The first reel of the Tura Luka Lutheran church records is in my greedy hands. I got to look up the death record of my great-great-grandfather (finally). This is quite exciting and the first time I'm doing my own Slovak research.
See entry #9. Date of death; name: Matej Holič then čele?? otec (which means of head of family or literally father of family), ev. kovač (which is the occupation of blacksmith); then his street address; his age 46 years; cause of death was suchotiny which translates to white scourge or what we would call tuberculosis; when he was buried and where.
It is such a hoot to look at this records and see these names on page after page of the church records. I have a few older generations in this line, so my great-great- grandfather was this man, whose son was the immigrant: Pavel Holič 1860-1911. Pavel lost his father at age 3 and would die himself when his son, my grandfather was also three: Paul Hollick 1908-1983.
I have two possible candidates for the death record of his father Jan Holič, but neither are exact matches for age and the records don't give much identifying information. I'll keep grinding away. This reel has the deaths from 1822 to 1863. I'll need the later reels to find Matej's widow.