Czech Republic Bohemia and Moravia


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Researching: PISLA, PISLOVA, PISCHLER, PRIBYLY, SCHWACHA, KITTEL, JAROSCHEK, KITTEL, SCHWETZ, BATSCH, MORAW, HOPPE, BRIEGER
I'm writing from Kirchdorf, Tirol, Austria. My fathers father was from Troppau (Opava) in Moravia (Mdhren) in the then Austro-Hungarian empire, the Czech Republic today. His name was Franz Pisla, born 28.11.1877 in Katherein near Troppau (Opava today). His mother was a Philomena Pislova, his father is unknown. Philomena's mother was a Terezie Pislova, born 2.10.1833 (d.m.y) in Opava. Her parents were Anton Pisla and Anna Pribyly, both from Katherein near Opava (Troppau). Anton Pisla had a brother Joseph Pisla, their father was Ignaz Pisla, born app. 1776, and Ignaz parents were Thomas Pisla and Katherina Schwacha. Does anybody (maybe not in the USA but in CZ) know anything about any Pisla's (or Pribyly's or Schwacha's) from the area of Troppau (Opava). My mother's grandfather was Josef Kittel, born 27.03.1854 in Langendorf near Hultschin (Hlucin today). His parents were Andreas Kittel, born app. 1808, probably in Bobrowinik (Bobrovniky today), and Genoveva Marjana Jaroschek, born 29.12.1815 in Langendorf near Hultschin. Andreas Kittel and Genoveva married on 06.02.1838 (d.m.y.) in Hultschin. Genoveva's parents were Franz Jaroschek and Marjana Schwetz, both from Langendorf near Hultschin. Who knows of any brothers or sisters of Andreas Kittel and / or Josef Kittel ?? Who knows anything at all about Jaroschek's in the area of Hultschin (Hlucin today). My great-grandmother (mother's side), Franziska Batsch was born 25.01.1849 in Rausen (Rusin), Moravia, and later moved to Vienna. Her father was a Florian Moraw, born in "Liebenthal", Moravia. Her mother was also called Franziska Batsch. Franziska and Florian married on 22.08.1853 in Grohse (Hrozova) which was in the district of "Jdgerndorf" (Krnov today). Franziska Batsch's parents were Franz Batsch and Thersia Hoppe, presumably from Rausen (Rusin). Thersia Hoppe's father was Gottfried Hoppe, also from Rausen (Rusin). Florian Moraw's parents were Johann Georg Moraw from Rosswald (The place is being called "Rychvald" today and is app. 10km north-east of Ostrau (Ostrava today).and Anna Rosina Brieger, also from Rosswald. Anna Rosina's father was called Anton Brieger, a farmer (Bauer) in Ro_wald. Who knows any details about those people, possible living descendents?
email: Peter Pischler -
pedro@kirchdorf.netwing.at - Updated 25 February 1997

