Surname Miko in New jersey
- Dear list:
I have a problem. I am hoping that someone on the list will be able to give
me some ideas about this.
I have reached a dead end with one of my grandmother's brothers. He died on
Jan 19, 1984 in East Orange, NJ. He was 99. The death certificate has his
birthday wrong, but as the SS# is the same on the copy of the original SS
application I know I have the right person. He was cremated and buried in a
common grave in the Rosedale Cemetery in East Orange. At the time of his death
he lived in a nursing home and was a widow.
There is no mention of his wife's name, no children, no nothing. Neither the
cemetery nor the funeral home has further info. I tried the doctor who
signed the death certificate, no info there. I wrote to the nursing home, no
He had a very common name Istvan Miko, then Stefan Miko. There are of
course a number of variations of that name besides the fact that almost everybody
in his village was called Stephanus or Istvan Miko. And they, of course, had
children called Istvan. I have found a Steve Miko in several census married
to a Pauline. By chance I found their marriage certificate in NYC; based on
that I know that he is not my grandmother's brother as the mother's name is
different. He could still be a relative, but he is not the one I am looking
So, I was thinking about writing the SS to ask if they could/would tell me
his wife's name But where to write? Do you think that they would have this
info based on his ss#?
Any suggestions/advise will be most welcome!
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