Posted By:Gloria Leonard
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Subject:Re: Frances Kumar birth village Slovenia or Austria
Post Date:April 13, 2013 at 10:24:43
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Thank you for your suggestions. I should have included the following information in my original request.
Her marriage certificate from Cook County, Illinois shows no birth village. I have the birth village of her husband, my grandfather, but they met and married in Chicago and I do not believe they come from the same village.
The information I have on Frances's parents (John Kumar b. 1861 and Theresa Steker b. 1868) alternately indicate they were born in Austria, Germany or Hungary. I have been unable to find birth villages for either of them.
I recently found a record at ellisisland.org that might belong to Frances but a link to a copy of the original ship manifest points to a different ship other than the one indicated on her record. I have sent them an inquiry about that. If I can see the original manifest I might be able to determine if that is the correct person. The dates fit: she would have been coming to the U.S. in 1904 and marrying in 1907 which is why she does not show up on any U.S. censuses until after her marriage. I also have been unable to find any naturalization information for her.
Other suggestions?
Thanks for your help.