Re: Vanko & Krupec
Jan Vanko was born 1867.
The christening document of his son, Jan Silvester Vanko (a in Jan has accent), born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in 1901, says "syn Jana Vanko z Blatnic v Uhrech" (U in Uhrech appears to have accent) meaning "son of Jan Vanko of Blatnic in Uhrech". Uhrech means "in Uhry", i.e. Hungary, according to Daniel M. Schlyter, Reference Consultant in the European Reference Section of the LDS Genealogical Library.
Friend Josef Vajdak, on April 19 1997, writes "Since Blatnice is just about 15km to the Slovakian border I would presume that when he was born in 1867 it was at that time the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy and Blatnice was probably part of Hungary rather than Bohemia-Moravia."
Marriage record photocopy received 11-10-95 from St. Wenceslaus Church, Baltimore, gives: "Joannem Wanko ex loco Blatnice in Hungar. Filium Joannis Wanko & Catharinae Krupec et Mariam Marsalek ex loco Stribrne Hory (Nalzov) in Bohemia Filium Aloisii Marsalek & Annae Kvicala Praesentibus testibus: Franciscus Levy & Aloisius Marsalek."(s in Marsalek, r in Stribrne, z in Nalzov, c in Kvicala have hacek (little v) over them; 2nd a in Marsalek, i & e in Stribrne have accent mark)
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