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Here are the before and after results of getting hit straight in the face with a baseball. 15 stitches! — with Jennifer Vanzant Segulja and Alex Segulja at The Farm League Park.

Alex didn't let this ball get passed him!


WEBCAM OF NOVI
courtesy of [cousin]
Ivan Mazuranic

The web address was furnished by Ivan Mazuranic--the direct descendent through male lineage of numerous noble titles, and, both he and I are direct descendents from the other Ivan Mazuranic that appears on the 100kn (kuna--a marten skin, dating from the time when having skin in the game meant money)

Durdica Jezic, the Curator of the Museum in Novi Vinodol, is my 4th and 6th cousin.

To see how we are related through Jezic (4th) click here www.segulja.net/jezic.html

That link also reveals how Durdica is also 4th cousin to my Merzlock 3rd cousins. Here John Merzlock and I pose (at the Cheesecake factory outside of Disneyland, where our branches of family met for the first time in 100 years. But, we had both, earlier, met with Durdica.

Durdica is related as a 6th cousin on this link Click Here

Durdica’s Segulja branch shares my first ancestor Segulja ancestor in Novi, Jakov Segulja, but branches off the next generation. My ancestor is Anton Segulja, 1768, while Durdica descends from Katarina Segulja 1772; Patrizia Socolich descends from Katarina; while 6th cousin Wayne descends from brother Mikula Segulja 1776. I contacted Durdica while Wayne and Patrizia found me. I believe Patrizia is also a 7th cousin on another line. Click on her link and see how she is also 5th cousin to my Novi Sokolic 2nd cousin Milica Zoricic, 7th to my Argentine cousins Ranko, Margarita, Elvira, and Antonio Sokolic, who are also 2nd cousins to Boris Sebalja, who is also 7th cousin to Patrizia. Patrizia is also 7th to Paula Sockolich, albeit not through Jezic.

Like many Cro families the Jezic family has spread far and wide—to view a glimpse of this dispersal click here: . Below, see Durdica meeting some of her cousins as they straggle into the museum.

Other cousins visiting l-r Martina Baznik descended of Adalbert Jezic (my 3rd once removed--Martina lives in Labin on the Pula Peninsula), Luciana Leguizamon, daughter of my 2nd cousin Elvira Sokolic Leguizamon (both live in Argentina, Krst...o Zoricic (My 5th cousin twice removed) Carmen Moncayo, daughter of 2nd cousin Margareta Sokolic Moncayo who lives in Colombia, 4th cousin Durdica, who branched off of our main line, one generation before the rest of the Jezics in the photo.

I used to think that double 2nd cousin Julie looked more and more like her mother--my beauty queen double 2nd cousin, Osceola,--more and more every day; now, I am beginning to think she looks more and more like her fashion model daughter, Alyssa, every day.

Check out Julie’s mom and daughter HERE

ROBERT FRANCEM

Robert Francem—my 2nd cousin, twice removed is the grandson of my 2nd cousin Zeljka Miletic, daughter of Filipina Maricic and Ivan Miletic. (Filipina is the daughter of Genevieve Segulja, sister to my grandfather, Petar Segulja. Here, Robert, now an educator, is surrounded by a bevy of Croatian beauties—I suspect cheerleaders—perhaps something to do with Valentine’s Day. Robert was a former member... of the Croatian National Basketball team.

Zeljka was born in 1941. She has two children: Biserka, (born 8/3/60), from her first marriage to Ivan Nekic (shown left) and Denis (born in 1970), from her second marriage to Josip Samal. Her marriage to Ivan Nekic ended in divorce while her marriage to Josip Samal ended in a 1979 traffic accident. Zeljka remarried, to ________ Serci, and, lived in Italy. Her husband died in 2002, and she has returned to Novi.

Biserka is employed as a chef and is Robert’s mother. Robert was born 30 July 1980 and has a sister Sylvia, born 1 September 1982. Biserka lives in Djakovo, Croatia and is married to Antun Francem born 14 September 1956. Antun, nicknamed "Toto" was a professional soccer (European Football player).

JEZIC DIASPORA

We are scattered all over the world--those pesky Emperors, Il Duces, Nazis, Ustashi, and a multitude of different flavors of socialists made [some of] us look elsewhere. Click here to see most of the Jezic branches.

Stanko Jezic & Dorotia Lilan (our common Jezic ancestors)

Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Josip
1731
Josip
1731
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Toma
1732
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Josip
1770
Josip
1770
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Anton
1757
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Anton
1813
Anton
1813
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavao
1796
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Anna
1847
Ivan
1844
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Josip
1823
Josip
1823
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Pavlus
1820
Joseph
1823
Pavlus
1820
Maria
1857
Adalbert
1863
Albin
Kriskovich
Milan
1875
Maria
1857
Maria
1857
Maria
1857
Maria
1857
Maria
1857
Maria
1857
Franko
1852
Franje
1856
Mikula
1850
Maria
1857
Franko
1852
Adalbert
1863
Adalbert
1863
Adalbert
1863
Adalbert
1863
Mikula
1850
Maria
1857
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Josip
Adalberto
1899
Marija
1911
Roko
1908
Peter
Segulja
1884
Josip
Segulja
1897
Josip
Segulja
1897
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Slavko
1879
Nikola
1888
Vladko
1884
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Lucija
1877
Vladimir
1895
Vladimir
1895
Ivan
1893
Paulina
Rozalija
1894
Vladko
1884
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Katarina
Maricic
1905
Milan
Jezic von
Gesseneck
1949
Boris
Sebalja
1947
Milan
1949
Marge
1924
Danijel
1926
Blazenka
1928
Filipina
Maricic
1908
Katarina
Maricic
1905
Anton
Maricic
1911
Charles
1922
Hrvoje
1914
Juraj
1935
Filipina
Maricic
1908
John
Merzlock
(Mrzljak)
1904
Vladimir
1932
Dragan
1930
Miljenko
1945
Marija
Kriskovic
1920
Juraj
1935
Anton
Maricic
1911
Margareta
Sokolic
1936(?)
(Carmen's mom)
Josip
1988
Sebalja
kids
Silvija
Jezic-
Kneževic
1974
Mike
Pottorff
1947
Dubravko
1955
Visnja
Spoja
1955
Karmen
Miletic
1950
Ranko
Sokolic
1928
Ivan
1941
Chuck
1947
Nicholas
1944
Durdica
Kriskovic
1958
Vinko
Miletic
1946
John
Merzlock Jr.
1944
Boris
1970
Tamara
1970
Milena
1985
Vojko
1951
(Martina's dad)
Durdica
1958
Margaret
1943
Colombia
Belgium
New Zealand
Croatia
United States
Croatia
Croatia
South Africa
Argentina
Australia
United States
France
Croatia
Germany
United States
Germany
United States
Montenegro
Croatia
Croatia
New Zealand

HEARTBREAKING NEWS

As the webmaster for my defacto family genealogy website, I encounter all sorts of family news from joyous births to end of life announcements, but one bit of news that I expect to never get used to is that of the death of a child. Today, I... learn of the tragic passing of my cousin's 13 year old daughter. RIP Kali.

Mary "Kali" Kalista McElroy, 13, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her mother's home in Benbrook. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road. Interment: Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Memorials: Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, www.eftx.org. Kali was born Feb. 28, 1999. While her life was brief, she brought immense joy and pleasure to her family and friends. Kali was warm, loving and precious. She is already deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her. Survivors: Parents, Mark and Laura McElroy of Weatherford and Laurie Davis of Benbrook; brothers, Bret Finholt of Keller and Wyatt McElroy of Weatherford; sisters, Kaycee McElroy and Halie Holinsworth, both of Weatherford; grandparents, Gary and Elise McElroy of Aledo, Bob and Mary Weathers of Fort Worth and James and Cindy Harwell of Coppell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Read more here.



