17985RE: [Slovak-World] Settlement of Slovaks in North America.
- May 7, 2007My ancestors settled in a town of Lewiston ME. They
were mostly loggers & miners, I presume. They came
from east of Kosice in a town of Parchovany about
1890s to 1910.
--- konekta@... wrote:
> Dear Margarete,__________________________________________________
> You can take my word too. It is all correct.
> From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of modra101
> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 9:59 AM
> To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Slovak-World] Settlement of Slovaks in
> North America.
> For those who have extended knowledge of the
> settlement of Slovaks in
> North America, I'd like to ask you to take a look at
> this brief
> paragraph and tell me if you agree with this. I need
> it for a writing
> project and want it to be as correct as possible, of
> "In the United States, many Slovaks settled in
> Pennsylvania and Ohio
> with Pittsburgh becoming a major center for American
> Slovaks, mainly
> due to the mining and steel works that could employ
> many unskilled
> workers. By far the greatest number of Slovaks came
> from east and
> north Slovakia, particularly from the regions of
> Zemplin, Saris, Spis,
> and Orava [correct accent marks will be placed]. It
> is said today that
> almost every family in east Slovakia can claim a
> relative or
> descendant in North America."
> The last sentence came directly from a Slovak who is
> from Kosice so
> I'll take his word for it.
> Margarete Hurn Minar
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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