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Old 01-06-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I was looking for more information on an ancestor of mine who would be my 3rd GGfather on my mother's side. I located information from a Wisconsin Vital Records Index. The information matched up with what I had, so it was obviously his. The curious thing is that it listed his birthplace as "Ungern". I have no idea what that means, so I googled it and it seems to imply Hungary. Not being able to see the original copy, I have no idea if this was a misspelling, or perhaps an older translation?

Anyone know about this word or where I can find more information about Hungarian immigrants? I had heard that he may have come from Hungary (even though his last name is Klement, which would be German). Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Followup: After looking into it, Ungern or "Ungarn" is a German word referring to Hungary, which would make sense. Guess I answered my own question. If anyone has resources on looking up immigration from Hungary though, I would appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:48 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Lots of German speaking areas have been in what is now Hungary and Czech Republic, too.
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