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john belan

dawn belan baker (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jul 2000 5:23PM GMT
hello! ironically my grandfather was named john belan too! differant one though. my grandfather came from czech. and his name was jan (john), your grandfather probably had a diff spelling of first and last name, due to he most likely came from czech or a diff country you can also search ship records, but many times names were misspelled on the ship records, but when you do search under belan, remember to always search under differant poss spellings of name, as in soundex. my grandfathers name was spelled differantly. when he came to was shortened and changed to sound more american. shortened to belan. i found 2 john belans, both died in MI, (1) john martin belan, died livonia, wayne, mi, born 6/16/1914 died, 02/19/1994, another john belan, died pawpaw van buren mi, born 01/09/1890 and died 11/20/1981. no belans listed under john in pa that died around that time frame i found. name could have been spelled diff through. hope this helps a bit, if i find anything for you ill let you know, im searching my family tree also, good luck to you "cuz". dawn belan baker
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dawn belan baker 21 Jul 2000 11:23PM GMT 
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