Howey and Mrak Genealogy - Person Page 377

Lucia Mrack1

F, b. circa 1705
Last Edited20 Aug 2014
Birth*circa 1705Lucia Mrack was born circa 1705.1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Mrak.1 
Name Variation Lucia Mrack was also known as Lucia Mrak. 
Event-Misc*17 September 1730She was Lucia, daughter of Thoma Mrach is Godparent for Matthias, son of Joannis Mandich and Margarita, daughter of Georgii Martinich on 17 September 1730 at Lovran, Croatia.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949, Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva), Lovran Births (Rodeni) 1714-1718, 1726-1819, Image 17 of 261.

Mattia Mrack1

M, b. 1782, d. 10 February 1787
Last Edited4 Aug 2013
Birth*1782Mattia Mrack was born in 1782 at Lovran, Croatia.1 
Death*10 February 1787He died on 10 February 1787 at Lovran, Croatia.2 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949 Roman Catholic (Rimokatolika crkva), LovranDeaths (Umrli) 1771-1832, 1831, Image 31 of 98

    Mattia Mrach, died 10 Feb 1787, age 5 yr.
  2. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949 Roman Catholic (Rimokatolika crkva), LovranDeaths (Umrli) 1771-1832, 1831, Image 36 of 98

    Mattia Mrach, died 10 Feb 1787, age 5 yr.

Andreas Mrak1

M, b. 21 November 1819, d. 18 November 1906
Last Edited17 Nov 2001
Birth21 November 1819Andreas Mrak was born on 21 November 1819 at S. Francisa 67, Lovran, Croatia.2,3 
Baptism*21 November 1819He was baptized on 21 November 1819 at Roman Catholic Church, Lovran, Croatia.4 
He was the son of Mattio Mrak and Mattea Zmarich.5,3,2,6,7 
Marriage*23 February 1846Andreas Mrak married Matthiae Tikjac, daughter of Antonius Tichiaz and Catharina Maranic, on 23 February 1846 at Roman Catholic Church, Lovran, Croatia.8,9 
Marriage*7 January 1862Andreas Mrak married Catharina Staraz, daughter of Matthaus Staraz and Antonia Mihalich, on 7 January 1862 at Roman Catholic Church, Lovran, Croatia.10 
Death*18 November 1906Andreas Mrak died on 18 November 1906 at Lovran, Croatia, at age 86; cause of death "mearasmus senilis".6,3,11,7 
Burial*20 November 1906He was buried on 20 November 1906 at Lovran, Croatia.11,3 
Name Variation21 November 1819 As of 21 November 1819, Andreas Mrak was also known as Andrea Mrak.4 
Name Variation27 July 1846 As of 27 July 1846, Andreas Mrak was also known as Andreas Mrach.12 

Family 1

Matthiae Tikjac b. circa 1830, d. 23 March 1860
Marriage*23 February 1846He married Matthiae Tikjac, daughter of Antonius Tichiaz and Catharina Maranic, on 23 February 1846 at Roman Catholic Church, Lovran, Croatia.8,9 
Children 1.Anna Mrak12 b. 27 Jul 1846
 2.Matthaus Mrak13 b. 20 Jan 1849, d. 7 Mar 1863
 3.Joannes Mrak6 b. 22 Jun 1851, d. 6 Nov 1923
 4.Franciscus Mrak+1,8,14 b. 7 Oct 1853
 5.Rochus Mrak15 b. 25 Dec 1855, d. 21 Aug 1856
 6.Maria Rosaria Francesca Mrak16 b. 21 Sep 1857
 7.Andreas Mrak+17 b. 26 Jun 1859, d. 2 Feb 1944

Family 2

Catharina Staraz b. circa 1838, d. 10 June 1878
Marriage*7 January 1862Andreas Mrak married Catharina Staraz, daughter of Matthaus Staraz and Antonia Mihalich, on 7 January 1862 at Roman Catholic Church, Lovran, Croatia.10 
Children 1.Antonia Mrak18 b. 9 Jul 1862, d. 26 Oct 1863
 2.Ferdinandus Mrak19 b. 12 Dec 1863, d. 8 Jan 1864
 3.Antonius Mrak20 b. 27 Jan 1865
 4.Catherina Anna Mrak21 b. 6 Feb 1867
 5.Francisca Mrak22 b. 17 Dec 1868
 6.Matthaus Carolus Mrak23 b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 6 May 1873
 7.Stephanus Mrak7 b. 26 Dec 1873
 8.Carolus Mrak24 b. bt 1 Mar 1876 - 7 Mar 1876
 9.Antonia Mrak25 b. 27 Mar 1878, d. 18 Apr 1878

