A cousin has asked my help in tracing her father's roots. Here is what she could tell me:
"My dad's parents were Max Rose and Irene (Linker) Rose. They were born in northern Hungary in what nowadays is Slovakia. Irene came from Spisska Stara Ves which means the Old Village of the Spiss. Max came from a small village named Gibel. They were married in 1918 and moved to Essen, Germany right after the wedding. Max opened a furniture store in Essen that was quite successful. Apparently they had two children before my dad and his sister Mirjam. One died of Spanish flu. "
If anyone out there recognizes these places and/or people and has information for her, please respond at landrduke@...