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Re: [S-R] Antwerp Departure Port for Slovakia

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  • David Mothkovich
    Sounds like you found your grandfather. Slovakia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time . Good luck ... From: To:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 21, 2001
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      Sounds like you found your grandfather. Slovakia was part of the
      Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time .
      Good luck
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <smithave@...>
      To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      LEHOTA
      > (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
      > nationality.
      > Would that be logical for someone from Slovakia ? His parents were
      supposedly
      > from Brezova, Slovakia.
      >
      > His birth records in Slovakia list his name as JAN. The Ellis Island
      record
      > 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
      that
      > my g-f came from Nova Lehota, SK. Are these differences-Hungarian vs
      > Slovakian, Janos vs Jan- significant or should I declare victory and
      proceed
      > with the assurance that JANOS STRBA of the right age and arriving in the
      US
      > 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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