Facts and Events
After immigrating from the Slovakian region of Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Yurina's ran a boarding house in Nyack, New York. Other Slovaks boarded there. The Yurina's returned to Czechoslovakia some time between 1910 and 1920. Daughter Anna was the only one to stay in the United States.
-Kim and Susan Vajda
"One of the four brothers was a European Cavalry soldier who dressed in a brilliant uniform. His duty was a guard at a castle. My mother mentioned he would catch fish in the moat around the castle and bring the fish home. This was a big treat for the family since fish was scarce where they lived and the country was land-locked.
"Another brother owned a grape farm and small winery.
"The two brothers who came to the US worked for the New York Central Railroad System and ended up with good jobs."
- William E. Vajda