[S-R] Re: Place of Birth on Ellis Island Manuscript MORAVKO
- Congradulations Peter!
--- 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
> 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 PrietrÃ Â¾ and
> > OsuskÃÂ©, 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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