Stanka traveled to the Uniteed States as “Stanka Rogic” on the SS Finland, Departing from Antwerp to New York’s Ellis Island, arriving on January 30, 1906. On the ship registry Stanka was 22 yrs old from Vojnic, Croatia traveling with $9.00, via passage paid for by Janko. Her final destination was Lekrone, PA to meet her husband, Janko. Stanka had a brother Mihaljo, a sister Sophie (Married to Kresovich), a half-brother Ignatius (sp), her father was Marko and her mother’s maiden name was Simcza (probably miss-spelled).Janko and Stanka had eight children between 1906 and 1916. Danica was born in 1910 and died the following year, 1911. The surviving children were: Nicholas (11/28/06), Ann (5/13/1908), Mike (Mack) (4/29/09), Stana (Mary) (7/12/11), Charles (Chas) (4/7/13), Sophia (8/28/14), Dorothy (Sal) (2/14/16). This equates to about 1 new baby every 14 months. At the time of Janko’s death his children’s ages would have been: Nicholas 9.5 yrs, Ann 8 yrs, Michael 7 yrs, Mary 4.5 yrs, Charles 3 yrs, Sophia 1.5 yrs, Dorothy 1 month, and his wife Stanka was 38 yrs old. Stanka remarried to Mike “Marko” Kattalija sometime in the early 1920’s. Mike “Marko” was also known as “Bob” and worked at the Continental #1, Jamison Mine. Contact: [email protected]

Janko Rogish (Rogic) was born in or near Vojnic in Karlovac County, Croatia in 1881-2. His wife Stanka Skrgic is also from the same region, born on March 21, 1879. Documents indicate they married in or near Vojnic, Croatia in 1901. Janko initially immigrated alone, sending passage for Stanka to follow later. Janko was killed at “The Old Home Mine” at age 34. (http://patheoldminers.rootsweb.com/fayparshall.html) “He was killed instantly by a fall of slate on an entry, while he was drawing mine posts”: March 2, 1916. His Certificate of Death indicates “internal injuries” resulting from the accident. It states he was a “Horwat”, a slang term for Hrvat (Croatian), stemming from the region he was born in. The day of the week would have been Thursday