In a box of old family papers I just inherited, I found this little slip of paper:
The Sara mentioned is the mother of my great-grandmother Amalia Fabrici Kranz.
April 4, 1876: Amalia Frabrici is born to Samuel Frabrici and Sarah Klein. The Frabrici name has a few variant spellings including Frabrici, Fabrizi, Frabticzi and Frabritzi. Amalia spoke German as her everyday language and never learned English. Her Death Certificate in 1932 says place of birth as Austria. The 1900, 1910 and 1920 census’ all list her birthplace as Germany but the 1930 census lists it as Austria.
The above note suggests that Amalia’s mother Sara was from a town called Velki Folkmao, Spiska-Zupa, Czechoslovakia. Veľký Folkmar is in present day Slovakia but at the time that Amalia was born it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This could be why she listed her place of birth as Austria.
The website http://www.cisarik.com / Genealogy Slovakia lists the top 100 surnames for Veľký Folkmar. Listed among the top 100 are: Fabric, Fabriczi, Fabriciova, Fabrircziova and Klein.
Veľký Folkmar is a village in Slovakia Gelnica district. The village lies on the northeast Slovak Ore Mountains, in the Volovské hills in the valley which flows the Kojšovská stream. Located at an altitude of 370 m above sea level.
I’m throwing this information out there to see if anyone knows of any family connections in this town. I spent a few hours googling and working ancestry.com and pilot.familysearch.org but no luck.