Re: Chica or is it Chicka?
Tried your email but account appears to be offline. In hope you will see this reply I can tell you I am part of family Cika that never migrated to US (that is we stayed behind in 1800s during the great migration.
Unfortunately, during both first and second world war, many family members were killed and it is very difficult to find ties with the family as well as find any information about the family past.
I am in touch with Patty and we hope we can determine connection since her maternal grandfathers family seem to be coming from exact same village as my fathers family.
Hopefully, you and your husband could shed some light on his ancestral line. In any case, if you do find something, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.
At present, I live in Italy so we could also meet if you are still in Germany.
All the best
Branislav Cika (?ika)