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Researching: VRANEK, VRANKOVA, KULHA
I am very interested in any information on the Vranek, Vrankova and Kulha names. They are my paternal great grandparents. Thank you.
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Petermal@aol.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: ZAKOVEC
I am searching for info on the name Zakovec before 1869. May be from Karje or Korit county, Plzen.
email: Karen Dobrusky -
nbpublib@gpcom.net - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: RUMREICH
I am doing geneology research for the Rumreich name. Many of the Rumreich's emigrated to the US from 1879 or later. See
http://www.netsitesystems.com/rumreich/tree.htm I have various records showing birthplaces of Nemcice, Ivancice and Oslavany. Any information on European Rumreich's would be greatly appreciated!
email: Mark Rumreich - rumreichm@indy.tce.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: KENDERES, PEKERA
Searching for Kenderes and Pekera.
email: -
KENDER86@aol.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: FASIMPAUR, FASHENPOUR
In the 1860's a young man named Matej Fasimpaur (or at least that is how the census takers spelled it), immagrated from Bohemia. That is all I know... which is the problem. Various folks from the Czech Republic say they have never heard of the surname Fasimpaur. There was a possibility that it started with a 'V' in the old country, or at least it was said with a 'V' sound. The last part of the name must have had a "power" sound to it, because in most spellings of the name that sound was spelled out -- until my spelling 'pour'. The first name 'Matej' gets comments like "that sounds Slavic to me". If you can assist in ANY way, please help -- I will post it on my family's Web Site -
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/davefash/homepage.htm for all to see.
email: Dave Fashenpour - 76461.2413@compuserve.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: DVORAK, HUMPAL, SEIDL
Am looking for relative of my wifes g grandfather. He was John J. Dvorak, b Spillvile, Iowa m. Anna Humpal, d April 20, 1920. Children: Albert, b april 18, 1891, Joseph, Mary, b. Feb 11, 1876, m ? Peterka, John, Frank, Anna, m. ? Bazal, Adoph, Emma,m. ? Jande, Henry, b april 18, 1893, Pauline, m. ? Bina, and Albina b. March 2, 1897. Albert married Margurite Seidl Jun 21, 1921 in Pisek, North Dakota. The majority of the history I have comes from Pisek North Dakota area.
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L_PJackson@msn.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: KORANDA, PLCHOVA, CAPOVOU, KERJCOVOU
I am researching the Koranda family. My great great grandfather, Joseph Koranda was married three times. First wife was (first name unknown) Plchova and they had four children; Thomas, John, Joseph, and Anna. Second wife was Anna Capovou and they had three children; Frank Joseph, Anton, and Ignac. Third wife was Rosalie Krejcovou and they had two children; Karel and Ruzena. My great grandfather Frank Joseph Koranda came to the US in 1891 at the age of 16.
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dh02615@navix.net - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: WONDRO
Any information on the surname Wondro would be greatly appreciated. The Wondro's emmigrated to America in the late 1800's from Prague. I am visiting Prague in early April and would be very interested in meeting any of my distant relatives. I'm looking for a starting point. Thank you.
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jwandro@netins.net - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: POPP, TEICHMANN, BONISCH, SELZER, KEINER
Looking for siblings of or information on Ferdinand Popp, b. 4 Sept. 1835 in Bolten Moravia. Parents were Andreas POPP and Marianna Teichmann. Marianna, b. 21 Oct. 1796, d. 8 June 1885, was the daughter of Josef Teichmann and Marianna Bonisch, daughter of Andrea Bonisch. Ferdinand Popp married Magdalena Selzer, b. 14 May 1840, d. 29 May 1895. She is the daughter of Josef Selzer and Magdalena Keiner, daughter of Franz Keiner. Three known children; Anna, b.18 April 1865; Edward, b. 2 July 1869; Adolph D., b. 10 February 1874. All born in Moravia, emigrated around October 1886.
email: Joseph Schlebach -
jschleb@swbell.net - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: STRAKA, KVAS, HAVLIK, FISER, FISHER, FISCHER, BERNA
Straka, Wencel from around Humpolec, Caslav married Anna Kvas from the Kvasgrunt estate circa 1840, immigrated to Iowa around 1868 then to Nebraska with son, Louis and daughter, Mary. Louis married Barbara Havlik, daughter of Joseph (b. 1830) and Kathryn Slahk (b.1835) in Kralovice, Plzen, Jan Nepomcik Fiser (Fisher, Fischer) son of Vit.
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Strakadr@aol.com - Posted 21 March 1997

Researching: ABRHERM, FITTL, JORDAK, KOUBA, POKORNY, PRUSA, PRUSAY, STANCLA, STANCE, STEFL
Am looking for ancestors before about 1850. Jordak came from Tucapi, County Tabor (Bohemia); Stancla and Stefl from Dlouha, Brtnice, County Iglau (Jihlava), Bohemia; Kouba from Dvorce, nr. Ostrava; Prusa from Samosolech (?); Fittfl from Pohoze (?). Marriages ca 1850: Vaclav Prusa m. Marie Fittl. Jan Jordak m. Rozalie Kouba. Frantisek Stancla m. Marie Abherm. Frantisek Stefl m. Marie Pokorny. Marriages ca 1880: Jan Jordak m. Franziska Prusa. Josef Stefl m. Josefa Stancla (Stance). Anton Stefl b. May 1882 m. Anna Jordak b. Jan 1883, in Nov 1907 in Vienna. Their daughter was my mother. I was born in the United Kingdom.
email: Peter Gutenstein -
101374.1015@compuserve.com - Posted 17 March 1997

Researching: BRODSKY, FIALA
Surnames of interest are Brodsky and Fiala from Chotusice and Kutna Hora.
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JUDDAKOTA@aol.com - Posted 17 March 1997

Researching: REIMANN, BRUECKNER, SCHROETER
I am researching my family name Reimann. My great grandfather was Carl Heinrich Reimann, born 27 May 1863 in "Lomnitz im Riesengebirge", near "Hirschberg im Riesengebirge", Silesia (today called Lomnica, Jelenia Gora, Poland). He married Anne Bertha Brueckner, born 15 November 1865 at Cunnersdorf (today incorporated into Jelenia Gora). They had one son, Gustav Paul Hermann Reimann. The father of Carl Heinrich was Johann Ehrenfried Reimann, who married Christiane Berta Schroeter. More information on this generation is what I am looking for.,
email: Rolf Hermann Reimann, Amanzimtoti, South Africa -
rolfmarc@iafrica.com - Posted 17 March 1997