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, 1880 baptism #15, Feb 9, 1880, p.441.
  2. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084813, item 8, page 287, Andrea Mrak, baptised 21 November 1819, born to Mattio Mrak and Mattea Zmarich of S. Francisa 67 (Sveti Francisk?). Godparents Giorgio Kersanaz, farmer, and Cattar. Tominich, "rustica". Child is Catholic, male, and legitimate.
  3. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084815 Item 3, page 750, death on 18 Nov 1906, hora 11 ant., at S. Franciscus 32?, Mrak Andreas gd. Mathiae et gd. Matheas natae Cmaric natus 21/11. 1819. Catholic male age 94 11/27. Death due to mearasmus senilis. Seputtus 20/11.1906 hora 9 ant. provisus.
  4. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084813, item 8, page 287, Andrea Mrak, baptised 21 November 1819, born to Mattio Mrak and Mattea Zmarich of S. Francisa 67 (Sveti Francisk?). Godparents Giorgio Kersanaz, farmer, and Cattar. Tominich, "rustica."
  5. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 293, line101, Ferdinandus, male, born 9 Dec 1863, baptised the next day, born to Andreas Mrak (son of Mattio), and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.
  6. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 216, Joannes, male, born 22 Jun 1851 baptised 23 Jun 1851, born to Andreas Mrak (gd. Mathaei d. 18 Nov 1906) and Matthea Tichiaz (d. 23 Mar 1860) of S. Francisa.
  7. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 387, line 88, Stephanus, male, born 26 Dec 1873 baptised the same day, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66. Stephanus married? 20 Oct 1911. Andreas is son of Matthaei agric. and died 18 Nov 1906. Catharina Staraz died 10 Jun 1878.
  8. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 3, pages 123-124. 23 June 1879, Franciscus Mrak, sailor, age 25,8,16, married Angelica Ruzic, age 26,10,2, both of S. Fr. 66 (Sveti Francisk?). Franciscus parents are Andreas Mrak, farmer, and Matthiae n. Tikjac. Angelica's parents are Antonius Ruzic and Maria Mansic. Witnesses are ? Kozul and Ivanus Miscemi?
  9. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 3, page 39, line 3, 23 Feb 1846. Andrea Mrach rusticus, 26, never married, of 66 S. Fran. married Matthea Tichiaz of Costrena, 24, never married, operaria. Andreas' parent are the late Mattheus Mrach rusticus and Mattea Zmarich. Matthea's parents are Antonius Tichiaz rusticus and Catharina Maranic.
  10. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 3, page 62, line 12, 7 Jan 1862, Andreas Mrach, 42, rusticus, previously married, of S. Fran. 66, married Catharina Staraz, 24, of S. Fran 53. Andreas' parents are Matthaus Mrach rusticus and Matthea Zmarich. Catharina's parents are Matthaus Staraz, rusticus, and Antonia Mihalich.
  11. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084813, item 8, page 287, Andrea Mrak, baptised 21 November 1819, born to Mattio Mrak and Mattea Zmarich of S. Francisa 67 (Sveti Francisk?). Godparents Giorgio Kersanaz, farmer, and Cattar. Tominich, "rustica". Written over this entry in a different script is a cross symbol with 11/18 1906, presumably the date of death or burial.
  12. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 187, Anna, female, born 27 Jul 1846, baptised same day, born to Andreas Mrach and Mattea Tichiarz of S. Francisa.
  13. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 203, Matthaus, born 20 Jan 1849 baptised 21 Jan, born to Andreas Mrak and Matthea Tichiaz of S. Francisa.
  14. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 229, Franciscus, born 8 October 1853 baptised 9 Oct, born to Andreas Mrak, sailor, and Matthoa Tichiaz of S. Francisa 66 (Sveti Francisk?). Can't make out names of godparents.
  15. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 240, Rochus, male, born 25 Dec 1855 baptised 26 Dec 1855, born to Andreas Mrak and Matthea Tichiaz of S. Francisa.
  16. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 250, Maria Rosaria Francesca , female, born 21 Sep 1857 baptised 6 Oct 1857, born to Andreas Mrak and Mattioa Tichiaz of S. Francisa.
  17. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 261, Andreas, male, born 26 Jun 1859 baptised same day, born to Andreas Mrak and Matthea Tichiaz of S. Francisa.
  18. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084815 Item 3, death on 26 oct 1863, at S. Franciscus 66, Antonia Mrak filia Andrea Mrak an. 1st m 4 (age 1 year 4 months?) (villica?).
  19. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084815 Item 3, death on 8 Jan 1864, at S. Franciscus 66, Ferdinandus, filius Andrea Mrak, rusticus, age diara? (27 days).
  20. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 303, line 10, Antonius, male, born 27 Jan 1865, baptised the 29 Jan 1865, born to Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.
  21. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 318, line 17, Catherina Anna, female, born 6 Feb 1867 baptised the next day, born to Andreas Mrak (son of Mattio), and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.
  22. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 336, line 101, Francisca, female, born 17 Dec. 1869 baptised the next day, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.
  23. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 370, line 25, Mattheus Carolus, male, born 11 Mar 1872 baptised the next day, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66. Died 6 May 1873.
  24. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 405, line 14, Carolus, male, born 3 days before baptism, baptised between Mar 1 and Mar 7 1876 (image obscured), born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.
  25. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 422, line 20, Antonia?, female, born 27 Mar 1878, baptised next day (name of child on image appears overwritten, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66. Antonia died 18 Apr 1878.

