Looking for g grandmother's family

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Johanna Fojtek born in 1862 or 1864 somewhere in Moravia. She immigrated to Texas in 1883 on the Weser. Married Jan "John" Gurecky in 1884. Johanna died in 1930 in Cameron, Texas.

I cannot find any information prior to her coming to the states.It seems like she just appeared here.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.


Andrea Ellison - 109 North Ross Ave, , Cameron, TX 76520


Hello Andrea, could you join us for the Czech & Slovak  Discussion Group event? We may give you some suggestions. We meet quarterly, one is actually tomorrow, May 7, at 1:00 PM (CT), and the next one is in August. The link to this recurring online event is on the CGSI website, under News & Events. Thank you. Iveta.

PS: One suggestion now - could you check others with the same name who settled in TX - their WWI draft reg. cards, death certificates, obituaries in the local newspapers, Czech Hospodar, and tombstones might reveal the place. Compare places on the map. If you learn the place, the Moravian Archives are freely accessible online. Check also CGSI website - Resources, Intro to Research, and various presentations in the Digital Library (how to find the place of origin). IB