At 07:05 PM 2/8/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>John, thanks for your help! I knew that you would come through. Orendas
>was a particularly hard name for me to trace as I truly thought it was
>Hungarian. I did find Macko in the towns you listed, plus some others like
>Nitra and Jaklovce, but have not gotten further. There are also Mackos in
>Although my great grandfather had a middle name, their first child Emil(b.
>1902d.1903) was buried in St. Peter's Greek Catholic Cemetery in Garfield
>New Jersey. Could it be that Mary was GC?
> ----- Original Message -----
This may not be of any help.The EIDB has a John Maczko, 47, 283 Main Ave.,
Passaic NY (?), arriving in 1922. If the age is correct, his birth year
would be 1875. They made a mistake in putting Passaic in NY. If they read
41 as 47 then that would put his birth date at 1881. This John was
naturalized on 3/30/1911 in Passaic. 283 Main Ave. appears to be about 2
miles from the Market St. address. Did they also live at that Market St.
address? If it was the John you were interested in, passport
information, if available, might tell you where he visited although it
would probably not show the town. Since he was a citizen, the manifest did
not give any information on where he was coming from. I don't know if the
passenger list would give additional information.
The Macko name, as you have said, is pretty common in Slovakia. Maczko is
also used. The Orendas name is far less common. I tried some of the major
cities and only found three in Kosice beside the two villages I mentioned
in the last post. If you had some other source of information such as
naturalization papers, death certificates, church records in Passiac, etc,
they might help you identify the villages.
I believe the GC church registers for Sec^ovska Polianka are with the Cabov
records and the RC register films are with the Parchovany records. The
Sec^ovce records are RC and Evangelical and should be with the Sec^ovce
church records. To find the FHC film numbers got to
and do a
Place Search on Cabov, Parchovany and Secovce. It is likely that one of
them was Greek Catholic and it appears more likely she was since he did
have a middle name. That would lead me to believe she was from Sec^ovska
Polianka, if we have the correct town, because there are GC church records
(and RC also) for that village and although there are no Macko/Maczko in
the village now, there may have been at that time. Good luck.
> From: John M,
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 6:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [S-R] Maczko, Macko, Orendas
> At 09:34 PM 2/8/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> >I am looking for information regarding John Emil Maczko born approx
> >1881-d approx 1951 somewhere in Slovakia married Mary Orendas b.
> >approx 1880 d 1934.
> I noticed there were a few Orendas in the EIDB from Szecspolyanka,
> which is
> now Sec^ovska Polianka in Eastern Slovakia. When I searched the directory
> for using Ore for the surname and Sec for the town I came up with two
> Orendas in Sec^ovska Polianka and one in Sec^ovce. Doing a search on Mac
> and Sec, I came up with five Macko in Sec^ovce and none in Sec^ovska
> Polianka. I found a Jan Macko in Dvorianky about four miles south of
> Sec^ovska Polianka. Sec^ovska Polianka is about 10 miles NNE from
> Sec^ovce. The fact that John had a middle name would indicate that he was
> probably Roman Catholic. Greek Catholics are baptized and confirmed at
> same time and normally do not have a middle name. My father's name was
> Maczko when he emigrated and it was Anglicized to Matsko early on.
> John M.
> >They emigrated to Passaic New Jersey where they
> >had a grocery store at 230 Market St. Any help would be greatly
> >appreciated. I do have photos that could be uploaded, if anyone
> >thinks that would help. Many thanks!
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