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Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 8 May 2010 2:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Visnic
Trying to help a friend. Where best to start in looking for her great grandfathers family information? He left Dubrave Gorjne to Bremen Germany then to the US by 1904. Name listed as Rudy or Rade.

Re: Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 8 May 2010 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Correct spelling would be Rade not Rudy

However I find none arriving 1904 but there are several in US immigration records

Several from Dubrave.... but only one from Gornje Dubrava... Gornje translates to Upper

There are several places in Croatia with this name but NONE in Bosnia.

Where did Rade settle in the US? Perhaps in McKeesport PA?

The current online Croatia phone book lists the name VISNIC living in Gornje Dubrave located 47.8 miles SW of Zagreb (capital of Croatia) near the town of Ogulin.

http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&am...

There is more than one man with this name... so if you can give some details such as his approximate birth date, his wife's name and where in the US he settled.... then it may be easier to get some info about him.

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

Re: Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 9 May 2010 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Visnic
Dear Robert;
Thank you for your response.
Here in the US he used the name Rudy. This one actually settled in Wheeling WV. He may have started out in the Pittsburgh area, but we have little information prior to the 1920's. On his WWII draft card he listed his birth place as Dubrave Gorjne, Yugoslavia. He was born 8.15.1886 (according to his draft card). His wife is listed as Mary or Cecelia in the census records here. I also found a WWI Draft card for a man of the same name but the dob was 7.11.1885 - so dob could be either one.
I did find the town of which you speak, but I also found a town in Bosnia (about 50 miles north of Sarajevo) so I was very confused. I know he attended catholic church when he lived here.
I did see two Rade Visnic's on a ship called the Franfurt out of Bremen, not sure if either of them are correct. Neither his grandaughter nor I speak Croatian, so some websites have been a bit tricky, any information you could help with would be apprecitated.
Thank you,
Rebecca

Re: Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 8:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Apr 2012 8:14AM GMT
Surnames: VIŠNJIĆ
Original spelling of the surname is VIŠNJIĆ.


All VISNJIĆ from Gornje Dubrave were ethnic Serbs and Eastern Orthodox. (Serbian Orthodox).

GORNJE DUBRAVE was parish center, I found them in that parish living in these villages : - GOJAK, VIŠNJIĆ BRDO, TOUNJ, POPOVO SELO and GORNJE DUBRAVE.

http://baza.privrednik.net/privrednik.php?find=Vi%C5%A1nji%C...


http://www.rodoslovlje.com/en/documentation/serbian-trade-as...

You will need to establish exact village of origin/household number to be able to research further.

Place in Bosnia you found is not relevant for your research, and neither is his religious affiliation after immigrating - all vital records of interest will be those of Serbian Orthodox Church, parish GORNJE DUBRAVE, Eparchy of Upper- Karlovac, as well as the military and school records of the PLAŠKI church district. Also, the family VIŠNJIĆ from GORNJE DUBRAVE is found in the records of the GOMIRJE MONASTERY parish - in marriage records and as monks in XVIII century.

http://www.rodoslovlje.com/en/documentation/guide-researchin...






Serbian Genealogy Society SGS "Rodoslovlje"
http://www.rodoslovlje.com/en


Re: Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for that information, it will be most helpful.

Re: Visnic Family of Dubrave Gorjne

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2012 5:28PM GMT
At long last some pertinent info to help people of Serbian ancestry. I have followed Rodosovlje over the years and must say that they are now doning a very nice job of gathering and compiling info and web pages. I especially enjoyed the business database and the pictures of Serbian nosnija from Croatia.

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio
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