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ORTO family Hungarian came to Illinois
Posted by: Sarah Marie Orto-Harding (ID *****1051) Date: July 24, 2010 at 11:33:30
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I am searching for any information about my family on my father's side the Orto's. They immigrated from Budapest Hungary and are the last who came to the US, instead of immigrating to Italy. Some Orto's went to Italy in the late 1800s. We have a lot of Orto's there. All I know is my grandfather's name is Connie Karol Orto. His father is Alex Small Orto. His mother's name was Rose. His father was also named Alex Orto. Alex Small's wife was a Griffith (German), and I don't have her first name. I know they came over to the united states to escape the Iron Curtain. My great grandpa had 4 or 5 siblings that were left in Hungary. I would love it if anyone has information about them.
My family mentioned that they came over to Ellis Island, and eventually settled down in Eldorado, Illinois. I know my family is from Galatia Illinois as well, might be the same area.
My great great grandpa Alex died in Illinois, they are not sure where he was born; and my aunt said he came here first and then Rose traveled to meet up with him.
I would like dates for my family tree, but really any and all information would be amazing! Thanks!

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