Researching: PIVONKA
Researching Jacob Method Pivonka family from Vohrazenice in Moravia. Born June 9, 1832.
email: Robert L. Pivonka -
Cpivonka@msn.com - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: VASICEK
My grandfather, George Vasicek, was born of Czech parents in Baldwin, Michigan, United States. Their names were Casper and Caroline Vasicek and came from a small village in Bohemia. From what I have been told, they came to America in the late 1910's to early 1920's, as my grandfather was born in 1922. Siblings include May, Matthew, Pearl, Millie, Maxine, Louis, and six others. He was the first child of his family to be born in the U.S. and has seven of his own. I so greatly want to find out about my nationality and this is the closest thing I've got to finding something. Please help me in finding my heritage. Mail me if you have any information, even if you may think it isn't very interesting.
email: Rachel Toman -
Rtoman@Cardinal.brps.k12.mi.us - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: HOLAS, HOLLAS, HALAS, HALLAS
Anyone tell me if Hol(l)as's, Hal(l)as's were among the Moravians who settled in the north of England around 1740 or so. I know there are scads of Hollas / Hallas's in West Yorkshire, but am not sure if they are descendants of earlier Moravian Church immigrants.
email: Ray Hollas Mitchell -
cn093@freenet.toronto.on.ca - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: BOKOL, SIMEK, CHMELA
I am looking for any information in regards to my grandparents relatives. My granfather was Anton Bokol (1894-1940) was from Levare, Czechoslovakia. Married my grandmother Francis Elizabeth Simek (1898-1973) from Jakulov, Czech. Her parents names were Steve Simek and Katherine Chmela. I believe that they had 14 children.
email: G. Smith -
gcs@naspa.net - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: SILHAVY, JANKOVICH, YANKOVICH, MOROLIK, GIRGASH, SOLTESE, GREGA
Leopold Silhavy and Matilda Jankovich/Yankovich were married 25 July 1880 in Tavarna, now Tovarne, Zemplin Co. and had 7 children in Palocz, Marienthal and Sabinov before Leopold's death in 1900 in Sabinov. Matilda emigrated to Bridgeport CT in 1902 with 4 of the children. Matilda's mothers maiden name was Morolik. Other names married into the family are Girgash, Soltese and Grega. I would be interested in contacting anyone with any links to these surnames. I am looking for information on the Silhavy surname. My great-grandfather Leopold Silhavy was born 10 Nov 1853 in Pohor, now Pohori, Bohemia. Leopold's father is said to have had 7 brothers, one emigrated to America and fought in the Civil War. Leopold married Matilda Jankovich / Yankovich on 25 July 1880 and had 7 children with her before his death 31 May 1900 in Sabinov, Slovakia. Matilda emigrated to Bridgeport CT with 4 of the children. Any information on the Silhavy name will be welcomed.
email: Maura Petzolt -
mpetzolt@webtv.net - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: WASSILL, VASIL, VASILI, HLEBAK
Researching Wassill, Vasil, Vasili, and Hlebak.
email: Sue Wassill -
rainfrost@msn.com - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: TREBULAK, DIABLO, SOJKA, SVERKA
My great grandfather was Tomas Trebulak. He came from Makov, County Trenelin, Czechoslavkia. He arrived in the port of New York about 1903. I have been told he changed his name from Diablo to Trebulak. He lived in New York, Lower East Side and had two daughters from his first marriage -- Mary and Vera -- and two from his marriage to Katerina Sojka -- Anna and Catherine. I would like to hear from anyone with this surname or anyone who has knowledge about this village. I would love to know more about the area. My great grandmother, Katerina Sojka, was from Vysoko, Czechoslavkia, County--Trenelin. Her father was Martin Sverka and her mother was Katherine Sojka. Katerina married Tomas Trebulak. They came to the United States about 1903 and lived in New York City (Lower East Side). I have been told that Tomas changed his name from Diablo to Trebulak, but I am uncertain if this is true. I would like information on this village and anyone with the same surname.
email: Theresa Morris -
morrist@edgecombe.cc.nc.us - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: FLADAUSCH
I am looking for information about the Fladausch family (August and Caroline) who came and settled in San Antonio, Texas some time just before 1880. According to family information, they came from Koblenz, Prussia.
email: Pat Flathouse -
pflatho@tenet.edu - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: FRANZ, FRANC, HOFMANN, STAUBROM, STAUBER, PANOS, SLAVS, MRAZ, KAPLICK
Researching my GGrandfather, John Franz, nee Franc, was born 6 Dec 1863 in Bohemia, Czech Republic. In the marriage records found in a diary he kept, it listed his wife as Josefa Hofmann, his father as Valcav Franc and his mother as Marie Staubrom. In his records of Naturlization as an American Citizen, he listed his father as Wenceslaus Franc and his mother as Marie Stauber. This could indicate that he married a cousin, Dorlthea Stauber in his second marriage. John (Franz) Franc was married on June 30, 1885 in the Parish of Loucin, diocese of Budejovice, Czech Kingdom. The groom Jan Franc, cloth maker, Brancov 310, the son of Vaclav Franc, homeowner at Brancov #10, and his wife Marie, nee Staubrom, Smrzovive, #1. The bride, Josefa Hofmann, the daughter os Petr Hofmann, steward from (Nove Dovre) ?, #1 and his wife Anna, nee Panos from Smrovice #13. John, was of the Catholic faith and was 21 years 7 months of age. Jopsefa was also Catholic, and was 18 years 7 months at the time. The wedding certificate is recorded in book No. 23, Page 46, item no. 167 of the diocese records. Witnesses included Frantisek Slavs, farmer in Dobrikov #16 and Mraz Jakub, farmer in Smrzovice #27. The priest was listed as Augustin Kaplick, chaplin.
email: -
SYCYOUNGS@AOL.COM - Posted 31 December 1997

Researching: OZANAK
I am seeking any information on the surname Ozanak, my father Paul Ozanak was born in Czech. in 1896. He died in the U.S.A. in 1974. Any information would be appreciated.
email: Tim & Kathy Troast -
ttjkat@erols.com - Posted 30 December 1997

