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Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 16:54

I am transcribing a family document of real importance to us. It is a travel log written in 1950 of a visit to the East Coast of America.

Many familiar surnames are recorded throughout. Suddenly one pops up while the writer is in Boston, Mass.

I just cannot work out how to search this census and, in the past, some kind GR soul has been able to do this for me and find the surname I was looking for.

PLEASE is there someone who can help me with this really important search?

Thank you.

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2021 16:58

Can’t help without the name and age

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 17:31

Hello ErikaH! Nice to hear from you.

Well, the surname is HAYEK and I would make a guess that the age/s for the family would range from c.30 to c.60'ish. I don't have any first names to go on which is the frustrating thing.

malyon

malyon Report 28 Apr 2021 17:57

look in https://www.familysearch.org/search its free

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:06

?? Possibility? No first name given.

Hayek
in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999
Name: Hayek
Estimated Age: Abt 20
Birth Year: abt 1923
Yearbook Date: 1943
School: Northeastern University
School Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Yearbook Title: Northeastern University Boston Yearbook, 1943


That's the only Hayek I can see in Boston.

There's a Syrian family called Hayeck, in Worcester, Mass, in 1940, if that's any use!

Similar names in Boston in 1940 are Hask, Hoeck, Heek, Hakes, Hack, Hanck.

Can you give us any forenames?

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 18:08

The family in question would be naturalised Americans from, probably, Vienna.

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 18:09

Does the yearbook entry give a first name or any other details, please?

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:12

The image shows the name Leo Hayek, Ph.D., Instructor in Physics.

I think it's highly unlikely that he's aged 20, especially as there's a photo which shows a much older man.

Maybe there's another Hayek further on in the 388 pages of the yearbook, and maybe Ancestry has linked the wrong page in the image - but maybe it's just a bad transcription.


He's still a member of the Faculty in the 1952 yearbook, and is listed in the City Directories from 1943 to 1952.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:33

Possibly the same man ??? The 1943 photo would look about right for someone born 1887.
He may have moved to Boston between 1940 and 1943.

Leo Hayek
in the 1940 United States Federal Census
.Name: Leo Hayek [Leo Hayels]
Respondent: Yes
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Map of Home in 1940:
Street: Rich Street
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Vienna, Austria
Residence in 1935: Vienna, Austria
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Having First Papers
Sheet Number: 2B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 97
Occupation: Physical Research [ University ]
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 30
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 5th or subsequent year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 15
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 12
Income: 150
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members Age Relationship
Leo Hayek 53 Head
Augusta Hayek 46 Wife

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 18:34

I think that they may have lived in the Brookline district of Boston. The writer says that they had dinner there 'en famille'.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:36

Leo lived in the Brookline area - although no exact address is given.


Dr Leo Hayek
in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Dr Leo Hayek
Residence Year: 1944
Street Address: Brookline
Residence Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Teacher
Publication Title: Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1944

In 1943 it says "residence Cambridge".
1946, 1948, 1951, 1952 - Brookline.



In 1944 there's also an Ella V Hayek, of 1277 Commonwealth Ave, Alls
I'm not sure what district is denoted by "Alls"

I don't see her in other years. Not necessarily any relation.

There's a Paul E Hayek, in Brookline in 1948-52.
He's an accountant with Cohen, Greenstein & Co.
No specific address for him either.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:54

???

Paul E Hayek
in the Massachusetts, U.S., Death Index, 1901-1980
Name: Paul E Hayek
Death Date: 1968
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Index Volume Number: 140/141
Reference Number: F63.M363 v.140/141

Age 80.


Paul E Hayek
in the U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current
Name: Paul E Hayek
Gender: Male
Residence Place: Brookline
Death Date: 22 Mar 1968
Obituary Date: 26 Mar 1968
Obituary Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Spouse: Margirethe
Child: Frederyk Hess

I don't have a sub to US Newspapers.com


Paul Emanuel Hayek
in the Massachusetts, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950
Name: Paul Emanuel Hayek
[Paul Hajek]
Gender: Male
Petition Age: 57
Record Type: Petition
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1888
Birth Place: Czechoslovakia, (Prague)
Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1940
Arrival Place: New York, New York
Petition Date: 8 May 1945
Petition Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Margarethe
Petition Number: 286014



