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Zatkovic/Hovish/Spirko/Bogur Kurima/Kurov

MAGelles (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2011 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother, Mary Zatkovic/Zatkovitch was born in Kurima. She is one of 5 sisters. There were no sons. Two of the sisters stayed in Europe and 3 sisters came to the US. My grandmother's sisters who came to the US were named Suzanne and Elizabeth(1884). My Grandmother's maiden name was Elizabeth Hovish and her husband's name was Jihn Zatkovic. I do not know what the names of the sisters who stayed in Europe. They owned some kind of flour mill in Kurima. Mary Helen Zatkovich, DOB August 25,1892, Roman
> Catholic. Left around 1906. Her husband, my grandfather is Louis Spirko/Spako. His correct name was Spirko. His father's name was Louis. His Mother's name was Mary Bogur. He had one sister in the US and her name was Teresa Spirko. His other sister name may be Anna Spirko. She married Peter Blanar (Kurov, Slovakia). Their son's name was John Blanar (September 17, 1904?-1963?) married Anna Babulic in Cuba. John & Anna's children are Irene and Emilia Blanar. This is the only information that I have on the Spirko/Zatkovich family in Europe. My grandfather was Greek catholic.

Re: Zatkovic/Hovish/Spirko/Bogur Kurima/Kurov

ZlaticaBeca (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2011 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
MAGelles

An ALL site for research in Slovakia should be where you want to start.
www.iabsi.com/gen/public
www.tccweb.org
www.helenezx.homestead.com

Z^ATKOVIC^ in Kurima's phone book
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=zatkovic...
S^PIRKO in Kurov's phone book;
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=spirko&a...

Could your BOGUR be a BUJDA or BUJDOS? Found some of them arriving NY EI from Kuro[Kurov].
Kurima was transcribed as Kurina but none of your ancestral surnames there.

http://www.kurima.eu/
http://www.kurov.sk/
Kurov's mayor is a Spirkova - female

Re: Zatkovic/Hovish/Spirko/Bogur Kurima/Kurov

MAGelles (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2011 2:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your help. The information I have came from my grandparent's marriage application from Cambria County, PA. My grandfather, Louis Spirko list his mother maiden name as Mary Bogur and his father's name as Louis Spirko.

My Grandmother Mary Helen Zatkovics parents are John Zatkovics and Elizabeth Hovich. Birth place is listed as Austria Hungary.


Mary Zatkovic/Zatkovitch was born in Kurima. She is one of 5 sisters. There were no sons. Two of the sisters stayed in Europe and 3 sisters came to the US. My grandmother's sisters who came to the US were named Suzanne and Elizabeth(1884). I do not know what the names of the sisters who stayed in Europe. They owned some kind of flour mill in Kurima. Mary Helen Zatkovich, DOB August 25,1892, Roman
Catholic. Left around 1906. Her husband, my grandfather is Louis Spirko/Spako. His correct name was Spirko.
He had one sister in the US and her name was Teresa Spirko. His other sister name may be Anna Spirko. She married Peter Blanar (Kurov, Slovakia). Their son's name was John Blanar (September 17, 1904?-1963?) married Anna Babulic in Cuba. John & Anna's children are Irene and Emilia Blanar. This is the only information that I have on the Spirko/Zatkovich family in Europe. My grandfather was Greek catholic.

Re: Zatkovic/Hovish/Spirko/Bogur Kurima/Kurov

ZlaticaBeca (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2011 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome.

map of Austria-Hungary
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/austhung.htm
http://www.brainworker.ch/Oesterreich/Austria-hungary.png
Birds of a feather fly together so our first ancestors married within same region, religion [few exceptions] for sure one common language to communicate in common tradition to observe.

I would take the spelling BOGUR to be incorrectly written by an office clerk on your grandparent's marriage application. I would suggest locating their church marriage record and even a first child's church baptismal record to confirm your Louis [what was his name in " old country} SPIRKO. You should fing the correct surname by going thru Kurima's and Kurov's church records.

HOVISH seems to me like an americanized surname being that as such it will not be found in Slovakia.

Re: HVIS'C', Z^ATKOVIC^ Kurima Slovakia

ZlaticaBeca (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2011 11:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
MAGelles

I find HVIS'C' in Kurima's phone book. Most likely your HOVISH is HVIS'C'.

http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=hvisc&am...

Z^ATKOVIC^ in Kurima's phone book
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=zatkovic...

Obvious to me that you still have distant relatives in Kurima.

BLAN^AROVA in Kurov's phone book
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=blanarov...
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