Researching: PRAUSA, PELNAR, POLNSARSCH, OTRUBA, KUSTKA
I'm researching the Prausa and Pelnar families who came over from Bohemia in Oct. 1855, landing in NY. They settled in Wisconsin around Oconto and Kewaunee Counties. Simon Pelnar (may have been spelled "Polnarsch" in Bohemia) and his wife, Catherine Otruba Pelnar , came over with several children. One of their daughters, Dorothea Pelnar Prausa and her husband, Josef Prausa, came over at the same time with three of their children, Anna, Wenzel and Joseph. I'm also interested in locating the family of a Maria Kustka Prausa, who married Charles N. Prausa, a son of Josef and Dorothea Prausa. Maria died at age 29 in 1898, leaving 4 small children. She is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, in Norman, Wisconsin. According to church records, her parents were John and Catherine Kustka. I believe they are also from Bohemia, but do not have immigration dates. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Robin Prausa -
prausa@ipo.net - Posted 30 December 1997

Researching: KLECKA, KONCELIK
Looking for info on my Great-Grandparents, Marie Klecka and Augustus Koncelik, who left Bohemia in mid to late 1800's. They married on Long Island, NY.
email: Donna M. Bell -
DONBELL@dreamscape.com - Posted 30 December 1997

Researching: VENCL
I am searching for any information on Vencl. Anton and Marie Vencl came from Prague I believe, and arrived in New York date unknown. They brought two children, Lewis Vencl and Rosie Vencl. Anything on the name or origin will be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Marie M. Mott -
mmm84@juno.com - Posted 30 December 1997

Researching: JANACEK
I'm looking for Leos Janacek's brothers/sisters names or any of the Janacek family history. The last name given was Frantisek. Leos's father and grandfather's names were both Jiri. Trying to find daughters/sons.
email: John Staley -
coachcrib@tex-is.net - Posted 30 December 1997

