36059Misko - Miklish
- Jun 7, 2013I decided to start a new thread because I didn't want to step on the other thread that was originally for another member.
I have seen it spelled Miskov and in older records in Cyrillic it's Mishko. Are you aware of any particular events at that time which would prompt them to move to the United States? It's hard to believe things would be worse than a miner here. Actually their youngest son died in a mine accident at age 17.
In addition to the 3 children that came on the ship with their mother, there were also 2 other births where the child died.I have found the birth and death records for all the children.
Obviously he was back and forth but for the life of me I can't even find one ship passenger list from him.
1885 Gyorgy died 1889
1886 Mary (came on ship)
1893 Peter (came on ship)
1897 Anna died 1898
1899 Nicholas (came on ship)
Nacina Ves MI/KI zemplÃn.
1773 Natafalva, Naczina Wes, 1786 Natafalwa, Nacsina Wes, 1808 NÃ¡tafalva,
NÃ¡thafalva, NacynÃ¡ Wes, NatinÃ¡ Wes, 1863â"1913 NÃ¡tafalva, 1920â" Nacina
Natafalva is now Nacina Ves in the orkes/district of Michalovce in far Eastern
In the late 1800âs Magyarization policy where in all records only Hungarian
can be used caused Slovak surnames and given names to be given a Hungarian
spelling. So, do not be surprised you may find those names to be spelled
different prior to Magyarization.
Peter âAmericanizedâ Miklos to Miklish.
Mikulas is Slovak for Nicholas. The pronunciation of Mikulas is close enough to Mike to not be surprised that he used that in the USA. Mikulas Miklos would be almost like saying his name was Nicholas Nicholas. Because Miklos is Hungarian for Nicholas. If you saw the surname as Misko, I would suspect that is probably the original before Magyarization.
It appears that âMikeâ was a âcommuterâ to the USA. The Shipâs
Manifest had the childrenâs ages as 15, 9.5 and 3.5. That gaps between Maria and Peter and Miklos seems to show that âMikeâ seems to have made three trips to America. On the third he stayed permanently. Normally, you would see children every year or two, so to have such gaps between children makes one suspect two trips back home from America.
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