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German Name for Brod u Striba?

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Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 7:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. Your response is very helpful. I hope you will consider two related questions:

(1) I have a US Census record referring to my great grandfather's home as "Brange." I know that this place was in Tachau (Tachov) district, but have not been able to find it. Initially, I believed it was present day Branka (to the west of Tachov city), but I learned more, and now I doubt it. Is it possible that the pronunciation of Brod could have been misunderstood as "Brange?"

(2) I have other references to my family's origins in "Mayrhofen" and "Godrich Lunhozen" (or "Goodrich"). I believe these refer to two small villages south of Tachau city known then as Klein Maierhofen and Godrusch (now Male Dvorce and Jadruz). I do not understand the meaning or significance of "Lunhozen," and I do not know how either of these places could have been identified as "Brange." If you have any thoughts on these questions, I would appreciate reading them.

Thanks so much for your attention.

John
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
talljohn521 17 Jul 2012 8:58PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 17 Jul 2012 11:41PM GMT 
talljohn521 18 Jul 2012 2:59AM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 18 Jul 2012 3:15AM GMT 
talljohn521 18 Jul 2012 1:17PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 18 Jul 2012 4:51PM GMT 
talljohn521 19 Jul 2012 3:59AM GMT 
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