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David, I really don't know. I do know that Stefan Polacek had an uncle or g uncle, named Bishop Dr. Jozef Carsky with bishopric in Gbely named after him. It's not impossible, because Stefan's line had considerable smarts.
I just can't find where Stefan /or wife Maria entered the country. He had a brother, Martin , who stayed in Petrova Ves, and a brother, Jan, whose children and g. children wandered around.
Of course, there are so many Polaceks in the area between Prague and Nitra...there is even a family history available (not English) through the archives in Martin. The Polaceks have a huge convention in Europe every year..but they told me I couldn't come because they thought Stefan was from poor peasants and they were from rich merchants...go figure...whose descendants have American brokerage accounts? HA!
It is possible that Stefan entered through Canada, because Canada is still a Slovak stronghold...the possible spellings given by Bratislava archivists for Stefan were:Polacsek..Polacek..Polatsek..Polyacsek..Some can of worms!