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25498RE: [S-R] Piszana, Slovakia

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  • Janet Kozlay
    Mar 2, 2010
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      You can find examples of both outcomes-widows remarrying, even in their 50s,
      usually with widowers, and widows who remained unmarried. Remember that
      above all, marriages constituted an economic unit with the husband "bringing
      home the bacon," so to speak, and the wife running the household. The loss
      of either one would usually make life difficult for the one left behind. In
      your case, however, her 22-year-old son would have been old enough to become
      the head of the household.

      When an individual became widowed, remarriage usually took place quickly, in
      the vast majority of cases within the year. You may find the bride of this
      second marriage under her maiden name with the note that she was "widow of

      My records include a marriage with an evangelical priest who died when their
      child was an infant. She returned to her "home town" and did not remarry. I
      strongly suspect that she was supported by the child's godfather, a
      prominent and wealthy noble.

      In another case, the wife was left with three infant children when her
      teacher husband committed suicide. She did not remarry either, probably
      because of the stigma attached to her husband's suicide. In her case it led
      to extreme poverty.



      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Michael Mojher
      Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 1:58 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Piszana, Slovakia

      A speculation. In the middle 1800's 52 years old would not have been
      considered "relatively young". "The female life span in the 1800's was 57
      years old which is a four year difference with the males in the 1800's .The
      male's life span on average lived to be about 53 years old."
      By the ages of the children, "22 to 6" and "who served in Mikulasova for
      over 22 years", one would think they were an established family in the
      village. Especially, so because the husband was the Greek Catholic priest. A
      respected family also. I would believe the widow would stay on in the
      village. The only reason I could see her moving out is if she re-married.
      And since she was in her "sunset" years of her life I doubt that she would

      Miklusovce has a population of 330. Sedice is 4 km / 2.4 miles away has a
      population of 1,024. I would suspect Miklusovce would be an affilated
      parish. But the truth is Miklusovce is on the online records under Greek
      Catholic and Sedice is to be found in the Roman Catholic records.

      From: jtgen96
      Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 8:42 PM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Piszana, Slovakia

      Thank you. The religion is Greek Catholic.

      Would you be willing to speculate about this situation for me? If a woman in
      the middle 1800's was married to a Greek Catholic priest, who served in
      Mikulasova for over 22 years, died at the relatively young age of 52 and
      left her with 6 children ages 22 to 6 would she most likely stay in that
      town as a widow to raise her children?

      In what other town would records for Mikulasova be kept?

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich" <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
      > Hello jtgen96?
      > You did not state which religion you are researching. Crucial.
      > Piszana is the old Magyar spelling for present-day Nisna Pisana and Vysna
      > Pisana.
      > Greek Catholic Records for these villages were also kept in SVIDNIK.
      > Regards,
      > Bill
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@
      <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of jtgen96
      > Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 8:40 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [S-R] Piszana, Slovakia
      > The family history Search website just recently made available on-line
      > records from Eastern Slovakia. This was very exciting for us. We have
      > found birth records, marriage records, and death records for several
      > ancestors here.
      > We have been looking for some time for birth records for great-grandfather
      > (and someone who is possibly his brother) to trace the line further back.
      > We know that great-grandfather was born about 1825 Piszana. We were so
      > excited to find Piszana films on the site, but unfortunately they started
      > 1860. Our friend who has read many of these films says that in cases of
      > this sort she often finds the record in a nearby larger church (in a more
      > major town during that time period) where records were kept for that town.
      > She feels sure that we would find these earlier records for Piszana in a
      > "cathedral church."

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