Re: [Slovak-World] Can Someone Help With Some Translations?
- The five calamities that befell the village:
Flood (June 1823, over 100 homes lost)
Fire (13 Sept 1827, 120 homes burned, also the church, three churchbells
Epidemic (Cholera, Aug 1831, population of 1801 was reduced to 1395)
Famine (1847, bad harvest, the poor were reduced to eating vegetation which
sickened many and many died)
and 1st/2nd World Wars (77 died in WWI, 9 in WWII).
> Hi everyone,
> I've been working on my genealogy, again, and I found there were quite a few
> Slovak cemeteries listed online. I got to looking and found a lot with
> photos, too.
> I found this one page and although I am fairly certain I am not related to
> anyone on it, it's fascinating and the tombstones shown on this site are very
> unusual. I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to have a look and
> tell me what all of this says.. not the translations on the stones but just a
> general idea of what this site is all about. It looks to me like there is
> mention of some sort of plague.
> Also, are these common types of stones in Slovakia? This is the only
> website I've found so far that has any this unusual.
> Thankyou all so much for your assistance, in advance.
> Best wishes, Kathie Troyan Davis