Turcsan, Csollak, Pacholsky
- Hello...I'm new to this group. And do I ever need help! I do not
speak or read a word of Slovak. We are looking for ancestors from
Helcmanovce (Nagykunczfalva) Slovakia.
Copy of Marriage Extract shows name as "Ystvan Turcsan", born May
21,1870 (a Baptismal document for one of his sons shows name
as "Stefan Turcsan".) Immigrated to USA abt. 1898 (based on
Naturalization papers and length of time required to obtain
Marta Csollak (Marta/Martha Chollak) born April 10, 1872. Do not
have naturalization papers so do not know year of immigration. (Wife
of Steve Turcsan)
Copy of Marriage Extract shows name as "Jozsef Turcsan"
(Jozef/Joseph), born Jan. 3, 1874. He is brother of Ystvan
Marta Pacholsky (Marta/Martha Paholsky) born Jan. 1, 1874 in
Hesmanosa Gelnista (Czechslovakia) Wife of Joseph and second wife of
All are Greek Catholic and immigrated to Helvetia, Clearfield Co.,
PA. Both men were coal miners. We believe there were at least two
other brothers who came to US at or about same time as Steve &
If anyone has any information on these families, please contact me.
Carol Turchan (one anglicized version of name)