I have heard of a John Matulich that came through Ellis Island in 1889. He was from Triest, Yugoslavia. (border of Italy) He may have gone through Boston, Mass. to Lousiana area. May have been married to a Johanna Tuftin from England. I think he was a fisherman on the coast. I was told he died in Columbia, Missisippi and she died in Biloxi, Miss. in 1922. I believe they had 8 children. Johnny, Edward, Isabel, Anthony, Joseph, Albert, and Frank- still living and my grandmother- Mercedes Cecile Matulich Scully.