Are you sure that Gibely is not GBELY ... located in Zahorie, far
West-NorthWest of Slovakia?
I was there in 1995.
> I am trying to "close the loop" on two siblings of my g-grandfather
> Anton Bolczar. Anton was born in 1866 in Gibely (now Zalesie),
> Szepes, Hungary. Among other siblings, he had sister Maria (born
> ~1864) and brother Tomas (born 1858). I am interested if anyone out
> there has any links to or information regarding these people. What I
> know already is below:
> Maria married Andas Jurkovsky in Gibely in 1889. The couple had son
> Joseph in 1891 (last births on church records are 1892). Andras
> seems to have made two trips to the U.S. between 1900 and 1906; but
> it is not clear whether Maria and/or children ever came. I have
> found no sign of them in the 1900, 1910, or 1920 census, although
> Andras' brother Janos apparently came to the U.S. Interestingly
> enough, a Google search on the name Jurkovsky gives many hits
> relating to Australia.
> Tomas Bolczar was confirmed in Gibely in 1877. After that, he
> completely disappears from the church records -- deaths, marriages,
> and births alike. There is no mention of him in relation to his
> mother's death in 1886, and the family house, which I guess would
> have gone to him as oldest son, was sold in about 1894. I have no
> idea whather he stayed in Hungary, came to the U.S., or what.
> I have a fair amount of information on Bolczar/Bolcar records from
> the Matiasovce/Gibely parish plus good access to the LDS tape of
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