--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., jwjhusar@w... wrote:
> Thank you to everyone who responded to my first query.
> One more question ( or verification). Teplicka, Spis-ska, Slovakia
was part of Austria-Hungary during the 1890's.
> Was Tapolca, Hungary, once Teplicka, Spis-ska, Slovakia?
> The reason for asking is that on GF's SS5 it lists place of birth
as Teplica, Spis Co.,Slovakia. The 1910 census from Penn. lists him
from Austria. His naturalization certificate lists him as a subject of
Hungary. I can follow all this through the time and bondary
changes,but his WW1 discharge paper lists him from Tapolca, Hungary.
Could this be possibly be a misinterpretation by the person filling
out any of the paperwork? From what I can decipher from looking at
maps, Tapolca, Hungary is quite a distance from Slovakia.
> Also, if anyone has Husar in their background, please contact me.
> Once again, a heartfelt thank you to any response.
> Joe G. Husar
Just a case of mistaken identity due to transliteration of places
names from Hungarian to Slovak language.
There are two places named Teplic^ka located in Slovakia.
1) Teplic^ka nad Váhom (Sv) Vágtapolca (H) located in western
2) Teplic^ka (Sv) Hernádtapolca (H) located near Spis^ská Nová Ves
(Sv) Igló (H) in eastern Slovakia.
Spis^ z^upa (county) was formerly called Szepes Megye (county) when
part of Upper-Hungary under the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918)
(The Slovak z^upy system for counties was discontinued in 1922)
Administrative term used now is okres (district)
About a dozen places in Slovakia bore the Hungarian prefix Hernád -
they were changed to their Slovak names after WW I.
Then there is a town also called Tapolca/Tapolcza/Tapolezai located
88 miles WSW of Budapest and near Lake Balaton in current Hungary.
It wasn't until the 1920 US Census that countries of origin began to
be changed to reflect the post-war political realities of Europe.
In fact, in the 1900/1910 U.S. Census enumerations, AH, Austria,
Hungary, Austro-Hung, or some other combination (meaning the former
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and earlier Austrian Empire territories)
was usually used.
Initially after the peace treaty, the term Slovakland was used in US
Census enumerations to differeniate from Czech-Bohemia (and before the
name Czechoslovakia began to be commonly used)