Researching: HLADEK
Any info on the Hladek name would be nice. Thank you.
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LANADIA@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: HEJKAL, HYKAL, KRYSZYMSKA
Looking for siblings of Franz Hejkal (AKA Frank Hykal) b. Dec 3, 1870 Kladno. Bohemia. Parents were Karl & Barbara Hejkal. Brothers Paul, John, Karl and 3 sisters . Came to Canada around 1903. Married Mary Kryszymska in Canada. She was born in Prague. Last known contact of family was post card from brother Karl in Rossenburg, Germany 1908.
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SwftOtter@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KIECKHAEFER, NEMAR
Please help, we don't have many specific dates or information of any sort. What we do know is that they came from Eastern Europe before 1928, and that they settled in Chicago, IL, USA My Grandfather and grandmother, Ernest Kieckhaefer and Francis Nema, may have met in The USA Any Information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Rene May -
voyager@starnetinc.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: VITEK
I live in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. My great grandfather, Vitek came to Baltimore in the early 1880's. He came from a small village named Kvetov. I have traced back to the mid 1740's, but I am interested in going back further.
email: Paul R. Vitek -
prvitek@compuserve.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: DOSTAL, KONECNY, LALA, KOZINA, KUCHERA, FEYERABEND, ZABOKRTSKY
I am searching for information on John Dostal, b. 22 January 1836 in Bohemia. I believe he immigrated in 1855. He married Francis Konecny, b. 9 April 1845 in Bohemia. She also immigrated in 1855, although I don't know if it was before or after their marriage. Would also like information on John A. Lala, b. 12 November 1852 in Bohemia. I believe he immigrated in 1869. He married Anna Kozina, and his parents were Albert & Catherine. The Dostal's settled in Johnson Co., Iowa, and the Lala's in Linn Co., Iowa. Other names in my family tree are Kuchera, Feyerabend and Zabokrtsky. Thank-you for any help.
email: Pam McIlrath -
mcilrth@pcpartner.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: MRLLER, FLEISSNER, MEINDEL, HORNEL, MAGERL, MUELLER, MILLER
Searching Mrller, Fleissner, Meindel, Hornel, and Magerl families. Researching some family roots of Germans from Bohemia. Most of the family came over during the late 1890's. Trying to trace back past that date. Most of the Mrllers became Mueller and Miller settling in Southeast Wisconsin and Northcentral Kansas.
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willie@onvoyager.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: GUBA, KUPLENT
My great-grandfather was Wenzel Guba, b. 1806 in Skalice (Langenau) Bohemia. He died in Kamenickey Senov (Steinschonau) in 1878. My grandfather was born in Holany (Hohlen) in 1867 and emigrated to USA in 1884. He was a artist and decorated china and other objects for the Paipoint Co. in New Bedford, MA. My grandmother was Bertha Kuplent, b. 1874 in Vimperk, Czech.
http://www.ultranet.com/~rfguba/
email: Bob Guba - rfguba@ma.ultranet.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: BLAZEK, BLAZCK, RUBAC, PARENICA, MYNAR
Researching grandfather, Frank Blazek (Blazck) Arrived States 1894 from Moravia. Settled in Waller County, Texas. Had three wives: Veronica Rubac, Johanna Parenica and Marie Mynar. Was about 31 upon arrival so may have left family in Moravia. Left a sister Mary in Moravia. She had a son (also named Frank Blazek) who was supposed to have come to New York in the thirties. In Moravia, Frank's family either owned or worked in a bakery. It is rumored that he went AWOL from the army. Any info would be appreciated.
email: Clifford E. Maduzia -
lucy2@flash.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: ADAMEK, CERNOHORSKY, MILER, BENES, MILCOVA
Researching Grandmother Marie Adamek married Prokop Cernohorsky in Cleveland Ohio 12 December 1908 also Barbara Miler - Anna Benes. Vaclav Cernnohorsky and Prokob from Pribram Bohemia Barbara Milcova born 1841 in Podlesi Bohemia Michael Adamek (?) Marie Adamek born Aug. 8 1888 in LBrnik Anna Benes (?). Prokop is my Grandfather Marie Grandmother Vaclav and Barbora Great Grandparents and Michael and Anna Great Grandparents. Thanks for anything. I'm very new at this. Thanks Again.
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BGasca@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: HLAD, SLAPAK, LADD
Frank Hlad & wife Anna Slapak Hlad immigrated to America in fall of 1882 from Narani, Bohemia, first to Pennsylvania, ending in Edwardsville, IL. by 1885. They raised 7 children in America, lost 5 more children, 2 girls & 3 boys. The 2 girls and 1 boy are buried in Bohemia. Frank & Anna are my great grandparents. My grandfather & father are both deceased, 1 aunt still living in Edwardsville, in her mid 80's. I have 7 brothers and want to continue to search for relatives in Bohemia. The spelling of our last name was changed by my Grandfather in 1922 to Ladd.
email: Dodie Ladd Levi -
intaglio@plantnet.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: LONEK
I am looking for information on Anton P. Lonek, born in 1890 (approx.) in or about Prague. I am his Grandson.
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bob1950@prodigy.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: SIXT von OTTERSDORF, SIXTA
In 1935, my grandfather Alois Sixta researched our family heritage. In his handwritten family tree he mentions the following: "As to my ancestry, I want to say that they came from Holland to Czechoslovakia somewhere in 14th or 15th century. They were from an aristocratic family, their name being Sixt von Ottersdorf. I found one of this family was born in Rakovink, Czech. between 1500 and 1502. I could not find when the first member of the Sixt von Otterdorf family came to Czechoslovakia. This one who was born in ?Rakovink was a very educated man, being Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia." I am very interested in learning more about the Sixt von Otterdorf family and especially about the gentleman who was reported to be Prime Minister. Thank you to anyone who can be of assistance!
email: Sherrill Rosenstock -
matrix@microlink.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: WACHA, VACHA, MARIK, PANKA, CRICA, NEDVEL
I am seeking information on my great-grandfather Ignatius Wacha (Vacha) b. Dec 1844 in Temelinec, Bohemia. He immigrated to America in Nov. 1869. He married Barbara Marik in New York. They moved to Michigan. I am anxious to know about other members of his family. In 1869 at least five members of the Marik family immigrated to America. I do not know the name of their village in Bohemia. They were Barbara Marik b. 1846, Joseph J. Marik b. 12 Mar 1856 (married Barbara Panka), Mary Marik (she later married Joseph Crica), Frank Marik, and Henry Marik b. 1860 (married Josephine Nedvel). Their father was H. Marik. Mother is unknown. Barbara Marik married Ignatius Wacha and moved to Michigan. The others moved to Chicago, Illinois.
email: Barb Bonham -
mbonham@ptway.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KIECKHAEFER, NEMAR
Please help, we don't have many specific dates or information of any sort. What we do know is that they came from Eastern Europe before 1928, and that they settled in Chicago Illinois, U.S.A. My Grandfather and grandmother, Ernest Kieckhaefer and Francis Nemar, may have met in The U.S.A. Any Information would be greatly appreciated.
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Voyager@starnet.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: SUKOWATEY, SUKOWATY, SUKOWATEI
I am researching the Sukowatey, Sukowaty, Sukowatei family name from the Pilsen area (exact location unknown, many variations of the family name.)
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bonniem@gte.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: HOF, HUFF
I am looking for information on the Hof family. I have been told they came from the Czech Republic in the late 1800's. The name was changed to Huff when they entered this country. Any help would be appreciated.
email: John Huff -
john44@ix.netcom.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: OCKRASSA, OKRASA
Was given a lead that the Ockrassa surname originated in Moravia or Bohemia. Can anybody help or make a recommendation about the validity of this lead?
email: Chuck Ockrassa -
cockrassa@jobe.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: SLIPKA, SLIPKE, SLIPKEY
Looking for the birthplace of Franz Slipka in Bohemia. Franz was born in 1828 and imigrated to the US through Philadelphia in July 1861 abord the Washington, sailing from Bremin, Germany. He traveled with his wife, Marie, and children Franz, Joseph, and Johann. The location of any Slipka's (Sometimes spelled Slipke, Slipkey) in Bohemia would be appreciated.
email: Victor Dallons -
nkvd@oz.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KOHEL, THOMEI
Researching village or town of birth for Joseph Kohel, born about 1812 "near Prague". Died 01/06/1881 in Two Creeks, Wi. Joseph immigrated to this country in 1856 with three sons, Frank (about 12), John (about 10) and my grandfather Lewis (about 7). One more son (Joseph) was born in this country in about 1859. Port of entry is unknown. Joseph was married to Worship Ursula Thomei at the time of his death. I am not sure where on when they were married. I would like information on any of Joseph's descendants or the Thomei family.
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jkohel@televar.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: WASSERBAUER, EHRLICH, HOVORKA, URBANEK
Wasserbauer, Decendents of Anton Wasserbauer and Anna Ehrlich . Homeplace: Krizova (Krucemburku), Czech Republic. Hovorka , Ancestors of Joseph Frank DOB: 25 February 1896 Father Joseph Hovorka, Wife Anna Urbanek of Pecky, Czechoslovakia.
email: Milton J. Hovorka -
Mhovorka@internetpro.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: PAVEL, NAGRIE, NIGREN, FUXA
Would like to know if relatives of John Pavel Sr. born about 1815 in Village of Nasavrky, town of Habry, near Caslav still exist in that area. John married Anna Nagrie or Nigren. Son John Pavel Jr. born December 21, 1836 in Nasavrky, married Josephine Fuxa about 1867 probably in Nasavrky. Two other sons, Joseph, born March 1838 and Matej, born 1851. John Sr. and sons all migrated to Abie, Nebraska in 1869.
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busybusy99@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: DYKAST
My father is Czech and I would like to hear from anyone that has, or knows of, the Dykast surname. Thank you.
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dykastde@proaxis.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: STEPAN, STEPHAN, ZIKA, KUNTZ, KRISAN, LEINER, ZIKY, KUBCOVE, HLAVACE, JENDELOVE, KAHA
Searching for ancestors of my grandfather Joseph (Josef) Stepan and his wife Albina Zika. Joseph born abt 28 Aug 1878 Bohemia. Family immigrated to Chicago abt 1882. Family legend was that he was born aboard ship but Census records show born in Bohemia. Brother Frank (Mae) Kuntz, sisters Marie (Anton Krisan) and Anna (George Leiner). Joseph and Albina married Chicago 21 Aug 1900. Lived in Bohemian neighborhood on west side of Chicago. Albina was born 31 Oct 1879 in Velky Bor, Bohemia (south of Prague). Father: Vojtech (Albert), son of Josefa Ziky and Josefy Kubcove. Mother: Anna Hlavace, daughter of Vaclava Hlavace and Marie Jendelove. Family immigrated about 1891. Brother John Zika and sister Mary (Kaha) may have lived in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL area. Parents may have lived there also.
email: Mrs. Lorraine Soucek Richards -
wrich112@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching:
I am searching for the name Gonlag, presumably from Bohemia.
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telebas@euronet.nl - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: PRIBYL, MATUSKA, WACEK, KAPONIS, SCHWARTZ
I am searching for the above families in Jackson Co. Minnesota. The Matuska family came to America in 1879. First settled in Illinois then moved to Minnesota. Albert Pribyl brought his family to US in 1885 and settled in Hunter Twp. Jackson Co. Minnesota He and wife had 9 children. Mary Wacek was the mother of Mary Wacek Matuska in 1900 census she is 75 years old. I am just starting my Bohemian genealogy so would appreciate any information.
email: Lori Rute Fortner -
lfortner@wt.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: BORUTA
My name is Miroslav Boruta and I used to live in the city of Zlin. It used to be called Gottwaldov but it changed its name when communism fell. I m looking for people like myself, and would enjoy meeting people of Czech descent. Thank you very much.
email: Miroslav Boruta -
MBoruta@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KRADJEL, KRADIL
Joseph Kradjel (Kradil) left Moravia for Moritzfeld in Austria hungary in 1781. Are there still descendants in the area?
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bflat@cct.infi.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: CERNEY, FRASINGER
My Dad Charles J. Cerney was born in Bohemia in 1883 his fathers name Jan and his mother Anna. That much I can make out from his baptismal certificate that I have. I believe he enter the US about 1896 and proceeded to live with an uncle name unknown before settling down in Cedar Rapids Iowa marrying my Mother Anna Frasinger and raising a family. He died in 1964. I'm a neophyte at this so any info at all will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Dd747@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: MARKVART, DVORKA
I am looking for information on the Markvart family, my Grandfathers name was Charles Markvart, he had a brother name Frank, they both were born in Chicago. His father was from Bohemia (1886). My Grandfather had ties in Bohemia because he went back and married Anna Dvorka (1916?). Any information or contacts with distant family would be appreciated.
email: Richard Markvart -
Bullwink1e@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: ANGEL
My grandfather, John Angel and his wife Stephanie came to the United States in the 1890's.
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theman@hhs.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: VOYTEK
My grandfather came from somewhere near Praque. I think the town was called Bosac. His surname was Voytek. He was one of 12 children and the only one who came here in 1912. I'm wondering if there are any relatives there and where is this town, Bosac?
email: Barbara Glover -
blglover@eos.ncsu.edu - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: STEPANEK
I am searching for information on the parents and birthplace of John Stepanek, born in Bohemia Feb. 1819 and immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri. in 1849. He was 30 years old and single at the time of his immigration. He was a carpenter by trade. From Oscar Stepanek, a great-grandson.
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BigOHS@aol.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: SCHMID, TOLLAR, HORNUG
James Tollar and wife Maria Schmid came from Bohemia around 1900 settled first in Jefferson Co.Ohio then to Marathon Co. Wisconsin. They had 5 children: James, Mary, Martin, Anna, Sophie . Maria (Mary) Tollar died around 1913, James married a widow Catherine Hornug and had several more children before he died in 1919. He is buried at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marathon City, Wisconsin. A brother Martin may have come with in or later.
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ludiekt@swbell.net - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KOLAR, DLOUHY, JIROVEC, KUSHA
We are searching for relatives of Joseph Kolar b.3/10/1883 to Karl & Katherina Kolar in Blatna, Bohemia. Joseph had a brother James and sisters Anna Dlouhy (New York) and Mary Jirovec. They settled in the Cleveland area. Joseph came through Ellis Island in 1904 on the ship Bremen. He came to Exeter, Ne and worked on a farm owned by John Kusha. Parent's address: Karl Kolar, Malkov, Lynar C(?)4 T.P. Blatna, Bohemia. If any one has any information please Barbara Kolar Bergstrom (granddaughter).
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bergst@trib.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KAHOUT, KAHUT
I am searching for Wenceslaus (Wenzel) Kahout and his ancestors. Wenzel was born 14 Apr 1851 in Strakouitz, Austria/Czech. He arrived in Baltimore, MD in approximately 1869. One story is that he and his brother were stowaways on two different ships and never found each other after arriving in the U.S. Another story is that Wenzel, his Mother, Helena Kahout, and a half brother, Joseph Schiedler, and a half-sister, Anna Schiedler came over together. That seems to have more validity. In various census' he gives his birthplace as Austria, Bohemia, or Germany. On his application for citizenship it is as above. I figure that the differences depend upon who won the war in that area that week. The last name is also in question. Being totally unfamiliar with the language makes it even more difficult. Prior to 1920, it was spelled Kahout; in the 1920 census, Kahut. But from what I have found so far, it probably was originally spelled Kohout or something similar. Thank you for any help you can give.
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kahut@aone.com - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: NEWTON, NOVOTNY, HOLUB, MOREK, YONDA, FOUSEK
I am looking for information on the Newton family, said to have come from Bohemia and changed their name from Novotny. My paternal grandparents were Joseph Newton and Caroline Holub who married 19 Feb 1882 in Prairieburg Iowa and had 15 children between 1883 and 1910. Joseph died in 1924 and Caroline (Carrie) in 1920. My father's birth certificate says Caroline's name was Smith. The children were Carrie, Frank, Mary, John, William, Katherine, Louis, George, Anna, Harry, Leo (my father), Sylvia, Eleanor, Vera, and Helen. Most lived in north eastern Iowa/Linn County. Other Czech names connected with my family are Morek, Yonda, and Fousek. Thank you.
email: Louise E. Newton -
LEN04@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: URBANCIK, LANGER, HONSA, VERNER
I am researching my relatives which came from Moravia prior to WW1. The names are Frank Urbancik, Jenny Langer, John Honsa, and Tilly Verner. Frank Urbancik and Jenny Langer came from a small town in Moravia which I call Kostelany (phonic), all I can remember about it from a trip I took with them in '48 was that it was on a large river. I can not find it on any atlas, but I am probably spelling it wrong. My grandfather Frank Urbancik was champion wrestler of Czechosolvakia in 1906 or 09. He came to the U.S. to wrestle, and brought my grandmother Jenny Langer and her family over to the U.S. before WW1. They settled in Chicago around Kedzie and 26th street. The rest of my Grandfather's family stayed in Moravia. I believe I have cousins in Ostrava. If anyone can help with the town, I will have a place to start. I know that my great-grandparents are buried there. Of the Honsa and Verner side I know almost nothing. Thank you.
email: Pat Carlon -
104764.1245@compuserve - Posted 16 March 1997

