Mykura (Mikura) family in Falkenau

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Mykura (Mikura) family in Falkenau

Postby Mykura » 20-Oct-04 10:20

My Father left Falkenau in 1939 and settled in England. I have looked for 10 years to find someone in Czech Republic with name Mikura or Mykura and have found nobody.Does anyone know anyone connected to this family? Thank you.
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Postby Sova » 20-Oct-04 18:45

The city of Falkenau is apparently now called Sokolov, in the Karlovarsky region. I was not able to find any Mykura/Mikura surnames in the phone directory for this region (or in the rest of the Czech Republic for that matter); however, many households in the C.R. still do not have telephones. Also, the surname does not sound Czech at all, although I'm at a loss to figure out what ethnic origin it might be. A quick search of the internet did lead me to an obituary of a Walter Mykura, who emigrated from northern Bohemia in 1938, but no further details were given. Other than that and a family of runners in Scotland, I can not find much of anything on these names. If by chance your father is Jewish (there apparently was a Jewish community in Falkenau/Sokolov before WWII), you might have more luck looking on Jewish family history sites. Good luck!
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Postby Mykura » 20-Oct-04 21:06

Thanks for that helpful info. Walter was my uncle and the runners are my cousins. My grandfather Franz Mikura/Mykura was from Falkenau. His wife was from accross the border in Germany. He was a physical education instructor for the trade union ATUS. The only person that I have ever found with this name who is not a direct descendant of Franz was a female writer of childrens books with a double barreled name Ferrera(?)-Mikura. My father alway told me that this name was extremely rare in czechoslovakia before the war. Regards Nigel Mykura
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Postby Halef » 21-Oct-04 0:16

No Mikura or Mykura in the whole country (according to Interior ministry registers). But there are about 1400 "Mikula"s, maybe a typo?
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Postby Mykura » 21-Oct-04 12:10

I have recently found out that the female writer Vera Ferra-Mikura who is well known in Germany, died a few years ago. In 1948 she had married Ludwig Mikura (1919 -1991) who was a dancer with the Viennese State Opera. I have been able to find out nothing about this man and his ancestors. I have no idea whether there is any connection between Ludwig Mikura and the Mikuras of Falkenau.. Vienna is about 250km from Falkenau. I also believe there was a group of immigrants who went from Falkenau to the USA (Cincinatti?) in about 1860 who included someone with the name Mikura.
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