Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Surnames SIMO(VA), KOPP, PLACKO
I concur with Ron. My grandfather Stefan Adam, who lived about 10
miles south of Michalovce, emigrated in 1906 via Fiume. Ray Doperak,
At 12:25 PM 1/7/01 -0900, you wrote:
> Haven't I read where Fiume / Trieste was also used? Not so commonly, but
>still often enough to need mention. The single advantage I can think of
>would be to stay in the same country - Austria-Hungary, and the security
>that would offer someone worried about getting along in a strange language
>and customs. Other than that, I believe that once Hungary realized it was
>losing too much of a valuable resource they started to restrict the port of
>departure to Fiume, a place they could more tightly control.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Frank Kurchina <frankur@...>
>Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 9:09 AM
>Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Surnames SIMO(VA), KOPP, PLACKO
> > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, ncasper@k... wrote:
> > > My name is Natalie, and I recently found your group over the
> > Christmas holidays.
> > > Question: Family conversations have brought up the port name of
> > Dubrovnik
> > > (former Yugoslavia).
> > > Would that ever have been used by emigrants leaving Slovakia?
> > >
> > Since am Webmaster CroatiaGenWeb can answer your question.
> > No.
> > Dubrovnik is located 240 miles SSE of Zagreb, Croatia on the
> > Dalmacija coast along the Adriatic Sea.
> > It is 450 miles from western Slovakia to Dubrovnik as the crow flies.
> > Even emigrants from former Yugoslavia didn't use it as a port of exit
> > for emigration to North America.
> > A ship would have to sail down the Adriatic, around Italy and Sicily,
> > out the Mediterranean Sea along the North Africian coast and out the
> > Str. of Gibralter before it could continue its voyage across the
> > Atlantic Ocean to the North American ports.
> > Using any European port on the North Sea would have been better and
> > quicker and cheaper.
> > However, in 1983 there were 80,000 Slovaks living in former
> > Yugoslavia.
> > v
> > Frank Kurcina