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Researching: ZORKO, MANDELJ, MIKLAVCIC, STOR,
Looking for ancestors and descendants of Aloijsiam Michael Zorko born in Trefeil, Steirermark, Austria (now Trbovlje, Slovenia) about 1850 (estimated) married to Marija Miklavcic. Seven known children may be more: Johanna Zorko Stor (had seven children), Marija Zorko, Michael Zorko, Jozef Zorko (died as a result of TB after WWI), John Zorko (Immigrated to the USA or maybe Canada), Aloisja (Louise)Zorko Tomc Kearlinger (Immigrated to USA after the turn of the century-lived in Franklin, Kansas-had five children), Rudolf Zorko (Immigrated to the USA 1910, lived in Franklin, Kansas and Superior, Wyoming-married Frances Mandelj in 1911 in Gerard, Kansas.-had 4 children). Aloijsiam Michael Zorko's name was once believed to be John. This may be the case. Any information that could be obtained would be appreciated.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 30 January 1997
Researching: LASLOW, SMEGA, VARGA, ZBILUT, JARCENSY,
I would love to know more of my Slavic heritage and perhaps contact relatives in the old country-life there was not discussed often. There was an mini Slavic community in Madison, Maine and we have several more names to add to the list with research. My grandparents came from Czechoslovakia and were very insistent that we were Slovak not Czech. The following information is from the obituaries of my grandmother and her cousin. My grandmother: Mary V. Laslow was born in Czechoslovakia Feb 17, 1880, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Smega Varga. She married Zbilut (surname???) Laslow in 1899, coming to the US in 1905, living first in W. Virginia and moving to Madison, Maine. Her cousin: Julia D. Jarcensy was born dec. 30, 1877 in Austria, the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Pastor) David. She married Julius Jarcensy in Czec. Feb 6, 1899. I have several documents in my possession belonging to the Jarcensy's from the old country which were stored in a cloth bag with a picture of a ship and a name of F.Missler Bremen.
email: Sheila Laslow - LaslowS@webtv.net - Posted 30 January 1997
Researching: SALAJ, PITLAK
In 1911 George Salaj (my grandfather) stole away on a cargo ship to Baltimore Maryland. His family was tin smiths coming from the town of Turzovka, Slovakia. Closest town is Jiilnia. George Salaj married Sophia Pitlak and had a child (John Salaj) in 1910 in Turzovka, Slovakia. Recently, I went to Turzovka and found birth records for John Salaj but the cemetary near there was destroyed by the communists. My grandfather came to Toledo in the 1913? and my grandmother and uncle joined him after WWI in 1920. I am looking for any information on Salaj or Pitlaks near Turzovka, Slovakia. It is in the North Western part of Slovakia.
email: - Karen_Salay@peoplesoft.com - Posted 30 January 1997
Can someone tell me something about the history of the surname Balluch? Where did it come from? Has it a meaning?
email: Dr. Helmuth Balluch - email@example.com - Posted 30 January 1997
The Maxian family initially came to the U.S. from Slovakia in the late 1800's & early 1900's settled in Binghamton, New York area. Original village is Gbely. Some Maxians immagrated in the mid 1900s to Eastern Pennsylvania area and now operate a vineyard in the area (Sand Castle Wines). Same village originally.
email: - PMaxian@aol.com - Posted 30 January 1997
I noticed the there is a Susie Kamman in the Stanislav list. We dated our part of the tree back to 1680 in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, Europe. I saw on internet that the name 'Kamman' is quite common there. In The Netherlands it is not that common. My question is if you have more on Susie Kamman, or other people with the surname Kamman. If you have, could you send it to me? Thank you!
email: Gerard Kamman - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 30 January 1997
I am interested in ANY information about the Pikarsky name, location and = family heritage. It would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Michael Pikarsky - email@example.com - Posted 30 January 1997
I am looking for information concerning our family history. Our last remaining relative in Slovakia [that I know of] is Anna Stephanova. She lives in Trhovista [I am sorry, but I do not have the spellings for any of these in front of me] and was never married. I have been fortunate enough to have visited twice but due to the language barrier I have not found much information on our family history. I do know that our family worked for the Count of Stamterry [phonetic spelling] and that his mansion is in nearby Michalovce. I canvassed the grave yard while there but did not uncover any names -- although Anna indicated that there were a number of family members that were buried there. I did see some gravesites in Trhovista. I think the majority of the immediate family came over in the early 1900's and eventually settled in Pennsylvania. Any and all help that you can give me is appreciated! And, of course, notify me if I can be of any help -- I really do not know how this system works.
email: Craig Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 30 January 1997
Researching: KOVALAK, SOWICZ, SOVICH, PLAVCHAN,
I am searching for the following surnames: Kovalak, Sowicz, Sovich, Plavchan, Chomiak, and Pyda. Thanks.
email: Bill Chomiak - email@example.com - Posted 30 January 1997
Researching: SZOROSCAK, SOROCHAK, LIPA, TALAJI
Researching Szoroscak, (Sorochak) on my grandfather's side from Nagy Berezne (which is now in Ukraine) which was Ung County and Lipa and Talaji on my grandmother's side from Kinces (mark over the "C") near I believe what is now Dvorianky in Zemplin. They came to the United States around 1900 and primarily settled near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanx.
email: Barbara in Sacramento - barbbaba@Prodigy.Net - Posted 29 January 1997
Looking for any information on the surname of Kish.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: VINC, VINCE, VAG, ONDER, KATUCH
I am looking for information on the Surnames of: Vinc (or Vince), Vag, Onder, and Katuch. The only village I am aware of is Vysny Hrusov where my mother: Helen Vag and her mother Anne Katuch were born. I believe that the other names all came from neighboring villages.
