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Seek info about Charles Cermak, b 1835 in Slavkovice, Bohemia and d 1888 in Cleveland, OR. His wife Marie Jirava was b 1838 in Louka, Bohemia and d 1887 in Cleveland, OH. Sons Anton b 1861 and Charles b 1864 in Bohemia. Sons Vaclav (James) b 20 Nov 1877 and Frank b 5 Feb 1879 and May 1957 in Cleveland, OH. Josephine Jirava b 1808 Bohemia and d 1886 in Cleveland, OH. Daughters Marie Jirava Cermak (dates above) and Vincensie Jirava Kucera Kouba b 1850 Bohemia d 1920 OH.

Contact: Marie Cermak Overman P.O. Box 2154 , Naples , FL 34106

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek info on gggfa Joseph Shirai, b. 1833, Dublovice, Bohemia, d. 1861, Spillville, IA. Married to Frances Vondra, b. 25 Sept 1829, Dublovice, Bohemia, d. 19 Dec 1915, Protivin, IA. Both immigr to Iowa circa 1854 via Canada. They had 3 sons: John, Albert, and Frank. Also seek info on gggfa Frank Valenta, b. 18 Oct 1862, Prague, d. 1901 Calmar, IA. Married 6 May, 1883, St. Louis, MO to Rose Starra, b. Aug 1862, Prague, d. 1938, Calmar, IA. They had 8 children: Johanna, Joseph, Anna, John, Rosa, Frank, Zephy and Frances.

Contact: Diane Haegele 2109 S Hoyt Way , Lakewood , CO 80227

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek contact with someone knowledgeable about the area of Protexovo (sp?) or Prostejov, Czech Republic who can answer questions about my husband's great-aunt, Marie Lazensky-Schmuch who was thought to be among the victims at the start of World War ll.

Contact: Wynona Dreuss 858 Country Club Dr , Wooster , OH 44691-1408

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek info on the FERGL surname or Vaclav Fergl (born in Bohemia, possibly near Mlada Boleslav in 1866) emigrated to Chicago (Via Russia with permission of the Czar) approximately 1885 to 1889. Mr. Fergl was the cofounder of the First Czech Concertina Orchestra in Chicago with Tomas Kosatka in 1893. He married Marie Plasil about 1890. He passed away in Chicago in 1899.

Contact: Evelyn Krenek Fergle 6488 Waters Edge Way , Clarkston , MI 48346

Posted: 07/04/2005


Looking for Sigmund Riedl born ca. 1855 in Sumvald, Moravia. Arrived in Port of Baltimore ca. 1874. Thought to have went to Minnesota, but last seen in Portland, OR ca. 1890 when he used the name Sigmund Riddle, instead of Riedl. Any info would be appreciated.

Contact: James A. Marples PO Box 1542 , Longview , TX 75606

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek contact on Leopold Vanek (Vanjek, Vanyek) sis Mary (m Charles Pejakovich) sis Anna (m Anton Kadavi) sis Josephine (m Frank Kadavi). All immigr from Ivanovo Selo, Croatia, Austria-Hungary to East St. Louis, Il 1903-1910.

Contact: Eleanor Vanek Barnes 1501 Stone Creek Drive , Nixa , MO 65714

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek contact on my paternal gg Frank Smatlik (Zmatlik) b Czechoslovakia 1863. m Mary Poctova in Czechoslovakia 1887. Dau Mary (m Leopold Vanek, Vanjek, Vanyek) son Joseph (m Betty Palesiak) dau Louise (m Joseph Juretich) Children b Krivag, Croatia, Austria-Hungary. All immigr East St. Louis, ll 1903 via Bremen Germany.

Contact: Eleanor Vanek Barnes 1501 Stone Creek Drive , Nixa , MO 65714

Posted: 07/04/2005


Wish to contact desc of Josef and Anna (nee Darilek) Korbel, my maternal gg. Children: Vincent, Frank, Marie, Katherin, Frances, Joseph born Meduric, Crotia, Austrian-Hungary. Immigr Cleveland Ohio 1902-1915.

Contact: Eleanor Vanek Barnes 1501 Stone Creek Drive , Nixa , MO 65714

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek history on my maternal gpar Thomas (Tomas) Kalina, b 1848 in or near Pisek, Bohemia. MI in 1871 to Josephine Hajasek b. 1853 also in or near Pisek. Emigrated 1874 and set in Chicago, then to Cleveland, OH. Contact: John F. Kofron, phone (520) 742-6965.

Contact: John F. Kofron 7975 N Varmori Dr , Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted: 07/04/2005


Seek contact with anyone researching above surnames: paternal gpar Anton Hromadka, b. 1878 in Vojnuv-Mestec, Bohemia, immigr NY 1908, d. 1962 in Fox River Grove, IL and Antonie Kadlec, b ca. 1885, last place of residence prior to immigration - Kasejovice, Bohemia, immigr NY 1901, d. ca. 1964 in Fox River Grove, IL. Paternal ggpar Vaclav Hromadka and Marie Vanicek.

Contact: Peggy Kennedy 8 Bowles Ave , Caulfield North, Victoria , AU 3161

Posted: 07/04/2005