Welcome to the group.
It's extremely important to know where your information came from. You do
cite the EI manifests as one source, but I am unsure where the remainder of
the info came from.
I've whittled down the information of pertinence, which we can help with:
. On the Ellis Island passenger list it states:
Name: Pavlak, Protasz
Place of Residence: Landzasfalu, Hungary (HORKA)
Date of Arrival: April 8, 1907
In the ship manifest it list his birth place as
"Trszkna" (which I can't find any place).
- There are many possibilities for TRSZKNA. It's probably some phonetic
bumbling, we can sort it out.
I would use the map and look for something close by.
for a proximity search. But we already have a bunch of good names
elsewhere. It's likely he was married in or near Horka, since that was his
last place of residence.
Maria/Mary Kubalya/Kubala came to America as Maria
Pavlak on June 28, 1910 with two of her and Protas's
children; Maria/Mary, age 6 and Protas, age 4.
Her place of residence was Satsofelv,Hungary.
born in Landzasfalu,
Hungary as were her two children Maria and Protas.
Kadvinsky/Kacvinsky. I do not know what Mr. Kubala's
first name was. Katherine Kacvinsky and Mr. Kubala had
the following children:
Suzanna, remained in Europe. Her married name
was Spisa'kova and she lived in HORKA..
- Well, this synchs with Landzasfalu (HORKA)
- Lots of SPISSAK still living in POPRAD. Many people moved to large towns
and cities for works 1950s forward.
I found these people in SR phone book. Start here
I think your best bet is the people SPISSAK and
I also found PAVLAK in Poprad.
- POPRAD was involved, which is not very far from HORKA. KISCOVCE is
adjacent to HORKA.
Take a look at this map http://tinyurl.com/3c6o7
. You'll see how they all
The Mormons have the church records for adjancent village parishes, but not
for HORKA.. It's quite possible the church records were consolidated. Go
search on the adjancent names, I find quite a few. The work is yours.
Zsofia/Sofia, came to U.S.,Jul. 10, 1906, then
returned to Europe and Married a Mr. Buk and had a
child Anna then returned to the U.S. on Oct. 28, 1913.
the Only way to know "what their story is" is to contact family over there.
My approach would be:
a) identify church
b) view church records, construct tentative tree.
c) write blind letters to individuals in villages in or near ancestral
villages or hire a researcher to assist.
My general approach is shown here:
That's all I have. The heavy lifting is yours, but you've got a lot of
great resources, including village names. This will take you far.