Researching: KOCHE, KOCI
My last name is Koche now, but my father's name was Charles P. Koci which was Americanized to Koche. He lived in St Louis, Missouri. about 1919 and moved to Chicago in the 1922 time frame. His family lived in Cicero, Illinois in the following years.He later moved to Southern California and spent considerable time in the Veteran's Hospital. I did not know him from the time I was about 2years old. I would like to know or hear from his side of the family.thank you.
email: Robert C. Koche -
rck@webtv.net - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: SVEJKOVSKY
Several cousins are researching the Svejkovsky family name. There are only 75 listed in the U.S. phone books and all the people we have contacted so far end their trees in the same time period. We need help to connect all these Svejkovsky's who all seem to originate in Bohemia in the same general area. Anybody else researching this name who can help?
email: Anne Mary C. Chapirson -
Hcounter@aol.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: FISCHER, STIES, DIENSTBIER
Looking for info on Fischer particularly Anna Fischer born 1869 married to John Sties born 1860 in Horn Stupno rectory. His father was Antonin Sties and his mother was Marie Dienstbier. The district john came from was Rokycany in Pilsen county, any information would be greatly appreciated.
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DMalc625@aol.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: SPEVAK, SPIVAK, KRIVANEC, JELENEK, DRIVANEC, HRDINOVA, KOPENOCOVA
I am looking for anyone who may have information on the surnames of Spevak (Spivak) or Krivanec. My mother's parents were Louis A. Spevak (B.1890, Schuyler, NE) and Josephine Krivanec (B. around 1890, Dratjov(sp.), Czech). They lived in Schuyler, NE, then moved to Wyoming, and finally settling in Rupert, ID. Louis' parents were Frank Spevak (B.1838, Spacice or Spuice, Czech) and his mother had been married to a Jelinek before marrying Frank Spevak. The Spevak name was orignially Spivak changed by Frank. They lived in Calfex County, NE.(Tabor, NE). Josephine came to America when she was twelve years old through Ellis Island. Her mother was Josephine Drivanec (B. 1854, Drazejov(sp.), Czech). She died in 1902 also in Drazejov(sp.), Czech. My great-uncle was Joseph Krivanec (B.late 1800, in Dratjov(sp.), Czech.). There are still relatives living in Czech Republic: Joseph Krivanec, Klatovy, Fanda Hrdinova in Volyne, and Paula Kopenocova in Crakanice. If anyone would know of these families I would greatly appreciate hearing from them. My mother and her sisters are planning a visit to Czech in the summer. Thank you.
email: Sally Wiseman -
wiseman@cyberhighway.net - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: HAVLAK, CHAMRA, HODECK, REHAYKEK
I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. My great-grandfather Francis (Franz) Havlak immigrated to the US in June 1864. To the best of our knowledge he came directly to Pittsburgh, PA. His marriage records indicate that he was born in Mistack, Moravia in 1844(?). He was the son of Andrew Havlak and Barbara Chamra(?). He married Rosalia Hodeck on 12 Aug 1866 in Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of Joseph Hodeck and Anna Rehayek.
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vtbooks@sover.net - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: MARIAN, KOMARONI, TIRPAK, TOMAS
Searching ancestors with these surnames, all immigrating to the US between 1830 - 1928. Greatgrandparents: George Marian / Elizabeth Komaromi, Alec Tirpak / Anna Tomas. Grandparents: George Marian / Anna Tirpak. All settled in the Amherst Ohio area. Any info helpful, I'm stuck. Thank you.
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LNHG50A@prodigy.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: MIXA, PREDOTA, KABELIK, MICKA
Looking for any info on the Mixa, Predota, Kabelik and Micka names either in US or Cz Rep. Villages are Budkov, Lhote Chocholate and Strunkovice nad Blanice. My grandmother emmigrated to US and settled in Milwaukee between 1902 - 1908. I don't know the ship or port of entry. Any info woould be appreciated. I would love to find the ship and date of arrival.
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DunnDawn@aol.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: ELLGER, HAUSER, JANTSCH
Searching Ellger of Maffersdorf; Hauser of Neu Harzdorf; Jantsch of Altharzdorf, Rosenthal, Nieder- Hanichen.
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louisepanni@prodigy.net - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: KRCMA
Am looking for ancestors of Alois Krcma of the Czech Republic.
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JRPostman@aol.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: BLAHA, BOSEK
Researching Mathew and Mary Blaha family of Svihov in the Czech Republic. Mathew b. 1860, and Mary b. 1863, both in Svihov. Son Ferdinand Blaha, b. 1880 in Svihov, m. 1906 in Chicago, IL, to Theresea Bosek.
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FEASANTMAN@PCPROS.NET - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: LILLA
We are trying to find information concerning my wife's German ancestors who were from Bohemia. The last name is Lilla, and the family lived in a very small town called Hostoun (the German spelling is Hostau) which is just a few miles inside the Czech Republic from Germany. The nearest town of any size is Domazlice (Taus in the German). They were farmers there in the mid-1800's. Barbara and George Lilla had a son baptized in 1858. If anyone has any information, please contact me.
email: Greg Brown -
kiowa@bbs.marshallnet.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: BOMBA
My Husband's mother still has relatives in Brathaslovia, and in that region. Her name is Mary Hoiday, Her mother's last name was Bomba. They were from a village called Banska Bystrica or Revuska. If you have any information please e-mail me.
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Peprstyx@aol.com - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: KOVANDA, SRUTEK, RADA, RADOVA, STRUTKOVA, BRODSKA, WAGNEROVA
I am looking for any information about my family. I was born in Prague in 1974, and my sister Dana was born in 1971. Our parents and we came to Canada (Vancouver) in 1982. Parents Petr Kovanda (b.1943, Prague) and Eva Srutkova (b.1944, Prague). Petr is son of Leopold Kovanda and Jirina Brodska, and Eva is daughter of Miloslav Srutek and Vlasta Radova (b.1918, Vienna). Vlasta Radova is daughter of Karel Rada (b.1890?) and Josefa Wagnerova. If you have information that you think I may find useful contact me.
email: Pete Kovanda -
onward@direct.ca - Posted 15 March 1997

