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Gorsha Family Homepage

(Slovenian surname Gors'e
and variants like Gorsha, Gorshe, Gorsche, Gorcier, Gouze and Guerche)

Dobrodos'li to a Gathering Place for those with the Slovenian Surname Gors'e,
and its common variants, as well as all those with interests in
Slovenia, Slovenian genealogy, language, history and culture.


New Feature: Family Photo of the Week!
The Janez and Zalka Gors'e Family from Dolenja vas pri Ribnica, Slovenia including
Zalka, Primoz, Barby, and Janez with myself, (not pictured: son, Miha, on tour with singer Omar)
all from an extensive new series of photographs taken during my recent trip through Slovenia.

STATE OF ART: The New Slovene Avant Garde Photo Coverage

Family News Bulletins:
Louis J. Gorsha, 95, passed away this morning, January 17, 2014, at Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 95. He was born in Gilbert, Minnesota on May 26, 1918, the son of Frank and Josephine Gorsha. His family moved to Maple Hts., Ohio in 1923 and back to the family farm in Fayal Township, MN in 1933. After CCC camps, he left Minnesota for Cleveland, Ohio where he met and married Sophie Rogish on February 18, 1941. He worked over 30 years for the Superior Die Casting Company as a tool and die maker, foreman and manager. He retired to Cape Coral, FL in 1981 to RV travel, fish, golf and garden. He always loved making his surroundings better, building his own automated sprinkler system and garage elevator, from scratch long before they were commercially available. He loved to fish and golf and recorded 4 hole-in-ones in his career. He returned to the iron range with his family to visit his parents and friends annually for many years, including the Gilbert Centennial Celebration in 2008. He is survived by his loving children: Jackie Molnar and Gary Gorsha and his loving grandchildren: Kary Molnar and Jason Gorsha. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his seven brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. - See more at: Louis J. Gorsha Obituary
The Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourns the passing of our cousin, Darleen Gorsha Kocell Mulholland, 69, on the evening of, December 13, 2012 in Central Lake, Michigan.
Gary Louis Gorsha has retired from Harborview Medical Center with 26-years of service at HMC and the University of Washington Medical Center on September 22, 2011.
90-year-old Louis J. Gorsha hits fourth hole-in-one in less than 3 years using a #5 iron on the 95-yard 2nd hole at the Hunters Run Executive Golf Course in Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday, November 8, 2008.
In what is rapidly becoming an annual event, it once again gives us great pleasure to inform you that Louis J. Gorsha has now hit his third hole-in-one while golfing at the newly refurbished Cape Coral Executive Golf Course in Cape Coral, Florida.  He accomplished this feat on the 150-yard 5th hole on Saturday, September 27, 2008 using a #5 wood.  Louis is now 90-years-young!
The Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of Agnes (née Germ) Modic, 90, a long-time family friend from Cape Coral, FL and Euclid, OH, on January 7, 2008.   Agnes R. Modic Obituary   Aggie was the sister of Jean 'Jennie' Gorsha, wife of the late Frank 'Tino' Modic, and they were the proprietors of Tino's Bar in the old St. Clair Slovenian neighborhood.
89-year-old Louis J. Gorsha has hit his second hole-in-one using a #7 iron on the 95-yard 2nd hole at the Cape Coral Executive Golf Course in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.
The Louis Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of Jean (née Leskovec) Samsa, 89, a wonderful neighbor and person of warmth, generosity and character, on the evening of, December 17, 2006.   Jean Samsa Obituary
The entire Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of John R. "Butchie" Lyons, 47, on July 27, 2006.  He was the beloved husband of Lizabeth A. (nee Hoffmann); dearest father of Jennifer, Nicholas, Corey and Jeffrey; dear son of John M. and Gloria Lyons; son-in-law of Carol Hoffmann and the late Richard J.; dear brother of Michelle Piazza (husband, Chris), Eric (wife, Gayla) (of FL) and Linda (deceased).  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday, July 31 at St. Mary's Church (Mentor) (Please Meet at the Church).  The family will receive friends at The Vicchiarelli Funeral Home, 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH (between Richmond and Brainard on Sunday 3-7 P.M.   John R. "Butchie" Lyons Obituary and Guestbook
It gives us great pleasure to inform you that Louis J. Gorsha hit a hole-in-one while golfing at the Cape Coral Executive Golf Course in Cape Coral, Florida.  He accomplished this feat on the 120-yard 9th hole on Thursday, July 20, 2006 using a #5 wood.  Louis is 88-years-young!
The entire Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of Anton L. "Butch" Ipavec, 91, father of Ronald (Sharon) and Donald, and husband of Elizabeth, on about, February 4, 2006.   Anton L. "Butch" Ipavec Obituary
A Memorial Mass honoring the life and memory of Sophie Regina Roglich Gorsha will be held at 8:00 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine on the north side of Chardon Road between Euclid Avenue and East 221st Street/Dansy Drive in Euclid, Ohio. All family and friends are invited to attend. A continental breakfast is being planned to follow the Mass.
The entire Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of Frank [Sonny] Joseph Gorsha, father of Brad and Scott, and husband to Lynn Adamic Gorsha, on Tuesday afternoon, April 13, 2004.   Frank J. Gorsha, Jr. Obituary
The entire Gorsha family, as well as many friends, mourn the passing of Sophie Regina Roglich Gorsha, wife of Louis Gorsha, mother of Gary and Jacqueline, and grandmother of Karyn and Jason on Wednesday morning, December 10, 2003.

