Searching for for farm of origin of my Great Grandfather Anton Simon of Moravia

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Anton Simon left Czechoslovakia in 1869 at age 17 along with his younger brother Vincenz.  Father, Anton Simon and Mother, stayed in the old country.  Anton came to Iowa State, USA, married Frantiska Zvacek who was born in Bohemia, village of Telci and came with her family at age 2 years to Iowa, USA, in 1854.  I want to find out where Anton Simon was from and I would welcome meeting any relatives.  One day I would like to visit Anton Simon's home land.



Hi Joan

Keep in mind that the vital information of where in the Czech and Slovak lands an ancestor originated is a fact that can only be determined by records here in the states. You must exhaust every nook and cranny for that puzzle piece. Many times people use familysearch and if there is nothing there to help they give up. The village of origin is often hidden in more obscure places. Check with the church records from the place they settled. There are often biographies written locally and on the county level for the pioneer settlers of an area that might mention the immigrant's origin. Obituaries published in US ethnic newspapers often mention their birthplace. Happy hunting!