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QUERIES for Bohemia 1998

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ANTONOWITSCH / ANTONOWITZ / WONDRACEK -Researching Anton ANTONOWITSCH (ANTONOWITZ) b. April 8, 1844 Prague. He married Maria WONDRACEK, b. 1851 in Prague. They had at least one son John Karl ANTONOWITSCH b. December 11, 1873 in Vienna. I am told that the ANTONOWITSCHes were exiled from Russia. Would appreciate any help. I have all of John Karl ANTONOWITSCH's decendants to present and would like find more of his past. Anne Jensen 27 March 1998

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BAROCH -Researching BAROCH from Tichonice, Bohemia. Jean Clayton 22 March 1998

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BLAZEJOVSKY / DOLJS -I am searching for any information on the surname BLAZEJOVSKY. Anton BLAZEJOVSKY was born in Bernardice(? spelling), Bohemia, June 13,1857. Married Marie (Mary) DOLJS (again the spelling not sure on) in Tabor. Anton and Mary emigrated to the United States in 1891 from Hamberg, Germany. They came on the ship RUSSIA which ported in New York. I got this information from his Naturalization Petition. If any one knows of this name please e-mail me. Thanks in Advance for any help you might be able to give me. Pam Gerzsik 8 March 1998

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BLESKAN / GAVALOK /RITCHIE -My greatgrandparents were Michael BLESKAN (BLESKIN ?) and Mary GAVALOK of Bohemia.  My grandmother Pauline (born 1892) was one of seven children who I believe emigrated to the Wisconsin area of the U.S.  Pauline at some point moved to Canada and married Frederic RITCHIE of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lynne Leard 8 March 1998

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BROUSIL / CAP / CERNY / KOZA / KUDRNA / MARIK / NAVRATIL / SIMECEK / SOUKUP / STEDRONSKY / VLACH / VLASEK / VOZOBULE -All of the previous have Bohemia as 'country of origin'. Brian F. Cap 17 Feb 1998

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CAP / PRASETA / DIVOKY -CAP, Kaspar, married to Katherine PRASETA. Two sons, Josef and Jacob. Jacob b. 1842, married Anna DIVOKY, 1874 in Suchdol, Bohemia. Anna b. 1852, Hrdlorezy #25, Bohemia. Emigrated to US 1891, Cleveland, OH area. Five children, Catherine, Marie, b. 1875, Rose, b.1877, Joseph, b. 1881, Frank, b.1885. I would like to correspond with any who are also researching, and preferably related to, any of the above persons. Have quite a bit of information on the CAP/DIVOKY line. Would especially like to make contact with any relatives in the Czech Republic. Brian F. Cap 17 Feb 1998

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CERMAK / JIRAVA -I am looking for 3 great uncles: Charles, James & George CERMAK, who were born in Cleveland between 1874 and 1878. My grandfather, Frank born 1879, was their younger brother. Their parents were Charles CERMAK and Maria JIRAVA CERMAK both born in Bohemia. They both died about 1885. The boys were sent to live with different relatives. Frank was sent to live with their much older sister, Anna. At least one of the three older boys had two sons. Marie Cermak Overman or Tom Overman 27 March 1998

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CERMAK - My grandfatther, Frank CERMAK was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb 5, 1879. He had 4 siblings: Anton born in Bohemia in 1861, Charles born in Bohemia 1864, Anna born in Bohemia 1866, Vaslav born in Cleveland on Nov. 20, 1877. His parents were Charles CERMAK born in Sloakovic, Bohemia 1835, and Marie Jirava CERMAK born in Loeky, Bohemia 1838. At least one of the brothers had two sons. I am looking for these cousins. Marie Cermak Overman 12 May 1998

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CERNY / JANOCH -John CERNY married to Caroline; son Bartholomeje, b. 1846, Preslice, Bohemia, married Anna JANOCH, b. 1854, Preslice, Bohemia. Children, Vaclav, b. 1872, Barbara, b. 1874, Joseph, b. 1876, Marie, b. 1879, James, b. 1882, Anna, b. 1883, Julia, b. 1886, Josephine, b. 1892, Rose, b. 1894. Bartholomeje emigrated to US in 1888, Cleveland, OH area. Would like to correspond with others who are also researching, and preferably related to, the above individuals. Brian F. Cap 17 Feb 1998

