Re: Velligan / Povala
>>> My GGF was Steve, Stephan or Stephen Velligan VeliganBirth 25 Oct 1887 in Orava, Hungary, Chlebnice, Slovakia. Death Apr 1972 in East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States of America. Steve was one of several brothers that came to America from what I am led to believe is Chlebnice Slovakia <<<
Here is an Ellis Island listing that seems to be related:
Povala, Veligan Stefan Puczo, Hungary 17 1889 1906
Cisarik shows POVALA surname in Pucov. Chlebnice and Pucov are adjacent across a mountain valley trail.
OLD NAMES of the village(town):
1773 Puczó, 1786 Puczo, 1808 Puczó, Pucow, 1863 Pucov, 18731913 Pucó, 1920 Pucov
LDS has Roman Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and deaths for Pucov, Slovakia, formerly Puczo, Arva, Hungary. HOWEVER, the film containing the year 1887 is not shown online in its entirety because some information in it goes past the online publication deadline.