My name is John Joseph Hvizda. My Dad was John G. Hvizda, and he was 1 of 13 children, who lived and grew up around Mt. Carmel, PA. His father was also named John Hvizda, and he apparently immigrated from Czechoslovokia in the late 1890's or early 1900's....and died at an early age sometime in the late 1920's or early 1930's. It has been my impression that he came from around Bratislava. Hoewever, there is a Hotel Hvizda located in what appears to be the more mountainous region of the Czech Republic. My Dad had been a coal miner in the 40's and 50's. He died in 1987.