Your ancestors will surely not be confined to ony one village of Hniezdne.
Here are the abstracts from the 1869 Census for Jarabina, that is close to Hniezdne;
Anna Chobor, *1808, widow
Maria Varsik,*1836, his wife
Katarina Reday,*1850, his wife
House # 176
Maria Zubricky,*1838, his wife
Maria Chobor,*1847, daughter
Chobor is the spelling you will find in old church records. To be pronounced as Hobor.
All the Chobors above were born in Jarabina.
----- Original Message -----
From: ginny schulze
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:21 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Kniesen (Hniezdne) -Hobor - Raab
Ron, thanks for your comments, however, this note is
for you or anyone who has traveled in Slovakia. I am
planning a trip next spring with my husband, sister
and cousin to Hniezdne (Kniesen). We plan to fly into
Berlin, spend 3 nights there (researching my husband's
family as well as seeing the local sights), then
renting a car to drive to Prague for one night, then
on to Poprad or Tatranska Lomnica for 4 nights,
touring Hniezdne and surrounding areas to research our
roots. (Family surnames are Hobor and Raab, the local
Catholic Church is St. Bartolomaeus) Our ancestors
immigrated from Kniesen to Philadelphia around 1895.
We plan to continue driving to Budapest and then fly
home from Vienna. We only speak English, so please
advise if we are getting in over our heads. Are the
Hi-ways and roadside areas traveler friendly? We are
all well traveled people, however, have never
attempted a trip such as this. Would you suggest the
train from Berlin, to each our our stops, all the way
through to Vienna. All comments and suggestions are
Thanks, Ginny Schulze, Pennsylvania
--- Ron Matviyak <amiak@...> wrote:
> I just drove through Plavnica a few weeks ago. Yes,
> you do want to take
> some public transportation from Prague unless you
> are used to driving in
> European traffic and you can adapt to making three
> lane roads out of two
> lane rods on an impromptu basis. It is a hard 8
> hours drive from Prague to
> Plavnica and it is also criminal to pass by so many
> beautiful places! When
> you do get around to driving it, take your time and
> enjoy it!
> For ease and time I would suggest lying from Prague
> to Kosice or Poprad and
> renting a car. Bratislava is still a fair drive
> from Plavnica. You can
> take trains or busses, and this will allow you to
> mingle with the local
> people as well. Ask yourself if you are a healthy
> walker as well, and go
> with good walking shoes if at all possible. Be
> ready for Appalachian type
> mountains if you leave the road system. It is a
> beautiful area, so take as
> much time as you can and enjoy it! If you do not
> stay with relatives, there
> are rooms in Lubovna Kupella and Stara Lubovna, not
> too many km from the
> Ah, hiring a driver that can also double as
> translator is a good idea, as
> you proposed.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susan Friedhaber-Hard <barclaypenn@...>
> To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [S-R] More for the Plavnica message
> > Dear Michael,
> > I would appreciate any practical information you
> can give me about
> travelling to the Plavnica area; after you return.
> For example, does one fly
> to Bratislava first and hire a driver?? If I wanted
> to go to Prague also, it
> seems far enough away from Plavnica, that it might
> be most sensible to fly
> there from a city near Plavnica, as opposed to
> taking a train or driving. I
> hope you have a wonderful trip.
> > Susan Friedhaber-Hard
> > Michael Mojher <mgmojher@...> wrote: For
> three years I have been
> tracing my roots in Plavnica and Hromos. One
> > of the names in my family tree is Margaretha
> > Through my local Family History Center I was
> able to order four rolls
> > film that have the records for Plavnica beginning
> in the 1600's and going
> > the 1920's.
> > In a week I will be leaving for Slovakia and
> will spend a week in the
> > Plavnica area. I would be happy to share what I
> have when I get back in
> > August.
> > The Dracula castle story isn't possible since
> it is located in the
> > Wallachia district of Romania.
> > Michael Mojher
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "barclaypenn" <barclaypenn@...>
> > To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:23 PM
> > Subject: [S-R] More for the Plavnica message
> > >
> > > I'm new to this Listserv and in my haste I
> forgot a few things.
> > > I need to add that Plavnica is in Slovakia, near
> the Polish border.
> > >
> > > I need to add that my name is Susan (named after
> my grandmother) and
> > > that I live in Western New York.
> > >
> > > Please see my previous message for the rest:
> > > Searching for roots on the names Pruzinsky &
> Lynch (Lynka) &
> > > McCluskey & Sekelsky & Parana all who were
> originally from Plavnica.
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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