I am looking for any information on the KUS and RUDA families. My
great-grandfather, Charles Kus, came to America (Baltimore?) as an adult
probably in the mid to late 1880's. A sister, Frances, was left behind
in Bohemia. Legend has it that they lived near Prague. I have a picture
of Frances Kus taken in a studio in Prague. Charles' parents were Frank
and Mary Kus. Charles married Marie RUDA here, either in Baltimore or
Chicago. I know nothing about Marie's family. Charles and Marie had one
daughter in Baltimore, but my grandmother was born outside of Richmond,
Virginia, in a Bohemian neighborhood called Highland Springs in 1896.
I would appreciate any clues on this line.