Post by sandisandi on Apr 11, 2018 20:02:12 GMT -7
Trying to locate this town. Grandmother was born, we thought, in Lipinki, Rzeszow, Poland in 1889. Today her naturalization papers arrived and in very clear penmanship those have her born in Austria in a city spelled Parjozy?a. The questionmark really looks like "or" when comparing it to other words on the form in the same hand.
I wish I had other clues that might help. Her husband was from Brzowzowa, Russia. They arrived in the US a few years apart, settled in the same smallish town, and married within a couple years. It could have been coincidence or they may have known each other before immigrating and planned it that way. If so, I imagine she probably wasn't born too far from where he was.
It sounds as if the grandmother came from what was then Galicia, a part of Austria-Hungary governed by Austria. Hungary was a separate country within the Dual Monarchy. I was going to suggest looking to Jewish Gen, but I see they charge for their searches.
and enter in your data and try a wide variety of spellings, and use the "sounds like" feature. Since you share so little with us, as in names and photo of the document, we cannot offer an opinion on the spelling... if you do send it to someone, include enough of the page so they can compare letter forms on the page and thus take a better guess at a o and e, for example.
Brozoca, Cz. Slov. Abarej, Maria Bereczke ...ybas, Jakob Brzyszki ...rz, Maryanna Brzeka Bresino, Russia
Parjozyora, Austria? Or Parjozyna? Aich, Mahaly Percesary, Hungary Ahly, Johann Brossora, Austria