This is the page where I put all
the Ziocks that I can't seem to place
with any specific family.
WILLIAM H. ZIOCK - Gender: Male - Place of Birth: Pennsylvania - Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846 - Age: 4 - Month of Death: Aug - Cause of Death: Dysentary - Place of Death: (City, County, State) Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania Census Year: 1850
JOHN ZIOCK - John Ziock's Home in 1920: Aliquippa, Beaver, Pennsylvania Age: 38 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882 Birthplace: Zemply Maygar Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Mary Father's Birth Place: Zemply Maygar Mother's Birth Place: Zemply Maygar Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Year of Immigration: 1900 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes. Name-Age of children: John 38, Mary 36, Mary 18, Anna 12, John 8, Margaret5, Helen 3. All of the children were born in Pennsylvania.
This Ziock really peaked my interest as I had never heard of their birthplace of Zemply Maygar & I could not find anything about it on the interenet. So I contacted John Dziak who is an expert on the European areas of the various diversions of the name & just as I thought he knew exactly where it was. Here is a copy of our correspondence:Hi John, We corresponded once before some years ago about our surnames. I recently came across some information which may interest you. It gives John Ziock's birthplace as Zemply Maygar. I have never heard of this place & am unable to find anything about it on the internet. If you will also look at the attached census record it gives John Ziock's mother tongue as Slavik. You are much more familiar with the European areas than I am. Would you have any opinions on any of this information or suggestions about how I might research it further? Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.
EstherFrom: J. Dziak
To: Esther M Ziock Carroll
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: Dziak, Ziock, Ziok, Zeock
Nice to hear from you...
Zemply, Zemplen (Zemplin) can be considered as like a county to us in U.S., a State to Hungary or Slovakia. There is still a Zemplen "county" in Slovakia.
Magyar - means Hungary. Hungary was the country he emmigrated from, it was also called Austia-Hungary until 1918 when it became CzechoSlovakia it is currently Slovakia.
Zemplen is where most of the Dziak, Ziock, Ziok, Zeock-s came from who lived below (south of) the Carpathian mountains. Those living to the north lived in the Austian province of Galicia which is now S.E. Poland.
Slavik is a term that was used to identify Slavs (ethnicity) - Western ( Polish, Slovak,etc) and Eastern (Rusyn, Ukrainian and Russian). This separated them from German, Austian, etc., etc.
It gets even more complicated if they had identified themselves by their religion, which sometimes happened.
Hope this helps!
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