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Lauren Kargacin is now Laura Walk, married to new family member Kevin Andrew Walk, born 11 June 1987, and married 27 October 2012.

Lauren is my 3rd cousin, once removed (daughter of my 3rd cousin Terri Kargacin) and granddaughter of John Kargacin, great granddaughter of Josip Kargacin and Tereza Petrinovic, and great great granddaughter of Ivan Petrinovic and Manda Cecelia Segulja, sister of my great grandfather, Roko Ivan Segulja. Josip’s other children, Vladimir’s descendants, are represented on my facebook friends list by 3rd cousin Susan Kargacin Hurst, while Josip’s daughter Mary’s son, Jimmy Miller is my 3rd cousin/facebook friend, and Mary’s great granddaughter Jennifer Pierce is my 3rd cousin twice removed.

To see a chart of this click this link .

To see the Kargacins’ relationship to the Sokolics in Argentina, click this link

SEE NOVI VINODOL LIVE, WHEN THE CAMERA IS WORKING

To View Downtown Novi, Click Here


PAULA SOCKOLICH
OUR TREE IS A WREATH


I often joke that my Croatian family doesn’t have a family tree, but, instead, a family wreath. When I wish to impress that upon my genealogy fans, I use my relationship with my cousin Paula Sockolich. I met Paula by responding to a thread on a Novi Vinodol web site. The entry said that she was looking for her father’s family from Novi Vinodol, and, that he was an only child. I responded, telling ...that I had three different Sokolic lines within my Novi family that I was in contact with. We exchanged a few bits more information and I forwarded what I had to Lynette Sebalja in New Zealand who keeps the genealogy programs in her computer. We had a hit. Then I learned that they had a cousin in Wardner, Idaho, a Piskulich by the name of Nikola—this set off alarms as I knew that my first Mudrovcic relative to visit the U.S. was not my grandmother (matriarch of the Arizona Seguljas) or my great aunt Mary (matriarch of the Texas Seguljas, but their brother Visco, patriarch of the the Novi Butkovics, one branch of the Sokolics, my Zoricic cousins, and my Antonic cousins, along with my Kiwi cousins, Mary, Helen and Drina. This new information made Lynette’s computer go wild, linking Paula to her husbands line and to mine. I found that Paula was not only my 5th cousin, but my quintuple 5 cousin, and if you went out to 8th cousin we were related in 79 flavors of cousindom! I immediately set out to contact Paula with the good news, but could not find her email. Lynette no longer had it either! I had volumes of information and nowhere to send it! As a last resort, I searched for the internet thread and hoped that I could find it, and, to my astonishment noticed that it was posted by another Sokolic cousin, Patrizia Socolich, who is my 6th, 7th, and 8th cousin—who previously had found me and my website—who is and also related to Paula. I made contact with Paula, telling her the news that her father, heretofore without the name of a single relative in Novi, now had volumes.


MEET PAULA SOCKOLICH

"Cousin" Paula Sockolich--In 2000, Paula responded to a query on a Novi genealogical site, seeking to find her roots, or, any relatives in Croatia. This month, your fearless webmaster stumbled upon the ad, and responded, that he (I) was related to Sokolics in Novi, Sokolics in Argentina, and to the Istrian Socolichs. Paula responded back, uttered a few familiar names and the matter was quickly turned over to cousin Lynette Sebalja in New Zealand. Virtually all of Paula's missing kin were hanging on branches of our families' disparate trees, and Paula's hope of finding any relatives was expanded back several centuries. In the meantime, Paula's fortune may have turned to misfortune, as Lynette could not find Paula's email, and, I somehow managed to delete a file with her email information. I attempted to replicate the deed that led to Paula's fortune, by attempting to find the decade old query in an internet log. I was successful, but noticed who started the thread--it was none other than Istrian cousin Patrizia Socolich, in 1999, long before any of us in the States or down under had met her.

To see Paula's entire tree, click HERE.

Paula could not believe her good fortune coming from the help of three strangers on three different continents. Apparently, she had not heard about the family tree of Novi that resembles a wreath--Check below to see how she is related to me as a 5th cousin, and a 5th cousin, once removed 5 times. . .just 5 of the 79 ways she is related to me! She is related (at least) to the Seguljas, the Sebaljas, the Piskulichs, Paskulics, Dobrics, Posas, Dobrecs, Franichs, Maricics, Miletics, Antics, the Jezics, Merzlocks, and Woods in our extended family! And, to the Socolichs, and, some Sokolics.

Margareta
1743
sis-
bro
....Toma
Kriskovic
1740
Had
mar
2X
Katarina
Kargacin
1767
1stMargareta
1766
sis-
bro
Joseph
1794
bro-
bro
Adam
1803
1/2
bro
Paval
1772
Margareta
Umiljenovic
1792
2ndMaria
Mudrovcic
1784
1stFranciska
Kriskovic
1824
1stMaria
1834
1stCatherine
1791
Petrus
Segulja
1823
3rdMaria
Dobric
1827
2ndMargareta
Dobric
1848
2ndNicomedes
1865
2ndPavel
Jezic
1820
Roko
Segulja
4th
self
**Roko
Segulja
1850
3rdJohana
Mudrovcic
1895
3rdMarija
Petrinovic
1895
3rdAdalbert
1863
bro-
sis
....Marija
1856
Petar
Segulja
1884
5th
self
Petar
Segulja
1884
4th
dtr.
Margaret
Segulja
1924
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
4thVladimir
1895
..bro-
bro
Ivan
1893
1stPetar
Segulja
1884
bro-
sis
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Margaret
Segulja
1924
6th
self
Margaret
Segulja
1924
5th
son
Michael
Pottorff
1947
5thPaula
1964
5thDragan
1930
bro-broVladimir
1932
1stMiljenko
1945
2ndMargaret
Segulja
1924
1stKatarina
Maricic
1905
.......6th*Tamara
1970
1stBoris
1970
2ndMilena
Jezic
1985
3rdMichael
Pottorff
1947
2ndRanko
Sokolic
1928

*This includes many US, German, Belgian, and US Jezics, Merzlocks, and Woods.

**note Texas and Arizona babas for webmaster's generation were 3rd cousin to their dede's father!

. . .and some more of Paula's relatives

Bartol
Kukalj
1707
marCatherine
Sokolic
1711
sis-bro..Gergur
Sokolic
1727
Ivan
Sokolic
1736
marJelena
Sebalja
1730
.Jakov Kriskovic.Margaret
Kukalj
sistKatarina Kukalj ..1stMatij
1761
Gaspar
1768
brosPetar
1769
.Ivan
Kriskovic
1778
.Silvester
1780
1stJosip
Piskulic
1769
..2ndMaria
1793
mar. another
Sokolic
Margareta
Sokolic
1790
1stIvan
1804
marCatherine
Kriskovic
1807
1stThomas
1813
2ndThoma
Piskulic
1800
..3rdPavlus
1820
Francisca
Kriskovic
1824
2ndIvan
1836
..2ndJacob
1846
3rdStipan
1837
..4thGiorgio
1853
Margareta
Dobric
1848
3rdFranko
1883
..3rdAlbin
1880
4thRaphael
1865
..5thHector
1906
Visko
Mudrovcic
bro-
sis
Ivanja
Mudrovcic
1895
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
..4thMarija
1911
5thFranjo
1897
..6thGiorgio
1948
Mathew1stMargaret
1924
5thPaula
1964
..5thBoris
1947
6thRafael
1930
bro-
bro
Jose
1931
7thPatrizia
Mary Posa
Helen Franich
Drina Dobrec
2nd*Mike
1947
6th......Erica
1959
1stCecilia
1963
..

