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Researching: GEFROVICH, GEFRICH, SABOL, BELLAS
I am researching my husband's family line. His father was the son of Paul Gefrovich, born 17 Mar 1868 and Mary L Bellas, born in 1872. They were married sometime in 1891. A family member, George Gefrovich was born in Rakovee (Rakovec), Zemplen. I am unsure as to where it is...or how to get any information. They moved to the United States sometime before 1916, as the son, (my husbands father), was born in Bridgeport CT, on 21 Jul 1916. The grandmother and father of my husband, were, Joseph Benefico, born 21 December 1895 and Anne Sabol, born 25 July 1899. (He was Italian, was she Slovakian?) A couple of the sons had their name changed to Gefrich after they grew to majority. Any and all information will be appreciated.
email: Kelly Gefrich - kgefrich@mailcity.com - Posted 21 December 1999

Researching: YASH
I want to know the exact origin of my last name, Yash.
email: - gexa_importa@sv.cciglobal.net - Posted 21 December 1999

Researching: SABO, KUDRO, KOLESOR, BUTKOSKY, MICKEY, TARMANOVICS, HOSPODAR
My family came from the town of Michalovce, Czechoslovakia. George Sabo married Mary Kudro and have family there. There is a son, John Sabo. A daughter, Elizabeth, married a Kolesor (3 sons-Mike, Sam, Andrew). A daughter, Mary, married a Butkosky and settled in New Jersey. A son, Michael, with his wife, Ethel, (son, Gary, daughter Linda), settled in Canada. A daughter, Vera married John Mickey. A daughter Julie, married Nick Tarmanovics, and settled in Canada. Mary Kudro's parents were John Kudro who married Anna Hospodar. Thanks for any assistance you can give me.
email: - VBHOLMAN@aol.com - Posted 21 December 1999

Researching: PEKAROVIC
Any information regarding "Pekarovic" would be appreciated.
email: - svick@pjc.cc.fl.us - Posted 20 December 1999

Researching: FABRY, MARTINKO, MASKULKA
I am researhing the following surnames originating from Hranovnica, Slovakia: Fabry, Martinko, Maskulka and from Spiisky Stiavnik: Martinko. I am currently working with LDS-FHL microfilm #1739202 and #1739203 and am interested in sharing data and collaborating on research.
email: Joseph Laraia - joseph_w_laraia@yahoo.com - Posted 20 December 1999

Researching: FARKAS, JOSEFOVICS
I'm searching for information on the Farkas family in Munkacs. I'm searching for information on the Josefovics family in Munkacs & Szurte.
email: Solomon Schlussel - solschlussel@yahoo.com - Posted 20 December 1999

Researching: PROCKL, VON DREI HDCKEN
Researching information on Prockl (Katarinska Huta), or Von Drei Hdcken.
email: - becakova@polnobanka.sk - Posted 20 December 1999

Researching: SAKALA, DANKO
I am trying to find some information on my grandmother's family, surname Sakala from Kobylnice, Slovakia, and My other grandmother, surname Danko. I am trying to find some info on my grandmother's family, surname Salaka, from Kobylnice, SLovakia. I am also tring to locate info on my other grandmother, surname Danko, possibly from Boksa or Sapinec, Slovakia. Any info would be appreciated.
email: - JNCHORTES@aol.com - Posted 20 December 1999

Researching: KOCSIS
Searching for relatives of Anna Kocsis who emigrated from Fenyeslitke (or Litke, Fenyes), Hungary in 1904 via Hamburg, Germany. Settled in Seattle, Wasshington.
email: - DKerton@aol.com - Posted 19 December 1999

Researching: YANKUS, JANKUS
Searching for relatives of Stephon (or Stephan) Yankus or Jankus who emigrated from Benye, Hungary in 1904 vis Hamburg, Germany and settled in Seattle, Washington.
email: - DKerton@aol.com - Posted 19 December 1999

