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Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« on: Thursday 04 April 19 10:58 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I am looking for Oscar Zenker, he was born in 1889 in Katharinaberg, now in Czech, but then in Bohemia.
He emigrated to England in 1910 with his 2 step brothers (with the surname Kopke).

Do you know how I can trace his ancestors?

I have had a look at the Czech websites and so far, no luck  (I am a beginner and don't speak the language!)

Thanks in advance

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oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:10 BST (UK) »
Anton Zenker born 1875 KATHARINENBERG, Kreis Brux , Czech died 1948  note the spelling as you have it slightly different .
tree owner is a Deiter Phol of Germany
no contact details

not that far away years wise to your Oscar 1875 - 1889 ( possible sibling or cousin )

did your Oscar emigrate to the USA ?
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:24 BST (UK) »
Did you find that on the website you put? I was just about to look for an Anton as one of his sons was called Anton Zenker

Oscar (the first one) emigrated to England, in 1911 he was living in Marylebone, then in 1939 he was living Wanstead and Woodford, Essex


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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:25 BST (UK) »
Oscar Zenker died in 1956 in East Sussex, England


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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:27 BST (UK) »
did he marry a Miss Heliar in Hackney as Oskar A Zenker ?? ( freebmd )

Name    Oskar Zenker
Event Type    Marriage
Event Place    Hackney, London, England
Registration District    Hackney
County    London
Registration Quarter    Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year    1912
Volume    1B
Page    634
Affiliate Line Number    114
Spouse Name (available after 1911)    Helliar
Possible Spouse    Alice M Helliar
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:31 BST (UK) »
yes
1912 Hackney
3 sons in 1939 register - Oscar, Leslie, Sidney

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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:38 BST (UK) »
yes
1912 Hackney
3 sons in 1939 register - Oscar, Leslie, Sidney
  I note Oscar Jnr is also Oscar A ....what does the A stand for ?  registered as Oskar A
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Tracing Bohemian/ Czech ancestors
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 April 19 12:40 BST (UK) »
sorry, that's Oscar Anton.