Researching: BOKOL, SIMEK, CHMELA
I am looking for any information in regards to my grandparents relatives. My granfather was Anton Bokol (1894-1940) was from Levare, Czechoslovakia. Married my grandmother Francis Elizabeth Simek (1898-1973) from Jakulov, Czech. Her parents names were Steve Simek and Katherine Chmela. I believe that they had 14 children.
email: G. Smith -
gcs@naspa.net - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: SILHAVY, JANKOVICH, YANKOVICH, MOROLIK, GIRGASH, SOLTESE, GREGA
Leopold Silhavy and Matilda Jankovich/Yankovich were married 25 July 1880 in Tavarna, now Tovarne, Zemplin Co. and had 7 children in Palocz, Marienthal and Sabinov before Leopold's death in 1900 in Sabinov. Matilda emigrated to Bridgeport CT in 1902 with 4 of the children. Matilda's mothers maiden name was Morolik. Other names married into the family are Girgash, Soltese and Grega. I would be interested in contacting anyone with any links to these surnames. I am looking for information on the Silhavy surname. My great-grandfather Leopold Silhavy was born 10 Nov 1853 in Pohor, now Pohori, Bohemia. Leopold's father is said to have had 7 brothers, one emigrated to America and fought in the Civil War. Leopold married Matilda Jankovich / Yankovich on 25 July 1880 and had 7 children with her before his death 31 May 1900 in Sabinov, Slovakia. Matilda emigrated to Bridgeport CT with 4 of the children. Any information on the Silhavy name will be welcomed.
email: Maura Petzolt -
mpetzolt@webtv.net - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: WASSILL, VASIL, VASILI, HLEBAK
Researching Wassill, Vasil, Vasili, and Hlebak.
email: Sue Wassill -
rainfrost@msn.com - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: TREBULAK, DIABLO, SOJKA, SVERKA
My great grandfather was Tomas Trebulak. He came from Makov, County Trenelin, Czechoslavkia. He arrived in the port of New York about 1903. I have been told he changed his name from Diablo to Trebulak. He lived in New York, Lower East Side and had two daughters from his first marriage -- Mary and Vera -- and two from his marriage to Katerina Sojka -- Anna and Catherine. I would like to hear from anyone with this surname or anyone who has knowledge about this village. I would love to know more about the area. My great grandmother, Katerina Sojka, was from Vysoko, Czechoslavkia, County--Trenelin. Her father was Martin Sverka and her mother was Katherine Sojka. Katerina married Tomas Trebulak. They came to the United States about 1903 and lived in New York City (Lower East Side). I have been told that Tomas changed his name from Diablo to Trebulak, but I am uncertain if this is true. I would like information on this village and anyone with the same surname.
email: Theresa Morris -
morrist@edgecombe.cc.nc.us - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: FLADAUSCH
I am looking for information about the Fladausch family (August and Caroline) who came and settled in San Antonio, Texas some time just before 1880. According to family information, they came from Koblenz, Prussia.
email: Pat Flathouse -
pflatho@tenet.edu - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: FRANZ, FRANC, HOFMANN, STAUBROM, STAUBER, PANOS, SLAVS, MRAZ, KAPLICK
Researching my GGrandfather, John Franz, nee Franc, was born 6 Dec 1863 in Bohemia, Czech Republic. In the marriage records found in a diary he kept, it listed his wife as Josefa Hofmann, his father as Valcav Franc and his mother as Marie Staubrom. In his records of Naturlization as an American Citizen, he listed his father as Wenceslaus Franc and his mother as Marie Stauber. This could indicate that he married a cousin, Dorlthea Stauber in his second marriage. John (Franz) Franc was married on June 30, 1885 in the Parish of Loucin, diocese of Budejovice, Czech Kingdom. The groom Jan Franc, cloth maker, Brancov 310, the son of Vaclav Franc, homeowner at Brancov #10, and his wife Marie, nee Staubrom, Smrzovive, #1. The bride, Josefa Hofmann, the daughter os Petr Hofmann, steward from (Nove Dovre) ?, #1 and his wife Anna, nee Panos from Smrovice #13. John, was of the Catholic faith and was 21 years 7 months of age. Jopsefa was also Catholic, and was 18 years 7 months at the time. The wedding certificate is recorded in book No. 23, Page 46, item no. 167 of the diocese records. Witnesses included Frantisek Slavs, farmer in Dobrikov #16 and Mraz Jakub, farmer in Smrzovice #27. The priest was listed as Augustin Kaplick, chaplin.
email: -
SYCYOUNGS@AOL.COM - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: OZANAK
I am seeking any information on the surname Ozanak, my father Paul Ozanak was born in Czech. in 1896. He died in the U.S.A. in 1974. Any information would be appreciated.
email: Tim & Kathy Troast -
ttjkat@erols.com - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: PRAUSA, PELNAR, POLNSARSCH, OTRUBA, KUSTKA
I'm researching the Prausa and Pelnar families who came over from Bohemia in Oct. 1855, landing in NY. They settled in Wisconsin around Oconto and Kewaunee Counties. Simon Pelnar (may have been spelled "Polnarsch" in Bohemia) and his wife, Catherine Otruba Pelnar , came over with several children. One of their daughters, Dorothea Pelnar Prausa and her husband, Josef Prausa, came over at the same time with three of their children, Anna, Wenzel and Joseph. I'm also interested in locating the family of a Maria Kustka Prausa, who married Charles N. Prausa, a son of Josef and Dorothea Prausa. Maria died at age 29 in 1898, leaving 4 small children. She is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, in Norman, Wisconsin. According to church records, her parents were John and Catherine Kustka. I believe they are also from Bohemia, but do not have immigration dates. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Robin Prausa -
prausa@ipo.net - Posted 24 December 1997

