Dear List Members,
I would like to draw your attention to an interesting church book entry.
I came across this list in the Roman Catholic baptismal register of Sackelhausen (in Hungarian Szakálháza, today Săcălaz, Timiș County, Romania) No. 17. Here in 1911 the parish priest of that time (Dr. Adam HOLLÓ) listed children born in the USA between 1908-1911 whose parents emigrated from Sackelhausen to the USA.
I have gone through hundreds of Banat church books as a genealogist and family researcher, but till now I have never come across this type of entry. Marriages performed abroad are often recorded in the old Banat baptismal registers, I've seen a lot of that, but never like this.
I am attaching a photo of the original page and I have also made a chart with the listing information to make it easier for you to read the old Hungarian language entries. In the original list, the first names are in Hungarian (since Sackelhausen was part of the Kingdom of Hungary at the time and the official language was Hungarian), but I've included the English equivalents for you in the chart. At the top of the page is the caption "Amerikában születtek" (Born in America).
In those days, it was not unusual for the baptism priest to officially inform the parish of the parents' place of birth about the baptism, if the parents requested it. Even if the distance was so great.
Perhaps some of you will recognise one or other of these names. But if you don't recognize them, I think it's still interesting.
Enjoy and best regards,