Researching: KOPECKY, KOPESKY, KOPECSKY, ROMAN
Looking for information on Kopecky, Kopesky, kopecsky, and Roman families from Kysuca. Grandfather Josef arrived USA early 1900's.
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gmill@telerama.lm.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: WEBER, NEUBAUER, PICHOVA, FILAS, TESAROVA, SCHNEYDROVE
Adalbert Weber (born 1811 in Truskovicich, Vodnany,Bohemia-died May 1888 in Jefferson Co. Missouri, USA) married Theresa Neubauer (born Jul 1814 in Latran, Ceske Krumlov, Bohemia-died Aug 1893 in Jefferson Co. Missouri, USA) on 27 Nov 1838 in the Castle Catholic Church at Ceske Krumlov. He was educated in Wien as a master blacksmith in 1833-34 and came from a long line of blacksmiths - father Josef Weber (b 1782 Chelcicich) married Magdalena Pichova in 1803 and grandfather Matej Weber married 1780 to Marie Anna Tesarova. Theresa's father was a invalid soldier who was serving in the Schwartzenberg Castle, Jan Neubauer (b 1781 Ledenice) and married 1811 to Kateriny Filias. The Weber's and Neubauer's are German-Bohmeians who most likely originated in Bavaria.
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Greenbrown@aol.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: RUBIN, VERM, VURM
I am looking for information on the following surnames: Rubin, Verm, Vurm. Grandmother Ann Rubin born 1910, in Czech, came to the US around 1915?. Father Frank Rubin, mother Mary Verm? Vurm? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Janet Miller -
miller@inetnebr.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: JAKUBIK, REZNNEICK
Looking for infomration on the Jakubik and Reznneick famlies coming to Texas. Any information would be appreciates. Families came from around Prauge.
email: Douglas R. Jakubik -
KF4KD@iamerica.net - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: HLEBIK, DZAR
Researching the name Hlebik from Prague. Sophia Magdelena Hlebik and Magdalena Dzar.
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KETANA@WEBTV.NET - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: STEJSKAL
Hello from Oklahoma! We are very interested in finding out about the Stejskal name. If you have any information, could you please let us know? Thanks so much!
email: Gena Stejskal -
Stejskal@msn.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: ADAMEK, BENES, CERNOHORSKY, MILCOVA
Researching the Adamek, Benes, Cernohorsky, Milcova names Prokop Cernohorsky, grandfather Marie Adamek, grandmother Michael Adamek ggrandfather Anna Benes ggrandmother, Josef Chernohorsky ggrandfather, Barbora Milcova ggrandmother. Cernohhorsky from Pribram Bohemia/ Milcova (Milec) from Podlesi Bohemia. the rest are from Bohemia but city unknown. Thanks.
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BGasca@aol.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: STRNAD, HNANICEK, KURA, MIKULITSCH, AMBROS, BALUCH, BENICEK, DOBESCH
Strnad, Hnanicek, Kura, Mikulitsch, Ambros, Baluch, Benicek, and Dobesch are the names of my ancestors. I would like to hear from people who know these names.
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cdobesch@access.ch - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: REHOR, HORAK
I am looking for any information about Alois Rehor and Katherine Horak Rehor. Alois, migrated to Melcher, Iowa located in Linn County sometime around 1882-1884 from what we think was a small village close to Zhor. My Great Grandmother Katherine Horak was suppose to be from Lytomisal, Czech and came to Melcher around 1884. Alois, who worked in the coal mines in Melcher left the family and divorced my Grandma Horak around 1908. At that time my Grandfather who was just 14 went to work in the coal mines to support the family. Grandma Horak lift with my Grandfather and Grandma Rehor until she died in 1952. My name is Bradford L Rehor and I am the son of Rolland Rehor and the Grandson of Louis Rehor and the Great Grandson of Alois Rehor. No one knows what ever happened to Alois once he left the family. Also, supposedly Great Grandfather Alois had a father, a brother and a cousin named Joseph which makes for interesting times. There is a Rehor family reunion coming up next year in Salina, Kansas and I have alot of information about the Kansas Rehor's with pictures of old Cezch cottages. And oh yes, Joseph Rehor is the one who started it all in Kansas and his brothers and sisters followed. My Great Grandfather Alois was suppose to be a cousin to Joseph. We do not know if they were first cousins or first cousins once or twice removed. I thank you for any assistance you could provide in this matter.
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BRehor3177@aol.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: JUNKER, SUCHANKA
Looking for information on Joseph Junker family. b. 19 Nov 1845 Puschwitz, Austria. Married Marie Suchanka 16 Nov 1866. Immigrated to United State 1882. Departed Europe with wife and 4 children; Joseph Jr, Bibiama, and 2 unknown. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Jim-Almquist@msn.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: FALADA, POKORA
Vaclac b 1838 in Bohemia; emmigrated to Chicago approx 1881. Mary Pokora b 1855 in Bohemia-Chicago approx 1881.
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nybadger@aol.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: HOSEK, DOLEZAL
My name is Sonia Marie Libushe Hosek. My father's name is Alois Hosek and he was born about 25/27 June 1875? His father was a land owning farmer (I don't know his name - my father was not known to talk about his past). The area he came from was close to Prague I think a village called Kutna Hora, Okres Beroun. Can anyone help? Also my mother was of Czech birth. Her name was Ernestine Dolezal she was born 10/11 January 1907 in a village called Policka, close to the Moravian, Bohemian border. I am interested in finding out as much as I can about either of my parents as here in New Zealand there are two Hosek direct descendants - myself and my brother Ivan Vuk Milon Hosek. My married name is Sonia Glover. Both my brother and I have children. Any information would be very welcome.
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city.lights@xtra.co.nz - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: PECHA
My grandfather, Pecha, was from Senica, close to Bratislava.
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pres@trio3.com - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: VANDRISKA, WONDRISKA, VONDRACKA, WONDRUSKE
Researching the Vandriska, Wondriska, Vondracka, Wondruske familes. I am searching for long lost relatives of josef of one of the above listed surnames, came to chicago around 1900 on an Austrian passport. was from Picek (Pisek?) and had family who owned the White Horse Inn in Picek, CZ near Austrian border. Was told name was changed during WW1 to current family name Van Driska. The passport is in hands of unknown relatives in Florida, who reportedly refused to even open the box for fear it would disintrigrate. That information came from my father who took it with him when he died 2 years ago. Relative was to have played a piccolo in the royal band of an Austrian emporer.
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TVandriska@AOL.COM - Posted 14 March 1997

