Re: [S-R] Plavnica Church Records
At this website, http://www.cisarik.com/ , you will find a outline map in green blocks. The upper left four blocks covers the area around Plavnica. When you click on block a map comes up with village names circled in red. Click on the village and a surname list for that village comes up. Knapik and Knapikova are found in Orlov, Hromos, Durkova and Lubotin. It is a surname found often. Fengya was not listed in any of the villages. There was a Fend'a and Fend'ova in Orlov and Udol.
Are you certain of the spelling of Fengya.
Have you gone through the church records of Plavnica yet looking for Stephen Knapik and Anna Fengya?
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Fendya
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Plavnica Church Records
Stephen Knapik (b: 1872, this is all the info I have about him)
married my grandfather's sister Anna Fengya (b 1880 Circs). The two
of them immigrated and lived in Bellefont, PA.
Any information you can share about Stephen would be helpful.
Their children were John, Mary, Andrew and Joseph.
Also, I am in touch with my cousin, Stephanie Knapik, and would be
happy to arrange an introduction.
Thanks and regards,
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
> I only caught the reply to "Plavnica Church Records".
> I have my roots in Plavnica and nearby Hromos. There are other
people in this group who also have their roots there. Two cousins
have been doing a genealogy on Plavnica for over ten years. Their
database of names and family branches are extensive. From the
content I assume you are searching KNAPIK and VARGA. I have Knapik in
my family line, no Varga.
> If you would like to contact my off group and send me the names
and any other information on your grandparents I will see what
information we may have on them.
> Michael Mojher
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: johnqadam
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 6:50 AM
> Subject: [S-R] Plavnica Church Records
> >>> My grandparents emigrated from a little town in Austria-
> (Slovakia?) called Plavnica. <<<
> Welcome to a great new hobby. You stated the village name but not
> the religion. I assume RC.
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> KNAPIK JÁN ING. Plavnica 117, Plavnica
> + 55 others in area code 052
> Varga Stefan Plavnica 402, Plavnica
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> Krstení 1693-1703, 1724-1748, 1714-1717, 1722 Krstení 1749-1777,
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> 1779 Prestúpení Krstení 1779-1868, 1871 Zomrelí 1776-1869
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> 1793216 ]
> Krstení 1869-1879 Sobásení 1869-1880 Zomrelí 1869-1879 Krstení
> 1888 Sobásení 1881-1907 Zomrelí 1880-1889 Krstení 1888-1924
> 1889-1890 - FHL INTL Film [ 1793217 ]
> Zomrelí 1889-1926 . DRUHOPISÝ: Krstení, sobásení, zomrelí 1865,
> 1895 - FHL INTL Film [ 1793218 Items 1-2 ]
> LDS also has the VERY INFORMATIVE 1869 Hungarian Census films.
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> (cont.) Plavnicz (Plavnica) FHL INTL Film 2162321 Item 1
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