An Immigrant Story - Sebastian Vidosh

Newspaper article titled: "John Vidosh Succumbs; Was Injured In Mine."
The article from the March 23, 1914 Calumet News - "Josh Vidosh Succumbs; Was Injured In Mine."

The Calumet News, Calumet MI, March 23, 1914

The Vidosh family began an immigrant story when Slovenian-born Sebastian and Margareta (Bukovec) Vidosh moved to the Copper Country in the 1890s. After encountering some trouble with the law over a small gambling ring, Sebastian found employment as a laborer with the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company.
 
Three grave markers in a cemetery.
Vidosh grave markers in Calumet's Lakeview Cemetery.

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Their eldest son John later secured employment as a trammer for the company. He worked in this position until an accident took his life at age 42 in 1914, leaving his wife Theresa (Fink) a widow and mother of seven. By 1917, her sons John Stanley and Albert were helping to support the family. John worked as a carpenter's helper in the C&H Carpenter Shop - the third generation to work for C&H. Theresa lived with family members until 1963, when she was laid to rest beside her husband at Calumet's Lakeview Cemetery.

Last updated: March 16, 2018

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