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Karl and Julianna


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When I started this web site and had no clue about how to build a page, I jumped right in and of course made mistakes. I'm trying to correct my errors and have made a few changes as to the opening page. Please bear with me while I try to make this site Search Engine friendly.

Thank you,
Carol Joan

Emil Slama's parents, Karl and Julianna immigrated to the United States from Osijek, Austria-Hungary. Karl in 1912, and Julianna and four children, in 1913.

Little is known about Karl and Julianna's lineage in the old country. During the war between the Serbs and the Croats in 1998, the building that housed the records was destroyed and the records were burned, but all is not lost, they were put on micro film by the Mormon Church. The information about their lineage can be researched by contacting them.

Because genealogy charts are so complicated, I have kept these pages simple, for my own benefit. If the next generation wants to delve into an in depth search, I feel that gathering all the information I can about their descendants since their marriage will be helpful.

Good luck to any who take on the task.

Karl's father died when he was quite young. His mother remarried, and Karl took her new husbands name, so it seems our surname is not Slama. We think it was Ulrich, I'm still trying to find out. If anyone has information that will be helpful, please let me know.

Karl's half brother and sister didn't immigrate to the U.S. The last address my Aunt Ann had for them is:

Martin Slama
Vukorarski 85-54001
Osijek I Croatia

Greta Skertovoj
Strosmajerova 85-54000
Osijek I Croatia

We hope someone will recognize these names and get in touch with their cousins in America.

Up Date

Aunt Mary found the pouch that held Grandma's ticket. We thought at least we had the name of the ship they sailed on. That is not the case, researching the name on the pouch, F. Missler, Bremen, we discovered this bit of information:


The F. Missler is one of the more famous "ghost" ships in emigration/immigration lore. No ship by that name existed.

The confusion stems from the fact that F. Missler was a 19th century travel agent operating out of Bremen who established a good working relationship with the North German Lloyd shipping line. Probably your best bet is to obtain a list of vessels arriving at Quebec on the date in question, determine which of those took on passengers in Bremen and search the respective lists to find your relation.

- [Posted to the ShipsList by Allyn Brosz - 30 March 1998]

The search is on, now the hard part, finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. Until the Ellis Island Museum lists the names and dates of all ships arrivals as promised, I'll keep looking. We know Grandma arrived the last part of April or the first of May, 1913.

Information about the Port of Bremen was found on this
 page. To view the location of Bremen, Germany, click here.

Up Date-4/22/01

Visiting the new Ellis Island Records site,
we at last found Dads' name and the name of the ship he arrived on, it was the,

"Prinz Friedrick Wilhelm."

Locating the name of the ship is the last piece of the puzzle. Finding each individual name is exciting. So far I've only been able to find Julianna and Emil. The Ellis Island Records site is very busy and hard to get into but I'll keep trying.

Good news, I was able to find all six.

Find a member of the Slama family.

Visit Emil Slama's Web Pages

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