Need help with Croatia link-John Belobrajdic/Belobradich
My grandfather was Frank Angelo Belobraidich, born Calumet, MI in 1896; his father was John Belobradich/Belobrajdic born in 1872 I believe in Lokve; Frank's mother was Marija/Mary Cop/Chopp; John's mother was also named Mary.
My ten year old daughter decided to do our family tree for a school project and we have hit a dead end.I have reviewed the extensive Belobrajdic tree that Mary Belobraydich published and I just can't find where our line fits in.I strongly believe John changed his name from Ivan, Johannes, Andreas, etc...but I can't confirm it without some help.I know John's Mother was the Marija Belobrajdic that arrived in NY in 1909 at age 60(traveled with Marija Burcar) but I can't narrow down her maiden name or husband. There are just so many Marys in John's life and in the family line.
We believe the names Burcar, Radosevich, Gregorich are all related somehow, we just can't get them in line.
If anyone has any information about the Croatia/Calumet MI/Montana link, I would be so grateful.
School project due soon.Thanks!
Caryn Belobraidich and daughter