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RE: [TexasCzechs] New Member from Oregon

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  • SHines
    Hi George, Thank you for the welcome. My Czech grandparents were never in Texas. My father, of English and Scottish heritage is from Texas. Sally ... From:
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      Hi George,

      Thank you for the welcome. My Czech grandparents were never in Texas. My
      father, of English and Scottish heritage is from Texas.

      Sally
      -----Original Message-----
      From: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of George Patrick
      Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 6:34 PM
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] New Member from Oregon


      Good Evening, Sally,
      I did a Google search for: "Bursik, Tx", and there were too many hits to
      mention here. It seems to have been, or become, a very common Czech
      surname. Perhaps if you could give his given name , town or county in
      Texas, and what period of time he would have been in Texas someone may be
      able to find one of the entries which fit?

      Always glad to welcome another Czech aboard and good luck with your search.

      George
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: SHines
      To: TexasCzechs
      Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:34 PM
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] New Member from Oregon


      Hi,

      I'm from an American born Czech mother, born and raised in Oregon. My father
      is from Texas. I feel inside out here. <grin>

      Anyway, I'm kind of more interested in culture and traditions. If I link up
      with family that would be ok too. My Czech forebears are Bursik, my mother's
      Father's name, and Slaby, her mother's name. I'm 59 years old and counting
      now, and my grandkids are interested in their heritage. We know where to
      find the barn my grandfather built, still standing.

      We know that my grandmother admired the Statue of Liberty from the ship she
      arrived on. She was sent to the US by aunts and uncles at about age 12, with
      her younger sisters, and worked for the families here to defray the costs of
      the tickets. When she arrived on American soil she went to Nebraska to be
      with those families, sponsors, I suppose. One of the families was named
      Kluna.

      My grandfather's arrival predated the Statue. He was with his parents and
      brother. They first settled in Pennsylvania and worked in mines there. I
      don't know if they did that in Czechoslovakia or not. But they were not
      happy in Pennsylvania so they moved on to Nebraska to farm. My grandfather
      worked as a chef in a hotel there. He met my grandmother and they married
      and began the family. Then all the Bursiks got money enough to buy a farm in
      Melrose, Oregon. Moved the family out to Oregon by train.

      Sally





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