Andreas Mrak1

M, b. 26 June 1859, d. 2 February 1944
Last Edited20 Aug 2014
Birth*26 June 1859Andreas Mrak was born on 26 June 1859 at S. Fran., Lovran, Croatia.1 
He was the son of Andreas Mrak and Matthiae Tikjac.1 
Birth29 November 1859Andreas Mrak was born on 29 November 1859.2 
Marriage*circa 1895He married Antoinette Newmann circa 1895 at San Francisco, California; Antoinette was recently arrived from Austria.3 
Death*2 February 1944Andreas Mrak died on 2 February 1944 at Alameda, California, at age 84.3,4 
Residence*He lived at Chile; Andreas lived at Chile some time before coming to the US.3 
Event-Misc*circa 1872He was left Croatia at about 12 years old. circa 1872.3 

Family

Antoinette Newmann d. circa 1940
Marriage*circa 1895He married Antoinette Newmann circa 1895 at San Francisco, California; Antoinette was recently arrived from Austria.3 
Child 1.Emil Marcel Mrak+3 b. 27 Oct 1901, d. 9 Apr 1987

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 261, Andreas, male, born 26 Jun 1859 baptised same day, born to Andreas Mrak and Matthea Tichiaz of S. Francisa.
  2. [S242] Unknown author, California Death Records, Rootsweb website query 2/26/2002. Andrew Mrak b. 11/29/1859, died 2/2/1944, Alameda, age 84 years. Birth place =Other

    Ancestry Site lists:
    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Name: MRAK, ANDREW
    Social Security #: 0
    Sex: MALE
    Birth Date: 29 Nov 1859
    Birthplace: OTHER COUNTRY
    Death Date: 2 Feb 1944
    Death Place: ALAMEDA
    Mother's Maiden Name:
    Father's Surname: MRAK.


  3. [S240] Robert Emil Mrak, e-mail message. Hereinafter cited as "Robert Emil Mrak e-mail."
  4. [S242] Unknown author, California Death Records, Rootsweb website query 2/26/2002. Andrew Mrak b. 11/29/1859, died 2/2/1944, Alameda, age 84 years. Birth place =Other.

Angelo Frank Mrak

M, b. 19 February 1923, d. 2 March 2005
Angelo Mrak (far left) with shipmates during WW II.
Angelo Mrak aboard ship during WW II.
Anthony and Carole Mrak c. 1957
Angelo Mrak with granddaughter Allyn Howey c. 1987
Angelo Mrak with spyglass
Angelo and Gloria Mrak c. 1950
Last Edited5 May 2013
Birth*19 February 1923Angelo Frank Mrak was born on 19 February 1923 at Lovran, Croatia.1,2,3 
He was the son of Frank Mrak and Karoline Tancabel.1 
Marriage*4 September 1948Angelo Frank Mrak married Gloria Frances Mahnich, daughter of Anton Mahnich and Antonia Pecuh, on 4 September 1948 at St. Timothy's RC Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4
Death*2 March 2005Angelo Frank Mrak died on 2 March 2005 at The Oaks Assisted Living, 240 Barker Rd., Wyncote, Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, at age 82; 5:30AM.5,6,7,3 
Burial*5 March 2005He was buried on 5 March 2005 at Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.6,7,3
Probate2 May 2005His estate was probated on 2 May 2005 at Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; letters testamentary granted.8 
Address* Angelo Frank Mrak lived at 5004 Fitler St., Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. 
Note*Apparently at least two Mraks from Lovran perished in concentration camps during WWII.
Mrak, Ana (Mate). Born 1896 in Liganj, Lovran. A sympathizer of the NOP, she disappeared in a German camp. (Liburnijskog, p. 82).

Mrak, Petar (Ivana). Born 1890 in Liganj, Lovran. A sympathizer of the NOP, he was arrested on 29 March 1944 and disappeared in a German camp. (Liburnijskog, p. 82).
Liburnijskog. Vinko Sepic Ciskin, Gubici Liburnijskog kraja u Drugom Svjetskom Ratu, Rijeka, 2003.
http://www.croatianworld.net/CROWNframes.htm?http://www.croatianworld.net/Letters/5126.htm. 
Name Variation Angelo Frank Mrak was also known as Angelo Franjo Mrak. 
Immigration*1 July 1930He immigrated on 1 July 1930 to Steamship Saturnia, New York City, New York; Ship was named Saturnia per Angelo himself Nov. 1997. Morton Allan Directory states that Saturnia arrived in New York 11 times in 1930. The May 27 and July 1, 1930 dates are most likely per Angelo, who recalls arriving during the period between school years. The Cosulich Line vessel departed Trieste and stopped at Patras, Palermo, Naples, then NY. Angelo recalls that they also stopped in Lisbon.
Angelo says they were accompanied by Carmelina Miscenic and her daughter Mary.9,10,11 
Immigration*1 July 1930He and Karoline Tancabel immigrated on 1 July 1930 to Steamship Saturnia, New York City, New York.12,13,14 
Occupation*from 5 March 1941 to 1 July 1941Angelo Frank Mrak was seaman with 5 trips aboard the City of Dallas. from 5 March 1941 to 1 July 1941 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.15,16 
Residence8 January 1942He lived on 8 January 1942 at 2628 Almond St., Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.17 
Milit-Beg*8 January 1942He began military service on 8 January 1942 at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.18,19 
(Witness) Historybetween 1943 and 1945He witnessed From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Centaurus
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AKA - 17: dp. 6,556 l. 459'3" b. 63'

dr. 26'4" s. 16 k. cpl. 247 a. 1 x 5"

cl. Andromeda

Centaurus (AKA-17) was launched 3 September 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. J. L. Wilson; acquired by the Navy 20 October 1943; and commissioned the next day, Captain G. E. McCabe, USCG, in command.

