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Gornik - More information

Posted: 2 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 12:13PM GMT
Surnames: Gornik, Vesel, Levstik, Lustig, Novak, Brodnik
Updated information on Gornik research: discovered that my grandfather's (John Gornik, b. May 16, 1872 in the village of Jelovec, near Globelje, Slovenia; d. May 14, 1946, Lorain, Ohio; m. Johanna Novak August 15, 1905 at St. Vitus Church, Cleveland, Ohio) parents names might be: father - Blaz Gornik (with the accent over the 'z'); mother - Neza Gornik, roj. Vesel, b. abt. 1839.

Believe there was a boy-cousin named Thomas Vesel. Another researcher has a grandmother named Frances Vesel Levstik of Kankakee, IL, who had a brother named Thomas Vesel. Could be the same person...

Believe there was a brother named Kveril, and a brother named Ceril (two different handwritings).

Believe John Gornik's first cousin was Valentin Gornik, also of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1865 in Globelje). Valentin married Marjeta Levstik (1865-1955). Children include Rose Gornik Brezec (1894 - ????); Rudolf (1895 - 1972); Frank (1896 - ????); Anton (1904 - 1948); Mary Gornik Kocjancic; Angela (1899 - 1899). Cannot connect him and his family to my tree until I know how his parents are related to my grandfather.

ANY information about any of these families would be greatly appreciated. Will share everything I have. Lots of photos, undated and unidentified. Thanks.

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 14 Jan 2002 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jun 2002 4:04AM GMT
my great-grandmother was Gertrude Gornik marr Gasper Mihelic in Europe. Came to Minn., had family then returned. Her dau Caroline marr Joe Samsa and came to Cleveland. They claim a relationship to Cleveland Gorniks and Mihelic/Mihelichs. 3 of Caroline's brothers were in Clev in the 20's. How were they related to Valentine?

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 14 Jan 2002 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jun 2002 4:04AM GMT
my great-grandmother was Gertrude Gornik marr Gasper Mihelic in Europe. Came to Minn., had family then returned. Her dau Caroline marr Joe Samsa and came to Cleveland. They claim a relationship to Cleveland Gorniks and Mihelic/Mihelichs. 3 of Caroline's brothers were in Clev in the 20's. How were they related to Valentine?

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 25 Jan 2004 3:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jan 2004 6:16AM GMT
Surnames: Gornik
My name is Jamie Gornik, My Fathers name is John Gornik,His father was John Jr and his father was John Sr his father was Gregor Gornik. My father John Gornik Migrated from Guenstei Austria to Alton Illinois, I am having problems connecting my linage if you have any suggestions please let me know. Thanks Jamie

Re: Gornik - More information

Gerri (View posts)
Posted: 1 Feb 2004 7:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jamie, I would LOVE to help you. I am greatly interested in the northern Illinois Gorniks but have not been able to make much progress. I tried to find Guenstei, Austria and was unsuccessful. I have four Gornik lines, not yet related to me, who have three generations of Johns - and my own Dad was James. Please feel free to write to me directly and give me an idea of date ranges for birth/death/immigration. What chance is there that your ancestors were Slovenian and that the records you're looking at were created during the Austro-Hungarian Empire where EVERYBODY was from "Austria"? It would depend on the dates. Do you have alternate cities, villages, parishes or towns? Thanks for the contact. Keep in touch.

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 2 Feb 2004 7:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: POZIN, BEZGOVSEK, PINTER, DEZELAK, LAPORNIK, OBLAK
I suggest you consider Guenstei, Austria may be Gutenstein in Karnten as shown on 1910 Austrian maps. It was later known as Gustanj, Yugoslavia and is today Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia. It is very near the present Austrian border in northern Slovenia. The Slovene on-line telephone directory lists one Gornik living in Ravne and another nearby. http://tis.telekom.si/default.asp?LANG=EN

Good luck,
Ron Pozin

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 21 Jul 2009 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
My name is Joseph Gornik and my older brother is John. We live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. My father's name is John, My Grandfather's name is John, and Grandmother's name is Sophie. My family is from Poland and state an argument separated my grandfather from his brothers. Apparently, my family is not originally from Poland but moved from Austria (or region) during the first World War. Older lineage is my great-aunt Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska.

Re: GORNIK, Poland (Austria)

Posted: 21 Jul 2009 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Gornik - More information

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gornik
Looking for Janez Gornik from Metlika(Rosalnice?)in his 60.
in Canada or USA?

Gornik - Samsa - Mihelich connection Cleveland, Ohio

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 5:23PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Name: Mihelich, Joseph F.
Date: Mar 29 1967
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #135.
Notes: Mihelich. Joseph F. Mihelich, of 1200 Addison Rd., beloved husband of Helen (nee Lavrich), dear father of John L., of Bethel Park, Pa. and Joseph A., grandfather of six, brother of John L. Anton, of Geneva, Ohio, Maria Kerze (deceased), and Caroline Samsa (deceased).
Friends may call at The Grdina Lake Shore Funeral Home, 17010 Lake Shore Blvd. Funeral Mass Thursday, Mar. 30, at St. Francis Church at 9:30 A.M.
Interment All Souls Cemetery.
Memorial services by the Excelsior Post, No. 628 American Legion, Wednesday, at 8 P.M.

Id#: 0635411
Name: Mihelich, John Louis
Date: Feb 2 1975
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #135.
Notes: Mihelich. John Louis Mihelich, dearly beloved husband of Nettie (nee Bayt), former husband of Anna (nee Zwingle) (deceased), dearest father of Mrs. Charles (Vronica) Geister of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Francis (Rosemarie) Hogan, grandfather of eight, brother of Anton, Joseph and Caroline Samsa, all deceased.
Funeral Mass Monday at Our Lady of Pernetual Help Church, (Neff Rd.) at 9:30 a.m. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Friends May Call At Grdina Funeral Home, 17010 Lake Shore Blvd., Sunday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.
Donations to Slovene Home for the Aged (Neff Rd.) will be greatly appreciated.

Id#: 0635407
Name: Mihelich, Anton
Date: Jul 16 1972
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #135.
Notes: Mihelich. Anton Mihelich, beloved husband of Caroline (nee Fabec) (formerly Zigman), and the late Amelia Mihelich, dear father of Anthony, Dolores Lewis, stepfather of Mrs. Caroline (Elsie) Frank, and Frank J. Zigman, grandfather, brother of John L. (and the following deceased, Joseph, Caroline Samsa and Mary Kerzel), late residence, Geneva, Ohio.
Friends received at Zele Memorial Chapel, 458 E. 152nd St., where services will be held Monday, 9:15 a.m., and St. Mary Church, 10 a.m. Visiting Sunday 2-5 And 7-9 P.M. Interment All Souls Cemetery.
Donations to Slovene Home for Aged, in his memory would be appreciated.

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