Our family: Josip Matkovic and his wife Ana came to the USA about 1910.They had a son John born 1910 in Chicago, Il.Sometime after that they lived in Kansas City, Kansas.They may have lived or visited in Milwaukee Wisconsin sometime between 1910 and 1915, also. In 1914 they had a son Daniel.In 1916 they moved to Mason City, Iowa.In 1919 they moved to Sioux City Iowa. In 1920, Josip disappeared, we don't know how.In 1920, Ana was diagnosed with tuberculousis,and her children were placed with foster families.John was 10 years old, and Daniel was 6 years old.They never saw their parents again, or any other relatives, and did not know how to contact the families.My father believed we were from the Dalmatiaarea, however, little evidence exists to support that.We learned that Ana was born February 17, 1885, in Austria from her death records, (that could have been anywhere but since the name is Croatian in origin I searchin that area mostly).Ana died February 22, 1922 in Ottumwa Iowa.There were Matkovic families living in a nearby community Rathburn Iowa, but attempts to find those families have been unsucessful.Ana's parents were Stephen Bakic and Julia Vuksic.
That is why I am looking for their families.
My father use to say we were descended from nobility(?).. I don't have any evidence to support that either, but have seen interesting information that supports that there were Noble Bakics and Vuksic(Vukcic).
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