Re: Seeking location of obscure shtetl #general
tom klein <jewishgen@...>
What I can tell you for sure is that "Wegry" is Polish for Hungary, so you mighttoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
be looking in the wrong country, or with the wrong spelling (Polish and
Hungarian orthography being significantly different). Neither "Tetsek" nor
"Tetoz" looks or sounds like an actual Hungarian word or place name, but more
like a translation into Polish.
A look at the distribution of STEINMETZs in the 1891 industry and trade
directory of Hungary shows that 18 of the 30 hits are in Maramaros county, with
the rest very scattered. And there happens to be a place called Te'cso:
(Tyachev in Ukranian, Tesc in Yiddish, Tetsch in German) in Maramaros county,
although I wouldn't exactly describe it as "obscure".
So that's at least one possible avenue of research.
Tom klein, Toronto
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