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1850 Immigrants from Bohemia

1850 Immigrants from Bohemia

Posted: 1163533883000
Classification: Query
Surnames: FIALA, SCHULZ/SCHULTZ/SULC
I am looking for information about Frank (Franz) Fiala (b. 1832) who immigrated from Bohemia prior to 1850 and settled in St. Louis. I have been unable to locate his immigration in Leo Baca's books or in any of the on-line sources. I have also tried Jan Habenicht's book. It is possible he came alone as he was living with another family in the 1850 census (the Skeflig (sp?) family). He married Mary Schulz (Schultz) (b. 1841 Bohemia) daughter of Joseph and Barbara Schulz in 1857 in St. Louis. The Schulz family arrived in NY via Liverpool in 1852 (possibly from Prague) and then continued to St. Louis. The parish records for the marriage indicate that Frank Fiala was the son of "Wenceslai Fiala, lanionis in app____ Brexy in Bohoemia." Which I understand to mean "Wenceslaus Fiala, butcher ________ in Brexy, Bohemia." I cannot find any city or region that used to be called Brexy. The closest I can find is Brux, sometimes Bruex, which is now Most, Czech. If anyone has information about the families, Bohemian immigrants to St. Louis in this time, how to figure out where "Brexy" was or suggestions on where to look next, I would really appreciate it.

Re: FIALA, SCHUL(T)Z

Posted: 1163547047000
Classification: Query
Carol

Since the church record is written in Latin, I would say that the place name Brex(y) might be Brux.
I too found Brux as being Most using www.ihff.at
www.genealogienetz.de/reg
Surname FIALA list in town of Most's phone book but of course that only proves that the surname exists.
http://phone.quick.cz
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~elainetmaddox/index...

Re: FIALA, SCHUL(T)Z

Posted: 1164596261000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for your help. I have been looking at the sites you gave me -- the one has great historical maps and a lot of helpful information. Hopefully I will stumble onto something.

Re: FIALA, SCHUL(T)Z

Posted: 1364866321000
Classification: Query
try the CGSI as they will give a locale for your Breux, in Bohemia. CGSI stands for CZECH Geneology Society International and I just today had a message from a member to photograph a cemetery here where I live. It is so hard to find anyone that lived there, in Bohemia, as I only knew there last names.
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