7345Re: Hungarian town location?
- Jun 2, 2003--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Mary Johnson <mhmj1117@y...>
> Hi, could use some help. on the www.ellisisland.org site, mygrandmother and
> 5 of her children (my mother included) returned from a trip toHungary where they had
> visited relatives. Her name was Hrubi, Maria arriving 23 May 1900and the passenger
> record listed the place of residence as MARTUSTALU in Hungary. Ihave scoured old
> maps and have not had any luck finding it. My cousin said it isnear what was
> called Nagybecskerek now known as Zrenjanin. Any help greatlyappreciated.
> Thank you, Maryhelen JohnsonDonauschwaben village
German: Großbetschkerek, Betschkerek
Spelling and/or dialect variants: Petrovgrad
70km N of Belgrade
Postal Code: 23000
Railroad station: Zrenjanin
1931: 5904 Germans
Village name in FHL records: Gross Betschkerek, Nagybecskerek
Church records available at FHL: Christenings 1753-1815,
Marriages 1753-1834, Deaths 1753-1816
FHL Microfilm Nr. 0858415, 0858416
Founded: Germans settled in 1728; expanded in 1764
Location of a a prisoner camp for Germans held by partisans
during World War II.
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