I have discovered that most of the girls were born in Moravia- which I understand was Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time and now Czechoslovakia- hence she was Austrian at the time of her birth. Victoria was the youngest and born in Bohemia, about an 1 hour from Moravia. As the previous poster said, alot of Germans were there and got pushed out later after the war. I was told Victoria was Austrian and makes sense now. I also discovered through a cryptic note in the margin of a book I have is that Victoria's mother died in childbirth with her. She was born in Dec 1852 and they came to USA in 1853.
Thanks for your and to all posters)generous email...it has helped me alot. I have pictures in a box and I hope to have some names and faces to put together.