Re: Help please !!
You didn't give your GF's religion.
Why I ask is that the page where Elek's father-in-law was listed
was a mix of Slovaks and Ruthenians.
His Last Residence looks like U'jszemere or U'jszemcze
U'jszemere was a Carpatho-Rusyn village located in Ung megye, Hungary.
10th c to 1918 Transcarpathian Rus' was part of Hungary.
U'jszemere is now called Simerki/Semerky and is located
5 miles ENE of Perec^in, Ukraine which is located just across
the current Slovakia-Ukraine border and NE of Uzhhord
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Elek is also an unusual Hungarian given name.
It could translate to Alexis.
The EIR listed 66 surnames Pecka.
The majority of them were from Czech-Bohemia.
There is a town called Pecka in CR.
Pecka/Pecko can also be a Slovak surname.
Carnaro (I) Kvarner (Croatian) region
Elek's port of departure was Trieste.
Austria before WW I.
Italy after WW I.
Yugoslavia after WW II.
If his father-in-law's surname was Siravetz/Sirovetz ?,
U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) lists 6 surname Sirovetz