Researching: RADIL
In the 1880's or 1890's my great grandfather John Joseph Radil came to this country as a young adult and settled in CT. At about the same time a Joseph Radil came to this country, probably as a young child, and settled in Ohio. I would like to know if anyone has any info on how these 2 gentlemen were related. Both John Joseph Radil and Joseph Radil came from the Prague area.
email: Bob Radil -
RadioBobb@AOL.COM - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: LIESTANY, FURST, LUSTIG, KRAUS, HAUSE, BRICHTA
I Am looking for information on my Czech gggparents, Mayer Liestany and Hannah Furst and my ggparents, Gottlieb Lustig, Camilla , Rosalia Kraus and Moritz Britcha. The last comes from Zilina. I have some of their descendants names. If you think you may have some connection, please contact me to compare notes. Thanks!
email: Chris -
yump@home.com - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: HORKY
If any information is available on the name " Horky" I would appreciate hearing about it. My Grandfather, Frank Horky, spoke much of being Moravian and came from a city or village that sounded exactly like "peace". He immigrated to the U.S. around 1920. Feel free to send any info.
email: Reginald P. Horky -
rphorky@tir.com - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: SINOWICZ, BERESKA, CHOWANCI, GARBERA, FEDOROZAK, HAMERNIK
Researching Sinowicz, Bereska, Chowanci, Garbera, Ferdorozak, and Hamernik who lived in the village of Tylicz now in Southern Poland during 1860-1920. The Sinowicz family was comprised of two brothers, Toames and Stephanus. Toames married Catharina Garbera, and Stephanus married Anna Fedorozak. Toames and Catharina's children were: Joackmus, Antonius, Georgius, Damianus & Anastasia. Stephanus and Anna's children were: Theodoza, Andrcas, David,Thomas, Irenos, and Michael. Any information would be appreciated.
email: Howard Ritter -
hkhealey@SoCA.com - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: HYBNER, KURTZ, MIGL
I am searching for informatin about the Hybner name. My husband's grandparents names were Adolph Hybner married to Frances Kurtz. Adolph had one brother Bennie. Adolph's parents were Joseph Hybner, born in 1859 in Kromeriz, Moravia, married to Rosalie Migl, born in 1861 in Netolice, Czech. Joseph's father's name was Frank.
email: -
BGHybner@aol.com - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: REIMER, KLEIN, BEYER, BAIER, KREISEL, SCHIMEK, KRMELA, KORDICEK, SCHOEN, KIRSCHNER, SCHENK, KRAL, STOPPEL, MEITNER, KRESTIN, LANGER, SCHREIBER
Wanting history/links to Moritz Reimer, son of Franz Reimer of Passek and Josefa Klein of Reschen, who married Theresia Beyer or Baier, dau of Josef Baier b. 12/17/1812 in Rybnicek and Cecillia Kreisel of Joseph Kreisel b. 9/1/1821 and Cacilia Kirchnerin of Eulenberg (Sovinic), on 5/8/1871 in D. Dlouha Loucka. Nicodem Krestin of Philip Krestine and Barbara Schimek of Josef Schimek, b. 12/7/1828 #27 Sumvald and married Judith Krmela, of Johann Krmela of Sumvald and Anna Kordicek who was born in Svebohov, were married in Vaclavov 11/26/1866. these are my mother's direct forefathers. Why did so many people from these and surrounding villages leave for the US in the years 1875 to 1895, the peak of Moravian migration into Barton Co., KS. Also would like to have data on Johann Schoen b. 11/25/1858 in D. Dlouha Loucka of Anton Schoen and Anna Kreisel of Karl Kreisel and Cecilia Kirschner. Perhaps even assistance with Joseph Schenk of Jakob Schenk and Maria Kral who married Katherina Stoppel of Mathias Stoppel living in Sumvald and Eleonora Meitner of Peter Meitner of Deutschhause, marrige date 2/6/1826. Looking for anyone which may have info on the Baier, Kreisel, Krestin, Langer, and Schreiber families coming from Dloucka and and Sumvald as all families are related.
email: J. Snyder -
jsnyder@carrollsweb.com - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: MARUSCHAK, DOMIN, RUSNAK, VATAT, WATAT, ZURA
I am researching my family name of Maruschak. Other names in my list are maternal and paternal GParents or GGParents. Any help would be appreciated.
email: John Maruschak -
jtmjr@ptd.net - Posted 23 December 1997

Researching: HASAAC, HUSACK, HUSAK
I'm 26, and originally from Pittsburgh, and have referenced probably the same people whom you have mentioned. I found most of the information in the Allegheny County courthouse back in 1995 or so. My family tree (although in somewhat crude form) is posted at the following website, along with some other documents, including photocopies of birth, death, and marriage records:
http://staff.resource.com/staff/familytree/welcome.html Not much is known about my paternal grandfather's ancestry, and most of the info I have obtained from my grandmother. Supposedly a previous spelling of our surname was once "Hasaac," and at some point "Husack". I have been told that my grandfather changed the spelling from "Husack" to "Husak", although it has not been confirmed. I'm not 100% sure of the correct linkage between my grandfather (Edward Elmer Husak) and some of the other people (Frank Husack, George Husack, Elmer B. Husack, Benjamin Harrison Husak), but I wish to know for certain. In fact, I believe that Elmer B. Husack is the same person as Benjamin Harrison Husack. But again, I'm not sure. My girlfriend, who is from Germany, has said that the towns of Glatau and Glauchau are not the same. She used to live sort of near Glauchau in East Germany. Perhaps we can trade notes and learn more on both sides from each other! Hope to hear from you soon.
email: Deron Husak - dhusak@resource.com - Posted 21 December 1997

