Friday, January 29, 2010
This week, SRA Trebon published the RC record books for Stráž nad Nežárkou parish (see? West of Cimer and Horni Pena?) and the village of Horni Lhota, which is the Czech name for the (then) German village of Oberschlagles. It turns out that--ok, wait:
(Skip this part if you already know it...lol)
My dad was Mike*, and
his dad was Anton A, and
his dad was Paul, and
his dad was Johann.
Johann's dad was Martin
(and HIS dad was Paul).
(*BTW, if dad were still alive, he'd be 97 today, January 29th. Still miss ya, Curly...)
We thought we'd found Johann's birth in the books at least twice, in nearby villages, but the parents were wrong, and the dates were off....but last night, we found him (and his siblings) for SURE!
You can see (below) some of the sources for confusion: TWO Johanns born in 1818, in Oberschlagles alone. Only one was our great X3 grandpa--the one whose parents were Martin and Elizabeth. (The other set of parents here were Franz and Agnes. Close, but no cigar--Franz was Martin's brother).