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The Varga Family Genealogy Page (California & Oregon, USA)

Updated April 23, 2001

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The Varga Family tree in relation to the United States can be dated to the beginning of the 20th century. Mihály Varga accepted open invitations to join the workforce in the fast expanding western front of the U.S. at that time.

Westward expansion led Mihály to come earn American dollars in the Lake Erie region of the State of Ohio, settling in to Lorain County. While working on the ship yards in Lorain, Ohio, Mihály lost one of his legs in an accident. Due to having workman's compensation coverage, Mihaly was able to make a decision as to whether to stay in the U.S. or to move back to his homeland where war was about to break.

He opted to return to Hungary only to find at the end of the war that his country has been torn apart due to the Treaty of Trianon. This treaty laid down the new international boundaries of central and eastern Europe. Mihály and his family now found themselves living in the country of Romania on old Hungarian land.

Mihály and his wife had several children, one of whom had been my late grandfather, János. János is my father's father. He received American citizenship by a fluke invitation again to the U.S. by the U.S. embassy. Again, the U.S. government was seeking immigrants and again my family roots happened to be traced back to America.

I have included photographs of myself and my wife along with other family members. All photos are documented with names. If anyone can help me find other relatives of mine, I sure would appreciate your leads.


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