*this includes all Novi, Arizona, and Texas Seguljas

Thank you so so much for this information. My dad will be thrilled as well!! I will continue to research and keep in touch with you, Lynette, and Patrizia.

I am so impressed with your ability to find these records and do this amazing work. I thought my roots in Croatia were lost. [Me, blushing]

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Jelena Sebalja 1730
mar Ivan Sokolic 1836
..
Petar 1769..
Ivan 1804..
Ivan 1836bro-
bro
Marcus
Sokolic
1839
Franko
Sokolic
1883
1stMaria 1871
Robert
Sockolich
1929
2ndKate
Dobric
1905
Paula
Sockolich
1964
3rdVatroslava
1925
.4thPaskulich
1949
Kriskovic
1740
Margaret
Kriskovic
1766
sis-
bro
Adam
1803
Maria
Mudrovcic
1784
1stMaria
1834
Maria
Dobric
1827
2ndNicomedes
1865
Roko
Segulja
1850
3rdMarija Petrinovic
Genoveva
1878
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
Filipina
Maricic
1908
5thPaula
Sockolich
1964
Karmen
Miletic
1950
6th.
Marijana
Antic
1982
7th.


Below, witness 5th cousin Rachel Dobric, who is my 5th cousin (at least) as I have Dobric lines in both of my grandparents ...lines, the same shared by the Paskulics in Australia, who are 3rd and 6th cousins to Rachel in her generation. Rachel is also related to the Dobrics in Tucson, as well as those in Novi, particularly the line associated with Suzana Filipovic. She is also related (3rd cousin) to the Sebaljas, and the Paladins. During one week c. 2006, John Paskulic, Ivan Paladin, Boris Sebalja, and Russell Dobric were all present in the Sebalja’s living room (I missed meeting John in person by a few days). This is how we are related in our family wreath:

Dobric Relationships

Russell
Dobric
4th-1 rem
Roy
Dobric
3rd-1 rem
John
Paskulich
4th
Ivan
Paladin
5th
Boris
Sebalja
1/2 5th
with Arizona
Mike Pottorff
-----4th-1xrem 2nd-1xrem3rd 2ndwith Kiwi
Russell Dobric
4th-1xrem-----1st-1xrem 5th4th-1xremwith Arizona
Roy Dobric
2nd-1xrem1st-1xrem-----4th-1xrem5thwith Jeff & Karen
Paskulich
3rd 5th4th-1xrem-----2ndwith Kiwi
Ivan Paladin
2nd4th-1xrem5th2nd-----with Kiwi
Boris Sebalja

My Argentine Cousins Descending from Novljani Rafael Piskulic Stjiepanov and Matejka V. Sebalja


[most of] My Argentine Piskulich cousins. To see all of the ones coming from this branch (Franco Piskulich) check here.

this photo provided by Cecilia Piskulich Kearney: Esta foto es para la familia piskulich,espero que les guste,la encontre entre las fotos de mi madre— with Esteban José Piskulich, mi abuela Milka, Rafael Piskulich and Mi abuelo Franco in Córdoba, Cordoba.

primera fila Milka y Franco fila de atrás Esteban José, Rafael, y Anita (Ana)

A PHOTO OF COUSIN MARTINA BAZNIK, FROM LAST YEAR'S VISIT

My cousin Martina visited. a year ago last November, from Labin, Croatia.

Her great, great grandfather Adalbert Jezic was brother to my great grandmother Marija Jezic.

Here we are in Angel's Camp California, a plot setting for Mark Twain's "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," on the road to Yosemite. I told her that I had this street named in honor of her visit; she didn't believe me.

Martina is 3rd cousin to those in Adalbert Jezic's line in her generation, and 4th to her cousins in her generation in brother Franko's line (Jezic, Merzlock, and Woods) and to those in Marija Jezics line, including the Arizona, Texas and Novi Seguljas, the Novi, South African, and Belgian Miletics, and the Argentine, New Zealand, and Australian Segulja/Maricics. To see her line (Adalbert) Click here.

Great, Great Uncle Franko Jezic tells Emperor Franz Josef I,
Emperor of Austria Hungary to buzz off.

Franko Jezic is the 1st American patriarch of the Jezic branch included Charles and Chuck Jezick as well as all the Merzlocks (obitlje Mrzljak) and Woods in the Pacific Northwest. Franko's sister Marija is matriarch to all the Seguljas in Arizona and Texas as well as the Sokolics in Argentina, the Maricics in Novi. New Zealand, and the Gold Coast and strays in Belgium, South Africa, Colombia, and Germany (and lately, Slovenia and Canada). Another brother Adalbert has descendents in the US (Dragan, Tamara, and Andrew), in Istria (Martina, Hrvoje, and Bojan Baznik) as well as in Germany (Boris), Montenegro (Milena and Velimir), Belgium (Milan and Joseph).

To see Chuck Jezick’s branch with links to all the other Jezic branches, click this link:
HERE

To see the links to Adalbert’s Jezic branch, click this link:
HERE

To see the links to the US Merzlock clan, click this link:
HERE

AND TO SEE FRANKO SOCK IT TO THE EMPEROR IN 1892, click this link
HERE


Marin's new boutique/salon

Marin Sokolic, son of my second cousin Vinko Sokolic and Jadranka Anic Sokolic, who is from Novi Vinodol, went to school in Opatija, and lives in Crkvenica, has opened his own shop. Schooled in the world of style and fashion, it appears that his shop addresses those matters.

MICE JE 80 LET!

November was a tough month for my mom's generation, losing her cousin Kati Mudrovcic Butkovic on November 2 (Mica's sister), and her cousin Andjelko Maricic on November 3, but November 12 found last cousin Mica Mudrovcic Sokolic the head cheerleader at her own 80th birthday! From left to right see son-in-law/Milica’s husband Milivoj Zoricic, daughter in-law Jadranka Sokolic (Sasa and Marin’s mothe...r/late son Vinko’s wife), grandson Sasa, Birthday girl Mica, herself, grandson son Marin Sokolic, daughter Milica Sokolic Zoricic (mother of Zoran, not pictured, and Kristijan), and grandson Kristijan.

And, for my literary friends, Milivoj (Milica’s husband’s) sister is the famed Croatian Poet Amalija Zoricic.

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. . . and Zoran got married! Zoran is a seaman, travelling all over the world. If you sea a freighter from your cruiseship chair, wave! Zoran may be on it. Zoran is the son of 2nd cousin Milica Sokolic and Milivoj Zoricic.

our new family member is Dunja Prevendar, born 25 October 1984. Zoran and Dunja were married 27 August 2011. Dunja is from Kraljevica.

DEATHS IN THE FAMILY

On November 2, I learned that Kati Mudrovcic, my mother's first cousin had passed. To see photos of Kati, Click HERE.

I then posted the letter edged in black, received by my grandfather in 1924, Petar Segulja, notifying him that his mother, Marija Jezic, had died.

Surviving family members were listed (my mother was born but, apparently not known in Croatia), with the youngest being Andjelko Maricic, also born in 1924. I believed that Andjelko was the only surviving survivor listed on the death certificate, but, I apparently mis-thought, as I came to learn that Andjelko passed away the day after Kati, 3 November, 2012. Below, see some photos of Andjelko 1938-2010.