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CLINEBURG / KLINEBERG / KLINEBURG -Ignatius Bernard CLINEBURG was born June 22, 1822. He came to America from Prague, Austria in 1843. He was a tanner by trade, worked at different tanneries in Warren, Greene and Sullivan Counties, NY for twenty eight years. He retired from the Germania Tannery in Lindley, Steuben County, NY. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl Clineburg 27 March 1998/ Updated 15 May 1998

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FINKE -Researching for Anna FINKE possibly christened October 1823 Sankt Martin Roemische Katholische Parish, Altenbergen. Supposedly in Bohemia or Austria. Father Joseph FINKE. Charles Cusack 22 March 1998

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FURTSCH / SMITH / SCMIDT -Looking for information on Antonia FURTSCH, Ferdinand FURTSCH, Florence FURTSCH, and George FURTSCH. Also, Ferdinand SMITH, Lillian SMITH, Mary SMITH and Anne SMITH. "SMITH' may have been changed from SCMIDT or other Bohemia spelling. All names are from Stakonie, Bohemia area (CZ). All migrated in 1800's. All are my relatives that I am searching for. Thank you. KAREN A. CHASSE 10 May 1998

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FURTSCH / STOTZKY / STEINBORN / SMITH -Looking for ancestors and decendants of Ferdinand FURTSCH born in Strakonie, Bohemia. Married Antonia STOTZKY. They had three children Antonia FURTSCH (SMITH) born May 1, 1875, Florence FURTSCH (STEINBORN) born November 3,1876 and George FURTSCH born August 27,1886. After immigrating to the U.S. they lived in New York and later moved again to Acme and Traverse City, Michigan. Most are buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, Michigan. Karen Chasse 15 May 1998

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FURTSCH / SMITH / LIND -Looking for ancestors and decendants of Joseph SMITH born June 17, 1865 in Bohemia (CZ)and died May 19,1941. He was a skilled cabinet maker and could build and carve beautiful furniture. He married Antonia FURTSCH born May 1, 1875/died January 16,1947. They had three children, Joseph Edward SMITH born February 19, 1892/died February 13, 1953,Blossom SMITH born July 17,1895/died July 17,1912 and Clarence SMITH born March 2,1900/ died in 1990. Joseph Edward SMITH married Frances Kathryn LIND on May 29, 1920. Karen Chasse 15 May 1998

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HANEK / OPIZKA / WOOD -Mathias HANEK - born in Bohemia; Maria OPIZKA - born in Bohemia. Daughter Anna HANEK WOOD was born in Cooperstown, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, 20 September 1887, died 10 November 1958, Gillette, Oconto County, Wisconsin. The names/location were listed on her death certificate. Any information would be appreciated. Kathy Allen 13 March 1998

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HARTL / BUCHTA / ROZINEK -I'm looking for any information on Anthony HARTL, born in Bohemia in 1862, and his family. He married Josephine BUCHTA, born February 20th, 1862, in Czechoslovakia. around 1885. A son Anthony was born October 2nd, 1886 in Czechoslovakia and they came to the US and to Linn County, Iowa in 1887. They settled on a farm in Ely, Ia. In all, they had 11 children. They divorced in 1908 and Anthony HARTL, Sr. went back to Czechoslovakia. Thank you in advance for any help. Kelly Howell 8 March 1998

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HEIDL -Frank Joseph HEIDL, born 1850 Bohemia; to USA 1867, alone, port of entry unknown, settled in Long Branch, NJ. Four daughters, one son, who in turn had a daughter. All members deceased. Frank Slocum 28 March 1998

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HOCH / MATEJKA / TOMES / DOLEJSI / PISKACH -Searching for information on Frank HOCH of Mnich, Tabor, and his wife, Marie MATEJKA of Dobra Voda, Bohemia,1868. They arrived in USA in 1888 with 7 children, the 8th was born in Wilson, KS in 1889. Their eldest son, John Rudolph m. Mary PISKAC in 1893 in KS. Also Marie TOMES of Kamen and Katerina DOLEJSI. Bertie Hoch updated 8 March 1998

