Not in my family, no. However, my grandmother was
part of that wave of immigration also. She and most
of her fellow immigrants married men they met here.
In particular, my grandmother married a Russian man
from Kiev. I will, however, say that my mother
conveyed to me that her parents "monitored" her dating
and potential mates with a fine tooth comb, but didn't
pre-arrange. After my mother had exhausted most of
the potentials in her church and the Russian Orthodox
church on the other side of town, she persuaded her
father to let her date others. I think it probably
took a lot of work on my mother's part.
--- Mary Hudec <hawaiihudec@...
> Hi Caye
> Being a Hudec I've heard of quite a few variations
> from "Hudec" to "Hudac","Hudek" etc. I'm from
> Wisconsin orginally but the only ones there our my
> direct relatives. I've been told that Hudec is a
> common name especially in Bratislava where my great
> grand parents are from. I've gotten as far back as
> 1849 on the Hudec side but only know that Maria
> Bartosik came over alone sometime between 1910 and
> 1918. It seems that quite a few young women came
> on their own. Was arranged marriages between the new
> and old country common?
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