Re: Intro and Q. re: GARANY, Hungary
- --- 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