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Looking for family of Karoly Paul KARDOS b. abt 1936 in Hungary, fled abt 1956

Looking for family of Karoly Paul KARDOS b. abt 1936 in Hungary, fled abt 1956

Posted: 1117075281000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kardos
It is believed Karoly (Charlie) Paul KARDOS came to Canada close to 1956 during the mass exodus from Hungary after the Soviet crackdown.
No names are known of his family in Hungary. Only that he at least had a brother and that Karoly came from the Budapest area to Canada. It is known that he had been married in Hungary and had a son. Again no names are known.
My step-son is the product of a Canadian marriage in 1962 and he would like to find what he can on his Hungarian ancestry. Karoly died in 1964.
A Hungarian phone directory is not of much use since we do not know any names of anyone left in Hungary.
Is there any listing available of those who fled from Hungary around 1956 as refugees? I am hoping that maybe some record of him leaving Hungary or coming to Canada may contain family names in Hungary. I do understand that privacy and protection of those left in Hungary at the time may make this difficult but his son would like to know more about him and his family. Also maybe Karoly's Hungarian family would like to know what became to him.
If anyone is looking for Karoly Kardos or knows how we might find his family please let us know.

Re: Looking for family of Karoly Paul KARDOS b. abt 1936 in Hungary, fled abt 1956

Posted: 1128199088000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1142137974000
Surnames: Kardos, Lanony, Ladanyi, Barok, Kun

My mother's grandfather's surname is Kardos. I know no current relatives on this side of my family. Below is our family's oral history of that side of my family. I haven't been able to verify this information from any other source. I am new to geneology. If the information below is of any help please let me know.

The earliest Kardos I know of on this side is Sentvany Zelenkay Kovany Von Leopold Kardos who was awarded a title from Joseph II, the son of Maria Theresa. Sentvany, Zelenkay, and Kovany are villages in Hungary. Our history said he lived to 113 years old. When he was 105 he moved to Korpana, which I beleive is in Slovakia, into a house that was built in 1414.

He had two sons, Samuel and Lypot, or Leopold.

Samuel had a son Samuel who became a baron and was Secretary of War for Hungary under Franz Joseph. Samuel, the son of Samuel, had two sons and a daughter. Samuel and his two sons died in WWI.

Lypot Kardos married Lena Barok who is said to have lived to over 100. They had six children, Ignaczy, Mark Elias, Samuel, Sandor and Hanna. Mark inherited the 1414 house which is said to be a beer parlor. Sandor was a medical doctor who had a son that was an editor of the largest newspaper in Hungary.

Ignacz was my great grandfather. Ignacz Kardos was a mathematics professor who had a business college in Kaposvar, Hungary. Later they moved to Budapest . He started the social security system in Hungary in 1906.Ignacz Kardos married Julia Ladony and had three daughters Irene, Charlotte and Lydia. Lydia was my grandmother.

Please let me know if you can corroborate any of this information.


Michael Schepak

Re: Looking for family of Karoly Paul KARDOS b. abt 1936 in Hungary, fled abt 1956

Posted: 1128222936000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kardos
Thank you for the reply. Since we really know very little about the Kardos family I cannot corroborate anything at the present time. I am hoping the someone will know of Karoly Paul Kardos so that we can begin to piece together some of his history.
I will keep the information you have supplied and let you know if we eventually prove any connection.
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