After attending the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International conference last month, and a visit from my mother-in-law last week, I have been thinking about Mike’s Slovak ancestors, specifically his grandparents. This is one of my favorite pictures of them.
Michael Petrun and Mary Simko were married in Malé Zalužice, Slovakia in 1934. I believe this picture was taken in 1935, and that Mary was most likely pregnant with their daughter Ludmila. Michael, Mary and Ludmila immigrated to the United States in 1936.