Researching: PLISCHKE, TALLOWITZ, PEUKER, SIMON, SCHWARZBACH, JANTSCH, KEIL
Seeking any information about or descendants of the following families: Plischke, from Rosenthal, now Ruzodol, Tallowitz, from Rosenthal, now Ruzodol, Ellger, from Maffersdorf, now Vrataslavice, Peuker, from Rosenthal, now Ruzodol, Hauser, from Neu Harzdorf, now Novy Harcov, Simon, from Ruppersdorf, now Ruhprechtise, Keil, from Neu Harzdorf, now Novy Harcov, Schwarzbach, from Neu Harzdorf, now Novy Harcov, and Altharzdorf, now Stary Harcov, Jantsch, from Rosenthal, now Ruzodol, Maffersdorf, now Vrataslavice, Niederhanischen, now Dolmi Hanychov; and Altharzdorf, now Stary Harcov
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louisepanni@prodigy.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: CSAPO, CHAPEL, HAMERCIK, BUYOS
I am searching for the town Yelsave Germerska Zupa. My great grandfather Andrew Csapo (later changed to Chapel) was supposed to be born there. His birthday is either October 14 or May 20, 1876. He married a Mary Hamercik born 2 February 1881. Mary's mothers names was Susan Buyos. Andrew and Mary had a daughter Mary born January 17, 1900. Andrew and Mary came to the US into New York about 1904 or 1905. Both were members of the John Hus Slovak Evangical Church in Youngstown.
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PHoover720@aol.com - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: JANTSCH, SCHWARZBACH, HATSCHER
My grandfather, Rudolf Jantsch, was born 5/2/1884 in Altharzdorf, Bohemia. He was the son of Anton Jantsch, born 8/8/1855 in Niederhanischen, and Klara Schwarzbach, born 3/2/1853 in Altharzdorf. Their children, in addition to Rudolf, were Karolina, born 2/14/1880 and Heinrich, born 6/12/1890. Another daughter, Anna, was born 5/30/1885, married Georg Hatscher, and died 4/24/1917. Rudolf Jantsch was killed 5/29/1915 in WW1 in Galizien. After his death my grandmother, Therese Dollinger Jantsch, who lived in Stuttgart, Germany, lost touch with the family. In approximately 1919 Anton, (Klara had died) Karolina and Heinrich left Altharzdorf and we have been unable to determine where they went. If anyone has any information regarding Jantsch, I would appreciate hearing from them.
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louisepanni@prodigy.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: HABARTH, HUETNER
I am looking for information on Johann Habarth, born in 1818 in Richterhaeuser (Rychtarov) and married Maria Huetner in 1846. His father's name was also Johann, who died in 1844. Johann and Maria came to America in February of 1854 and lived and died in New Baltimore, Michigan.
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thabart@ibm.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: MARYNIK
Jan Marynik, his sister, Rosalie, and brother, traveled to USA around 1905 from Moravia. They traveled to New York then to Galveston,where he settled and then she married and settled in Waco, Texas. Any info on the family name Marynik is appreciated.
email: Karen Thomas-Yarborough -
myarb@mastnet.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: CERSTIVIC, CERSTIK
I am interested in any info on the surname Cerstivic or Cerstik. Am not sure on the spelling. It was my husbands g grandmother's maiden name.
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Scoop811@aol.com - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: BAGAR
Please conduct search for my relatives in area of Moravia under family surname Bagar.
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solitudeone@webtv.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: KULDANEK
I am searching the surname Kuldanek. My great grandfather was from Frestena, Chechoslovakia. Around the turn of the century he immigrated to the United States.
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acbarone@worldnet.att.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: KRAL
Researching Anton Kral, emigrated from Prague in the early 1900's/late 1800's. Eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Son named Edward. Grandson named Thomas (my dad). That's all I know, can anybody help?
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scral@exis.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: WESLEY
I am looking for my great grandfather's parents names. Joseph Charles Wesley was born in Klatof Bohemia in 1813 came to the USA through Ellis Island and ended up in central Kansas where he died in 1895 near Minneapolis, Kansas and information on him would be great.
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bohunk@flash.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: KOPP, KOPF, ADAMOVSKY, REHAKOVY
I am researching the Kopp Kopf family name Specifically the name Louis Sylvester Kopp. From the family of Jana (John) Kopp and Teresse Adamikovy - Louis was born January 1, 1876 Came to Canada 1909 to Lethbridge Alberta. His Brother Josef Kopp born 12 Dec 1880 married Marie Rehakovy on 6 June 1906 and they lived in Postrelmiuvek -Dluhomilov in Morava District of Zabreh. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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dkopp@telusplanet.net - Posted 13 March 1997

