A fellow Slovak researcher whose roots are in the village of Tura Luka, whence my great-grandfather Holic (sic) came, emailed me the other day. She very smartly learned from my error, and had all the Tura Luka parish registers on microfilm at once with the 1869 Hungarian census for the village. She had it on extended loan--so there's lesson one. Spend the money and get the whole kit and kaboodle. I found it frustrating to just use two reels at a time.
In any case, she found her ancestor and true to family lore, she was born in Vienna, a Roman Catholic and living with a protestant family there in Tura Luka. In my own great-grandfather's household was also a 7 year old child named Carol Lehman who was Roman Catholic, although the rest of the household (all Holics) were protestant. My friend asked me if I knew what was up with that. I don't. Does anyone know if there is something in the history of Vienna and Slovakia that in the late 1860s, children were farmed out to villages? It's also odd that the children are of a different religious upbringing.
Tura Luka may seem remote to Vienna, but it is next door to Myjava, where the Slovak National Congress made its dramatic call for Slovak independence in 1848. [And we all know how well that turned out!] Vienna is only about 60 miles away from Myjava. It may be just a simple explanation, but I'm sure my researcher friend would greatly appreciate any insight you can provide.