Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Geography help, please
Brezová is in several places:
1. Northwest Slovakia 9 km east of the Czech border, 13 km northwest of Povaz^ska
Bystica, 140 km north east of Bratislava.
2. West central Slovakia, 24 km south southwest of Prievidza and 120 km northeast of
3. South central Slovakia 46 km west northwest of Luc^enec (Luc^enec is 10 km north
of the Hungarian border), 21 km southeast of Banska' S^tiavnica, and 155
km north east of Bratislava.
4. Brezová pod Bradlom is 25 km south west of Nove' Mesto, 24 km north northwest of
Pies^t^any, and 65 km northeast of Bratislava.
Ma'st (Ma'zst in Hungarian) 10 km north of Bratislava and about 1 km south of
Could be Brezová pod Bradlom since it is about 55 km northeast of Mást.
> Hello everyone,
> I'm so excited about some new information I recently obtained thanks to
> another very kind researcher! Thanks Ken!
> I now have information from our ancestor's immigration/naturalization
> It states that grandpa Stefan/Steve MRAZIK was born 4 April 1889 in Brezova,
> Hungary and grandma Mary KOTES (his wife) was born in Mast, Hungary. She
> was born 31 Jan. 1896.
> What I need to know is, are these places specific enough for me to begin
> trying to obtain information from their homeland, such as birth records etc.
> ? Eventually hoping to learn more about their birthplaces and contact family
> in that area, if any are still there.
> They met and married in the USA. He was Lutheran and she was Roman Catholic.
> Raised their family in her religion.
> Both claimed to be Slovaks from Czechoslovakia. They spoke Slovak and
> belonged to Slovak organizations in the USA.
> I've heard all about the changes to that area. Thanks to those who provided
> that information! One of these days I will have it firmly planted in my
> brain, surgically if necessary! I am having a hard time trying to understand
> & learn pretty much all things Slovakia.. Guess not all that different from
> that what our ancestors might have felt when they came to USA. On second
> though, it had to be much harder for them, for sure!
> This is a great list!
> Thank-you in advance for any information and or suggestions!
> Peggy Mrazik
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