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Re: Brenza Family
Posted by: C. Fronzek (ID *****3367) Date: February 10, 2009 at 05:51:57
In Reply to: Brenza Family by Louise Henderson of 2633

These folks were Slovaks. The church mentioned is the principle Slovak church in Cleveland.
Since Czechoslovakia was only born in 1920, if this family arrived before that time they were citizens of the Kingdom of Hungary.
The name you mentioned is shown here as SUHANIC. That looks like a more correct spelling. In slovak it would look like this S'UHANIC'(shuhaneech). The other name mentioned is BEZILLA. That looks correct also.
Sorry I can't give you more.



Id#: 0438189
Name: Brenza, Stephen J.
Date: Jun 6 1958
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #095.
Notes: Brenza, Stephen J., dearly beloved son of the late John and Mary, dear brother of Mary, John J. and Anne Gauntt, Thursday, late residence, 3435 W. 150th St. Friends received at the Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison Ave. Services Monday, June 9, SS. Cyril and Methodius Church at 9:30 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Id#: 0438188
Name: Brenza, Mary S.
Date: May 26 1958
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #095.
Notes: Brenza, Mary S. (nee Suhanle), beloved wife of the late John, dear mother of Stephen J., Mary, John J. Anne Gauntt, and the late Joseph and George, and grandmother, sister of John Suhanic and the late Anna Bezilla; Sunday; late residence, 5435 W. 150th. Friends received After 2 P. M. Monday at the Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison Ave. Services Tuesday, May 27th, from SS. Cyril and Methodius Church at 9:30 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Id#: 0036878
Name: Brenza, Joseph
Date: Apr 9 1937
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #010.
Notes: Brenza: Joseph, beloved son of Mrs. John Brenza, brother of Marie, Anna, Stephen, John and George. Funeral from the residence, 2114 Chesterland ave., Saturday at 9 a. m. and from St. Cyril Methodious' Church.

Id#: 0036877
Name: Brenza, Pfc, George Anthony
Date: Aug 20 1948
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #010.
Notes: Brenza, Pfc, George Anthony, beloved son of Mary and the late John, dear brother of Stephen, Mary, John, Anne, and the late Joseph, killed in action in Gela, Sicily, July 11, 1943. Friends may call after 2 p. m. Fri., Aug. 20, 1948, at Jos. B. Misencik Funeral Home, 12705 Madison Ave. Funeral Sat Aug. 21, at 10:30 a. m., from SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Interment Calvary Cemetery.



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