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Re: Molnar family -Toledo, Cleveland, OH
Posted by: madonna mallett (ID *****1205) Date: December 23, 2002 at 19:00:53
In Reply to: Re: Molnar family -Toledo, Cleveland, OH by James Molnar of 209

Happy holidays Jim! Here's a little bit that I know. There were 6 brothers who came from Petervasara, Heves, Hungary. It was the old district capital. It is quite near the Czechoslovakia border in the Carpathian Mountains. The first ones that I have a record of coming to the USA are Gaspar and Marton in 1903. Andras came in 1905, and the others, Imre, Anthony, and Julius came later. I don't remember an Uncle Julius, but I once saw a picture of him with a young woman. My grandmother said it was her brother-in-law, Julius. I always assumed it was Julius Molnar because my grandmother said that none of her sisters ever came to the USA. Marton was the oldest and I believe Imre was the youngest. Imre's wife Teresa was on the Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the Titanic. Their parents were John Andrew and Agnes (?) Molnar. Gaspar, Marton, Anthony, and Julius lived in Cleveland. I remeber visiting Uncle Tony. He made wine and booze in his basement. He had to get some kind of government permit to do it. I also remember your great grandfather. We would go out to the farm and he would give us pullet eggs, fresh vegetables and Hungarian sausage. I also remember some younger man-maybe your grandfather- who took me into the slaughterhouse and showed me around. Then he gave me a pear and said for a little girl I was very brave. The things that stick in one's mind. Not too long ago I had to go to Pemberville to pick up some things that the ladies'group at church had ordered from someone there on the main street in Pemberville and it brought back memories of Sunday drives in the 1950's to see Uncle Emery and Aunt Teresa. Your grandfather to me was always "Little Emery" to distinguish him from your great grandfather. Supposedly there are some Romani and minor nobility involved somewhere too. This last part is not yet substansiated family lore. What can you tell me that I've missed. Looking for Molnars in Hungary is like looking for Millers in the USA. In fact some Molnars did Anglicize their name to Miller when they came to the USA.


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