Researching: BURKOVEC
My mother's surname is Burkovec, and the village of interest is Slany. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.
email: Tom -
tbenes@dowco.com - Posted 21 December 1997

Researching: FRUS, CERNY, KALLA, CIPEK, PYCHA, VONDRA, MORAVEC, JELINEK
I am 100% Czech and am researching these family surnames. All of these, with the exception of Frus and Cerny, settled in Omaha, NE. between 1874 and 1887. The Frus and Cerny line went first to Iowa City, IA, then to Adams County, Iowa. Kalla and Cipek families were from Vir and Rozsec n. Kunstat in Moravia and immigrated in 1883 right to Omaha. Pycha and Vondra families were from Zvestovice, which is east-southeast of Prague and immigrated in 1874 also to Omaha. Moravec and Jelinek families were from Leskovice and Vilimove, also east-southeast of Prague and immigrated in 1887 to Pennsylvania for one or two years, then settled in Omaha. Would like to hear from anyone with these surnames - especially Frus. This is the only line we have not been able to trace back to Bohemia. We believe the spelling was changed, but cannot verify it. The story says that they immigrated through Canada then down through the great lakes. This sounds likely since the "Port of Entry" on his Declaration of Intention for citizenship listed Cleveland. We have visited the Czech Republic and have been to all of the above villages, so I would be happy to share any information I may have on them.
email: -
Vickifrus@aol.com - Posted 21 December 1997

Researching: ROSCHENTHALLER, WOEBERKING
I am researching my great grandfather Joseph Roschenthaller who immigrated to America from Bohemia on the 6th of July 1868. He was 27 years old. The ship was the Hansa from Bremen, Germany. He disembarked in New York and settled in Pittsburgh, PA. He married widow Theresa Radtke Woeberking (1st. husband - Fred Woeberking). They had the following children: Katherine, Mary (Faulds), Joseph, Annie, Helen (Curry) , etc. There was a child by the first marriage - Fred. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Buddy Lee Fazekas -
bfaze@westol.com - Posted 21 December 1997

Researching: JANKOVSKA, ZAMRZLA
Am searching for information reagarding my maternal great grandparents. Agnes Jankovska b. 4/22/1898, Senozaty, Czech. Came to US in 1887. Agnes had family: George, Francis, Alois (?) John Zamrzla b. 6/10/1862, Tabor, Czech. He was orphaned at age 9 (ca. 1871) He came to US in 1882 with two cousins, and first lived in Wilson, Kansas and then moved to Chicago (?). John and Agnes married in Chicago 10/31/1891. They moved to Black River Falls, WI in 1900. Of 9 children, 7 lived to adulthood.
email: Julie Rosales -
JRWhiskey@aol.com - Posted 21 December 1997

Researching: KOUTNIK, BLAHNIC
I'm very intereseted in finding any information on the Koutnik surname and/or the Village of Lhota. Additionally, the surname of Blahnic and the Town of Smrzovice are of interest. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
email: Gary W. Koutnik -
wesapp@westernappraisal.com - Posted 17 December 1997