Researching: PENSKA, SAS
Researching the name Penksa or Penksza and the name Sas. My grandmother and grandfather came from a small village called Sninska Hamara near the Hungarian boarder. They were married in this village in 1900 and came to the U.S. in 1906 and made their home in Carteret N.J. They raised eight children. I am the daughter of their son George-this was also my grandfathers name. My grandmothers name was Pauline Sas Penksa. I do know that we have distant cousins who spell their name Penska. Any information about this village or the name would be greatly appreciated. Between my Baba and my aunt Pauline, I heard many wonderful stories about the old country. I want to keep these stories alive for my sons and my future grandchild.
email: Pat Penksa Rumage - t.rumage@worldnet.att.net - Posted 19 December 1999

Researching: DORY, DORI, TAMAS, TOMAS, MESGAR, TOTH
Researching ancestors from Abauj / Zemplen.
email: - Cadkins1@prodigy.net - Posted 18 December 1999

Researching: MICIKAS, SEMANCIK
Am doing research on maternal surname search - Maria Micikas from Valsaskovce (Vajaskocz) Slovakia. Her father's name was Miki and mother was Anna. Maria probably married Carl Semancik around 1889 in Hazelton, PA. The family moved to Cascade County, MT around 1900. From there the moved to Harriman, TN.
email: Pete Semanick - psemanic@swcp.com - Posted 18 December 1999

Researching: MARGIS, SHEPOKAS, ALKINGS, BUNTRIICK
Looking for ancestor's above from Slovakia.
email: - poseypatch@mail2.wesnet.com - Posted 18 December 1999

Researching: PENKSA, PENKSZA
My grandfather was George J Penksa or Penksza. He dropped the z when he came to the states. My grandmother was Pauline Sas. They were both from the village of Snina near the Hungarian boarder. They were married in 1900 and settled in N.J. in 1906. Does anyone have any info on this village or one of the names? Please let me know if you do-I am hoping to visit the country and would love to see the place where my grandparents were born.
email: Thomas Rumage - t.rumage@worldnet.att.net - Posted 18 December 1999

Researching: PALENIK, HEINER
I am beginning to research my father's family, Palenik, from the Austria Hungary empire that emigrated to US in 1907. Franz Palenik was born in Nyitra, Sucany, Hungary, 22 March 1880 and married Elizabeth Heiner, lived in Racisdorf, Hungary before emigrating to Iowa. He served in the military in Komarom, Hungary in 1901-1907. I would like to have the surname Palenik listed in the Czech genealogy listing, as I would like information on any relatives, living or dead in US or in Europe. Thanks!
email: Patty Paul - gregory.paul@mcleodusa.net - Posted 17 December 1999

Researching: SUHAJDA
My Bohemian grandfather, Franz Palenik's, mother was a widow who remarried a Suhajda. Grandfather emigrated with his half brothers, Joseph and Vincent Suhajda to the United States in 1907. The family lived in the Nyitra, Komarom areas of Hungary or around Racisdorf, Hungary. My father did not know what his Grandmother Suhajda's first name was, or her maiden name. I am seeking any information on the Suhajda family in Europe that might shed any light on my great grandmother's family. Thanks!
email: Patty Paul - gregory.paul@mcleodusa.net - Posted 17 December 1999

Researching: RUSEN, BELLANI, TERESKA, HALISCHAK, KOPCHA
I am currently researching ancestors who came from Czechoslovakia. The names I am looking for are Rusen, Bellani, Tereska, Halischak and Kopcha. The Bellani family is from Bohemia and the others I am unsure exactly which part of the country they are from. Thank you!
email: Nicole Rusen - nrusen@kent.edu - Posted 17 December 1999

Researching: STANKOVICH
I am looking for any information about my great-grandparents. My grandfather's name was Micheal Stankovich his wifes name was Julia. He was born in the United States but his family was from Czechoslovakia. Any information would be appreciated.
email: Janice Stevens - jannjim@usit.net - Posted 17 December 1999

Researching: KOZUBAL, KOZUBALY
My grandmother immigrated to the USA in 1899 from Austria/Hungary. Her name was Josephine Kozubal or Kozubaly. Any information on her would be greatly appreciated.
email: Norm Wehner - normwehner@juno.com - Posted 16 December 1999