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Information Pages by Location
WASHINGTON
Seattle & Puget Sound
Cascade & Olympic Mtns.
Westport & Eden Valley
1968 - Present
MINNESOTA
Gilbert
Eveleth
St. Louis County
1904 - 1923, 1931 - 1968
O H I O
Cleveland
Euclid
Maple Heights
1923 - 1931, 1940 - 80
FLORIDA
Ft. Lauderdale
1973 - 1978
Cape Coral
1980 - Present
SLOVENIA
Ribnica, Slovenia
Dolenja vas, Slovenia
Time Immemorial - 1910
Mt. Rainier Lodge 738 of the Slovenian National Benefit Society [SNPJ] of Enumclaw, WA Gilbert, Minnesota History with additional 1920 Census Sheets! Euclid, Ohio Life in Cape Coral, Florida Slovenian Telephone Directory
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Slovenian Genealogy Society International History of Gilbert, Minnesota 1956-7 Directory of Euclid Central Junior High School with 700 Former Students now listed on 3 Linked Pages Lee County Property (GIS) Useful Maps of Slovenia
Alaska Photo Album Six Photos So Far ! ! !
Added 8/26/02   Updated 11/03/02
Surname Index to Historical Articles of Gilbert, Minnesota Surname Index with 307 citations to article below on Early Slovenes in Cleveland, Ohio Lee County Property Search National Museum of Slovenia
Life in Westport, Washington Surname Index to 1920 Census Sheets for Gilbert, Minnesota
Listing 1,250 People !!!
    Very Recent: Sheet 35a
    Most Recent: Sheet 21a
Early Slovenes in Cleveland, Ohio including Maple Heights, Ohio by Robert Kastelik with previously unpublished photos added Lee County Property List Generator Slovenian Search Engine "Matkurja"

Virtual Tour of Slovenia
Official City of Westport, WA Homepage with webcam photos of current conditions from the observation tower Old Inactive Website for Gilbert, Minnesota Jeff Legan's Euclid High School Grads Page  Newest Location 8/21/04 Travel to Slovenia
Another Westport, WA website with a Photo Gallery of the area Anna Kramar-Scott's Family Homepage High School Classmates Directory SloveniaGenWeb Website on Rootsweb
Seattle WebCams St. Louis County on MNGenWeb The New Rogish Family Homepage
for Slovenian surname Roglic and Roglich
Useful online maps of Slovenia, plus a local Seattle, WA source & an online source for my recommended best map of Slovenia
Iron Range Historical Society "Slovenija" Quarterly Magazine
Mesabi Daily News
Virginia, Minnesota
Obituary Page
Image (below coat of arms) Link to InterTran Slovene/English & English/Slovene translational software