No sooner had I the posted the death certificate of Andjelko's grandmother/my great grandmother, below, listing him among the survivors, and, I thought the only living survivor today, I received notice that he passed away, a few days earlier, 3 November 2012. Andjelko is seen here with his 2nd cousin once removed by Segulja and 1st cousin once removed by Maricic. Elvira Sokolic Leguizamon and her daughter, Luciana Leguizamon--2nd cousin twice removed by Segulja and 1st cousin twice removed by Maricic. Elvira and Luciana were visiting from Argentina. Andjelko was the last of my mother's first Segulja cousins.

A meeting of the double cousins--this time including Zeljka Miletic, sister of Maruska Miletic Devcic (Suzy and Sonja's mother). Clockwise from lower left, Elvira, Zeljka, Luciana, Pavica, Alejandra, and Andjelko. Alejandra and Carmen (taking the photo) are daughters of Elvira's sister Margareta. Carmen lives in Colombia.

Andjelko and Pavica's wedding photo

from left to right Luzarija Maricic, Filipina Maricic and brother Andjelko Maricic, in 1938

I finally got permission for you to place the "Jezick Barn" page on the Jezick page. A pdf file of the page is attached You will have to include the following on the web page

Courtesy of Montana Historical Society Press copyright 2011

The picture from the book was in a presentation given by Christine Brown at the annual Montana History Conference on Sept. 21st.

Below is a description of the book.

Chuck Jezick

Click this link to see photo of Franjo/Franko/Frank's barn and historical blurb: here.

Frank is the patriarch of Chuck's line of "Jezicks" and, of the American Merzlocks, with his daughter marrying a Merzlock--see the Merzlock cousins of the Northwest here. Frank's sister, Marija (Segulja), was the mother of 4 American sons, including my grandfather -- see my extended family here. Another Jezic sibling, Adalbert, is the patriarch of the Jezic clan in Novi Vinodol, Rijeka, Labin (Martina's bunch), and Zagreb, with stragglers in Montenegro and Germany, and in the U.S. with Dragan's line (inc. Tamara) see Adalbert Jezic's line. here

Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana
by Chere Jiusto and Christine W. Brown
photographs by Tom Ferris

Historic barns exhibit a rugged beauty that comes with age and quality craftsmanship. Barns also speak to generations of hard work, as people balanced their lives against the forces of nature, the bounty of the earth, and whatever luck came their way. Their experiences are at the heart of the history of Montana.

Historic barns abound with stories, reflecting the ways Montanans have forged partnerships with this land. Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana recognizes these invaluable buildings and honors those who built, used, and cared for them. Contemporary color images and historic photographs of over 140 individual barns capture the buildings’ majestic exteriors as well as telling details of their construction, interiors, and use. Accompanying histories of the barns’ owners reveal the story of Montana itself: from the 1860s gold rush that lured the territory’s earliest farmers, to the optimism of the early-twentieth-century homesteading boom, and finally through the years of drought and agricultural depression that fundamentally reshaped the agricultural landscape.

With an unassuming elegance that stems from the wisdom and economy of purposeful design, historic barns embody the best of Big Sky country. Yet these magnificent structures are disappearing from the horizon at an alarming rate. Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana documents the diversity, beauty, and dignity of the state’s heritage barns while issuing a clarion call to preserve these essential Montana icons before it is too late.

Hand Raised can be ordered directly from the Montana Historical Society by calling toll-free 1-800-243-9900 or by following the link below.

320 pages, full color, 500+ illustrations
cloth, ISBN 978-0-9759196-9-9, $39.95

AUTUMN AND JEFF LEAVITT CRUISE THE CARIBBEAN!


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Autumn is the daughter of Bryan Tippit (and Suzanne), grand daughter of (Texas) Anne Segulja, and great grand daughter of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

ANOTHER FAMILY ARTIST! NIKOLA PASKULIC
from Western Australia


Nikola (at right) with her work

Nikola is the webmaster's 4th cousin, once removed, Rachel Dobric's 3rd and 6th cousin, 1st 2 generations removed from Roy Dobric, with relationships to the Kiwi Sebaljas and Paladins, as well as the Argentine Piskulics.

COUSIN MARTINA, ONCE AGAIN, IN HARM'S WAY
this time in Moscow


Martina with Amnesty International balloons

Cousin Martina's facebook contact with cousins has confirmed her safe exit from strife torn Russia, to her home in Croatia.

Her previous venture to Belgrad, Serbia, for an Amnesty International solidarity demonstration, ended semi-peacefully as the authorities were able to maintain control.

This was not the case in Moscow as an Amnesty International lawyer, seeking prosecution against the alleged murderer of a Chechen girl, was himself murdered, and a bomb exploded in Moscow's airport, killing an additional 31 people. While Martina is often dispatched to sites of Human Rights violations as a delegate of Amnesty International, this trip was a personal trip. Seems that if she cannot find danger, it finds her. Concern was high that the "bad guys" might not know that, and that Amnesty International workers might be targetted..

The family was relieved to learn that Martina's flight was to/did depart from a different airport.

A WEDDING IN ARGENTINA
ANTONIO SOKOLIC TIES THE KNOT


Antonio's turn to recite vows


Antonio and bride, Eugenia Quatrini

Relationship to others found within these pages:

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Merzlocks.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Adalbert Jezic branch.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Durdica Jezic, the museum curator.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Istrian Socolichs and Sebaljas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Kargacins and Cvetkos, and Deranjas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Idaho Sockolichs.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Novi Sokolics.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Krsto Zoricic, the town Historian.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Australian Paskulichs and Arizona Dobrics.

Ranko, through Maricic and Sokolic, was also 1st cousin to the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, the children of his Aunt Filipina, as well as to Ivan Paladin, whose mother, Anka Sokolic, was sister to Ranko's father, Anton Sokolic.

. . .ON OUR COUSINS FOOTPRINTS, YEARS LATER

I just love it when photos show up with cousins standing in other cousins footprints. The first meeting of Seguljas and Merzlocks (Mrzljaks) in one hundred years, this side of the Atlantic, occurred two years ago with John Merzlock and his family meeting with me at a restaurant near Disneyland. This meeting was followed by Rick Merzlock meeting with Julie and Johnny McElroy in Fort Worth Texas. Here are photos of our families passing like two ships in the night. Mary Segulja Kriskovic in black.


(above) Left to right: Rick (me) Karl Hanson (brotherinlaw) in front is Veronica (sister) back is Barbara (sister) Steve Tucker (brotherinlaw) Lynda Tucker (sister) John (brother), Karma (sister inlaw)

The Merzlocks are 2nd cousins to the Oregon Jezics and Woods, and 3rd cousins to the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas and Spojas, the Argentine Sokolics, the Novi Miletics, and the Kiwi Maricics as well as 3rd cousins to those in Adalbert Jezic's branch. They are also 4th cousin to Durdica Jezic Kriskovic, the Novi museum curator.

TCU AND JOE SEGULJA FEEL LIKE WINNERS
IN ROSE BOWL VICTORY

. . .those Texans love football


We Won!

Joe Segulja in attendance at TCU's first bowl appearance since a devastating death penalty imposed by the NCAA, which eliminated the sports programs in 1987. TCU proved they were real, besting the Big 10 representative, Wisconsin, 21-19.

Joe is the son of Tom Segulja and Ann Bako, the grandson of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and the great grandson of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric. Joe is double 2nd cousin to the webmaster and the rest of the Arizona Seguljas, 2nd cousin to the Novi Seguljas, the Novi Miletics, the Novi Spojas, the Novi Balics, the Novi Butkovics, the Novi Sokolics, and the Novi Antonics, the Argentine Sokolics, and the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics. Joe is also 3rd cousin to the Jezics, Merzlocks, and Kargacins. . .and the list goes on.

