This is my patrilineal line, which I guess most genealogists would consider their most important line since we still live in a patriarchal society. I appreciate how far I got back on this line considering the political situation of Czechoslovakia in 1979 when I first wrote the embassy for help. The Slovak Republic has come a long way and is part of the Eurozone today. Please note that the c in Holic has a diacritical mark over it, which I can't replicate on this system.
1. Georg Holic was born say 1700 probably at Tura Luka, Slovakia and died before 1762. He married abt 1729 to Susanna (---). Their names are taken from the baptismal records of their children. They had at least one son:
2. Jan Holic was baptized 8 October 1730 at Tura Luka. He married there on 21 November 1762, Anna Kolarik, baptized at Tura Luka on 2 December 1742, daugahter of Michal and Dorothea (Belansky) Kolarik. They had at least one son:
3. Pavel Holic was baptized 13 November 1763 at Tura Luka and died before 1822. He married there 1 February 1785, Maria Hrdyna baptized at Tura Luka on 13 August 1764 and died at Tura Luka 14 April 1829, daughter of Georg and Katharina (Hasska) Hrdina. They had at least one son:
4. Jan Holic was baptized 4 January 1786 at Tura Luka. He may be one of two Jan Holics who died there one on 1 May 1851, aged 69 and the other died 1 August 1853 aged 72. Jan married at Tura Luka on 21 January 1811, Alzbeta Fusek, baptized at Tura Luka on 7 February 1782 and died there before 1849, daughter of Matej and Anna (Krcs) Fusek. They had at least one son:
5. Matej Holic was baptized 30 September 1815 at Tura Luka and died there 10 February 1863 of tuberculosis. Matej married about 1847 to Kristina Simek, baptized 18 July 1827 at Tura Luka and died there 21 February 1899, daughter of Jan and Kristina (Holic) Simek. Kristina married secondly at Tura Luka on 25 September 1881, Stefan Istok, born about 1815. Matej was a blacksmith and resided at Tura Luka #108. Matej and Kristina had four children: John, Susanna, Stefan, and Pavel.
6. Pavel (Paul) Holic was born 4 May 1860 at Tura Luka, Slovakia and died 4 November 1911 at Smoke Run, Pennsylvania. He married first at Tura Luka 25 June 1883, Susana Bartek, baptized 10 November 1864 at Tura Luka and died there 6 April 1899, daughter of Jan and Anna (Podmojersky) Bartek. Together Pavel and Susana had eight children: Paul, Jan, Elisabeth, Susanna, a boy, Anna, Kristina, and Paul. Pavel married secondly at Tura Luka on 22 May 1899 Kristina Michalec, born 14 March 1878 at Myjava, Slovakia, and died 20 May 1962 at Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. Together Pavel and Kristina had six more children: John Elizabeth, Catherine, Stephen, Paul, and Christine. After Pavel's death Kristina married for the second time on 26 February 1915 at Smoke Run, Pennsylvania, Joseph Vereschak, born 3 July 1856 and died at Smoke Run in December 1950. Together Joseph and Kristina would have five children: Irene, George, Victor William, Samuel, and Frank T.
7. Paul Hollick (Jr.), son of Pavel and Kristina (Michalec) Holic, was born at Smoke Run on 11 March 1908 and died at Lake Park, Florida 23 October 1983. He married first on 1 June 1935 at Lansford, Pennsylvania, Susan Dolinsky, born 15 July 1909 at Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania and died 21 September 1994 at Long Branch, New Jersey, daughter of Paul and Anna (Kristofik) Dolinsky. Paul and Susan were divorced and Paul married secondly Beatrice H. Roemer, born 15 August 1907 and died at West Palm Beach, Florida 10 January 1997. Paul and Susan had two children.
Evangelium (Slovak Lutheran) Church records for Tura Luka available on microfilm or digitized online at www.familysearch.org.
Umrtia (Deaths) 1849-1863, p. 193, FHL Film #2431382, Item 2.
Umrtia (Deaths) 1822-1849, p. 507, FHL #2431382.
1869 Hungarian census in Tura Luka, Nitra (LDS #2192674).