I was so excited to see your response on the genealogy board.Thank you so very much!
Is "George" the English equivalent of "Djuro?"
Here's what I have been given as far as a written family history:
Grandfather Beorge Boich (Djoro Bojic?) (who was killed in world War I in the year 1912 at the age of 69) was married to Mary Petkovich Bojic (who died in November 1935 at the age of 78 in Yugoslavia).They had eleven children which are listed in the order of birth
1.Novica (Nick) immigrated to the United States but in the year 1920 he returned to Yugoslavia with his family 2.Dragisa (Dan) was killed in world War I three days apart from his father 3.Marco (Mark) 4.Milinko 5.Milusa (Marie) 6.Milovan (Melvin) -- my grandfather 7.Annica (Anna) 8.Novak (Ned) 9.Milica (Mildred) 10.Rdiscev (Raymond) -- your father?Perhaps my family historian misspelled your father's name??? 11.Marica
Melvin George Boich (Milovan) was born at Gornja Moroca, Montenegro, Yugoslavia on 9/14/1896.He had 2 1/2 years of education.He worked on the family farm with his father.The family lived in a village which was known as the "Boich colony."Melvin fought in the Balkan War with his father for 14 months during the years 1912 and 1913.In February, 1914, at the age of eighteen, he came to America.He lived with his brother, Novica, at Fairpoint, Ohio.On September 2, 1918, he married Mary Margaret Belus, an immigrant from Austria-Hungary and they became parents of three children, namely: Helen Jane Boich Souers, Margaret Ann Boich Weaver, and Voin William Boich (my father -- born September 4, 1922 at Cadiz, Ohio).Melvin died at the age of 54 from lung cancer on November 6, 1950 in Dover, Ohio.Unfortunately, I never had the privilege of meeting my Grandfather Boich/Bojic.I was born in 1954.Of Melvin's children, only Helen survives.My father passed away in 1985 at age 63, and my Aunt Margaret passed away this summer.
Please bear with me as I try to explain another piece of information that I was given.Supposedly, this was a family genealogy drawn by a Serbian Orthodox priest at my grnadfather's funeral.It appears to start one or two generations back from Djuro or George.There is a triangle which is filled in and it looks like is says Andelija Bojic m. Vojvodice.A line extends upward to the left from that triangle and then a line comes down to a circle beside which is written Sava Bojic, but then Sava is crossed out and Milos is written below it.This circle is connected to a triangle by a half circle from which a line extends down to another circle beside which "George Boich" is written (which would be my great grandfather).His circle is connected to a triangle beside which Maria Petkovich is written by a half circle.From that half circle extends a total of 11 lines, seven of which end with a circle and 4 of which end with a triangle.So, I am assuming that means 7 sons and 4 daughters.Given that you said your father had 4 brothers, I wonder if my family historian did not record it correctly or your family and my family are two different families?
There is another genealogy drawing which includes names(?) like Vojvoda, Maria or Miria, Rodove/Rolone???????, Stevan, Anoja (?) Bojic, Savo Voj, Marica, with some word/name that looks to begin with an "m" and then an "i" perhaps and then a "v" and then some other letters, Milosav, Voyvodice.
If you provide me with your address, I would happily send a copy of this genealogy drawing to you.
As for me, I live in Ohio and have two grown sons, Matthew and Andrew.I work with people who have disabilities.I would love to hear from you -- maybe we can figure out if we are related!My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org