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Re: HLADILEK

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 1:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hladilek, Pelot
My Grandfather (a Pelot) lives in Rudolph and is descended from Hladileks. He and my grandmother talked of visiting the originals (check immigrants) once. I think it was two brothers and a sister but I may be forgetting a brother. From what I've been led to understand they were an affluent family who was forced out under threat of death and the older ones did not enjoy modest living.

I can not verify the story because I heard it so long ago. But it has captivated me since childhood, which is why I keep looking them up.

I know that during the German occupation (1939) the Nazis sought to eradicate all of Czechoslovakia's Esteemed and Educated citizens which may explain why they came. Or the civil unrest in the late 1800's that led to Czechoslovakia claiming independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1918).

Whatever the reason, I'd sure love to know more!
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Joe Hanneman 4 Sep 2009 6:57AM GMT 
kpelot14 23 Apr 2013 7:54AM GMT 
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