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From: Drew Smith <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Ropica (was Re: Geography lesson please)
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:42:02 -0400
Prior to World War I, Cieszyn Silesia (which includes Ropica) was part
of Austria. After World War I, Cieszyn Silesia was divided between
Poland and Czechoslovakia (Ropica would have been in the Czech part),
and today, Ropica is in the Czech Republic.
I would look for records in Ropica's churches, or in nearby churches.
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:46 AM, <> wrote:
> In 1896, Antonia Zanoviak and her 4 children left Hamburg, Germany and
> arrived in NY.;
> Antonia Zanoviak
> Departure Date: 16 Sep 1896
> Estimated birth year: abt 1865
> Age Year: 31
> Gender: weiblich (Female)
> Family: Household members
> Relationship: Frau (Wife)
> Residence: Ropica, Österreich
> Ship Name: Albano
> Her place of residence was Ropica, Österreich. She was married to Maxim
> or Mark Zanoviak who came to America as a miner earlier, but with youngest
> child just 2 years old, not too long before his family followed. He died in
> I know that is "Austria," but then I also know borders were frequently
> changed in that area during various wars and certainly during the two world
> I think maybe it was in Poland for a while, then maybe ended up in the
> Czech Republic. Google earth doesn't really clarify it, although it says
> Czech Republic.
> Would anyone know which area I should be searching for church records?
> The 4 children, Marie, Lucas (later Louis), Stefan, and Anna Zanoviak (later
> Zanovick) were more than likely baptized in that town church and perhaps
> the parents were married in that area. They attended the Russian Orthodox
> Church in this country.
> Shirley Maynard
> Hampton, VA
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