On your families list, I noticed Zapalac which I think we have discussed
before. Could you refresh my memory? Do you have info. on the GG(?)
grandmother Zapalac who would have been born in Moravia in the 1810s or
1820s? If so, who did she marry?
The more I look at this the more I am convinced that Martin Stepan along
with 5 family members and the Zapalac family with a large number of family
members arrived in Galveston in June, 1855 on the Von Vinek and, for some
reason, were traveling under the names: "Stephan" and Zatalates". See IDB
@GSM. The Von Venek sailed from Germany which means a German crew
transporting a large group of Moravians so perhaps the person responsible
for preparint the passenger list "wrote what his ears heard".
According to a family researcher, they settled in Washington County and are
buried in Wesley Cemetery. Seems like everything I look at fits except the
spelling of the last names.
Just a thought,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Lyon" <patsroar@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: [TexasCzechs] Re: new member Doris
> Welcome Doris! You really need to be in touch with the folks from the
> McLennan-Hill County chapter of the Texas Czech Heritage Society. You
> should be able to get a lot of info from the folks on this site.
> Pat Sommerfeld Lyon (mother Anna Victoria Urban, father Rinert F.
> Researching Maternal line:
> From Novy Hrozenkov, Moravia: Urban, Orsag/Orsak, Malik, Zbranek, Vasku,
> Uherek, Zapalac
> From Frystak, Moravia: Svach, Simik
> Other: Gaas, Vavra, Kunetka, Jarma, Prochaska, Bacak, Stasny,
> Ledvig/Ladwig/Ladeweg, Hubanek, Soukup, Cabron, Rejcek,Slovak, Kmiec,
> Mechal/Michel?, et al
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