Researching: VEJCHAR, VEJCHER
I am looking for Vejchar or Vejcher family information. They came from Nativity, Bohemia.
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KRRINN@aol.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: DVOIRSKY, URBAN, SLOVAK
We are searching for Information on the Dvorsky Family in Texas. We know, only, that they are Czechs. Some of the names are Ignace, Marie, Emil and Joseph. We are searching for information on the Slovak family. We know that they were in Washington County, Texas at the turn of the century. We have been told they were from Bohemia. Any tidbit will be appreciated. One never knows when a tiny peice will bring the whole puzzle together. Thank you. We are seeking info on the Jan Urban family. Jan and Anna Urban immigrated to the US, around 1880, from Moravia. It is believed they came to Texas through Galveston. They settled in Frenstat, Burleson County and then members moved on to Bosque, Hill, and McLennen counties to name a few. Any small tidbit is welcome and appreciated. One never knows when a tiny piece will bring the whole puzzle together.
email: Katherine Urban -
urban1@internet1.net - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: VALASEK, BUDINEK, MACAL, STANEK, PETRATUR, HANACEK, KOTACKA, POSPISIL, CICHA, VYSKOCIL, VYBIRAL, MASA, SMEJSIK, MISEK
All families originate for 200 years plus in Blatnice (Hodonin) also known as Blatnice pod Sv. Antonickou, aka, Velka Blatnica, aka Blatnitz or Grosse Blatnitz. Also researching all families from Blatnice who immigrated to the USA especially Chicago, Western Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio, especially Barton, St. Clairsville, Bellaire area.
email: Paul S. Valasek - Editor Koreny CSAGSI Newsletter -
Paval56@aol.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: JILEK, NESPOR, SNOPLOVA, OPOZDILOVA, DOLEZAL
Vaclav Nespor born c1770 at Dzbanov #52, Vysoke Myto, Bohemia, married Zofie Opozdilova, born c1775 at Bucina #42, Chrudimske, near Castle Litomysl, Bohemia. They had Jan NESPOR born c1800 at Dzbanov #52, Vysoke Myto, died c1844/46 in Bohemia. Jan married in Bohemia to Barbora Jilkova born c1804 at Dzbanov #78, Vysoke Myto, died 1877 Pleasant Hill, Nebraska. Her parents were Vaclav Jilek born c1770 at Dzbanov #78, Vysoke Myto and Dorota Snoplova born c1775 at Sedlice #3, Vysoke Myto. They had Helena Nesporova born 17 Mar 1841 Dzbanov #52, Vysoke Myto, died 1 May 1919 Pleasant Hill, Saline County, Nebraska, USA. Helena married c1862 in Bohemia to Jan Dolezal born 21 Dec 1836 v kraji Chrudimskem (Vysoke Myto) Bohemia, died 19 Aug 1878 Pleasant Hill, Saline County, Nebraska. These are my ancestors. I am looking for more ancestors, and living family in the Czech Republic.
email: Juanima Dolezal McFarland -
Macdol@worldnet.att.net - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: HERMANEK, MRAZ, LINDAUER
I am looking for familis with the last names Hermanek, Mraz, or Lindauer. These would be long-time residents of Brookfield, Illinois.
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cfischer@tropical.brevard.k12.fl.us - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: BOMBA
My husbands mother is from a villiage call Blathaslavia. Not sure if that's correct spelling. Original name was Bomba, not sure if that was correct spelling before coming to the states
email: Address for e-mail wrong - please resend. - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: NEKOLA, HOLUB
I am trying to find information on my husband's family name Nekola. We do not know what village or area they came from, but they settled in the Chicago Illinois area in perhaps the mid to late 1800's. My husband's great-grandfather was James Nekola, who died in Chicago Illinois on 29 August 1929. His wife was Antonie Holub who died in Chicago on 1 December 1929. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
email: Ruby Nekola -
gnekola@inetnebr.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: CERSTVIK
Am looking for any info on the Cerstvik surname from Czechoslavakia. Any info would be appreciated.
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Ladyscoop@aol.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: SUCHANEK, STEPHANEK
Different documents for my great grandmother state that she was from Bohemia/Slovakia region and came over to America anytime between 1895-1900. Her name was Antoinette Marie Suchanek, and her father's name was George Suchanke. Her mother's maiden name was Frances Stephanek. Any information on who/where to contact for more information would be great!
email: Tiffany Newell -
tnewell@ups.edu - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: FEJFAR, SESTAK, SVATONE, VAVRUSKA, BECICKOVY, PRIVRATSKEHO, MUDLOFF, JIRSA
I'm looking for information on the surnames Fejfar, Sestak, Svatone, Vavruska, Becickovy, Privratskeho, Mudloff and Jirsa. I know John Jirsa lived in Strakovice, Bohemia in the early 1800's, and Matous Sestak in Plastovisi, Czech. Any other Fejfars out there?
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sfmHuss@sj.bigger.net - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: SCHAVINA, STAVINA, BARON
I am looking for and relatives of Karl Schavina, or Kristina Baron from Pohorela. Am looking for any information about or from relatives of Karl Stavina and his wife Kristina Baron, married in Pohorela and immigrated to the United States about 1906 to Ohio. The family still lives in Pohorela as far as I know. I am their son George, living in Gilbert, Arizona and would very much like to hear from some relatives about their existence.
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azstar@goodnet.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: GRANTNER, GARAJA
I am researching and compiling information on the Grantner surname, both current and ancestral. Grantners in eastern Europe are known to also be in Slovakia, Hungary, Germany and Austria. Religion is often Roman Catholic. I am also interested in my maternal ancestry. My mother, surname Gorecky, was born in the village of Nivnica on 23 July 1910 and baptized at Guardian Angel Church. My maternal grandmother, surname Garaja, was born in the village of Hracovice on 19 January 1881. There is a Grantner Family Home Page for genealogy at
http://www.netcom.com/~grantner

email: - grantner@ix.netcom.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: HOLSAN, ONDRAK, SEJBA, JANDA, KREMEL, PICH, PECH, SNEJDR, SNEIDER, MINKE, HOUSE, SOUKUP, MUSIL
I am researching all these Bohemians who settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Joseph Holsan and his wife Mary settled in Cleveland about 1881. Joseph came from Teyn, Bohemia, unk if that is where Mary is also from. They had at least 3 children, Joseph Holsan Jr., born 1868, Theresa Ema Holsan born 1873, and Anna Holsan (my great-grandmother) born 1876. Joseph Jr, married Josepha Ondrak , Theresa Ema married Joseph C. Sejba, and Anna married Anton Janda, Jr. Anton Janda and his wife, Katarina Kremel,emigrated to the US from near Prague, in 1876. With them they brought Antoinette Janda, born 1867, Anna Janda born 1871, and Anton Janda Jr. (my great-grandfather), born 1875,after they set up house keeping in Cleveland, they had John Janda, born 1877, Mary Janda, born 1880, and Bertha Janda, born 1883. Antionette appears to have married but no sign or name ever of her husband. Anna married Joseph Pich OR Pech, Anton Jr. married Anna Holsan, John married Aloysia Snejdr (Louise Sneider), he died & she remarried a Fred Minke, I lost track of her after 1910, along with her two children by John. Mary seems to have died in childhood. Bertha married Owen House. That is just a quick overview. The next generation gives us the Soukup, Frank Soukup, and I still know nothing about his family, and his wife my great-aunt Amelia Janda, never had any children.=20 And it was Amelia sister, Emily who brought Joseph Musil into the family. There, that's it. I hope someone out there has been doing work on my family too.
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lolasoine@msn.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: HRNCAL
Josef Hrncal left Bohemia from Peralec (near Skutec) in 1891.
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MJH1947@aol.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: VITEK
I live in Gaitherburg, Maryland. My great grandfather came to Baltimore in the early 1880's. He came from a small village named Kvetov. I have traced back to the 1740's, but I am interested in going back further.
email: Paul R. Vitek -
prvitek@compuserve.com - Posted 12 March 1997

