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Chehi family from Hungary

My grandparents came to the U.S. from Hungary in 1910. Veronica Chehi was born in 1885. Lewis Chehi worked in PA and WV as a coal miner. He was killed in a mining accident and Veronica married Frank Chapke (or Csepke) between 1920-1925, and they moved to Paulding, Ohio. Veronica and Lewis had several children.

Veronica was married and widowed previously in Hungary and had three sons who stayed behind with relatives in Hungary. By the time she arrived in Paulding with Frank Chapke, she had six children, Elizabeth, Lewis, Margaret, Joseph, Ethel (my mother) and Ernest Chehi. I don't believe she and Frank Chapke had any children together, although I do know she had a total of twelve children and some died fairly young.

I can find very little information in order to try and locate the families of the three sons left in Hungary, or any information on Veronica and Lewis. Both had died long before I was born.

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