--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "lookingformore" <mikeandcindy@a...> wrote:
> Researching the following names:
> Michael Stephen Sopko, born 27 September 1881 in Czechoslovakia;
> died 5 December 1945 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH. He was the son of
> 8. Mike Sopko and 9. Ann Baluch. He married 5. Mary C. Mazur.
> 5. Mary C. Mazur, born 29 September 1885 in Bohemia; died 22
> October 1967 in Newburgh Hts., Cuyahoga, OH. She was the daughter
> of 10. Stephan Mazur.
> Child of Mike Sopko and Ann Baluch is:
> 4 i. Michael Stephen Sopko, born 27
> September 1881 in Czechoslovakia; died 5 December 1945 in 5615 Grand
> Ave, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH; married Mary C. Mazur.
> We know that they lived in Pennsylvania, in Star Junction, Fayette
> County in 1906 when their first child was born and they later moved
> to Cleveland, Ohio.
1000-1500 surnames Sopko just in the U.S.
120-180 surnames Baluch just in the U.S.
5000-7500 surnames Mazur just in the U.S.
Czech or Slovak ethnicity ?
Surname religion ?
Czech-Bohemia (including Moravia 1849-1918) was a kingdom
(10th century-1918) and part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918)
It was an Austrian Kronland (province)
Before WWI, Slovakia was part of Upper-Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) and earlier the
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created from the
Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia) and a
portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine).
(Until this time there was no country called "Czechoslovakia")
Post-emigration surname information is of little value without clue
to surname village/town of origin in Europe ?
Surname listing in Passenger Lists ?
Naturalization papers ?
Family history ?
Copy of surname Social Security application form SS-5 ?
Surnames spoke what language ?
How are you ? English
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak se máte ? Czech
Jak sie masz ? Polish
Kako ste ? Croatian/Slovene