Centaurus put to sea from Norfolk, Va., 11 December 1943 with cargo for Pearl Harbor, where she arrived 30 December. On 22 January 1944, she cleared with the Southern Attack Force, bound for Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, off which she arrived 31 January. During the initial assault, she landed four waves of cargo-laden craft under the protective fire of Pennsylvania (BB-38) with a smoothness belying her newness at amphibious warfare, and until 5 February she remained off the atoll landing combat cargo to support troops ashore as they encountered stiffening opposition. She returned to Noumea for training and cargo duty until 31 March, when she sailed from Tulagi to carry men and cargo to Manus and proceeded to Langemak Bay, New Guinea. Here she loaded for the landings on northern New Guinea, and on 15 April put to sea in the second assault echelon for Aitape. While her landings here on 23 April were unopposed, difficult surf and beach conditions challenged her skill. After several brief voyages to other New Guinea ports to transport reinforcements to the Hollandia area, Centaurus sailed for amphibious exercises in the Solomon Islands.

From 3 June to 30 June 1944, the attack cargo ship was at sea as part of the reserve force standing by during the invasion of the Marianas, and then returned to Eniwetok to prepare for the return of U.S. forces to Guam. She sailed in the Southern Attack Force for this assault 17 July, and on 21 July, day of the initial attack, began landing combat cargo on the difficult beaches near Agat, where Japanese forces offered stiff resistance. She completed offloading cargo and vehicles, and embarking casualties, a week later when she cleared for Eniwetok.

After brief overhaul at Espiritu Santo, Centaurus sailed to Guadalcanal to embark cargo and vehicles for the assault on the Palau Islands, for which she cleared 8 September. At Peleliu on 15 September 1944 she began landing her cargo as heavy opposition developed from the Japanese defenses, cleverly concealed. A fierce fight developed for the marines ashore, and Centaurus remained off the island pouring ashore the equipment essential to the maintenance of the offensive. Taking on board casualties and prisoners of war, the attack cargo ship also carried marines when she cleared on 4 October for the Russells, where all passengers were disembarked. She herself continued on to San Francisco, where from 25 October to 22 December she was in overhaul.

Centaurus returned to the Pacific by way of Guam, and after rehearsal landings in the Solomons, joined the Northern Attack Force for the invasion of Okinawa, with which she sailed from Ulithi 27 March. Arriving off the island for the assault on 1 April, Centaurus began to discharge cargo at an ever-quickening pace, as she supported the first rapid advances of the 6th Marines across the island. Operations went smoothly despite heavy kamikaze attacks; Centaurus 'guns helped splash two. She cleared Okinawa 9 April for Pearl Harbor, where she loaded additional cargo for the Okinawa operation. Returning to Okinawa 3 June, she offloaded and on 14 June sailed for the United States via Pearl Harbor, and between 19 July and 23 August was in after overhaul at Seattle. Centaurus returned to the Far East and operated in the redeployment of troops. On 31 January 1946 she returned to Seattle and thence proceeded to New York City, where she arrived on 23 March and was decommissioned 30 April 1946. She returned to the Maritime Commission 11 September 1946.

Centaurus received six battle stars for World War II service.


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http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/amphib/aka17.htm between 1943 and 1945. 
(Witness) Historybetween 5 November 1943 and 4 January 1945He witnessed Excerpt from the Coast Guard diary of Angelo F. Mrak - service aboard U.S.S.Centaurus

