Surnames: GORSHA, GORŠE, RUSS, KNAUS, DOLINAR, ZADNIK, INDIHAR, ZALLER, STRUKEL
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Frank Gorsha (Gorše) was born in Dolenja Vas, Slovenia [three miles south of Ribnica] on 9/11/1886. He embarked on the S.S.Vaderland from Antwerp, Belgium on October 6, 1904 and arrived in New York, New York on October 17, 1904. He passed through Cleveland, OH and settled in Minnesota, first in Mountain Iron, then the Genoa location, then more permanently in Gilbert, MN at 109 Louisiana Ave. In 1907 he married Josephine [Sophie, Zepha] Russ [Rus], born about 9/5/1889 at Sentvid near Novo Mesto, Slovenia, [maybe Sentvid pri Sticni], shortly after she immigrated to help her Uncle Ignais Russ [Rus] who took in boarders. They had 8 sons (Frank, John, Joe, Stan, Tony, Louis, Henry and Raymond), and one daughter (maybe named Stella) who died at an early age. In about 1922 the family moved to the Cleveland, Ohio area, specifically to 15901 Raymond St. in Maple Heights, Ohio, where he helped to found the Maple Hts. Slovenian Home. In 1931 the family moved back to a farm near Gilbert, MN. Frank died on 11/18/1965 and Josephine died in March of 1977 in California.
I am now most interested to learn more about Frank and Josephine's families in Slovenia and Josephine's immigration, ship's
The 1920 census shows that Frank's mother, Mary [Marija, Marica] Gorsha, age 70, immigrated in 1910 to be near her sons in
The same 1920 census also shows a John Gorsha, age 62, living with the family of his son-in-law, Anton Strukel at 111 New York Ave in Gilbert, MN. I am wondering if he was related to Mary and Frank Gorsha, possibly an uncle of Frank, brother to Mary's deceased second husband. If so he may have died just a couple years later in about 1922. His estate might have been handled by a Frank Indihar, but not settled until about 1932. If related, I am interested in all similar vital statistics for him, too. An Indihar family is related through marriage to the Knaus family, and the Zaller family is related through marriage to the Russ family.
I am also interested in three other John Gorsha's, one listed on the 1876 Missouri Atlas for Caldwell County, one who worked
GORSHA, GORŠE, RUSS, KNAUS, DOLINAR, ZADNIK, INDIHAR, ZALLER, STRUKEL
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