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18149Re: [S-R] Score! Finally verified place of birth for my great-grandfather.

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  • jmellicant
    Sep 6, 2007
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      That's incredible! Thank you so very much. My email is
      slovakroots@... (and yes, I created that just to use on this
      forum).


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Marilyn Hertenstein"
      <mjhertenstein@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have a copy of a record of a Joannes Melikant, born June 23,
      baptized June
      > 24, 1875, son of Joannes Melikant of Olsse and Helena Franko of
      > Csepanfalvu, Catholic, and a term which a few of us some time ago
      determined
      > to be miner because the area had lots of mineral mines. Michael and
      > Elizabeth Krajnyak were Godparents or witnesses, and Joannes Mihalik
      was the
      > Minister. The family resided in Olsse #84. If you give me your email
      > address, I can send it to you.
      >
      > Marilyn
      > mjhertenstein@...
      > (My grandparents were baptized in the same church. VARSA was their
      name)
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of jmellicant
      > Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:50 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Score! Finally verified place of birth for my
      > great-grandfather.
      >
      >
      >
      > John Mellikant was born 23 Jun 1874 and Mary Hrisz was born on 12 Aug
      > 1884 (both my and my oldest daughter's b-day is Aug 12).
      >
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com, "Marilyn Hertenstein"
      > <mjhertenstein@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have been researching in the records from Markusovce, Slovakia (St.
      > > Michaels Roman Catholic Church), from LDS, and I have seen many
      > listings for
      > > the name Melinkant and most of the time they are from Olsse. The
      > ancient
      > > script used in the books often shows the double "s" looking like "fs"
      > > without the "f" being crossed, so be aware that if is a double S and
      > not FS.
      > > I have an 1800 map showing "Iglo" where more modern maps show
      > Spisska Nova
      > > Ves, which I can forward to you if you like.
      > >
      > > Do you have an exact date of birth, or just a guess? Do you have a
      > date of
      > > birth for Maria? There are Hritz from that area also.
      > >
      > > Happy Hunting,
      > > Marilyn
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com] On
      > > Behalf Of jmellicant
      > > Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:10 PM
      > > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [S-R] Score! Finally verified place of birth for my
      > > great-grandfather.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > First I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Jim Mellicant. I've
      > > just developed the "genealogy bug" about a month ago (thirty years too
      > > late, afaic) and I've been lurking here for about that time.
      > >
      > > My family name originally (at least in the US) was Mellikant but my
      > > father's birth certificate had an improper spelling and because he
      > > grew up in a foster home the name stuck.
      > >
      > > Because of the circumstances of my father's childhood we have very
      > > little info regarding his family. The few things I did know was the
      > > country of origin may have been a town called Olshow somehere in the
      > > Austria Hungary Empire. I have been able to piece together some info
      > > online but would welcome any advice anyone may have to offer.
      > >
      > > My great-grandfather's name was John Valentine Mellikant and he was
      > > born in 1874 and immigrated to the US in 1894. He settled in Chicago
      > > and married Mary Hrisz who also immigrated to the US but in 1896 (from
      > > exactly where I don't yet know).
      > >
      > > Today I learned that he put Iglo, Austria as his place of birth on his
      > > WWI Draft Registration Card. (My father visited the National Archives
      > > office in Chicago yesterday and got the record.)
      > >
      > > Prior to this, from online research, I speculated that he came from
      > > Olsse, Slovakia near Spisska Nova Ves. There are many existing
      > > Melikant's in the area (original family name spelling?) and from some
      > > other "Melikant" documents I've found on the web this looked
      > > promising. I have been able to associate Iglo and Spisska Nova Ves
      > > online so I think there is a definite connection.
      > >
      > > As I said I'd appreciate any comments or observations anyone my want
      > > to toss my way. Thanks.
      > >
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