Researching: CERVENKA, DUGOVIC, LULKOVIC, SARMIR, TEMES, SZTRIHOVSKI
I am searching for information on my great grandfather, Josef Cervenka, b. Blatne, Bratislava, Slovakia, 9-15-1874 and my great grandmother, Anna Cervenka, b. Anna Dugovic, 3-25-1876 in Blatne, Bratislava, Slovakia. Both immigrated to the US and settled in the Chicago, IL. area until their death. I am interested in any information, especially that about their relatives in Slovakia. My great great grandfather was John Cervenka, b. abt. 1854, and my great great grand mother was Rozalie Lulkovic, b. abt. 1854. The other surnames listed are from gggg grandparents. If you have any info please contact me.
email: Ray Cervenka - Ray_Cervenka@email.msn.com - Posted 16 December 1999

Researching: SIRTAK
Researching Sirtak.
email: Amy Sirtak - hollydwarf@hotmail.com - Posted 16 December 1999

Researching: ZEMANCIK, BUTORA
Looking for relatives in Puchov and Pvaska Bysrica, Czechoslovakia.
email: Irene - retiteach@sympatico.ca - Posted 16 December 1999

Researching: DVORSCAK, TUMIDALSKY
I am searching for any information concerning Ann Dvorscak. She married a man named Steven Tumidalsky in either the late 1800's or early 1900. Any information would be great.
email: Kathy - cmpd@megsinet.net - Posted 16 December 1999

Researching: AMBERIK, COLEMAN
Searching for family name Amberik. My grandfather, Josef Amberik, was born in 1872 in Slovakia, town unknown. His wife's name was Anna Coleman. She was born 1876 in Slovakia, town unknown. They had children named John, Mary, Josef, Anna, and Susan. They left Slovakia ca 1904-05 and arrived in Hazelton, PA. He worked as a coal miner. I am looking for a town or any info anyone can come up with. Thank you!
email: Elwood Amberik - ElwoodAmberik@prodigy.net - Posted 15 December 1999

Researching: POLLNER, KRUNHOLC
I'm trying to find out as much about the Pollner family as I can. I have traced my roots back to Izidor Pollner in Spisska Staraves, Slovakia. At the time Izidor and his children were living there, it was called Szepes O'falu, Hungary-Austria. He was born sometime around 1825. Izidor married Betty Krunholc. They had a bunch of kids including Ernistine, Geza, Phil, Beno and Max, all of whom are discussed in more detail in my family web site at http://millennium.fortunecity.com/bonhomie/606/. The 1920 U.S. Census records for Max Pollner listed Izidors native language as German. This, coupled with the large number of German and Austrian Pollners, would suggest he originally came from one of these countries.
email: Rich - rpollner@compuserve.com - Posted 15 December 1999

Researching: RIMA
My great grandmother arrived in America in 1889. Can someone e-mail me a way to acquire telephone listings of the family name Rima. I want to write to all Rimas in Slovaka to see if any are related. Your help is appreciated.
email: John Basagic - eslarima@webtv.net - Posted 15 December 1999

Researching: JACUBOVIC
Researching the above surname from the village of Chernaholova, now in the Ukraine. They were deported by the Nazis, May 1944.
email: J Paul Jackson - paul.j@proceptor.net - Posted 15 December 1999

Researching: POTKAJ, POTKAI, GROHOCKI, URBAN, POKORNICKY
Researching Roman Potkaj (Potkai), b. Ostrolenka, Poland, June 1, 1892, parents Francis Potkaj and Frances Pokornicky. Also researching Mary Grohocki, wife of Roman Potkaj, married in New London, CT ca. 1928, also from Poland. Finally, researching Peter Paul Urban, b. Botkov, Galicia in 1880, deserted Austrian army and came to the US in the early 1900s.
email: Jerry - DEACJERRY1@Prodigy.net - Posted 15 December 1999