Sat. Nov. 5, 1943
Left New River for Norfolk.
Mon. Nov. 7, 1943
Went aboard U.S.S. Centaurus
Fri. Dec. 10
     Left Norfolk for Panama.
Thur. Dec. 16
     Arrived at Panama.
Sun. Dec. 19
     Left Panama for Honolulu.
Fri. Dec. 31, 1943
     Arrived at Pearl Harbor.
Tue. Jan 22, 1944
     Left Honolulu for Kwajalein.
Sun. Jan. 31
     Invaded Kwajalein Atoll
Mon & Tue. Feb 1 & 2
     Spent two days on Carlson Island.
Sat. Feb 5
     Left Kwajalein Atoll.
Mon. Feb 8
     Initiated into "Neptunus Rex Shellbacks" for crossing equator. Also crossed
International Dateline three times in all.
Tue. Feb 9
     Arrived at Funa Futi of Gilbert & Ellice Islands.
Sat. Feb. 19
     Left Funa Futi. My 21st birthday. Changed date to 21st.
Thur. Feb. 24
     Arrived at Nomea, New Caledonia
Tues. March 7
     Left Nomea
Sat. March 11
     Arrived at Guadalcanal
Sun. March 12
     Went to Tulagi
Fri. March 31
Left Guadalcanal for Admiralty Is.
Sun. April 2
     Rescued 1 Co-pilot of Mitchel, of ten crew dropped by parachute.
Tue. Morning, April 4
Arrived at Emirau Is. Left Emirau that nite.
Wed. April 5
     Arrived at Los Negroes Island of Admiralty group
Fri. April 7
     Made second allotment for $40
Sun. April 9
     Left Los Negros Island.
Tue. Morn. April 11
     Arrived at Cape Cretin New Guinea
Wed. April 19
     Left Cape Cretin, New Guinea, with troops on board.
Sun. April 23
     Participated in the invasion of Aitape (Korako [or Karako]) New Guinea and
departed that evening.
Wed. April 26
     Arrived at Cape Sudest, (Buna) New Guinea.
Thur. April 27
     Pulled up alongside tanker and the Zealand P.A. 3. Pulled away early next
morning.
Fri. April 28
     Departed from Cape (Buna) Sudest with other ships.
Sat. April 29
     Arrived at Saidor, New Guinea. Took on troops and supplies.
Mon. May 1
     Departed from Saidor, N.G.
Wed. May 3
     Arrived at Aitape with reinforcements. Left at 4:30 PM same afternoon.
Fri. May 5
Arrived at Cape Sudest (Buna).
Sun. May 7
Left Cape Sudest (Buna)
May 10, Wed.
     Arrived at Guadalcanal
May 19, Fri.
     Went to Tulagi
May 20, Sat.
     Went on recreation party
May 21, Sun.
     Left Tulagi for Guadalcanal
May 24 Wed.
     Went on maneuvers. At maneuvers next day.
May 27 Sat.
     Went to Tulagi
Mon May 29
     Left Tulagi for Guadalcanal
Sun. June 4
     Left Guadalcanal
Tue. June 6, 1944
     France invaded.
Thur. June 8
     Arrived at Kwajalein Is.
Sun. June 11
     Left Kwajalein Is.
Fri. June 16 to Sun June 25
     In vicinity of Saipan Is.
Fri. June 30
     Arrived at Eniwetok
Mon. July 17
     Left Eniwetok
Fri. July 21 1944
     Invaded Guam
Thur. July 27
     Left Guam
Mon. July 31
Arrived at Eniwetok and departed same day.
Sun. August 6
     Arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
Sun. August 27
     Left New Hebrides for Guadalcanal.
Tue. August 29
     Arrived at Guadalcanal.
Thur. August 31
     Went to Tulagi.
Sat. Sept. 2
     Returned to Guadalcanal.
Thur. Sept. 7
     Left Guadalcanal.
Fri. Sept. 15
     Participated in operations of Peleliu Island, of Palau group. In vicinity of Palau,
took on Jap and Korean prisoners, and was ashore on the 20th.
Wed. October 4
     Left Palau Islands.
Tue. Oct. 10
Arrived at Russell Is. In the Solomons.
Thur. Oct. 12
     Left the Russells and arrived at Tulagi.
Fri. Oct. 13
Went to Guadalcanal and left Guadalcanal for the States.
Tue. Oct. 17
     Crossed the International Dateline, which makes it - Mon. Oct. 16, 1944.
Fri. Oct. 27
     Arrived in San Francisco.
Sun. Oct. 29
     Went on fifteen day leave.
November 15 Wed.
Returned from leave ship under repairs.
Sat. Dec. 17 1944
     Went to Oakland Cal. for cargo.
Thur. Dec. 22
     Left the States.
Thur. Dec. 28, 1944
     Arrived in Pearl Harbor.
Jan. 4 Thur.
     Transferred from U.S.S. Centaurus to U.S.C.G.T.S. Navy No. 48
Oahu, H.I. between 5 November 1943 and 4 January 1945. 
(Witness) Death30 June 1945He witnessed the death of Karoline Tancabel on 30 June 1945 at Sacred Heart Free Home for Incurable Cancer, 1315 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.20,21,22 
Milit-End*25 February 1947Angelo Frank Mrak ended military service on 25 February 1947 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Honorable discharge. Service number: 251-682.18 
Residence*30 October 1952He lived on 30 October 1952 at 6241 Gillespie St., Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.23 
(Witness) Burial30 October 1952He witnessed the burial of Nicholas Mrak on 30 October 1952 at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Section W, Row 33, Grave 48, 4268 Richmond St., Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.24 

Census Data

DateLocationDetail
13 April 1940Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAngelo Frank Mrak appeared on the census of 13 April 1940 in the household of Frank Mrak at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.25

Family

Gloria Frances Mahnich b. October 1925, d. 23 August 2004
Marriage*4 September 1948Angelo Frank Mrak married Gloria Frances Mahnich, daughter of Anton Mahnich and Antonia Pecuh, on 4 September 1948 at St. Timothy's RC Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4
Children 1.Anthony Frank Mrak
 2.Carole Antonia Mrak+
 3.Linda Frances Mrak