email: Jane Vince Mintzer - email@example.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: ZEMKO, KOVACIK, MRAZIK, VLNKA, KOSUT,
KOLLAR, HORVATH, PASTOREK, JANIC
Looking for information on the Zemko, Kovacik, Mrazik, Vlnka, Kosut, Kollar, Horvath, Pastorek, and Janic families. Searching for relatives of these families who were orginally from the villages of Velke Kostolany, Zakostolany, Pecenady and other surrounding villages.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: KOREVEC, PUCEL
I am seeking any information on the family Korevec. Anton Korevec immigrated fron the village of Stehaja Vas before 1890. I have reason to believe that he travelled on th sv. vid Pri Zaticni. He married the former Gertrude Pucel who immigrated from Ovloka. The only document that I have in my posession indicates that Austria was their country of origin. The Austria of their time was a much larger geographical area than the Austria of today. Any assistance in locating refrence to either the surnames or the villages will be greatly appreciated.
email: - Ziggykor@aol.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: NEPODAL, PROCHASKA, KRIZ, LUECHT,
BLAHA, STEDRONSKY, JATZEK
Prochaska, Jatzek, Nepodal, Kriz, Blaha, Stedronsky Blatna Czechoslovakia. Cleveland 1880's, Painsville, Buckeye Road Tavern, St. Adalbert RC Church in East Cleveland.
email: Cathie Tinston - CTINSTON@aol.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: PALYA, PALYA-JEDINAK
Searching for any relatives of the Palya-Jedinak line. Name started out as Palya, then a few of the family started adding the Jedinak surname to it. They were located in the Kracunovce, Slovakia region aka Kruzlov, Saros, hungary. They were of the Lutheran religion and belonged to the church in Kukova. Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks.
email: Dianne - Deyox4@aol.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: NEMETS, NEMEC, KUCMAN
Looking for information on my grandparents Stephen Nemets (Nemec) and Agnes Kucman who emigrated through Ellis Island around 1910. Any information or a contact with anyone looking for related information would be appreciated.
email: - SANemets@aol.com - Posted 29 January 1997
My grandfather, Alois Simunic, emigrated to the United States around 1914. He came from the town Hostetno (not sure of the spelling) and spoke Slovak. I know that one of his siblings left behind was a sister who was said to have become a doctor. Any information on this family appreciated.
email: - MJHimes@msn.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: HINTOS, ELKO
Searching the surnames Hintos and Elko. Hintos surname from Buzice, Nizny Lanec areas.
email: Enos Akers - email@example.com - Posted 29 January 1997
Researching: NEJFELT, NEIFELDT, NIEFELDT
Hi, I hope that you can help me. I am having alot of trouble finding my surname. I do not even know the origin of it. The spelling we go by today is Nejfelt. I have heard that the original spelling was Neifeldt or Niefeldt. However, I have found Neufeldt on the internet. I am told that my great grandfather came from northern Poland. Can you help with this or direct me to the right place. Thank you so very much.
email: - PROMISE29@msn.com - Posted 28 January 1997
Searching for information about relatives and ancestors of Josef Stanek of Zborov, a small village near Bardejov and the Polish border. Joseph and his family came to the U.S. before WWI. Seeking information about relatives who remained in Slovakia,as wel as information about Josef's father, Ignatz, etc.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 28 January 1997
Researching: KATKICS, LUBANOVICS
I am currently researching the names Katkics and Lubanovics. I am first generation American researching my Hungarian roots. I have been able to obtain much information on my family through oral and written histories and have found my family tree branching towards "Slovak" roots. Anyone researching same; would greatly appreciate any assistance! Thank you!
email: - Sziszi1475@aol.com - Posted 28 January 1997
Researching: SCHURMAN, SCHURMANN
Elizabeth Schurman born in Bratislava in 1908, immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island 15 September 1920. Father John Schurman, born 1877 near the Austria border, believed to be a officer in late 1890's? Married Mary (last name unknown) about 1906.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: SARABOK, SLABY
I am researching the ancestors of Vito Sarabok who was born in Nahac, a village in Bratislava, in the late 1800's or turn or the century. He married Pauline Slaby. She was born in either Belke or Kostalane, in Nitra, also about the same time. They immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1900's. Also, I would be interested in information about those areas of Slovakia.
email: Jennifer Sarabok - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: ONDA, JACOBS, PLATH
My great-grandparents were Andrea and Maria Onda from Smolnik in southeastern Slovakia. My grandfather came to the USA in 1896. He had two sisters: Mary Jacobs and Julia Plath. They were members of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite in Whiting, Indiana. The family lived in the Chicago area and we may have other relatives in the Cleveland area. If you have any information on my family I would appreciate hearing from you.
email: John W. Onda - email@example.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: LUTZ, LUTZY, ZACKETINSKY, MARMASH
Looking for information on relatives from the Galicia area of the Ukraine. Village names unknown. want information on family names: Catherine, Anna, Michael Lutz(y?), Peter Zacketinsky, Peter Marmash. Emigrated to United States in early 1900's. All came through Ellis Island, where do I begin? How can I get a listing of Ellis Island emigrees?
email: - RPTD28C@prodigy.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Looking for information on Anthony Rasky born late 1800's.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 27 January 1997
I came across this internet site when I searched for the name Antal. I currently live in Indianapolis, Indiana with relatives coming from the Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois areas. Please respond if this sounds like a relation. Thank you.
email: George Antal - email@example.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: KASRINOCR, PERESZTA, SWISTAK
My great grand parents names are Nicolai Kasrinocr which is my great grand father and my great grand mother his wife is Maria Pereszta. From the information I have collected so far, all I have been able to find is that they came to America in 1909, thay came from a small section in Autria Hungry along with the Swistak family which is my grand mothers maiden name. I hope this is enough to get my families name registered, if not please let me know what else is need to do this I will do my best to find it. Thank you for your time.
