I am also researching the Mrkvickas. Your grandfather, Joseph, was my grandmother's brother. Her name was Barbara (married John Vinopal and lived in Wisconsin). I have been in touch with Dorothy Mrkvicka, George's wife, and Gail Mrkvicka (Alois' daughter). I am interested in learning more about your family. Do you know anything about Rose Mrkvicka Parod's decendents, or Anna Noeth's, or Mary Volin's or Charle's Mrkvicka's? Lots of questions, I know!