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I'm searching for the town where my grandfather Anton Posta came from in Bohemia/Austria about 1887.He landed in Allegheny,PA where he lived for about 11 yrs.
Posted: 1342789707000
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Someplace in the ancestors US documents you need to find a precise place of birth.

Re: Posta

Posted: 1342794330000
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On the 1900 Census for Alleghaney, PA, Anton is listed as Naturalized. Once you can track down the nationalization papers, you should be able to find his town of birth. Have you found him on Ellis Island? That would give a town name also.

His name caught my eye as my relatives are Pastva from Also Lipnica, Slovakia - also settled in Pennsylvania.
Posted: 1343659961000
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US side documents are definitely the way to go to find out his origin town - Looks like his Naturalization is on Fold3. I've attached it here.

Bad news is the form at that time in PA doesn't appear to have any town info.

You said he was in PA for 11 years - if you let us know other locations and family names perhaps someone can locate or point out other possible resources.

Using the surround an conquer theory, it can be helpful to find other relations' documents to get this sort of info.

Some possibilities:
There are 1926 Pittsburgh naturalization documents for a "Michael Posta" in the Fold3 index. The original documents appear to have surname "Pesta" though, (but I wouldn't get hung up on variations.)
His birth town was "Zaluzice, Czecho Slovakia" and his last foreign residence was "Michaelovce, Czecho Slovakia."

I found 2 WWII "Old Man's" Draft cards for Anton Posta in Cleveland - at least the first does not appear to be your GF's as there is a naturalization for this fellow in 1922 on Ohio.

1. Born 21 Mar 1881 in Zbecno, Czechoslovakia.
Wife: Frances
Address 13615 Southview, Cleveland
Employer: Mr. W.H. Dick.

2. Born 06 Jun 1884 in Czechoslovakia (no town entered)
Wife: Josephine
Address: 3878 E 151, Cleveland, OH
Employer: Strabley Baking Company.

But, including that latter info in the off chance they might be related, if not exactly his. Let me know and I can download these images as well. Good luck!
Posted: 1346711155000
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Surnames: Posta
yup, that is my granpa Anton, we have copies of those papers and no town on either naturalization or citizenship papers. bummer The more relatives we can find, the more chances we have of finding a letter or ticket with home town on it.
Posted: 1346711325000
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Surnames: Posta
We are still searching for port of entry. Am heading to the MN Historical Society Library as they have a copy of Leo Baca's passenger lists.


Posted: 1348522182000
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Posta, Agnieska Kladuo 26 1879 1905 [Kladno]
Posta, Alois Telcany 14 1895 1909
Posta, Anna Ujerd, Bohemia 30 1877 1907 [Ujezd]
Posta, Antonie Kladuo 20 1887 1907
Posta, Antonin Roztoky, Bohemia 40 1881 1921
Posta, Antonin Roz..., Bohemia 28 1881 1909
Posta, Antonin Krahlavy, Czechosl. 10 1912 1922
Posta, Bohnwil Kladuo 1 1904 1905
Posta, Buzena Kladuo 2 1903 1905
Posta, Emil Branov, Bohemia 26 1879 1905
Posta, Franciska Krahlavy, Czechosl. 39 1883 1922
Posta, Franz Telcany 46 1863 1909
Posta, Franz Ujerd, Bohemia 30 1877 1907 [Ujezd]
Posta, Frontisoh Krivohlat, Bohemia 55 1857 1912
Posta, Jan Krohcelav, Austria 34 1878 1912
Posta, Jan Krahlavy, Czechosl. 43 1879 1922
Posta, Jarmila Ujerd, Bohemia 3 1904 1907
Posta, Karel Krocehlavy, Czechoslovakia 18 1903 1921
Posta, Karl Kladnd 27 1878 1905
Posta, Katerina Krivohlat, Bohemia 53 1859 1912
Posta, Marie Branov, Bohemia 26 1879 1905
Posta, Rudolf Ujerd, Bohemia 4 1903 1907
Posta, Vaclav Ujerd, Bohemia 1 1906 1907
Posta, Vaclav Motycyn 24 1883 1907
Posta, Vadav Bohemia 24 1886 1910
Posta, Zdonka Krivohlat, Bohemia 16 1896 1912

It is possible that one of these POSTAs could be related to your ancestor or going to the address of your ancestor.

Re: Anton POSTA, Zbecno

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