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Re: KORNIDES/CORNELIUS to Westmoreland Co, PA

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  • Frank
    ... d with coal mining (no surprise,eh?) Spelling variations have been challenging; it seems that some of the family adopted the name Cornelius=
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 28, 2004
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      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, rkornides <kornides@v...> wrote:
      > Greetings, all!
      >
      > I've recently joined this list, and am researching my father in law's
      > KORNIDES family who settled in Westmoreland County PA, chiefly in Unity
      > township and "greater" Latrobe. Most of the men seem to have been involve=
      d
      > with coal mining (no surprise,eh?) Spelling variations have been
      > challenging; it seems that some of the family adopted the name "Cornelius=
      "
      > as well. Until recently, we had all believed that "Kornides" was "what t=
      he
      > guy at Ellis Island thought he heard" but it's looking like it's really =

      > our name. ;-)
      >
      > I've found several Ellis Island records that suggest Gergelak/Gregorovce =
      as
      > a possible town of origin, though a place called "Shandish," which I have=

      > not been able to identify, is cited in the family's oral tradition. Belo=
      w
      > is a brief outline of the people I've rounded up so far. I found more
      > KORNIDES people in the cemetery records for St Vincent's, Latrobe, but ha=
      ve
      > not been able to make the exact connections yet. Other surnames connecte=
      d
      > with the family (that I know of) are SEDLAK/SEDLACKO, FAJT but I don't ha=
      ve
      > them sorted out yet.

      Robin,

      You want the Gregorovce (Sk) Gsgergelyfalava (H) formerly located in
      Sáros megye (county), Hungary
      In Magyar also called gergely(Gregory) + falva (village), hence
      Gregory's village.
      The LDS-Mormons have filmed its R.C. parish church
      records (1740-1895)
      Listed under Vel'ky' S^aris^(okres Pres^ov)
      Slovakia; formerly Nagy-Sáros, Sáros, Hungary. Includes the affiliated
      towns of Gregorovce and Medzany, Slovakia; formerly known as Gergelylaka
      (also Gerelak) and Megye, Sáros, Hungary.
      Text in Latin and Hungarian.

      film #
      1794312-1794320
      1794318 independent registers for Gregorvce (1773-1847)

      Westmoreland CO and Fayette CO located near Pittsburgh PA were in the
      heart of the bituminous (soft) coal-mining region in SW PA.
      Coal miners and coal miner's daughters as the song goes.


      Male first name Cornelius (Latin) is Kornél in Hungarian.
      Perhaps János (H) Jan (Sk) John Kornides (b. 1896)
      spelled his surname Kornis/Kornizs/Kornicz or something
      else ?
      A John Kornel , age 7 mos., had emigrated in 1897, but
      the image copy of his ship manifest is missing.

      Since Gergelak/Gregorvce seems to be the correct
      place, how were the sunames you found in EIR
      spelled in ship manifests ?

      Frank K
      > Additions, corrections, suggestions, comments welcome! Apologies in
      > advance if the formatting blows up..
      >
      > good hunting,
      >
      > robin
      > ---------------------------------------
      > 1 Stefan? KORNIDES(CORNELIUS?) ~1860 - 1920 d: Aft. 1920 in =

      > Hostetter, Westmoreland Co, PA
      > . +Elizabeth YANIK? 1872 - ?? ?? d: in Westmorelan=
      d
      > Co, PA
      > .. 2 John S KORNIDES 1896 - 1968 d: Apr 6, 1968 in Hostett=
      er, PA
      > ...... +Mary SEDLACKO 1897 - 1962 d: Mar 21, 1962 in Hostetter, PA
      > ...... 3 Mary KORNIDES 1921 -
      > ...... 3 John Adrian KORNIDES 1923 -
      > .......... +Florence A KETA 1928 - 2003 d: Nov 29, 2003 i=
      n
      > Latrobe, PA
      > ...... 3 Helen C KORNIDES 1925 - 2000 d: Aug 1, 2000 in Hostett=
      er, PA
      > ...... 3 Rita KORNIDES 1927 -
      > .......... +Robert MARTIN 1927 -
      > ...... 3 Bernerd KORNIDES 1932 -
      > ...... 3 Regina KORNIDES 1934 -
      > .......... +Donald HAAS 1925 -
      > ...... 3 Alma KORNIDES 1937 -
      > .......... +Richard DEMYAN 1945 - 1992 d: Nov 21, 1992 i=
      n
      > Latrobe PA
      > .. 2 Frank KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1899 - 1993 d: Jun 12, 1993 i=
      n PA
      > ...... +Mary ? [KORNIDES/CORNELIUS] 1903 -
      > ...... 3 Eugene KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1922 -
      > ...... 3 Irene KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1924 -
      > ...... 3 Joseph KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1927 -
      > ...... 3 Marcella KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1929 -
      > .. 2 Stefan KORNIDES
      > ...... +Mary ZAMISKY
      > ...... 3 Stephen KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1914 -
      > ...... 3 Catherine KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1916 -
      > ...... 3 Anna KORNIDES/CORNELIUS 1919 -
      > .. 2 Margaret KORNIDES 1907 - 1979 d: Jan 1979 in Derry,
      > Westmoreland, PA
      > ...... +? SCHOBER
      > .. 2 Elizabeth KORNIDES 1910 - 1994 d: Jan 19, 1994 in
      > Westmoreland Co, PA
      > ...... +? SMOLLECK
      > .. 2 William KORNIDES 1912 - 1997 d: Sep 15, 1997 in Suffol=
      k
      > Co, NY
      > .. 2 Leo KORNIDES 1915 -
      >
      >
      >
      >
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