At 11:47 PM 12/6/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Yes I am told there was a tile factory that they worked in at Toronto.
>We were also told that the Rankel family owned a glass factory in the
>old country, it was also indicated that they produced Rankel jars for
>preserves. We have not been able to confirm any of this. Wouldn't it be
>wonderful to find it was true, you have given me new hope.
>This is getting more exciting all the time, it looks like they may have
>existed after all, I have begun thinking they were dropped from outer
>space :)) I hope to get to our history center and order some film very
I'll write to my cousin in Krize to see if he can find out who owned the
glass factory and what the product was. He is in his early seventies so he
may have a recollection of hearing about it. I was taken to the site of
the factory south of town and could still see glass fragments on the ground
although there was no evidence of any remnants of a structure there. Good
> > >
> > >Francis Ples, born Kriz, Hung., son of Ferdinand Ples and Barbara
> > >Dabrowska, married Ludmilla Rankel, born Krize, daughter of Michael
> > >Rankel and Josepha Pepi. Witnesses: Georg Nozhal and John Brushwalski.
> > I found an Anton (40)(wife Maria not emigrating) and Bela Rankel (13) in
> > the EIDB emigrating from Bartha (looks like Bartfa, which is currently
> > Bardejov and a few miles NE of Krize) in 1913. My family used to walk to
> > Bardejov from Krize. They were headed for Toronto, Ohio where many of the
> > families from Kriz^e emigrated. As I said in an earlier post, Krize also
> > had a glass factory. Some of the raw materials were brought to Kriz^e from
> > Bardejov by wagon. The Krize area is well forested so the fuel for the
> > huta may have been wood. If I recall correctly, Toronto had a glass or
> > pottery factory.
> > John
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