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Grandfather's village? (Katowice?)

polam 5 | 11  
26 Jan 2009 /  #1
I was doing some genealogical research and came across a ship's manifest which included my grandfather. It listed his hometown as "Hutowce." Now, I have looked on all kinds of maps (including Polish maps), atlases, and the internet, but I cannot find a town or village by that name. The spelling looks suspicious to me. It may not be correct. It has been suggested that maybe it should be "Katowice," but I always thought my ancestors were in eastern Poland (or, rather, what is today Ukraine). Has anyone heard of this town or village? Any ideas what it could be?

Thanks in advance!!
gjene 14 | 204  
29 Jan 2009 /  #2
You will find the town (city) of Katowice is west of Krakow in SW Poland. Good Luck. In your search.
Magda7 1 | 12  
8 Feb 2009 /  #3
There is no such a village in Poland. Hutowce does not exist. If you want to now something about your family from Poland, maybe I can help u. I live 60 km from Katowice (very close to Czech Republic). Maybe you know something else about your grandparents? what was their surname? do you have any family living here in Poland? did your grandparents have any siblings?? ask your parents.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Feb 2009 /  #4
There is a village north of Krakow, and Nowa Huta called Kantorowice. Maybe thats the one.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
8 Feb 2009 /  #5
maybe the spellling was altered and the "H" should be a "ch" This might not solve the riddle but it may lead to a path.
Magda7 1 | 12  
8 Feb 2009 /  #6
I dont think so. the name is from the word "huta" and it is spelled with "h", not "ch". but there is a village "chutkowice".
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
8 Feb 2009 /  #7
yah see? that's what i was thinking of, yah see? is this town you speak of in the east (or it may not even be in Poland at this stage)?
Magda7 1 | 12  
8 Feb 2009 /  #8
the village chutkowice is in the east. check on google
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
8 Feb 2009 /  #9
i'll take your word for it but you may have found this guy's mystery village- Congrats!
Magda7 1 | 12  
8 Feb 2009 /  #10
Im not that sure, maybe his grandfather was born in hutowce, and maybe in that times the land belonged to Ukraine.

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