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[S-R] Re: Place of Birth on Ellis Island Manuscript MORAVKO

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  • patskanovo
    Congradulations Peter! Dennis
    Message 1 of 16 , Dec 2, 2012
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      Congradulations Peter!

      Dennis

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, htcstech <htcstech@...> wrote:
      >
      > WooHoo! I found him and place of birth!
      >
      > As Sandor MORAVKO appeared to disappear from records, I kept searching and
      > found an Alexander MORAFKO born at the same estimated year in the 1915
      > census, confirmed in the 1925 census and then in the 1919 Declaration of
      > Intention -Naturalization record - same height, eye colour etc as the ship
      > manifest.
      > Not only did he register for WW1 draft, but also WW2 as well.
      > He had 3 girls, no sons and so the name died with him. His wife was 10
      > years younger.
      >
      > One of my earlier guesses was Konstrvrta which looked peculiarly like
      > Å tvrtok or Thursday.
      > He considered himself as a Slovak and when asked for his place of birth, he
      > first said stvrtok, thought again and changed it to the Hungarian
      > Csutortok, but the actual village was called Vagcsutortok at the time.
      > So I bet it was overwritten because of this.
      > Å tvrtok is a small village (pop 350) between Nove Mesto Nad Vahom and
      > Trencin along the main route. Nove Mesto Nad Vahom has had a concentration
      > of Moravkos over the years.
      > It's also a confirmation for me that the alteration of the V to an F is
      > common (my last name is Marafko from an earlier line of Moravkos) and
      > happened in Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary-Romania.
      >
      > Probably was worth the $35 monthly Ancestry charge.
      >
      > Peter M.
      >
      >
      > On 1 December 2012 00:52, John <johnqadam@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > >>> So I'm coming to the conclusion that the place disappeared or absorbed
      > > and there is no surviving record of it. . . at the moment. I'll try and
      > > look up his wife, Maria in Joko which apparently is Nyitra RC . . . Place
      > > of Birth on Ellis Island Manuscript MORAVKO I'm getting Prietrž and
      > > Osuské, so I still can't pinpoint the location. . . I'm guessing that you
      > > are referring to Osuske, which is between Jablonica and Prietrz. <<<
      > >
      > > The 1910 map at http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/nyitra.jpg is devoid
      > > of the necessary detail, south of Szenicz in the yellow area. However,
      > > Korlatko is shown there. The current Podrobny Auto Atlas shows it as
      > > Cerova. Further south along the same road is Prievaly (current name).
      > >
      > > Thus area is very sparsely populated but the facts seem to fit.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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      >
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