Bio: Bergant, Frank & Marianne


Surnames: Bergant, Groselj, Stremikis, Bogolin, Papacek, Bravener

----Source: Family Scrapbook

Mr. Frank Bergant was born January 17, 1886 in Cerkl- je at Kanj Gorenska, Jugoslavia. In 1904 he came to America, locating in Ely, Minnesota where he worked in the iron ore mines.

He met the former Marianne Groselj, also of Cerkl-je at Kanj Gorenska, Jugoslavia. She came to America in 1904 also. On April 21, 1907 they were married in Ely, Minnesota. In 1914 they came to Willard with their four children where they started farming. Later two more children were born. Frank resided in Willard until his death on April 17, 1961. His wife Marian is a resident at Memorial Home in Neillsville, Wisconsin

Frank Jr. lives in Willard. Anton Bergant lives in Cicero, Illinois. Mary Bergant married August Stremikis. They live in Willard. Amelia Bogolin lives in Western Spring, Illinois. Angeline married George Papacek and they live in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. John passed away in 1981.

The Bergants bought 80 acres which cost $4,000. They later bought 80 acres across the road from Bayuks. The original Bergant farm is now owned by Richard Bravener.




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