Lewis Omahen, Frank Omahen, brothers of my gradnfather Pavel Omahen My grandfather Pavel (Paul) Omahen arrived to USA Ellis Island on November 28, 1912, by ship Niagara. Name and Ethnicity (Omohen, Slovak) were transcribed wrongly from the original manifest to the Ellis Island database since there is clearly written Omahen and Sloven (abridgment of word Slovenian). Under column 10-last permanent residence is written Austria, Krain (Paul declared region, not city, since Krain means Carniola). More important is column 11- the name and address of the nearest relative, where Paul declared: Father, Franc Omahen, at Osredek, Krain, Austria. Because of this exact address, name, and age there is no doubt that this person is my grandfather Pavel Omahen. Moreover, under column 18-the name and address of relative to join, Paul declared: Brother; Louis Omahen, at Forest City, Pa, Boy 54. Since Alois Omahen, born on. 16. December 1876 on Osredek, Austria, now Slovenia (Alois, Slovenian inscription would be Alojz, American translation of that name is Louis or Lewis) after his arrival to Ellis Island in 1899 declared his final destination Forest City, Pa, there is also no doubt that my grandfather Pavel Omahen and Louis (Lewis) Omahen were brothers. My grandfather Pavel Omahen returned back to Slovenia, probably in 1913, after the death of his brother who never immigrated to USA (mother Katarina Omahen called him back to took over the small farm). He married my grandmother Ana Skubic Omahen, probably immediately after his return to Slovenia. Namely, my father Pavel Omahen is born in 1914 and my grandfather died soon after that, during 1st World War in 1915. Dear Mr. Orasin, I am deeply touched with your photo of Lewis (Louis) Omahen tombstone. Interesting, there is wrong year of his birth, 1877 instead 1876 written (you printed in his “Findagrave” page exactly correct date of his birth, this date is written in Slovenian Catholic Church birth book). Since my grandfather Pavel Omahen died during WW1 I will probably never find his grave due to the unbelievable front butchery during WW1. Now I can see the tombstone of his oldest brother Alois (Louis, Lewis). Thank you very much. Do you know something of another brother of my grandfather Pavel and Lewis Omahen, Frank Omahen? Frank Omahen was born on 7. April 1982 at Osredek, Slovenia and immigrated to USA in 1906 to join his brother Alois (Louis, Lewis) Omahen in Forest City, Pa, as he declared in Ship Manifest.
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I made my initial entry based on his enlistment records which were inaccurate and I did catch the M vs. W on subsequent records. I have revised the memorial page accordingly.
Moser photo I want to say thank you for posting the photo of the grave marker for PFC Frank M Moser. I continue to track down and document the burial sites for the WWII causalities in our regiment and this was an important inclusion!
Re: George Monasky # 91521325 Thanks for your information, Frank. I've added it and looked up the obituary and added it. I haven't been very active lately with the site, but am getting back into it. Thanks for your help.
Did you know George and Barbara? She was my sister. I don't have a picture of George in his uniform, but i'll look for one when I have time.
Joseph Shaughnessy Thanks for the birthdate for Joseph Shaughnessy. I added it to the memorial. To the best of my knowledge, Joseph's middle initial is F. It was shown as F. on Headstone Applications for Military Headstones and through family information, but it is still a best guess on my part. Joseph is my 1st cousin 2x removed. If you find any additional information please let me know.
I believe that Joseph Ostanek was my 2great uncle, his sister, Josephine, was my great grandmother.
I was wondering if you could shed any light on the marriage between Matilda and Ignatz? I am curious why she is buried with her first husband. I did see on the Ellis Island site that Ignatz travelled with Anton Ostanek, who was probably Joseph's father.
Also, do you have any idea where Ignatz is buried?