Bio: Prestor, Joseph & Josephine


Surnames: Prestor, Zupanc, Fox, Svegal, Marn, Jordan

----Source: Family Scrapbook

Joseph and Josephine Prestor came to Chicago about the year 1905-1906. They were married in Jugoslavia and their first two children, Louise and Joseph Jr. were born there.

Joseph arrived first and worked in Illinois in the co*l mines. He sent for his wife and enroute to the United States with her two children they were shipwrecked and lost all their possessions. They were rescued by another ship.

While living in Illinois they heard of a land grant. They came to Willard with their two oldest children and also Marie, Josephine and Ann. They purchased 40 acres with a stipulation attached to the grant - building a home, clearing the land and growing crops. While in Willard children Christine, John and Angie were born.

They sold their farm to Zupanc who had it for many years, selling it to John Fox who owns it now. Joseph Sr. died in 1955 and Josephine his wife in 1956

After leaving Willard they moved and their children Henry, Pauline and William were born in Middleburg. New York. Josephine is widowed and lives in Florida Joseph, Marie, Ann and Pauline are deceased. Christ lives in Pensacola, Florida. Angie and John live Richfield Springs, New York. William lives in Illinois Henry resides in New York.

We were neighbors of the Jordan family and Svegals, who also left Willard and moved to New York, also Frank Marn,

Josephine and her brother John and his wife visited in I Willard in 1968 and stopped at the Ludwig Jordans for a visit. In 1969 Christine and husband and Josephine visited in Willard.

Submitted by: Josephine and John Prestor



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