Researching: HERMANEK
I am trying to find out the origin of the last name Hermanek, I know it means "wild flower" but that is all of the information I do have, I was wondering if anyone knew any more details on it, for instance why it came about. For example one of the reasons that Smith is so popular is because it meant that you were a black smith by trade, and since at one time it was a very popular and prominent career, the name became very popular in many towns. I was just wondering if anyone knew why the last name Hermanek came about. I know that my grandmother and grandfather came from a little town in Bohemia, located just outside of Prague, but basically this is all of the background information I have. Also, my grandmother's maiden name was Vanek. Any insights would be much appreciated.
email: Kevin & Melinda Smith -
drwho7@flash.net - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: POKORNY, KOUTSKY
Mara Pokorny, b. Roudnice, Bohemia, Austria, 26-Nov-1877. Parents Franz Pokorny & Elisabeth Koutsky. Interested in details on parents & ancestors.
email: Walter Pinkus -
wpinkus@umich.edu - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: JOZIFEK, JOSIFEK
Searching for information on Anton Jozifek, b. February 27, 1837 and Antonije (Ludvik) Jozifek, b. December 27, 1834. They arrived November 9, 1869 in Racine, Wisconsin. Stayed with Anton's cousin a Mrs. Zelena. I believe they came from Bystrice, kraj Jihlavsky. With them came Anna, b. June 25, 1857, Antonije b. August 25, 1859, Anton b. June 30, 1861, Mary b. June 2, 1865 and my great-grandmother Josephine, a surviving twin born August 29, 1867. Looking for any information from Moravia. They settled in Antrim County Michigan in 1872.
email: Pat Foeman -
BURGERPAT@aol.com - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: DOLNACK
Searching for "Dolnack", can you help me?
email: Erik J. Dolnack -
stinkbug@nauticom.net - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: FRIEDEL, HOERL
I am searching for information about the parents and ancestors of my ggparents. Mathaus (Mathias) Friedel (b. 9/21/1841 Plan, Bohemia; d. 4/18/1925 Racine, WI) was a blacksmith in Plan. He married Maria Hoerl (b. 6/1/1848 Plan, Bohemia; d.6/4/1928 Racine WI) and they had six children. Their oldest son, my grandfather Michael Friedel, (b.1873 Plan, Bohemia; d. 5/1939 Racine WI) arrived in the United States 4/28/1893 and settled in Jericho, Wisconsin. The rest of the family arrived in Jericho Wisconsin USA by 1897. Maria had 4 brothers & 3 sisters, all born in Plan Bohemia, and immigrated to Jericho WI by 1897. Michael Friedel and wife Margaret Hederer Hoerl (b. 1879 Plan Bohemia; d. 1/8/1931 Racine WI) moved to Racine WI 1898. Mathaus' parents buried (?) at Hohenzetlisch cemetery. The original Friedel 2-room house on 30 acres (now in Plana Czech.) was still occupied in 1970 by the Wolfinger family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
email: Janet Friedel Henrickson -
jamaseje@access1.net - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: DVORAK, MARSOUN
I'm trying to find any information on a Dvorak / Marsoun family, originally from Pustolhocko, Bohemia. I cannot find Pustolhocko on any current maps and suspect it is a name from "old" Bohemia.
email: Ron & Marilyn Steiner -
steiner@oceana.net - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: VAVRA, KULAK
Trying to find parents and brothers and sisters of Joseph Vavra. He was born in Moravia, Texas around 1880. Later married Anna Kulak.
email: Toni Vavra -
jjvav@hiline.com - Posted 16 December 1997

Researching: KOPRIVNAK, SAFRANKO
I am searching for my fathers family or relative. My father was born in Brusnica , Czechoslovakia on December 17th 1904. He left a family behind and may have some family in the U.S.A. My Fathers name was Michal Koprivnak. His fathers name was Vasil and I think his mothers name was Safranko although the first letter is unclear. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
boyer@yellowhead.com - Posted 15 December 1997

Researching: KOCAR, VAKOCH, SEDIVY, JARI, KRATVIELD, KRAUTERFIELD
My father, Emil John Kocar, was born in Medford, Wisconsin in 1898. His parents, Joseph Kocar and Bertha Jari, came to the US in about 1890 from Dreschin (?) Czechoslovakia and/or Bohemia. He had 6 brothers and sisters: Frank, Joe, Jerry, Louis, Anna. The family moved to Hingham, Montana, in the 1920s. Searching for any Kocars in the US or Czech Republic. My mother, Rose Sedivy Kocar, is now 92. Her father, Thomas Sedivy, was born in Spillville, Iowa, in 1869 but migrated to Minnesota and eventually Grafton, ND. My mother's mother, Mary Vakoch Sedivy, was probably born in 1873 in or near Prague and came to the US at the age of 2 or 3. Her parents were John Vakoch and Mary Kratvield (Krauterfield?). Searching for any Vakoch or Sedivy relatives.
email: Marcella Kocar -
marcella.kocar@cmich.edu - Posted 15 December 1997

Researching: TALANDA
Looking for Talanda family members and Suran family members.
email: -
talanda@aol.com - Posted 15 December 1997

Researching: ZEEDICK, ZIDZIK, OLSAVSKY
I'm looking for information of Bishop Michael Manuel Olsavsky born circa 1750 near Sambron, CZ. Michael Manuel was born with the last name Zeedick or Zidzik and took the name Olsavsky to become a bishop. The Zeedicks / Zidziks immigrated to the Punxsutawney, PA area circa 1850s. I would like to find a link between Michael Manuel and the Zeedicks from Punxsutawney, PA.
email: Cindi -
Wakees@aol.com - Posted 15 December 1997

Researching: RECTORSCHEK
I am research John Rectorschek born January 29, 1869, in Gross Oldersdorf son of Regina Rectorschek. Came to Findlay, Ohio in April 1888.
email: John Webber -
YSQT37A@PRODIGY.COM - Posted 15 December 1997

