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Hovanyetz, Hovanecz, Hovanetzova / Reptsick, Repcik/ Michitsch / Sherl / Peitler or Beitler / Rudoff / Shanahan / Schwerdtle
I am led to believe that the Hovanecz name was changed to Hovanyetz when my ancestors came to the United States. My Grandfather Alexander Josef Hovanyetz was born 1898 in Kezmark, Hungary, (now known as Kezmarok, Slovakia). His parents were Stefan Hovanyetz and Susanna Reptsick, Repcsik, Reptsik, Repcik, from Hungary. Alexander Josef had a sister named Susanna (Susie) Hovanyetz who was born in Kezmark, Hungary and also came to the United States. I do not know her married name.
Alexander Hovanyetz married a Lady named Rose Schwerdtle and had two children with her, Alexander Hovanyetz jr. (son) and Rose (called Rosie) Hovanyetz (daughter). Rose Hovanyetz passed away in early in her life. Her mother Elisabeth Schwerdtle, raised Alexander and Rose's children.
Daughter Rose Hovanyetz married Leo Shanahan they had one son Kevin passed away at age 30.
Son Alexander Hovanyetz Jr who married a Lady named Mary, they had three children, Michael Hovanyetz (son), Allen Hovanyetz (son), and Anna Hovanyetz (daughter). Alexander passed away around age forty.
Alexander Hovanyetz Sr. remarried in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 1923 to Maria (Mary) Michitsch. Mary was born in 1901 in Morobitz Parish, Gottschee, Austria, (now known as Borovec pri Kocevski Reki, Slovenia). She also had a bother Johann Michitsch born 1898 in Morobitz Gottschee, Austria. He lived in Ridgewood, New York at Mina Michitsch residence. Their parents were Johann Michitsch and Katharina Peitler from Lower Austria. Alexander Hovanyetz Sr. and Mary Michitsch had a one child together, Gertrude Baby Hovanyetz, born in 1925 who was raised in New York, USA. Gertrude's name in Slovakian is Gertruda Hovanetzova.
Gertrude Hovanyetz married Harold Rudoff (born New York, USA, 1921), in New York, USA in 1949. Together they had three girls Alicia Rudoff Lang, Sandra Rudoff , and Abby Rudoff Mullendore. Harold and Gertrude move to Florida, USA in 1953.
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