I am wondering about your Frank STRAUS. My great grandmother was Mary STRAUS. My grandfather told me that she was from Smihel pri Zuzemberk, Slovenia. Her brother's name was Frank, and they came to the USA in the late 1880's. From what information he gave me, Frank married a woman named Mary, and their children were: Caroline "Carlina" m. ? MESSNER
My great grandmother, Mary STRAUS, married John BASELJ (later changed to BASEL). It was an arranged marriage.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Please contact me if it does!