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Andrew Devich papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC539

Abstract

Papers (1976) of Andrew Devich (1896-ca.1976) consist of his autobiography, in which he describes early life in Croatia and his immigration to Minnesota, his work in mines on the Minnesota Iron Range, draft resistance during the first World War, his wedding to Lucy Pocrnich and their life together in Buhl, Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Andrew Devich (1896-197?) was born in Krasno, Croatia. He left Croatia for the United States in 1913, when he was seventeen. He went to Minnesota, where he joined two of his brothers, who later remigrated. Devich worked in lumber camps and mines in Minnesota and on farms in North Dakota. When the first World War broke out, he and other immigrants, reluctant to fight their relatives at home, were jailed for failure to register for the draft. After their release, they worked in the mines for the duration of the war. Devich was naturalized in 1925 and continued to work in the mines and, when the mines were closed, at various jobs in Buhl.

Extent

16 pages

Title
Inventory of the Andrew Devich papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

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