Interesting Facts and Observations

  • Josefa Mervar and Martin Mauser immigrated to the United States of America on the same date, April 17, but one year apart (1905 and 1906 respectively). Their granddaughter, Charleyne Marie Toth-Swoverland, was born on April 17 (1943).

 

  • Martin Mauser and Josephine Mervar married on October 4, 1909 in Indianapolis. On October 4 their great grand son, Martin Andrew Swoverland, was born in Indianapolis. He was named in honor of "grandpa" Martin.

 

  • Martin A. Swoverland has a wonderful voice. Both of his great grandfathers, Martin Mauser and John Božič, were known in Haughville for their fantastic voices. Martin resembles profoundly his great grandfather, John Božič.

 

  • Josefa Mervar-Mauser was always certain that her daughter, Martina Mauser-Dawnorowicz, would never have children. She was correct.

 

  • Mary Catherine Codarmaz (born April 20, 1919) married Alphonse Antonius Mauser on May 29, 1941. Mary's mother, Regina Duriavig-Codarmaz, born in Italy on December 29, 1898, had a twin brother. Mary and Alphonse had twins, John Martin and Joseph Louis Mauser, born on February 28, 1948. Mary's sister, Helen Codarmaz-Russell, born on April 7, 1921, had twins, Marilyn and Michael. Mary's son, Joseph Louis Mauser, has twins, Megan Karolina and Emily Ann Mauser, born on September 2, 1985. Mary's granddaughter, Maureen Margaret Keils-Foley, has twins, Brody and Brooke Foley, born on March 30, 1994.

 

  • One of Sasha's most influential people was his grandmother, Maria. She was a Leo, like Marie (Marie vs. Maria). She had a dog, Rudyk or Rudko. Marie's dad was Rudy - Gemini, like Sasha. Going to America was Sasha's dream. He left Ukraine for America on his grandmother's 73rd birthday. Sasha was born on June 21, 1973 in Ukraine. When he met Marie and Don Swoverland on October 8, 1993, he found out that they married on June 21 (1969). Several years later Sasha found his grandfather (grandma Maria's husband) in Russia, who was born on June 21 (1918). In the summer of 2005 Sasha found out in the Slovenian archive when Ivana Strmljan-Bozic (Washie's mom) was born - again, it was June 21. Ivana's first husband, Alois Golobar, was born on June 21 (1865) as well.  

 

  • Ivana Golobar (Bozic) immigrated to the U.S. on July 6, 1901. Sasha's mother, Vera, was born on July 6 (1948). Christy Bozic was born on July 6 (1970). Martin Mauser's first son, Louis, was born in Indianapolis on July 6. Joseph Louis Mauser married Mary Elizabeth Stanich (Stanič) on July 6 (1974). Mary Elizabeth's father, Alphonse Stanich, was born on July 6 (1918).

 

  • Martin Mauser's first child and son, Louis, died on July 15. Sasha's father, Nicholas, was born on July 15 (1942). Nicholas' first grandchild, Nicholas (Kolya), was born on July 15 (1998).

 

  • Martin Mauser saved young Rudolph Anthony Bozic from drowning in White River, Indianapolis. Rudolph later married Martin's daughter, Sophie.

 

  • Rudy invited Sophie on their first date on January 23, 1935. He was 20 and Sophie was 22. They married on January 23, 1937 in Holy Trinity Church, Indianapolis. That day was the 2nd anniversary of their first date.

 

  • Rudolph's brother, Frank, dated Rudolph's wife Sophie for two years.

 

  • Cousins, Anthony Mauser and Alphonse Mauser, reunited at the end of World War II in Italy.

 

  • Alois Mauser was born on February 25. Sasha's sister, Masha, was born on February 25 (1982). Alois' son, Anthony Mauser, was born on March 13th. Sasha's brother, Andriy, was born on March 13 (1972).

 

  • Alphonse Antonius Mauser was born on February 19 (1919). Alphonse's daughter, Claudia Marie Mauser-Sabo, gave birth to her first child, Anthony Joseph Sabo, on February 19 (1966). Alphonse's daughter, Kathleen Ann Mauser-Keils, gave birth to her first child, Michele Lynn Keils-Berry on February 19 (1968).

 

  • There is a correlation between Bozic and doctors (DDS and MD). Brothers, Don and John Bozics, are dentists. Don, Marie and John's cousin, Ginger, gave birth to a dentist as well. Their sister Marie's husband, Donald Lee Swoverland, is a dentist. Don Bozic's daughter, Molly, is a medical doctor. John Bozic's son, Zachary, studies to become a dentist.

 

  • Sarah Lynn Mauser married Adam McCarty on June 23, 2001. Their first child, Emma Caroline McCarty, was born precisely two years later, on June 23, 2003.

 

  • Josefina (Sophie) Alberta Mauser-Bozic was born on December 8, 1912. Her brother, Carl Ferdinand Mauser died on December 8, 2005.