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Title Rukavina Family History
Date n.d.
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC2317, Box 1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Rukavina, Joseph Thomas Papers
Description History of the Rukavina Family who emigrated from Croatia, including photographs, illustrations and certificates. Includes a family history, a family tree, copies of military records, Second World War correspondence and other miscellaneous family records.
Biographical Note / History The Rukavina family history and genealogy documents the family of Thomas Rukavina (1877-1952), who emigrated to Chicago, Ill., in 1900, where he joined his brother and other Croatians from the Lika area. Thomas did a variety of work, travelling to wherever he could find employment, but settled in Chicago where he became a successful saloon keeper. After his marriage to Lucy Basic (1885-1929) in 1913, the couple moved to the Iron Range of Minnesota, where Thomas worked as a miner.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Croatia
Country (to) United States of America
Places Perusic, Lika, Croatia; Chicago, Illinois, Kansas, United States
Ports Bremen, Germany; Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Nationality Croatian; European
Ships Kiln
Keywords immigration, family, military, army, economics, conscription, railway, education, family records, death certificate, marriage certificate, birth certificate, baptism, newspaper, navy, Second World War
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of Steven Rukavina.