Ivana Bozic was the first deceased SWUA member. Within weeks of her name being published, her great-granddaughter, Barbara Friesenhahn, made contact with the museum.
The result, Ivana’s story marked the beginning of The Path Taken “Dolpoljena Pot” in our bi-monthly magazine, Zarja -The Dawn. Ivana was a typical Slovenian immigrant woman of that time period. She learned the English language, became a member of the newly formed Slovenian Ladies Union, showed leadership qualities in Branch 5 of Indianapolis, IN, and became a role model for her family.
Therefore, we realized how important it was for families to have this information about their relatives. We encourage everyone to submit a request for documents and share your story of the early Slovenian pioneers.