Peter Elich

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  • Name: Peter Elich
  • Location of Birth: Yugoslavia
  • Date of Birth: December 15, 1890
  • Date of Death: February 19, 1969 (78 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 20, 1917
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  • Date of Discharge: February 12, 1918
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Peter Elich
    Event Type: Draft Registration
    Event Date: 26 Apr 1942
    Event Place: Keewatin, Itasca, Minnesota, United States
    Age: 48
    Race: White
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Employer: Butler Bros
    Birth Date: 15 Dec 1893 (1890?)
    Birth Place: Yugoslavia
    Relative's Name: Manda Elich
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 6
    Weight: 200

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Peter was a pioneer resident of Keewatin, Minnesota.

    He worked at Butler Brothers Mining Company.

    Peter married Manda K. Hecimovich in 1929.

    Peter was a member of St. Vasilije of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church in Chisholm, Minnesota.

    Survivors include his wife, Manda; three sons, Mike Hecomovich, William Hecomovich, and George Elich; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Brletich, Mrs. Ruby Corboff, and Mrs. Jean Benson; two brothers and two sisters in Yugoslavia; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Peter died at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing, Minnesota. (Plot Block 1, Lot 51, Grave 1, West 1/2) (No photo of grave marker available at this time.)

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