I assume they were members of St. Nicholas R.O. Church in Duquesne. In my
data of research I did with that church's records, I see a John Chobirka and
Anna Yuhas who had children baptized there in 1918, 1920, 1923, and 1924.
John Chobirka was born in Boks~a (Boksha), Zemplyn County. Today this
village is in northeast Slovakia, near the towns of Stropkov and Svidnik.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eleanor Chobirko" <ellemarie15642@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Given name VASIL
> To add to my confusion now, the last son born (of 11 children) was also
named Vasil (Paul) on the list I got from the church. But is known as
> My husbands grandparents settled in the town of Duquesne, Pa.
> Duquesne is about 20 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pa. It was a booming
> steel mill town along with McKeesport, Clairton, Braddock and Pittsburgh
just to name a few along the river.
> The grandparents names were spelled "Csobirka and Czobirka" on the ship
manifest I had a hard time finding them on Ellis Island until I read an
email on this list explaining about the cs and cz for the ch sound. In the
states they spelled their name "Chobirka". My husband's father spelled my
husband's name on the birth certificate "Chobirko"
> On the ship manifest they said they were of the Slovak race and Hungarian
nationality. On the 1930 census they said they were from Czechoslovakia.