It is amazing what you have unearthed and I am extremely grateful. I would have at first thought that the first Johann might be the one...since the names are all family names. However, my mother contends that he (John Rudolph Novak) was an only child. He did bring his parents over at some point and their names were John and Helen. I do not have a death certificate or obit that would shed some light on an accurate place of birth. All I have at this point is the 1886 marriage certificate from St. Wencheslaus Church in Baltimore, MD. I will send for the death certificates for both John Rudolph and Mary Catherine Novak from PA. Not sure why I did not do that so far.
You have been a great help and seem like an angel to provide this information. Thanks so much.