email: Theresa Craig - Cybertoad9@aol.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: SASALA, CIGAN
Name of Sasala (may be pronounced Shashala). From village of Jakubany or Jakubjany. Settled in Northeastern Pennsylvania county of Luzerne and town of Dupont. Also searching the surname of Cigan.
email: - SNJSLIBER@aol.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: BORODAC, FALAT
I am searching for the surnames Borodac (I believe this to be the Slovak name of my ancestors), and Falat (my great-grandmother's maiden name). I am also looking for any information on the village of Lucina, which I believe is in the county of Saris and near Presov. I believe that there is a Greek Catholic church in this village, about which I would also be interested in gaining information.
email: Martha Bordic - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: KULISEK, BAYNAK
I am attempting to loate the origin of the Kulisek family, I am told that there is a large population of residents with that surname in Mijava. I want to visit in the near future but would like some info. I reside in s/e NY, where my grandparents settled after emmigrating from Vienna in 1927. My grandmothers maiden name was Julia Baynak. Any info on the name or Mijava would be appreciated. Thanks.
email: John T. Kulisek - Merlek@aol.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: BOLEK, SZUDY
Looking for info on my grandparents who came over to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. My grandfather, Jack Bolek, came from Galacia somewhere in the Carpathian Mountains. I am told the records are destroyed. Catherine Szudy came from Cieklin.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 27 January 1997
I am looking for any and all information regarding surname BABIK. My great-grandfaterh Michel Babik came over here around the turn of the century. Very secretive about past and ancestry. Please help if you can? Is this an extremely common name?
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 27 January 1997
Researching: JANOS, JANOSZ, JANOSIK, JANOSCHICK,
DANKO, VOYTASOVA, KRAKOVSKA, BASCOVA, FABIAN, LIBA, VANSZACS, SZTUPAK,
FIFFIK, LISSKA, ONDKO, MACSUSS, LIBA, ADZIMA, ELIAS
Researching Janos (Janosz, Janosik, Janoschik), Danko, Voytasova, Krakovska and Bascova from the Spisske Vlachy area in and around the village of Kolinovce. Fabian, Liba, Vanszacs, Sztupak, Fiffik, Lisska, Ondko and Macsuss all from the village of Porac. Many family members attended the Greek catholic Church of Saint Demetrius in Porac. Liba and Adzima from the town of Klenov. The Elias family from the town of Rudnany, formerly known as Koterbach. Anyone having information on any of these Eastern Slovakian and Rusyn families please let me know. Thank you.
email: Larry Oberlin - email@example.com - Posted 27 January 1997
Interested in information about the family of my father, Adolph Platzner. He was born in 1895 and lived in Poprad until about 1921 when he emigrated to America where he died in 1965. Thank you.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 27 January 1997
Looking for anthing on the Gombar's My great grandfather John emigrated to the United States in 1881 to Pennsylvania and eventually settle in Clairton . I have all of the United States family but nothing going back to Europe.
email: Greg Gombar - 74037.2332@CompuServe.COM - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: KRAFIK, LECHMAN
Searching for information on the Krafcik Family from Durdosik and the Lechman Family from Cizatice.
email: Mike Cannon - email@example.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: PALIGA, KURTY, KURTIJ, KURTA
My mothers maiden name was Paliga, and my fathers name was Kurty. but I don't think it was spelled that way in Dubova, which is north of Kosice and near a town of Bardejov. It was possibly spelled Kurtij or Kurta. My fathers mother's maiden name was Yaroschak. My mother had a brother and sister in Dubova who just died in the last few years. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Fred Kurty - FMKurt@aol.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: EVANS, SLADES
Am researching the family of my paternal grandmother, Annie Evans. She was born in Kosice, Slovakia on 01 November 1895 and was the daughter of Martin Evans and Katherine Slades. She had one sister Alice, and three brothers, Martin, Andy, and Jack. The whole family emigrated from Slovakia to Canada in 1898, after the senior Martin had worked in Pennsylvania coal mines in the 1890's. Would appreciate any info anyone might have on the Evans and Slades families.
email: Wayne Kubasek - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: JANECHKO, DLUGOS
My Great-grandparents whose names were Catherine Janechko (maiden) and Stephen Dlugos (I suppose the first names were Americanized) moved to this country from "Austria" sometime just before 1900, we think, but they spoke Slavic. My family does not know exactly when they moved to America, but we know they came straight to Johnstown, Pennsylvania and survived the flood. As far as we know, they were they only children from either of their large families to move to the U.S. We have no idea which part of Slovakia or what is now Hungary they may have moved from. Do either of these names ring a bell with anyone? My family would love to know if we have relatives in Slovakia! I know this isn't much to go on.
email: Charles Hillen - email@example.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Looking for information on the Varhanik family.
email: William Varhanik - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 26 January 1997
My Grandfather John (Jan) Petach arrived in the United States in 1916 from what is now eastern Slovakia.
