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Brilla, Mihalka, Matta, Trachta, Halapiova, Runyack

Inquiry posted earlier (2009 Brilla-Tharta surnames) was incorrect. These are the surnames I am researching. Origin likely Kosice area of Slovakia. Years of immigration 1895-1920; settled in western Pennsylvania.

Contact: Agnes Smith Pavelko 2669 N Greenwood Avenue , Arlington Heights , Illinois 60004

Posted: 09/11/2019


Seeking information about children and other relatives of John and Katherina (both born about 1844) Dvorak, who arrived NYC in 1869 from southern Bohemia with children Johann and Theresia. In America they had Mary, Jenne, Frank and Adolph J. They lived about 10 years in LaCrosse, WI area, then several years in Wilbur, NE area, then moved to Madison County, NE where they lived on a farm, died and were buried. Johann may have moved to and died in Oklahoma.

Contact: John Dvorak 4545 Wornall Rd., Apartment 502 , Kansas City , MO 64111

Posted: 07/27/2019


Looking for information on Janos Velebir (1858-1916) and wife Anna Ihnat (1864-1930). I know they came to the U.S. and settled in Streator, Illinois. Three of their children, Anna (1886-1973), John(1887-1946), and Andrew (1888-1980) were born there. Andrew was my grandfather. After Andrew was born, Janos and Anna returned to the home village now called Hanusovce Nad Toplu; the rest of their children were born there starting in 1893 with Karol. The 3 children born in Streator apparently stayed in the U.S. but I don't know where or with whom. I know that Janos' sister, Barbara Velebir, also lived in Streator and married John Mittal in 1887. She would have been old enough to care for the children. I cannot find any census records for Janos and Anna. I'm hoping someone might have some information to help me determine: when did Janos and Anna arrive? Why did they not take their children with them when they left the U.S.?

Contact: Marylou Crouch 259 Storm Castle Ridge , Paw Paw , WV 25434

Posted: 07/06/2019

Kárlya (Karlya)

Looking for some details on Mihály and Maria Kárlya They lived in Snina, Slovakia. I have no dates or marriage information. Their ch where; Ádám Karlya BIRTH 13 DEC 1879 • Snina, Slovakia DEATH 9 APR 1882 • Snina, Slovakia István (Stefan) "Stephen" Kárlya 1883–1926 BIRTH 20 AUG 1883 • Snina, Slovakia DEATH 3 OCT 1926 • Kings County, New York, USA Immigrated to the US 12 Jan 1902 out of Hamburg Rosalia "Rose" Karlya 1885–1962 BIRTH 24 JAN 1885 • Snina, Snina, Slovakia DEATH 3 JUL 1962 • Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Let me know you find any information or where I can look. Thank you

Contact: Robert DeMay 12282 Granada Way , Woodbridge , United States 22192-6236

Posted: 07/03/2019


Looking for more info on an Ann Tomcsik, who lived in Swedeland PA Husband John Husar and daughters Anna and Mary. Time frame about 1904 - 1910 jomarch124@zoominternet.net

Contact: Joanne Hudak Chvala , Harmony , PA 16037

Posted: 06/02/2019

Schmid, Josef s/ o Antonin

Josef born Feb 15, 1802 of farmer from Pulecny #67 - master B aker and Innkeeper of Jablonec (Gablonz) nad Nisou #75, Czech Republic - m1 Marie Anna Seidelova/Seidel - m2 Marie Anna Klara Preisslerova/Preissler. He died Nov 8, 1861 and he was my gggrandfather. I believe Antonin Schmid was married to Anna Marie Langova/Lang, but I have no dates. I am searching for descendants.

Contact: Raymond J Sarosy 1429 Emerald Dunes Dr , Sun City Center , FL 33573

Posted: 05/03/2019

Volin, Wolin, Wolyn

I am looking for ancestors of Jan Volin, b1865, in Kozojedy, Plzen region. Par. Jan Volin and Anna Nemecova. The surname is written in successive church records as Volin, Wolin, or Wolyn. Jan emigrated to the Chicago, US, arr. 1882. He married Anna Slad in Chicago on 23-Apr-1885. Any information on his par., gpar., or ggpar., would be most appreciated.
Comment by Jerry Martinek on 6/13/19: The birth record for Jan Volin was found in the Portafontium archive at this link: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30064179/kozojedy-13_0770-n?x=158&y=223&w=645&h=300

Contact: Ken Volin 41W652 BLACKBERRY CROSSING CIR , Elburn , IL 60439

Posted: 04/18/2019


From around Ledce in western Czech Republic. Seeking others with this lineage for shared info.

Contact: Judy Nelson 11829 Point Blvd , New Port Richey , FL 34654

Posted: 03/12/2019


Seeking info about the ancestors of Joseph Studeny and his wife Anna Zvara who came to US in 1907 from Novy Samechov Bohemia along with several children. Settled in Cleveland and many descendants there. I am great great grandaughter of Joseph and Anna.

Contact: Janis Norton 718 Ott Street , Harrisonburg , VA 22801-3223

Posted: 12/24/2018


Am looking for the ancestral village of my GGM, Rosalia Picha, assuming from southern Bohemia. Born around 1859 to Frank and Marie Picha and emigrated around age 15 to southern Minnesota possibly with brother Joe who settled in Chicago. Married Jacob Bastyr in 1875, who died of typhoid fever when Rosalia was pregnant with their 3rd daughter. Then married my GGF Joseph Dvorak in 1880 and they had 5 more children in the Wheatland, Rice Co, MN and New Prague, MN areas. She died in 1943 in Lonsdale, MN. Just found out from her funeral record that she was from Visny...now to figure out which one! Found her in Visny, Hamr/Tabor! The surname correct spelling is Piha.

Contact: Jody Dvorak 1277 E Cobblefield Ct , Bloomington , IN 47401

Posted: 11/18/2018