The dates cannot be attributed to the "13 day difference in calendars".
The change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar more than
likely already took place in Slovakia (I have not been able to establish the
exact date Slovakia made the change).
Only a few of the Catholic countries switched at the time that Pope Gregory
issued his Bull to change the calendar in 1582. Even those early converters
often delayed the change for months. Most of the Germany counties switched
by 1700. England and America made the change in 1752 by which time most of
Europe had already made the conversion. The only holdouts were Russia that
switched in 1918 and Greece that made the change in 1923.
Since your area of interest is Central Europe and the USA the calendar
change was certainly completed years before your date of interest in 1898.
I cannot attribute the difference of dates to the calendar. There has to be
another reason, perhaps just an error in recording the dates. I would tend
to agree that the EI manifest date is correct since that was produced by the
shipping company at the port of departure in Europe. I would tend to
believe that the date you have for the marriage is wrong and perhaps you
should re-examine your source document.
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Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 7:48 PM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Map Book -ZOZULAK
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Also an oddity, John married on 24 May 1898 but sailed for New York on May
21, 1898, per the EI manifest. Even giving credit to the 13 day difference
in calendars, that was a quick move. His name was spelled "Zozulyak" in the
church records.(The bride's maiden surname coincides with her 1940's death
certificate in CT.) Any insights that I'm missing?
Thanks for all your inputs. They have been helpful.
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