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HODOWAL / HODOVAL -I just learned that my ancestors came to the US from Bohemia. Joseph HODOWAL/HODOVAL came to the US in 1857 when he was 12. He settled in Chicago; he was married to Mary Matilda, who may have been from Bohemia as well. Anyway, they had 5 children in Chicago. I need your help in learning how to trace roots in Bohemia. I am also interested in learning about the name HODOWAL. Any help you provide will be appreciated. Mark Hill Rowlett, TX 15 Feb 1998

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HRUSKA / HRUSKOVA / PEAR / PEARY / SLEPICKA / SLEPICA / CHICKEN -Researching family of Michael and Anna (HRUSKA) SLEPICKA, both born Bohemia (believe near Prague) 1856, immigrated 1868, married Chicago, Illinois 1879, in 1900 Minnesota Census at 418 27th Avenue N, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they raised a famly of nine children: William, Joseph, Fred, George, Walter, Edward, Maude, Elizabeth and Anna. Names used by family: SLEPICKA/SLEPICA/CHICKEN (translation). Family page at: http://familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/d/Elaine-T-Maddox/Elaine T. Maddox" Elaine T. Maddox 27 Feb 1998

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KAFKA / PRILL / MAXA / SKOMICKA -Seeking information about Alexander Anton KAFKA born 8 Feb 1828 of Wittginan, Luttan, Bohemia, parents Wenzel KAFKA and Elisabeth PRILL, married Magdalena MAXA 9 Dec 1875 , Luttan, Bohemia. Magdalena MAXA born July 1839 of Luttan, Bohemia, parents Franz MAXA and Anna SKOMICKA. Children are Marie Mary Ann KAFKA, Theresa A. KAFKA, Caroline KAFKA, Elizabeth KAFKA, Joseph J. KAFKA and Otillia KAFKA. Donna Newell 15 May 1998

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KAPLANEK -I'm looking for information on the surname "KAPLANEK" can you help me? The name has Bohemian and/or Polish roots. LcTreecom@aol.com 23 Feb 1998

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KASIMOR / KAZIMOR / KAZMIER -Searching for KASIMOR / KAZIMOR / KAZMIER family who came from Bohemia to Winona, Minnesota around 1867. There were 4 members of the family, John (born 1810 to 1828), Theresa (born 1805 to 1814), Karel (Charles) born Oct. 1830 to 1842 and Josef born 1843 to 1844. Josef stayed in Winona and was a tailor. Charles went to nearby Pine Creek and Dodge, Wisconsin. John died in Pine Creek in 1888. Charles was a blacksmith in Dodge until his death in 1903. I am anxious to talk with anyone searching for this name or in these locations. Jill Johnson 10 May 1998

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KENZEL / BRABBERY - Researching Ferdinand KENZEL b. 1867 Bohemia and his wife Magdelena (Bolata) BRABBERY b. 1866 Bohemia. Children : George and Laura both born in Bohemia c. 1885 and Frank (Ferdinand), Rudolph, and John all born after their emigration to the US in West Orange NJ. They were naturalized in PA. approx 1889. Any inforwould be greatly appreciated. Jeni Kenzel 10 May 1998

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KOBER / COBER -Original name KOBER, with " on the O, during French occupation changed into COBER in Thorn, Holland. Archives mention KOBER coming from Bohemia. Where can I find information about KOBER in Bohemia ? Joe Cober 28 March 1998

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KOCI / SEKOVORA / KAFKA / JELINEK -I am seeking information regarding our family. Frank, Julie, and Louise KAFKA were children of Carl and Anna (JELINEK) KAFKA who lived in a small village an hour's walk from Prague. Anna's parents were Karel and Anne JELINEK who lived in Pesky and came to the US about 1902. Anna KAFKA followed after her husband died (c. 1908). Later Anna KAFKA married John KOCI. John was born in Klodna, Bohemia ON April 24, 1871. His parents were John and Josephine (SEKOVORA) KOCI. I would appreciate any information about these families. Thank you in advance. Anne Koci 5 Feb 1998

KOMA / KOMO / COMA Jennifer Clark 15 Feb 1998

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KOLACNY / QUASNINSKY -We are interested in any information regarding the KOLACNY and QUASNINSKY families of Bohemia. Thank you. Brenda Hall 22 March 1998

