--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "Jo Mulvey" <jm1734@h...> wrote:
> In the Ellis Island archives my Grandmother and great aunnt give
their place of residence as Nejaunau - Searches in Shtetlseeker and
mapquest have turned up nothing like. ANy guesses on what this towwn
could really be are welcome- Family stories say Grandmother was
romanian but lived in Budapest. Her name was Poszipanka if that
> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
The Ellis Island Passenger Records are full of misspelled place names
especially in German ship manifests.
Poszipanka would be a Hungarian surname spelling.
In Hungarian the letter sz is pron. s.
Romania is a good possibility although Nejauhau doesn't look Romanian.
-auhau 'sounds like' something said in German ?
Transylvania which used to be part of Hungary later became part of
After WW I, Romania annexed part of former Austro-Hungarian Empire
territory , as an Allied reward for switching sides during the war.
Romanian isn't a Slavic language , but a Romance language like French
How are you ?
Ce mai facet,i ? Romanian
Comment allez-vous ? French
Come sta ? Italian
My best guess would be Nejovelu which is located 50 miles WNW of
Even if so, because of its civil (crime) and economic problems before
and after the fall of the former Communist leader don't even bother
to look for possible surname records.
In 1989 Romanians revolted against the repressive dictatorship of
Nicolae Ceausescu, the country's president and Communist Party
Ceausescu was executed.