Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] From the listowner
- On Wed, 31 May 2000 mjesko@... wrote:
> Hi gang!Yes, there are quite a few czechs in texas, mostly as I understand from
> To those looking up names from the Czech Lands, please remember that not
> all of them came thru Ellis Island. Many came thru Philadelphia and
> Baltimore, which has a good sized Czech community.
> Another example, my best friend's grandfather came from Croatia thru
> Gavelston, Texas and ended up in Pittsburgh!
> Good Luck!
families that emigrated from Moravia. Besides the town of West, Texas
(which is not in western texas, but rather north of Waco) there are
several towns around Flatonia that were settled by Czechs. I think they
came from Galveston, and maybe even Corpus Christi.
Unfortunately, not many Slovaks here (though a few, like my family, came
from other areas of the US and ended up settling here)
I represent only myself
- In a message dated 05/31/2000 4:00:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< To those looking up names from the Czech Lands, please remember that not
all of them came thru Ellis Island. Many came thru Philadelphia and
Baltimore, which has a good sized Czech community. >>
I was always told that my Czech grannie came from Pennsylvannia, one cousin
said she was born in Bohemia, Czech, I can't find her coming on any ship to
New York (where she lived all her life that I remember)...I keep hearing
about a large population coming from Philadelphia, I will try census records
there, as I can't find her on the 1920 census in NYC. and to confuse matters,
her death cert said she was born in NYC.....information only as accuarate as
the informant supplies. I have requested her birth cert from NYC...but no
Thanks for the lead.
Rosemary - Las Vegas
Searching for: BASTANZIO, CALIENNI, CASTROVINCI, CERNY, CHIPPARI, CIANCI,
GARRISON, GILLSON, MONASTRA, & SLADKY
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, Rosamken@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 05/31/2000 4:00:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,one
> mjesko@w... writes:
> I was always told that my Czech grannie came from Pennsylvannia,
> said she was born in Bohemia, Czech, I can't find her coming on anyship to
> New York (where she lived all her life that I remember)...I keephearing
> about a large population coming from Philadelphia, I will trycensus
> there, as I can't find her on the 1920 census in NYC. and toconfuse
> her death cert said she was born in NYC.....information only asaccuarate as
> the informant supplies. I have requested her birth cert fromNYC...but no
> answer yet.CIANCI,
> Thanks for the lead.
> God Bless
> Rosemary - Las Vegas
> Searching for: BASTANZIO, CALIENNI, CASTROVINCI, CERNY, CHIPPARI,
> GARRISON, GILLSON, MONASTRA, & SLADKYYou didn't mention the surname of your babic^ka.
From your list of surnames it must have been either
Sladky or Cerny ?
Cerny meaning "a dark hair man" is the 5th most popular
surname in the Czech Republic.
5 % of the Czech population bear this particular surname.
There are probably 3000-4000+ surname Cerny bearers living just
in the U.S.
Czech-Bohemia (including Moravia 1849-1918) was a kingdom
(10th century-1918) and after 1867, part of the Austro-Hungarian
It was an Austrian Kröneland.
There was no country called "Czechoslovakia" until the WW I
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created
from the Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia)
and a portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine).
The U.S. Census enumerations 1880/1900/1910 reflected this.
The 1920 U.S. Census reflected the political changes that
occurred in Europe after 1918.
Early on , Czechs emigrated to the U.S. via the Gulf State
ports and TX and then moved to the Midwest and elsewhere.
This migration began around 1850 and accelerated into the 1890s.
Czechs to PA likely entered the U.S. through the Philadelphia
port of entry since it was the closest to their Final Destinations.
If your cousin is correct there is no b.c. from NYC or PA ?
When was your baba born ?
If she emigrated to the U.S. she probably sailed from either the
Bremen or Hamburg, Germany port of exit.
- It appears that Mladen/Mardalj Sardjan is harassing people again on this
Could you arrange for him to be "blocked" etc., before it gets ugly again.
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Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] From the listowner
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