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LINKE (from Bohemia)

I have been researching this surname since 1978. I have found many pieces of information but missing a key element. I am trying to find the city of birth (or city of emigration) for Daniel LINKE. He arrived in the USA around April1882 via S.S. Devonia, traveling alone from what I can determine. He was 19 years old (born in 1863 +/- 2 years.) Unsure of his religious background, I have found no record(s) where he stated a city of birth or last residence prior to leaving Bohemia (the Austrian Empire). Deeds, marriage license, death certificate, city directories, birth certificates for children, etc all checked with no stated city of birth. Until I have a city of birth, I am not able to research districts and/or regions in the Czech archives. I know he worked with glass and have sent letters to living residents in areas historically known for their glass working artisans in the Czech Republic; no responses as of yet. Any suggestions on future research would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Carl E. Linke , ,

Posted: 06/24/2013


Family history has Albert Chloupek and wife, Anna leaving Pilzen and arr in the US in 1857 with children:Mary, Anna, Katherine, and Dortha. They settled in Kewaunee WI. I cannot find a passenger list with them on it. Other than Ancestry, where should I look next.

Contact: Constance Davis , Greenbelt , MD

Posted: 06/10/2013

Slansky and Brozicek

I am looking for help in determining what region/district the following towns are considered to be a part of in the CR. Humpolec Vsesulov Any knowledge is greatly appreciated.

Contact: Ellen PO Box 2900 , East Peoria , Illinois 61611

Posted: 06/01/2013


Looking for information on Kopp family, current or anc. Erwin Augustin Kopp born July 25, 1919 in Sternberk. Birthplace may or may not be correct - I don't have a certificate. His brother Ernst & sister Margarete were part of the Sudeten rescue in 1939, settled in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. Father remained in Czechoslovakia, remarried and passed around 1978. He may have had more children. Erwin & his wife Helge (Mildner - also part of Sudeten rescue) were killed by a drunk driver in Sept 1982. Any guidance or help would be appreciated.

Contact: Robyn , , Saskatchewan

Posted: 05/16/2013


My grandfather immigrated to the U.S. about 1905. His name was Alec Kucipak. His bother Jurko came in the teens, left, and came back in 1930. His village was listed as Ticha, Czechoslovakia. He left again about 1936 and was not heard from until the 1970's. Letters came for a short while, written by Jurko's granddaughter, I think. Now, all contact has been lost. My grandfather's records list him as Ruthenian.

Contact: Helen Durbano 38231 Martins Way , Ocean View , DE 19970

Posted: 04/30/2013


Looking for information on ancestors of Jacob John Halada, born June 29, 1865 in Praha, Boehmen Koenigreich, Austria. He married Anna Hoida in Menominee, MI in 1888, Anna was born 1869 in Chodov, West Bohemia, Czech Republic. They farmed in Lena, WI until his death in 1954. Jacob's parents were George Halada and Anna Sterl.

Contact: S. Hallada , ,

Posted: 04/02/2013


I am looking for information on Wesley Vaclav Kralicek born 1789 in Bohemia and his wife, Katherine Matejka born 1797 in Bohemia. Also, my ggg Jozef Kralicek born 1837; arr in the US in 1863. Any information that you might have would be valuable to my search.

Contact: Donna Kralicek Wolpe , ,

Posted: 03/11/2013


Looking for ancestors of Anton Spevacek who left Beloky in 1857.

Contact: Glenn Spevacek 118 S. Washington St. Suite 218B , Green Bay , WI 54301

Posted: 03/04/2013


Looking for Kaspar who emigrated from Hohenelbe to New York City mid 1800s Parents were Alois born ca 1802 and Sarah born ca 1815 Children were Frederick, William, Ferdinand Frederick

Contact: Bill Robey , ,

Posted: 02/26/2013

Mares, Elsie

born late 1800, died North Riverside, IL 9/25/1966. husband was Anton Jaros. Looking for information about Elsie's parents. She had 2 sisters, Amelia and Olga.

Contact: Gale Kostal , ,

Posted: 02/23/2013