Ancestors of Margaret Ann Oravetz


Generation No. 1

1. Margaret Ann Oravetz, born June 14, 1909 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; died August 13, 1981 in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA. She was the daughter of 2. Jozsef Oravecz and 3. Maria Lelak. She married (1) John S. Rebar September 20, 1926 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA. He was born July 24, 1903 in Ramey, Clearfield Co, PA1, and died March 8, 1977 in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA. He was the son of Andreas Ribar and Katalin Kozak.

Notes for Margaret Ann Oravetz:

Marriage information from copy of original marriage certificate No. 27892.

Notes for John S. Rebar:

In LDS 1463005 (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, Births, 1896-1905), Item 2, p. 212, #36, John Rebar's birth is given as July 24, 1903. This entry is File 18, Registration number 7906, recorded July 11, 1955. I do not know why this was registered at this time.

Generation No. 2

2. Jozsef Oravecz, born January 7, 1881 in Opatka, Slovakia2; died July 31, 1935 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA3. He was the son of 4. Franciscus Oravecz and 5. Maria Kordovaner. He married 3. Maria Lelak March 31, 1909 in Barnsboro, Cambria Co, PA4.

3. Maria Lelak, born February 13, 1888 in Pereczes, Borsod Co, Hungary5; died June 13, 1942 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA6. She was the daughter of 6. Matyas Lelak and 7. Josepha Mihalik.

Notes for Jozsef Oravecz:

Joseph Oravetz died on July 31, 1935, at his home on Elder Avenue, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania. Cause of death was acute myocarditis and acute nephritis. Last Rites were administered by Rev. Frankovsky, and the attending physician was Dr. A. J. Silensky. The burial took plance on August 3, 1935.

Information relating to the death of Joseph Oravetz, including cause of death, Last Rites, attending physician, and burial date, are from the official records of the Bacha Funeral Home, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, Record #572. Bacha went out of business, but the records are kept by Charles Long, owner of the Long Funeral Home, Inc., Barnesboro. Grandson James Rebar copied the information directly from the Bacha record book on May 16, 1994.

The Lelak sisters (Mary, Josephine, and Margaret) emigrated to the U.S. from Hungary and not from Slovakia. Their father, Matthias Lelak, went to Hungary obviously to work in the mines, and he probably met Josephine Mihalik there. Josephine had emigrated there with her parents, Caspar and Theresa (Majdik) Mihalik. The records show that Josephine was born in Smolnik, Slovakia, while Matthias was born in Zakarovce, Slovakia. Joseph Oravetz also went to Hungary to work, probably living with his brother, John. He met Mary, one of the Lelak girls, and they got engaged. Joseph emigrated to America, arriving in New York on January 5, 1907, on board the Ultonia. He sent for Mary, who arrived in New York on October 14, 1908. Joseph apparently was working in a coal mine in Graceton, Pennsylvania, staying there with his brother Alex, who had emigrated earlier in the decade. Joseph Oravetz and Mary Lelak married on March 31, 1909, and they settled in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania. Mary's sisters, Josephine and Margaret, followed later, arriving together in New York on October 22, 1913, on board the Friedrich der Grosse, which sailed from Bremen, Germany.

Notes for Maria Lelak:

From National Archives, Microcopy No. T-715, Roll No. 1156, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels arriving at New York, 1897-1942: Maria Lelak, age 19 (sic), a servant, arrived alone in New York on October 14, 1908, on board the SS Friedrich der Grosse, which had steamed out of Bremen, Germany, on October 3, 1908. Maria had departed Diosgyor, Hungary, to marry her fiance, Jozsef Oravecz (Hungarian spelling), in the coal town of Barnesboro (listed in the ship records as 'near Graceton'), Pennsylvania. Maria could read and write, was four feet eleven inches tall, blond, and had brown eyes. Her ticket on the Friedrich der Grosse was paid for by Jozsef. She listed as nearest next of kin her father, Matyas Lelak, of Diosgyor, Pereces, Hungary. (According to Albert Kovachik, her mother was deceased.) Maria's place of birth is listed in the ship records, but it is blurred (it looks like Arany Idka, present-day Zlata Idka in Slovakia).

On her Declaration of Intention, Nr. 19079, filed 25 April 1941 at the Cambria County Court House, Maria is listed as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 150 pounds. The Declaration of Intention has Certification No. 6-96887 from the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization that declares her a legal immigrant. That same number, 6-96887, is written on her entry in the Friedrich der Grosse passenger list.

Information pertaining to the birth of Maria Lelak is from the official church records of the Roman Catholic Parish of Diosgyor, Hungary, which is part of the Archdiocese of Eger (LDS 0623336). I found this record on April 15, 1993.

Children of Jozsef Oravecz and Maria Lelak are:

1 i. Margaret Ann Oravetz, born June 14, 1909 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; died August 13, 1981 in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA; married John S. Rebar September 20, 1926 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA.

ii. Rudolph Oravetz, born August 2, 1913 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; died January 1977 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married Veronica Mae Keblesh July 12, 19417; born January 26, 19178; died September 18, 1972 in Memorial Hosp., Johnstown, PA8.

iii. Veronica Elizabeth Oravetz, born May 14, 1916 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; died June 9, 1998 in Altoona, PA (hospital); married Michael Kuzio September 13, 1941 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; born September 5, 1913; died May 28, 1995 in Elmora, Cambria Co, PA.

Notes for Michael Kuzio:

Mike died at home about 8:30 PM. I was a pall-bearer at the funeral, which took place on May 31, 1995, in Bakerton (Elmora), PA. Mike was Ukrainian Greek Orthodox, a rather unusual denomination. I am pretty sure that he was Capatho-Rus, that his family originated in what is now western Ukraine.

Marriage Notes for Veronica Oravetz and Michael Kuzio:

Based on recollections of Dorothy (Rebar) Polenik, their wedding reception took place at the home of Joseph and Mary (Lelak) Oravetz. Verna and Mike then spent their wedding night in the Rebar house in Twin Rocks, and the Rebars spent the night at the Oravetzes. It was at the wedding reception that Matilda Kovachik met Gust Burkholtz -- he was in town for a baseball game, and he and several others 'crashed' the reception.

iv. Mary Veronica Oravetz, born May 14, 1919 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married George Oliver White July 17, 1944 in Canonsburg, PA; born January 16, 1910 in Cambria Co, PA; died September 23, 1997 in Washington Co, PA.

Generation No. 3

4. Franciscus Oravecz, born October 27, 1836 in Opatka, Slovakia9; died November 14, 1894 in Opatka, Slovakia10. He was the son of 8. Franciscus Oravecz and 9. Apollonia Gartsar. He married 5. Maria Kordovaner October 5, 1862 in Opatka, Slovakia11,12.

5. Maria Kordovaner, born August 21, 1842 in Opatka, Slovakia13; died Aft. 1886 in Opatka, Slovakia. She was the daughter of 10. Joannes Kordovaner and 11. Anna Horvath.

Notes for Franciscus Oravecz:

On Franciscus' baptismal record, there is a notation that he married Maria Kordovaner on October 5, 1862.

In July 1995, Dorothy (Rebar) Polenik and I visited Opatka and located the grave of Franciscus Oravecz and Maria Kordovaner. The cemetery was the older of two in town, and it had only recently been cleared of brush and made ready for more burials. I estimate that it had been untouched for about 40-50 years, and most graves were unmarked. The Oravecz-Kordovaner grave marker was cast iron, but we could not make out the dates, nor did we have the materials with us to make an etching. In our travels to all the ancestral villages in Slovakia, this was the only grave marker we found for any of our ancestors.

