Mary Stepic and Andrew Slak
January 19, 1903
Andrew Slak is Faith's maternal great-great-grandfather.
He was from a family of eight boys in Dobrava, Slovenia, which was
then part of Austria, but is now an independent former state of
Yugoslavia. He emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1901. He met his
wife at church and they were married in 1903. They lived in Cleveland
for the rest of their lives.
Andrew helped start a new parish in their neighborhood.
St. Lawrence was small and new, with a young priest, and Andrew
helped canvas and raise money for the new church building. He was
very active in other local Slovene organizations as well.
Andrew and Mary had ten children: nine girls and one
boy. Their daughter Anna was Faith's great-grandmother.