Citations

  1. [S107] Birth Certificate, Copy of Croatian birth certificate. Date of birth 19 Feb 1923, male, born in Lovran to Fanciscus Mrak and Carola Tancabel. Copy issued and notarized 23.04.1983. In my collection.
  2. [S199] Unknown author, Handwritten Document that appears to be for the Emigration of Karoline and Angelo Mrak to the United States (in Italian), Figlio, Angelo, nato a Laurana il 19 febbraio 1923, residente a Laurana. Dated 8 Aprile 1930. Laurana.
  3. [S251] Unknown author, Ancestry Web Site, Source Information:
    National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.
    Name: Angelo F Mrak Service Info.: CM2 US COAST GUARD WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 19 Feb 1923 Death Date: 2 Mar 2005 Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery Cemetery Address: 5201 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA 19020.
  4. [S22] Interview, Gloria (Mahnich) Mrak.
  5. [S106] Death Certificate, Death Certificate of Angelo F. Mrak, Commonwealth of Pennyslvania Dept of Health certificate number P11310824. Angelo F. Mrak, male, white, SSN 176-18-8590, date of death March 2, 2005, age 82, born 2-19-1923 at Lovran Croatia. Place of death nursing home, Oaks - Wyncote Nursing Home, Cheltenham Twp, Montgomery Co. Usual occupation maintenance supervisor, for City of Phila. Decedant was widowed, with 12 years of school. Father Frank Mrak, mother Karolina Tancabel. Informant Carole Howey, 786 Oakfield Ln, Phila PA 19115. Disposition by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA 19020. Unteraker Gerard J. Burns of Burns F. H. 9708 Frankford Ave, Phila., PA. Time of death 5:30AM 030205 by Victoria Smith, RN.
    Cause of death respiratory failure and pneumonia. Other conditions Dementia - Alzheimers type, hypertension, GI bleeding, and chronic anemia. Death natural. Certified by Joseph Mambu, MD. Date filed 4 March 2004. Registrar Cynthia Zengalewicz.
  6. [S145] Robert Thomas Howey, Personal knowledge of Robert Thomas Howey.
  7. [S318] Unknown author, Obituary, MRAK
    ANGELO F., age 82, peacefully on March 2, 2005, Angelo was born in Lovran, Croatia; son of Frank Mrak and Karolina Tancabel; preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Gloria Mahnich; dearly loved father of Anthony (Lisa) Mrak of Moorestown NJ, Carole (Robert) Howey and Linda Mrak of Phila.; dear poppy of Allyn and Alexander Howey. Angelo was the founding Cub Master of Phila. Council BSA Pack 362. founding Scout Master of Troop 462, Neighborhood Commissioner and member of The Order of The Arrow. He served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Centaurus (AKA-17) during WWII. A master carpenter, Angelo designed and built his own home in 1979. Family and friends, former co-workers from Riverview Home and Holmesburg Prison are invited to his Viewing Sat., 9 A.M., St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9720 Frankford Ave. (So. of Grant Ave.), followed by his Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Int. Resurrection Cem. No Eve Viewing. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Angelo's name to Sacred Heart Free Home for Incurable Cancer, 1315 W. Hunting Park Ave., Phila. PA 19140.
    BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 215-637-1414
    Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 3/3/2005.
  8. [S388] Montco PA Grant of Certificate of Letters unknown file number, No. 46-05-1499. Letters testamentary for Estate of Angelo F. Mrak granted to Carole M. Howey, Anthony F. Mrak and Linda F. Mrak. 2 May 2005.
  9. [S102] Unknown author, Morton Allan Directory, 263.
  10. [S204] Unknown author, Immigrant Identification Card, Id card #680889. Angelo Mrac, born Italy Feb. 19, 1923, brown eyes, port of arrival New York, on steamship Saturnia. Date of admission July 1, 1930. Admission status Immigrant YA. Issued by the American consulate in Naples, Italy on June 20, 1930, visa number 11982.
  11. [S251] Unknown author, Ancestry Web Site, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Angelo Mrak Tauzabel
    Name:      Angelo Mrak Tauzabel
    Arrival Date:      1 Jul 1930
    Birth Year:      abt 1923
    Birth Location:      Italy
    Birth Location Other:      laurana
    Age:      7
    Gender:      Male
    Ethnicity/Race-
    /Nationality:      Croatian
    Port of Departure:      Trieste, Italy
    Port of Arrival:      New York, New York
    Ship Name:      Saturnia

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_4768; Line: 11; Page Number: 69.