Notes for Maria Kordovaner:

On Maria's baptismal record there is a notation that she married Franciscus Oravecz on October 5, 1862.

In July 1995, Dorothy (Rebar) Polenik and I visited Opatka and located the grave of Franciscus Oravecz and Maria Kordovaner. The cemetery was the older of two in town, and it had only recently been cleared of brush and made ready for more burials. I estimate that it had been untouched for about 40-50 years, and most graves were unmarked. The Oravecz-Kordovaner grave marker was cast iron, but we could not make out the dates, nor did we have the materials with us to make a rubbing.

Children of Franciscus Oravecz and Maria Kordovaner are:

i. Stephanus Oravecz, born December 8, 1864 in Opatka, Slovakia14; died November 1, 1872 in Opatka, Slovakia15,16

ii. Franciscus Oravecz, born January 15, 1867 in Opatka, Slovakia17

iii. Joannes Oravecz, born July 13, 1869 in Opatka, Slovakia18; married Etel Soltesz May 14, 1894 in Opatka, Slovakia19; born December 16, 1876.

Marriage Notes for Joannes Oravecz and Etel Soltesz:

Remark written on marriage record: 'With dispensation for third degree of consanguinity according to No. 1068 of 30 April 1894. The groom was transferred from Miskolc parish.' They were second cousins. I do not know what it means to be transferred from another parish, but he was working in the Miskolc area at the time.

iv. Flori Oravecz, born April 22, 1872 in Opatka, Slovakia20

v. Istvan Oravecz, born August 17, 1874 in Opatka, Slovakia21; died August 28, 1874 in Opatka, Slovakia22,23

vi. Andras Oravecz, born October 13, 1875 in Opatka, Slovakia24; married Maria Ducsay June 1, 1903 in Opatka, Slovakia24; born Abt. 1882 in Velka Ida, Slovakia.

vii. Antal Oravecz, born May 2, 1878 in Opatka, Slovakia25

2 viii. Jozsef Oravecz, born January 7, 1881 in Opatka, Slovakia; died July 31, 1935 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married Maria Lelak March 31, 1909 in Barnsboro, Cambria Co, PA.

ix. Sandor Oravecz, born April 8, 1883 in Opatka, Slovakia26; married Elizabeth Javorszky; born March 14, 1889 in Zdoba, Slovakia.

x. Maria Oravecz, born April 2, 1886 in Opatka, Slovakia27; married Janos Mallak November 19, 1905 in Opatka, Slovakia28; born August 25, 188229.

Marriage Notes for Maria Oravecz and Janos Mallak:

On the birth record for Maria Oravecz, her marriage is noted: her husband's name is given as Janos Malak..

6. Matyas Lelak, born February 1, 1855 in Zakarovce, Slovakia30. He was the son of 12. Tobias Lelak and 13. Barbara Baranko. He married 7. Josepha Mihalik Abt. 1881.

7. Josepha Mihalik, born February 20, 1859 in Smolnik, Slovakia31. She was the daughter of 14. Casparus Mathias Mihalik and 15. Theresia Majdik.

Notes for Matyas Lelak:

On Maria (Lelak) Oravetz's birth record, her father's (Matyas Lelak) place of birth is given as Zsakarocz, Szepes (present-day Zakarovce, Spisska Nova Ves okres). In January 1997, I examined the Zakarovce Roman Catholic parish records and initially could not find an entry on the expected date for Matyas' birth. At first, I could find no evidence of there being any Lelaks in the town, so I ordered the microfilms of the RC parish records for several nearby towns in the hopes of finding more information. Upon re-examination of the Zakarovce registers, I discovered that the Thobias Lyalyak who was the father of a Matthias, born February 1, 1855, was noted elsewhere as Tobias Lelak. This is the correct family of Lelaks, though the name seems to be pretty consistently spelled as Lyalyak. The records point to their being ethnic Rusyn, but they were Roman Catholics during the 1800s, i.e. the period covered by the Zakarovce records.

Notes for Josepha Mihalik:

While in Pereczes, Hungary, in July 1995, my sister, Dorothy (Rebar) Polenik, and I visited the church where the children of Josepha Mihalik and Matyas Lelak (i.e. my grandmother, Maria Lelak Oravetz) were all baptised. I did not find a marriage record for them, so I do not know where they were married. Dorothy told me the story that Josepha died from complications related to a hernia she developed from picking up wet laundry. That was the first time I had ever heard that story. Albert Kovachik, whose mother was Margaret Lelak, verified that Josepha was deceased when the sisters emigrated to America.

Children of Matyas Lelak and Josepha Mihalik are:

i. Maria Josefina Lelak, born April 16, 1882 in Pereces, Borsod Co, Hungary (prob); died November 22, 1885 in Pereces, Borsod Co, Hungary.

3 ii. Maria Lelak, born February 13, 1888 in Pereczes, Borsod Co, Hungary; died June 13, 1942 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married Jozsef Oravecz March 31, 1909 in Barnsboro, Cambria Co, PA.

iii. Gizela Lelak, born January 25, 1890 in Pereces, Borsod Co, Hungary.

iv. Jozefa Borbala Lelak, born January 30, 1892 in Pereczes, Borsod Co, Hungary; died 1931 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married Joseph Herpak; born August 5, 1887 in Vysna Mysla, Slovakia32; died 1952 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA.

Notes for Jozefa Borbala Lelak:

Known as "Pepi" by everyone in the family. She arrived in New York on October 22, 1913, on board the Friedrich der Grosse, traveling with her sister, Margaret Lelak. Josefa is listed in the ship's record as Pepi Lellak, age 21. She was traveling as a Hungarian national, and was listed as ethnic Hungarian ('Magyar'). Her last place of residence in Hungary was Diosgyor. Next of kin in Hungary was given as brother-in-law Oravecz, Esq., living in Pereczes. Margaret, traveling as Margit Lellak, 17, had the same information in her ship's record. Their passage had been paid for by their brother-in-law, presumably meaning Joseph Oravetz, who was married to their sister, Mary Lelak, my grandmother. Pepi and Margit together were in possession of $6. The final destination of both was Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, to the home of their brother-in-law, Joseph Oravecz, my grandfather, at P.O. Box 294, Barnesboro. Pepi was 4 feet 10 inches tall, and Margit was 5 feet 4 inches. Both had been born in Pereczes, Hungary.

Notes for Joseph Herpak:

Joseph Herpak departed Bremen, Germany, on an unknown ship, list 7, #25 (Immigrants and Sterage Passengers Inspection Card). On the 1910 census, it says that he immigrated in 1903, but a stamp on the above-cited Inspection Card shows a clear date of 1902. It is then possible that the departure date was late 1902, with an early-1903 arrival date.

v. Margaret C. Lelak, born April 1893 in Pereczes, Borsod County, Hungary; died 1953 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA; married Joseph J. Kovacik January 17, 1916 in Braddock, Allegheny Co, PA; born October 16, 1891 in Dobrocz, Croatia; died 1973 in Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA.

