Re: Thomas Kassay
Hi, I've been researching one line of the Kassay family for about a year.To begin with, your ancestors name may have originally been Kas'saj, then Kas'say then Kassay.Kas'saj is the original Austrian form of the name Kassay.
If you are checking ship's manifests look at Kassaj, Kassay, Kasay and Kasaj.Also, with the poor ledgibility of ship's manifests and the spelling problems you might want to look at replacing the 's's with 'z's or 'c's.
John (Jan or Janos) and Veronika Jancu Kassay were born in Austria c. 1875.There was also a Tony Kassay (his name became Kasay in the states) born in 1887 was was either their son or the brother of John.All three came to the US in 1899.
Do you know if they might be your relatives?