Paul Hajek
in the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
Name: Paul Hajek
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Hebrew
Marital status: Married
Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1888
Birth Place: Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Other Birth Place: Prague
Last Known Residence: Paris, France
Departure Port: St Nazaire, France
Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1940
Arrival Port: New York, New York, USA
Final Destination: Columbus, Ohio
Years in US: Permanently
Citizenship Intention: Yes
Height: 5 Feet, 7 Inches
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Complexion: Medium
Money in Possession: 200
Person in Old Country: Ernest Hochmuth
Person in Old Country Relationship: Friend
Person in Old Country Residence: Paris, France
Person in US: Dr Leo Hajek <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Person in US Relationship: Brother <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Sibling: Leo Hajek
Ship Name: Champlain

Travelling withi wife Margarethe.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 18:59

Paul Emanuel Hayek
in the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Paul Emanuel Hayek
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1888
Birth Place: Prague
Residence Place: Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Military Draft Date: 1942
Relationship to Draftee: Head

Name and address of person who will always know your address:
Dr Augusta Hayek, NE Hospital for Women, Boston.

Paul's address in April 1942: 90 Western Ave, Cambridge, Middlesex. Mass.
Then from 7/7/42, it was 1 Frost Terrace.

Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 20:20

Gosh, I need to take all this in.

'Leon' is mentioned all through the written account so I need to take another long, hard look and see if 1+1 may = 2.

I'll be back later , and thank you all so much.

:-D

Nicola'S

Nicola'S Report 28 Apr 2021 21:44

I'm trying to pull all this information together and connect it with what I already know but it doesn't all quite slot into place - yet.

The Leo above must be the right family because everything fits with his pob, Brookline [very specific], etc. and there is mention of Harvard which would fit with the University entry on the census. But 'my' Leopold in our tree is a generation too old.

Are there any other clues, please?

Always a big thank you.
:-)

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 22:07

Could "your" Leopold be the father of Leo and Paul?
Where did he live, and when?

You asked for the 1940 census, and said "I would make a guess that the age/s for the family would range from c.30 to c.60'ish".

Leo was 53 in 1940.
Paul was 52.
Paul's "person in the old country" was not his father, which would suggest that either his father was already in the USA, or was deceased.

Paul's naturalisation application document names his wife Margarethe, who was born in Vienna.
They were married in Vienna on 25 May 1914.
Although born in Czechoslovakia, his nationality in 1942 was Austrian.
Last place of residence before immigrating was Paris, France.
Paul and Margarethe had one child, a daughter Hertha, born 26 Jan 1917 in Vienna, and living in Italy in 1942.


Naturalisation was granted in 1945, at which time his address was 25 Naples Road, Brookline.

Paul Emanuel Hayek
in the U.S., Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Paul Emanuel Hayek
Age: 57
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1888
Issue Date: 10 Jul 1945
State: Massachusetts
Locality, Court: District of Masssachusetts, District Court

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 22:31

Paul's obituary posted earlier mentions a son Frederyk Hess.
Don't know why his name wouldn't be Hayek - and he must have been born after 1942, as he's not mentioned on Paul's naturalisation application.

Perhaps the transcription is wrong, and he was a son-in-law ?? But then the daughter Hertha must have moved to the USA - or they had another daughter after 1942.

The only Frederyk Hess I can find so far of a resaonable age to be a son-in-law was born in 1907:

Frederyk Hess
in the U.S., Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Frederyk Hess
Age: 45
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1907
Issue Date: 17 Nov 1952
State: Massachusetts
Locality, Court: District of Masssachusetts, District Court

Address: 12 Gorham Avenue, Brookline.




In 1962 there was a Herta M Hess living at 41 Naples Road, Brookline.


Herta Hess
in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Herta Hess [Herta M Hess] [Herta Hayek]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1917
Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
Death Date: 17 Dec 2004
Father: Paul E Hayek
Mother: Margarethe Breitenfeld
SSN: 015248081
Notes: May 1947: Name listed as HERTA HESS; 29 Dec 2004: Name listed as HERTA M HESS


Herta Hess Hayek
in the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
Name: Herta Hess Hayek
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Austrian
Marital status: Married
Age: 30
Birth Date: abt 1917
Birth Place: Austria
Other Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
Last Known Residence: Naples, Italy
Place of Origin: Austria
Departure Port: Naples, Italy
Arrival Date: 11 Mar 1947
Arrival Port: New York, New York, USA
Final Destination: Brookline, Massachusetts
Years in US: Permanently
Citizenship Intention: Yes
Height: 5 Feet, 5 Inches
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Complexion: Dark
Person in US: Emanuel Hayek
Person in US Relationship: Father-In-Law
Ship Name: Saturnia

