For Jaslovske Bohunice you have a unique situation where three villages were incorporated into one in 1960 - Bohunice, Jaslovce and Paderovce. Below you will see what those individual places were called during its history. This will be helpful when looking for Jozef Mokos records.
Here is the website for Jaslovske Bohunice - http://web.jaslovskebohunice.sk/
It is all in Slovak. But can be fun to explore. On the left the second heading down is Obsah portalu and the second selection is Fotogaleria / Photo gallery. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaslovsk%C3%A9_Bohunice
- Wikipedia on it.
Jaslovské Bohunice TT/TA bratisl. 1960 zlúc. o. Bohunice a Jaslovce; 1975-1990 pricl. o. Radosovce (k nim 1974 pricl. o. Paderovce).
1960- Jaslovské Bohunice
Bohunice: 1773 Bohunicz, Bohunitz, 1786 Bohunicz, 1808 Bohunicz, Bohunice, 1863-1907 Bohunic, 1913 Apátszentmihály, 1920-1960 Bohunice
Jaslovce: 1773 Jaszlocz, Jadlowetz [!], Jaslowcze, 1786 Jaszlócz, 1808 Jaszlócz, Jasslowitz, Jaslowce, 1863-1907 Jászlóc, 1913 Jászló, 1920 Jaslovce, 1927-1946 Jáslovce, 1946-1960 Jaslovce
Paderovce: 1773 Pagyerocz, Pagerotz, Pagerowcze, 1786 Pagyerocz, 1808 Pagyerócz, Pagirowitz, 1863-1907 Pagyeróc, 1913 Pagyár, 1920-1973 Paderovce
The surname Mokos has four spellings in Slovakia. One with no dialect marks and three with dialect marks. The most common is Mokos with a "v" dialect mark over the "s". The 1995 Slovak census found 480 of them living in 132 different places. The no dialect mark spelling had 26 people in 14 places. The other two versions had a total of 37 people in 12 places.
I will send information on Drahovce and surname, Orisek in another e-mail.
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:12 AM
Subject: [S-R] New Member Introduction//Initial Questions
Hello to All,
I'm Elliott and have been researching my families history off and on for a few years now. I hoping this group may be able to help me find out more about my grandparents on my mother's side.
My mother's parents came from the Austria-Hungary to the US in the early 20th century. Joszef Mokos (1887-1941) was from Jaslovske Bohunice, just north of Trnava. Veronika Orisek (1888 -1969) was from Drahovce just south-east of Piestany.
Joseph and Veronika met on the ship coming to the USA and married. They initially settled in Cleveland, then moved to southwest Pennsylvania and finally settled in Wheeling West Virginia. Joszef "americanized" his name to Joseph Mokosh.
My parents and I traveled to the two villages listed above in 1999 but we were unable to find out much due to the language barrier. We did spend a few hours with a Catholic priest in one of the villages, I think it was Drahovce. We also found one gravestone with the name Orisek on it which listed several family members.
Here are my questions:
1) Where is the best place for me to go to find out more about these two people BEFORE they came to the US?
2) Is there a book(s) that describe the history of the Trnava/Peistany Area that I can purchase on the internet or through the mail?
3) Is there anyone I could potentially hire in the Trnava/Piestany Area that does genealogy work?
4) Do any of you here on this group have relatives that came from this same area?
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