Notes for Margaret C. Lelak:

Margaret Lelak arrived in New York on October 22, 1913, on board the Friedrich der Grosse, traveling with her sister, Pepi Lelak. Margaret is listed in the ship's record as Margit Lellak, age 17. She was traveling as a Hungarian national, and was listed as ethnic Hungarian ('Magyar'). Her last place of residence in Hungary was Diosgyor. Next of kin in Hungary was given as brother-in-law Oravecz, Esq., living in Pereczes. Pepi (real name Jozefa), traveling as Pepi Lellak, 21, had the same information in her ship's record. Their passage had been paid for by their brother-in-law, presumably meaning Joseph Oravetz, who was married to their sister, Mary Lelak, my grandmother. Pepi and Margit together were in possession of $6. The final destination of both was Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, to the home of their brother-in-law, Joseph Oravecz, my grandfather, at P.O. Box 294, Barnesboro. Pepi was 4 feet 10 inches tall, and Margit was 5 feet 4 inches. Both had been born in Pereczes, Hungary.

Notes for Joseph J. Kovacik:

Born Josef Kovacsic, arrived USA 6 October 1913, naturalized on 8 Dec 1927.

Joseph Kovachik (Jozef Kovacsic) was born in Dobrocz, Croatia, and his last permanent residence was given in his ship record as Frekete. He arrived in New York on October 6, 1913, on board the S. S. New York, that sailed out of Southhampton, England, on September 27, 1913. The ship records list the date of arrival as October 5th. He was accompanied by a friend, Lajos Vaczulczak, from Frekete. Both of them were on their way to the home of Joseph's brother (or possibly cousin), Frank Kovacic (sic), 213 North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On possibly Joseph's Declaration of Intention, it says that his ship departed Bremen, Germany, on September 23, 1913. I have conflicting dates of citizenship for him -- one source says December 8, 1927, which another says February 16, 1927. The February date and the September Bremen departure may both have come from the index of naturalizations in the Ebensburg, Cambria County, courthouse.

Generation No. 4

8. Franciscus Oravecz, born August 23, 1806 in Opatka, Slovakia33; died Abt. 1838. He was the son of 16. Franciscus Oravecz and 17. Anna-Maria Galata. He married 9. Apollonia Gartsar.

9. Apollonia Gartsar, born Abt. 1810; died Aft. 1842.

Notes for Apollonia Gartsar:

On June 19, 1847, Apollonia Gartsar gave birth to a daughter, Illona, who died on July 29, 1847. If this is the same Apollonia Gartsar, she evidently was not married at the time, because the notation in the baptismal register says that the father is unknown. Her second husband must have died. Godparents were Márton Schücz and Maria Kurilla.

Children of Franciscus Oravecz and Apollonia Gartsar are:

i. Franciscus Oravecz, born July 24, 1834 in Opatka, Slovakia34; died Bef. 1836.

4 ii. Franciscus Oravecz, born October 27, 1836 in Opatka, Slovakia; died November 14, 1894 in Opatka, Slovakia; married Maria Kordovaner October 5, 1862 in Opatka, Slovakia.

10. Joannes Kordovaner, born December 17, 1809 in Opatka, Slovakia35; died March 27, 1861 in Opatka, Slovakia36. He was the son of 20. Andreas Kordovaner and 21. Elisabetha Marcsak. He married 11. Anna Horvath Abt. September 183437.

11. Anna Horvath, born Abt. 1821; died November 15, 1887 in Opatka, Slovakia38.

Notes for Joannes Kordovaner:

On the baptismal record for his daughter, Erzsébet, Joannes' name is given as 'János Kordovanik alias Kordovaner.' This is at least the second time I have seen this (the other occurence is unrecalled), and it makes no sense to me. It would seem that the family name could have been either Kordovaner or Kordovanik!

On Joannes' birth record, if I have the correct person, his father's name is given as Andreas Kordovanyi. Elsewhere, the name is spelled Kordovanik.

That this is in fact the correct Joannes is pretty much just an intuitive guess. There are no others born about this time in Opatka with the correct name.

Children of Joannes Kordovaner and Anna Horvath are:

i. Andreas Kordovaner, born August 9, 1835 in Opatka, Slovakia39; married Theresia Ruby September 22, 1861 in Opatka, Slovakia40; born September 16, 183841.

ii. Theresia Kordovaner, born June 4, 1837 in Opatka, Slovakia42; married (1) Fnu Ruby; married (2) Andreas Belicsak February 1, 1858 in Opatka, Slovakia43; born Abt. 1832; died December 16, 1867 in Opatka, Slovakia44; married (3) Stephanus Polyak January 17, 1869 in Opatka, Slovakia45; born Abt. 1841; died August 15, 1891 in Opatka, Slovakia46.

Notes for Theresia Kordovaner:

I may have made a mistake here somewhere. The Theresia Kordovaner who had been married to Andreas Belicsak may be a different Theresia. Based on the January 1869 marriage record for Stephanus Polyak and Theresia Kordovaner Ruby, the latter was a widow of presumably Fnu Ruby. Therefore, they could be different Theresias.

Notes for Andreas Belicsak:

On his marriage record, Andreas was listed as being an orphan.

iii. Eva Kordovaner, born December 19, 1838 in Opatka, Slovakia47

iv. Veronica Kordovaner, born June 4, 1840 in Opatka, Slovakia47; married Michael Polyak February 1, 1863 in Opatka, Slovakia48.

5 v. Maria Kordovaner, born August 21, 1842 in Opatka, Slovakia; died Aft. 1886 in Opatka, Slovakia; married Franciscus Oravecz October 5, 1862 in Opatka, Slovakia.

vi. Sandor Kordovaner, born July 14, 1844 in Opatka, Slovakia49

vii. Ferencz Kordovaner, born September 15, 1845 in Opatka, Slovakia49; married Antonia Perhacs February 27, 1870 in Opatka, Slovakia50; born Abt. 1849.

viii. Erzsebet Kordovaner, born December 2, 1848 in Opatka, Slovakia51,52; married Antal Vindt February 27, 1870 in Opatka, Slovakia53; born July 26, 184753.

ix. Janos Kordovaner, born April 11, 1851 in Opatka, Slovakia54; married Erzsebet Schutz October 25, 1874 in Opatka, Slovakia55.

x. Maria Magdalena Kordovaner, born October 20, 1856 in Opatka, Slovakia56,57; died December 11, 1856 in Opatka, Slovakia58

xi. Michael Kordovaner, born September 1, 1859 in Opatka, Slovakia59; died October 1, 1859 in Opatka, Slovakia60

12. Tobias Lelak, born September 8, 1815 in Zakarovce, Slovakia61. He was the son of 24. Joannes Lyalyak and 25. Helena Marcinaszko. He married 13. Barbara Baranko June 26, 1843 in Zakarovce, Slovakia62.

13. Barbara Baranko, born November 30, 1815 in Zakarovce, Slovakia63. She was the daughter of 26. Michael Baranko and 27. Anna Palkov.

Notes for Tobias Lelak:

Tobias Lelak, age 8, was confirmed in 1823.

Notes for Barbara Baranko:

Barbara Baranko, age 9, was confirmed in 1824.

