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Bob Staggs: Robert Bojkovsky
I am looking for family history from my maternal grandfather, Rober Bojkovsky, born 10/29/1889 near Padina and emmigrating to the USA c. 1903. He would eventually settle in the Western Slope area of Colorado near Meeker. He herded sheep and cattle until WWI when he joined the Army and the Cavalry. After the war, he returned to Colorado for a short time, met my grandmother, Alice Patrik (also of the Padina area) on a cattle drive to Canada. They moved to Granite City, Illinois, USA c. 1920 where he began to raise a large family and he found employment in a steel mill. Robert had at least one brother, Paul, born in 1902
13/03/2005, 19:43:03
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Zlatica: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Bob

Is the Padina that is in Serbia the ancestral village of your grandfather BOJKOVSKY?
Both of your ancestral surnames show up in Slovak Republic.
www.zoznamst.sk
13/03/2005, 21:00:41
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Ruth McCosky Mathis: Grandpa McCosky
Bob

I am Robert Patrick McCosky's oldest daughter Ruth. Before Grandpa died I visited with him. He gave me a little family history. Grandma's fathers name was John Pettrash, later changed to Patrick. He was born in Hungary. Her mothers name was Elizabeth Forgler. Elizabeth's father was German. Grandma was born in Romania. Grandma's father, John, worked for his wifes father who owned rice fields, I'm guessing in Romania. Elizabeth also worked in the rice fields. After the birth of Grandma, 1905, she went back into the fields too soon and caught pneumonia and died when Grandma was 6 weeks old. Her and her father moved to Onterio, Canada when she was 5 years old. Great Grandpa John Patrick was married afew times. Grandma McCosky had two sister's, Mary Frecka and Julie Nitz and a brother named Paul. I think her sisters lived around the Chicago area and her brother lived in Madison. I think they were all half brother and sisters. Great Grandpa John retired, in Canada, as a Royal Mounted Policeman. Grandpa was born in Padina Austria-Hungary in 1889 and came to the US in 1904 or 1905 and lived with the Strucka family in St. Louis during the St. Louis World's Fair. He worked in a basket weaving factory for 25 cents a day. He moved to Az. to become a cowboy, then joined the army to fight in WWI and was stationed in Europe. He first met Grandma in Canada when she was only 5 years old. Her father told him that she was going to be his wife when she grew up. He never saw her again until the day they where married. She was 16 and he was 32. I don't know where they got married. Grandpa went by the name of McCosky while he was in the Army because they could not pronounce his name. He had a brother named Paul Bojkovsky who lived in Madison, a sister named Sue, who died at the age of 14, and a sister named Anna who was married to Peter Pushcar who lived in Brighton, Il. Grandpa was very ill when I visited him. Some of the spelling of names may have been wrong and I'm sure that some of the dates and places might be wrong. I think that he and Grandma may have migrated to Canada. I could not find them on the Ellis Island site when it was free befor it was bought by ancestry.com. I have not paid for any sites to look up the family tree. I plan to go to Madison County court house and get their death certificates. That would have information of where they were born and their parents names. I live in Pinckneyville, Illinois. My email is route66r -a-t- onecliq.net -d-o-t-
18/11/2005, 18:27:39
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Zlatica : Re: Grandpa McCosky
Ruth

The www.ellisislandrecords.org is still free. You need to register but no money.
After you do register, use One Step to locate people coming on a certain date, year, place and name.
www.stevemorse.org

www.genealogienetz.de/reg/ESE/dsinfo.htm
www.surnamenavigator.org
www.castlegarden.org
http://linktoyourroots.hamburg.de
Surname BOJKOVSKY shows up in Slovak Republic's phone book.
www.zoznamst.sk (type 0 (zero) in area code)
www.genealogy.ro
www.whitepages.ro Romania's phone book
18/11/2005, 18:40:42
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reporob: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I was doing some research on my family name and I noticed that you mentioned two listings in Slovakia for the name Bojkovsky. The two names are my uncle Miroslav and his son Juraj. My name is Robert Bojkovsky and I live in Ontario,Canada. Do not hesitate to drop me a line.

Thanks
07/02/2006, 07:38:03
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Jan: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I living in Padina. Here in Padina we have few Families wiht the name Bojkovsky.
21/10/2006, 16:31:40
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robert.bojkovsky: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
hello,
my name is Robert Bojkovsky, i am 23 years old student from slovakia. slovakia is small in the middle of europe. i am looking for family history.
20/01/2007, 16:27:52
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Zlatica : Re:Bojkovsky
Hi Robert

Where?
www.surnamenavigator.org
www.infospace.com
http://ssdi.rootsweb.com
www.ellisislandrecords.org
20/01/2007, 16:32:01
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robert.bojkovsky: Re: Re:Bojkovsky
hello zlatica,
how do you mean where? if u mean state, its slovakia, small state near ukrain, very close to romania. and u??
20/01/2007, 16:41:15
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Zlatica: Re:Bojkovsky
Hi Robert

I better know where Slovakia is being that I was born there. Where are you looking for the family history? Did your ancestor come to America, Canada, where? Did you go thru the church records or go to the archive for research?
Nice number of BOJKOVSKYs in 02 area code. www.zoznamst.sk
20/01/2007, 16:44:39
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kutatok: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Hi, if you live in Padina, can you please write to me. My great-great grandfather lived there with his family. I went to Padina in 2003 and made photos. I am still looking for dates for my great grandfather Szotrell Karl. Where he was born in 1850.

