I would like to know more of the background of my great-grandfather Stupka. He married 3 times and had about 13 children. He was born in 1837, lived in Vavriosovo Slovakia and died in 1914 in that same village. One of his wives, my great-grandmother was Emilka Tomcheck. Another of his wives was a Steuzek. He was a captain in the Austrio-Hungarian Empire under the Kaiser. The names of some of his children were:
Josef (my grandfather by Emilka)
Eva, Marie, Matthew, Michael, Andrew, Jan, Susan and Peter
I have contact with a family in Slovakia who came from that village with a grandparent named Peter. They said that the communists had destroyed a lot of records so they would have to travel a distance to find any records.
I have heard that we have come from Bohemia, but not sure how that figures in.