiss10@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Researching: POLYAK, POLLOCK, PLEJ, SZENKOVI
Researching Janovi Polyak, wife Marii Plej, son Jan Polyak from village of Dara in former Zemplen area (near village of Prislop). Son Jan, born 1867, emigrated to Scranton PA in 1888, married Maria Szenkovi. Last name changed to Pollock.
email: - Swiss10@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1998
Searching for information on Jan Knap- Venrgin, Sulin and Zuzana Gladis Knap, married on 01. Novembner, 1875, Greek Catholic.
email: Bob Dorin - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1998
I know nothing of my background concerning my maiden name - Yalch. Just happened on this site. Have always been told the name was "Slavic".
email: Pat Sharp - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1998
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