email: John Petach - email@example.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: GURA, HIRTZ, TUREK
Looking for information on Gura or relatives from town of Spisska or Spiska Zuppa, Slovakia. John Michael Gura come to America in 1907. I'm searching for relatives and anything about family of John Michael Gura born 27 December 27 1886, came to America Ellis Island in 1907, and settled in Struthers, Ohio located near Youngstown, Ohio. He had had 14 children. My dad had a brother Peter or Pete also a sister. Some other relatives names are Hirtz and Tureks also settled in the Youngstown area. There are also some Gura relatives that located in Braddock, Pennsylvania and some other relatives in the Hazelton, Pennsylvania area.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: SLOSAR, ZAHOREC
I am searching for information about my grandparents. My grandfather was Matus (Matthew) Slosar. He was born 04 February 1891, in Horka, Slovakia, in the state (or province) of Inovece Hory. I am also looking for information about my grandmother, Mary Zahorec Slosar. She may have come from M. Sulin or M. Lipnik, in the state of Spisskamagura. She was probably born in 1891 or 92. Matus came over by himself. Mary came with her family. Most of which settled in Ohio. They resided at 9 E. 107th Street, New York, New York. Later they lived in Franklin Township, New Jersey. I will provide more information as I acquire it. Any information will be greatly appreciated. If you are a Slosar or a Zahorec, E-Mail me. I look forward to hearing from you.
email: - ESlosarsr@aol.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: MAJOR, HAGAN
Looking for surnames Major and Hagan from the old Hungarian town of Szepsi (now called Moldava nad Bodvou in Slovakia). Great-grandfather Istvan Major died 1916 in Szepsi. Grandfather Eugene (Jeno) Major emigrated to USA in 1920.
email: Gene Major - email@example.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: KUNDRAT, HRIVNAK, FILO, LAWRENCE, LORENZ, KARKOSA, TOMCUFCIK
Searching for Kundrat, Hrivnak, Filo, Lawrence (Lorenz), Karkoska, and Tomcufcik families. Please view our page of Family Information on our family from Slovakia and the Cleveland, Ohio area.
email: Frank J. Kundrat - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: HANOVCIK, HONOCHICK, KLIMA
I am looking for information relative to my paternal grandparents who emigrated from Austria-Hungary during the early 1890's to Schuykill County Pennsylvania. Grandfather George Hanovick (Americanized to Honochick) emigrated from Kurimka (Slovak Republic) and granmother Susan Klima emigrated from Kluysso (Klusov, Slovak Republic). Any ifo on towns, names or possible connections welcome.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 26 January 1997
Researching: BIZJAK, BIZZACK
I am seeking information and research on the name Bizjak or Bizzack or Bizjak (Austria - Postoynia region 180Os to present. Thank you for your assistance.
email: John Bizzack - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
looking for information on the Lovisek family.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: MILLEY, MILJE, VOLK, STEFANISIN,
Researching all Milley, Milje, Volk, Stefanisin, Cuprisin, Jurechny families orginating from towns Rovne, Mlynarovce, and Hrabovcik near Svidnik, Saris County. Many connections to the quarries on Kelley's Island Ohio and Marblehead Ohio. Also with Greek Catholic and Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Churchs. Especially Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (removed) Kelley's Island, Ohio and Sts. Peter and Paul Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 53rd and Western, Chicago.
email: Andrea Fash - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: JASO, BABULAK, HUDAK, NOVAK
The Jaso / Babulak side of the family lived in the Radola...Neslusa area. The Hudak / Novak side of the family lived in the Dubinne...Kurima area. Would also appreciate some general information about these towns. Population etc. It appears they are too small to get any information from the online maps.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: LOKATUS, LOKATOS, VARGA, WARGO, ELIAS,
TKACH, KASCSAK, OBERLIN, DANKO
Searching for Lokatus, Wargo, Elias, Tkach, Kascsak, Oberlin, and Danko Of course there are different spelling of these names. Both of my mother's parents are children of Slovak immigrants. Her father was a Wargo (aka Varga) and her mother a Lokatus (aka Lokatos). The places of origin on the US census's say: Zemplinska and Sarriska and some say Hungary or Austria. I have no idea yet what villages they came from. Both sides immigrated in the 1880-1890's. Settling in Streator, Illinois. I do not know how to begin my search in the old country. Any help would be appreciated.
email: - LaLeahKnow@aol.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: GLADISZ, GLADIS, MIKLUS
My grandfather, John Gladisz (Gladis) came to the US from Maly Lipnik around 1890. My grandmother, Mary Miklus came to the US at the same time but I have no information as to when she immigrated or from the area of Czechoslovakia she came from. Both grandparents resided in Passaic, New Jersey upon arriving here and later moved to the Elizabeth, New Jersey area.
email: - IM243@AOL.COM - Posted 25 January 1997
Looking for information about the ancestry, wife, and children of Larv Kornilov a Russian General who died around 1917.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
I am interested in finding out information about my mother's mother who came to the United States in probably 1881 through Ellis Island. Her name was Juliana Dvorak. She would have been about ten years old at the time. Thanks for any info.
email: Tony Lalli - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Searching for information on Peter Rovnianek - founder of the National Slovak Society. Looking for his descendants and any biographical information.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: REVAY, REVAJ
Searching for the Revay / Revaj family from the Orava District, Slovakia. Also believe that they had a connection with a relative in Hungrary who was a Count and a Revay relative who possibly was in the Hungarian Parliament circa 1893. Also searching for the town of Schwerzova formerly located in Galicia. Does anyone know where it is located today? Can't seem to find it on any maps. Your help would be appreciated.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: CULIK, CHULICK, CSULIK
Looking for more information on the Culik, Chulick, CSULIK family from Slovakia. My grandfather Matej Culik (Mike Chulick) was born 29 September 1881, in Liesek, Slovakia and lived in Pennsylvania and California. Have some information which I am willing to share. Looking for information on Tomas Culik (Thomas Chulick) who disappeared from Marianna, Pennsylvania in 1919.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: SVEC, HUDAK
I am looking for any information about siblings of my grandparents and their associated families. Marta Svec and Wasyl Hudak immigrated prior to WWI. They were from the same Saris village named Fricka (Fric~ka), right on the Polish border, northwest of Bardejov. They settled in Chester, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia.
