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Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 9 Aug 2010 9:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mozaro, Mazzario, Mazara,
I am trying to find more about my great grandfather Lucas Mozaro(Mazzario) or great-grandmother Annie M Mozaro (Mazzario). My last name is spelled Mazara, my grandparents as well as their brothers and sisters spelled it Mozaro. But, In the US census in 1900 they listed it as Mazzario then in 1910 it was Mozaro. Lucas' wife's name was Annie, her maiden something that sounded like Zeitz, or Zietz or some other variation. She was said to have family that was a Bishop or a Cardinal in the old country and was highly educated. Any help would be appreciated!

-Matt

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
They were from Croatia.

The name MOZARA is found in Split and Dubrovnik Counties and no where else in Croatia.

What you list as ZIETZ is probably ZEC which sounds like zetz... zec is the Croatian word for .... rabbit and is a common surname.

MOZARA is found in (other than the family you mention) live in Missisippi.

You may want to post to the Croatia board instead of the Yugoslavia board

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mozaro, Mazara, Mazzario, Zec
You are great! I just posted my original post and your reply in the surname, Croatia board. Thank you so much for the information. My dad died when I was 5 and I lost connection with that side of my family. My grandmothers Eva's Maiden name was Taliencich, she is listed in the 1900 us census as a member of the Kuluz household. I am so glad I am starting to feel apart of my heritage. Thank you for helping me in my quest!

-Matt

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry the correct spelling is Talliancich.

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 11:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
The original surname is likley TALIJANČIĆ which sounds like tahleeyahnchich.

Of those I see migrating to the US most are coming from Igrane, Croatia. This is a small village (nowadays part of the Croatian Riveria resort area). I have been to that area on several occasions staying one time in nearby Makarska. Last year I took our Heritage tour group through that area once again. The Adriatic is unbelieveably clear, having a bottom of mostly Limestone.

Here are some links which you may find interesting about Igrane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOQNyMhDMKQ

http://www.makarskainfo.com/igrane/

http://www.makarska-riviera.com/gallery/igrane/index.htm

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Croatia/Coast/Splits...

http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/igrane

Glad to have helped connect you with your Croatian Heritage.

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
All sooo sooo interesting. I really cannot thank you enough for the guidance. The Croatian lodge in Biloxi has just been rebuilt, it now looks like a museum as opposed to a little building. I want to join, but felt like an outsider, maybe now I can offer some interesting facts about the old country. What I have seen so far, my homeland is absolutely beautiful. This is great. Thank you again.

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 11:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good for you! Enjoy the lodge.

I forgot to send you perhaps the most interesting and important link which gives some of your family history with references to some newspaper articles

http://biloxihistoricalsociety.org/book/export/html/51

http://biloxihistoricalsociety.org/

Maybe you will be ready to join us in a trip to Croatia next year!

Robert

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 9:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to locate the specific area where my great-grandparents were from. I've narrowed it to Dalmatia but would like to see if I can narrow it further. There names were Peter Perkov born 1873 and Katie Skrmetta born 1887 (mother's maiden name was Marinovich). I'd be grateful for any information. Thank you.

PERKOV SKRMETA

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 12:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Perkov,

You should make a serperate posting with the surnames in the Subject line... and anywhere surnames appear they should be in all CAPS so as to highlight them.

Did Peter and Katie emigrate from Croatia? If so where did they settle

Correct spelling is ŠKRMETA, sounds like shkrmetah. The few that are in the Croatia online phone book most on Otok Brac. Link to online phone book is below.

http://imenik.tportal.hr/show?action=pretraga&type=bijel...

It appears that this is where your Katie (Croatian Katica was from

First Name: Katica
Last Name: SKRMETA
Race: Croatian
Last Place of Residence: Bobovisce, Dalmatia, Aust. Next of Kin her father Nikola
Date of Arrival: Mar 05, 1908
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Slavonia
Port of Departure: Trieste
Manifest Line Number: 0003
Destination to Biloxi MS to someone named SKRMETA

1910 Biloxi census shows the following Dalmatians (oyster fisherman)

Name Age
Som Skermit 28
Jacobira Skermit 25
Next door to them are a couple, Peter and Katarina with a young son Tony under 1 year old... I wonder if this could by your Peter and Katie? And on the same page is a MARINOVIC family.

Croatians arriving in the Gulf Coast communities has been well document, below are some links which may help your search for info

http://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/4694/1/E-Croats-in-Lou...

http://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/8791/1/Croatian-Hall-i...

Below are articles by California Croatian, Adam Eterovich whose family I believe came from Otok Brac. Adam was perhaps the first Croatian-American genealogist

http://www.croatians.com/FISH-BILOXI.htm

http://www.croatians.com/croatia_and_croatians.htm

http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/publish/missfolk/backissu...

A few years back I took my (annual) Croatian Heritage and History tour group to Brac.

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

Re: Ancestors from Yugoslavia (Dalmatia, Austria)

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 2:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: TALIJANCICH, TALIANCICH, MIHALJEVICH
Hi

My grandmother was a Talijancich from the village of Igrane. Do you know Eva's parents names. She most probably would be related to my grandmothers family.
Irene
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