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Posted: 13 Jun 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jun 2003 9:53AM GMT
Surnames: ZID, KRIVAN
Dear Helmut,

This information may be of no use to you but your listing of Franziska ZIDEK, along with time and location caught my attention. My grandfather was a ZID, but it is entirely conceivable that the name was corrupted upon his emigration at Ellis Island in 1904. There may be a connection between your Franziska Zidek and the father of my grandfather, since his younger son bore a name very similar to "Franziska".

In Prague, Vaclav and Russine Zid had 2 surviving sons when Russine died in childbirth along with their third.

1. (My grandfather) Vaclav (William) Zid II, born Oct 8 or 11, 1879 in Prague; married Barbara Krivan about 1897; emigrated to USA in 1904; and died in Collinsville, ILL in 1938. They raised 4 children: William and Rose,born in Prague; and Frank Emil and Jennie born in Collinsville, ILL.

2. "Frank" Zid, born in Prague, emigrated to USA before 1904, established a business in Portland, Oregon as a cobbler, and died there about 1930 never having married.

I sincerely hope your search proves to be more successful than mine to date.

Best regards, Barbara

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Helmut Fuchs 30 Apr 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Viktor Fischer 13 May 1998 12:00PM GMT 
kyle pottratz 11 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT 
BobArens63 15 Nov 2001 1:29PM GMT 
MaryBob_H 3 Mar 2002 12:40AM GMT 
batcave 13 Jun 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Candice Bradley 8 Aug 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Helmut Fuchs 8 Aug 1998 12:00PM GMT 
RARose10 29 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Elizabeth Brooke 4 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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