Huncovce

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Location of Kežmarok District in the Prešov region

Huncovce (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɦuntsowtse]; Hungarian: Hunfalva, til 1902: Hunfalu, German: Hunsdorf, Hunszdorf, Hundsdorf in der Zips, Hunzdorf, Hunesdorf,[1] Yiddish: אונסדאָרףֿUnsdorf, Hebrew: אונסדורף‎‎, Latin: Villa Canis, Hunisvilla) is a village and municipality in Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of north Slovakia.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 639 metres and covers an area of 13.262 km². It has a population of about 2400 people.

People[edit]

  • David Friesenhausen (1750, Friesenhausen - 1828, Gyulafehérvár/Alba Iulia), a Jewish Bavarian-Hungarian Talmudist, scientist, mathematician, Hebrew-language writer; lived here[2]
  • Solomon Winter (Hungarian: Winter Salamon; 1778, ?, in the Szepes - ), Jewish Hungarian philanthropist; lived and died here

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References[edit]

Genealogical resources[edit]

The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Levoca, Slovakia"

  • Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1675-1899 (parish A)
  • Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1944 (parish B)

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Coordinates: 49°07′N 20°23′E / 49.117°N 20.383°E / 49.117; 20.383