- I am a new member. My great grandfather,George Girman, immigrated to
America in 1886 from Gerchel, Zemplen County, Austria Hungary.He
first settled in the Pittsburg area to work in the coal mines and
then moved to Whiting, Indiana about 1900. He had 15 children in the
USA and 10 reached adulthood. Does anyone know where Gerchel is
located? It might be under a different name. Also, does anyone have
information on the town. My dad told me that my great grandfather
said that it was a one-day travel to 5 countries. My dad also told me
that he was quite a story teller.
Thankyou Scott Girman
- At 09:42 PM 3/2/02 +0000, you wrote:
>information on the town. My dad told me that my great grandfatherJoe answered your primary question but I thought I'd mention that if he
>said that it was a one-day travel to 5 countries. My dad also told me
>that he was quite a story teller.
> Thank you Scott Girman
just stayed at home, several of the countries would have come to him. I
had a cousin who was born near Bardejov in 1914 and died there in 2000. He
was born in Upper Hungary, it became Czechoslovakia after WWI, Slovakia
after 1939, under German control during the latter part of WWII,
Czechoslovakia after WWII, Under Russian control a bit later and then in
1993 it became the Slovak Republic.
You might do a Google search on Hrc^el to see if there is anything of
interest to you. For some reason I had to use the spelling Hrce instead of
Hrcel to get Mapquest and Expedia to locate the village, which is south of