email: David Hudak Komonosky - DKomonosky@AOL.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Searching for Chovanec from Povazska-Bystrica.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: KELBEL, KISHLINOVA, GREGA, ADAMOVA
I am researching the origin of my Dad's family in eastern Slovakia. I was able to visit relatives of my Grandfather and Grandmother 2 years ago. My Grandfather, John Kelbel, was from the village of Myslava, which today is a suburb of Kosice. My Grandmother was from a village of Novochene. My relative, Elonka Kishlinova, today lives in the village of Hodchovce. (Please excuse my spelling). Her daughter Elona Grega lives in Kosice. I am in regular contact with Elona Grega's 29 year ol son, Jozef Grega. I am also in contact with a cousin on my Grandfather, John Kelbel's family, Anna Adamova, who lives in Myslava. I would appreciate any help with this endeavor.
email: Rev. Joseph Kelbel - JKelbel525@aol.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: HUDEC, HUDECZ
Looking for Hudec or Hudecz from Chlebnice.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: WOLCHANSKI, KLOPCHIN
My grandfather and his brother came to the U.S. sometime between 1900 and 1915.They initially settled in the Centralia Penn. area under the names of Michael and Harry Wolchanski. Shortly thereafter my grandfather moved to Rockland Lake N.Y. He married and became a citizen in 1925 in Nyack N.Y. The name listed on the document was Michael Wolchanski Klopchin. His brother in Penn. maintained the surname Wolchanski. They originally came from an area at the base of Carpathian Mountains near the mouth of the Dneiper River. I am looking for any information available about that location (country,city ,town, village?) Additionally I would be very interested in contacting any of their relatives either in their European home area or in the U.S. No one in my family knows why my Grandfather changed his surname to Klopchin or what the word Klopchin means ,if anything. I would be grateful for any assistance rendered.
email: - Jpdk49@aol.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: FEDORS, STERANCSAKOVA, STERANCSAK,
Looking for information regarding the above families. Jan Fedors, born 13 July 1898 and married Maria Sterancsakova on 10 February 1919 in Gaboltov, Slovakia. Both were from Pitrova, Saris County. Jan Fedors' parents were Stefan Fedors and Anna Baranokova; Maria Sterancsak's parents were Lucas Sterancsak & Zusanna Terceunova (?). Maria Fedors emigrated to the United States (Bighamton, New York & finally to Somerset, New Jersey via Jersey City) in 1928 w/ her two children Jan and Zusanna.
email: Mike Lakat - email@example.com - Posted 25 January 1997
Researching: HOCHREIN, STAIRENTALLER, WASKO, KEOFSKY
Searching for information on family line of Hochrein - my research says they came over from Puspol St Errsebet, Racs Mecske, Pecs, Baranya Megye, Ungarn Not sure exactly where this is but think is was Hungary - they came over around 1903 My research has a Valentine Hochrein married to Teresa Staairentaller - know of two sons - Michael & Walter (one census mentions 7 children so may have been others that did not come over with them) They later married into Wasko and Keofsky line - I always said I was German but now know this is incorrect - interested in determining what proper lineage would be called. I am new to the internet and found this area by search on Hochrein so am hoping this is correct area to get some guidance on where to go from here.
email: - UnicornLAW@aol.com - Posted 22 January 1997
Researching: DUDA, DZIKOV, MUDLO, DZIEKOWA, JACKOW, JACKLOW
Searching for Duda and Mudlo surnames in Dzikow (also spelled Dziekowa)and Jackow (Jacklow? old handwriting on microfiches at the National Archives is sometimes hard to read), her birthplace. My grandmother's citizenship papers state this village was in Galicia,but the passenger list says she is Ruthenian! Her name was Katarzyna Mudlo, and she joined her fiance in New York in January of 1911. She and my grandfather Frank Duda, spoke Polish. Have checked modern atlases and old maps through the FEEFHS site, but can't find it anywhere. I know her sister, Maria Mudlo spent her last years with her daughter and son-in-law in Lvov, Ukraine. Any leads on finding Dzikov or Jackow or the surnames in that area would be greatly appreciated!
email: Bonnie J. Weissman - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 22 January 1997
Researching: BIRKNER, POLLACK
Searching for information on Leo Birkner, and Veronica Pollack. Came to US before 1895, settled in Passaic, New Jersey, where they were married. No idea where from, only Austria Hungary, but family says they were Slovak or Czech.
email: - JCBSERV@aol.com - Posted 22 January 1997
Researching: OCHLAN, STRENK
My father came from the small village of Litmanova to America around 1969. His last name is Ochlan. I am looking for any information I could find about my ancestry. My mother's father had the last name Strenk. Please tell me about that side of my family!
email: - email@example.com - Posted 22 January 1997
I am looking for any information about the last name Traphofner. Thank you.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 22 January 1997
I am looking for information on the Slovakian surname "Urbany". They are from both the Bratislava and Spis' county area. My great grandfather was John Paul Urbany. He had a brother named Joseph. They imigrated to the U.S. around 1880.
email: - Formtk@aol.com - Posted 22 January 1997
Researching: BACKO, BATZKO, MICUDA, MISOVEC
I'm looking for information on these surnames, all from the village of Dulov, near Trencin. Great-grandfather Victor Backo and his wife Margaret (Micudova) came to the US in 1900. The name was respelled Batzko but I'm told there are a number of relatives in PA who retained the old spelling (Victor settled in Milwaukee).
email: - email@example.com - Posted 22 January 1997
Looking for information on Andrew Hoza and his wife Anna. Andrew immigrated to the USA in 1888 and settled in New Jersey, his wife Anna and daughter Anna joined him in 1896. Andrew was born in 1863 and Anna was born in 1864. I'm looking for their birthdates, information on where they came from, Anna Hoza's maiden name, information on their families, and any other information available.
