Re: Vanko & Krupec
The results of commissioned research are back.
This is the ancestry of Jan Vanko "z Blatnic v Uhrech" who married Mary Marshalek in St. Wenceslaus Church 24 May 1892.
spouse Anna Bela
born 10 June 1784
Konské, parish Su?any, district Martin, region Žilina, Slovakia
spouse Susanna Drušbik
born 19 March 1811
Klitsén (today Tur?ianske Kl'a?any), parish Su?any, district Martin, region Žilina, Slovakia
spouse Susanna Stefamides
Jano Va?ko (also known as Jan Va?ko, also known as Joannes Vanyko)
born 10 June 1838
Klécsény (today Tur?ianske Kl'a?any), parish Su?any, district Martin, region Žilina, Slovakia
spouse Katharina Krupec (also known as Catharina Krupecz)
Jan Vanko (also known as John Vanko, also known as John Vonko in American census records)
born 17 May 1866
Laskár, parish Blatnica, district Martin, region Žilina, Slovakia
spouse Marie Maršálková (also known as Maria Maršálka, also known as Mary Maršálek, also known as Mary Marshalek)
Laskár is a small collection of farms, a hamlet back then, not really a village.Laskár is perhaps a mile or two from the nearest church, in Blatnica, a Lutheran Church no less.
This is quite surprising in the Catholic dominated Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nevertheless, when Jan Vanko married, he used the name of the village with the church that was closest to the farmhouse where he was born, and the church that recorded his birth. No one would know Laskár, but Blatnica had a church and was well-known in the region.
After 44 years of wonder, and 31 years of paying for research, I finally have my answer.