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Re: [S-R] Re: Nejaunau

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  • Dr. Joe Quashnock
    I have looked through a number of my references from Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland and I haven t been to find anything close to Nejaunau.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2001
      I have looked through a number of my references from Hungary, Slovakia, Czech
      Republic, and Poland and I haven't been to find anything close to Nejaunau.
      Perhaps Frank has the answer of Romania.

      And I remember the Ceauc[little sickle under the c - how fitting!]escu -
      Ceau├žescu (chow chess que) family tradition. They certainly had a different
      Christmas present that year!

      Dr. "Q"

      frankur@... wrote:

      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "Jo Mulvey" <jm1734@h...> wrote:
      > >
      > > In the Ellis Island archives my Grandmother and great aunnt give
      > their place of residence as Nejaunau - Searches in Shtetlseeker and
      > mapquest have turned up nothing like. ANy guesses on what this towwn
      > could really be are welcome- Family stories say Grandmother was
      > romanian but lived in Budapest. Her name was Poszipanka if that
      > helps.
      > >
      > > Any advice is greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > > JO
      > >
      > The Ellis Island Passenger Records are full of misspelled place names
      > especially in German ship manifests.
      > Poszipanka would be a Hungarian surname spelling.
      > In Hungarian the letter sz is pron. s.
      > Romania is a good possibility although Nejauhau doesn't look Romanian.
      > -auhau 'sounds like' something said in German ?
      > Transylvania which used to be part of Hungary later became part of
      > Romania.
      > After WW I, Romania annexed part of former Austro-Hungarian Empire
      > territory , as an Allied reward for switching sides during the war.
      > Romanian isn't a Slavic language , but a Romance language like French
      > and Italian.
      > How are you ?
      > Ce mai facet,i ? Romanian
      > Comment allez-vous ? French
      > Come sta ? Italian
      > My best guess would be Nejovelu which is located 50 miles WNW of
      > Bucharest, Romania.
      > Even if so, because of its civil (crime) and economic problems before
      > and after the fall of the former Communist leader don't even bother
      > to look for possible surname records.
      > In 1989 Romanians revolted against the repressive dictatorship of
      > Nicolae Ceausescu, the country's president and Communist Party
      > leader.
      > Ceausescu was executed.
      > v
      > Frank Kurcina
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