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KRIZ / KOUBA / KLEMPER - Looking for any information on James Wencil Vaclav KRIZ who was b. in Austria, Bohemia circa 1828. His first wife was possibly a KOUBA who died in Bohemia. His second wife was Catherine KLEMPER. James' son, Emanuel Amos KRIZ, was b. in Austria, Bohemia on 24 Dec 1860. Emanuel's obituary states that he arrived in America in 1866, but James & Catherine's dau. Pauline was supposed to be born aboard ship on 1 Nov 1867. They settled in Iowa City, Iowa. Jane Fisher 27 Jan 1998

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KURTZ / KERNER / SCHLANTZ / KIRCHMA -Searching forKURTZ, KERNER, SCHLANTZ, and KIRCHMA from Kladno, Bohemia, Austria. I am searching for information about my grandmother Annie KURTZ, born October 15, 1898 in Kladno, Bohemia, Austria. She immigrated to Dillonvale, Ohio abt. 1912. Her brothers names were James, Charles, Frank, Emil, and Joe. Sisters were Sophia, Josphine, and Mary. Joe KURTZ remained in Europe. ctowery 25 Jan 1998

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MARIK / STEDRONSKY - Prokop MARIK, b. 1861, Stare Serold, Pisek, Bohemia. Married Marie STEDRONSKY, b. 1861, Everice, Pisek, Bohemia. Married 1886, Cleveland, OH. Children, Laddie, b. 1887, John, b. 1889, Charles, b. 1891, Mary, b. 1892. Would like to correspond with others who are also researching, and preferably related to, the above individuals. Brian F. Cap 17 Feb 1998

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MARIK -I'm looking for ancestors in the Czech Republic - MARIK around the Liberece area. I have pictures of our family meat market when my aunt was still alive. She went over and saw the family. I'm needing as much information that I can get on my family and their ancestors. Vickie 23 Feb 1998

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MERTA / KOLISEUS / JANICK / NADVORNIZCHI am looking for: Valentin MERTA; Rosalia KOLISEUS; Adolf MERTA b. 11 Jun 1861 in Bohemia/Moravia d. 19 Mar 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, USA; Francisca JANICK b. 07 Mar 1863 in Bohemia/Moravia d. 20 Feb 1933; Leopold Victor MERTA b. 06 Sep 1884 in Mehrn, Austria d. 21 Oct 1965 in Detroit, MI; Agnes NADVORNIZCH b. 16 May 1892 in Karlsbad, Austria d. 23 Jul 1972 Joliet, IL, USA. Scott R. Vaughn 26 Jan 1998

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von MONFORT / BIGANSKA -Johann Karl von MONFORT. Born 1771 - 1773 in Prague, capital of Bohemia. Served in Roman - German - Caesar Uhlan Regiment of Prince Schwarzenberg in 1786 - 1788, in 1788 - 1799 served at Volunteers Corps of Count O'Donell, in 1799 - 1801  served at 1st Light Infantry Batalion of Marquis Strozzi. His wife was Antonina BIGANSKA. He had 2 sons - Leonard (b.Nov. 20,1813) and Felix (b.Jan. 1, 1819).   Alex Monfor 27 March 1998

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MOREK / HRADEK / ALT -According to census info, my gr gm Josephine MOREK, b 1859, came to the US in 1866. Just getting to the point where I can ask questions about her immigration has been lengthy. She was Bohemian, according to death and family records. I must assume she came with her family and have been told she had at least one sister, Fannie. Indications are she came from a small town or village east of Prague. If so, where 'might' she/they have departed from? Josephine was 6 years old in 1866 and parents were said to be John and Frances (HRADEK) MOREK.

Thus far I have been able to pinpoint the exact day of their landing or the port, but I have checked the index for Philadelphia with no luck. The family may have been in Philadelphia for a while but she married John ALT in 1880 in St. Louis, MO. Would her naturalization have been automatic with that of her father and/or mother? Any suggestions on where to look next? Don and Judy Warth1 Feb 1998

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NAVARA / RIHA -I am researching John NAVARA born 6/17/1835 in was at that time Porin, Austria, which is located south of Prague. His wife was Mary RIHA born 2 Feb1842. Her father's name was Joseph RIHA. John and Mary and 4 children arrived in the US in June of 1887, we think. We have been unable to find out anything pertaining to the ship's name, or point of departure, but we think they arrived in New York.

