I would hazard to guess that every single Bradaseric in the United States - of which there are not many - are related to me in some way, shape or form. While I have not researched this line very much, I thought I would add what I do know.
Joseph Bradaseric came to the US from Austria in 1909 at the age of 9 with his mother Mary, who was born in 1858. Of his father, I do not yet have any information. Mary was born of Austrian parents, of which I also do not have any information. By the 1920 Census, they were settled on a farm in Health, Allegan County, Michigan owed by Joseph.
Joseph BRADASERIC married Lottie Kurek/Kardnalski/Kirdynlski/Kardynlski. I'm wondering if "Kurek" was the "American-ized" version of her name, as "Kurek" is the surname given for her in the obituary of her second husband, Joseph Opiola, but Kirdynlski/Kardynalski is the name listed on the death index of her son Joseph.
Joseph and Lottie moved around quite a bit. I have records for them that include: Allegan, Michigan, Cook County, Illinois, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, and Missoula, Montana.
Joseph also registered for World War I. On that document, is the following:
There are 2 numbers at the top; the one on the left corner looks like "serial number" 4033; the one on the right corner I can't decipher "*something* number" 1762.
Location: Allegan, Michigan (looks like Danningville / Dunningville as the town?)
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1900
Birth Location: Austria
Present Occupation: Farmer
Race: White, medium height, small build, brown eyes, and black hair, with no physical disqualifications
There's another part that looks like "Employer's Name" that says: Joe Bradaseric Sr.
The registration card is dated 12 Sep 1918, and signed by Benj. Ban...something. I can't read it.
I am NOT going to be listing children or grandchildren of the following until I get express permission to do so. This is because many are living, and I do not want to offend anyone by posting exact birth dates, death dates, locations, etc.
Children of Joseph & Lottie are:
1.) Rose BRADASERIC
m. Gerhard HOFFMAN on 13 Nov 1942 Cook County, Illinois
2.) Eleanor Mary BRADASERIC
m. (1) Kenneth GRIFFITH (1925-1988) Cook County, Illinois, (2) Robert E. MCCULLOUGH
3.) Joseph BRADASERIC Jr.
m. Charlotte HANSON
4.) Josephine BRADASERIC
*I'm assuming she's an unmarried daughter of theirs.
5.) Edward BRADASERIC
m. *not known*
According to a fellow Bradaseric researcher, there are also other children born to Joseph. I do not know if Lottie is their mother, or if she'd be willing to let me post the information she has on this site. I will also ask my father, aunt, and uncle if they mind me posting grandma & grandpa's information as well. 5/25/2011
I am also in contact with another researcher who is checking into some other information for me as well. 5/25/2011
1920 US Census
Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960
Social Security Death Index
Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997
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