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1912 History of Slovene Communities
Rev. J. M. Trunk

Translated from the Slovene Language
by members of the
Slovenian Genealogy Society

Provided by and courtesy of Al Peterlin, President, Slovenian Genealogy Society International

© Copyright 1996, Slovenian Genealogy Society and FEEFHS, all rights reserved

This Rev J. M. Trunk text was published originally in 1912 as Part 8, History of Slovene Communities, contains significant genealogical information about Slovenian immigrants, the places they lived, the organizations they formed, and the churches they attended.

Translators for the Slovenian Genealogy Society have been working to translate many texts published early in the 1900s that contain significant genealogical information. Our translators are not professional linguists, and they do not complete a translation with rigorous academic oversight. The goal of our translation projects is to make information available to the American descendants of Slovenian immigrants. If you believe we have made serious errors in translation, please contact us and volunteer your time to us in order to make the corrections. We strive to do good work; we are always willing to correct errors to the extent we can; and we ask others to join us in this worthwhile endeavor.

The Slovenian Genealogy Society collects church histories. Readers with information on Slovenes in the communities listed, the churches mentioned, or other information on Slovenes, can contact the Society at 52 Old Farm Road, Camp Hill, Pa 17011. The society accepts donations of Slovene books, texts, and publications.

Beginning of translated text.


IvyThere are a few Slovemes here who already around 1900 purchased farms.  Nobody takes care of the religious problems and needs.

KellogMr. V. Oblak mentioned in his letter that the first Slovene emigrants came here five years ago from Semic, Slovenia.  They work in the lead and silver mines.  The records show that there are eight families and ten single men.  The situation for the Slovenes is bad.  They had to claim to be German in order to get work.  The religious situation is also bad.  The English priest comes from Wallace twice a month.  There are no services in Slovene.  No organization is active here.  Some Slovenes live in Wardner, Idaho.

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