Children of Tobias Lelak and Barbara Baranko are:

i. Maria Lelak, born March 17, 1844 in Zakarovce, Slovakia64

ii. Susanna Lelak, born January 7, 1846 in Zakarovce, Slovakia64; died February 18, 1849 in Zakarovce, Slovakia65

Notes for Susanna Lelak:

Christened Zsuzsanna Lyalyak.

iii. Erzsebet Lelak, born November 26, 1848 in Zakarovce, Slovakia66; died December 7, 1850 in Zakarovce, Slovakia67

Notes for Erzsebet Lelak:

Christened Erzsebet Lyalyak.

iv. Mathias Lelak, born August 25, 1851 in Zakarovce, Slovakia68; died January 23, 1854 in Zakarovce, Slovakia69

6 v. Matyas Lelak, born February 1, 1855 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married Josepha Mihalik Abt. 1881.

14. Casparus Mathias Mihalik, born January 6, 1830 in Smolnik, Slovakia70; died July 7, 1893 in Pereczes, Hungary71. He was the son of 28. Mathias Mihalik and 29. Evamaria Lovasz. He married 15. Theresia Majdik February 5, 1854 in Smolnik, Slovakia72.

15. Theresia Majdik, born October 13, 1832 in Smolnik, Slovakia73; died March 23, 1893 in Diosgyor, Hungary74. She was the daughter of 30. Michael Majdik and 31. Anna Maria Szutor.

Notes for Casparus Mathias Mihalik:

Information on the marriage of Casparus Mihalik and Theresia Majdik is from the official Roman Catholic Church records of Smolnik, Slovakia, held in the Levoca State Regional Archives. This material has been microfilmed by the Mormons and can be found on LDS reel #1791531.

All information pertaining to the births of the children of Casparus and Theresia can be found on the same LDS reel (1791531), which contains the Smolnik Roman Catholic baptismal records for the years 1852 to 1882.

Information related to the death of Casparus Mihalik is from the Roman Catholic parish register of births, marriages, and deaths for Diosgyor, Hungary. His death record is number 75 for the year 1893, and can be found on LDS microfilm reel number 0623337. Casparus died on 7 July 1893 in Pereczes (Hungarian spelling) of old age; he was 63 years old. He was buried on 14 July 1893 in Pereczes. It should be noted that he and Theresia did not die in the same location, nor are they buried in the same place -- she died and is buried in Diosgyor.

Casparus and Theresia (Majdik) Mihalik emigrated from Smolnik to Pereces, probably in the late 1870s, with their entire family.

Notes for Theresia Majdik:

Information on the marriage of Casparus Mihalik and Theresia Majdik is from the official Roman Catholic Church records of Smolnik, Slovakia, held in the Levoca State Regional Archives. This material has been microfilmed by the Mormons and can be found on LDS reel #1791531.

All information pertaining to the births of the children of Casparus and Theresia can be found on the same LDS reel (1791531), which contains the Smolnik Roman Catholic baptismal records for the years 1852 to 1882.

Information related to the death of Theresia (Majdik) Mihalik is from the Roman Catholic parish register of births, marriages, and deaths for Diosgyor, Hungary. Her death record is number 43 for the year 1893, and can be found on LDS microfilm reel number 0623337. Theresia died on 23 March 1893 in Diosgyor of tuberculosis; she was 61 years old. She was buried on 25 March 1893 in Diosgyor. It should be noted that she and Casparus did not die in the same location, nor are they buried in the same place -- he died and is buried in Pereces.

Casparus and Theresia (Majdik) Mihalik emigrated from Smolnik to Pereces, probably in the late 1870s, with their entire family.

Children of Casparus Mihalik and Theresia Majdik are:

i. Casparus Mihalik, born October 22, 1854 in Smolnik, Slovakia75

ii. Theresia Mihalik, born September 23, 1856 in Smolnik, Slovakia76

7 iii. Josepha Mihalik, born February 20, 1859 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Matyas Lelak Abt. 1881.

iv. Franciscus Mihalik, born March 31, 1861 in Smolnik, Slovakia76

v. Rosalia Mihalik, born August 29, 1863 in Smolnik, Slovakia76; married Stanislas Masek May 26, 191277.

vi. Joannes Mihalik, born November 19, 1865 in Smolnik, Slovakia78; married Ilona Krausz.

vii. Adalbertus Mihalik, born June 17, 1868 in Smolnik, Slovakia79; died March 20, 1890 in Diosgyor, Borsod Co, Hungary79

Notes for Adalbertus Mihalik:

On his death record, his name is given in its Hungarian form: Béla Mihalik.

viii. Jacobus Ignatius Mihalik, born June 24, 1870 in Smolnik, Slovakia80

Generation No. 5

16. Franciscus Oravecz, born Abt. 177081; died June 1, 1818 in Opatka, Slovakia82. He married 17. Anna-Maria Galata June 3, 1804 in Opatka, Slovakia83.

17. Anna-Maria Galata, born Abt. 1785.

Notes for Franciscus Oravecz:

Several times in the birth records of Franciscus Oravecz's children, the notation 'Married in 1804' was written, indicating that Franciscus and Anna-Maria were not married when their first child was born.

In the marriage record, Franciscus was noted as being a widow, so this was at least his second marriage. At the time, he was 34 and Anna Maria was 19.

Before he married Anna-Maria Galata, Franciscus Oravecz had been married to a woman named Marianna, also seen as Maria-Anna. I doubt I will ever find out her maiden name, because the records do not go back far enough. It is interesting to note that the godmother to all his children by his first wife was Juliana Gallatin. Gallatin is the feminine form of Gallata, and an alternate spelling could be Galata. I suspect that his first wife was also a Galata, and could very well have been the sister of his second wife.

Children of Franciscus Oravecz and Anna-Maria Galata are:

i. Jacobus Oravecz, born July 29, 1803 in Opatka, Slovakia.

Notes for Jacobus Oravecz:

The day of the month of birth was almost impossible to read. It could be 19 or 29, or perhaps neither. Jacobus' mother's maiden name, Gallata, was given as Gallatin -- the 'in' was added to names for females during this time.

ii. Franciscus Oravecz, born March 12, 1805 in Opatka, Slovakia84; died March 30, 1805 in Opatka, Slovakia85

8 iii. Franciscus Oravecz, born August 23, 1806 in Opatka, Slovakia; died Abt. 1838; married Apollonia Gartsar.

iv. Magdalena Oravecz, born April 1809 in Opatka, Slovakia86

v. Elisabetha Oravecz, born March 15, 1812 in Opatka, Slovakia86; died September 21, 1875 in Opatka, Slovakia87; married Michael Kalafusz.

vi. Joannes Oravecz, born April 2, 1814 in Opatka, Slovakia88; died January 24, 1818 in Opatka, Slovakia89

vii. Antonius Oravecz, born May 29, 1816 in Opatka, Slovakia90; married Maria Odermarszky; born January 27, 1821 in Zlata Idka, Slovakia91.

viii. Theresia Oravecz, born May 29, 1816 in Opatka, Slovakia92; died June 7, 1817 in Opatka, Slovakia93

ix. Elisabetha Oravecz, born March 2, 1823 in Opatka, Slovakia94

20. Andreas Kordovaner, born Abt. 1780. He married 21. Elisabetha Marcsak May 1, 1803 in Opatka, Slovakia95.

21. Elisabetha Marcsak, born Abt. 1782.

Children of Andreas Kordovaner and Elisabetha Marcsak are:

i. Martinus Kordovaner, born October 27, 1803 in Opatka, Slovakia96; married (1) Catharina Zsaludko; married (2) Catharina Billi November 27, 1854 in Opatka, Slovakia97; born Abt. 1812.

ii. Joanna Kordovaner, born September 3, 1807 in Opatka, Slovakia98; died October 14, 1807 in Opatka, Slovakia99

10 iii. Joannes Kordovaner, born December 17, 1809 in Opatka, Slovakia; died March 27, 1861 in Opatka, Slovakia; married Anna Horvath Abt. September 1834.

iv. Maria Kordovaner, born December 4, 1814 in Opatka, Slovakia100; died October 1818 in Opatka, Slovakia101

v. Elisabetha Kordovaner, born May 18, 1817 in Opatka, Slovakia102

Notes for Elisabetha Kordovaner:

On the birth record of Elisabetha Kordovaner, her father's name is given as Andreas Kodovanik, alias Kordovaner.

vi. Theresia Kordovaner, born September 17, 1823 in Opatka, Slovakia102

24. Joannes Lyalyak, born Abt. 1778; died November 15, 1821 in Zakarovce, Slovakia103. He married 25. Helena Marcinaszko October 2, 1803 in Zakarovce, Slovakia104.