Kind regards from Alice
16/06/2007, 17:41:55
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Bob Staggs: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Sorry, I don't live in Padina. My grandfather was born there in 1889 and emmigrated in 1901.
04/07/2007, 17:11:17
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Bettie: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I lived in Granite City, Illinois and my parents, Joseph and Anna Cell were friends of the McCoskey's and Bojkokys. They use to come and visit us at our house. I'm not sure if my father, who worked at the Granite City Steel Company in Granite City, met Paul there, or if somehow they were related to someone in our church, which was St. John's Lutheran Church (Slovak) in Granite City, Illinois. Just my sister Phyllis and I are left from a family of 6. I am 69 and she is 67. I live in Florida and she lives in Colorado. We would love to hear from you. We visited Padina in 1984, I think it was, with our mother Anna. My father died in 1967. My mother died in 1997, I think it was, at the age of 95. They both came over to this country through Ellis Island.

Hope to hear from you.

Bettie (Cell)Irsch
02/09/2007, 02:44:47
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Bettie: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Sorry, I mispelled Bojkovsky. I know the pronounciation of names that are Slovak are not always easy to pronounce.

Bettie
02/09/2007, 02:48:11
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Bob Staggs: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My grandfather, Robert McCoskey (born Bojkovsky)also worked at Granite City Steel. If your father and my grandfather were friends, it's likely that you would have known my mother and or some of her siblings. My mom is Mary Alice (75) and had four brothers (Robert, Daniel, Jim, and Tom) and five sisters (Helen, Katie, Dorothy, Betty, Shirley). Dorothy passed away about two years ago and would have been about your age. Grandpa ranched in the Meeker and Rifle areas of western Colorado before marrying Grandma and moving eventually to Granite City. I lived in western Colorado for two years and have been to Rifle many times and Meeker once. My mom got some history from the Meeker Historical Society. My cousin Ruth is a member of this forum and you cound hear from her as well. We might even have some old phots of you.
02/09/2007, 17:57:49
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Barbara: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My surname is also Bojkovsky, ich live in Germany (sorry for mi english), my Father Heinrich Bojkovsky came after the second war form Pressburg Slovakia to Germany.
20/12/2007, 15:44:05
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Zlatica : Re: Bojkovsky
Barbara

BOJKOVSKYs in Bratislava's phone book.
www.zoznamst.sk
20/12/2007, 15:47:57
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ADALEA: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I have noticed that you said you live in PADINA. I was wondering if I may ask you if you know of anyone in PADINA with the last name Puspoki (My great-grandmother's father was named John Pispecky (also known as Johan - his passenger record to the U.S. labeled him as Janos Puspoczki). John was born in 1864, his wife Anna Kutej was born 1871... both born in Lajosfalva, Antalfalva, Yugoslavia (Vojvodina) also known as PADINA. They had 7 children, 6 of which were born in Lajosfalva before they emigrated to America: Ratoz, Anna, Jeno, Rosi, Zerzie, and Josef. Have you heard of this family or know of them? If not, could you direct me to someone in PADINA who would be able to track down some birth records, marriage records or family status records? They were labeled as Hungarian who spoke Slovakian, and am wondering if their families came from SLOVAKIA and if so, where. Any information that you may have to assist me on how to find information on relatives from PADINA would be extremely helpful. OH, also, would you know of a church that I should contact to request any birth records for them?

13/10/2008, 00:23:48
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ADALEA: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I have noticed that you said you live in PADINA. I was wondering if I may ask you if you know of anyone in PADINA with the last name Puspoki (My great-grandmother's father was named John Pispecky (also known as Johan - his passenger record to the U.S. labeled him as Janos Puspoczki). John was born in 1864, his wife Anna Kutej was born 1871... both born in Lajosfalva, Antalfalva, Yugoslavia (Vojvodina) also known as PADINA. They had 7 children, 6 of which were born in Lajosfalva before they emigrated to America: Ratoz, Anna, Jeno, Rosi, Zerzie, and Josef. Have you heard of this family or know of them? If not, could you direct me to someone in PADINA who would be able to track down some birth records, marriage records or family status records? They were labeled as Hungarian who spoke Slovakian, and am wondering if their families came from SLOVAKIA and if so, where. Any information that you may have to assist me on how to find information on relatives from PADINA would be extremely helpful. OH, also, would you know of a church that I should contact to request any birth records for them?

