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Subject: Re: [SLOVENIA] Looking for Bole relative in Koce, Slovenia
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Looks like our families match. My husband and you share the same
great grandparents. Our information says that your great
grandmother's maiden name was Zupancic - but we didn't have her first
name (Antonia). Mary Bole Penko (husband's grandmother) was born 04
Oct 1885 in Koce. I'd love to fill in info on Margaret Bole Kovacic.
The other siblings I have for Margaret and Mary (all born in Koce)
are: Ursula, Antonia, Frank and Matt.
Some other info on Mary:
Ellis Island record: She arrived in New York in 1912 from Havre on
the ship Louisiane at age 26. At the time, Koce was Austrian. Final
destination was Unity Station, PA. Her father was listed as Anton
Bole and it appears that she traveled with a niece (14 years old),
Maria Fatur also from Koce, Austria/Slovenia.
From Mary "Mimi" Fatur Polh's obituary: She was born
1898, in St. Paulo, Brazil. Her parents were Yerji and Ursula Bole
Fatur. She was raised in Slovenia. She came to the US in 1912.
She married John Polh and was known as "Mimi". She raised a cousin,
Frank Bole, from the time he was 5 years old. She had three
brothers: Anthony, John and Charles Fatur. She had two sisters:
Mrs. Frances Santel and Mrs. Josephine Bebar. Her children and
grandchildren are mentioned. She died Dec. 22, 1997 in Export,
The relationship (aunt/niece) between Mary Bole and Mimi Fatur may
have been that Mary's mother and Mimi's mother were siblings (along
with your Margaret). Pauline Penko McKeel (my husband's mother)
remembers that her mother, Mary, said the family lived in Brazil at
one time. John Penko (Pauline's brother) says the Boles went there
to work on the banana plantations. Know anything about all this???
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