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pazel aka pazl

looking for brothers of Joseph Pazel(Pazl, Pozl) who emigrated from Merklin, Bohemia, Cz. Joseph settled near Forest City, Pa and I believe he may have had brothers living in the area. Joseph was born on march 17, 1863 & died in 1941. He had a sister, Mary Matousek, living on a neighboring farm to his. She emigrated in 1908.

Contact: Jo Ann Pazel-Hazard 115 Proctor Rd , Eldred , NY 12732

Posted: 09/14/2015

Kocurek or Koczurek likely in Slovakia

Can anyone help me with what appears to be a puzzle with the old Slovak or Hungarian County names? I am using FamilySearch.org; Slovakia; Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 and Slovakia, Census, 1869. The Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books list many more counties than what seem to have actually existed. In fact it appears that many of the places listed as Counties in The Church & Synagogue Books are actually only villages. The reason I am trying to make sense of this is to try and correlate records between the Church Books and The Census Records. I am also using the web site of Juraj Cisarik, which was featured in the June 2014 issue of the CGSI journal. Cisarik lists all of the current counties and the old names. These agree with the County names of the Census Records, but not the Church Books which as I stated before, seem to include many village names as Counties. I would appreciate some help in understanding this. You may e-mail me directly at: jllaboss@telus.net Thank you, Jim LaBossiere

Contact: Jim LaBossiere 5887 Stonehaven Drive , Duncan , B.C. V9L0E8

Posted: 08/25/2015

Marie Vanek

Looking for information on My Grandmother's parents, don't have much to go on, just the names off her death certificate. I do not know the location of their birth - their names are Anton Vanek and Mary Smid. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, mom465@outlook.com

Contact: Gail 718 N. Garfield , Lombard , IL 60148

Posted: 04/21/2015


Looking for Information on my gg grandparents Mary Mora-Kala married to Joseph Kala - all I have are their names obtained off my grandfather's death certificate. Please contact me at mom465@outlook.com if you have any information on these folks. Thank you so much

Contact: Gail 718 N. Garfield , Lombard , IL 60148

Posted: 04/19/2015


Looking for Matej (or Mathias), my GGFa. Records show him arr 1870 (from Bohemia) and immigr the USA 1872; m Dorothea Wilke 1876; NAT in 1878; bur Bohemian National Cem (Baltimore, MD) aka Oak Hill Cem in 1933. His first born son was Charles and he was born/baptized in Philadelphia, PA. Mathias worked as a tailor. Dorothea's par were Andrew Wilke and Auguste Kamphenkel Wilke. Her family poss came from Brunswick (lower Saxony Ger.) in 1869. I searched Baca's lists and the only hit is Elizabeth Flutka with Josef. If anyone has any info to share, it would be very well appreciated. Thanks. ~ Katie

Contact: Katie , ,

Posted: 03/21/2015

Cynadr/Cinader/Zinadr Vitus

Hi, I have found the children of Vitus Cynadr in the Prachatice District, Chroboly parish (Book 3 Image 19 is his first son that I know of--Mathias). It appears that Vitus was b in 1708 in the village of Lazistka (Gaysbuhl). I found this info from that record, but I have been unable to find any birth or marriage record for Vitus. Would anyone have any suggestions where else to look besides Chroboly parish? I tried Franatoly, but the records don't start until 1756. I looked in Prachatice and didn't find him. He married Catharina ?. Thank you for any suggestions you can provide. Kathi

Contact: Kathi Fluck 938 Kadel Court , Geneseo , Illinois 61254

Posted: 02/23/2015

Nossek, Rebro, Vitopil, Repal, Elsner, Essner

I am seeking information about the above names. Karl Nossek died in Germany. His family immigrated in the early 1900s and settled in Texas. Rebro lived in Austria or Hungary. Vitopil (Vytopyl?), Repal (Rypyl?), Elsner and Essner were from Moravia. They also immigrated about the same time and settled in Texas. Any information previous to immigration would be helpful.

Contact: barbara nicholson 3867 lake joyce dr , land o lakes , fl 34639

Posted: 02/14/2015


I am searching for the place of origin for my ancestor John (Jan) Kolarik. He was born on May 16, 1840 or even possibly in 1841 in the modern day Czech Republic. In all of the American records regarding him, he is mentioned of being born in "Bohemia", but unfortunately that leaves hundreds of villages to possibly be his hometown. John immigrated between 1867 and 1869. In 1871, John married Theresa Beck at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at Greenstreet in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. On John's marriage record, his parents are listed as Adalbert (Vojtech) and Marie Kolarik. This is all of the information on the ancestor that I am desperate to find. If anyone could possibly lead me in the right direction to finding him, it would truly be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Dominic M. , , Wisconsin

Posted: 01/28/2015


My first post at this site was in 2004. My TRSEK brick wall remains unchanged; however, I have found in Chicago, the following........ 1) Anna MORAVA nee TRSEK born Bohemia c. 1845; immigration c. 1866; m. c. 1870 Chicago to Vaclav MORAVA 2) Frederick TRSEK b.c. 1849 Germany; d. 12/19/1923 Chicago; father Fred TRSEK; parents b. Germany 3) Franciska TRSEK b. c.1852 Witkco (Hlalmky), Bohemia; father: Tranz Trsek; m. Jan Zimmel (Ziml/Ciml) 4) Tomas TRSEK m. 1873 Josephine Saidl at St. Wenceslas in Chicago I don't know that any of these are related to my Grandmother Mary Anna TRSEK, daughter of Frantisek TRSEK and Mary Sima but, hoping someone might see a connection and contact me.

Contact: Judith Mason 850 Crawford Parkway #5106 , Portsmouth , VA 23704-2328

Posted: 12/08/2014


Looking for baptism and immigration records on my 2nd great grandfather Louis Kalmary, born July 1863-66. He lived in both Newark, New Jersey and in Brooklyn, New York. Emigr from Hungary aboard the Westphalia 24 Oct. 1882 ( per NY Passenger list 1820-1891) when he was 16 y/o. That record shows his name as Ludie Kalmary. In the Hamburg Passenger list it shows him as Ludw Kalmary 19 y/o from Saros, Ungarn. His occupation was listed as blacksmith. His par were Janos Tivadar Kalmary and Hermina Pankuch(per NY,NY marriage indexes 1866-1937)Have found 6 siblings baptisms in the Slovakia,church and synagogue books 1592-1910 but not Louis? Help..

Contact: Keri Lord , ,

Posted: 09/30/2014