Re: [Slovak-World] roll call: Slovaks in London, Ontario?
- Thanks Chuck; did some browsing of the site, so far no easy
answers--yet! It was interesting to find that there is a Slovak
Byzantine rite church in the diocese, but it's in Windsor, not
London, and my family isn't Byzantine rite.
At 03:28 PM 6/2/2007, you wrote:
>Julie - Interesting you should ask. I had at one time noted a
>reference for Slovaks in Ontario, and found the Ontario Dioceses -
>Slovak Eparchy, Unionville, Ontario. However, the site didn't have
>what I was looking for. Here's the reference I had, maybe it will
>be a help, maybe not. It is www.occb.on.ca/english/slovak.html. Good
>luck! Chuck Vrshek, Marietta, Georgia
Try this link . . .
Looks as if the Slovak parish was in Windsor; however,
there was a Hungarian parish in London -- Windsor and
London are not too terribly far apart.
I Googled "London Ontario Catholic Slovak" and got
lots of hits.
--- "J. Michutka" <jmm@...> wrote:
> My grandparents (and one great-grandparent) were my____________________________________________________________________________________
> Slovak immigrant
> ancestors; they landed in New York City, stayed
> there a while, went
> to London Ontario for a couple of years and then
> back to NYC for a
> while, then settled permanently in central Michigan.
> I've never been able to figure out why they went to
> London, and no
> one (their children) seemed to know, either. They
> went to London
> sometime between Feb 1913 (married then in NYC) and
> January 1914
> (first child was born then, in London). They were
> back in NYC again
> in Nov 1916, when their second child was born.
> Their son never ended up with a Canadian birth
> certificate, so I
> don't know where they lived in London. (And yes,
> that caused various
> hassles in his adult life!)
> Could there have been a Slovak community in London?
> If so, was there
> a particular neighborhood or Catholic parish
> (baptismal record to
> search for!) that Slovaks tended to live in? I
> wonder if there was
> some economic opportunity that was either
> short-term, or just didn't
> work out for them.
> Thanks for any insight.
> Julie Michutka
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