They settled in Minnesota, with the family settling in Stewart, MN. I had visited Porin, CZ just before the wall fell. The village was a weekend bedroom community for people from Prague. We were invited into a home for cake and were told the NAVARA family name was like Johnson in the US. It is an unusual name in the US. I would like anybody with this name to contact me if they may be a relative whose anscestors were from the village of Porin. Thanks. Marie Gilbertson Pinehurst, NC 1 March 1998

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NEMECEK / SVOBODA - I would like to locate any relatives of my grandmother, anna NEMECEK born in the Prague vacinity. Had one sister named Mary or Marie NEMECEK SVOBODA and resided in Cleveland, Oh. Relatives are in Cleveland and in the Prague area. Father deserted family at an early age and they immigrated to U.S., (Cleveland) while in their teens. Previous inquires resulted in reports that records were lost either in fires or due to war. Would like any information available concerning this family. Paul C. Sorchy 27 Jan 1998

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PERSEIN / OCACEK / RANSOM -Looking for info on my ggf and ggm, Joseph PERSEIN and Matilda (OCACEK) PERSEIN. Emigrated from old Austria during the late 1880's or early 1890's. First settled in New York City, and then removed to Chicago after 1909. Children were Mary Cecelia PERSEIN b. 1887 in Prague, Austria; married to John R. RANSOM (my grandparents); Joe or Joseph PERSEIN b. 1890-1900; and Willie or William PERSEIN b. 1890-1900. The family spoke and wrote in Yiddish. Any information or advise where to obtain information would be greatly appreciated! Robert J. Ransom, JR Sonoma County, CA 26 Jan 1998

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PICHA / URBANEK / FENCL - Seeking information on Matias (Matej) PICHA - b. in Bohemia 22 Feb 1858. Emmigrated to US - Minnesota. Arrived in Baltimore aboard ship Baltimore on 9 Apr 1875. Is said to have moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in Minnesota on first arriving in US. Later moved to La Crosse, WI where he married Anna URBANEK on 16 Dec 1879. His father's name is given as Franz PICHA and his mother's name was said to be Anna ??

Anna URBANEK - b. 3 May 1860/1 in Lidice (Ledice, Lednice), Bohemia. ( I realize any records for her were probably lost when the village was destroyed during WW II.) Father: John (Jan) URBANEK - b. 2 Jun 1825-30 in ? Lednice(Lidice,Ledice)Bohemia Mother: Maria FENCL (FENCIL, FEUCIL,) b 6 Aug 1841 in Hadacka, Bohemia Siblings: Terresia Rosalia URBANEK - b. abt 1864 in Lidice,Bohemia

The URBANEK family emmigrated to the US - WI between 1864 - 1866. They settled in the township of Washington, La Crosse County, WI. Any information gratefully received. Barbara E Matz 10 May 1998

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PONEC -I am looking for information regarding in the name PONEC--which is Czech. But I understand the name was derived from the name PONCE and those that emigrated from Spain in the l6-l7 Century to Bohemia. I understand there is a book or paper written by a man named PRASEK regarding the origin of the name. It was written prior to l9l8. The book may be "Dejiny Cech a Moravy nove doby" Prasek wrote volumes 7-10 of this book, other volumes were written by Swatek, Koran, Rezek. Prasek was researching his wife's heritage back to l6-l7 Century SPAIN and the name at that time was PONCE. kuiipo@juno.com updated 8 March 1998

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PRCHAL -I am seeking any information related to the PRCHAL family. My great-grandfather, Frantisek PRCHAL, immigrated to the Chicago, Illinois, area in the late 1800s or early 1900s. He probably came from Prague. Also, what does "PRCHAL" mean? I've heard it means "dripping of water" and read it means "deserter or fugitive." Am I a drip, or am I on the run? Thanks! Tim Prchal 13 March 1998

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RAFFEL / HLAVSA -Louis RAFFEL, born in Prague cir. 1870-1880. Any information on him and/or ancestors would be greatly appreciated. He married Elizabeth HLAVSA, born in St. Louis, Missouri cir. 1880. Linda DeHaven 17 Feb 1998

