I'm doing genealogical research for a friend.
His paternal great-grandfather, Vincentius/Vincent MORAVEK was born in Dojc, Senica, Slovakia in 1858. He emigrated to the USA about 1890 and settled in Lansford (PA) where he became a Coal Miner. In the 1910 Census of Abbott Street, Lansford he is listed as a Boarder,age 51, married 23 years and Coal Miner. I couldn't find his wife anywhere in that Census. He had married Veronica LESSKA/LESKA also from Dojc.
I checked the later censuses for both he and his wife, using just about every conceivable spelling of the MORAVEK name that I could think of, without success. Did he die between the 1910 and 1920 Censuses ? Where was his wife in 1910, had she remained in Dojc ?
The eldest son, Josephus/Joe MORAVEK (grandfather)came to Lansford about 1906 and was at a different address in the 1910. In 1911 he married Justina SLOBODA in St. Michael RC Church, Lansford.
Other sons, Paulus/Paul, Joannes/John and Florianus/Flory, it's believed, joined the family at some point.
My main interest is finding out what happened to Vincent & Veronica before I catch up with rest of the family history. Perhaps someone has access to Lansford records that could check this out for me. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.