Researching: NOVAK, NOWAK, LUKAVEC, VESELY
Am searching in town of Pobevratd (Podebrady) for additional data on Novak (Nowak) family in mid 1800's Have data on Vaclav, Jan, Veronika, Christien and Anna plus wives named Katerina Lukavec and Elizabeth Vesely'. Specifically looking for data on Vaclav's marriage? in Pobevratd and birth of two daughters Emily and Bessie which he brought to U,S. without wife and also son who supposedly died in Bohemia.
email: -
Mirex@juno.com - Posted 14 December 1997

Researching: MARIK
I'm running into deadends; I'm trying to do my family tree without much cost at all. In the Czech Republic not sure on birth place Liberece, or Strakonice Stanislav Marik, May 2, 1887 year possitive on month and day not sure I would like to know more on family; parents, grandparents, great grand and sisters and brothers if any. If you can't help me please give me some places that can with no cost or very little cost. Need to know more family has a rare cancer that runs in family. Need to know about family and deaths.
email: Vickie -
viclinn@edumaster.net - Posted 14 December 1997

Researching: KROFTA, NAYADLEY, NEJEDLY, ROTT
I would like to hear from others interested in the Krofta surname and family of Bohemia. My knowledge of my Krofta ancestors is limited, and I am trying to locate their ancestral village in Bohemia. Can anyone help? My great-great-grandfather Wencel Krofta was born about 1841 in Bohemia. His wife's name was Mary (last name as yet unknown). They were parents of a daughter, Barbara, born in Bohemia in 1865. Wencel, Mary and Barbara came to America in about 1867. They settled in Richmond, Iowa. Wencel and Mary were then the parents of a second daughter, Anna, born in 1869 in Iowa. Barbara married Joseph Nayadley (Nejedly); they are my great-grandparents. Anna married a Rott and lived in Chicago.
email: Jeff Nayadley -
jeffrey-nayadley@uiowa.edu - Posted 14 December 1997

Researching: KOVARIK, KOLDIN
I am searching for a Kovarik from Pisek and Koldin from Prague but I have had no luck, especially with Koldin. I can't seem to find the name anywhere.
email: -
geniecro@inreach.com - Posted 14 December 1997

Researching: KLIHA, DOHNAL
According to Leo Baca's "Czech Passenger Lists" the Dohnals (Mathais [53], Mary [33], Joseph [17], Thina [13], Franz [9], Antonie [6], another Mary [?], and Joseph Kliha [10] arrived in New York on December 26, 1855 aboard the Von Stein. Joseph 'Kliha' is my great grandfather. I'm looking for information about his life in Bohemia. The Dohnals and Joseph settled in the Glenmore, Wisconsin area.
email: -
Bjsdad@AOL.COM - Posted 13 December 1997

Researching: FORMAN
Was there a Czechoslovak Embassy in New York City during the decade of the 1880's? My ancestors immigrated between 1885-1887 to NYC from Bohemia and I've given up trying to locate the ship they arrived on. I was wondering if newly arrived immigrants were required to register with an embassy or fact similar after they arrived. It would be most helpful to document their arrival. Any information you can offcer would be most greatly appreciated.
email: -
Jerry.Forman@oak.doe.gov - Posted 13 December 1997

Researching: SCHIEBEL, SCHIEBL, SCHIBL
I am searching for information about my ancestors and about the family name history. My Ancestors supposedly migrated from Bavaria/Swabia to german speaking parts of Moravia. They lived in Ruprechtov (Rupprecht), County Wischau and moved to Prosetsch, County Blansko in approximately the 1807 time frame.I am also interested in ancestral history of Ruprechtov or other places in Moravia where they could live. Any help would be appreciated.
email: Ladislav -
sibl@oce.anet.cz - Posted 13 December 1997

Researching: PRAUSA, POLNARSCH, PELNAR, KUSTKA, OTRUBA
I am researching the Prausa, Polnarsch (later changed to Pelnar) and Kustka lines. The Prausa's and Pelnar's immigrated to the USA from Bohemia in Oct. 1855. They were from the Bezirk (spelling?) County area. Any information on the ancestors of the following people would be greatly appreciated: Josef and Dorothea (Pelnar) Prausa, Simon and Catherine (Otruba) Polnarsch or Pelnar, and John and Catherine Kustka. All these parties ended up in Wisconsin, particulary the Kewaunee and Oconto County areas. Thanks.
email: Robin Prausa -
prausa@ipo.net - Posted 13 December 1997

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