You should make a serperate posting with the surnames in the Subject line... and anywhere surnames appear they should be in all CAPS so as to highlight them.
Did Peter and Katie emigrate from Croatia? If so where did they settle
Correct spelling is ŠKRMETA, sounds like shkrmetah. The few that are in the Croatia online phone book most on Otok Brac. Link to online phone book is below.http://imenik.tportal.hr/show?action=pretraga&type=bijel...
It appears that this is where your Katie (Croatian Katica was from
First Name: Katica
Last Name: SKRMETA
Last Place of Residence: Bobovisce, Dalmatia, Aust. Next of Kin her father Nikola
Date of Arrival: Mar 05, 1908
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Slavonia
Port of Departure: Trieste
Manifest Line Number: 0003
Destination to Biloxi MS to someone named SKRMETA
1910 Biloxi census shows the following Dalmatians (oyster fisherman)
Som Skermit 28
Jacobira Skermit 25
Next door to them are a couple, Peter and Katarina with a young son Tony under 1 year old... I wonder if this could by your Peter and Katie? And on the same page is a MARINOVIC family.
Croatians arriving in the Gulf Coast communities has been well document, below are some links which may help your search for infohttp://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/4694/1/E-Croats-in-Lou...http://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/8791/1/Croatian-Hall-i...
Below are articles by California Croatian, Adam Eterovich whose family I believe came from Otok Brac. Adam was perhaps the first Croatian-American genealogisthttp://www.croatians.com/FISH-BILOXI.htmhttp://www.croatians.com/croatia_and_croatians.htmhttp://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/publish/missfolk/backissu...
A few years back I took my (annual) Croatian Heritage and History tour group to Brac.
Croatian Heritage Museum