I have heard from someone that there
are lots of Hajovsky's in the god old USA. If fact that there is so many
of them living in USA that they do organize annual picnic in TEXAS near
Houston. Last year it was held in El Campo Texas. So on my last trip to
Slovakia I did looked the Bratislava's phone book and found nine
Hajovsky's with listed phone numbers. I started phoning down the list and
here is what I found:
I am sending you the pictures, it is no
fame, but I couldn't get anything else. I also hope that I did transfer
them in the right size.
Here is a bit of history of Hajovsky
My great grandfather Stefan Hajovsky, originally from Bociany by Topolcany. His profession was tanner. He went to
Argentina to make some money for the family. His son, my longer gone grand
father (1993) born August 29, 1921 studied business at Secondary Business
School, I believe in Topolcany and he continued in his fatherís
business, investing in tanning industry. In Topolcany he had a big store.
From my grandmother I learned about grandfatherís siblings. He had six
brothers, but they are all apparently dead now. My grandfather (Alojz) was
called to Slovak army in 1940. Until his death he was a member of Anti
Fascist fighter from which he had numerous privileges. During the war he
had a child with a Czech lady from Olomouc, son Miroslav. Grandfather's
parents took care of him. I donít know anything else about Miroslav's
mother. After the war grandfather married my grandmother Gizela, whom he
knew before the war. In 1948 daughter Maria was born who is my Godmother.
Then years later they had my father Alojz. Their stepbrother Miroslav
lived with the family until 1965, when he decided to immigrate to USA. At
the beginning he would write to the family on regular basis, but from 1967
we donít have any news about him. In the last letter he wrote that he
might be as new immigrant drafted and sent to Vietnam War. In 1979 my
parents got married and they have two sons- me, name is Alojz, I have
after my father and grandfather and my for years younger brother Miroslav
who was named after our immigrant uncle.
My grandfather passed away in 1993
having heart attack. My parents are divorced since 1992. My father lives
with my grandmother and takes care of her. At the present time she is 76.
I study at the Philosophical Faculty of
University Komensky in Bratislava and my brother is studying at training
institute. At University with help of the Internet I made contact with
some Hajovsky in USA. I am corresponding with one, his name is Keith and
his grandfather is from Southern Morava.
It was hard work, this curriculum. Pick
something from it by your imagination. I am looking forward to see my
grandmother in American newspaper.
Published in the Slovak Heritage Live
newsletter Volume 7, No. 2, Summer 1999
Copyright © Vladimir Linder 1999
The Slovak Heritage and Cultural Society of British Columbia, 3804 Yale
Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5C 1P6
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