LUIS SOKOLIC SCORES ON SOME IMPRESSIVE CATFISH
en Argentina


Luis with a couple of keepers
photo stolen from his facebook page

Luis is the son of Ranko Sokolic and Rosa Brizuela, grandson of Katarina (Catalina) Maricic and Anton Sokolic, great grandson of Genoveva Segulja and Nikola Maricic, and great great grandson of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic. Luis is married to Perly Cuevas and father of the webmaster's facebook friends, Pablo and Virginia.

To see his entire Argentine family, Click HERE.

RUZICA (Chris) KRISKOVIC MAHAFFEY
JOURNEY TO AMERICA


Ruzica and Mike


Chris and Stefica (Stephanie)
hand colored by Chris in Novi

Tony cutting hay by hand
for the family livestock

King Peter
visited Chris's classroom

Ruzica, Stefanie, and Marija
dining aboard the Rex
coming to America center table

The Italian cruiseship Rex
sailing from Bari, Italy

The Rex conscripted by Nazis
bombed by British warplanes

Ivan Kriskovic 1719&Katarina Potocnjak 1708
Vicenca K 1749sist & bro Lovre K 1745broJakov 1753
Katarina K 17811stMargareta K 17841stSilvester 1780
Maria Petrinovic 1808 2ndMate Mudrovcic 18212ndThoma 1813
Ivan Zanic 18463rdMate Mudrovcic 18503rdJakov 1846
Daniel Z 1872 4thIvanja M 18954thAlbin 1880bro-sisRosa K 1869
Ana Z 18995thMary 1921, Marge 19245thMarija 1911, Anton 1917, Ruzica 19241stJulian 1895
Catherine Parac6thBill 1961, Mike 19476thBoris, Bill 1961, Jerel2ndRussell 1943
Gary, Kathryn,
& Matt
3rdRachel 1992

She is also 4th cousin, once removed to the webmaster through a Kabalin line.

In her single, postwar days, Chris was a swimsuit and fashion model. . .something I did not know until I saw the photos! And, today she would be an oddity: she came to California/America, Fully Documented!

Below, view another of Tony's sisters, Ruzica, or Chris with her husband Norman (to the right), view cousin Michael Pottorff in the center, in red, and to the left view Chris's son Jerel with his wife Valerie and son Matt.

The photo at the top, in the back of the limo, was taken of Chris and I during the celebration of my Aunt Mary's Kriskovich's life. Everybody on the bottom line of each column (see chart left) from our family that split apart in the early 1700's, was someone I spoke with in person, during that two week period in December, the exception being Boris Sebalja, though computer lines between his Auckland home and my Southern California home are tested near daily. Three hundred years and we still talk to each other! Some kind of family, huh?

ELDEN WHISMAN, aka E-WIZ, HITS ANOTHER HOMER
CAREER AS A RAPPER IS PROGRESSING

A rap song penned in the locker room of his high school team's winning season, drew requests for more songs as the winning streak continued. Convinced that his songs, and his .400 batting average, were responsible for the teams continued success, he was appointed the team's "Mojo." The season ended with Elden knocking in the come from behind tying run, with friend and music aficionado Josh knocking in the winning run in the Championship Game. The season is over, but the band plays on, as witnessed by Elden's latest production.

A rapper in the family? Whoda thunk it? At least he's not a Congressman.

Elden is the son of Johanna Hansen and Don Whisman, grandson of Annie Segulja and Jack Hansen, great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

DUSTIN BERG, WIFE DEBBIE, AND KIDS,
SPEND A RATHER FRIGID NEW YEARS EVE

IN THE COLDER THAN NORMAL CALIFORNIA DESERT WITH THEIR SAND TOYS

Click the photo below to see more photos.


Deb and Dustin "chillin" in the desert heat

Dustin is the son of Paula Hansen and Robert Berg, grandson of Annie Segulja and Jack Hansen, great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

RACHEL DOBRIC
OUR CLIMATE CHANGE DELEGATE IN CANCUN


A hat to fend off the heat from the 100 year cold spell

5th Cousin (to the webmaster, Rachel Dobric from Auckland, as she shops for hats (left) and frolics in the Carribbean (right) during breaks in the action at the Cancun conference where "everyone talked about the weather. . . ." Rachel was New Zealand's youngest delegate at last year's conference in Copenhagen.


Rachel's environmentally color coordinated swimsuit

Rachel (rt) with Kiwi friend Brittany, stating their position

I am certain that Rachel will have it figured out long before the current collection of speakers and scientists collect their last check.

Look for Rachel to assume a prominent position in the diplomatic field, or, perhaps she will become the family's first Prime Minister. To see more photos from her trip, click HERE. To learn more about the Kiwi Youth Delegation, Click HERE.

Rachel's family is related to several Novljanis--being cousins to the US and Novi Seguljas, the Australian Paskulichs, the Arizona Dobrics, the Kiwi Sebaljas, the Kiwi Paladins, and the California Piskulic-Kriskovichs.

AWFUL NEWS

WE JUST LOST MARY SEGULJA KRISKOVICH 19 DECEMBER, 1921-4 DECEMBER, 2010


(Aunt) Mary, seated, with grandson Daniel, granddaughter Kathryn, granddaughter Teresa, daughter Antoinette, and son-in-law Larry Reynolds

from Toni's facebook page:

Toni Reynolds My Mom passed away peacefully this morning, no pain from the pancreatic cancer, which we are grateful for. Now to setup the services for later in the week. 2 hours ago ·LikeUnlike · Comment

. . . more from brother Bill

Last night at around 12:15 am my mom passed away. Her health had declined this past year from previous strokes and was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Last friday she had another stroke and was unable to take in nourishment. She was in bed and conscious for most of the week and could respond to visitors. She had a very good day on thursday and friday and was resting peacefully friday evening. Thankfully, Stana, a caregiver for my mom the past 5 years and a friend prior to her first stroke was with her and my mom was holding her hand.

I arrived in time to say goodbye and I love you and was able to put my sister on the phone to do the same. Mom was aware of our presence and she died peacefully. While we will miss her tremendously, we are relieved that she did not have to battle cancer at the end and that she is now in a much better place.

Thanks to everyone for your support and friendship over the years. It has been a comfort and it is much appreciated.

Bill and Toni

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE MERZLOCK HOMEFRONT

Daniella Merzlock December 4 at 3:23am Report

Hey Michael. I know I'm really not good at staying up with things through facebook, but I was looking at your bulletin page and noticed that our third child needs to be added. His name is Tayson Oakley Merzlock and we had him on August 10, 2010. I tried to attach one of his newborn pictures (which is a prize-winning photo- my feathers are fluffed with pride) hopefully it came through.

Daniella Merzlock December 4 at 3:24am Report

I forgot to add: the photographer named this photo "Come Home Soon"- as if that doesn't just tug on your heartstrings.


Click HERE to see Blackfoot Fair Award.

WORDS FROM A PATRIOT


K.C. "at work"

K.C. Merzlock -- My Sarge came into my little hut today and saw that I had gone through a lot of trouble in making my and my 3 buddies living condition better. When asked why, I simply said..... "What kind of person would I be if I did not try to make the world around me a better place."

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K.C. is the son of Michael Merzlock, husband to Daniella (see above), third cousin to the webmaster, making K.C. 3rd or 4th cousin to the U.S. German, Cro, Montenegran Jezics, the Argentine Sokolics, the Croatian and German Miletics, and the South African and Belgian Antics, and to the U.S. and Croatian Seguljas.

To see K.C.'s branch of U.S. Merzlocks (Mrzljaks), click HERE.

