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Seeking others who work on lineage from around Trebon, South Bohemia, Cz. Rep. for info exchange, translations, etc. JudyNelson08@gmail.com

Contact: Judy Nelson 10265 Ulmerton Rd #123 , Largo , FL 33771

Posted: 07/10/2013

Adam, Salac

Searching for early records of Josef Adam, born 1860 near Prague, emigrated to US in 1879 with mother Barbara Salac, settled in Washington County, Texas. May be related to Vaclav Salac or Katerina Neuman Salac.

Contact: Bobbie Baldree , Waco , TX

Posted: 07/05/2013

Guzner, Damel

Looking for European roots of Martin Guzner, born 1835 Austria, married Johanna Damel about 1868, emigrated 1873 to Texas. We have no information before they came to Texas and ended up in Washington County. Possibly came with Johanna's sisters and their husbands (Kostelka and Meek).

Contact: Bobbie Baldree , Waco , TX

Posted: 07/05/2013

Von Gruner, Bergmann, Khiell, Pilz, Werner

We have quite a bit of information on the above names after they came to the U.S. from Reichenberg (now Liberec) in the mid-19th century. Any information on these names would be much appreciated.

Contact: Sylvia 31 Morse St. , Coldwater , MI 49036

Posted: 07/01/2013

LINKE (from Bohemia)

I have been researching this surname since 1978. I have found many pieces of information but missing a key element. I am trying to find the city of birth (or city of emigration) for Daniel LINKE. He arrived in the USA around April1882 via S.S. Devonia, traveling alone from what I can determine. He was 19 years old (born in 1863 +/- 2 years.) Unsure of his religious background, I have found no record(s) where he stated a city of birth or last residence prior to leaving Bohemia (the Austrian Empire). Deeds, marriage license, death certificate, city directories, birth certificates for children, etc all checked with no stated city of birth. Until I have a city of birth, I am not able to research districts and/or regions in the Czech archives. I know he worked with glass and have sent letters to living residents in areas historically known for their glass working artisans in the Czech Republic; no responses as of yet. Any suggestions on future research would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Carl E. Linke , ,

Posted: 06/24/2013


Family history has Albert Chloupek and wife, Anna leaving Pilzen and arr in the US in 1857 with children:Mary, Anna, Katherine, and Dortha. They settled in Kewaunee WI. I cannot find a passenger list with them on it. Other than Ancestry, where should I look next.

Contact: Constance Davis , Greenbelt , MD

Posted: 06/10/2013

Slansky and Brozicek

I am looking for help in determining what region/district the following towns are considered to be a part of in the CR. Humpolec Vsesulov Any knowledge is greatly appreciated.

Contact: Ellen PO Box 2900 , East Peoria , Illinois 61611

Posted: 06/01/2013


Looking for information on Kopp family, current or anc. Erwin Augustin Kopp born July 25, 1919 in Sternberk. Birthplace may or may not be correct - I don't have a certificate. His brother Ernst & sister Margarete were part of the Sudeten rescue in 1939, settled in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. Father remained in Czechoslovakia, remarried and passed around 1978. He may have had more children. Erwin & his wife Helge (Mildner - also part of Sudeten rescue) were killed by a drunk driver in Sept 1982. Any guidance or help would be appreciated.

Contact: Robyn , , Saskatchewan

Posted: 05/16/2013


My grandfather immigrated to the U.S. about 1905. His name was Alec Kucipak. His bother Jurko came in the teens, left, and came back in 1930. His village was listed as Ticha, Czechoslovakia. He left again about 1936 and was not heard from until the 1970's. Letters came for a short while, written by Jurko's granddaughter, I think. Now, all contact has been lost. My grandfather's records list him as Ruthenian.

Contact: Helen Durbano 38231 Martins Way , Ocean View , DE 19970

Posted: 04/30/2013


Looking for information on ancestors of Jacob John Halada, born June 29, 1865 in Praha, Boehmen Koenigreich, Austria. He married Anna Hoida in Menominee, MI in 1888, Anna was born 1869 in Chodov, West Bohemia, Czech Republic. They farmed in Lena, WI until his death in 1954. Jacob's parents were George Halada and Anna Sterl.

Contact: S. Hallada , ,

Posted: 04/02/2013