Re: Intro and Q. re: GARANY, Hungary
- In a message dated 9/13/99 6:17:53 PM, averostko@... writes:
>From: Andy Verostko <averostko@...>Hi Andy,
Thanks for all the good info, Andy. I have been to the Family History Center,
which is where I ordered the microfilm with the passenger lists. I'm very
fortunate to live in the Chicago area because I can get to the Newberry
Library - which is a gold mine!
Newberry has lots and lots of info on Lake County, IN.
I did receive the marriage applications (1918) and certificate for my
grandparents - from Lake County, IN. But when I showed it to my half-sisters,
they immediately exclaimed that the handwriting was NOT their grandparents.
And they also pointed out a glaring error in my grandmother's birthdate. It
looks as if some clerk probably took the information orally, and recorded it
haphazardly. I'm not sure just how much English either of my grandparents
spoke at that time, but again, according to my half-sisters - not too much.
>Evsebet, (Hungarian)� Alzbeta, (Slovak) = Elizabeth.Please remember thatUpon a second look, my great grandmother's name was definitely Evsebet.
>Hungarian was the Language and name forms
Thanks so much, because this confirms another family member for me. My
grandfather's brother, Mike Rehtorik, died in PA - however there were two
around the same time period. But I have the death certificate for the Mike I
thought was the right one, and BINGO. His mother's name was Elizabeth Tomko.
- --- Amfield@... wrote:
> (gently snipped)My grandfather's brother, Mike Rehtorik, died in PA -
however there were two
> around the same time period. But I have the deathAhoj Anita,
> certificate for the Mike I
> thought was the right one, and BINGO. His mother's
> name was Elizabeth Tomko.
You just turned on a light bulb.
The name "Tomko" is widespread in Slovakia (& the USA)
and also appears in my family, which comes from the
two adjoining villages of Ziar & Smrecany in
Lipto/Liptov/Liptovsky Mikulas county in Northern
Would you know where/what village your Elizabeth Tomko
is from? Thanks.
May a kind Providence prosper your efforts.
Regards / ciao / S pozdravom,
Snail Mail 41/25 Market Street Sydney 2000 Australia
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- Hi Alan,
All I know so far is that Elizabeth (Errsebet?) TOMKO REKTORIK lived in
Garany, Hungary, in 1912. I don't know where her family, TOMKO, came from yet.
This is exciting!
In a message dated 9/14/99 7:32:29 AM, aantoska@... writes:
>From: Alan ANTOSKA <aantoska@...>
>--- Amfield@... wrote:
>> (gently snipped)
>My grandfather's brother, Mike Rehtorik, died in PA -
>however there were two
>> around the same time period. But I have the death
>> certificate for the Mike I
>> thought was the right one, and BINGO. His mother's
>> name was Elizabeth Tomko.
>You just turned on a light bulb.
>The name "Tomko" is widespread in Slovakia (& the USA)
>and also appears in my family, which comes from the
>two adjoining villages of Ziar & Smrecany in
>Lipto/Liptov/Liptovsky Mikulas county in Northern
>Would you know where/what village your Elizabeth Tomko
>is from? Thanks.
>May a kind Providence prosper your efforts.
>Regards / ciao / S pozdravom,
>Snail Mail 41/25 Market Street Sydney 2000 Australia
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com
- There was a town named GARAN (today called HRAN) in the SE Corner of
Slovakia 7 miles SSE of Trebisov.
People from GARAN could have been recorded at Ellis Island as being
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., Amfield@... wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am brand new to this list, and almost as brand new to searching
> Slovakian roots. That's because I was adopted and just last
> birth family. My birthmother and all of her family (on both sides)
> I began my research by trying to find out where my grandfather
> an adoptee, I have been used to searching "forwards," but now I'm
> "backwards," and it's so much fun.
> My family name is REHTORIK. It was also spelled Rechtorik, and
> Rektorik. My grandfather's name was Andras Rektorik. His brother,
> Rektorik, lived and died in PA, while my grandfather, Andy, came to
> where he settled. He had two children, my birthmother, Margaret
Mary, and a
> son, Andrew.
> My grandfather married Anna MAYERSKY in Gary. Her parents
> from McKeesport, PA, but were born in Austria/Hungary. Their names
> Martin (Michael) MAYERSKY and Mary Slivka MAYERSKY. (It's also been
> Majersky and Majerski)
> I am thrilled to say I found my grandfather, ANDRAS REKTORIK, on
> passenger ship list of the SS Prinz Fredr. Wilhelm, arriving in NY
> 20, 1912. I have two questions:
> 1)On the manifest, my grandfather's place of birth is listed as
> Other possible spellings were Garany, Garauy, Girany. Can't find
> anywhere! Does anyone have any ideas or know about it?
> 2) Also on the manifest is my great grandmother's name, ERRSEBET
> Would I be correct in assuming that the English equivalent to this
> Sincerely, Anita