13/10/2008, 00:44:00
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Adalea

Janos PUSPOCZKI from Lajosfalva (Nagylajosfalva, Torontal megye, Hungary now Padina, Serbia)
His nationality is Hungary and race of people Slovak.
No PISPECKY or PUSPOCKY but PUSPOKI in Slovak Republic's phone book. Small number of KUTEJs does show up in SK. www.zoznamst.sk
www.iabsi.com/gen/public for research in SK
No church records of Padina/Lajosfalva/Nagylajosfalva in LDS-Mormons (Family History Center)site. I think that PUSPOKI is an Hungarian surname/spelling and different from PUSPOCZKI. SKI/SKY is a Slavic ending. Possible that Puspoczki is one and the same as PUSPOKI (someone from Puspok)
It is possible that your ancestors could have some Slovak roots.
A first name site:
http://www.progenealogists.com/hungary/names.htm as somehow Zerzie sounds like it should be Erzse (Erzsebet - Elizabeth); Ratoz ? a Janos.
13/10/2008, 00:50:47
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Zlatica : Re: KUTEJ, PISPECKI
Adalea

Small number of KUTEJ, KUTEJOVA (ova a female ending) in Slovak Republic's phone book. No way to pinpoint a location. Only the US records would provide a precise location.
Few sites for research in former Yugoslavia:
www.croatia-in-english.com
www.yugoslavroots.com
www.rodoslovlje.com
www.surnamenavigator.org
www.genealogienetz.de/reg/ESE/dsinfo.htm

Pispecki, Anna Layosfalos, Hungary 36
Pispecki, Anna Layosfalos, Hungary 12
Pispecki, Jeno Layosfalos, Hungary 8
Pispecki, Josef Layosfalos, Hungary 1
Pispecki, Ratoz Layosfalos, Hungary 16
Pispecki, Rozi Layosfalos, Hungary
Pispecki, Zerzi Layosfalos, Hungary
Ratoz look like Kata (Catherine) Zerzi does look like Erzi (Erzsebet-Elizabeth). Rozi and Anna were naturalized citizens. I am sure you noted a set of numbers by their name on the manifest.
13/10/2008, 01:10:56
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Zlatica : Re: BENKA
Adalea

The PISPECKI family left uncle BENKA Andras in Layosfalva (Lajosfalva)Hungary.
Benka, Adam Antalfalva, Hungary
Benka, Pal Antalfalva, Hungary showing up in www.ellisislandrecords.org
Use one step/gold form www.stevemorse.org to locate people/ancestors from an ancestral village.
13/10/2008, 01:19:48
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ADALEA: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
WHAT WOULD BE THE NEXT STEP IN FINDING OUT WHO JANOS PUSPOCZKI'S PARENTS ARE? SAME WITH KUTEJ?

THANK YOU FOR THE RESEARCH YOU HAVE DONE. I APPRECIATE IT.
13/10/2008, 01:27:20
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ADALEA: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
I Think that Zerzie also looks and sounds alot like Zsuzsi... they tended to mispell names on the Ellis Island records and passenger manifests... could quite possibly be Erzi or Zsuzsi.

Also, they had another child named Katherine that was born in Pennsylvania. Not sure that Ratoz was Catherine... do you think it may have been mispelled and was supposed to be spelled Rados? (Rados is Slovakian, short for Radoslav, Radomir).

Thank you so much for figuring out the name Benka, Andras! We had such a hard time figuring out what that said since we're unfamiliar with Hungarian/Slovakian. So Benka would have had to have been a spouse of one of Janos's Mothers sisters (to be an uncle).

I believe it was on Janos's passenger manifest that he was going to see/or closest relative was Pal Cseh (Brother-in-Law). Must have been one of Anna's Sisters spouses. Don't know siblings of either Janos or Anna.

Thanks for the websites for research in former Yugoslavia!
13/10/2008, 01:58:47
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Your welcome. Some of the handwriting is hard to decipher. The shipping clerk must have been in a hurry to write the manifests. Do take a look at the manifests yourself. www.ellisislandrecords.org and decipher for yourself. No such name Ratoz in Hungarian, Serbian or Slovak. I do believe that Ratoz (Kata) is listed female. Radoslav is a Slavic name but I sort of doubt that it was used in the "old" days like it is used one.
p.s. Sorry for late reply but I was not notified about your replies.
13/10/2008, 03:21:26
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Adalea

The Lajosfalva's and Antalfalva's church records are holding the ancestral information but no church records show up in LDS-Mormons site.
Serbia's phone book:
http://www.belestrane.nadlanu.com/site/default.asp?lang=en
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/torontal.jpg
left side line up with Jelmagyarazat and move scroll bar to right in green outline Antalfalva and Nagylajosfalva.
Padina and Kovacica, Serbia:
http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=latlong&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=45.1117&longitude=20.6214&size=big
13/10/2008, 03:39:00
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Adalea

Janos was going to brother-in-law CZEH Pal, N. Evan str. 115 S. Bethlehem, Pa
Cseh, Mihaly Lajosfalva (Slovak going to brother CSEH Pal in Bethlehem, Pa N. evan Str. 115)
Csch, Janos Antalfalva
Csehi, Janos Antalfalveo, Hungary

13/10/2008, 03:54:58
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ADALEA: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
looking for any assistance from local of Padina to find birth record for Janos Puspoczki (aka pispecki, puspoki) and/or Anna Kutej (aka kaduch, kaduk). Please see previous postings for further info.

