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Re: Brajdich, son of Joseph Brajdich and Catherine Stazluhar

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 11:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
You were very helpful earlier this year in a Gorsche/Thomas discussion and why they may have had Ukrainian/Ruthenian listed on the 1920 US census.

Long story short, after a long search I found John Gorsche's home village. Here's the note I got from the priest in Dragatus, Slovenia (as you know, south of Crnomelj, near the Croatian border):
Janez Gorše je rojen 2.09.1843 v vasi Zapudje št.9 župnija Dragatuš. Oče je Janez Gorše, roj, 04.06.1797, mati je Ana Brajdič, roj. 13.12.1807. V Ameriko pa je odšel tudi njegov brat Peter, roj. 23.09.1846
The parents match up with with the names listed on their marriage license (although his mother's name was transcribed as 'Brudick' on the marriage license)
I think the proximity of Zapudje, Dragatus to Gottsche, probably explains the Germanization of the longtime Slovenian name Gorse to Gorsche.
I'm still trying to locate the home village of Barbara Thomas (Tomec) but I suspect it is from the same region.
2 questions:
1) I saw on your post here with comments something along the line that Brajdic's may have come from Croatia by way of Pec, Hungary as a result of the Ottoman's invasions. Could you explain that a little more?
2) I understand there may have been at least 2 villages in Croatia that were settled by Carpatho-Rusyns. Do you think the Bradjec surname may have been present in one of those Carpatho-Rusyn villages?

Thanks in advance for your insight and comments.
Bob M
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