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Debbie Chanik (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2001 9:21AM GMT
I am looking to see if there are any relatives of Len or Carl Tylka. I am Len's daughter and I am interested in finding out about their backround. My grandmother's name was Katherine Balun And my granfathers name was John. I know my grandmother came from Czechoslovakia.
Posted: 22 Jan 2001 1:10PM GMT
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 1:24AM GMT
Do you know if your grandfather, John Tylka has brother's and sisters and which part of Poland they came from? Where did he settle in the USA.

john tylka

Debbie Chanik (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2001 3:03PM GMT
I know my grandfather had two sisters who lived here in New Jersey. One was named Anne I think. I will have to check with my sister or dad to find out their exact names. Also I don't think that my granfather was from Poland I always thought he was from Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia.

Tylka family of Poland

Posted: 25 Jan 2001 7:10PM GMT
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 1:24AM GMT
My Tylka's definitely came from Poland, however; my grandfather's uncles/cousins moved around during WWI. They could have ended up in either Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia. I have a copy of a document with the Tylka family history and where they came from in what is now Poland. There is actually a village southwest of Nowy Sacz, named TYLKA. Guessing it is between 20-30 miles south west.

My Ann Tylka came to the USA with her brother in the early 1900's. She stayed with a family in PA around the Pittsburgh area. She died of TB (tuberculosis) when she was in her late teens, probably after 1911. That is all I know about her.

tylka family

Debbie Chanik (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jan 2001 3:37PM GMT
I remember hearing that my grandfather was a wanderer and that nobody really knew exactly where he came from. Although he must have been able to speak slovak otherwise my grandmother would have never been able to understand him. My grandmothers name was Balun and she was supposed to marry a very wealthy slovak man until his parents found out his fiance had no money. Then the engagment was called off and my grandmother met my grandfather and married him.

Village of Tylka in Poland is near border of Czechoslovakia

Posted: 28 Jan 2001 6:32PM GMT
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 1:24AM GMT
It is very likely thay the Poles in the area where the Tylkas originated, could speak Slovak. Did you know that the actual village of "Tylka" is situated just miles north of the Slovakia border? Check it out on a detailed map of Poland. Try Mapquest.com.

Pennsylvania Tylka Family

Bob Tylka (View posts)
Posted: 18 Apr 2001 12:55PM GMT
Hello Debbie, My father's name is Michael Andrew Tylka, his parents were John and Nellie Tylka from Mount Pleasant, PA. My dad had 5 brothers, Joe, John, Andy, Ben, Frank, and 2 sisters, Rose and Sophie. They had relatives who moved to Stephens Point, Wisconsin in the late 40s or early 50s, they were never heard from again. I have a 3rd or 4th cousin, Leonard Tylka, but I'm not sure where he is. I also have a cousin Mark, in Tennessee somewhere. Hope this helps!

Pennsylvania Tylka Family

Bob Tylka (View posts)
Posted: 18 Apr 2001 12:57PM GMT
My grandparents were from Zakopane, Poland

Location in Poland

Posted: 18 Apr 2001 7:03PM GMT
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 1:24AM GMT
Where exactly is that in Poland - near which large city?

Pennsylvania Tylka

Posted: 18 Apr 2001 7:11PM GMT
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 1:24AM GMT
I have recently learned that my grandfather, Bronislaw Michael Tylka Sr., came ot PA first with his brother-in-law before moving to southern Ohio in Belmont Co. about 1907. They knew people in or outside of the Pittsburgh area where his sister stayed with some people for a time. I think they have been related to the other Tylkas in that area.
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