I am looking for my family from my fathers' side. My father's name was Lawrence Kotasek and my mother's name is Kathrene Papalas. His father's name was Stephen Kotasek. He came over from Czechoslovakia (Slovenia). I know that there were different names back then but unfortunately this is all I know. He was born abt. 1896, and died on 20 Sept. 1960 in Youngstown, OH. He arrived in the USA abt.1906 and was a Steel Worker. He married Susan Goske who was born in Pennsylvania on 27 July 1900. Susan's parents also came over from Czechoslovakia, but I have no other information on their names or what part. Stephen's dad's name was John Kotasek and he was born abt. 1874 in Slovenia. I believe his wife's name was Mary, but can't find too much on her and maiden name is unavailable. Most of the family is deceased now and I have no one to talk to to get anymore information. If anyone has information on either of these surnames I would love to hear from you.