IVAN MAZURANIC, SCION OF CROATIAN NOBILITY, NAMESAKE OF THE MAN ON THE 100 KUNA BILL, AND RELATIVE TO MOST OF THE READERS OF THIS PAGE, HAS YET ANOTHER HONOR--DAUGHTER ISADORA HAS RECEIVED HER MASTER'S DEGREE FROM THE STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS


Ivan Mazuranic and Isadora Mazuranic

For larger image, click photos

Hi Mike,

As a proud father I wish to contribute to the famous SEGULJA BULLETIN BOARD with the following news:

My daughter Isidora Gunri Mazuranic (b. 1986) has graduated and got her Master’s degree from the prestigious “Stockholm School of Economics!”.

On the 12th November in the City Hall of Stockholm (one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in Sweden and the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, frequently used for e.g. the yearly Nobel Banquet) Isidora received her diploma/certificate. The ceremony was followed by banquet dinner and dance.

Of course, the proud parents and her sister were present.

Regards

Ivan M.


David Larsson, Kerstin Pehrsson Mazuranic, Julia Mazuranic, Isidora Mazuranic, Ivan Mazuranic

THE FIRST SNOWS SIGNAL TIME FOR THE HIGH COUNTRY ROUND-UP


Rick Merzlock and friends moving cattle from the high country

Oregon cousin, Rick Merzlock, shares photos from this week's cattle drive. Yes, cousins, Rick doesn't merely own a hat and a horse; he is a real cowboy!!

THE MERZLOCKS STAGE A MINI-REUNION ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER
photos by Rick Merzlock


click above for more pics

(above) Left to right: Rick (me) Karl Hanson (brotherinlaw) in front is Veronica (sister) back is Barbara (sister) Steve Tucker (brotherinlaw) Lynda Tucker (sister) John (brother), Karma (sister inlaw)

The Merzlocks are 2nd cousins to the Oregon Jezics and Woods, and 3rd cousins to the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas and Spojas, the Argentine Sokolics, the Novi Miletics, and the Kiwi Maricics as well as 3rd cousins to those in Adalbert Jezic's branch. They are also 4th cousin to Durdica Jezic Kriskovic, the Novi museum curator.

AUSSIE PETER PASKULICH VISITS HONG KONG


Peter with a few of his fans; Click photo for more Hong Kong pics

Peter, the son of John Paskulich, is 4th cousin to the Arizona and Texas Seguljas, 6th cousin to the Kiwi Sebaljas in Gary Sebalja's generation, 1st cousin to Rachel and Nikola Paskulich (Australia), 2nd to the Tucson Dobrics (Roy's kids), and 3rd to Rachel Dobric in Auckland. Peter is also 5th cousin to Ivan Paladin's children in Auckland, but as Ivan's mother was Anka Sokolic, sister of Anton Sokolic, patriarch of the Argentine Sokolics, he is also 6th cousin to them! And, thanks to a common ancestor, Vicenzo Piskulic in 1704, Peter is 8th cousin to his namesakes in Argentina. Peter's father, John, was also second cousin (through Sokolic) to Novljani Vinko and Milica Sokolic (the Arizona and Texas Segulja's 2nd cousins through Mudrovcic), making Peter third cousin to Vinko's sons Sasa and Marin, and, Milica's sons Christian and Zoran.

VIRGINIA GER INTRODUCES HER NEW FASHION LINE


Click photo for complete line

Argentine cousin Virginia is the daughter of Gabriela Tonelli and Antonio Ger, the granddaughter of Margareta Sokolic and Edgar Tonelli, the great granddaughter of Katarina Maricic and Anton Sokolic, the great great granddaughter of Genoveva Segulja and Nikola Maricic, and the great great great granddaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic. Her grandmother is 2nd cousin to the webmaster, the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas, 3rd cousin to the Idaho Merzlocks and Oregon Jezics and Woods, 3rd cousin to the Jezics descended from Adalbert Jezic, and 3rd cousin to the Kargacins of St. Louis and the Cvetkos of Opatija.

SOCOLICH TOMB IN PULA
Patrizia finds Paolo

Dear Mike,

If you remember, I have told you that we could not find a tomb of Paulus (Paolo) Socolich in Pula.

Recently, the Ministry of culture of Croatia has decided to proclaim the complete old part of the cemetery Monte Ghiro in Pula cultural heritage and under special protection.

I have contacted the historian appointed by the Ministry to identify tombs of most importance, asking if he, by a chance, has noted the Socolich or Rocco surname during his research (knowing that we were the ONLY Socolich family in Pula).

He replied with a picture of the tomb, complete list of names and dates written on the epigraph and describing its position - it’s located in a very central part of the old cemetery.

As you can see, there are fresh flowers on the tomb, someone still remembers our old ones….

Cheers!

Patrizia

FAMIGLIA

PAOLO SOCOLIC E ANTONIO ROCCO

ELENA SOCOLIC
NATA SBISÀ
D’ANNI 62
MORTA LI 9 GIUGNO 1880

PAOLO SOCOLIC
D’ANNI 78
+LI 27 AGOSTO 1898

EUGENIA ROCCO
NATA SOCOLIC
NATA LI 31 AGOSTO 1860
MORTA LI 24 GIUGNO 1927

ANTONIO ROCCO
NATO 6.11.1855
MORTO 20.1.1931

EGIDIO ROCCO
*22.2.1889
+14.1.1936

Paulus, who was born in 1820, was the first of Patrizia's ancestors to migrate to the Istrian Peninsula of Pula. To see her family, Click HERE.

ASJA IS MARRIED
Comment - Like - Like a lot

Asja, aka Mrs. Domogoj Gencel, known as Pingu Asja in the facebook world--Pingu=Penguin, complicated story--is the daughter of Visnja Spoja and Milan Mrdja, her grandparents are Blazenka Segulja, and Stefan Spoja, and her great grandparents are Josip Segulja and Ursula Sokolic, and her great great grandparents are Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic.

The photos of our South American cousins pilgrimage to their ancestral home are in . . .
and many of them would not have been possible without some of our Cro cousins stepping up to the plate, grabbing the bull by the horns, and acting as guides. (Bet, that translates well!)

First stop was in Zagreb, where the first person the Argentine and Colombian Sokolics and/or descendents met was another Socolich: Patrizia Socolich, who was descended from the very first set of inlaws the Segulja family had in Novi. Patrizia is also related two different ways as 6th cousin.

From left to right, Luciana, Alejandra, Carmen, Patrizia, and Elvira.

Luciana is Elvira's daughter while Alejandra and Carmen are both daughters of Margareta, Elvira's sister. Both Elvira and Margareta are 2nd cousins to the the webmaster.

The next stop was in Opatija, where the webmaster's 2nd cousin (Maruska)'s daughters, Suzana and Sonja met with the South Americans.

In addition to Maruska sharing a 2nd cousin relationship, through Segulja, to Elvira, she also shared a 1st cousin relationship, through Maricic, as her mother, Filipina, was sister to Elvira's mother Katarina.

Double 2nd/3rd cousins, from left Suzy, Carmen, Alejandra, Elvira, Luciana, and Sonja.

The final stop in North Western Croatia was in our ancestral village of Novi Vindolski, where 3rd cousin once removed Martina Baznik accepted the challenge. One of the more fearless of our cousins, as witnessed by her humanitarian/diplomatic missions to areas not known for humanitarianism or diplomacy, Martina volunteered to be the guide in her ancestral home of Novi despite the fact that she had only been there once, driving through on a road trip. Martina grew up in Labin, in Istria, on the Pula peninsula.

