|Dr. Sandor Bokotey: Zirnsak/Kerschbaum|
I would like to share some information regarding Zirnsak and Kerschbaum families I have.
First, Szinyak and Chinadijevo (Grabovnica) today are villages in Karpatian region, Ukraine. During Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy Szinyak vas named as Kékesfüred, Csinadijevo as Szentmiklós. I still have relatives there.
A lot of Germans (Shvabis) were lived and still living in that area.
My grandmother is Terézia Zirnsak (1910-1977). Her parents are: Johan Zirnsak(in Hungarian János) and Franciska Schmidtberger. Johan was born in 1867 (Szinyak)and died in 1948 (Csinadijevo). Franciska was born in 1872 (Steierdorf, today Romania)and died in 1948 (Csinadijevo). Their marriage date: 12 Nov 1893 (Steierdorf). I have a picture of their grave made in Csinadijevo.
Parents of Johan Zirnsak: Ferdinánd Zirnsak and Mária Kerschbaum. Ferdinand was born in 1837 (Oberlichtbuchet?, today Prahatice, Slovakia), Mária in 1845 (Szinyak). Their marriage date: 29 Apr 1864 (in Hungarian Munkács, today Mukacheve, Ukraine).
Parents of Ferdinánd Zirnsak (above): Ferenc (Franz) Zirnsak and Mária Anna Nagelmüller (she is also from Oberlichtbuchet, today Prahatice, Slovakia).
Parents of Mária Kerschbaum: András (Andreas) Kerschbaum and Franciska Schpelcer.
I am not sure that Kirschbaum and Kerschbaum are the same families, but most likely that it is true. Unfortunately, today I have just my direct ancestor's lines, except the whole family of my grandmother Zirnsak Terézia (8 children), no more information about siblings.
I have some information about Zirsak descendants, some of them are living in Ukraine, Slovakia, Germany and Canada today.
I live in Hungary (Budapest) and really interested in these families, plus also in Bokotey (Bokotej), Szentimrey (Szent-Imrey), Rózsár and Bózsing families.
Sorry for my English, if I can support you more, please, don't hesitate to contact me.
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Hope, I could help.
With kind regards,