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Secula/Seculo and Belle

I am researching a family with the last name Seculo. On their 1920 census they listed their native country as Austria and that the native language as Slavish. In the 1930 census they have their native country as Bohemia and Bohemian a their native language. John Seculo - b.abt 1882, immigrated abt 1904, was in Trinidad, Colorado by 1905. wife Francisca Belle - b. abt 1883, immigrated abt 1904, was in Trinidad, Colorado by 1905. Does the name even sound Bohemian to anyone? Any ideas? I'm stuck.

Contact: Maria Mullane , , CO 80126

Posted: 01/27/2017

Bier, Bira

I am looking to trace my great-grandfather Mathias Bier (I am unsure regarding this spelling, both of first and last names!) and his Bohemian family. He was born Jan 19, 1849 (unverified) in Graslitz, Bohemia – aka Gradlitz, aka Choustníkovo Hradiště (a village in Trutnov District in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic). Parents were Frank and Frances. Siblings were Julia, William, Josephine, Frances, Frank and Wilhelmina. He arrived thru Governors Island, USA on May 22, 1873 He changed his name (in US between 1873 and 1878) to Henry (or Hy) Dorner. He sailed to Australia in 1878/1879. I can track/trace his history as Henry Dorner thru Australia and South Africa. He died in a Red Cross (ICRC) Internment camp in Switzerland in 1918, as Mathias Bier.

Contact: Richard Paterson 114 Mill St , Westwood , New Jersey 07675

Posted: 01/14/2017


Info TOMAS SIMA born ca 1855 res poss Ponedraz, Czechoslovakia

Contact: Frank Shima , ,

Posted: 12/15/2016

Major, Majer, Mager, Meyer

Searching for information on my Grandfather John Major (Mayer, Meyer) Born 1889 – 1890 in Czechoslovakia Mother – Josephine Otis Father – Josef Major (farmer) Brother – Vaclav (later became a US Citizen) He had a sister (name unknown) Places they may have lived: Ujezd Svateho Krize, Svaty Kriz Rokycanny Pilzen Chicago Australia After leaving school he went to (Germany)? to learn to be a piano tuner He travelled to Chicago where he lived and worked as a piano tuner for five or more years He later travelled to Australia where he married and settled down He married in Australia in 1922 at age 32 years (?) and died in 1958 Any help would be gratefully accepted

Contact: June Austen 34 Escotts Lane , Martinsville , NSW AUSTRALIA 2265

Posted: 10/29/2016

Skovranek, Mihaly

Looking for any/specific information on the above ; SPOUSE :Barbara (Martinova)near town of Kosice, or Michalovce near the border town of Uzhhorod

Contact: Andrerw M. HALAPIN 458 Satinwood Drive , West Mifflin , Pennsylvania 15122

Posted: 10/25/2016


Anna Kabureck (maybe Kabrick/Kabarak/Cabric) b 1833, Bohemia, immigr to U.S. bef 1856, m George Theis at St. Louis MO, 1856, d 1920 Wichita KS. Res St. Louis MO and Columbus Cherokee Co. KS. Need any info on Anna or Kabureck family.

Contact: S. Rooney , ,

Posted: 08/31/2016


Looking for location of village of NUSBELY - Rosalie BILEK was from there and married Jakob ZID of CHRBONIN in 1824.

Contact: Jerome Misicka 2001 W. Rudasill Rd. #9303 , Tucson , Arizona 85704

Posted: 07/20/2016

Trasak, Klecak

Researching Karel Trasak. From Plzen area in Bohemia. Arrived in New York? around 1894. Married Mary Klecak 1894/96 time frame. His parents were Karel Trasak and Louise Holub. Karel changed his name sometime after 1895 to Charles. His sister-in-law Vincenzie Klecak married Frank Cihelka in New York in 1902. Any info on Karel/Charles and Mary would be greatly appreciated!!

Contact: Janice , Hephzibah , Georgia 30815

Posted: 07/14/2016


Martin Balon gg, twp Pilzen, m1, Barbora Frederick, immigr Baltimore, USA, or Philadelphia ca 1876 or 1877. AKA Balloun, set Dardanelle, AR Born Nov 11, 1844, d Jan 21, 1917, Brearley Cem, Dardanelle, AR We have no info on him bef AR

Contact: Donald Balloun 570 Casa Sevilla Ave , St Augustine , FL 32092

Posted: 07/07/2016

Miksovic - Mlck - Bujark

Looking for records in the Czech Republic on -- Emil Miksovic [born in Chrastany (Bohemia), near Rakovnik, 1885] -- Marie (Maria) Miksovic, nee MLCK(ova) (born in Podhradi, near Luhacovic, 1883) -- Anna Bujark(ova) [born 1894, possibly in Ostrava). Emil married Marie in "Paglovice" (probably Pozlovice, near Podhradi / Luhacovice / Zlin) in 1908 and came to the U.S. in 1911. Emil's second wife, Anna Bujarkova, came to the U.S. in 1922, and they were married in the U.S. We do not know anything about their parents, and know very little about their siblings. Our records of their lives in the U.S. are fairly comprehensive, but we know very little about their lives in the old country. Any tips on where to go to find such information would be much appreciated.

Contact: Ann Miksovic , Albuquerque ,

Posted: 06/19/2016