25. Helena Marcinaszko, born Abt. 1780 in Zakarovce, Slovakia104. She was the daughter of 50. Joannes Marcinaszko and 51. Helena.

Notes for Joannes Lyalyak:

According to the death record, he was 50 when he died in 1821, which would put his date of birth about 1771, if the death information is accurate.

Notes for Helena Marcinaszko:

On Tobias' Lelak's marriage record, the notation states that his father was Joannes Lyalyak and his mother was Helena Rusznak. According to his birth record, his mother's name was Helena Marcinasko. Also, on the marriage record for Joannes Lelak, his bride is Helena Marcinaszko.

Based on this and othere information, I am pretty sure that the family used Marcinaszko and Rusznak interchangeably, like alias. Rusznak, of course, means Ruthenian, so it might have the same significance that Orosz has to Kozak, i.e. acquired through marriage, or it could mean that the Marcinaszko family was Ruthenian and they were nicknamed as such. However, they were Catholic, so...

Marriage Notes for Joannes Lyalyak and Helena Marcinaszko:

According to the marriage record, Joannes had not been married before (juvenis), nor had Helena (puella). The Church was fairly explicit in its records about these things.

Children of Joannes Lyalyak and Helena Marcinaszko are:

i. Maria Lelak, born July 30, 1804 in Zakarovce, Slovakia105; married Mathias Lorintz November 12, 1827 in Zakarovce, Slovakia106; born Abt. 1804.

Notes for Maria Lelak:

Father's name given as Jenja Lelak, which I assume is a nickname for Joannes/Jan. There is a definite Rusyn flavor to the Lelaks, but the records are all Catholic parish records. Somewhat a mystery.

ii. Anna Lelak, born February 4, 1808 in Zakarovce, Slovakia107

Notes for Anna Lelak:

Anna Lelak, age 9, was confirmed in 1827.

iii. Andreas Lelak, born November 15, 1811 in Zakarovce, Slovakia107; died April 22, 1812 in Zakarovce, Slovakia108

12 iv. Tobias Lelak, born September 8, 1815 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married Barbara Baranko June 26, 1843 in Zakarovce, Slovakia.

26. Michael Baranko, born September 25, 1793 in Zakarovce, Slovakia109; died August 27, 1856 in Zakarovce, Slovakia110. He was the son of 52. Joannes Baranko and 53. Anna Gburcsak. He married 27. Anna Palkov Abt. 1814.

27. Anna Palkov, born Abt. 1797 in Prob Zakarovce, Slovakia; died July 5, 1847 in Zakarovce, Slovakia111.

Notes for Michael Baranko:

It is an assumption that the Michael Baranko born on September 25, 1793, is the right Michael, but the date fits well, and there are no other likely candidates.

Michael Baranko was 65 when he died in 1856, which, if accurate, means he was born in 1791. At the time of his death, he was living at house #9 in Zakarovce, which is the same address given for his son, Vincentius.

It is quite possible that Michael Baranko was married briefly to Anna Majlath. On November 22, 1813, a Michael Baranko and Anna Majlath were married, but she would have had to die very soon after that for this to have been the case.

Notes for Anna Palkov:

At the time of her death, Anna (Palkov) Baranko was 47 years old. She was of the 'telkes' class, which is also seen as the Latin 'colonus (fem: colona),' which means that her family owned a small parcel of land and the house on it.

Children of Michael Baranko and Anna Palkov are:

13 i. Barbara Baranko, born November 30, 1815 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married (1) Joannes Kontrocs; married (2) Tobias Lelak June 26, 1843 in Zakarovce, Slovakia.

ii. Vincentius Baranko, born Abt. 1826 in Prob Zakarovce, Slovakia; married Julianna Pajtacs November 15, 1849 in Zakarovce, Slovakia112; born June 19, 1825 in Zakarovce, Slovakia113; died March 31, 1875 in Zakarovce, Slovakia114.

28. Mathias Mihalik, born Abt. 1797 in Patsa; died March 8, 1853 in Smolnik, Slovakia115. He married 29. Evamaria Lovasz May 8, 1820 in Smolnik, Slovakia116.

29. Evamaria Lovasz, born November 1795 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died September 5, 1855 in Smolnik, Slovakia117. She was the daughter of 58. Martinus Lovasz and 59. Margaretha Pauliny.

Notes for Mathias Mihalik:

Mathias Mihalik's origins remain somewhat a mystery. It is likely that he emigrated to Smolnik to look for work in the ore mines. This is substantiated by the fact that I have found no prior evidence of Mihaliks in the birth and marriage registers of the Smolnik RC parish. The Mihalik records begin only with Mathias' marriage to Evamaria Lovasz in May, 1820.

On the marriage record for Mathias Mihalik and Eva Maria Lovasz, Mathias' place of 'origin' is given as Patsa, which is still unlocated. All of the location names in this register are the Hungarian rendition, e.g. Szomolnok for Smolnik, Arany Idka for Zlata Idka, etc., and I have been unable to locate a town named 'Patsa' in any of my other sources. Generally, in the Smolnik register, if a person is from outside the district, the person entering the information would write that in, e.g. 'ex Moravia', etc.

On Mathias' death record, his place of birth is listed as Pacsa. Ten kilometers SSW of Smolnik is the town of Paca, a suburb of Roznava. It is my good fortune that Roznava diocese records are included in the Kosice archives, and I should be able to find all the Mihaliks. Also, per the listings of holdings of the Statny Archiv v Kosiciach, Zakarovce is also part of the Roznava diocese, although it is in a different administrative district (Spis).

Children of Mathias Mihalik and Evamaria Lovasz are:

i. Anna Maria Mihalik, born July 2, 1824 in Smolnik, Slovakia118; married Franciscus Gubercsik; born Abt. 1817.

ii. Elisabetha Mihalik, born November 7, 1826 in Smolnik, Slovakia119; died April 10, 1845 in Smolnik, Slovakia120

14 iii. Casparus Mathias Mihalik, born January 6, 1830 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died July 7, 1893 in Pereczes, Hungary; married Theresia Majdik February 5, 1854 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

iv. Joannes Mihalik, born May 23, 1832 in Smolnik, Slovakia121; died November 14, 1833 in Smolnik, Slovakia122

v. Josephus Mihalik, born March 1, 1835 in Smolnik, Slovakia123; died November 29, 1857 in Smolnik, Slovakia124

30. Michael Majdik, born September 20, 1798 in Smolnik, Slovakia125; died January 6, 1884 in Smolnik, Slovakia126. He was the son of 60. Michael Majdik and 61. Elisabetha Czebner. He married 31. Anna Maria Szutor January 24, 1825 in Smolnik, Slovakia127.