On the ellis island records, janos puspoczki came over 1907 just months before his wife Anna and children last name spelled on records as pispecki. Others from Padina (aka antalfalva - also lajosfalos/layosfalos) include last name CSEH or varient of that spelling... janos went to stay with brother in law Pal Cseh, Anna said she had closest relative Andras Benka in antalfalva, hungary... now PADINA, Yugoslavia/serbia.

I'm stuck and need to find birth records/names of their parents. If anyone could point me in the right direction or if someone from Padina might be willing to help with some local research it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
27/10/2008, 12:39:06
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miky-padina-serbia: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI

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Janos Puspoczki=Jan Pispecki
Anna Kutej=Ana Kutalek/Kotvas/.....
Pal Cseh=Palo/Pavel Cech
Andras Benka=Ondrej Benka

padina-vojvodina-serbia forum

http://slovensky-forum.forum-2007.com/index.htm

The Slovak Evangelical church in Padina

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14/11/2008, 19:58:21
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Thank you for that. Is there any way to get the records from this church? I want to find Jan & Anna's parents names and where they were born. Is this possible? Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I do not speak slovakian so I was unable to interpret the slovak forum.

I tried to look up the Slovak Evangelical Church in Padina for an address or website address but there was nothing that gave that information.

15/11/2008, 04:53:24
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Betka: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My parents were friends with Bob and Alice in Granite City, Illinois, and they visited at our house periodically. My father also worked at the steel mill and that's where I think he knew him from. My parents were also from Padina, and to the one inquiring about the church, we attended church services there when we visited back in 1984 I think it might have been. My mother (who we traveled with) said she remembered the church exactly as it was when she left Padina at 9 years old, and she was in her 80's when we took her back. It is a beautiful church.
15/11/2008, 05:37:35
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Bob Staggs: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My grandmother, Alice, died in 1981 and my grandfather, Robert, died in 1985. I have their obituaries if you are interested. Grandpa worked at the mill for 40 years and I am sure he gravitated to co-workers of Eastern European descent. These names have been Anglicized: Grandpa's father was Andrew, his mother was Anna Holebeck, his mother had 4 brothers (Michael, Andrew, Paul, and Thomas), a brother was Paul (also lived in Granite City), a sister was Annie, his father's brother was Michael. These are the only Padina relatives I know about.
15/11/2008, 17:57:32
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Bob Staggs: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My mother, Mary Alice (McCosky) Staggs, thought your father ran an auto repair shop. My Aunt Katie knew your sister Ruth Ann. Grandpa McCosky attended the Apostolic Christian Church of Madison until his death in 1985. Aunt Katie is widowed and lives in Western Tennesse
15/11/2008, 18:08:41
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Betka: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Was the brother Paul's last name Bojkovsky, or is that someone else that people have been talking about. I do also remember a Paul Bojkovsky, that my parents knew.
15/11/2008, 21:06:49
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Betka: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
My father, Joseph Cell, worked at the Granite City Steel. My sister's name was Ruth Julia, but your aunt might have just gotten the middle name wrong. She was 4 years older than me. Ruthie died in her early 50's of cancer, 20 some years ago. My sister Phyllis, 2 years younger than me, and I are the only 2 left out of the 6 of us. We went to St. John's Lutheran Church in Granite City, Illinois while we lived at home. I live in Florida now, and my sister Phyllis lives in Colorado!
15/11/2008, 21:12:33
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Betka: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Oh, that does answer that. I just saw that your grandpa was Robert McCosky, but his brother was Paul Bojkosky - now that sounds familiar as far as remembering those 2 names from my childhood. Do you know where Paul Bojkosky went to church?
15/11/2008, 21:16:38
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Phyllis: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
In answer to your question about a birth certificate or birth records. I am the sister of Betka, who just recently emailed on this site. When we took our mother back to Padina in 1984, we went to the town hall(? not sure of name) and they copied her birth record for her. If you can ever visit the town, it is beautiful and serene. We loved the people there and it seems like everyone is related or knew of our parents. We would love to visit again some day.
18/11/2008, 19:16:13
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Phyllis: living in Padina
Hi Jan,
Since my mother, sister(Betka) and I visited and stayed in 1984, many years ago, we would love to hear how things are in your village of Padina. Was any of it destroyed by war since then, or does it remain the same with wonderful people and beautiful countryside and houses. We loved visiting there with our mother, Anna Papp Cell. She talked fluent slovak and were related to many people. We even took her back to her childhood home and the owner was kind enough to allow us to go in.
Send us a note if you can.
18/11/2008, 19:26:27
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
I'm not so sure i'll be able to visit the village any time soon. I would love to visit there one day but I don't speak slovakian. Is that the only way to get the birth records? The birth records are for my great, great-grandfather & Grandmother. I'm not exactly sure how their last name was spelled; pispecki, pispecky, puspoczki, puspoki, pispeczky... I'm trying to trace the family back to their original homeland (possibly Slovakia).

