Ggf, Janos Blaschkow, b. 9 May 1862,
Szentgyorgy, Pozsony, Hungary ?, John Blaszko (per death certificate),
d. 22 Oct 1954, West Haven, CT, at the age of 92. Parents
Antonius Blaschkov & Antonia Vitomszka / Vitomszký / Velomszka
Katharina immigrated 14 Jan 1908, as Katalin
(37) Hungary, Race as Slovak, Szentgyorgy, Pozsony, Hungary with Maria
(14), Szanislo (6), Antonia (4), and Gottlieb (2) going to husband J.
Blaschkow, 37 1/2 Allen St. New York. having left her father Janos
Folrich, 116 Szentgyorgy, Pozsony.
Unknown if the surnames of
Blaschkow/Blaszko, Follrich and Posh/Posch are German, Austrian,
Hungarian or Slovakian.
1910 census places his ethnicity as Austrian Polish and Catherine's as
Janos, a given name is the
Hungarian form of John and
Katalin, Hungarian for Pure and a form of
b. 9 Nov 1891*
Baptismal/Birth d. 8 Jun
1909, age 18, Bronx, NY -
BENCE Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form
of BENEDEK.VILMOS Hungarian form of WILLIAM.
Per my grandmother's
social security application dated 14 July
1959, age 58, born 7 Jun 1901, New York City, NY, her father as John
Belasco, mother as Unknown and her birth name as Antoinette Victoria Belasco. Her
places her birth in 1901, matching the SS5 App, and she was born in Szentgyörgy, Pozsony Co.,
Note: Antoinette was not aware of this
1934 divorce as
she was living in Glendale, CA, with Daughter June E. Wilson.
filed for divorce in CA, 4 Jan 1958, not knowing she had already
for 24 yrs by Earle K. Wilson
Letter dated 23 Oct 1965, from sister Maria Mary nee
page 1 &
page 2 to Antoinette V Blaschko Wilson, main letter reference
from Mary "Antonia born in St. Gorge City, Pozsony Megye State
Hungaria but now has another name, as its Chesko Slovensko, as the
Cheches took over after World 1 war."
b. abt. 1903, Hungary,
immigrated 14 Jan 1908,
as Gottlieb. However, he is to have been born 1903 per the
indexed as Bronsilov. Found an Emil Belasco,
d. 8 Oct 1924, River Grove, Cook Co.
IL. Found in
EmileBlaskum[EmileBlaska], living in New Jersey,
b. abt. 1903, Austria.
Mystery may have been
Solved, thanks to my Cousin Peter in Slovakia, that Gottlieb/Bronsilov
is actually Sandor Braniszlav Blaschkow,
b. 20 Dec 1903, Szentgyörgy, Pozsony Co., Hungary.
Sándor is a Hungarian given name and surname. This is the
Hungarian form of Alexander.
Could Bronsilov be Bronislav or Bronislaw or Bronislawa or Borislav
and could this be Emil per the photograph?
Facts and Findings
Per the Connecticut New Haven Registry
article dated 26 Jul 1936, John Blaskow was a
Captain in the Austrian Guards and served directly under Emperor
Franz Josef. (*). He was in the
Turkish-Prussian war and after retirement from the army, he went
into the wrought iron business in Vienna. He came to America
in 1904, after becoming troubled with rheumatism in 1897. The
doctors advised a change of climate would help and he came to
10 Jun 2004 - Found Janos Blaschko, blacksmith working in
Szentgyorgy, Pozsony listed in the
1891 Hungarian Industry & Trade Directory. This document
was found at RadixIndex.com Hungarian Genealogy and Local History
* The late Kaiser Franz Josef I (1830-1916)
Emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and King of Hungary (1867-1916) lived
in Vienna. I can only find info on the Austro-Prussian War, no
mention of a Turkish-Prussian war. About the land forces of
the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from just prior to the outbreak of
the Great War - "Österreich-Ungarns letzter Krieg"until the collapse
of the monarchy in 1918.
The actual copy I have of the
New Haven Registry, dated 26 Jul 1936 was missing a section of
the article. A recent find completing the article is as
follows. This article's informant was Elsie Blaskow Gill.
Moved to New Haven
In 1913, Mr. Blaskow moved to New Haven
after attaining a wide prominence in New York when his wife’s health
was threatened by the crowed areas of the metropolis. He
resumed his trade in the new city and up to the time of his
retirement did much of the wrought iron work on construction
throughout the city.
There has been tragedy in his life-the
tragedy of a man who has lost his four sons all on the brink of
manhood and showing promise of great intellectual attainments.