31. Anna Maria Szutor, born February 13, 1801 in Smolnik, Slovakia128; died September 21, 1866 in Smolnik, Slovakia129. She was the daughter of 62. Thomas Szutor and 63. Anna Gedel.

Notes for Michael Majdik:

Based on the Smolnik RC parish marriage records for 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530), pp. 13-14, the parents of Theresia Majdik were Michael Majdik and Annamaria Szutor. In the same source, p. 127, Michael Majdik, age 25, married Anna Maria Szutor, 20, on 24 January 1825. I subsequently found a birth record for Anna Maria (13 February 1801), but there is no birth record for a Michael Majdik born on/about 1799. I really believe that Joannes Michael Majdik, born 20 September 1798, and the Michael Majdik who was 25 when he got married in 1825, are in fact one and the same. I will therefore continue to carry them as the same person, and refer to him as Michael Majdik throughout.

Notes for Anna Maria Szutor:

Godparents: Georg(ius) Sokolik and Veron(ica) Bellon.

Children of Michael Majdik and Anna Szutor are:

i. Anna Maria Majdik, born December 5, 1825 in Smolnik, Slovakia130; married Janos Szkoth May 27, 1844 in Smolnik, Slovakia131; born January 16, 1820 in Smolnik, Slovakia132.

ii. Rosalia Majdik, born March 3, 1828 in Smolnik, Slovakia133; married Mathias Lerch November 17, 1850 in Smolnik, Slovakia134; born Abt. 1829.

iii. Joannes Majdik, born May 27, 1830 in Smolnik, Slovakia135; died March 14, 1843 in Smolnik, Slovakia136

15 iv. Theresia Majdik, born October 13, 1832 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died March 23, 1893 in Diosgyor, Hungary; married Casparus Mathias Mihalik February 5, 1854 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

v. Francisca Majdik, born February 20, 1835 in Smolnik, Slovakia137; died May 4, 1866 in Smolnik, Slovakia138; married Jacobus Martinus Lovasz January 7, 1855 in Smolnik, Slovakia; born Abt. 1830.

vi. Elisabetha Majdik, born October 5, 1838 in Smolnik, Slovakia139; died November 19, 1883 in Smolnik, Slovakia140; married Antonius Bubrovszky November 20, 1859 in Smolnik, Slovakia; born Abt. 1835.

vii. Ignatius Majdik, born July 22, 1843 in Smolnik, Slovakia141; died October 23, 1843 in Smolnik, Slovakia142

viii. Johanna Majdik, born November 12, 1846 in Smolnik, Slovakia143; died February 21, 1852 in Smolnik, Slovakia144

Generation No. 6

50. Joannes Marcinaszko He married 51. Helena.

51. Helena, born Abt. 1750; died September 16, 1810 in Zakarovce, Slovakia145.

Child of Joannes Marcinaszko and Helena is:

25 i. Helena Marcinaszko, born Abt. 1780 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married (1) Joannes Lyalyak October 2, 1803 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married (2) Georgius Pajtacs November 25, 1822 in Zakarovce, Slovakia.

52. Joannes Baranko, born Abt. 1770. He married 53. Anna Gburcsak.

53. Anna Gburcsak, born Abt. 1773; died Bef. May 1814 in Zakarovce, Slovakia.

Children of Joannes Baranko and Anna Gburcsak are:

26 i. Michael Baranko, born September 25, 1793 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; died August 27, 1856 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; married Anna Palkov Abt. 1814.

ii. Joannes Baranko, born Abt. 1798; married Anna Ovsak November 18, 1822 in Zakarovce, Slovakia146; born Abt. 1798.

iii. Elisabetha Baranko, born September 9, 1803 in Zakarovce, Slovakia147; died September 17, 1804 in Zakarovce, Slovakia148

iv. Elisabetha Baranko, born September 29, 1805.

v. Andreas Baranko, born July 9, 1808 in Zakarovce, Slovakia; died August 1, 1809 in Zakarovce, Slovakia148

58. Martinus Lovasz, born October 15, 1757 in Smolnik, Slovakia149. He was the son of 116. Joannes Lovasz and 117. Eva Maria Suhi. He married 59. Margaretha Pauliny November 16, 1794 in Smolnik, Slovakia150.

59. Margaretha Pauliny, born Abt. 1775; died April 24, 1838 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

Notes for Martinus Lovasz:

According to the official Smolnik RC parish register of marriages for the years 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530), Martinus Lovasz was a 37-year-old widower when he married Margaretha Paulini, who was a mere 18 and had not been married previously.

Notes for Margaretha Pauliny:

In the official Smolnik RC parish register of marriages for the years 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530), Martinus Lovasz was listed as being 37 years old, while Margaretha Paulini was a mere 18. Witnesses were Georgius Szekely and Michael Pokar.

Children of Martinus Lovasz and Margaretha Pauliny are:

29 i. Evamaria Lovasz, born November 1795 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died September 5, 1855 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Mathias Mihalik May 8, 1820 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

ii. Josephus Lovasz, born January 1798 in Smolnik, Slovakia151; died January 27, 1846 in Smolnik, Slovakia152; married (1) Helena Kuchta June 21, 1824 in Smolnik, Slovakia153; born Abt. 1804; died Abt. 1844; married (2) Veronika Kozar June 29, 1845 in Smolnik, Slovakia154; born Abt. 1820.

Notes for Helena Kuchta:

On 19 June 1794, Georgius and Eva (sic) Kuchta had a daughter, Helena Kuchta. Godparents were Georgius Zsolner and Marianna Sorgerin. (Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821, LDS 1791530) Same person?

iii. Joannes Georgius Lovasz, born April 6, 1800.

iv. Magdalena Lovasz, born June 28, 1802.

v. Martinus Lovasz, born August 28, 1805 in Smolnik, Slovakia155; died September 6, 1855 in Smolnik, Slovakia156; married (1) Eva Maria Tatarik April 24, 1831 in Smolnik, Slovakia157; born Abt. 1815; died January 13, 1846 in Smolnik, Slovakia158; married (2) Erzsebet Andrassy January 29, 1846 in Smolnik, Slovakia159; born Abt. 1815.

Marriage Notes for Martinus Lovasz and Erzsebet Andrassy:

On his marriage record, Martinus is listed as Josephus Martinus Lovasz. Márton Lovasz and Erzsébet Andrássy were married on 29 January 1845. However, Márton Lovasz and Eva Maria Tatarka had a child, Maria, on 2 January 1846. Márton and Erzsébet had a child, Terez, on 6 October 1846. What this means is that Márton remarried the same month Eva Maria died!

vi. Anna Maria Lovasz, born January 25, 1811 in Smolnik, Slovakia160; died January 15, 1875 in Smolnik, Slovakia161; married Antonius Hutter July 8, 1834 in Smolnik, Slovakia162; born Abt. 1810; died December 12, 1881 in Smolnik, Slovakia163.

vii. Joannes Jacobus Lovasz, born April 27, 1814 in Smolnik, Slovakia164; died March 8, 1894 in Smolnik, Slovakia165; married Annamaria Klimko January 29, 1837 in Smolnik, Slovakia166; born Abt. 1817.

