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Always helps if you indicate the names for which you are searching. Also helps if you post an image of the document where you found your ancestor’s name. It’s very possible that you maternal great-grandfather was born in Kassa, Zemplen, Hungary, which is pronounced Kashow or Koish in Hungarian. It is now Kosice, Slovakia. Hungary was most definitely a separate country in the 19th century although it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the so-called Dual Empire.
Do you know where other members of your maternal great-grandfather’s family lived? Have your found any records for them? Have you checked the JewishGen Hungary database?
JewishGen Director of Hungarian Research
Help in locating towns/cities/villages in Hungarian region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in Eastern Poland/Western Russia or Ukraine
From: Howard L
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:30:33 PST
Hello to members of Jewish Gen groups and thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer.
I have located U.S. Naturalization certificates for two of my grandfathers, and both list the town/city/(perhaps) province where they were born, but I am unable to locate either place.
My maternal great grandfather's naturalization certificate identifies his birthplace as "Karoshow" or "Karoskow" or "Karoshom" or "Karosean" Hungary, but that place has been similarly elusive. Hungry, of course, did not exist as a separate country when he was born around 1868, so the reference to "Hungary" may be a general reference to a Hungarian enclave in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which could even be a Hungarian enclave in a country later formed by the split-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (e.g., Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, etc.).
I would appreciate any advice or pointers that Jewish Gen group members could provide.
This is my first posting to the Jewish Gen discussion group, and I hope the inquiry is within the bounds of what the group is intended for. If it isn't, maybe one of the members can direct me to a better place to post.