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24609Re: [S-R] 1910 Census Austria-Bohemia any idea to reigon?

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  • Margo Smith
    Jan 4, 2010
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      Dan, Pilsen (Chicago) was a very densely populated neighborhood.  In 1930, there were about 66,200 people, of whom 6,567 were Czech or Slovak.  It had the most Czechs of any neighborhood in Chicago then.  Readily available data would not indicate which village or town in CZ each person in Pilsen was from.  However, you could answer your question by looking at naturalization records which give the address of residence in Chicago and the town or origin.  Then you could look at the passenger ship manifests to see who the people traveled with.

      The Community Area Factbook was published right after the 1920 and 1930 etc. federal censuses.  It gave a profile of the neighborhood, e.g. Pilsen, in say 1920 and compared it to the situation the prior decade, e.g. 1910.  About 1 or 2 pp. per neighborhood.  If you are in the Chicago area, you can find these books at university libraries.  If you are elsewhere, try requesting the books on interlibrary loan from your local public library.

      Having examined the parish records from Sacred Heart Church (Huron and Oakley) in Chicago, it appears that the Slovaks in that neighborhood tended to be from the Turiec Valley before 1920.  But so far as I know, they did not migrate together.  They migrated in ones and twos, and then settled in this neighborhood.  Chains.  The neighborhood where they first lived, further east on Huron, is now underneath the Kennedy Expressway and does not exist.  Even the church building is now condos.

      Pilsen is now a vibrant neighborhood, a port of entry for Mexicans since at least 1970.


      From: koudelkadaniel <koudelkadaniel@...>
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sat, January 2, 2010 12:20:37 AM
      Subject: [S-R] 1910 Census Austria-Bohemia any idea to reigon?

      My grand parents i found landed in the pilsen area in chicago
      from the Austria-Bohemia origins on the 1910 census would you think groups migrated together and settled in groups from same areas in Czech?
      Dan Koudelka

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