Researching: VARGO, VEREB
I am searching for the person who posted this on this site: "I would appreciate any information on my family's name, Vereb and my husband's family name Vargo. My great grandfather Micheal Vereb was adopted and he moved to western Pennsylvania, in the early 1900's. I do not know what village our ancestors are from. email: Susan Vargo - rrtrn@cdc.net - Posted 13 June 1998" I wrote to the above address and my mail was sent back due to no one with that address at cdc.net...We have the same name (Susan Vargo) and my family is from Pennsylvania as well. I would really appreciate any help, Thank You.
email: Sue R Vargo - Beckra38D@aol.com - Posted 13 December 1999

Researching: KORIN, WILCHA
I am seeking information about the surnames Korin and Wilcha; particularly those from town of Regetow (Regetiv, Regietow) and Skwirtne (Skvirtne, Shkvirtne, Skwierzyn) who came to the US about 1895-1905 and settled in the Yonkers, NY area.
email: Adrienne Sowards - asowards@dps.state.ut.us - Posted 13 December 1999

Researching: UGORCAK, UHALL
Please add my maternal and fraternal surnames to the list: Fraternal Surname, Ugorcak; Maternal Surname, Uhall. Thank you.
email: Michael P. Ugorcak, Jr. - MUGORCAK@AOL.COM - Posted 13 December 1999

Researching: PAVICK, PAVUK, YACKO
My name is Stephen Pavick (Pavuk). My father was born in Helcmanovce in 1912 to Martha(Yacko) Pavuk and Michael Pavuk. They emigrated to the United States about 1920, and eventually settled in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Anyone still living in this part of Slovakia who may be related please feel free to contact me.
email: Steve Pavlivk - grace@lcix.net - Posted 13 December 1999

Researching: TOMASKA
I am looking for information on the name Tomaska, my family came from Kosice some time ago.
email: Nola Tomaska - tomaska@hotmail.com - Posted 13 December 1999

Researching: MEHOK, SZEKELY
Interested in Hungarian surnames Mehok and Szekely.
email: Diane Mehok - lojo40@futureone.com - Posted 12 December 1999

Researching: STACHURA, MACIEJ, VAVREK, BARNA
Stachura, Maciej, Vavrek, and Barna would be the surnames I'd be interested in. All from the 1880's.
email: Debbie Wegner - Debbie.Wegner@worldnet.att.net - Posted 12 December 1999

Researching: ONDRIK, MATUCH, HRUSKAR, GASKO, PODMAJORSKI, VRSKA
I am looking for information about my family , originally from Slovakia but settled in Boljevci, Srem in Serbia. The names of my family are Ondrik and Matuch with realted families of Hruskar, Gasko, Podmajorski, and Urska.
email: - kosta@atlanticwave.com - Posted 12 December 1999

Researching: HADBAVNY, TANCER
Researching Hadbavny from Kapore, Hungary. Joseph Hadbavny married Elizabeth Tancer.
email: - Brn1031@aol.com - Posted 12 December 1999

Researching: GYOURKO, LAPCHACK, PUSKAR, KUSHERNICK, TIMKO, PAVLOVICH
I am looking for these people, Michael Gyourko, Elizabeth Lapchack, John Timko, Mary Pavlovich, Joseph Puskar and Mary Kushernick. They are all from Pennsylvania and emigrated from Hungary or Czechoslovakia.
email: - SARAP72@CS.COM - Posted 12 December 1999

Researching: BINDASZ, VAVREK
I am searching for people with the family name Bindasz. My grandmother, Julia Bindasz, was born in Czechoslovakia. I am also searching for the family of Vavrek. My great grandfather was Joseph Vavrek. He may also have been from Czechoslovakia. Thanks.
email: Andy Dula - ADula1@aol.com - Posted 10 December 1999

Researching: SULZYNSKI
I am a foster child and have very little information on Sulzynski. Any information will be appreciated.
email: - JSULZYNSKI@AOL.COM - Posted 10 December 1999

Researching: BARTCHAK, CONJARA, KENDZIORA
I am looking for any information about the above family names. They came to the United States (Pottstown, Pennsylvania), in the late 1800's or early 1900's from either Prussia or Slovakia. Anthony Bartchak was my great grandfather; his wife was Catherine Conjara (Kendziora). They had seventeen living children and one of them was my grandfather was Sebastian Bartchak. Any information about the family as well as tips on searching, will be greatly appreciated.
email: - SXYSKYEYES@aol.com - Posted 10 December 1999

