32495Re: [S-R] Re: Berdak, Pustaj
- Apr 2, 2012John,
This is a link to a 1910 Map of Saros County - http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/saros.jpg This would be where okres Presov on your Berdak surname list of locations would be.
This is a link to a diagram showing how the Hungarian counties would appear over the modern Slovak counties -http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/Documents/Slovakia_Hungary_Counties.jpg
In the far right green area you will see the cities of Varnov, Humenne and Michalovce sit within their respective counties. Part of modern Varnov nad Topl’ou county in the upper left sits within old Saros county. An area where the village of Pakostov is located.
An information page on Pakostov - http://en.e-obce.sk/obec/pakostov/pakostov.html Now in okres Humenne. Pakostov SURNAMES in 2005 (used from the current phone book): Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdak Berdakova Berdakova Berdakova ; 12 males, 3 females.
This is a link to modern Slovakia Saris - http://www.saris.eu.sk/en
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 11:21 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Berdak, Pustaj
Your Andrew Berdak appears to have arrived in Castle Garden, New York, on 12 Aug 1887 via Hamburg aboard the Polynesia. The manifest says age 22 so born about 1865. Record says he is of Hungarian Nationality. No more here; but the Hamburg shipping records which still exist, record his departure from Hamburg and say he is from Saros county Hungary and is travelling with Elizabeth and John Novotny from the same place.
--- In mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com, "JohnS" <john@...> wrote:
> I am ready to dig into my Dad's Mother's family, my paternal grandmother. Her father's name was Andrej Berdak (born 1865) and mother's name was Anna Pustaj (1875). Ellis Island seaches are fruitless so they must have arrived prior to it's opening. We know they were Slovak but have no idea of where in Slovakia. For some reason we assume the eastern region. They may have been Rusyn. Looking for either name on Slovak-Roots is also fruitless. We live(d) in Westmoreland County, PA.
> My question is does anyone on here have any knowledge of either of these names? If not a town then a region.
> Anything to get me started would be greatly appreciated.
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