Re: [S-R] Re: Name meaning
- Dear Terry,
This story is so incredible, that I called a teacher in Parchovany, to see,
if it is true.
There are two cemeteries in Parchovany. Old and new. The old one was
gradually abandoned and only the new one is being used.
During WW2, when Germans were retreating, a Russian artillery was on the old
cemetery, shooting at Germans in the hills, West of Parchovany. At one
occasion, they made a mistake, and killed a lot of their own soldiers, who
were put in a mass grave, and later transferred to Dargovsky priesmik, where
the main Russian monument and grave is now.
He knows nothing about any other mass grave.
The iron crosses were usually taken by the locals, as I can see everywhere.
They belonged to the graves, that have not been taken care of for a long
time, like german ones for example.
Please, consider, that the Germans did not have time, to make any grave
transfers and that cast iron crosses are and were useles for them.
There also was a Jewish cemetery, that has been changed into gardens with
With best regards,
----- Original Message -----
From: Terry L. Karkos
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 10:48 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Name meaning
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., nhasior@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 11/23/02 2:59:03 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> pikagnome@e... writes:
> > http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/Europe-Eastern/
> that would be something if you and your co worker were somehow
> this person any interest at all in genealogy? it is every family
> person's dream to find just one other person who would be
interested in doing
> the same search. however, it seems that for the most part, each
> only one of us and we are destined to go it alone. maybe your co
> could be the person to search the town in Europe with you.
Hi, Noreen. After she saw one of my notebooks of Slovak genealogy
research and I showed her the Sheloske's I had found, she was curious
about doing her Slovak genealogy. Coincidentally, and this is a
bizarre coincidence, (mayhaps foreordained?) I got an email from a
guy who said his mom's parents were part of the Slovak community in
Lisbon Falls. His grandfather was an Andrew Sheloske (Sedlovszki)!!!
I don't think the line is related to the Karkos lineage directly
since I haven't found it so far in 9 years of searching except as an
offshoot of doing my line. I get sidetracked and sometimes by
searching another neighbor's lineage, you backdoor into your own
lineage or it points you to another place to look for pieces of the
puzzle. But it would be cool to find out somewhere down the line that
WWII and the Germans weren't kind to Parno. My cousin went there and
discovered that the Germans had taken all of the iron that was used
in the cemetery for their war efforts and created a mass grave of the
bodies that were buried there. He also said that he found a Bichrest
living there (Bichrests are tied into the Karkos line early on), but
she was very frightened of outsiders and did not answer his questions.
I have never been over, but would like to go sometime if only to see
where my ancestors lived.
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