All letters in this selection were written by Janez Nemanich of Lokvica in the Metlika region of Slovenia to his brother Anton Nemanich who at the time of receipt of these letters resided in Joliet, Illinois. According to Joe Nemanich, his son, Anton Nemanich immigrated to the United States from
Michael Joseph Prebilic (ca. 1892-1958), an immigrant from Slovenia. Prebilic lived in Eveleth, Minnesota, immigrated in October 1909, later he worked as a miner and a plumber. Michael Prebilic was a member of local lodges of the Slovenian-American Catholic Union, American Fraternal Union, and the Yugoslav Club.