email: Scott Martinek - SJMartinek@AOL.Com - Posted 22 January 1997
Searching for Fedorko's in and from Plavnica, okres Stata Lubovna, Slovakia.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 22 January 1997
I am Interested in information on the Surname Hrosik. Please list any information you can provide. Thank you.
email: Michael J. Hrosik - M1620@AOL.com - Posted 22 January 1997
Researching: BALASHAI, KOSTELNIK
Anyone know of a place in Slovakia called "Tuzik? Can't find it on current maps. My great grandmother, Elizabeth Balshai Kostelnik, emigrated from there and ended up in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Trying to find place of origin for Kostelniks.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 22 January 1997
I am searching for any info on family Palanos from village Mirhan (Marhan?) near Presov, Slovakia.
email: Kevin Bean - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: PALIGA, KURTY, KURTIJ
My Mothers maiden name was Paliga and my fathers name Kurty, but I dont think thats the why it was spelled in Dubova, which is North of Kosice and near a town called Bardejov. It possibly was spelled Kurtij and pronouced Kurta. I would be very interested in any information you may be able to supply. When they left in 1935 they left behind quite a bit legally titled land and even more that was never legally titled. Thank you.
email: - MFKurt@aol.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: STATSNY, MANDAK
Statsny and Mandak: I am looking for information on my distant cousins, Peter and Antony Statsny who were born in Bratislava, Slovkia. I have traced their life as early as the late 1970's when they both used to play for the Quebec Nordiques in the National Hockey League. I have lost sight of Antony. I do not know what happen to him since I found out that he and Peter were my cousins ten years ago. The last that I heard of both of them together was during the '94 Winter Games. They were both supposed to play for the Slovakia hockey team. However, Peter was the only who played. The last I heard of Peter was right after the Games when he joined the St. Louis Blues. If anyone knows the whereabouts or any information about my cousins or other family members of the Statsny clan, then please email. Thank you.
email: Christine Aftanas - email@example.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: JURIK, KUCHAREK
Searching Jurik from Orava and Kucharek from Vrbovce Thanks.
email: Nancy (Jurik) Umbaugh - Thetamom@aol.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: MARTYNKO, MARTINKO
I am looking for information on my family name (Martynko). I have heard that the name refers to Saint Martin's church on a hill. If anyone has more information on the name or the locaction of a church by that name, please contact me. Also I would like any information about a Louis Martinko (Martynko) who may have left Czechoslovakia for Poland. Thank you.
email: Dan Martinko - DJDR92A@prodigy.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: RAPANT, CHRCHOLA
Researching surnames Rapant and Chrchola. I believe my great grandmother, Agata Chrchola was from Dechtice, Slovakia and my great grandfather Michael Rapant was from Merasice, Slovakia. They settled in Akron, Ohio. Thanks.
email: Kelli Martin - b.r.b.@ix.netcom.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: MODROCK, KERESTAN
Searching for family of William Joseph Modrock born 14 february 1889 in Chicago, Illinois and Anna Marie Kerestan born 1897 in Duquesne. Anna only child born in the United States, William son of Family is last of mohican. Any help please.
email: - Cbrunetti@aol.com - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: ZIPAY, KENTOSH
I am looking for any information my great-grandparents. John Zipay was actually born in Austria but is believed to be Slovak. He was born in 1873 and died 22 Dec 1942. He married Mary Kentosh who was born 16 May 1879 and died on the same day in 1934. Both of them resided in Cleveland at the time of their death.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 January 1997
Researching: KOTERBASH, KOTURBASCZ, KOTURBACZ
I am searching for any information on the surname Koturbash. Some derivatives are Koturbascz and Koturbacz. Thanks for your help.
email: Therese Koturbash - email@example.com - Posted 20 January 1997
Researching: JAKUBEC, ANTAL, DURIG
Am looking for family history and relatives in Slovakia: Grandfather Paul Jakubec was born in 1897 in Klenovec to the parents of John & Susan Antal Jakubec. He married Julia Jakubec (no relation) who was born in Klenovec also on 26 April 1900 to the parents of Paul and Mary Durig Jakubec. Grandfathers brother lived in Tisovec : Pavel Jakubec, Fancisciho Ul., Tisovec, Okres Hnlista. Would like help in locating living relatives and past family history.
email: Ken & Lena Jakubec - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 January 1997
I'm looking for a city named Svalov - which is supposedly in Spis County where my grandfather came from. Caould it be Salov or Sulov - are these in Spis County? Where in Zemplin county is Samutov - near what big city? This is where my grandmother came from. Would appreciate your help. Thanks.
email: Anne Ryba - email@example.com - Posted 20 January 1997
Researching: PADO, HAYDUK
Please contact me with any information on the following surnames: Pado from Micilovse (not sure of spelling) and Hayduk from Topolany (not sure of spelling).
email: R. Skope - Vmiksel@aol.com - Posted 20 January 1997
Researching: MADAR, MADARA, MAKAI, PAVLO, LASCHO,
SEMAN, FEJKOVA, ZUPKO, BIRES
My aunt has completed research on the following ancestors: Jozef Madar 1840 Secovska Polianka believed to be the son of Jana Madara and Marie Makai; Anna Pavlo 1843 Secovska Polianka believed to be the daughter of Michael Pavlo and Maria Lascho; John Seman 1855 believed to be the son of John Seman and Katherine Fejkova; Mary Zupko 1855 believed to be the daughter of John Zupko and Susan Bires; Descendent of Jozef Madar and Anna Pavlo was Paul Madar, immigrated in 1902. Descendent of John Seman and Mary Zupko was Anna Seman. She married Paul and immigrated also. My father was the son of Paul and Anna Madar.
