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Ann Car born abt 1819 Athlone,Westmeath,Ireland

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Re: Car Family

Posted: 23 May 2005 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Oct 2005 4:37AM GMT
Surnames: CAR
Approximately three years ago I discovered that my maternal Ukrainian grandmother's correct surname was NOT Czar but Car. It appears as Car on her ship's manifest in 1906 when she came from Polany Surovychi Sianik (Galicia) Austrian Hungarian Republic. Polany was her ancestral vilalge. She was Ukrainian. Spoke Ukrainian and Polish and Hungarian.
Came as an orphaned 15 year old to Ellis Island and Newark New Jersey. In cyrillic on the church records her namae of Car is spelled UAP. The church records show her as Teodora or Teodosia Car / Tsar. But, my mom spelled it CZAR. That is probably the Polish spelling or anglicized spelling. There was one Car family in her village in the 1700's and one in a neighboring village........being she was orphaned, no siblings......I doubt if there is a line. She came to U.S. in 1906 and married Semko Kowalczyk in about 1910. I have all the church baptismal records of my mom Anna and her siblings. Anyway, for what it's worth......she was a Car. Her father Ivan (John) Car came to America first to try to earn money to bring his wife and child over but was killed by a train. His wife found out when a black edged letter was delivered to her in Austria Hungary......she later died of melancholy and my grandmother was sent to live with her own grandmother. When the older lady died.......my grandmother was totally orphaned. She came to America as a maid servant for a Tekla Polanska who owned a boarding house in Newark, N.J. All I know is my Grandmother Tedoroa Car 's father was Ivan Car. Polany is now in present day Podkarpackie Poland, Sanok District.
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carmel187 23 May 2005 8:21PM GMT 
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