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Frances Sellars (View posts)
Posted: 905428800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pucelj, Stefin
Am looking for my father's and mother's relatives...Father's name Ignatz Pucelj, mother's name Mary Stefin, In the Dolenjski area, my grandfather's name Bernard Pucelj, my uncles names were Mike, John, Joe, Louis, and Frank. Frank and John stayed in Slovenia, the rest immigrated to U.S. and Belguim. A few aunts too, all in Slovenia, the only name I know is Frances.


Patricia Sink (View posts)
Posted: 915192000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: PUCELJ
My mother's maiden name is Pucelj (Putzel in America). Her father was John Pucelj. His father was Anton. They were from Susje, near Ribnica. Please let's chat. I had a genealogist go to Ribnica's church and I have found many relatives.

Pucelj / Putzel Connection?

Posted: 961329600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1023843568000
Surnames: Pucelj, Putzel, Knaus, Gor?e
Hello Patricia,
I have been searching for a long time and have finally identified my great grandmother's maiden name as Mary [Marija?] Pucelj or Putzel; both are confirmed spellings. She was born on January 2, 1844 in Slovenia. I do not know exactly where, but her second husband, Anton Gorše, was from the Ribnica area, probably Dolenja vas. She remarried after the death of her first husband, Thomas [Tomaz?] Knaus.

I believe she had three brothers, two of whom became priests. I have posted some very old photographs of people I believe to be Mary, her parents, and the two brothers who became priests to the Gorsha Photo Album on our family website. I will have to update the captions to reflect this new information soon. Would you please check your research notes and see if she appears anywhere within them?

Marija Pucelj from Dolenja vas

Posted: 983620800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1023843568000
Surnames: Pucelj, Putzel, Knaus, Gor?e, Gorse
I have received more accurate and extensive information on my family from the area of Dolenja vas and Ribnica. My great-grandmother, Marija Pucelj, was actually born on January 25, 1844 [not Jan. 2, 1844 as first reported]. She first married a Tomaz Knaus, but I do not have the date and would like to have it and the location. She bore him a daughter, Mary/Marija (b. Apr. 27, 1873), and a son, John/Janez (b. Dec. 31, 1873). With these two birth dates only eight (8) months apart, I would like to double-check them against actual birth records from the Ribnica area.

Tomaz Knaus died fairly young and I would like to know exactly when and from what cause. Marija Pucelj Knaus remarried my great-grandfather, Anton Gorše (b. Jul. 10, 1846), but I do not know anything about his family. He also died in Slovenia around the end of the 19th century, but I do not know when, where or from what cause. I would love to be able to take this research back at least one more generation. They had three children:
a daughter, FRANC'IS'KA (b. Dec. 4, 1879),
another daughter, JOHANA (b. Jul. 17 1881),
and a son, [my grandfather] FRANC'IS'EK (or FRANC, b. Sep. 11 1886), who received the second sacrament in 1899.

They lived in Dolenja Vas 48. The 'home name' of the
house was PRI MAJERCI or S'OBARJEVI. Perhaps the
people that lived in that house, before the surname
Gors'e came in the house had the name(s) Majer or/and

I am hoping that this much more complete information will allow someone to help me take my research back even further. I am still interested in connecting with other branches of the Pucelj, Knaus and Gorše families that may still survive in Slovenia. I am fairly clear that Marija Pucelj had at least two brothers who became priests and quite possibly another one who had a family of his own. I do not know whether Tomaz Knaus or Anton Gorše had any siblings, but it would seem very unlikely if they did not.

Thank you to anyone who is able to further my research.

Searching for Pucel

Posted: 985953600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1088107083000
Surnames: Pucel
Frank Pucel was born Oct. 5, 1895 in Bela Cerkev, Yugoslavia. His parents are Michaelis Pucel and Maria Pucel. Maria's parents are listed as Martin and Martha Pucel. I have no other information. I am trying to obtain a birth certificate for Frank. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Re: Pucelj

Jo Johns (View posts)
Posted: 1034023553000
Classification: Query
In 1924 my grandfather John Samsa came to the states. The ship manifest listed him as visiting a friend, Frank Pucelj, in Cleveland, Ohio. Is this of intrest to you.

Frank Pucelj

Posted: 1361208656000
Classification: Obituary
Name: Pucelj, Frank
Date: Jul 9 1973
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #147.
Notes: Pucelj. Frank Pucell; age 85, beloved husband of the late Jennie (nee Marsich), brother of the late Rudolph and Leo, cousin of Joseph Gornick.
Funeral Tuesday, 8:30 A.M., at The Zak Funeral Home, 6016 St. Clair Ave. Services 9 A.M., St. Vitus Church.
Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
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