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Help Identifying a Town in Hungary #hungary


lesliedrewharris@...
 

Dear Fellow Hungarian SIG Members:

My maternal grandfather emigrated to the U.S. in 1916 >from Hungary.
On his World War I draft registration card, he wrote that his father
was born in Gosza, Hungary. (This was in his handwriting, and I am
identifying the letters >from other words written on the rest of that
card. I am pretty confident that I am reading the letters correctly,
although I am not 100% sure.)

My grandfather was born in 1896. I have been unable to locate a town
called Gosza that would have existed in the 1870s to 1880s in Hungary.

Does anyone know what town in Hungary my grandfather might have been
referring to?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Leslie


On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 9:03 AM Leslie Harris
<lesliedrewharris@...> wrote:

Dear Fellow Hungarian SIG Members:

My maternal grandfather emigrated to the U.S. in 1916 >from Hungary. On h=
is World War I draft registration card, he wrote that his father was born i=
n Gosza, Hungary. (This was in his handwriting, and I am identifying the l=
etters >from other words written on the rest of that card. I am pretty conf=
ident that I am reading the letters correctly, although I am not 100% sure.=
)

My grandfather was born in 1896. I have been unable to locate a town cal=
led Gosza that would have existed in the 1870s to 1880s in Hungary.

Does anyone know what town in Hungary my grandfather might have been refe=
rring to?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Leslie



HungarianRoots
 

Dear Leslie,

Please scan the record and share the document with all of us so that we can look
at it. I can also check the 1892 and 1895 gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary for the town. As Hungarian uses a lot of compound names, it is also possible he only have one part of the name.

Looking forward to seeing your file.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@...
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lesliedrewharris@...
 

Thank you to everyone who replied to my initial post.

I uploaded the main page of my grandfather's WWI Draft Registration
Card. You should be able to see it if you follow this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tmnh34dQr0XPifDysHYylwgCh3VoL23l/view

If you look on line 7 of that card (Father's birthplace), that is
where my grandfather wrote what looks like "Gosza Hungary." I am
assuming that the first letter is a "G," because he has written the
name "Gluck" in two other places on the card, and the initial capital
"G" looks the same in all three instances. His mother's name was
Bleema (Betty) Gluck.

I appreciate help in locating what town that actually was.

Leslie

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HungarianRoots
 

It looks like the name is Gosza, but could also be Yosza... I have checked =
the gazetteers and I think it may be a misspelled 'Jozsa' which is a place =
near Debrecen.
But could the record have been written by a clerk and he wrote what he hear=
d? IF so then as a native speaker I would try to guess what it could have b=
een.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@...