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Discovering our American and European Ancestors

Mr. Michael Palaich, USA

An American who helped Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina defend themselves from aggression. (Part of our Croatian heritage.)

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On April 16, 1907, Tomo Turscak arrived at Ellis Island from Petrijanec, Croatia, at the age of 28. The ship's manifest showed he was married and on the way to Youngstown, Ohio, to meet a friend. We don't hear much more of Tomo until 1914. We suspect that he went back to Croatia at least a couple of times, as was customary of the time. On May 01, 1914, Anna Turscak, along with her two young children, Andria, age 4, and Stefan, age 3, arrived at Ellis Island from Petrijanec, Croatia. She was 30 years old at the time. Soon, she and the children would be joining Tomo in Youngstown. Tomo and Anna Turscak are the patriarch and matriarch of the Turscaks in northeastern Ohio. Four more children would be born to Tomo and Anna, and many things will happen over the years. Like they say, "You ain't seen nothing, yet!"

Horace Greeley, USA

Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. Horace GREELEY is the 3x great uncle of Patricia J. SANFORD TURSCAK.