Monsignor Fran Ksaver Meško was born in 1874 in
Gornji Ključarovci near Ormož in a farmer's family. Meško studied theology in
Klagenfurt and was then a curate and a priest in different places in Koroška.
He died in 1964 in Slovenj Gradec and is buried in Sele.
Meško wrote poems, stories, novels, short stories,
novelettes, dramas, and young-adult stories, with an apparent connection
between his catholic mentality and the national-awakening features. His
personal items, kept in his memorial room, include such items as his writing
desk, a Slavic surka jacket, a walking stick, a bag, his death mask, parts of
his library collection, as well as some examples of his published literary