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22588RE: [S-R] Searching for information on my ggm Mary Matko

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  • Michele Baker
    May 2, 2009
      Not so far. I will contact you off-line if I find anything more.



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      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of gjederman
      Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2009 5:04 PM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Searching for information on my ggm Mary Matko








      That idea has been a two edged sword in my search because I was often told
      that Mehal was the anglicized version of Mihal and Michal which were/are
      very common. Like "Jones" I guess. My ggm Mary died in 1949 in Brockway, PA.
      Does that connect in any way? G

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, "Michele Baker" <mbaker4@...> wrote:
      >
      > This is getting more interesting . Your latest message has another name
      > that's of interest to me. George Sopchak's (my Mary Matcko's spouse)
      > mother's name was Michal, or at least that is the spelling our family
      shows.
      > Have more information on George provided by a local researcher based in
      > Kosice before my visit to the area in 2005. I will see what I can locate.
      > I am curious to see what spellings there are for "Michal."
      >
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      > Michele
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      > ggfs name Mehal (Mihal, Mehalik, Mehalko, Mahal...)
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      > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@
      <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of gjederman
      > Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:31 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Searching for information on my ggm Mary Matko
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      > Thanks for sharing the info. I'm going back through my notes to see if
      there
      > are any dots to connect. A few years ago, when I was focusing on my ggfs
      > name Mehal (Mihal, Mehalik, Mehalko, Mahal...) I received some information
      > stating that he may have been from Hazlin, in NE Slovakia. I'll check a
      map
      > to see where that is in relation to Bardejou. G
      >
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com, "Michele Baker" <mbaker4@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi v/r G,
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > My ggm's name was Mary Matcko. There is nothing to indicate she is
      related
      > > to your ggm, at least not in the U.S. I have yet to track her relatives
      in
      > > the states or her village but here's some information that may proof
      > helpful
      > > in your search.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > What I know .
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -- b. 1865; birth locations shown as Austria and Poland,
      > >
      > > -- married George Sopchak/Sopcak, m. date and location unk,
      > >
      > > -- George's baptismal certificate shows b. 1865, Jastrabie nad Tonplou,
      > > Slovakia (near Hlinne),
      > >
      > > -- found no arrival record for Mary or her spouse,
      > >
      > > -- family was supposed to have made return trip to homeland when first
      > child
      > > (my gr-m) was young child; have found no record of this trip,
      > >
      > > -- my gr-m said her younger brother died at sea during this trip,
      > >
      > > -- first child stated b.1890; have not found birth certificate, told she
      > was
      > > born in NY, but . ???
      > >
      > > -- second child b. 1898, Bayonne, NJ
      > >
      > > -- came route -- New Jersey, Wisconsin, Washington State
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Found various spellings for Mary's last name.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -- Masko, Matko, Mathsco, Maczko, (this may be the Slovak spelling;
      found
      > > this spelling common in Bardejov, Slovakia),
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -- found a posting by researcher with family name of Matsko with
      ancestral
      > > villages around Bardejov area (have had no luck in contacting this
      > indivual)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Good luck
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@
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      > > Behalf Of gjederman
      > > Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 5:00 PM
      > > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [S-R] Searching for information on my ggm Mary Matko
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi, this is my first post, I'm new to the group. I joined to see if I
      can
      > > learn more about my family and their Slovak culture. I'm focusing on my
      > ggm,
      > > Mary Matko, 1863-1949. She married John Mehal o/a 1881 and they
      immigrated
      > > to the States o/a 1890 (but it could have been earlier depending on
      which
      > > census we're looking at) with one daughter Annie, 1888-1987. They
      settled
      > in
      > > Snyder Township, Jefferson Co, PA. They were Catholic.
      > >
      > > What I don't know:
      > > -What village she came from. Presumably her husband came from the same
      or
      > a
      > > nearby village.
      > > -Was her maiden name actually spelled "Matko"
      > >
      > > What I'm almost certain of:
      > > - Her husband's last name "Mehal" was anglicized o/a the time of
      > > immigration. The 1910 census uses the Mehal spelling.
      > >
      > > The reason I'm focusing on Mary Matko is because there seem to be fewer
      > > variations of the Matko name spelling. But the pre-immigration spelling
      > > possibilities for Mehal are numerous.
      > >
      > > If anyone has any recommendations, similar experiences, or a Matko or
      > Mehal
      > > somewhere in their tree it would be great to hear from you. Thanks much.
      > v/r
      > > G
      > >
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      > >
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