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Where is Vincent Hereda?

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My paternal grandfather came to America once alone, went back & once, 2 years later with his wife & two children. When I was growing up, his brother lived just a few blocks away in the next town, Arnold, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. His brother's name was Joseph Hereda, his wife was Catherine Micor Hereda. They came to America via Canada. They arrived in Nova Scotia, along with Vincent Hereda & then crossed over the Canadian border.

They lived in Noble, Caldwell, Ohio for a while. That is where Joseph built a family home & his younger daughter Lily was born. Later they moved to Arnold, PA. It was a few years that I believed Vincent was their child. Everyone in that branch & my branch of the Hereda family said they never heard of a Vincent Hereda. My Aunt Elsie (not a real aunt) was still alive at 92, but her brain was still sharp. She didn't remember a brother named Vincent.

Finally one day, I found a manifest of aliens coming to America over the Canadian border. They had Vincent listed separate & had his age. He was in his 30's & couldn't possibly be Joseph & Catherine's son. I told my cousin, the eldest in our generation about this, and she said she remembers her dad telling her a long time ago that we had Hereda relatives in Chicago, ILL. I have not been able to find any thing on Vincent, nor any of his possible descendants. So where is he?

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on 2014-01-27 11:08:19

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by AHJ on 2014-01-27 11:24:51

Sorry about the surnames. I did it about 5X's and couldn't get it correct! Joseph & his wife lived also in Arnold Westmoreland PA, Vincent lived possibly in Chicago Illinois.

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by AHJ on 2014-01-31 20:39:35

noggin, Thank you so much. I had most of the info. They were Polish from Austria. Sometimes they say they are from Polish Austria. Poland has been owned and renamed many, many times over its history.

Vincent's, Joseph's, & my grandfather Franz (Frank's) father is Michael Hereda. Mihal is the Polish name/spelling. I'm originally from PA, but don't know where Wendel, PA is. There is a "Wendall August Forge" where for many, many years they've made pewter and other metal items by hand. It is in the north, west mountains of PA, near Grove City. I'll have to research that.

Jeditz, Austria is a new town name for me. However, I think I have a similar name Dreditz. It may have been a difficult handwriting to try to figure out. So thanks for this new & additional info, plus more proof for what I already knew.

by AHJ on 2014-02-01 11:25:03


Thank you for your suggestions. I will try them :)

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