18149Re: [S-R] Score! Finally verified place of birth for my great-grandfather.
- Sep 6, 2007That's incredible! Thank you so very much. My email is
slovakroots@... (and yes, I created that just to use on this
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Marilyn Hertenstein"
> I have a copy of a record of a Joannes Melikant, born June 23,
> 24, 1875, son of Joannes Melikant of Olsse and Helena Franko ofdetermined
> Csepanfalvu, Catholic, and a term which a few of us some time ago
> to be miner because the area had lots of mineral mines. Michael andwas the
> Elizabeth Krajnyak were Godparents or witnesses, and Joannes Mihalik
> Minister. The family resided in Olsse #84. If you give me your emailname)
> address, I can send it to you.
> (My grandparents were baptized in the same church. VARSA was their
> From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Behalf Of jmellicantyahoogroups.com
> 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
> 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
> > 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>
> [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>
> > 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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