Thursday, December 5, 2019

Immigrants from Žeraviny, Moravia

South-eastern Moravia was left by quite a large number of people heading to the U.S. They were looking for a better life, better living conditions as well as land to own. Some of them succeeded, some of them not that much. Anyway, some of these people were from Žeraviny, small town not far away from Hroznová Lhota or Kněždub (links go to the blog posts about immigration from these two towns).

Žeraviny on map from 3rd Military Survey. Source: Laboratory of geoinformatics.

So, who immigrated to the U.S. from Žeraviny? There are some notes in the parish books about those people who left. There are not too many of them, but they are still worth mentioning.

Josef Bitner (Joseph Bitner), born 1st September 1891, son of Vavřinec Bitner and Rosalie Žáková; "died on 3rd January 1938 in Deerfield, Michigan, USA".

Jan Laga (John Laga), born 5th February 1901, son of František Laga and Anna Tomečková; "married with Mariana Trýsková from Tasov on 21st June 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania".

František Zubatý (Frank Zubaty), born 15th July 1881, son of Jan Zubatý and Magdalena Jochová; "married Susanna Eliáš on 16th January 1888 in Crabtree, Pennsylvania, U.S.".

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