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Smolky Surname

Smolky Surname

Posted: 30 Oct 2012 5:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smolky, Guzowski, Skotarczak, Czarnecka
My grandfather's surname was Smolky, since all my relatives are deceased I need help with the surname. In doing research I have found several references to Smolky surname. I am wondering in what area of Poland they would have come from. All I can remember is that my mother told me it was a small town close to Lithuania. He immigrated into USA in 1882, of course, that would be Castle Garden records. I found his first paper for Naturalization but all it says Empire of Prussia. Any direction would be helpful. Thank you.

Re: Smolky Surname

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 4:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you are willing to provide your grandfather's complete name I will take a look for him in immigration indexes.

Re: Smolky Surname

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jan 2013 3:11AM GMT
Hi metaphor, Discussion going on in other forums, a bit murky. Seems the grandfather's name may be Charles. Lived first in Ohio and then in Detroit. The immigration record is key and I don't think anyone has found it.

This was posted:
Charles SMOLKY age 23 Origin: Austria, Departed: Hamburg Arrived New York 23 Dec 1882 Dec Date: 2 Nov 1886

At least gives a date of arrival.

Not sure this is the right family:
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Charles Smolky 50
Marie 38
Leo 17
Julia 15
John 13
Anna 12
Steve 9
Joe 4
F -- 3
Frank 1

I thought the wife's name Veronica was mentioned in the other forum, so...?
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