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Hungarian Settlement 

Central Europeans in Livingston Parish

Published: June 1, 2020
Last Updated: June 1, 2023

Hungarian Settlement 

Louisiana Works Progress Administration, State Library of Louisiana 

Citizenship Class in the Hungarian Settlement in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, sometime between 1935 and 1942. 

Hungarian immigrants began arriving in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes in 1896, when Julius Bruskay, Adam Mocsary, and Theodore Zboray—drawn to labor opportunities at the Brackenridge Lumber Mill—settled near present-day Albany. By 1920 more than two hundred Hungarian families, many of whom had shifted from mill work to farming strawberries, called Árpádhon home. Their stories are preserved and celebrated at the Hungarian Settlement Museum in Livingston Parish.