Jože Grabnar (March 4, 1839 - May 10, 1902)
Jera Bašelj (March 8, 1849 - ?)
Jože (also Josephus) Grabnar was born to Mathias Grabnar and Maria Cesar on March 4, 1839 in Gorenje Kamenje (Mirna Peč parish), Slovenia
at the address Gorenje Kamenje 1.
Gorenje Kamenje is a settlement in the hills north of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. The entire Municipality of Novo Mesto is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.
Jera (also Gertrud) Bašelj was born on March 8, 1849.
Jože Grabnar (31) and Jera Bašelj (21) married in 1870.
Jože, being the oldest son, inherited the family home at Gorenje Kamenje 1. Jože and Jera had eight children, all of whom were born there.
- Neža (January 2, 1871)
- Jozefa (April 20, 1873)
- Janez (May 8, 1875)
- Jože (September 28, 1877)
- France / Frank (April 6, 1883 - October 18, 1934)
- Marija (January 31, 1886)
- Anton (December 20, 1888)
- Ana (February 15, 1892)
Jože Grabnar died on May 10, 1902 at the age of 63.
Below is some information about Jože and Jera's children.
Neža was born on January 2, 1871 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. After marrying on February 8, 1892 she moved to Dolenji Vrhi, Št. Peter parish.
Jozefa was born on April 20, 1873 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. After marrying on February 6, 1899 she resided at Veliki Kal 5 in Mirna Peč parish.
Janez was born on May 8, 1875 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. He immigrated to the United States of America.
France (later Frank) was born on April 6, 1883 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. He immigrated to the United States of America in the spring of 1903 at the age of 20. On May 8, 1911 he married a Slovenian immigrant, Angela Pregelj, in Indianapolis. They had eight children. Frank Grabner died of tuberculosis at Sunnyside Sanitarium on October 18, 1934. Age: 50. He was buried on October 20, 1934 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Marija was born on January 31, 1886 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. After marrying on February 8, 1904 she resided in Šmihel. Šmihel pri Novem Mestu is a former village in southeastern Slovenia in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto. It was annexed by the city of Novo Mesto in 1979, ending its existence as an independent settlement.
Anton was born on December 20, 1888 at Gorenje Kamenje 1. He immigrated to the United States of America.