email: - PMcMillion@aol.com - Posted 20 January 1997
Researching: KALUS, CALIS, STOLITZA
My grandfather George Kalus (Calis) was from Vinne' (Vinabank, Ungmegye). He was born 1873 and emigrated to United States sometime around 1890. His mother died 1907-08. His father died ? His mother was said to have re-married to Stolitza.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 January 1997
It was quite by accident that I ended up on this wonderful web page. I am requesting an informational search of my name. My father and his father was named John Ferenchik. My grandfather immigrated from Slovakia and settled in the area of Youngstown? Ohio.
email: Gerald Shane Ferenchik - GeraldSF@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: CERVENAK, CSERVENAK, CHERVENAK, KUDRAC,
Looking for information on the surnames Cervenak, Cservenak, Chervenak, Kudrac, Trelo, and Onuska from the villages of Bajany, Lekarovce and Pavlovce.
email: Joe Chervenak - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
I'm looking for the surname Soblachak, my maternal grandmother. I'm not sure of the area in which she lived but she often mentioned the name Shedeska (I'm not at all sure of the spelling. According to my 84 year old mother, she pronounced it: Sheh dees kah.
email: Ben J. Kupcho - Bkup43@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: SHASALA, SASALA
Searching for Slovakian names Shasala or Sasala.
email: - SNJSLIBER@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: HUMENAY, HUMENAJ, KRISTAN
My Grandfather, John Humenay (Humenaj) was born in 1869 at Kecer Mudrovce in the Saris region. He was married 19 November 1894 to Elizabeth Kristan at Kecer Peklan. I would appreciate any information regarding these towns or either surname.
email: Gene Humenay - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: JURENEK, SOVIC
Searching for Jurenek from Bardeov, Austria-Hungary. Looking for information of the family Sovic' of Obrunce, Slovakia
email: Harold Long - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: DUSKA, MORO, HOYDA, OLEXA
My Great grandfather's name was Andre' Duska. He came to America in the 1800's and settled in Maynard, Ohio. My other Great Grandfather was Joseph Moro, and he settled in Belaire, Ohio, from Brataslava, when he came to America in the early 1900's. These great grandfathers were on my father's side of our family. On my mother's side, my great grandfather was a Hoyda. My mother's father was John Olexa, who was Slovak, and came from Olek, Austria. If anyone has any information on any of these family names, please e-mail me.
email: Andrea J. Duska - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: KASONY, BABINCHAK, UHRIN
I am looking for any information on the Kasony and Babinchak names. Kasony is the name of great grandfather who was born in Lastomin, Slovakia. He was born in 1887 and died in 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio. I need parents names etc. Babinchak is the name of great grandmother she was born in 1892 in Lastonmir, Zemplenske, Slovakia Her mother's name was Urhin (I think) Any information will be greatly appreciated.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
I am researching my mothers maiden name which is Budina. Her grandfather was Gustave Fredrich Budina who was born in Kahla, Germany in 1854. However I believe the Budina name was not of German origin, but more Slavic and Russian. i would be interested incorresponding with anyone with that name or information about it.
email: Bill Keyes - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: JANOVSKY, OMASTA
I am looking for relatives of Thomas Janovsky and his wife, Frances, nee Omasta. I believe both of them came from the town of Polomka in Central Slovakia. They settled in northern Indiana in 1934, having come to the USA at different times and at different ages. We have their passports (Austrian) and their citizenship papers, so we know a little about their circumstances, and the tale of their immigration is very similar to ones I have read on various pages of Slovakian sites. If any one knows about the Janovsky or Omasta families, there are many relatives in the USA who would like to have information. Thank you for your help.
email: Tim Zander - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: BUGALA, RAJECK, RAJEZK, ROCHEK
Does anyone have any information regarding the Bugala surname from Tunezice Slovakia? My grandmother's name was Pauline Rose Bugala and she settled in Milwaukee Wisconsin USA. Her Parents names were Paul Bugala and Katherine (Rajeck, Racezk, Rochek). Thank you.
email: Ralph Hass - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: GAJDOS, HLAVACS
Does anyone have any information regarding the Gajdos surname from Tuchyna, Slovakia? I am the grandson of John Andrew Gajdos of Milwaukee Wisconsin USA. My grandfather's parents names were Andreas (Andrew) and Maria (Hlavacs) Gajdos. Thank you.
email: Ralph Hass - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: SOLTIS, SOLTESZ, LACENSKY, LACENKY
I am trying to trace my grandparents in Slovakia. According to a cousin they came from the village of Also Slovinky. My grandfathers name was Andrew Soltis (might be spelled Soltesz) and my grandmother's name was Mary Lacensky, or Lacenky. Any help someone can give me will be greatly appreciated. I've been at this for nearly 15 years. Thank you!
email: Charles Soltis - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: BRONERSKY, BRONERSKA, BRONESKA, BUBALA
This is my first attempt to look up genealogy of my ancestry. My surname is Bronersky, I believe it was changed from Broneska or Bronerska and the family was from Namestovo. My Grandmother's maiden name was Bubala and was from Oravka. I will be posting more information, but for now any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
email: Gerald Bronersky - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: MAGERKO, BISTARKEY
Searching for mother's ancestors from Slovakia. Mother's name, Magerko Her mother's maiden name was Bistarkey.
email: Bob Matis - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Any information on Joseph and Mary Brestovansky would be great.