Martina looked up 4th cousin Durdica Jezic Kriskovic, the curator of the Novi museum, and 5th cousin twice removed Krsto Zoricic, the town Historian, who still gets excited when a Novljani expatriot walks in the door, despite his 92 years!

from left to right in the Novi Museum: Martina, Luciana, Elvira, Krsto, Carmen, Durdica, Alejandra

ARRIBA ES TODO PRIMOS!

....Karaina Petrinovic 1707 mar.Ivan Radetic 1702
....Marco Petrinovic 1737h'no-h'naLucija Radetic 1741
.... Anton Petrinovic 1761 1 primoVicenzo Mazuranic 1776
Pavao Jezic&Catharina Kriskovic.Marci Radetic 17852 primoMagdalena Mazuranic 1809
Joseph 1823hermanosPavlus 1820. Lucija Radetic 1816 3 primoLudoviko Zoricic
Mikula 18501 primoMaria 1857
m. Roko Segulja
h'na-h'noAdalbert Jezic 1863 4 primoPeter 1885
Vladko 18842 primosGenoveva Segulja 18791 primaPaulina 1894 5 primoKrsto Zoricic 1919
Juraj 19353 primosKatarina Maricic 19052 prima Marija Kriskovic 1920 5th primo menos una generacionKrsto Zoricic 1919
Durdica Jezic Kriskovic 19584 primosMargareta Sokolic3 primosVojko Baznik 19515th primo menos dos generacionKrsto Zoricic 1919
Durdica Jezic Kriskovic 19584 primos menos
una generacion
Carmen Tonelli4 primos Martina 19755th primo menos tres generacionsKrsto Zoricic 1919
Durdica Jezic Kriskovic 19584 primos menos
dos generacions
Mateo Moncayo4 primos menos uno generacionMartina 19755th primo menos cuatro generacionsKrsto Zoricic 1919

Martina also arranged views of the Segulja and Sokolic homes, and, a meeting with Andjelko Maricic, Elvira's mother's only surviving sibling, the only male from his generation. . .and, only one of four surviving Segulja males that are older than the webmaster--the other three being Ranko and Antonio Sokolic of Argentina and Ivan Maricic of Australia.

A meeting of the double cousins--this time including Zeljka Miletic, sister of Maruska Miletic Devcic (Suzy and Sonja's mother). Clockwise from lower left, Elvira, Zeljka, Luciana, Pavica, Alejandra, and Andjelko.

Next, they took a journey to the Shrine of our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia, then ending up in Dubrovnik, before returning to South America.

STEFAN SEGULJA POSTS HIS DEGREE IN ENGINEERING!

To see some of the festivities, click on the photo above to access Stefan's facebook photos.

Stefan is the son of the webmaster's 2nd cousin, Ivica Segulja, and shares all of his Segulja relationships.

MANY OF OUR CROATIAN COUSINS HAVE FOLLOWED
THEIR COUSINS' FOOTSTEPS OUT OF CROATIA BUT,
TO THE SAME ROCK IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES??!!!


Luciana Leguizamon overlooking Machu Picchu
Petrus Segulja 1823mar.Maria Dobric 1827
Roko Segulja 1850bro-sisManda Segulja 1852
Genoveva Segulja 18781stTereza Petrinovic 1887
Katarina Maricic 19052ndMary Kargacin 1922
Elvira Sokolic3rdPat Vanata 1941
Luciana Leguizamon 19764thDebi Cole 1961
Luciana Leguizamon 1976
4th, -1 genJennifer Pierce 1980

Jennifer and Glen Pierce on the same rock!

WELCOME TO JENNIFER PIERCE OF OUR KARGACIN-PETRINOVIC-SEGULJA BRANCH

Jennifer Pierce (left) has found our webpage!

Mary Kargacin (Vanatta), the little girl on the right is her great grandmother

Jennifer introduces herself: (sent to great aunt Susan Hurst and the webmaster)

Susan and Mike,
I am Debi Evans' daughter, and I think that makes me your second cousin? My mom told me that you were putting together family history. I would be interested to see what you have come up with - is there a website? Also, I would be interested in knowing more about my family in Eastern Europe, especially about both of you. Here is some information about myself:

Glen and Jennifer Pierce

I was born on October 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA to my mother's first husband, but was raised by James Evans and took on his name.
*Mary Pauline Kargacin b 1922
had Pat Vanata b 1941
had Debi Cole 1961 mar 1.) Hoyt Griffith 2.) Jamie Evans
had Jennifer Griffith/Evans b 25 Oct 1980
I married Glen Pierce in 2003. He is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and his ancestors are from Western Europe.
I am an architect living in Chicago. My interests are in sustainability and environmental issues, growing food, knitting, hiking, kayaking, and rescuing animals. I have attached a picture of myself and Glen. I am on LinkedIn here and on FaceBook, if you are too I would love to connect.

Jennifer Pierce


Jennifer's great grandmother Mary (little girl)
her great great grandparents Josip Kargacin and Tereza Petrinovic,
and great great uncle Vladimir Kargacin

Jennifer flatters the webmaster--her grandmother is actually my 3rd cousin. *Her great grandfather, Paul Vanatta was KIA during WWII, in the European theater, and Mary Kargacin remarried Fred Miller, who became Jimmy Miller's father.

Tereza Petrinovic's mother was Manda Cecilia Segulja, sister of Roko Ivan Segulja who married Marija Jezic, becoming an in-law of all the Jezics and Merzlocks, as well as the Zanichs and Cvetkos descending from Roko's other sister Margaretha.

To view Jennifer's tree beyond that, click Here

ANTELOPE HAVE 20 POWER VISION, AND THEY NEED IT!
WITH RICK MERZLOCK SHOOTING AT THEM FROM 600 YARDS!


Rick's buck

at left, Rick zeros in on a respectable buck antelope. At right, Rick, takes a celebratory hike back to the truck. Mission accomplished!


Rick's victory hike

Rick, an Oregon resident, is a member of the Idaho Merzlock clan Click Here to see his family.

WELCOME ETHAN PETE GREEMAN TO THE FAMILY

Michelle Jones Greeman writes:

Hi Mike- sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.

The two boys are mine and Ty's and our pride and joy.

Oldest- Robert Patrick "Trey" Greeman, DOB 10-8-05.
Just celebrated his 5th birthday.

Newest addition- Ethan Pete Greeman, DOB 9-21-10.

Roko Segulja

Petar Segulja

Peter Segulja Jr.

Kathi Segulja

Ty Segulja m. Michelle Jones

had Trey and Ethan

NEW MEXICO COWGIRL KATHI SEGULJA
HAS THE HAT AND THE CATTLE!


end of the trail at the corral

Kathi Segulja Greeman, daughter of Arizona Pete Segulja and Carolyn Franks Segulja, is married to Pat Greeman, has a son Ty Greeman, married to Michelle Jones Greeman, who has Trey (pictured). Kathi is sister to Pete Segulja III, first cousin to the Arizona Seguljas, 2nd cousin to the Novi and Rijeka Seguljas, double second cousin to the Texas Seguljas, 2nd cousin to the Novi and German Miletics, and the South African and Belgian Antichs, 2nd cousin to the Argentine Sokolics, and the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, 2nd cousin to the Novi Butkovics, the Novi Sokolics, the Auckland Franichs, Posas, and Dobrecs. Kathi is also 3rd cousin to the Kargacins, hailing from Novi by way of Saint Louis, the Jezics and Merzlocks descending from Franko Mrzljak, and 3rd to all the Jezics in the U.S., Germany, Croatia, and Montenegro, descending from Adalbert Jezic, and 3rd to the Cvetkos of Opatija. Click on photo for more photos linked to facebook.

