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Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Surnames SIMO(VA), KOPP, PLACKO

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  • Raymond Doperak
    Frank, I concur with Ron. My grandfather Stefan Adam, who lived about 10 miles south of Michalovce, emigrated in 1906 via Fiume. Ray Doperak, Philadelphia
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 7, 2001
      Frank,
      I concur with Ron. My grandfather Stefan Adam, who lived about 10
      miles south of Michalovce, emigrated in 1906 via Fiume. Ray Doperak,
      Philadelphia

      At 12:25 PM 1/7/01 -0900, you wrote:
      >Frank,
      > 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.
      >
      >Ron
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: Frank Kurchina <frankur@...>
      >To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com>
      >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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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