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Kuscha, Austria

Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: forseck
Has anyone ever heard of a place named Kuscha, Austria? I'm looking for a John Forseck, born 1 Dec 1866, emigrated to the US c.1880, died in Mexico 19 Aug 1931.

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 1:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Sep 2013 2:17PM GMT
I'm not sure this is helpful, but on there is an emigration record for John K. Forseck, leaving Monterrey, Mexico to come to Laredo to see his wife Adela Garza Forseck. He gives his birthplace as Kaskow. This was in October 1914.

Here is a link to a birth record, which gives John's parents's names:

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 2:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the link to FamilySearch. That was a great find, and apparently there was a fourth son that I did not know existed.

I took Kuscha from Forseck's 1910 border crossing. I'd seen the 1914 record, but never thought to flip to the next page. Thanks for that too!

Chances are Kuscha and Kaskow are the same place. In any event, I can't find either one of them! I'm wondering if the borders of Austria were different than what we see today, and perhaps he's referring to a place within the Austo-Hungarian Empire.

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 1:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome.

There is a town in the Slovak Republic called Kosanice. Prior to World War I, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Austrian (German) name for this town was Kaschau, the Hungarian name was Kassa.
Some records for this place are available online at

This is just a wild guess.

Here is a link to a 1910-era gazetteer of the Austrian Empire:

There are lots of possibilities.

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 16 Sep 2013 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Taltos!

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 16 Sep 2013 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query

I wrote "Kosanice"; it should be Kosice!

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query

Possible for you to attach the 1910 border crossing? I do not have Ancestry to view it.

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kassa, Abauj megye, Hungary

on this map with German name Kaschau and Hungarian Kassa.
with location Pereny on the bottom of the map upward to the above mentioned location.
present Kos'ice, Slovak Republic:


Posted: 19 Sep 2013 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
fsome info about the surnames that are in the document that taltos found for you:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather's Name: Andres Forsek
Paternal Grandmother's Name: Maria Stofka

S^TOFKA surname does show up in Slovakia's phone book but as to FORSEK nothing unless it was changed by your ancestor.

The STOFKAs arriving thru NY Ellis Island most of them from a present location Kavecany, Slovakia which is now part of city of Kosice. SK's phone site not working at this time of posting but in 1995 there were STOFKAs in Kavecany [Kosice]

Re: Kuscha, Austria

Posted: 20 Sep 2013 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here's a transcript of the 1910 arrival:

May 19, 1910, Laredo TX
Juan Forseck, age 43
Place of birth Kuscha, Austria
Residence San Luis Potosi
Occupation Hotel-Keeper
Nationality Mexican
Race German

Forseck states that he was in the US previously, from 1880-84 (when he was 14 to 18 years old) in New Mexico (Territory) and that he has lived in Mexico for the past 17yrs
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