Saw the tree. Very nice. Gather that it was your maternal line. Hope mine was viewable.
If your old document copies are digital (eg .jpg, etc), forward some to me, or send to me the URL to pull them up. Of…"
Actually, it is Paul on my (amended via adoption in infancy) birth certificate, driver's license, and passport. Pavel is a legal aka and what I use in informal communications/when I am in the ancestral…"
"Ignatious (as a name) is Latin for Innocence; Ignance may be the German equivalent (many Czech records of the mid 1800s were still completed in German or with German name forms).
BTW, I saw the family tree pic amound your pics. …"
Thanks for the photo. It is a treasure to have photos from ancestrial homeland.
Interesting one: It seems odd to move from Austria/Hungary to Rhineland Germany as an escape from war - both were war…"
Actually, Diepensiepen 18, 40822 Mettmann is an actual address. Diepensiepen is the street name, 18 is the building number, 40822 is the postal code (like US ZIPcodes), Mettmann is the…"
"My urgroßvater and urgroßmutter came to MI in 1870s and no govt. document listed anything but Germany or Prußen. But their 1870s wedding record kept by the church - in "gothic" German - listed both of…"
That is a house number.
There were slight variations in spelling of names of localities, so likely that is the village name.
Street names were much later in coming, In the 1850s in that area perhaps only Brno,…"