If there is anyone who is currently living in Padina and could possibly get the information for me I would appreciate it. I'm looking for their parents' names, birth dates and where they were born... any siblings and so forth.
18/11/2008, 19:44:55
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Laura: family history
I am looking for any history or living relatives of my grandmother. She was born in Padina, Yugoslavia in 1913 under the name of Suzanne Cicka. Her mother's maiden name was Dijak. Other family members have the name Kovach. I visited there with my granmother and other family members in 1981 to the city of what my grandmother called Padina Bonot (forgive me if the spelling is wrong.) My grandmother died several years ago and my mother and I would be eternally greatful of any help in this matter. You may email me at dode78 -a-t- comcast -d-o-t- net Thank you, Laura
15/01/2009, 01:53:45
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Zlatica,

Do you know if there is a way to get records from the Slovak Evangelical church in Padina other than physically going there?! Someone in another forum told me that Serbia won't let the LDS microfilm the records, and that I have to hire a researcher to do it for me. Are there any alternative options?

Warm regards,
Anna
24/01/2009, 01:14:58
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Anna

Being that the town Padina is in Serbia than you have to follow that country's research procedure. I only know of the options that you were told about on another board. :(
24/01/2009, 01:22:34
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
I see. Thank you for all of your help!
24/01/2009, 01:24:33
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Anna

You might try posting on Serbia's Ancestry and Genforum to see if someone there might suggest a researcher.
24/01/2009, 01:44:22
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Zlatica,

Could I please pick your brain one last time?

Could the 1828 land and property census of hungary point me in any directions? It appears in the LDS database, but when I printed out the information, it's all in Hungarian (which I don't speak)... but I think that the words listed are surnames-first names... is this correct? If you know anything about this census, what kind of information would I be able to get from it? Ideally i'm looking for Janos & Anna's parents... and obviously if they're not listed in the census they may not have been living in the Hungarian Kingdom at that time, correct?

Anyhow, if you think this may help me at all please let me know what kind of information to expect.

warm regards,
Anna
24/01/2009, 01:45:45
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Anna

I myself did not go thru a census but you might want to take a look in http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/CensusMain.htm about census.
www.iabsi.com/gen/public
Yes, surnames would be first in Hungarian tradition/etiquette.
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petras: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
I will help you, but I need some more time (a couple of months) to find information about your ancestors.

padina-forum
http://padina.forum-2007.com/index.htm

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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Zlatica,

Wow. Thank you so much for your offer to help me. I really appreciate it.

I looked on the list of the 1828 census for land and property (Torontal county) and found no surnmaes for Kutej or Pispecki, Puspoczki... either perhaps their family did not own land at that time or perhaps they were not from that area at that time...

Again, Thank You for your offer and I will await your response in a couple of months.

Warm regards,

Anna
24/01/2009, 03:30:09
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David Patrick: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Well this is amazing to stumble across the Bojkovsky/McCosky connection when I was trying to find out more about my Patrick (Petras) connection with Padina. I'm David Patrick, grandson of Andrew Petrich, who was a brother of John Patrick. It has been frustrating, trying to find out about family history when you don’t even know what your last name is supposed to be. I’ve seen Andrew’s and John’s last name spelled seven different ways. However I’m pretty certain they were Andrej Petras and Jan Petras, where a caron over the trailing s in Petras makes it sound like Petrash. According to the 1911 Canada census, Andrew (born Aug 1879) and his wife Annie (Uhrin born Apr 1882) came to Canada from Hungary in 1905, along with his parents John (born Aug 1856) and Julie (born Oct 1856). By 1911 Andrew and Annie had two children, John and Mick. My father Paul wasn’t born until four years later. They were all living in a house in the east end of Regina, Saskatchewan. John Patrick and his family apparently came to Regina a few years later. He had one daughter Alice from a first marriage and then married a Susy Fabian, and had five more children, Susie, John, Julie, Mary, and Paul from this second marriage. Susie died in 1925. I’ve got a picture of her grave marker in the Regina Cemetery. It shows “Zuzu Petras 1904-1925”, which is the strongest evidence to me that Petras really is the original family name. John lived in Winnipeg and later in Vancouver. Julie and Mary moved to Chicago. I visited them in 1979. Paul remained in Regina, where we knew him as “Uncle Paul”. He died in 2006. I’ve got the elder John Patrick’s death certificate, born August 14, 1878, died December 21, 1974. He apparently married a couple more times after his second wife Susy died in 1935. He is buried in the Regina Cemetery. I’ve always wondered how Uncle Paul’s oldest sister Alice got hooked up with a Scottish McCosky guy down in the States but now I know. He was really a Bojkovsky … and from Padina too. These Padina people really stick together!

Dave in Winnipeg, MB
12/02/2009, 06:02:40
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Bob Staggs: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Most of the Bojkovsky family history has been gathered by my mother, Mary Alice Staggs, one of the six daughters of Robert McCosky (Bojkovsky). After enlisting in the cavalry in WWI, the Army changed his name and the strory here is that no one could pronounce it. Grandma McCosky (Alice Patric) died on May 16, 1981 and Grandpa died on Jan 26, 1985. They were married c. 1920 and lived in Granite City since then.

Robert met Alice on a cattle drive. He was a ranch hand in western Colorado and driving a herd to Canada. He had been a cowboy for several years before and the two years after WWI. Alice was the daughter of John Patric and Lizabeth Fougler who died only three months after Alice was born, at the age of 18. Mom's notes list all of Alice's half-siblings and that Susie died of TB at the age of 17. I met "Aunt Mary" Trecka as she visited from Cicero, Illinois several times.

