Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Information Revealed in Slovakian Record

Earlier this year I began trying to find further information for my Engel family.   At first I focused primarily on passenger lists and immigration records for my great great grandparents, Dora Fleckman and Samuel Engel.  Below is a photograph of them on a ship with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
I knew that they had gotten married in 1887 in Hungary (now Slovakia) and had a son, Adolf, in January 1888.  After many fruitless searches I decided to peruse the databases on JewishGen for Engels and Fleckmans in the hopes that I’d find a clue.  Then it occurred to me to look for Adolf’s birth records or his immigration. 

Then I found this translation of Jewish Vital Records from Hungary on JewishGen.
Name ENGEL, Adolf
Date of Birth 15-Jan-1888
Sex M
Father Hirsch / Samuel
Mother Dora FLEKMAN
Town Registered / Record # Jaras Megye Eperjes / 53-04  Local Gov’t Saros
Town Born Eperjes
Comments Father b. Hethars [Lipany] / Mother b. Sebes-Kellemes [Sarisske Luky]
Source (Film/Item) LDS 1793514, Vol. 3
Such an exciting discovery!   I am planning on requesting the original microfilm from the local Family History Center so that I can see if there is more information than what they have translated.  Regardless, this is a great find and opens up all kinds of new places to look.  I plan on looking at further records for that area and also renewing efforts to find the records for their passage to America.  My journey continues!
Places of Note in Slovakia

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