email: - OVANSKY1@msn.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: SESZTKO, BUSANICH, KUREY, HEMROCK
Interested in any information on Sesztko (1881-1953) from Lozin, Busanich (1885-1971) from Czbence, Kurey (1885-1939) from Ungrarska, Hemrock (1886-1950) from Zemplinska. All came to the United States in the early 1900's. Settled in Coal Center, Pennsylvania and Warren, Ohio. I am just starting on these names and would appreciate any possible leads. Thanks.
email: Taylor Sistko - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
I am looking for information about my paternal grandfather, Geza Pollak, who according to his marriage license, was born in Neutra, Czechoslovakia, on 15 September 1875. I am looking for information about a Walter Pollak who was living in Bratislava, Slovakia at the time of my father's death. My letters to him have gone unanswered. I don't know how he was related to my father.
email: Peter G. Pollak - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: RUSNAK, FIGLAR
Searching for Rusnak and Figlar. Rusnak was from Kamenica and Figlar from the Village of Hemenne, Slovakia.
email: Maggie Troyer - Mag4400@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: REBIC, ZATKO
Joseph Rebic was from Smiki, Hungary and Julia Zatko was from Bresiovec, Spis. Any relatives still in Slovakia? Joseph and Julia immigrated to the United States before 1890.
email: - PRabich@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Mother Elizabeth (Lizzie) Vossel and two sons immigrated to the US in 1905. Two sons, John and Louis, possibly born in Myslina Slovakia (Austria-Hungary Empire at that time) Settled in Bound Brook New Jersey. Looking for possible relatives in that area who can help me with the early history of the family in both Slovakia and Bound Brook. Louis was my father and he was 12 yrs old when they immigrated.
email: Phil Vossel - Vosspv@aol.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: MATIZ, MATIS
Searching for ancestors wit the surname Matiz and Matis.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: BRUCHAC, RIGAN, KRALIK
I am researching my family's history,and would appreciate any information on Bruchac, Rigan,or Kralik. My great-great-grandfather, Jacob Bruchac, 1797-1902, was a Luthern minister and married Anna Kralik. They had one son, Michael, a Cutlerer, who was killed in an accident, and he had a son, Michael, who was born in 1886, in Slovenska-Lupca, in Banska-Bystrica county, and later taught in the Government School in Brezno. He came to the U.S. in 1906,moved to Chicage, and married Ludmilla Rigan, who immigrated from Brataslava around 1905. Unfortunately,there are few family records,and there are only a handfull of Bruchac's in the United States so any information on any of the three families would be most helpful and greatly appreciated.
email: Edouard Bruchac - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: PAPIERNIK, PAPIERNIK-KRICEK, STEFANEK,
MARTON, MATEJKA, HOSOVA, STRUHAL, STRUHAR, BAGIN, URBAN, NOVOSAD,
HUDCOVICH, MIHALUS, REMO, CERNEJ, CSERNEJ, HUDCOVSKA, KONOPA, MAZON, BURDEJ,
BOBOT, BOBOTH, TOMAS, REBRO, CHERNEY
I am researching the following surnames in the Trencin area of Slovakia: Papiernik, Papiernik-Kricek, Stefanek, Marton, Matejka, Hosova, Struhal, Struhar, Bagin, Urban, Novosad, Hudcovich, Mihalus, and Remo. Most of these people were born in Horne Srnie. I am also researching the following surnames in the Bystrica area, namely in Slavnica and attended church in Bolesov: Cernej/Csernej, Hudcovska, Konopa, Mazon, Burdej, Bobot, Boboth, Tomas, and Rebro.
email: Edna Cherney - email@example.com - Posted 19 January 1997
Researching: MIHALKO, POLKABLA
I'm interested in finding out any information anyone may have regarding my grandmother's family who came from Porac. I am look for information on Matthew Mihalko and his wife Sophia Polkabla Mihalko. Their daughter, Ella (aka Helen) was my grandmother. She was born circa 14 November 1881 in Porac. I am interested also in finding information on the entire Mihalko family. Thank you.
email: Marilyn Klein - KLEINM@clpgh.org - Posted 16 January 1997
Researching: YAROS, PAVLO
Paternal Grandfather John Yaros, born 1896 Nizny Hrusov (Zemplin) Married to Anna Pavlo of Secovska Polianka (Zemplin) Both emigrated to United States in early 1900's. Initially settled with relatives in Bradford (McKean Co.), Pennsylvania, and eventually ended up in Gary (Lake Co.), Indiana, where he worked in steel mills. 3 sons: John, Paul and Michael. What is the meaning of "Yaros" or its deriviatives? Any info on name, locations or family appreciated.
email: G. David Yaros - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 January 1997
Researching: GONDZUR, HARCARIK
I am looking for any information on the following names. Andrew Gondzur, born in March 1888 in Bratislava, Slovakia. He came to the United States in the early 1900's. Also looking for info on Mary or Margaret Harcarik, this was Andrews wife. She came from what is now the Czech Republic. Thank you.
email: Pam Gondzur - email@example.com - Posted 16 January 1997
Researching: SUPINA, VLASIC, BOLECEK, LOPASOVSKY
I am trying to trace my ancestry. I would like to know if there are electronic copies of the ships that came to Ellis Island. I understand that my father came on the Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Supina branch came from Velaska Bela; the Vlasic from Devinska Nova Ves; the Bolecek from Bab; the Lopasovsky from Tracovice. Any help would be appreciated. I do have names, birth and death dates for some of my family from Slovakia and will post it later.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 January 1997
Researching: EMRICK, SLUMPIAK
My great-grandfather came to the United States from Grenasde (not sure of spelling), slovakia in the early 1900's. His name was John Emrick. This town lies on the Austrian border. He settled in Bangor, Pennsylvania and died in 1979. He married Julia Slumpiak. I am trying to find if he served in the Civil War.
email: John Emrick - JREB246@aol.com - Posted 16 January 1997
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