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Rev. J.M. Trunk - Oklahoma 1912

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Rev. Trunk translation index

Provided by and courtesy of Al Peterlin, President, Slovenian Genealogy Society International

This Rev. J.M. Trunk text was published originally in 1912 as Part 8, History of Slovene Communities, contains significant genealogical information about Slovenian immigrants, the places they lived, the organizations they formed, and the churches they attended.

Translators for the Slovenian Genealogy Society have been working to translate many texts published early in the 1900s that contain significant genealogical information. Our translators are not professional linguists, and they do not complete a translation with rigorous academic oversight. The goal of our translation projects is to make information available to the American descendants of Slovenian immigrants. If you believe we have made serious errors in translation, please contact us and volunteer your time to us in order to make the corrections. We strive to do good work; we are always willing to correct errors to the extent we can; and we ask others to join us in this worthwhile endeavor.

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Adanson, Carmen and Henryetta. There are coal mines here where 10 to 15 Slovenes are employed and have settled here permanently.

Cant. Mr. A. Berk reports that J. Rezic, J. Vidergar and Geo. Madic came here over 7 years ago. Currently, there are 12 families, all of whom have their own properties and 10 single men. The majority are coal miners. G. Madic has a large store in the best part of the city. They go to church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. At times they are visited by a priest from Eufalie, Oklahoma. The children go to public school. There are no Slovene lessons or Slovene religious services. There is also no society.

Hughes. Thirty Slovenes work in a coal mine.

WIlburton. Up to 40 Slovenes work in the coal mine here. They live in Company houses and are not permanently settled.

The center for the Slovenes in this State is Fort Smith, Arkansas where they also go to church. There is no society whatsoever.

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