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Susan Lapekes of Michigan Updated November 9, 2000
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Matthias& Katharine Lapikas in the 18th.century from Namestovo.small village near Slovakia. Family orgins also came from netherlands,hungry,germany,Europe mainly. Changed the name from LAPEKIS TO LAPEKAS-LAPEKASS-LAPEKIS-LAPEKES-LAPUKAS-LAPIKAS L.LAPIKAS, UUIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS-RUMANIAN-HUNGARIAN-CANADIAN-GERMAN BRANCH EARLY DATES I HAVE 1776-before that I do not know. Found that Sofie Lapikas has son/daughter in USA Lajos Lapkas has familyamsterdam? USA BRANCH I LAPEKAS/LAPEKES JOSEPH LAPIKAS(LAPEKAS) BORN nAMESTOVO (sk) EMIGRATED TO usa IN 1902 TO LOCKPORT ILL, IN 1906 CHANGED HIS NAME TOLAPEKAS BEFORE 1920 RETURNED TO ZAGREB CAME BACK TO USA WITH FATHER/BROTHERS IGNATZ LUKAS AN SISTER HELEN.bORN OF THIS MARRIAGE MARY LAPEKAS-HELEN STEPHEN JOSEPH-ADELINE. STEPHEN BORN IN WAYLAND MI-SAME AS JOSEPH-ADELINE-HELEN CHICAGO, ANYHOW MY GRANDPARENTS LOUIS AND ANNA LAPEKES(LAPEKAS) CHANGED NAME TO LAPEKES MOVED TO USA RESIDED IN WAYLAND MI