It was a series of blows to the elderly man that would have killed
one weaker than he. But today he remains a strong, high
character figure who has withstood the suffering of life and has
come out of the fray with a spirit that has hardly wavered.
There was John, who after studying ???
engineering in Vienna and giving promise of a brilliant career, came
to this country to work with his father. Two weeks after
returning to his family, he was stricken with pneumonia and died
within a few days.
In 1911, William, not yet turned 20, was
studying for the priesthood when the rigor of his studies exhausted
him, causing his untimely death.
In 1918, Stanley, stationed
in Texas with the Ninth Infantry, disappeared and has never been
heard from since. The last word his parents had from him was a
letter stating that he was leaving France. Repeated queries at
the war department and other government agencies have brought only
the answer that a person of his name was never entered on the army’s
rolls. Whether he met an unknown soldier’s death on the
battlefield or whether he today is wandering in some distant part of
the world has never been determined. Always with hope, his
relatives are still seeking clues as to his fate.
Quirk of Fate
By an almost horrible quirk of fate the
last son, Emil, was killed while starting on a determined search for
his brother. In 1921, when he had just turned 17, he announced
his intention of going to Texas to run down every available clue as
to his brother’s whereabouts. He got as far as Illinois.
There a truck, speeding down a highway, trapped the boy and crushed
out his life.
Mrs. Gill speaks with pride of her
father. There is something of a twist of glory in his name
when she tells of his life in Europe and the tragic fate, which
awaited him in America.
“He’s a wonderful man,” is he candid
description of her father. “I never thought he’d ever finish
the cottage. But once he got started we all saw that he was
determined to finish the job. I’m proud of this place because
it was my father who has planned it and built it. To look at
him today you would not suspect that he’s 75. His body and his
spirit are both those of a much younger person.
And true it is, for the strength of his
character and of his spirit are reflected in work that he has
My great grandmother Katalin Blaskow
/ Catherina Follrich,
I found listed at Ellis Island Records.com, age 37, coming from
Szentgyörgy, Hungary, on 14 Jan 1908, on the ship Rydam from Rotterdam,
South Holland along with Maria, 14y, Szanislo, 6y,
Antonia, 4y, (my grandmother) and Gottlieb, 2y. The
passenger list states she was leaving her father Janos Folrich and going to be with her
husband J. Blaschkow
Janos Blaschkow, immigrating 20 Oct 1909.
Elisabeth Blaschkov immigrating 2 Feb 1910,
alone and she is the same Elizabeth in the 1910 census taken 23 April.
All other documents I have show Elsie C. She left Istvan
Schbergen, Szentgyorgy and came to Jan Blaschkow in New York.
Foot Note: One of the children
arriving in 1908, was named
Gottlieb However, I do not know the American translation
or if Will is Gottlieb. Bronislov, appears in the 1910 census
is this Emil too? I am going by the names that were written in
pencil on the actual picture shown above, John, Stanley, Will, Emil
and in viewing the census and passenger list, 2 names appear as
Gottlieb & Bronislov. Which can be Bronislow.
I found a Johann Blaschkow, age
22, a workman from Hungary listed 5 Oct 1883, from Bremem, Germany
on the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild SS Strassburg passenger list
this makes him being born about 1861. This is confirmed by the
newspaper article stating John Blaskow of being age 75 at the
time of the writing. However, in this newspaper article states
John coming to America in 1904.
7 Oct 2002 - I found using Blaschkow as
a variant in my search at Ellis Island.org a Joh. Blaschke coming to
America in August 1904 ....the closet find yet. It says he was
coming to a friend Franz H or Kasberg living at Calif. Ave 1005, I
Update sent from Peter in
Slovakia as of 5 Mar 2009
Joan Follrich father and mother Agnes Posch the following dates maybe
baptismal dates not birthdates.
Johanes Follrich, 8 Aug 1858, Szentgyörgy
Agnes Follrich, 16 Nov 1859, Szentgyörgy
Alexander Follrich, 3 Dec 1860, Szentgyörgy
Paulus Follrich, 17 Jul 1862, Szentgyörgy
Michal Follrich, 18 Sep 1864, Szentgyörgy Katharina Follrich, b. 29 May 1866, 106
Sasinkova St,Szentgyörgy, Pozsony, Hungary
Therezia Follrich, b. 3 Feb 1869, Szentgyörgy
Michael Follrich, b. 30 May 1871, Szentgyörgy
Mathias Follrich, b. 23 Feb 1874, Szentgyörgy
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