34016[S-R] Re: New member - Research Interests
- Aug 6, 2012Thanks Peter. I didn't know if there were official orphanages to check or this would have been an unofficial adoption. Will try following that lead.
Also, thank you for the other info which I hadn't thought of. Will definitely look into the military angle and Justina's family.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, htcstech <htcstech@...> wrote:
> Hello Betty,
> Looks like you've done a lot of work on this. I can suggest that you seek
> out and contact the orphanages if you haven't done so.
> In my area of research, I had found a contemporary orphanage of the time
> that was operated by the RC church, however the building and the grounds
> were donated and partially financed by the Esterhazy family, who owned
> large tracts of land near Bratislava. You may be able to identify Martin's
> orphanage and seek help from that organization if records have survived or
> were archived.
> Secondly, Martin could very well have been born in Vienna, even of Austrian
> parentage. His father may have been stationed in Slovakia as part of the
> military. There were 2 separate armies within Austro-Hungary, the Hungarian
> (K.U.K) and the Austro-Hungarian (K.K.). The Kramerius website shows a
> single MECLER mentioned in 1900, but the record is not available online but
> obtainable through Czeh authorities. There is enough information to show
> that Josef Mecler was born in 1889. He could have been a relative:
> and the incident involving Josef Metcler occured circa 1900. Often (but not
> always), these records show the place of birth or the place of
> registration. It's a long shot.
> Thirdly, I would try and make contact with Justina's Slovakian family. Old
> letters or family stories may contain more information about Martin's
> origins that were transmitted by Justina herself. In my experience, home
> town news has solved a few puzzles.
> The various places of origin are explainable. Prior to 1919 it was the
> Austro-Hungarian Empire, post it was Czechoslovakia till 1938 or
> thereabouts, and back to Czechoslovakia after 1944.
> Good Luck
> Peter M.
> On 6 August 2012 11:00, John <johnqadam@...> wrote:
> > **
> > >>> Martin Joseph Mecler was born February 26, 1888 and orphaned as a
> > baby/toddler. . . .
> > Married Justina Valkovics on 18 April 1910. <<<
> > LetÃ¢â¬â¢s assume that the marriage was Ã¢â¬Å"arrangedÃ¢â¬ in the sense that he
> > knew Justina before emigrating and sent for her when he could provide
> > support. Do you know what village Justina is from?
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