My g grandfather, Frank Straus, lived in Gradisce pri Materji prior to going with his family and second wife, Mary Tomsic, to America in 1911. His mother and father, Jack and Teresa Grapic Straus lived in Materija. Frank claimed to have been born in Trieste, Italy on his SSI application but I have yet to find any proof of this. Frank and Mary had four children before she died in 1920. They were Jack, Mary, Victor and Antonia. Mary had one child prior to marriage with Frank, Anthony born in 1905.