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SAMZ / MEIER / HYNNA -Seeking information on the Johann and Francis (MEIER) SAMZ family of Furwitz, Bohemia (aka. Vribice, Dekov, Czech Republic). They settled in Mishicot, Wisconsin in 1868. Carl SAMZ, a brother, settled on Newberry St. in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, Anna HYNNA, and children. Jim Heyroth 7 Feb 1998

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SAPPE'E / SAPPE / BENESCH -My great-grandfather Anthony SAPPE'E/SAPPE,arrived in N.Y.C from Bohemia,in 1881; he was 12 years old. He married Annie BENESCH; they had three children. He was a N.Y.C. policeman, and died around 1908. Thank you. Annie Sappe' 13 March 1998

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SEGER -SEGER, Mlada Boleslav, Bohemia, about 1864 Geof P. Robinson 02 Feb 1998

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SKWOR / KACIREK -Frantisek SKWOR b.1817 d.1909, wife: Katerina KACIREK b. 1821, d. 1897. Both born in Bohemia, came to America, settled on a farm in Manitowoc County, WI. Children: Wenzel, Joseph, Marie, Barbara. Anyone searching for the SKWOR family? Let me know. Lois Vawter 10 May 1998

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SMITH / PETERSEN / ADSIT / STITES /FURTSCH -Looking for ancestors and decedants of these five siblings. Ferdinand SMITH, Lillian SMITH (PETERSEN),Mary SMITH (ADSIT). Anne SMTH STITES) and Joseph SMITH (FURTSCH). Their parents names are unkown but were born in Bohemia (CZ). I do know that their one son Joseph SMITH was born in Bohemia on June 17,1865. Karen Chasse

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SOUKUP / SLIVKA / MALEC / ZAJICEK -I am looking for these surnames. They all came from Czechoslovakia. My great grand parents I believe came from at town called Zakacek located in Bohemia. They emmigrated to the US in 1867 to Cleveland, Ohio. JBW1004@aol.com 1 March 1998

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STEPAN / HERBACK -I am researching my mother's side of the family that includes her father Rudolph STEPAN and the grandfather Vincent. Rudolph born Kewaunee, Wi 1867, d. 1893 Prescott, Az., m Annie Catherine HERBACK b 1870 Shwano, Wi., d 1937 Bay Harbor, Fl. Vincent STEPAN b.Slavetin, Bohemia d.1890 USA place unknown, presumed Wi. Spouse Barbara, last name unknown, also b Slavetin. Any guidance, suggestions or comments that might assist me in linking up to the STEPAN's in Bohemia, Rep of Cz, to spouse Barbara family, and HERBACK family will be appreciated. Thank you. Maurice Holladay Pacific Grove, CA 27 March 1998

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STRAKA -Seeking information on the Peter and Anna STRAKA family of Taus, Bohemia (aka. Domazlice, Domazlice, Czech Republic). They and their children settled in Kossuth Twnshp., Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in 1848. Jim Heyroth 8 March 1998

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VOTKE / VOZAB -Seeking information and connections:
Henry VOTKE b. 1862 in Bohemia, d. April 10, 1930 in Queens, NY; married to Mary VOZAB b. 1863 in Bohemia, d. October 22, 1951 in Queens, NY.
Children were:
Marie b. 1899 d. 1981
Josephine
Frank "Hank" Henry
Barbara
Charles b. 1892
Mary came to the U. S. in 1880 aboard the SS. Hohenstauffen. She and Henry are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn. lepc62@quancon.com 8 March 1998

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WAGNER / GRYZEL / GRYZA / GRUEZEL / KRUESSEL -Is anyone aware of any resources that might assist me in trying to narrow own a geographical area within Bohemia where my ancestors were from based on their surnames? (like Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames). My family was Roman Catholic and left Bohemia for Lodz in the early 1820's but I don't know where in Bohemia to start looking! The family names were WAGNER and GRYZEL/GRYZA/GRUEZEL or KRUESSEL. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Brian Tosczak 29 Jan 1998

ZITKA / KUFFEL / KUPFEL / KOFEL -ZITKA was my paternalgrandmothers maidenname. Her father came from Bohemia in about 1850. Her mother's last name was the spelling of the above three names or a variation. I have been unable to locate much about her as the county records were not very comprehensive prior to 1900. She died in 1898. Thanks forany help that you could give me. Jan Cornelius 1 March 1998

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