Researching: OVADEK, MARKVA, OVERDECK
Please help with the following names; Paul Ovadek, Mary Markva and Adolph Overdeck.
email: - Hubbelhil@aol.com - Posted 10 December 1999

Researching: RUMAK
I am searching for relatives in Europe and Asia. My grandfather changed our last name in 1930, after coming to the United States when he was 5 years old. His name was John C. Rumak. Anyhow I am trying to track my roots! Thanks.
email: John G. Rumak - romak@glasscity.net - Posted 10 December 1999

Researching: KANKA
Searching for paternal lineage of grandparents. Kanka, Pezinok town or area.
email: Paul Kanka - paulk@kruzin.net - Posted 08 December 1999

Researching: SMAJDA, BACHISTIN, TOMASKO
Searching further info on both my father, Joseph born 1890 to John Smajda and Anna Bachistin around Caklov and my mother, Elizabeth Tomasko born around 1901 in town called Zdana. Settled in US around 1920 or earlier.
email: - derlov@ezonline.com - Posted 08 December 1999

Researching: LESZCZYNSKI, LESZCZYSNKA, KRYLOWSKI
Interested in finding anyone with the surnames Leszczynski (Leszczynska) and Krylowski both from Galicia in Poland. These are my grandparents who came from Poland in the early 1900's.
email: - krylowski@aol.com - Posted 08 December 1999

Researching: PROKOP, OPRANDEK
Looking for Peggy Swiec who listed Prokop and Oprandek on the Slovak list. She has the same names listed on the Carpatho-Rusyn list. I have not been able to get in touch with this person. Her Anna Prokop is a cousin to my grandfather and we all attended the same church. Mr Oprandek knew my family in Chicago. Can you provide me with her e-mail address? Thanks.
email: Maryellen - sew_girl@yahoo.com - Posted 08 December 1999

Researching: PETRAS, KERVIC
Am currently searching the surname of Petras. Name in particular is Ludwig or Ludvik changed to Louis after arriving from Ellis Island in or around 1909. He was from Slovakia born either in Spisska Nova Ves or Markusovce in 1898. His father's name was Mihal and his wife was Emma. Mihal's father never migrated to America. He stayed in Slovakia. His name was Jan/Johann and his wife was Anna Kervic. Mihal and his family resided in Mt pleasant Pennsylvania Westmoreland county. Anyone who may be presently searching any information or may have any to share please email me back to compare.
email: - Skymax@wpcd.com - Posted 08 December 1999

Researching: ONDREJKO, ODREJKOVA, PASTOR, KUPCIKOVA
My mother-in-law, Margita Ondrejkova, was born in Spisska, Nova Ves, Slovakia on 4 August 1909. Her father was Juraj Ondrejko and her mother was Viktoria rod. Kupcikova. She immigrated to the United States on a Holland-American ship. . She was 14 years old and came to this country by herself on a trip that lasted from August 15 to August 27, 1923. She lived with an aunt in Youngstown, Ohio. She married a Spanish immigrant, Jose Pastor, in February 1931. They settled in Franklin, Pennsylvania and raised nine children. Jose died in February 1972 and she died in February 1973. Her children would like to obtain information about Margita and her family from the years 1909 to 1923 while she lived in Spisska, Nova Ves, Slovakia.
email: Donald Kleck - djkleck@webtv.net - Posted 07 December 1999

Researching: HERBST
I am searching for anyone that has ancestors from Slovakia with the surname Herbst. My grandfather Jan Herbst died in Bytca Trencin, Slovakia in 1873.. His birth-place is not recorded on the death record. I think he probably was born in Western Slovakia but any lead anywhere in Slovakia will be appreciated.
email: Mary Ann Fichthorn - jaggs@somtel.com - Posted 07 December 1999

Researching: RIECE
I am searching for the Riece family from Trebisov, Slovakia. My grandfather was Michael Riece and his mother was Mary Riece - I just found out the correct spelling is Riece.
email: - Olsmarie@AOL.com - Posted 07 December 1999