I have more but it's past my bedtime. I have Alice's death certificate and obituary if you are interested, David.
17/02/2009, 05:10:21
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David Patrick: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Here is a picture of Susie's grave in the Regina Cemetery. Uncle Paul was sure that this "Zuzu Petras" was his sister. Note that it doesn't actually say "1904-1925" like I previously wrote. However she was probably born in 1904 since she was "aged 21 years". The lady on the left in the picture is my dad's stepmother Anna Petrich. The girl on the right is one of Susie's younger sisters, Mary I think. So I think that Alice McCosky's father was really a "Jan Petras" from the Padina area. But I don't know when and where and with whom he came to North America. I still don't even know when and where his brother and parents (my own grandfather and great-grandparents) came to Canada.

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18/02/2009, 04:54:38
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mathis ruth: Re: Grandpa McCosky
My name is Ruth McCosky Mathis. My father was Robert Patrick McCosky. My Grandfather was Robert Michael McCosky (Bojkovsky) and my Great-grandfather was John Patrick (Petras). I am first cousin to Bob Staggs. His sister and my father are Brother and Sister. I would very much like to have a copy of my Great-grandfather's death certificate or a copy of any pictures or papers of him and his first and second wife. This is a picture of Robert (Bojkovsky) and Alice (Patrick, Petras) McCosky, taken around 1920. My email address is: route66r -a-t- onecliq -d-o-t- net

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18/02/2009, 20:35:17
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Bob Staggs: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Hi, Ruth and Happy New Year. I am sure you meant to say that my "mother" and you father are brother and sister. Nevertheless, we have found a Canadian relative in David Patrick! According to Alice McCosky's obituary (attached), she was born in Butin, Romania. As the crow flies, Padina is about 45 miles from Butin. I was thinking the same thing about the death certificate and any photos David may have. Our grandparents' wedding photo is the only old photo we have of Grandma. We have the Cavalry photo of Grandpa in his WWI uniform. My email address is bob -a-t- bluesky.org -d-o-t- Please contact us directly to share tons more family history and ancestry.

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19/02/2009, 04:32:28
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Zlatica,

I am curious to know if you have found any information on my family, the Pispecky's (Puspoczki/Pispeczky). Please do let me know if you have found any leads or if you can point me in any directions to find further information on Janos or Anna.

Since i'm assuming that they are Evangelical, there was a Slovak Evangelical Church in Padina, any information on possibly finding records from that church would be helpful. The only records available for Antalfalva (aka. Padina) were for Roman Catholic.

Thank you again for offering to assist me with my search. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,
Anna
26/03/2009, 01:09:21
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Zlatica : Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Anna

I wish I was in Padina to help you with your research but I am not. Basically, I do not know much about the research in Padina beyond the few websites.
Sorry :(
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26/03/2009, 04:08:10
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szotrell: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
26/03/2009, 14:13:48
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szotrell: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Anna,

My great great grandfather lived in Padina and had 11 children from ca. 1870 to 1892. I found all of them in the churchbooks (I think they were the Slovak religion churchbooks although my people were Roman Catholic) I went to Padina Town Hall and the registrar allowed me insight. The books have now been microfilmed and are in the Pancova Archives. They have a website.

Regards Alice
26/03/2009, 14:18:23
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Dear Alice,

Thank you so very much for this information. It gives me hope! I tried looking for Pancova Archives on Google but didn't find their website. Do you happen to know the web address? Also, you said the books were microfilmed... can you only gain access to the microfilm by visiting Padina or Pancova and requesting it there?

Thank you again for this information. I truly appreciate it.

Warm Regards,
Anna
26/03/2009, 16:17:21
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kezdi: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Istorijski arhiv Pančeva /
Historical Archive in Pančevo
http://www.arhivpancevo.org.rs/arhive.htm
26/03/2009, 16:31:07
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Grandpa McCosky
I am Bob staggs cousin, Robert McCosky's grand daughter. I'm confused. My grandma was a patrich and grandfather was a McCosky. I know the things in your post are related to my family, but Im confused. All the names are correct and most of the statements, let me know and I will be happy to share what I know from word of mouth from my aunts. I know we are related. Love you Ellen p.s. Grandma and grandpa always talked about family in Pinckneyville
06/09/2009, 10:04:36
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Dear Ruth now I realizes you are my uncle Robert's daughter. Sorry, but I was having a hard time putting it all together. I have many old photos of grandma and grandpa and if I can figure out how to use these computers I will post them to you. see Ya Ellen
06/09/2009, 10:13:00
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Dear Ruth now I realizes you are my uncle Robert's daughter. Sorry, but I was having a hard time putting it all together. I have many old photos of grandma and grandpa and if I can figure out how to use these computers I will post them to you. see Ya Ellen
06/09/2009, 10:13:09
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Bettie, I believe my Mom mentioned your family many times. Her name was Dorthy McCosky and she would be 73. She passed in 2004. Ellen
06/09/2009, 10:20:53
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rpatrich: Re: Grandpa McCosky
David,

I am currently doing a genealogy on my family (Patrich). My name is Robert Patrich and reside in Granite City, Illinois. There are some similarities in your post that has sparked my curiosity.