Researching: ANDERL
Looking for information on Anderl family, emigrated 1867 from (German/Czech) Kalsching / Chvalsiny, Mistholtz / Borova, Oxsbrunn (Ochsbrunn) / Brezovik, Dobrusch / Dobrockov. Anton Anderl (b. 1828-30), his brother Adalbert aka Albert (b.1830) and their respective families arrived New York May, 1867 from Hamburg on ship "Bavaria". By 1880, both families living in Eagle Point, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Family members at time of arrival, New York: Anton Anderl (38); Maria Anderl, wife (39); Maria, dau., (7); Elise, dau., (6); Johann, son, (4); Theresia, dau., (3); Anton, son, (-); Adalbert Anderl (37); Theresia Anderl, wife (30); Alois, child, (3); Franz, son, (-).
email: J. Hamilton -
jmhjmd@aol.com - Posted 11 March 1997

Researching: DWORSHAK, DVORSJAK
Wenceslaus Dworshak or Dvorsjak left czech in 1850's for Russian stepp settled in Crimean, Pennsylvania. Don't know wife name. His son Johann married Maria Mushick.They came to United States in 1902 July . Settled south of Mandan, North Dakota. Left a married daughter in Russia.
email: Jerome K. Dworshak -
jcdworsh@mitec.net - Posted 11 March 1997

Researching: HOLZBAUER, HOLZBOUR, HOLZBOWER
Researching Holzbauer or Holzbour or Holzbower, from Prague.
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geesquare@aol.com - Posted 11 March 1997

Researching: UNGERLEIDER, HUNGERLEIDER
I am searching for members of the Ungerleider family. We think they came from the Saros region in what is now Slovakia , but some family moved to Teplitz-Schonau, and resided there until the war, when they moved to Prague. Any information is appreciated. Believe branch originated in the Saros region of Hungary, but a branch settled in Teplitz-Schonau in the 1820's. An older cousin speaks of coming from Zemplen Megye ( which is a county, but not sure where it is). This family was active in the Jewish community. Family branches also found in Bardejov, Michaelovce,Medzilaborce,Vranov,Presov, Kosice, Budapest, and Eger. Most emigrated to the United States in 1880-1882. Last know information on family was in 1942 from Terezin Concentration camp prior to deportation.
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CheriUnger@aol.com - Posted 11 March 1997

Researching: STEGLIK, STEHLIK, VALEK
I'm looking for any information on the Family of Steglik,Stehlik or Valek that came to this country around the late 1880's or early 1930's, through Ellis Island.
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jonjayx@aol.com - Posted 11 March 1997

Researching: FREUND
Samuel Freund was chief Rabbi of Prague in the 1860's and 1870's. His brother, Loebl Freund had 7 or 8 children, most of whom emigrated to the United States. Seeking information on either Samuel or Loebl.
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ellens@stlnet.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: DOSTAL, LALA
Researching Dostal and Lala. I don't know if these are Czech or Bohemian surnames. I have conflicting information. My ancestors settled in Iowa.
email: Pam McIlrath -
mcilrth@pcpartner.net - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: TUTKA
My grandfather immigrated to the U. S. around 1915, and worked as a coalminer in Kingston, Pennsylvania. I would appreciate any information on the Tutka surname.
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DenMcD@AOL.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: HAJEK, LITVIK, HAYEK, HLAVATY
I am seaching for information on the Hajek family. My great-grandfather, Frank Hajek was from Vitkovice. However, I understand that there are now eight areas that are called Vitkovice in present-day Czecho-Slovakia. He was married to Karolina Litvik. Frank & Karolina had two sons, Frank & Joe, who both entered the military. Frank never returned from overseas. Joe, my grandfather, settled in Wharton County, Texas. Joe Hyek (he changed his name to enter the military at an early age) was born on Dec. 23, 1899 and died Sept. 23, 1968. He is buried in El Campo, Texas along with his wife Rosie Hlavaty Hyek. I have no birth records on my great-grandfather. It is also believed that the family came to the USA via a ship that docked in Galveston, Texas. My family tree stops after my great-grandfather;please help if you can.
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janhair@wcnet.net - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: DOSTAL, KUCERA, LALA, FEYERABEND, ZAOKRTSKY
I am researching the surnames of Dostal, Kucera, Lala, Feyerabend and Zaokrtsky. My gg-grandfather was John Dostal, b. 22 January 1836, he married Francis Konecny, b. 9 April 1845. Their son, John H., b. 25 December 1865, married Josephine Kucera, b. 29 August 1871 in Bohemia. Her parents were Frank & Katy Bohac. My gg-grandfather was John A. Lala, b. 12 November 1852 in Bohemia, he married Anna Kozina. My gg-grandfather was John Feyerabend, b. 1834, he married Barbara Zabokrtsky, b. 3 July 1842, in Costa Leeta?, her parents were Nicholas Zabokrtsky and Francis ?. Both born in Bohemia. Would appreciate any leads on any of these families, eventually settling in Iowa.
email: Pam McIlrath -
mcilrth@pcpartner.net - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: SOUKUP, ZYONEK, TUREK, POKORNY
I am trying to research the surnames of Soukup, Zyonek, Turek and Pokorny (sp?). My G-G Grandparents' --John Soukup and Vincenzia Pokorny were both born in 1869 somewhere in Czechoslovakia. Therefore, I assume my G-G-G Grandparents' lived in Czechoslovakia. My G-G-G Grandparents' names were Barbara Turek/John Soukup and Theresa Zyonek / John Pokorny. Any information would be helpful.
email: Wendy Soukup -
wsoukup@vnet.ibm.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: KALNY, POLESNAK
This site should prove to be helpful. My greatgrandparents were from a town called Holic. Mary and Frank Kalny emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800's and settled in Forest City, Pennsylvania. They had a daughter named Antonia who married a Julius Polesnak. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you!
email: -
SetonHigh@aol.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: BODNAR, BODNER, KUNDRAT
Looking for information concerning the Bodnar (or Bodner) name. Grandfather, Mike, born 10/2/1862 near Kiev in a town called Vlety (not sure of spelling. This was in Czech. at that time in history. married in 1891 to Anna Kundrat. Emigrated to US in 1896. Arrived in NY, eventually resided in West Virginia. Coal miner. Brought over nephew, Andrew.
email: Linda Berlin -
bl902886@ucflink.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: KRUNES, KRUENES, KRINES, KRINESS, KRYNES, CRYNES, CRINES, KRIENESS
Searching for the Krunes, Kruenes, Krines, Kriness, Krynes, Crynes, Crines, and Krieness families. Looking for anyone with information about my mother's family name from Bohemia. It is possible that all are still in Europe since she immigrated to the states after she got married. The name can be dated back as far as 1658 to Sabina Krines but we are not sure when it changed to the Kruenes spelling as it is today or where any other links are. My Grandfather was from Eisenhuttl which today is Zachlumi. Other family can be traced to Gottshau, Plan, Koettenplan, Lanz-Falkenau and Taus. Since they were in this area for at least 300+ years there may be towns we are over-looking. Any information would be helpful. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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johnasans@aol.com - Posted 10 March 1997

