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John and Mary Jurison

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Re: John and Mary Jurison

Posted: 1363565130000
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Some modernized sources say the came from Czechoslovakia....

Just imagine someone born in Pennsylvania prior to 1776... we would say they were born in the US, we would say they were born in the United Kingdom..

Even though Slovaks came from what were the northern counties of the old Kingdom of Hungary... that Kingdom was part of the old Habsburg Empire aka Austria-Hungary... and often times Austria and Hungary were used interchangeably in US records

It is not odd at all, as political rule changed so did they placename change

No area of the United States is home to more Slovaks than the Pittsburgh region

http://old.post-gazette.com/magazine/20010520slovaksmag2.asp

Have you tried finding records where they attended church? A Slovak Lutheren Church was established in Braddock PA The following was found from another gen posting St Paul's Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in October of
> 1891 through the efforts of Julius Wolf for the Slovaks from Hungary.
> Services were first held in a hall on Washington Ave and in the
> Congregational Church on Talbot and Sixth St. Soon after the
> congregation secured the brick church building at Eleventh St. & Halket
> Ave, which was orginally a school. This school had been purchased by
> the Untied Presbyterian Church and was changed to a church. The
> property cost $8,000 and Andrew Carnegie donate a $2,000 pipe organ. By
> 1917 (after 26 yrs of existence) church records indicated 2718 baptisms,
> 597 marriages, and 679 funerals. The church lives on today.

As well there was a Roman Catholic Slovak Church at Braddock St Paul's Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in October of
> 1891 through the efforts of Julius Wolf for the Slovaks from Hungary.
> Services were first held in a hall on Washington Ave and in the
> Congregational Church on Talbot and Sixth St. Soon after the
> congregation secured the brick church building at Eleventh St. & Halket
> Ave, which was orginally a school. This school had been purchased by
> the Untied Presbyterian Church and was changed to a church. The
> property cost $8,000 and Andrew Carnegie donate a $2,000 pipe organ. By
> 1917 (after 26 yrs of existence) church records indicated 2718 baptisms,
> 597 marriages, and 679 funerals. The church lives on today.

And a Slovak Prebyterian church

http://books.google.com/books/about/1903_1953.html?id=abkCtw...

And the book about Braddock indicates there were other mission churches that catered to Slovaks!

http://books.google.com/books?id=rPg_AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA192&a...

Robert
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