My Grandfather, John M. Patrich (1908-1974) was originally from Regina Canada. His father was Andrew Petrich (1880-1944) had a 2nd wife, Anna (1892-1975). Andrew had several sons, John, Mick and Paul (who stayed in Regina). John and Mick moved to Granite City, Il, when they were teenagers and John worked at Granite City Steel for about 40 years.

I have found that there may have been several variations to the name of Patrich, from Patrick, Petrich.

John M. Patrich had three sons, John, Donald and Richard Patrich and it is my understanding that John Patrich (the son of John M. Patrich) visited you I believe in the 70's.
If this information sounds familiar, please contact me.

Robert J. Patrich
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Bob Staggs: Re: Grandpa McCosky
You will find other threads from descendants of John Patrick (sp) on this site. Ellen Dinzler, Ruth Mathis and I are all first cousins and great grandchildren of his. My mother, Mary Staggs, still lives in Granite City. She remembers driving by your grandfather's house near the mill and corresponded frequently with Julie (Nitz) and Mary (Trecka).

According to my Mom's notes, your great grandfather John married twice. His first wife, Lizabeth Fougler, died c. 1903 and had one child, Alice, born in Romania. John later married Suzu Fabian and had at least 5 children: Susie, John, Julie, Mary and Paul. Alice married Robert McCosky c 1920 and had 10 children: James, Daniel, Robert, Helen, Katie, Mary, Betty, Thomas, Dottye and Shirley. So my grandmother (Alice) is your grandfather's (John M.) half-sister.

According to my tree, our great grandfather John had a brother Andrew. I believe you are describing the brother Andrew that married Anna (Annie Uhrim in my notes) and had sons named Mick and John (I was not aware of Paul). Their father was John and mother was Eva Adame according to the death certificate. My mom thought John and Andrew's parents were Andrew and Julie Patrick but perhaps Julie was the first wife's name.

Let me know if this is accurate. With so many Johns, Pauls and Andrews, it's hard to get it right
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David Patrick: Re: Grandpa McCosky
I think there is a little bit of John, Paul, Andrew Petras/Petrich/Patrich/Patrick confusion here that needs straightening out.

Robert Patrich’s great grandfather is Andrew Petrich, who was the brother of the elder John Patrick (your great grandfather). Andrew was born in 1880, married Annie Uhrin (pronounced Oorin) around 1906 and moved to Regina, Canada. They had three sons, John 1908 (Robert’s grandfather), Mike 1910, and Paul (my Dad) 1915. Annie died of the flu in 1917 at the age of just 33. Andrew remarried around 1924 to Anna Vrska, had a son, Joe Patrick, who incidentally grew up and moved to the Granite City area, married and had a daughter. He joined the US army and was killed in the Korean war.

It’s too bad that I waited until after my Dad died in 1999 to check out my family heritage. My Uncle Paul (youngest son of elder John Patrick) said though, that nobody cared back then about how you spelled your name. I saw six different spellings of his last name. He was sure however, when I showed him a picture of one of his sisters by the “Zuzu Petras” gravestone in the Regina cemetery, that this “Zuzu” was his second oldest sister “Susie” who had died in 1925 at just 21 years old.

The Petras name in the Slovak language has a macron (v-shaped mark) above the “s” which makes it sound like “sh”, so the name ends up sounding like Petrosh. I suspect that Petras is the original family name.

Now are we still confused?

David Patrick
22/09/2009, 04:49:20
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Zlatica : Re: Petras/Petrich/Patrich
David

Do you know where your ancestor was born? His place of birth will surely clear up the confusion.
In Slovakia's phone book:
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=petric&mesto=&ulica=&psc=&uto=&net_fixed=1&net_mobile=1&net_alt=1 PETRIC^ which might be PETRICH in US and Canada
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=petras&mesto=&ulica=&psc=&uto=&net_fixed=1&net_mobile=1&net_alt=1
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=uhrin&mesto=&ulica=&psc=&uto=&net_fixed=1&net_mobile=1&net_alt=1 The H is not silent in UHRIN.
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=vrska&mesto=&ulica=&psc=&uto=&net_fixed=1&net_mobile=1&net_alt=1
PETRASZ in Hungarian and PETRAS^ in Slovak and same for PETRICS which equals to PETRIC^.
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David Patrick: Re: Petras/Petrich/Patrich
Hi Zlatica,

Thank you for the response. I am not sure but I think my grandfather was a PETRAS^ from Padina Yugoslavia. This is a town 60 km northeast of Belgrade that was founded by Slovak emigrants in 1806. His name could have been PETRIC^ though. Is PETRIC^ a real Slovak name, or is it more Croatian?
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Zlatica : Re: Petras/Petrich/Patrich
You're welcome.