60. Michael Majdik, born July 3, 1758 in Smolnik, Slovakia167; died June 29, 1819 in Smolnik, Slovakia168. He was the son of 120. Michael Majdik and 121. Magdalena. He married 61. Elisabetha Czebner March 4, 1794 in Smolnik, Abov Co, Slovakia169.

61. Elisabetha Czebner, born October 6, 1765 in Smolnik, Slovakia170; died January 29, 1812 in Smolnik, Slovakia171. She was the daughter of 122. Jacobus Czebner and 123. Catharina.

Notes for Michael Majdik:

The death date is a guess based on an entry in the Smolnik RC parish death register, p. 375, June 29, 1819 (LDS 1791530): Michael Meidig, age 52, widower. His date of birth was originally presumed to be about 1758, based on his given age of 36 in 1794 when he married Elisabetha Czebner, age 27. Since Elisabetha had died in 1812, there was probably no-one around who knew his real age, and the parish priest probably didn't bother to double-check it.

Children of Michael Majdik and Elisabetha Czebner are:

i. Franciscus Josephus Majdik, born May 1794 in Smolnik, Slovakia172; died January 23, 1796 in Smolnik, Slovaia173

ii. Maria Magdalena Majdik, born November 20, 1796 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died October 27, 1798 in Smolnik, Slovakia174

30 iii. Michael Majdik, born September 20, 1798 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died January 6, 1884 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married (1) Anna Maria Szutor January 24, 1825 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married (2) Anna Maria Hutter November 24, 1867 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

iv. Sophia Majdik, born March 13, 1801 in Smolnik, Slovakia175; died July 14, 1804 in Smolnik, Slovakia176

v. Joannes Majdik, born May 4, 1803 in Smolnik, Slovakia177; died January 3, 1847 in Smolnik, Slovakia178; married Theresia Mraz January 23, 1837 in Smolnik, Slovakia179; born Abt. 1813; died July 12, 1876 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

Notes for Joannes Majdik:

Joannes (Janos) was an ore miner when he got married, but he became a button maker (gombkötö) later in life, probably because he developed consumption and could not work in the mines.

vi. Joseph Majdik, born March 4, 1805 in Smolnik, Slovakia180; died February 10, 1818 in Smolnik, Slovakia181

62. Thomas Szutor, born October 11, 1763 in Smolnik, Slovakia182; died February 17, 1824 in Smolnik, Slovakia183. He was the son of 124. Antonius Szutor and 125. Elizabetha. He married 63. Anna Gedel Abt. 1790.

63. Anna Gedel, born Abt. 1763; died November 24, 1827 in Smolnik, Slovakia184.

Notes for Thomas Szutor:

Thomas Sutor (sic), 60, died on 17 February 1824, per the Smolnik RC parish death register, p. 391 (LDS 1791530). If accurate, this would make his date of birth roughly 1764. He and Anna Gedel married sometime in the 1780s, but there are no records for that time period -- the first child I have a record for is Eva, born December 6, 1791, so I am tentatively carrying their marriage date as 1790.

Children of Thomas Szutor and Anna Gedel are:

i. Joannes Szutor, born May 8, 1785 in Smolnik, Slovakia185

ii. Eva Szutor, born December 6, 1791 in Smolnik, Slovakia186

iii. Annamaria Szutor, born February 13, 1793 in Smolnik, Slovakia187; died June 24, 1795 in Smolnik, Slovakia188

iv. Martinus Szutor, born February 7, 1795 in Smolnik, Slovakia189

v. Joannes Georgius Szutor, born April 24, 1797 in Smolnik, Slovakia189

vi. Josephus Szutor, born March 11, 1799 in Smolnik, Slovakia189

31 vii. Anna Maria Szutor, born February 13, 1801 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died September 21, 1866 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Michael Majdik January 24, 1825 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

viii. Helena Szutor, born April 11, 1803 in Smolnik, Slovakia189; died June 18, 1803 in Smolnik, Slovakia190

ix. Elisabetha Szutor, born October 20, 1805 in Smolnik, Slovakia191; died February 27, 1811 in Smolnik, Slovakia192

Generation No. 7

116. Joannes Lovasz, born Abt. 1735. He married 117. Eva Maria Suhi February 2, 1755 in Smolnik, Slovakia193.

117. Eva Maria Suhi, born Abt. 1737.

Notes for Joannes Lovasz:

His name is spelled 'Lovas' on son Martinus' birth certificate. His wife's name on the same certificate is given as just 'Eva'. On daughter Anna's birth certificate his name is spelled 'Lovasch'.

Children of Joannes Lovasz and Eva Suhi are:

i. Anna Lovasz, born May 24, 1755 in Smolnik, Slovakia194

Notes for Anna Lovasz:

On her birth certificate, her father's name is spelled 'Lovasch'.

58 ii. Martinus Lovasz, born October 15, 1757 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Margaretha Pauliny November 16, 1794 in Smolnik, Slovakia.

iii. Josephus Lovasz, born January 16, 1761 in Smolnik, Slovakia195

iv. Anna Maria Lovasz, born March 5, 1764 in Smolnik, Slovakia196; died Bef. December 1773.

v. Susanna Lovasz, born February 16, 1771 in Smolnik, Slovakia197

vi. Anna Maria Lovasz, born December 7, 1773 in Smolnik, Slovakia198

120. Michael Majdik, born Abt. 1735. He married 121. Magdalena.

121. Magdalena, born Abt. 1737.

Child of Michael Majdik and Magdalena is:

60 i. Michael Majdik, born July 3, 1758 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died June 29, 1819 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Elisabetha Czebner March 4, 1794 in Smolnik, Abov Co, Slovakia.

122. Jacobus Czebner, born Abt. 1736. He married 123. Catharina.

123. Catharina, born Abt. 1738.

Children of Jacobus Czebner and Catharina are:

i. Georgius Czebner, born April 2, 1756 in Smolnik, Slovakia199

ii. Michael Czebner, born July 3, 1758 in Smolnik, Slovakia200

iii. Maria Czebner, born June 15, 1762 in Smolnik, Slovakia201

61 iv. Elisabetha Czebner, born October 6, 1765 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died January 29, 1812 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Michael Majdik March 4, 1794 in Smolnik, Abov Co, Slovakia.

v. Dorothea Czebner, born September 5, 1771 in Smolnik, Slovakia202

124. Antonius Szutor, born Abt. 1743. He married 125. Elizabetha.

125. Elizabetha, born Abt. 1745.

Notes for Antonius Szutor:

On 19 May 1766 Antonius and Elizabetha Szutor had a son, Joannes. Next to Joannes' name is the term 'Nepom...'. I have seen this term before, usually abbreviated just 'Nep.'. Barely two months later, Antonius and Elizabetha Sutor (certainly the same people) had daughter, Anna Maria. There's something interesting going on here, but I don't know what it is yet.

