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  • Frank
    ... wanted to obtain similar records for a village, how would I go about it? Where do you start? ... church ... limited ... Tomas, ... list. ... lived, ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 7, 2003
      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Marilyn Sandorf
      <msandorf2003@y...> wrote:
      > Anabeth,
      > 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?
      > Thanks,
      > Marilyn
      > 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.
      > Anabeth
      > ----- 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)
      say she
      > was from "Spis", and she emigrated at age 6 with her parents in
      1886. Upon
      > further questioning, my mother just assumes he also came from that
      > >
      > > In Andy's obituary (June 1938) it states that in addition to 3
      brothers in
      > 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
      called Austrians.
      And if not Wendish (Sorb) then perhaps Slovenian ?
      Before WW I the surname Celecz was found in Slovenija.

      Frank K

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