The Trontelj family hails from Slovenia
Before coming to America, the family lived in or near the village of Zgornja Slivinca in the parish of Smarja in what was then Austria-Hungary. Alan Kernik provided me with some of their history, typical of the struggle of many of our ancestors.
The Early Trontelj Family
Name Birth Spouse Married USA Died/Buried F Anton Trontelj 1828 no Nov 1898 Slovenia M unknown bef 1872 Slovenia no circa 1873 Slovenia s John Trontelj 1872 unknown unkown yes unknown M Marijana Kozlevcar 1847 1877 Slovenia no Feb 1897 Slovenia d Maria Trontelj 18 Dec 1882 Josef Oven 21 Jan 1907 Eveleth, MN 3 Dec 1906 27 Aug 1959 Eveleth, MN d Ursula Trontelj fall 1884 Mr. Drobnic unknown no aft 1959 d Frances Trontelj 5 Sep 1887 Zgornja Slivinca Luke Krzisnik 18 Jul 1908 yes unknown
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