Does anyone know anything about this family? The name is spelled Kurucz on immigration records. I have been told the last name was pronounced like "Koor-tz" with emphasis on the "zzzz".
Mathras Kurucz/Kurutz was of Helcmanovce, Slovakia likely born about 1845. He married Mariae Oravec of Jaklovce. They had at least the following children:
1)Steven--who married Katri Petrechko and stayed in the old country. They had a daughter, Mary who came to America and married Joseph Kosko and who lived in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
2)Johan born abt 1865--who went by the named of "John Kuritz" and who lived in the area of Sykesville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He married a woman named Elizabeth. They had the following children: Mike, Eva, John, Nicholas, Steve, Ellen, Katherine, Joseph
3) George born between 1870-1880--who went by the name "George Kurtz." He married Maria "Mary" Arendasz/Arendas/Arendosh. Mary was the daughter of Michailset (Michael) Arendasz and Sophras (Sophia) Macko, both of whom were of Spish County, Hungary. Mary died in 1918 during the 1918 flu epidemic. Her death record lists her married name as spelled, Kuruc. However, her gravestone spells her last name as Kurutz. They had children: Yllis/Elias Alexandria (born in the old country),John, George, and Mary. The children all went by the last name of "Kurtz," although Mary's birth certificate listed her last name as Kurutz. George lived in Jefferson, Clearfield, Allegheny, and Westmoreland Counties of Pennsylvania.
In the 1910 census, there is a Katy Kuritz, Ludwig Kuritz, Michael Kuritz, and George Kuritz living in Penn Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, but I do not know if there is any relationship whatsoever to the above family.