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, bemimitwo@a... wrote:
> HI FRANK,
> I DONT KNOW WHAT HIS FIRST NAME WAS YET BUT HOPE TO FIND OUT SOON
. I WILL
> AGAIN TRY TO ASK THE FAMILY IN CZ THEY ARE LISTED IN THE HODINEN]
AREA [I KNOW
> THAT'S NOT CORRECT SPELLING!]
> THE TABLE CLOTH HAS LIONS ON IT BUT I HAVE SO MANY CZECH FAMILY IM
> WHOS IT IS THERE ARE PRASEK, JISKRA,NEMECEK,SEDLAR AND COULD BE ANY
> THOSE SURS.
> WEAVING AND NEEDLE WORK WAS COMMON IN THE FAMILY AND I HAVE EVEN AN
> COSTUME. THE NEMECEK SIDE WAS INVOLVED WITH AN OKENKA IN RESTORING
> WINDMILL .
> I HAVE ALSO A PAINTING OF MY GRANDMOTHER SITTING IN BACK OF THE
> I SO WISH I WOULD HAVE LISTENED MORE TO THE STORY'S WHEN I WAS I
> THEY WERE SUCH A PROUD FAMILY AND FOR GOOD REASON!
> OTHER FAMILY NAMES HRBAC,ZAK,JAGOS, MIHALIK,MIKLOSKO,TOMES
> MAY BE I TALK TOO MUCH!
> THANKS JENNIFER
Lipov (1 church) is a small settlement located just east of
and 3 miles distant from Kuz^elov (2 churches).
Kuz^elov is located 160 miles ESE of Praha in Moravia, Czech Republic.
A even smaller settlement Malá Vrkba is located 2 miles distant
Kuz^elov and just south of Lipov.
Ellis Island Records list 1,025 surnames ZAK and 27 surnames OKENKA
who had emigrated to US 1892-1924.
The surnames OKENKA were mainly from Malá Vrkba and 5 were from
These surnames seemed to be associated with Toledo, Ohio.
Nemecek is the 97th most common Czech surname.
A diminutive form of the 21st most common Czech surname Nemec meaning
EIR list 116 surnames NEMECEK who emigrated to US, including 5
from Lipov and 4 surnames from Kuz^elov.
In 1910, a Katerina Namecek, age 17, born in Malá Vrkba had
her brother's Jan (John) Nemecek address in Toledo, Ohio.
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