The Petritsch family of the Chicago, Illinois area started with the emigration of two different families from the Austrian / Hungarian Empire.  
 Josef Petritsch came from Gutenstein, Kärnten, Austria, (now known as Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia) and settled in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1890. 
 The Zatkalik family emigrated from what is now known as Sobitiste, Zapadoslovency, Slovakia some time around 1900. 
It was on August 6, 1904, in Chicago Heights, Illinois that the two families would come together as one with the marriage of Josef Petritsch to Susan Zatkalik. The two produced eight sons between the years 1905 thru 1919 and laid the foundation for the more than one hundred decendents that followed.
Gertraud Petritsch of Ljubljana, Krain, Austria gave birth to:  
*Bartholomaeus Petritsch of Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia who married  
+Antonia nee Gregoritsch of Vrbovsko bei Fiume, Croatia.   
They in turn were the parents of:  
**Johann Petritsch born in 1862 in Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia , moved to Vienna in 1900, no other information available 
**Luzia Petritsch born in 1865 in Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia, no other information available 
Other brothers and sisters may also exist. 
**Josef Petritsch born in 1870 in Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia, died 1943  
++Susan Zatkalik born in 1881 in Sobitiste, Zapadoslovensy, Slovakia, died 1958 

The children of Josef and Susan Petritsch

 

***Joseph Theodore Petritsch born in 1905 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died 1961 
***Antonia Petritsch born in 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, died approx. 1908 
***Durand Keith Petritsch born in 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, died 1965 
***Milton John Petritsch born in 1909 in Waukeegan, Illinois, died 1980 
***Paul Bartholoem Petritsch born in 1912 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died1990 
***William Walter Petritsch born in 1914 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died 1986 
***Edward Dietz Petritsch born in 1915 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died 1960 
***Rudolph Samuel Petritsch born in 1917 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died 1994 
***Henry Louis Petritsch born in 1919 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, died 1968 
***Lily Petritsch born / unknown, died / unknown

Josef and the First Illinois Infantry during the Spanish American War
The Zatkalik Family 
Joe Zatkalik, Josef Petritsch holding Joseph Petritsch, Samuel Sr. & Samuel Jr. Zatkailik
Susan Zatkalik Petritsch holding Antonia, Christina Zatkalik Hibel, John Zatkalik, Susan Zatkalik
Samuel Zatkalik II born in 1853 in Slovkia, died 1934 
+Susan born in 1857 in Slovakia 
**Christina Zatkalik born in 1880 in Sobitiste, Zapadoslovensy, Slovakia, died 1974 
***Elsie Hibel born 1914, died 1995 
***Lillian Hibel born /unknown 
**Susan Zatkalik born in 1881 in Sobitiste, Zapadoslovensy, Slovakia, died 1958 
***See Above 
**Joseph Zatkalik born in 1883 in Sobitiste, Zapadoslovensy, Slovakia, died 1947 
***Joseph Zatkalik born in 1912, died 1979 
***Samuel Zatkalik born in 1914, died 1959 
***Rudolph August Zatkalik born in 1917, died 1987 
***John Zatkalik born after 1920 
***Ann Zatkalik born after 1921 
**Samuel Zatkailik III born in 1885 in Sobitiste, Zapadoslovensy, Slovakia, died 1916 
**John Zatkalik born in 1899, died 1930
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A special thanks to Joseph Petritsch and Bradley & Valaree Petritsch for devoting so much time and expense into the research that's been necessary for finding our roots
If you should have any additional information or
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Brian L. Petritsch  bl@petritsch.net
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