Children of Antonius Szutor and Elizabetha are:

62 i. Thomas Szutor, born October 11, 1763 in Smolnik, Slovakia; died February 17, 1824 in Smolnik, Slovakia; married Anna Gedel Abt. 1790.

ii. Anna Maria Szutor, born May 19, 1766 in Smolnik, Slovakia203

Notes for Anna Maria Szutor:

According to the Smolnik records, Anna Maria was born to Antonius and Elisabetha Sutor (sic) on 29 July 1766. Godparents were Josephus Novak and Anna (last name unreadable). Just two months earlier, on 19 May 1766, a Joannes Nepom. was born to Antonius and Elisabetha Szutor (sic); godparents were D.A.R. Joannes Jacobus Uron and Sophia Raabin. I have a problem here. Insofar as the D.A.R. indicates nobility, and insofar as another person, Elisabetha, born 28 August 1770 to Antonius and Elisabetha Sutor (godparents were Joannes Novak and Anna Ma_vanszak), I am going to carry Anna Maria and Elisabetha as siblings.

iii. Elisabetha Szutor, born August 28, 1770 in Smolnik, Slovakia204

Endnotes

1. Clearfield Co, PA, Births, 1896-1905, p. 227.
2. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 61.
3. Bacha Funeral Home Records, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania
4. Declaration of Intention, No. 19079
5. Birth Register, RC Parish of Dyosgyor, Hungary (LDS 0623336)
6. Barnsboro Star, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, 18 June 1942, p. 1
7. Marriage licence
8. Obituary, Barnesboro Star, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania
9. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
10. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950, p. 69 #8 (LDS 1923150, Item 1)
11. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 6, #6.
12. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 6.
13. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
14. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4).
15. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1)
16. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 32.
17. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 37.
18. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 44.
19. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 23.
20. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 51, #5.
21. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 55.
22. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1).
23. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 55, (notation of death date written on birth record).
24. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 56.
25. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 58.
26. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 63.
27. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 66.
28. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 66, #10, (date of marriage noted on birth record).
29. Opakta RC parish marriage register (Duncan Gardiner)
30. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1876 (LDS 1791927, Item 3), p. 7.
31. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531), #14, pp. 172-173
32. Copy of birth record made from original parish register, 4 July 1912; Nizna Mysla RC parish birth register, p. 11, #87 (LDS 1923135, Item 2)
33. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
34. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
35. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
36. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950, p. 23 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
37. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 2), length of marriage given as 26 years and 9 months at time of death.
38. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950, p. 59 (LDS 1923150, Item 1)
39. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
40. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 5.
41. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 5, (birth date written on marriage record).
42. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
43. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 3.
44. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 39.
45. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 12.
46. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 64.
47. Opatka RC parish birth register 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3)
48. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4).
49. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3).
50. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 13.
51. Opatka RC parish marriage register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), birth date written in.
52. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3).
53. Opatka RC parish marriage register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1)
54. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3).
55. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p. 15.
56. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
57. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 10, #9.
58. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
59. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4), p. 17, #15.
60. Opatka RC parish death register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
61. Zakarovce RC Parish Birth Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
62. Zakarovce RC Parish Marriage Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2), p. 12.
63. Zakarovce RC Parish Birth Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
64. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
65. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
66. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
67. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
68. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
69. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1852-1876 (LDS 1791927, Item 3), p. 151, #11.
70. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 98
71. RC parish register of BMD, Disogyor, Hungary 1872-1895 (LDS 0623337)
72. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531), #5, pp. 13-14
73. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 138
74. RC parish register of BMD, Diosgyor, Hungary 1872-1895 (LDS 0623337)
75. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791530)
76. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531)
77. Written on birth record.
78. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), pp. 43-44
79. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), pp. 97-98
80. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), pp. 145-146
81. Opatka RC parish death register, 1789-1823 (LDS 1923150, Item 2). Age at death given as 49.
82. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923150, Item 2).
83. Opatka RC parish marriage register 1789-1823 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
84. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
85. Apparently written on birth record
86. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
87. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1852-1950 (LDS 1923150, Item 1), p.51.
88. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
89. Opatka RC parish death register, 1789-1823 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
90. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
91. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1824-1852 (LDS 1923149, Item 3), DOB written on baptismal record of son, Ferencz, 4 April 1949.
92. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
93. Opatka RC parish death register, 1789-1823 (LDS 1923150, Item 2)
94. Opatka RC parish birth register 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2)
95. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
96. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
97. Opatka RC Parish Marriage Register, 1852-1888 (LDS 1923149, Item 4).
98. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
99. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923150, Item 2).
100. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
101. Opatka RC Parish Death Register, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923150, Item 2).
102. Opatka RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1789-1824 (LDS 1923149, Item 2).
103. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
104. Zakarovce RC Parish Marriage Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
105. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
106. Zakarovce RC Parish Marriage Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
107. Zakarovce RC Parish Birth Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
108. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
109. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791926, Item 7).
110. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1852-1876 (LDS 1791927, Item 3).
111. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
112. Zakarovce RC Parish Marriage Record, 1828-1851 (LDS 1791927, Item 2).
113. Zakarovce RC Parish Birth Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
114. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1852-1876 (LDS 1791927, Item 3).
115. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish death register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531)
116. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530)
117. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish death register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531)
118. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 33
119. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish birth records 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 60
120. Smolnik RC parish death register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 54
121. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish birth records 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 132
122. Smolnik RC parish death records 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 437
123. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish birth records 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 165
124. Smolnik RC parish death register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531), pp. 221-222
125. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 106
126. Smolnik RC parish death register 1883-1908 (LDS 1791532), p. 98
127. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 127
128. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 138
129. Smolnik RC parish death register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), p. 41
130. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 49
131. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 3
132. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 3 (birth date noted on marriage record)
133. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 80
134. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 39
135. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 105
136. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 472
137. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 165
138. Smolnik RC parish death register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), p. 35
139. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 201
140. Smolnik RC parish death register 1883-1908 (LDS 1791532), p. 96
141. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1822-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 253
142. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 475
143. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 26
144. Smolnik RC parish death register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531), pp. 121-122
145. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
146. Zakarovce RC Parish Marriage Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
147. Zakarovce RC Parish Baptismal Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
148. Zakarovce RC Parish Death Record, 1787-1827 (LDS 1791927, Item 1).
149. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 265
150. RC parish register of marriages 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530)
151. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 97
152. Smolnik RC parish death register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791531), p. 57
153. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 124
154. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 8
155. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 205
156. Smolnik RC parish death register 1852-1863 (LDS 1791531), pp. 185-186
157. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 152
158. Smolnik RC parish death register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791531), p. 57
159. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791530), p. 11
160. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 262
161. Smolnik RC parish death register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791531), p. 189
162. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 174
163. Smolnik RC parish death register 1864-1883 (LDS 1791532), p. 353
164. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 289
165. Death date written on birth record (probably by the parish priest)
166. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 190
167. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 277
168. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 375
169. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish register of marriages 1790-1851 (LDS 1791530)
170. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 397
171. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 350
172. Smolnik, Slovakia, RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530)
173. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 250
174. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 264
175. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 139
176. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 303
177. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 173
178. Smolnik RC parish death register 1844-1851 (LDS 1791531), p. 62
179. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 189
180. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 199
181. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 179530), p. 370
182. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 367
183. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 391
184. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 407
185. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 285
186. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 14
187. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530)
188. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 247
189. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530)
190. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 293
191. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1790-1821 (LDS 1791530), p. 206
192. Smolnik RC parish death register 1791-1843 (LDS 1791530), p. 346
193. Smolnik RC parish marriage register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 64
194. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 232
195. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 317
196. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 371
197. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 58
198. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 93
199. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 240
200. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 277
201. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1736-1765 (LDS 1791529), p. 341
202. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 65
203. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 7
204. Smolnik RC parish birth register 1766-1789 (LDS 1791529), p. 53

Last Updated: April 27, 2010