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PERHAJ-Location of "Medvidea, Austria" and "Bosica"

PERHAJ-Location of "Medvidea, Austria" and "Bosica"

Posted: 989478390000
Edited: 1045714245000
Researching Anton and Johanna PERHAJ, arrived NY Ellis Island 1902 from Bosica(no country listed), and 1910 from Medvidea, Austria. Immigrated to Leadville, CO then Ely, MN.Can anyone advise guidance on where to find location in 1910 of Medvidea and Bosica? Believe they were in Slovenia. Please E-mail with any info--your help is sincerely appreciated!!

PERHAJ-Location of "Medvidea, Austria" and "Bosica"

Robert Jerin (View posts)
Posted: 989527352000
I can only believe the placenames are mis-spelled. Perhaps it is a Medvedica listed in a name of Slovene places and Austrian alternates. Medvedica translates little bear. Closest to Bosica that I found is Busnica. I have seen enough discrepancies in the Ellis Island transcriptions to say this!

Check this web page for accounts of Slovenes in Leadville, Co. and Ely, MN.

There are more listings in the on line Slovene phone books for PERHAJ, sounds like parrrhigh.

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Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland, Ohio

Location info from Robert

Posted: 989862271000
Edited: 1045714245000
Robert, thanks VERY much for the info you sent. SOme of the links you provided I have been to, but MANY I have not. I appreciate you taking the time to send I am sure it will be invaluable. Regards, Denise

Re: Location info from Robert

Posted: 1268484477000
Classification: Query

I noticed that you mentioned Leadville above . . .

Does anyone of you have old photos from Leadville?

I have some unidentified photos from Leadville during the same period as you are discussing.

Would you be kind to check if you can find any match between your photos and my photos or you might have information about some of the persons on my photos? My unidentified photos are published at the Internet page

I'll be grateful for every single clue that will help my research; my contact information will be found at the Internet page

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