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, Marilyn Sandorf
> Thank you for taking the time to check the records for me. If I
wanted to obtain similar records for a village, how would I go about
it? Where do you start?
> Dollins <axd2@p...> wrote:
> Marilyn --
> I checked the PLACKO families in the Brezova pod Bradlom Lutheran
> records that were written in the 1800s. Those Lutherans used a very
> palette of male first names -- Jan, Pavel, Martin, Stefan, Juraj,
> Samuel, with the occasional Michal -- and Andrej wasn't among the
> Also, there's no Andrej listed in the 1869 Brezova census.
> Looks as if you need to research some other town.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marilyn Sandorf" <msandorf2003@y...>
> To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 9:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Spis and PLACKO
> > My ancestor Andrej Placko arrived in the US in 1893 at age 18 and
> worked and died in Fayette Co. PA (Uniontown). I want to pursue the
> Slovakia towns because my mother heard Andy's wife (Sophia Janecko)
> was from "Spis", and she emigrated at age 6 with her parents in
> further questioning, my mother just assumes he also came from that
> > In Andy's obituary (June 1938) it states that in addition to 3
> the US, he had 2 sisters "Mrs. Mary Celec and Mrs. Anna Celec, both
> Czechoslovakia". I have no information on these Placko sisters.
As I wrote earlier there were some surnames Celec who settled in the
Pittsburgh PA after WW I.
Some Celec surnames may have been from Slovakia (Gribov and Spis^ské
Vlachy), but I don't believe that they had originated there.
But, rather they emigrated from Styria (E) Steirmark (A/G) which was a
Slovene-speaking region in the Klagenfurt region north of Slovenija.
Its inhabitants called themselves 'Wends', a little-known immigrant
group, and had refused to associate with Slovenians, preferring to be
And if not Wendish (Sorb) then perhaps Slovenian ?
Before WW I the surname Celecz was found in Slovenija.
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