Posted by Kathleen Sullivan on 9/16/2007, 9:41:57, in reply to "Slivensky"
: Looking for Slivensky (Slivenski) relatives:
: Great Great Grandparents were Joseph
: Slivensky born abt. 1840 in the
: Czechoslovakia region (probably Slovakia).
: He was married to Dorothy Turzak. They had
: four children that I knew about for sure,
: but there were probably others too.
: The four that I know about are as followed:
: 1. Karol (Charles) Slivensky born in
: Slovakia and was married to Susanna Turzak.
: Karol and Susanna had six children:
: A. Emilie (Emily born abt. 1873 Slovakia, d.
: 1965 Michigan
: Married 1st to a Sam Lada, then 2nd to a Sam
: Emilie immigrated to the US in abt. 1883
: She had a total of eight children with both
: B. Alexander Slivensky Sr. born abt. 1879
: Dopcina, Czechslovakia d. 1969
: Michigan. He was married to Victoria
: They both immigrated to Crystal Falls, MI in
: They had a total of twelve children.
: C. Julia Slivensky born abt. 1881
: Czechoslovakia d. 1915 Michigan
: She was married to a Alex Turzak.
: They had six children together according to
: the 1910 Census for Crystal Falls.
: D. Irma (Erma) Slivensky was born abt. 1885
: in Czechoslovakia d. 1979 MI
: Married to August Turzak.
: Irma immigrated to the US in 1906. She
: traveled with her cousin Cecelia Turzak.
: Irma and August had three children, all died
: E. Celia Slivensky was born abt. 1890
: Czechoslovakia d. 1939 Illinois
: She was married to Lajos (Louis) Matejzel.
: Lajos immigrated to the US in 1910 and Celia
: immigrated to the US in 1912.
: F. Male Slivensky (have no information
: G. Anna Slivensky (have no other information
: 2. Susanna (Suzie) Slivensky born abt. 1855
: Czechoslovakia d. 1942 Michigan
: She was first married to Gustavis (August)
: Plichta and second she was married to Adam
: Bubnack (Bobonak). She had a total of five
: children with her first husband: A. August
: Plichta b. 1878 Mlynky, Slovakia d. 1962.
: He was married to Phillipa
: Duff. They had two childen together; August
: and Harold.
: B. Joseph Plichta born abt. 1882 Dedinky,
: Slovakia d. 1977 Michigan. He was
: Married to Anna Manko and they had five
: children together: Phyllis, Mildred, Harry,
: Julia and William.
: C. Maria Plichta was born abt. 1890 in
: Michigan and d. 1939. She married 1st to
: Someone with the last name VanOrnam, then
: she married John S. Wilde. No children from
: either marriage.
: D. No other information
: E. No other information
: 3. Paul Slivensky born abt. 1865
: Czechoslovakia d. 1939 Ashland, Wisconsin.
: He was
: Married to Mary Mraz. Paul immigrated to
: the US in 1886. The had ten children
: together: A. August Slivensky who was
: married to Anna Petruska
: B. Marie Slivensky who was married to Frank
: C. Joseph Slivensky who was married to
: Lillian Humble
: D. Louis Slivensky who was married to Ann
: Cecelia Dettloff
: E. Louise Slivensky (who probably never
: F. Annie Slivensky who married someone with
: the last name Staren.
: G. Pauline Slivensky who never married and
: changed last name to Slavin.
: H. Child that died young
: I. Child that died young
: J. Paul Slivensky who married Esther
: Erickson and he also changed name to Slavin.
: 4. Johanna Slivensky born abt. 1869
: Slovakia d. 1956 Crystal Falls, Michigan
: She married first Joseph Gijan over in
: Slovakia, then she married in the US 2nd.
: Joseph Martan. Johanna immigrated to the US
: with son August in 1899. She had three
: children with first husband and four with
: second husband.
: A. Leo Giyan born abt. 1889 Slovakia d.
: 1946 Minnesota. He was married to
: Jennie Simo and they had three children:
: Raymond, Eugene and Jim.
: B. Child, that died in Slovakia before
: coming to the US
: C. August Gajan born abt. 1897 d. 1967
: Chicago. August never married.
: D. Anna Martan born abt. 1903 Mich d. 1992
: Mich. She was first married to
: Harry Meeker, 2nd she was married to John
: Visuri. She had three children: Robert,
: Ernest, and Joanne.
: E. John Martan born abt. 1905 Mich. d. 1985
: in Illinois. Changed last name to
: Martin. Never married and had no children
: F. Joseph Martan born abt. 1907 Mich d. 1984
: Mich. Changed last name to
: Martin. He was married to Anna Margurite
: Davis and they had five children;
: Robert, Delores, Marjorie, JoAnn and Bonnie.
: G. Mary Martan born abt. 1909 Mich. d.
: 1911 Mich. Died young.
: This is just roughly what information that I
: have. If you feel we may be connected,
: please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
: Thanks, Amy (Petska) Vander Kelen
Hello Amy ~ I believe we are related - at least by marriage. My grandparents were Leopold Matejzel and Cecelia Turzak. Cecelia's sister was Victoria Slivensky who lived in Crystal Falls, MI. My grandparents lived in Ironwood, MI a few miles to the west of Crystal Falls. Many years ago I visited with "Hilma" Slivensky, one of Victoria's daughters living in Crystal Falls. I also met a very old woman, who did not speak much english, but I cannot remember her name. She was related somehow. My cousin, Gordon Dickson, has done extensive research on both the Matejzel and Slivensky families. He can be reached at GLDAGWA@aol.com if you are interested.