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 22:32

Margarethe Hajek
in the New York, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1943
Name: Margarethe Hajek
Gender: Female
Declaration Age: 48
Record Type: Declaration
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1891
Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1940
Arrival Place: New York, New York, USA
Declaration Date: 19 Jun 1940
Declaration Place: New York
Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Spouse: Paul
Declaration Number: 465317
Box Number: 336


Margarethe Hayek
in the U.S., Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Margarethe Hayek
Age: 54
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1891
Issue Date: 10 Jul 1945
State: Massachusetts
Locality, Court: District of Masssachusetts, District Court

Address: 85 Naples Road, Brookline.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2021 22:54

Leo Hajek
in the Massachusetts, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950
Name: Leo Hajek
[Leo Hayek]
Gender: Male
Declaration Age: 52
Record Type: Declaration
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1887
Birth Place: Prague, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Arrival Date: 23 Jun 1939
Arrival Place: Le Havre, France
Declaration Date: 2 Jan 1940
Declaration Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Spouse: Auguste
Declaration Number: 5613
Has Photo: Y


Married wife Auguste (who was born in Vienna) in Vienna 18 May 1919.
They had one child, Susanne, born 26 Sept 1923 in Vienna. In 1940 she was living at Shaar Hamakim, near Haifa, Israel.

Leo and Auguste had immigrated on 23 June 1930 on SS "Manhattan".




Leo Hayek
in the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Leo Hayek
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1887
Birth Place: Prague, Bohemia
Residence Place: Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Military Draft Date: 1942
Relationship to Draftee: Head

Addresses the same as on Paul's army record, and Dr Auguste Hayek also his "person who will always know your address".




Leo Hayek
in the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
Name: Leo Hayek
Departure Port: London, England
Arrival Date: 12 Jul 1952
Arrival Port: New York, New York, USA
Airline: Trans World Airlines
Flight Number: 963-11

Travelling with Augusta Hayek.



Can't find anything to say who Paul and Leo's parents were.

alviegal

alviegal Report 29 Apr 2021 20:53

United States Naturalization Petitions
Massachussetts, United States

First name(s) Leo Wolfe
Last name Hayek
Birth year 1887
Birth date 08 Jan 1887
Birth country Austria
Birth place as transcribed Prague, Bohemia, Austria
Event year -
Event type Petition for naturalization
Event state Massachussetts
Event place as transcribed Brookline, OH
Spouse's first name(s) Auguste
Spouse's last name Hayek
Spouse's birth year 1893
Relation name Auguste
Relationship to applicant Wife
Relation's birth date 04 Nov 1893
Relation 2 name Susanne Hayek
Relationship to applicant (2) Child
Relation 2 birth date 26 Sep 1923
Description Naturalization records (Boston, Massachusetts) NARA, RG 21
Publication title Naturalization Records
Publication year 2006
Volume reference 1
Petition 280742

There are photos of both him and his wife.



United States Naturalization Petitions
Massachussetts, United States

First name(s) Augusta
Last name Hayek
Birth year 1893
Birth date 04 Nov 1893
Birth country Austria
Birth place as transcribed Vienna, Austria
Event year -
Event type Petition for naturalization
Event state Massachussetts
Event place as transcribed Brookline, MA
Spouse's first name(s) Leo
Spouse's last name Hayek
Spouse's birth year 1887
Relation name Leo
Relationship to applicant Husband
Relation's birth date 08 Jan 1887
Relation 2 name Susanne Hayek
Relationship to applicant (2) Child
Relation 2 birth date 20 Sep 1923
Description Naturalization records (Boston, Massachusetts) NARA, RG 21
Publication title Naturalization Records
Publication year 2006
Volume reference 1
Petition 280741


United States Naturalization Petitions
Massachussetts, United States

First name(s) Auguste
Last name Hayek
Birth year 1893
Birth date 04 Nov 1893
Birth country Russia
Birth place as transcribed Vienna, Russia
Event year 1940
Event type Declaration of intention
Event state Massachussetts
Event place as transcribed Columbus, Franklin
Spouse's first name(s) Leo
Spouse's last name Hayek
Spouse's birth year 1887
Relation name Leo
Relationship to applicant Husband
Relation's birth date 08 Jan 1887
Relation 2 name Susanne Hayek
Relationship to applicant (2) Child
Relation 2 birth date 26 Sep 1923
Description Naturalization records (Boston, Massachusetts) NARA, RG 21
Publication title Naturalization Records
Publication year 2006
Volume reference 1
Declaration 5614
Certificate 9 22781