|Nadine Hardin: Racz Kertai|
|Researching the Racz and Kertai family from Raba Patona, Gyor, Hungary. Istvan and Mary Racz, parents to Anna Agnes (Kertai), Agnes (Varga) Racz, Erno Racz, and Laci Racz all born in Raba Patona. They live in close proximity to my grandparens, Balint and Rozi (Fejes) Galgoczi, as the Galgoczi families are from Koronco, Gyor, Hungary, and are related. I would like to know if anyone is searching along these family lines. Thank you very much, Nadine
Indiana; South Bend Tribune, Local Obituaries; Monday, December 17, 1979.
Mrs. Anna Agnes Kertai, 93, of 1244 N. Eclipse, died at 8:48 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 26, 1886, in Raba Patona, Gyor-Megye, Hungary, and had lived in South Bend since 1908, having come from Hungary. On December 11, 1908, as Anna Agnes Racz, she married Emery A. Kertai, who died on May 1, 1953. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Velma Conjalka of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Anna Zsedely, Mrs. Irma Baichley and Mrs. Mary Tajar (Pajar), all of South Bend, three sons, Ernest, Rudolph, and Emery H., all of South Bend; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Varga of Hungary, and two brothers, Erno Racz and Laci Racz, both of Hungary.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaniewski and Sons Funeral Home. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Indiana; South Bend Tribune, Funeral Notes; Tuesday, December 18, 1979.
KERTAI - Services for Mrs. Anna Agnes Kertai, 93, of 1244 N. Eclipse, who died at 8:48 p.m. Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Msgr. Elmer G. Peterson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaniewski and Sons Funeral Home, where a wake service will be observed at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Manifesto for passenger Anna Racz, line 0023 on the Ultonia Ship, page 0732, arriving in New York on November 09, 1909.
Name: Racz, Anna
Ethnicity: Hungary Magyar
Place of Residence: Rabapatona, Hungary
Date of Arrival: November 09, 1909 (Port of New York)
Age on Arrival: 25y
Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Ultonia
Port of Departure: Carnaro, Triest, Austria
0023. Racz, Anna, age 25, single; able to read and write; subject of Hungary (“Magyar”); last permanent residence is Rabapatona; nearest relative from Hungary her father, Istvani ("Istvan") Racz; her final destination is South Bend, Indiana; passenger ticket was paid for by her father; has $26.00 on her person; going to join her brother-in-law, Imre Kertai, living at 1501 S. Catalpa Avenue, South Bend, Indiana. Anna Racz appears to be traveling by herself.