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006.
  12. [S204] Unknown author, Immigrant Identification Card, Id card #680888. Carolina Mrac nee Tanzabel, born Italy Jan. 1, 1880, brown eyes, port of arrival New York, on steamship Saturnia. Date of admission July 1, 1930. Admission status Immigrant YA. Issued by the American consulate in Naples, Italy on June 20, 1930, visa number 11981.
  13. [S205] Unknown author, Passport, Italian passport dates in July 1930. Passport number A477544. Tanzabel Carolina in Mrack. daughter of Giovanni and Anna Buccich, born in Apriano, 1-1-1880. Occupation is casalinga. Son Angelo born 19-2-923(sic) is also listed. Destination is Nord America. Stamped on steamship Saturnia at Trieste on 17 Jul 1930. American visa dated 20 Jun 1930.
  14. [S265] Unknown author, Ships Passenger Records, Entry for Angelo Mrak and Carolina Mrak Tauzabel [sic]; SS Saturnia Passenger Manifest, 17 June 1930, p. 3, lines 10-11, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving in New York 1897-1942; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85; National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, roll 4768, page 69.
  15. [S206] Unknown author, Continuous Discharge Book for Seaman, Book number 065245. Angelo Mrak, born Feb 19 1923 in Austria, naturalized Jul. 1924, 5 foot 10 inches, brown eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion. Home resdience 2628 E Almond St., Philadelphia, PA. Ordinary seaman, number E257200. Photo, signature, and thumbprint.
  16. [S209] Unknown author, Certificate of Service, US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation., Certificate number E257200. Angelo Mrak may serve in the DEck Deparmtent in a rating og Ordinary Seaman. Dated fourth of March 1941 at port of Philadelphia. Photo and thumbprint.
  17. [S252] Unknown author, Notice of Separation from the U.S. Naval Service -- Coast Guard, address at time of entry into military service.
  18. [S252] Unknown author, Notice of Separation from the U.S. Naval Service -- Coast Guard.
  19. [S571] Navy Muster Rolls 1939-1949, Centaurus (AKA-17). Service number 251-682. Enlisted 8 Jan 1942 in Baltimore , MD. Reported fm NOB Norfolk, VA hav prev rptd that place fm CGD, New River, N.C. (report of changes for USS Centaurus 30 Nov 1943). Received on board 8 Nov 1943 (muster roll 31 Mar 1944). Also listed on Muster roll for quarter ending December 1943).
  20. [S29] Interview, Angelo F. Mrak, Nov. 1997, 9/12/1998.
  21. [S135] Unknown author, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Richmond St., Philadelphia, PA, Karoline Mrak, died 30 June, 1943, buried 3 July 1943, age 60. Undertaker Baj, Section W. Row 11, Grave 79.
  22. [S106] Death Certificate, Pennsylvania ceriticate number 547349. Death on 30 Jun 1945, certificate dated 3 July 1945. Deceased, Caroline Mrak, resided at 2628 E Almond St. Death due to carcinoma of liver and gall bladder. Deceased was born in Austria, 1885, age 60. Widowed. Parents not known. Informant Angel Mrak. Burial at Holy Redeemer, on 3 July 1945.
  23. [S135] Unknown author, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Richmond St., Philadelphia, PA, Nicholas Mrak, died Oct 23, 1952, buried Oct. 30, 1952, age 68. Grave in Section W., Row 33, Grave 48. Plot Owner Angelo Mrak, 6241 Gillespie St., Phila.
  24. [S135] Unknown author, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Richmond St., Philadelphia, PA, Nicholas Mrak, died Oct 23, 1952, buried Oct. 30, 1952, age 68. Grave in Section W., Row 33, Grave 48. Plot Owner Angelo Mrak, 6241 Gillespie St., Phila. Undertaker Baj.
  25. [S570] 1940 United States Federal Census, Frank Mrak household, 1940 US Federal Census, population schedule, Philadelphia Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, ED 51-284, p. 12A.
    Visit 202, 2628 Almond St.
    Frank Mrak, 60, born Austria, seaman, steamship, lived same place in 1935
    Caroline,62,wife, born Austria
    Angelo, 17, son, born Italy, new worker.

Ann Mrak1

F, b. circa 1695
Last Edited2 Aug 2013
Birth*circa 1695Ann Mrak was born circa 1695 at Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Benedicti Mrak.1 
Marriage*circa 1715Ann Mrak married Martini Franul, son of Martini Petrof, circa 1715.1 
Married Namecirca 1715 As of circa 1715,her married name was Franul.1 

Family

Martini Franul b. circa 1690
Child 1.Gregorius Franul1 b. 4 Mar 1718

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949, Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva), Lovran Births (Rodeni) 1714-1718, 1726-1819, Image 10 of 261.

Anna Mrak1

F, b. 27 July 1846
Last Edited10 Nov 2001
Birth*27 July 1846Anna Mrak was born on 27 July 1846 at S. Fran., Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Andreas Mrak and Matthiae Tikjac.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 187, Anna, female, born 27 Jul 1846, baptised same day, born to Andreas Mrach and Mattea Tichiarz of S. Francisa.

Anna Mrak1

F, b. 11 July 1731
Last Edited2 Aug 2013
Baptism11 July 1731Anna Mrak was baptized on 11 July 1731 at Lovran, Croatia; 11 July 1731
Baptism of Annam, daughter of Mattai Mrach married to Visula of the family of Petri Bradicich. Godparents Joannes Advasic? and Anna, wife of Andrea Kinchela.1 
Birth*11 July 1731She was born on 11 July 1731 at Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Matthia Mrak and Visula Bradicich.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949, Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva), Lovran Births (Rodeni) 1714-1718, 1726-1819, Image 18 of 261.

Anna Petra Mrak1

F, b. 28 June 1886
Last Edited17 Aug 2014
Birth*28 June 1886Anna Petra Mrak was born on 28 June 1886 at Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Franciscus Mrak and Angelina Rozic.1 

Citations

  1. [S547] FamilySearch Record Search, online www.familysearch.com, "Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28342-4946-37,392357201,392357401 : accessed 17 Aug 2014), Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva) > Lovran > Births (Ro?eni) 1820-1890 > image 339 of 383; citing Hrvatski Državni Arhiv, Zagreb.

Anthony Frank Mrak

M
Last Edited26 Dec 2007
Anthony Frank Mrak is the son of Angelo Frank Mrak and Gloria Frances Mahnich
Marriage*14 September 1991Anthony Frank Mrak married Lisa Piro, daughter of Phillip Piro and Caroline Faust, on 14 September 1991 at Moorestown, Moorestown Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey. 

Family

Lisa Piro

Antoinette Vera Mrak1

F
Last Edited14 Nov 2001
Antoinette Vera Mrak is the daughter of Emil Marcel Mrak and Vera Dudley Greaves.1 
Marriage*circa 1975Antoinette Vera Mrak married David Hodapp circa 1975 at Davis, California.1 

Family

David Hodapp
Children 1.Kevin Hodapp1
 2.Sarah Hodapp1

Citations

  1. [S240] Robert Emil Mrak, e-mail message. Hereinafter cited as "Robert Emil Mrak e-mail."