Webpages of Interest by Subject
Franc'is'ek Gors'e Family Slovenian Genealogy and History Veneti European Pre-History
The Gorsha Story So Far
Recently Updated
Genealogy Query Sites
Updated 5/26/99
The Book by Bor, Šavli, & Tomaz'ic':  Veneti:  First Builders of European Community:  Tracing the History and Language of Early Ancestors of Slovenes Amber Road
List of Known Related Surnames
---Updated 10/19/05---
Genealogy Resource Sites Updated 3/23/04 Ausslokon Ancient Route The map here is useful, but there are many errors in the identification of peoples.
Links to Gorsha's on the Web
Slovenian History:  Origins, Ancient & Modern, Europe, United States and Local Carantha Fascinating Amber
Passenger List from the S.S. Vaderland Prosveta Article on
Misconceptions of Slovenian Origins
Europa Veneta
Passenger Arrivals of Gorše's in New York between 1902 & 1943 The "Origin of Slovenian Surnames" series of articles by Janez Keber in the current issue of Slovenija magazine (Vol. XIV No. 3 Autumn 2000) includes the surnames Gorše, Goršek, Goršin, etc. Forum Veneti I Indo-Europeans
Gorsha Family Photo Album with 16 Old Photos --- Updated 10/29/00 Completed transcription of an article on Pioneer Slovene Settlers from an old issue of PROSVETA Forum Veneti II History of International Migration Site
Gorsha Family Reunion Photo Album
August 5 - 6, 2000
Cleveland, Ohio
Index of Surnames discussed in the on-going series of articles on "The Origin of Slovene Surnames" by Janez Keber in the quarterly magazine "Slovenija" Istria Net The Early History of Indo-European Languages
Alaska Photo Album with Six Photos So Far !
Added 8/26/02   Updated 11/03/02
Slovenian Genealogy Society International Sloveniana Did Indo-European Languages Spread Before Farming?
Page of links to pages with References to Gorše's on the Web Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Slovenian Genealogy Society International
Veneti
Photo Album from the
Reception following the Memorial Service for
Sophie Regina Roglich Gorsha
Shirley Sturtevant's Slovene Ancestry website with ~13,000 records from Slovenia.   Cost to Enter Veneti-Wends-Windische
Slovenian National Benefit Society (SNPJ)
with other good links!


Websites of Venetic Interest [Updated Links]
Ausslokon Carantha Europa Veneta Forum Veneti I Forum Veneti II Istria Net Sloveniana Veneti Veneti.info Veneti-Wends-Windische
Ausslokon Carantha Europa Veneta Forum Veneti I Forum Veneti II Istria Net Sloveniana Veneti:  First Builders of European Community:  Tracing the History and Language of Early Ancestors of Slovenes Veneti.info Veneti-Wends-Windische


Websites Created by or Assisted in Creation
Genealogy Related Slovenia Related Gorsha Family Relevant Locations Miscellaneous Interests
The New Rogish Family Homepage
for Slovenian surname Roglic and Roglich
Slovenian-American Central
Repository of Information
Gilbert, Minnesota History
No Longer Being Updated
Veneti:  First Builders of European Community:  Tracing the History and Language of Early Ancestors of Slovenes
Slovenian Genealogy Society International,
Pacific Northwest Chapter
SNPJ Lodge #738 Enumclaw, WA
[Slovenian National Benefit Society]
Gilbert, Minnesota History &
Iron Range Historical Society
Iron Range Historical Society
SloveniaGenWeb on Rootsweb SNPJ Lodge #787 Boca Raton, FL
[Slovenian National Benefit Society]
Trip to Slovenia Photographs:
Ljubljana & Eastern Slovenia
Western Slovenia & Adriatic Coast
Gorsha & Rogish Family Roots
IEHA Puget Sound Chapter
RootsWeb Message Boards [General] SNPJ Lodge #11 Auburn, WA
[Slovenian National Benefit Society]
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