Researching: PAPAYCIK
I am looking for any information about the family of Andrew and Anna Papaycik. They came from Slovakia through Ellis Island to Philadelphia to New Jersey, probably in the late 1800's. My grandfather Paul Papaycik was born in Philadelpha in 1899 so it would be before that. Thanks.
email: - Marianne.MacMaster@state.me.us - Posted 07 December 1999

Researching: PASTIRIK, BAKAJSOVE
I am looking for information about Juraj Pastirik and Maria Bakajsova from around Michalovce and Cecehov.
email: - JKatchuk@aol.com - Posted 07 December 1999

Researching: SOBOTA
Presently searching for Sobota relatives from the town of Gergelak, now known as Gregorovce.
email: Bill Sobota - SAT1100@aol.com - Posted 06 December 1999

Researching: ONDRIAS
I am trying to find information on to individuals, Andras Ondrias and Endre Ondrias (they might be the same person) from western Slovakia, around the area of Lozorno north of Bratislava. I'm guessing Ondrias is just one of many spelling variations, so if you knwo anything about Slovaks with this or similar surnames, please let me know. I do know that a woman from the Ondrias family married the brother of my great-grandmother Agnes Karovic, also from Lozorno. But I do not know the first names of either of this pair. I think they did emmigrate to the area of Mingo Junction, OH in the early 20th century. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
email: Mark Michalovic - markm@chemheritage.org - Posted 06 December 1999

Researching: BATKOVA, RAFCIKOVA
Zuzana Batkova, my mother, was born in Brezova pod Bradlom on 2/1/1898. Her mother was Alzbeta Batkova nee Rafcikova. Her father was Stefan Batka. I believe she was the oldest of six children. She left Slovakia in about 1913 and lived the rest of her life in the United States.
email: Bill Batka - billbatka@webtv.net - Posted 06 December 1999

Researching: SMAJDA
I am searching for relatives named Smajda living in Caklov and Tomasko of Zdana, Czechoslovakia.
email: Mike Smajda - derlov@ezonline.com - Posted 04 December 1999

Researching: KACZAN, KOVALY-SEMETKOVCE
I would like information on my mothers family, Maria Kaczan. Her Mother's maiden name was Kovaly. Thank you.
email: - omb1922@aol.com - Posted 04 December 1999

Researching: MAKOWSKY, SONKOWSKY
I am eagerly searching for any information for the surnames Makowsky and Sonkowsky. Any information is greatly appreciated.
email: Jennifer - forest@newnorth.net - Posted 04 December 1999

Researching: HATALA, KOVACIK
I am looking for relatives of Helena Hatala, specifically, Julius Kovacik, Marianna Kovacik{Sestina}, Ivan Sestina, Eva Hatala [maiden name], Gabriela Hatala [maiden name], Maria Hatala{maiden name].
email: - atymko@blazeinet.com - Posted 04 December 1999

Researching: KRAYNAK, TOMAN, KRISPINSKY, KLIMKO
I am researching the above family surnames from Korterbach (now Rudnany), in the Odorin, Czechoslovakia area. These relatives all came to the Campbell and Youngstown, Ohio area in the early 1900's. The names I'm particularly interested in are Daniel Krajnak and his wife Anna Toman Matiscik Kraynak. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Larry Kraynak - Ljkray1812@aol.com - Posted 04 December 1999

Researching: LEPSIK
I would be interested to know the origin of the Stephen Lepsik family in Czechoslovakia. I am his granddaughter. Thank you for your help.
email: - PSteinkirc@aol.com - Posted 02 December 1999

Researching: KUPKA, MILANA
Josef Kupka and Afanasia Malina are my grandparent's names. He was born in Bohemia, she was born somewhere in Poland, and they came to Oklahoma in (I think) in 1912 from Kiev (sailed from Hamburg, Germany).
email: - ogygia@nas.com - Posted 02 December 1999

Researching: ADAMUSKO, ZMETEK
Please post the followinf surnames; Adamusko, from Kysucke, Nove Mesto, Slovakia and Zmetek, from Stranie, Slovakia
email: - willjr@world.std.com - Posted 02 December 1999

