Re: [S-R] Antwerp Departure Port for Slovakia
- Sounds like you found your grandfather. Slovakia was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time .
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Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 7:02 AM
Subject: [S-R] Antwerp Departure Port for Slovakia
> According to the Ellis Island ship manifest for my g-f, he came from
> (which I had already known and determined, I think, to be Nova Lehota near
> Piestany in Slovakia) on the ship Kroonland sailing from Antwerp, Belgium,
> arriving NY 5 May 1903. Would this routing have been common for people
> emigrating from Slovakia ?
> His immigration records from Ellis Island list HUNGARIAN MAGYAR as
> Would that be logical for someone from Slovakia ? His parents were
> from Brezova, Slovakia.
> His birth records in Slovakia list his name as JAN. The Ellis Island
> shows JANOS but this is the only Strba of the total of 138 listed that was
> from LEHOTA.) I have checked other spellings--no close hits). I am sure
> my g-f came from Nova Lehota, SK. Are these differences-Hungarian vs
> Slovakian, Janos vs Jan- significant or should I declare victory and
> with the assurance that JANOS STRBA of the right age and arriving in the
> at the right time is my JAN STRBA from Nova Lehota,SK?
> Thanks for your help.
> Ray Strobo
> Researching Strba, Hlobik, Uebel
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