Researching: NEMEC, NEMECK
My husband's family came from Bohemia. I don't know when or where. Anyone searching Nemec? Could it be a dirivative of Nemeck? Thanks.
email: Carol Nemec -
cnemec@ist01.ferris.edu - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: KOUBA, KOBA, SOUCEK
Looking for any information or relatives of Marie Kouba (or Koba) who came to America in about 1886. Born Oct 1869 in Bohemia. Married Adolph Frank Soucek Sr. 19 Jan 1887 in Chicago. Died 1902. Mother of Frank (Frantisek), Joseph (Josef), Vlasta, Millie (Bohumila), Otto, and Adolph Jr.
email: Lorraine Soucek Richards -
wrich112@aol.com - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: KUCA, KOSTEL
I am searching for any information on the names Kuca or Kostel. The extent of their settling in the United States is that they settled in Nebraska and South Dakota.
email: -
msa@iw.net - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: PRENOSIL
My grandfather Joseph Prenosil was born in Prague and came to Nebraska in the U.S. in the late 1800's. Please respond if you can tell me more.
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kmills@bw.brhn.org - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: CHOCHOLA, HASIK, KOPTA, HERTOVA
Vaclav Hasik married Terezie Antonie Chochola on 20 May 1901 in Chicago Illinois. They had Joseph, born 7 Feb 1902 and Antionette, born 5 May 1905. The children's delayed birth certificates give their father's first name as James and occupation as locksmith. In May 1910, Terezie married Joseph Kopta. I can not find Vaclav or Terezie in the 1900 census in Chicago. By the time the 1910 census was taken, she's married to Joseph Kopta. Terezie and the children were naturalized when Joseph Kopta became a citizen. Terezie was born 27 Aug 1878 in Kladno, Bohemia. Her parents were Frantisek Chochola and Antionette Hertova (died 11 Aug 1913 in Chicago). There was some connection to a Hasik family living in Kankakee, IL. The mother there was also a Terezie and her son was also a Joseph. They owned a farm on the river.
email: Denise Pagel Moskovitz -
DeePagel@hotmail.com - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: UHER, VALAGORA
Searching for information on surnames Uher and Valagora from Bohemia and Moravia. Gr-grandparents migrated to TX via Indianola, TX. Nothing else known at this time.
email: -
SuzannPeters@juno.com - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: CERNY
Searching records for information about parents of Jos. Cerny, Havre De Grace, Maryland.
email: -
c6d3k5wm@coastalnet.com - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: SILBIGER
Researching Maximillian Silbiger. He operated a Warehouse in Mahrisch Ostrau (Ostrava).
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ollie22@concentric.net - Posted 05 March 1997

Researching: JANCAR, JANCZAR
Researching Jancar / Janczar in Straznice and Skalice Kolar Mega.
email: -
SBVB97A@prodigy.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: ZVOLANEK, SVOBODA
I am researching the Zvolanek and Svoboda surnames as a part of my family linkage. The families I am aware of are located in Kansas around the towns of Wilson, Ellsworth and Holyrood. I would like to obtain more information on the ancestors of these families if possible. They all seem to have originated in Bohemia now the Czech Republic.
email: Mel Besthorn -
MABesthorn@aol.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: STEPAN, STEPHAN, ZIKA, KUNTZ, KRISAN LEINER, ZIKY, KUBCOVE, HLAVACE, JENDELOVE, KAHA
Searching for ancestors of my grandfather, Joseph (Josef) Stepan, and his wife, Albina Zika. Joseph born abt 28 August 1878 in Bohemia. Immigrated to Chicago abt 1882. Brother Frank (Mae) Kuntz, sisters Marie (Anton Krisan) and Anna (George Leiner). Joseph married Albina ZIKA in Chicago 21 August 1900. Lived in Bohemian neighborhood on west side of Chicago. She was born 31 October 1879 in Velky Bor, Bohemia. Father: Vojsech, son of Josefa Ziky and Josefy Kubcove. Mother: Anna Hlavace, daughter of Vaclava Hlavace and Marie Jendlove. Family immigrated about 1891. Brother Josef (or possibly John) and sister Mary (Kaha) may have lived in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL area.
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WRich112@aol.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: VUJTA, JANOTA
My father was John Vujta, who came to the U.S.A. some time around 1921. He came from a village near Pisek in Bohemia. His mother's maiden name was Janota. He had only two cousins, a brother and sister named Janota, in this country. They had a farm in Iowa, but because my father died in 1939 and I subsequently learned that the Janota cousins are also deceased, I have no further information on his family. Any additional help will be much appreciated.
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BabiNosko@aol.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: MIKSCH, MICKSCH, MIKSE, MIICK, MEUCKSCH
Greetings from Columbus, Ohio, USA! I am searching for information on the family name Miksch, Micksch, Mikse, Miick, or Meucksch. My ancestor Michael David Micksch, b. 27 SEP 1710, Kunwalde, Moravia, Barony of Lititz; m. 1741 to Johanna Rosina Kuehn, b. 15 NOV 1717, Goerlitz, Upper Lusatia; emigrated to America as Moravian missionary in 1742 aboard Snow Catherine; working on book of descendants; any info. on his ancestory or history of the family name would be greatly appreciated!
email: Hal Miksch -
hmiksch@netwalk.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: KOCH, RUHLAND, NACHTMANN
Reseaching Koch family from Schmalzgruben, parish of Wassersuppen near the border of western Bohemia. Johann Koch came from Schmalzgruben with his family in 1853. He came with his wife Katerina and four children and settled in Buffalo, NY. Anna Marie, his daughter, married Joseph Koch who was also born in Schmalzgruben, Wassersuppen, Bohemia. Am looking for further family information on these people. Katerina was the daughter of Johann Ruhland and Katharina nee Nachtmann of Wassersuppen. Joseph's parents were Georg and Ann Koch.
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tljm@skyenet.net - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: STORA
I am looking for relatives of my husband's family who came to the US early in 1900, probably 1922. The family name is Stora, and my husband's father was Francis Xavier Stora. He was the youngest of six children (five boys and one girl) and was about five when he came here. They knew no English until arriving here.
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AStora8435@aol.com - Posted 04 March 1997

Researching: KARLICEK
I am from Virginia in the USA. Looking for people who have the name Karlicek looking for lost relatives and ancestors. Grandfather Frank Karlicek from Czech to USA about 1900 Grandmother Mary Drzuak from Czech to USA about 1900 DOB 1888 Need Insurance? Visit our web site at
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email: Paul Karlicek - rates4u@erols.com - Posted 03 March 1997

Researching: NEJEDLY, BENNER, WOLLER
Looking for information on the Nejedly, Benner, Woller families. Any and all information would be appreciated.
email: -
NEJSTEAD@aol.com - Posted 03 March 1997

Researching: SKLENAR, URBANEK, HAVORKA, KALA, KROUPA, KUCHERA, LENTZ, MARTINOSKY, NOVACEK, NOVAK, SAUER, SIMA, SIMAN, SWEHLA
Martin & Terezie Maria (Novacek) Sklenar came to the US through the Port of New Orleans in 1859 with 1 dau (Mary m. Martin Havorka) from Trebon, (Bohemia) Czechoslovakia and arrived fall of that year. Located in Oxford Junction, Iowa then moved to Salon, Iowa then to Pilsen, Marion Co., KS in 1873. Am trying to locate name of the ship they came to the US on and to verify birthplace as Trebon.
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csklenar@homemail.com - Posted 03 March 1997

Researching: LEDERER
I am researching Morris Lederer, born July 1854 in Bohemia. He came to Albany, New York in 1869, married Elline Hessberg in 1879 and lived in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Sue Lederer -
lederemc@wt.net - Posted 02 March 1997

Researching: KALMANIR, KUISMA
I am just beginning my overseas search on my family name. I am looking for the name Kalmanir. Possibly from the town Kracinovce. John Kalmanir married Susanna Kuisma. John came to America alone, worked few years then returned to Czech to send his four sons here to live.
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DJAYDAV@aol.com - Posted 02 March 1997

Researching: PRZYBILLA
Searching for any information on the surname Przybilla.
email: Kurt Przybilla -
ovni@escape.com - Posted 02 March 1997

Researching: HUDEK, LEDVORT
Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated on the surnames Hudek and Ledvort. Thank you.
email: Caroline -
BlondLeprd@aol.com - Posted 02 March 1997

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