So than Padina is where you will be researching.
PETRAS^ and PETRIC^ are Slavic names and both show up in Slovakia's phone book.
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Zlatica : Re: Petras/Petrich/Patrich
David
http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=latlong&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=45.1181&longitude=20.7272&size=big
Naglajosfalva, Ludwigsdorf, Padina, Nagylajosfalva, Lajosfalva populated place 45°07' N 20°44' E E M U G Serbia 24.4 miles NNE of Beograd 44°49' N 20°28' E
Petrovics, Janos Nagylajosfalva, Hungary 26 1886 1912
Petrovics, Zuyanna Nagylajosfalva, Hungary 25 1887 1912
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Betka, My Aunt Katy McCosky Harris lives in Tennessee and says she would like your address. She says she went through 12 yrs of school with your sister Ruth and that you lived at 2740 State St. in Grante City. Ruth and Phyllis's mother was Anna Cell. Ruth was a drum majorette for the high school band and she played flute. She also has a picture of her twirling a baton. She says she used to visit with her parents Robert and Alice McCosky. She would love to correspond with you. Ellen Dinzler.
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Riedinger: RIEDINGER
LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON A ROBERT RIEDINGER(RIDINGER)FROM
SARAJEVO MOTHER WAS OLGA RIEDINGER(RIDINGER) AND UNCLE'S
NAME WAS ERVIN RIEDINGER(RIDINGER)

KINDLY EMAIL ME ON
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paul : Re: Robert Bojkovsky
my name is paul bojkovsky jr. i am 49, my father paul david bojkovsky recently passed in aug.2009 his father was also named paul and worked at granite city steel mill in il. with exception of my uncle louis bojkovsky, i did not know of any other bojkovsky's my aunt's dorthy,ann,betty have all passed away. please anyone with info. on bojkovsky's please contact me. 618-288-7156
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I am Dorothy's daughter, I will call this weekend Ellen
19/02/2011, 22:06:07
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I am Dorothy's daughter, I will call this weekend Ellen
19/02/2011, 22:06:14
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betka: Re: Grandpa McCosky
I just saw this post. Yes, my sister was Ruthie and all the information you supplied is correct. Sorry that I just saw this. If you would like, I would be happy to communicate any other info I have with you.

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betka: Re: Grandpa McCosky
I just saw this post. Yes, my sister was Ruthie and Phyllis and all the information you supplied is correct. Sorry that I just saw this. If you would like, I would be happy to communicate any other info I have with you.

Bettie
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Ellen Dinzler: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Betka, would you like my Aunt Katy's address. She would love to write to you.
Did you know my mom Dorothy? Are Ruth and Phyllis still alive? let me know.
Ellen
20/02/2011, 21:02:13
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betka: Re: Grandpa McCosky
Yes, you may give her any information from me. Phyllis and I are the only two sisters left. I am 72 and Phyllis is 70, but I will be 73 this month yet! My husband and I live in Florida and Phyllis and her husband live in Colorado.
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ksue1165: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
I am a great grand daughter to Anna Bojkovsky Puskar would like to converse with you. My grandmother Julia Anna Puskar Wagenblast. My mother has spoke of the people that you name in your post. My mother Kathleen Wagenblast Wilson. Thanks Karen
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Bob Staggs: Re: Robert Bojkovsky
Karen, I met some of the Puskars on trips to central Illinois, perhaps Eagerville or Dorchester. These are my Mom's cousins. I believe some Puskars lived in Granite as well. Mom (Mary Alice Staggs) and Dad still live in Granite. Write to me at my email address and I can give you some contact info. Would your great grandmother Anna be Robert and Paul Bojkovsky's sister?
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adalea: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hi Petras,
For some reason when you originally posted this I thought it was from Zlatica who had been helping me along for a while. I sincerely apologize for that and this late response. Since then I have found some information on the ancestors. My Pispecki ancestor was Joannes Puspoczky born 1799 in Idvor, his wife Catarina Brtka born 31 oct 1797 in Etska (now Ecka Vojvodina). I noticed also that the Kutej family also originated in Etska. I'd like to see where they came from before Etska. I read that in 1784-1787, slovaks settled in Slovanski Bardan. Some of them moved in 1788 to Aradac and Ecka, and some of them later moved to Lalic. I'm hoping to find someone who can help me to figure out where the Pispecki, Brtka and Kutej families came from before Etska.

Also, I have found recently there were Kutej families that immigrated to Granite City, Illinois from "Antalfalva". George Kutej/Kutey, his wife Maria/Mary and her daughter Eva. George born abt 1875, Mary born about 1877 and Eva abt 1901. In 1930 they were living in Granite City, Illinois at 1931 Omaha Street with their daughter Annie and son George. George sr. immigrated 1906, Mary immigrated 1908 with daughter Eva. George died in 1941 in Granite City (father was John Kutej and Eva Janish). He had a cousin Mike Kutej (his wife Susie) that lived right next door to them in 1930 Granite City. George and Mary had a daughter named Susie born 1909 that died 1916. Their daughter Anna married Harry Smith in Arkansas in 1947. Mike Kutej died 1930 Granite City. His parents were Mike Kutej and Anna Homgacils. I'm curious to know if/how they're related to my Kutej family from padina. Does anyone have information about them and their ancestry from their time in Padina?
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22/07/2012, 11:18:01
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sariesmith: Re: PUSPOCZKI /PUSPOKI
Hello -

I am currently tracing the Kutej family in Granite City Illinois.

I was wondering if you had any additional information about them.

Kind Regards,
Sarah
01/04/2013, 06:36:09
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