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Larry Parker (#47328870)
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Judy Love
Leokadia Tomczak
I believe that the documents you posted here for Leokadia Tomczak may not be for "our" Leokadia Tomczak, who was the wife of Jacob Tomczak of Erie, Erie Co., PA. Notice that in these documents (filed in Illinois) Leokadia's husband is listed as FRANK Tomczak. Also notice that these documents give their marriage as 5 Sep 1925 in Chicago. I see no evidence that "our" Leokadia Tomczak was ever in Illinois, but I have a 1920 U.S. census record for Jacob and Leokadia Tomczak in Erie, PA, already married and with children. Find-a-Grave gives burial records for at least 3 children born to Jacob and Leokadia before 1925---Edward T. in 1916, Bernard in 1919 & Steve Edward in 1921. You assumed that the maiden name and birth date for Leokadia given in the Find-a-Grave record here were incorrect because they didn't match the info you had on the documents you've posted. Perhaps the discrepancy is not that her maiden name & birth year were incorrectly posted on Find-a-Grave. The discrepancy seems to me to be that the records you've posted are not for "our" Leokadia Tomczak.
Added by Judy Love on Oct 28, 2014 8:24 AM
RE: Francis Ratican
Hi Larry,

Let me pick my jaw up off of the floor! WOW!! I have never seen any of those documents nor that photo!! Francis Michael Ratican was my great grandfather. In the documents I noticed several discrepancies from other documents I have - like the marriage and arrival dates. I will need to research!

I cannot thank you enough for this treasure trove! This branch of my family tree has been quite elusive. Recently I learned that Francis was 'wanted' by the IRS due to taxes so he left the US. We still don't know why he changed his name, and sadly he never told his children. From what I gathered, Francis was quite secretive and did not share a lot of info nor really knew a lot about his wife Margaret.

Thank you again!!
Added by Michelle on Oct 27, 2014 2:08 PM
Carmela Celentano
How did you find this picture and info
Added by Moochie on Oct 27, 2014 1:54 PM
Antanas Kuturis
Thanks for the update on this memorial. I also added a photo of the gravestone.
Added by casey on Oct 27, 2014 1:41 PM
Joan Doyle
Obren Vuca Birthplace Edit
Hi Larry,
Thanks for your suggestion regarding the birthplace of my Grandfather Obren Vuca. I had not found the documents that you linked to his picture and I am very grateful. I am sure that you are aware of the many times the boundaries for the Balkan countries have been altered by wars and conflicts. Obren was born in the Village of Nadanici, in the Municipality of Gacko. Over the past 100 yrs, five different countries included Gacko in its borders.

Obren's original Certificate of Naturalization states that his 'former Nationality' was Yugoslavian. On the documents you found, he gives his place of birth as Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, Yugoslavia does not exist in our drop down menu. A copy of his Birth Certificate that was issued in 1952 bears a seal from the municipality of Gacko in the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina so I will go with that, however I will remove the Republic of Srpska since it was only formed in 1991.

Again, thank you for finding the naturalization application documents.
Joan Doyle
Added by Joan Doyle on Oct 21, 2014 9:21 PM
Mary Tillery Walker
RE: Arthur Felix Rasmus
Larry, thank you so very much for all you have done and all the information you have found. You have done such a great job!

Thanks again,
Mary Tillery Walker ....
Added by Mary Tillery Walker on Oct 21, 2014 2:48 PM
Linda Dearing
RE: Grant Suttie
Thank you very much. You are very kind.

Added by Linda Dearing on Oct 20, 2014 12:12 PM
sharon feldman
RE: Rosalia Vavrin
Larry - Yes, I found those records also ... but you managed to "fix" her photo much better than I did! Thank you so much ... Sharon
Added by sharon feldman on Oct 18, 2014 8:11 AM
Richard Swanson
Oswald Swanson

Thank you so much for the information on my grandfather.
Looks like things I haven't seen before.

Sincerely, Richard Swanson : )
Added by Richard Swanson on Oct 17, 2014 5:33 PM
RE: George Dammer
You are correct, I am related to George Dammer, he is my maternal grandfather.
Thank you very much for adding the photo of George Dammer & his naturalization records. I had a copy of a small naturalization card that I downloaded from, but not the big naturalization document, the Certificate of Arrival and this photo.
Thanks again!
Ed Stroh
Added by myfam2014 on Oct 17, 2014 8:58 AM
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