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Anna Murkovich (1901-1998)

Anne Murkovich was born Anna Murković in Stajnica, Lika, Croatia on 23 Oct 1901 and died in Wisconsin on 28 Jan 1998, shortly after her 96th birthday.

When she was about 11 her parents (Petar and Lucia) left Stajnica for America. She left home before her 19th birthday. She appears to have had some role with a hosiery workers union, possibly representing them in a fight to guarantee equal wages for women in the 1940's. She lies in the Most Precious Blood Cemetary in Glidden, Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Married Nicholas (Nick) Krznaric and had a son named Paul and two daughters. Her son Paul C. Krznaric (July 4, 1918 - May 30, 2008) see video married Ann Guchanas in 1942 and had three children:

  1. Paul Krznaric of Fort Myers, Fla.; 
  2. Anne Marie Kearney, of McLean, Va., 
  3. Toni McSpadden, of Annandale, Va.

Anna died in 1998, a year before Louis K. She had family pictures/documents and her son Paul came and took them all. (per Zora, Paul lived in Washington DC.) Paul has since died but his grandchildren may have the pictures/documents relating to Peter and Lucia.

After Lucia died, Anne and Mary went to back to Croatia for a visit.

Anna and Nick were divorced and Anna took back her maiden name.

1930 Census:  Anna L. Murkovich, Lillydahl Apartments, Milwaukee, 693, unit 13; lodger, female, white, 28yrs old; single, did not attend school or college after 1929, yes, can read and write; spoke German (?) at home before coming to USA; occupation: Mender in Hosiery Mill

Anne L Murkovich:
128 W Bennett Av #5, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546-0401 (1987) 
Pob 526, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546-1201 (1987)

128 Bennett St W
Mellen, WI 54546
(715) 274-5981
450 LK DR
Mellen, WI 54546
240 9th St S
Park Falls, WI 54552
POB 526
Mellen, WI 54546

Found a picture of an Anne Murkovich dated about 1945 at the following:

The Times Leader is the daily newspaper for Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and ... Vendell, W.Va., Paul was a son of the late Nicholas and Anne Murkovich Krznaric. ... [ ]

Paul C. Krznaric, 89, formerly of Kingston, passed away Friday morning at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church, Va., surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife lived on Price Street in Kingston for 48 years before moving to Northern Virginia to be near their children. 

Born in Vendell, W.Va., Paul was a son of the late Nicholas and Anne Murkovich Krznaric. He graduated from Swoyersville High School in 1936. Paul was employed by local mining companies as a miner, and then as a foreman, before accepting a position as a Federal Mine Inspector for the United States Government. Paul, a World War II veteran, served with the United States Navy. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Luzerne and of the former Sacred Heart Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Ann Guchanas; and children Paul Krznaric of Fort Myers, Fla.; Anne Marie Kearney, of McLean, Va., Toni McSpadden, of Annandale, Va.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Friends may call at Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Holy Family Church. Father Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, a dear friend of the family, will be celebrating. Internment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Condolences can be sent to .Published in Times Leader from May 31 to June 1, 2008

"I'm standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white..." - Carol Guchanas, James


Search for records on Anne, Peter and Lucy

Paul Frank Krznaric of Fort Myers, FL (b.c. 1947) age today (2013=66) Pfk Consulting, Inc.
Name: Paul Charles Krznaric
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1941
Event Place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
Age: 23
Birth Year (Estimated): 1918
Father's Name: Nicholas Krznaric
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Ann Murkovich
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name: Anna Marie Guchanas
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 17
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1924
Spouse's Father's Name: Frank S Guchanas
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Cheak
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 2224715
Digital Folder Number: 004833163
Image Number: 00086
Collection: Ann Murkovich in entry for Paul Charles Krznaric and Anna Marie Guchanas, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Dario Murkovic,
May 12, 2013, 1:35 PM