Kovacs Family Genealogy Forum
I didn't realize you and Jay (my brother-in-law) had been communicating. I have done a bit more tracing on Anna Kovacs and this is what I have thus far. I researched the 1910 census forms for Minneapolis and found the Celusnaks. As of April 1910, Anna was 29 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1900. But what port, or where she went first, I have no idea yet. She and Karol (known as Carl at the time) had been marrried for 10 years. He emigrated first, in 1893, and sent for Anna. The census records stated that they were from Austria, of Polish descent. Unfortunately, census reports don't go deeper than that, but it aslo said that their parents were from Austria of Polish descent. I haven't looked at maps of Europe in either 1900 or 1910, but country borders changed a lot back then, so we're not 100 percent sure of their origins.
The Celusnaks were a "proud" family and didn't talk much about their past. They supposedly couldn't wait to get out of the old country. So even at 97, my Grandmother doesn't know much about the family, or doesn't want to talk about it. I have a copy of Anna's death certificate, which was filled out by her son (my great-uncle), and no good information was listed as far as parents names. I don't think he knew. But it said she was born in Czechoslovakia, which I don't think is accurate. I'm not even sure Czechoslovakia existed back then. But I do know that Anna was born on 9-12-1881, and died on July 13, 1957. So I don't know if we have a match or not, but I'd be interested to know if you have found out more about the Kovacs'. Thanks, Dave