I am still looking for information about the descendants of Joannes Szovics/Sovich, originally from Leluchow, Poland. He had the following children from his marriage to Maria Dragan:
Anna Szovics/Sovich, b. 7/4/1884 in Circ, Slovakia; and
Janos Szovics/Sovich, b. 7/7/1886 in Circ, Slovakia.
Joannes Szovics/Sovich also had a child from his marriage to Anna Grucelak:
Andreas Szovics/Sovich, b. 4/21/1889, in Obrucne, Slovakia. (Note: I located an 18-year old Andreas Szowicz in the Ellis Island records who traveled from Obrucne to New York on board the vessel "Gneisenau" from Bremen, Germany. He arrived in New York on 12/26/1908.)
I have hit a brick wall on this branch of the family. I'm beginning to think the family may have changed the last name, as I have found no information whatsoever on this branch of my family. Relatives firmly believe that the Szovics/Sovich family lived in New Jersey. As a child, I remember visiting an elderly Szovics/Sovich relation in the early 1970s. All family members from those generations are deceased and I'm not having any luck with public records. I have lots of information to share with "lost" family members.
If you know of this family, or any information on a similar surname, I'd sure like to hear from you. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
Debbie Krucelyak ChambersChambersDK@state.gov