Antonia Mrak1

F, b. 9 July 1862, d. 26 October 1863
Last Edited15 Nov 2001
Birth*9 July 1862Antonia Mrak was born on 9 July 1862 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia; this implies Andrea re-married after Matthea Tichiaz' death.1,2 
She was the daughter of Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz.1,2 
Death*26 October 1863Antonia Mrak died on 26 October 1863 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia, at age 1.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084815 Item 3, death on 26 oct 1863, at S. Franciscus 66, Antonia Mrak filia Andrea Mrak an. 1st m 4 (age 1 year 4 months?) (villica?).
  2. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 282, line 68, Antonia, female, born 9 Jul 1862 baptised same day, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.

Antonia Mrak1

F, b. 27 March 1878, d. 18 April 1878
Last Edited15 Nov 2001
Birth*27 March 1878Antonia Mrak was born on 27 March 1878 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz.1 
Death*18 April 1878Antonia Mrak died on 18 April 1878 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 422, line 20, Antonia?, female, born 27 Mar 1878, baptised next day (name of child on image appears overwritten, born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66. Antonia died 18 Apr 1878.

Antonia Mrak1

F, b. 23 December 1756
Last Edited19 Aug 2014
Birth*23 December 1756Antonia Mrak was born on 23 December 1756 at Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Martinus Mrak and Margaretta Martincich.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S38] Individual contact, Dr. Roberto Zigulic email 7 August 2014 citing Lovran Church Books
    "You mentioned the Margaretha (with unknown surname) as a wife of Martinus Mrach Dindich and the mother of Georgius and Helena. Also You wrote its approx. year of marriage as 1760. But my Lovran genealogical database shows that they have one another daughter named Antonia which was born earlier 23.12.1756., when father Martinus was 21 years old, which is also possible. This record on the 71st page of the oldest Lovran Church book of baptism shows that the mothers surname was Martincich."
  2. [S547] FamilySearch Record Search, online www.familysearch.com, "Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28340-4779-46,392357201,392357202 : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva) > Lovran > Births (Ro?eni) 1714-1718, 1726-1819 > image 69 of 261; citing Hrvatski Državni Arhiv, Zagreb.

Antonius Mrak1

M, b. 27 January 1865
Last Edited15 Nov 2001
Birth*27 January 1865Antonius Mrak was born on 27 January 1865 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia.1 
He was the son of Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 303, line 10, Antonius, male, born 27 Jan 1865, baptised the 29 Jan 1865, born to Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.

Benedetta Mrak1

F, b. 23 March 1829, d. 3 January 1906
Last Edited11 Nov 2001
Baptism*23 March 1829Benedetta Mrak was baptized on 23 March 1829 at S. Francisa 67, Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Mattio Mrak and Mattea Zmarich.1 
Death*3 January 1906Benedetta Mrak died on 3 January 1906 at Lovran, Croatia, at age 76.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 74, line 4, Benedetta, female, baptised 23 Mar 1829, born to Matthaus Mrak agric. and Matthea Zmarich of 67 S. Francisa.

Benedicti Mrak1

M, b. circa 1670
Last Edited2 Aug 2013
Birth*circa 1670Benedicti Mrak was born circa 1670.1 

Family

Child 1.Ann Mrak+1 b. c 1695

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949, Roman Catholic (Rimokatoli?ka crkva), Lovran Births (Rodeni) 1714-1718, 1726-1819, Image 10 of 261.

Carole Antonia Mrak

F
Last Edited24 Feb 2008
Carole Antonia Mrak is the daughter of Angelo Frank Mrak and Gloria Frances Mahnich
Marriage*11 August 1979Carole Antonia Mrak married Robert Thomas Howey, son of Robert James Howey and Elizabeth Hancock Bowen, on 11 August 1979 at St. Katherine of Siena R. C. Church, Frankford & Grant Aves., Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; The day was very hot and humid and it rained after the ceremony. Best man was Alan David Hollins, maid of honor was Linda F. Mrak. Honeymoon was one week in Ocho Rios Jamaica.1 

Citations

  1. [S145] Robert Thomas Howey, Personal knowledge of Robert Thomas Howey.

Carolus Mrak1

M, b. between 1 March 1876 and 7 March 1876
Last Edited15 Nov 2001
Baptism*between 1 March 1876 and 7 March 1876Carolus Mrak was baptized between 1 March 1876 and 7 March 1876 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia.1 
He was the son of Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 405, line 14, Carolus, male, born 3 days before baptism, baptised between Mar 1 and Mar 7 1876 (image obscured), born to Andreas Mrak, and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.

Catherina Anna Mrak1

F, b. 6 February 1867
Last Edited15 Nov 2001
Birth*6 February 1867Catherina Anna Mrak was born on 6 February 1867 at S. Francisa 66, Lovran, Croatia.1 
She was the daughter of Andreas Mrak and Catharina Staraz.1 

Citations

  1. [S238] Unknown author, Lovran Church Records, FHC 2084814 Item 1, page 318, line 17, Catherina Anna, female, born 6 Feb 1867 baptised the next day, born to Andreas Mrak (son of Mattio), and Catharina Staraz, of S. Francisa 66.