Re: [S-R] George Girman
- Gerchel is Hrcel (with a small "v" over the "c", making it pronounced
like English "ch"), located maybe 25 kilometers NW of Kralovsky Chlmec.
This is in the extreme SE corner of Slovakia, close to the borders with
Ukraine and Hungary.
> 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
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