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Vincentius/Vincent MORAVEK, Lansford (PA) Coal-Miner 1910

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Vincentius/Vincent MORAVEK, Lansford (PA) Coal-Miner 1910

Posted: 1350678261000
Classification: Query
Surnames: MORAVEK, LESKA/LESSKA, SLOBODA

Hello Listers:

I'm doing genealogical research for a friend.

His paternal great-grandfather, Vincentius/Vincent MORAVEK was born in Dojc, Senica, Slovakia in 1858. He emigrated to the USA about 1890 and settled in Lansford (PA) where he became a Coal Miner. In the 1910 Census of Abbott Street, Lansford he is listed as a Boarder,age 51, married 23 years and Coal Miner. I couldn't find his wife anywhere in that Census. He had married Veronica LESSKA/LESKA also from Dojc.

I checked the later censuses for both he and his wife, using just about every conceivable spelling of the MORAVEK name that I could think of, without success. Did he die between the 1910 and 1920 Censuses ? Where was his wife in 1910, had she remained in Dojc ?

The eldest son, Josephus/Joe MORAVEK (grandfather)came to Lansford about 1906 and was at a different address in the 1910. In 1911 he married Justina SLOBODA in St. Michael RC Church, Lansford.

Other sons, Paulus/Paul, Joannes/John and Florianus/Flory, it's believed, joined the family at some point.

My main interest is finding out what happened to Vincent & Veronica before I catch up with rest of the family history. Perhaps someone has access to Lansford records that could check this out for me. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bernard
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