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7345Re: Hungarian town location?

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  • Frank
    Jun 2, 2003
      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Mary Johnson <mhmj1117@y...>
      > Hi, could use some help. on the www.ellisisland.org site, my
      grandmother and
      > 5 of her children (my mother included) returned from a trip to
      Hungary where they had
      > visited relatives. Her name was Hrubi, Maria arriving 23 May 1900
      and the passenger
      > record listed the place of residence as MARTUSTALU in Hungary. I
      have scoured old
      > maps and have not had any luck finding it. My cousin said it is
      near what was
      > called Nagybecskerek now known as Zrenjanin. Any help greatly
      > Thank you, Maryhelen Johnson

      Donauschwaben village


      Village Names:

      German: Großbetschkerek, Betschkerek
      Official: Zrenjanin
      Hungarian: Nagybecskerek
      Spelling and/or dialect variants: Petrovgrad


      Country: Yugoslavia
      70km N of Belgrade
      Postal Code: 23000
      Railroad station: Zrenjanin


      1931: 5904 Germans

      Genealogical Records:

      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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