Researching: AGANASIEYAS
I am searching for any family of Petras Afanasievas. I think he was born in Pudmitjus, Russia or Poland. He was born in about 1924. I don't know if this is the right place to start. I would appreciate any help.
email: Pat Vaseska - vaseska@htc.net - Posted 02 December 1999

Researching: FODOR
I am researching my maternal grandfather's side of the family. His name was Philip Fodor. They resided in the town of Trencin, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia). I believe he died before WW II. My grandmother, Sidonie emigrated to the US with my mother Hilda in the 1930's (I believe). From what I am told a Christian family by the name of Israel sponsored their coming to America. Please contact me if you have any information about the Fodor family.
email: - wldwoman@mpinet.net - Posted 02 December 1999

Researching: CZOVEK
I am researching the surname Czovek. My grandfather Istvan Czovek was born in 1895 in Lastocz Zemplen County, Hungary, now Lastovce, Slovakia. His father also Istvan Czovek was born in 1861 in Gyorke Abauj - Torna Hungary., now also in Slovakia. His father was Josef Czovek born in 1835 in Csarnaho Zemplen, now also Slovakia. Josef's father was Mihaly Czovek, exact date of his birth and birth place is unknown, but possibly came fron Szikszo, Abauj Torna where this surname was common during 18th and 19th century. Any information is much appreciated.
email: Nick Covell - CovellN@aol.com - Posted 01 December 1999

Researching: KOSEK, MIHALKO
I am looking for information on Mary Veronica Kosek, married to Gabriel George Mihalko. Mary was born 10/27/1886 and Gabriel was born 12/25/1881. If you have any documents or information please write. Thank you.
email: Audrey Mihalko - MIHALKO48@aol.com - Posted 01 December 1999

Researching: GMUCA
I am looking for information about Andrew Paul Gmuca's brothers, sisters and parents. He was born on November 27, 1892 in the village of Spis Sestuin Slatvin, Austria-Hungary. He immigrated to the U.S.A, embarking from the port of Bremen, Germany, March 31, 1910 and arriving in New York, April 26, 1910, on the ship Wilhelm De Grosse. He settled in the Johnstown, PA area, where he remained for the rest of his life. He married twice, first to Mary Koval and then to Helen Friedman. He fathered 12 children and worked in the Rosedale mines in Johnstown, PA. His parents were Jozef Gmuca and Maria Valkova. They were farmers. Andrew was the seventh and last child.
email: C. Rodgers - rodgersd@tidalwave.net - Posted 01 December 1999

Researching: PALKO, PRIESZOL, BURAS, BURASOVA, NEMECEKOVA
Can someone please help me? I am trying to find my mother's father and record of her birth. This is the information I have at present. My mother's name was Maria Palko, b. 13 May 1912 in Presov. Her mother was Maria Buras. Her grandmother was also Maria Buras (Burasova). Her grandfather was unknown. My mother married Jozef Palko Prieszol. His parents were Andras Prieszol and Maria Nemecekova. The 1920 US Census states Jozef Palko (What happened to Prieszol?) immigrated to the US in 1910. Maria Buras Palko, with 22 month old daughter, immigrated on the USS Potsdam in March 1914, traveling to join her husband in the US. Passage was paid by "Prieszol Pauko Jozef, of 20 Haromslecs". A brother of Maria Buras was Andras Buras, who immigrated to the US in 1905 and 1907 (apparently returned and came back). Also, another brother, Jan Buras, immigrated in 1915. I there some way I can find birth records? Any help will be appreciated.
email: Mary L Wittlock - WCTAGALONG@aol.com - Posted 01 December 1999

Researching: GADUS
I have absolutely no information on my family and am searching for my great-grandfather. He apparently worked or had relatives that worked for Frans Joseph in Austria. His name was Joseph Gadus. Please send me any information, even the name of the country he came from. My grandfather was born in 1908 in the U.S. so it has to be the 1800's. Thank you very much.
email: Jesse Gadus - khahn@xcelnet.net - Posted 01 December 1999

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