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I have discovered some new information recently about my Korinek family, but I still can't go back further than my great-grandparent's arrival to the US.
My great-grandparents came from what is the Czech Rep. today, maybe near Prague. My great-grandfather, Josef Korinek, became a naturalized citizen in Cook County, Illinois, on Ocotber 4, 1900 (I recently received the actual document from one of his daughters). He was a minor when he arrived in the States and had to have been in the US for at least 5 years prior. Apparently he had a large family in the Chicago area, but after he married my great-grandmother Anna Davidova in 1901(children's birth records show that she said her maiden name was David), they parted ways with the rest of the family because they stopped attending church. They had 7 children that I know of: Mary (or Marie) born in 1903; she died some time between 1913 and 1930 of pneumonia. Joseph was born in 1905, Rose was born in 1907, Jerry was born in 1909, Edward was born in 1910, Frank (my grandfather) was born in 1913, and Mildred was born in 1915. Mildred is the only one still living.
I believe that Josef was born around 1876 and died in the 1910's or 1920's. Anna may have been born around 1882 and died around 1950. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please let me know. Thanks.