LUBONOVIC's in Ohio come from Zumberak (perhapsKostanjevac) region of Croatia.Original spelling is LJUBANOVIC.I have a very good friend, who accompanied me on my Heritage Tour to Croatia in 2007.I suprised him by going to his ancestors birth region!
Of course Mary was a Croatian actress or perhaps more properly a Croatian-American... Croatian is an ethnicity and American is a Nationality or Citizenship.
Here are Eli (Ilija in Croatian) and Barbara (Bara, Barica or Barka in Croatian) as found in the 1910 Youngstown censusAccording to the census she bore 3 children and they had been married for 9 yearsThey lived on East Federal St, where many Croatian immigrants lived and not far from Sts. Peter and Paul Croatian Church.Have you checked with Father Joe at the church to see what they may have for records?
Name Age Elia Milakovitch 42 Barkeeper immigrated 1891 or 1881 Barbara Milakovitch 29 immigrated 1901 Mary Milakovitch 6 Annie Milakovitch 4 Elia Milakovitch 2 Theodor Milakovitch 55 brother imm. 1891 Milos Milakovitch 32 nephew imm. 1900 Mathew Mitrovich 25 Tom Latkovich 31 Joseph Ugrin 32 Mike Brejkovich 42 Sam Shorak 26
And 1920 census this time living on Juliana St in Youngstown Name Age Ely Malakowie 53 imm 1887 steel mill Barbara Malakowie 38 imm 1900 Mary Malakowie 16 Anna Malakowie 13 Ely Malakowie 9 Lillian Malakowie 7 John Malskowie 6 Mike Malskowie 3 [3 4/12] Joe Malskowie 0 [8/12]
I find this record Name: Milos Milakovic Arrival Date: 13 Jun 1900 Birth Year: abt 1877 Age: 23 Gender: Male Race: Croatian Former Residence Kalje Destination Cleveland OH Port of Departure: Bremen Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Friedrich Der Grosse
Doesn't surprise me that both names came from Kalje or perhaps Kostanjevac Here is their Ohio Marriage info not likely that his father's name was Mareo, it was either Marko or Mirko
Groom's Name: Eli Milakovic
Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Austria Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Barbarra Ljubanovic Bride's Birth Date: 1867 Bride's Birthplace: Austria Bride's Age: 34 Marriage Date: 20 May 1901 Marriage Place: Mahoning Co., Ohio Groom's Father's Name: Mareo Milakovic Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Milakovic Bride's Father's Name: Frank Ljubanovic Bride's Mother's Name: Helen Vlasic Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Single Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Single Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86986-3 System Origin: Ohio-VR Source Film Number: 0907309 Reference Number: 2:3Z444NV
You can download a copy of the original marriage record at No Charge at
You will also find the Kalje Roman Catholic parish records at family search
It would appear the Tomo FILKOVIC was from Petrinja Croatia
The Zajednicar is and always has been a newspaper not a magazine.
Robert Jerin Croatian Heritage Museum Cleveland OH