PALM TREES, SANDY BEACHES, HULA GIRLS. . . AND VOLCANOES!
NOVLJANI-HAWAIIAN COUSIN TRAVIS DELIMONT WORKS WITH VOLCANOES!

Travis is the son of Karen Deranja Delimont, who reports:

Travis is a volunteer at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as a Park Ranger at this time. He just graduated from U.H. Hilo with his B.A. in communication. He has applied for a position.


Travis checking out the lava

Travis, conferring with colleagues

Travis, left, near a hot spot

To see the other Novljani families in Travis's tree, Click HERE.

The Argentine Sokolic contingent touring the Balkans is heading for Bosnia to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Medjugorje.

While scratching my head, trying to translate "Medjugorje," not realizing it was a place name (would have helped if I could have pronounced it correctly) another Argentine cousin, my 6th once removed, Katy Dickson, came on line and put me out of my translating misery. Thanks to Katy, Luciana says:

"Hi Michael!!! Hope you are OK!!! We are in Dubrovnik, it's like a dream!!

This country is amazingly beautiful!!

Tomorrow we are going to Medjugorje to see the Virgin. A big hug!!! When I arrive in Argentina, I will send you some pictures and I will write to you!!!"

Luciana

VICENTE DELGADO OF SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO,
ARGENTINA, GETS BAPTIZED


father Horacio Delgado, mother Silvina Sokolic
Delgado, Vicente, Jose Sokolic uncle/padrino

The Baptism

Also part of the Baptism Party, but not in either of these photos was the "madrina," or godmother, Claudia Delgado.

To see Jose's photos, posted on facebook, click Here.

To see the Sokolics in Argentina, click Here; To see photos of the original Argentineans click Here.

To see the family's pedigree, click Here

see below for links to other found within these pages:

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Merzlocks.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Adalbert Jezic branch.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Durdica Jezic, the museum curator.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Istrian Socolichs and Sebaljas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Kargacins and Cvetkos, and Deranjas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Idaho Sockolichs.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Novi Sokolics.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Krsto Zoricic, the town Historian.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Australian Paskulichs and Arizona Dobrics.

Ranko, through Maricic and Sokolic, was also 1st cousin to the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, the children of his Aunt Filipina, as well as to Ivan Paladin, whose mother, Anka Sokolic, was sister to Ranko's father, Anton Sokolic.

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING

. . . it's only rock and roll, but I like it!!!


3rd cousin, once removed (to the webmaster) Martina Baznik

Croatian cousin, Martina, in Germany, leaning against a statue placed in honor of Elvis Presley, who was stationed there until 1960.

LAST LICKS OF A MAZURANIC SUMMER IN NOVI

Ana and Julia Mazuranic--daughters of 5th cousin Ivan Mazuranic, holder of several titles of nobility, and, the same family whose earlier Ivan Mazuranic is on the 100 kuna note, enjoy the waning days of Summer in, where else, Novi Vinodol.

Ana and Julia along the coast.

And, to the right, view the much photographed Skopjic island--referred to as "porn" island; yes! it is a nude beach!

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NICOLA AND RACHEL PASKULIC GO GAGA DOWN UNDER
that's as in "Lady Gaga!"

Nicola and Rachel, of Curtin, Australia, are daughters of Jeffrey Paskulic who is 4th cousin to the webmaster. Click here to see how their grandmother, Vatroslava is 1st cousin to Roy Dobric of Tucson. They are also 3rd and 6th cousins to Rachel Dobric of Auckland. And they are 5th cousin to the Argentine Sokolics, 4th 3 generations removed from Kiwi Ivan Paladin, and 6th to Gary, Wayne, and Lisa Sebalja. And, their father is second cousin to Milica Sokolic Zoricic, who is second cousin to the Texas and Arizona Seguljas in the webmaster's generation.

2nd COUSIN, ONCE REMOVED (TO THE WEBMASTER--LUCIANA'S BROTHER)
MARIO CHECKS IN FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD USHUAIA,
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA


Proud Papa, Mario Leguizamon, poses with his three children, Constanza, Alvaro, and Mario

Click to see a list of the Argentine Sokolics and the, now much in need of updating, Katarina (Catalina) page.

ASJA IS GETTING MARRIED!!!


Asja "Pingu" Mrdja


Asja at the beach (far right)

Asja (left) in Tunisia

Asja in the moonlight

The lucky man is Domagoj Gencel.

Asja is the daughter of Visnja Spoja, who is 1st cousin to the Novi Seguljas, 2nd cousin to the Arizona and Texas Seguljas, 2nd cousin to the Argentine Sokolics, the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, and the Novi Miletics, 3rd cousin the U.S Merzlocks, the Franko Jezic line, and the Adalbert Jezic line, and to the U.S. Kargacins descending from Roko's sister Manda Cecilia and to the Cvetkos and Deranjas descending from Roko's sister Margaretha.

Argentina Sends a Pilgrimage Home

Alejandra, Luciana, Elvira, and Carmen at the Ancestral Segulja Home in Novi

Argentine Alejandra and Colombian Carmen are sisters, and, daughters of the webmasters second cousin Margareta. Margareta was the sister of Elvira, who is the mother of Luciana who is 1st cousin to Alejandra and Carmen.

Elvira is second cousin to the webmaster and all the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas. She is also first cousin to the Miletics; Karmen Antic of South Africa, Vinko Miletic of Germany and Novi; Nikola Miletic of Novi; Zeljka Samal of Novi, Maruska Devcic of Klenovica, and Peter Miletic who lived in Karlovac. Elvira is also 1st cousin to Ivan Maricic in Queensland, Australia, and to his sisters Erena Thomson and Margaret Aleksich and late brother Boris of Auckland, New Zealand. And, through Sebalja, Elvira is also 2nd cousin to Boris Sebalja of Auckland. Elvira was also first cousin to Kiwi Ivan Paladin, whose mother Anka Sokolic was sister to Elvira's Sokolic grandfather.

Photos coming soon!!!

DUSTIN'S DAUGHTER KAITLYN TAKES AWARD AT L.A. FAIR


Dustin and Debbie, flank daughters Kaitlyn and Meaghan at the L.A. County Fair.

Kaitlyn took a first place award for knitting a beanie hat in the children's division at the L.A. County Fair! Good going!

Dustin is the son of Paula Hansen, grandson of Annie Segulja and Jack Hansen, great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great great grandson of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

MEET BOJAN BAZNIK, NEGLECTED 3RD COUSIN

Bojan has grown concerned that older siblings, brother Hrvoje and sister Martina, are getting all of the facebook and Segulja webpage and gossip page ink. This is being rectified! Note Bojan on top of the Baznik pyramid!


Bojan, sandwiched between gal pals Hana (l) and Natali (r).


Hrvoje, with something good!

Martina, a wheel in Croatia's Amnesty International
points to a sign, "the poor, no longer, can wait."

These Bazniks are the webmaster's 3rd cousins, one generation removed--the same relationship being held by the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas descending from Roko Ivan Segulja and his wife Marija Jezic. They are also 3rd cousins once removed from the Jezics in Oregon descending from Franko Jezic, along with all of the Merzlocks that married into the Jezic family. They hold a multitude of relationships from sibling to 3rd cousin to all of the Jezics within their branch that descended from Adalbert Jezic.

Later this week, Martina will serve as tour guide for the webmaster's Argentinean 2nd cousin/Martina's 3rd once removed, Elvira, her daughter, Luciana, and, for Elvira's sister/my second cousin Margareta's daughters, Carmen and Alejandra. Luciana, Carmen, and Alejandra are Martina's 4th cousins. Alejandra lives in Colombia. Martina and a couple of the webmaster's other cousins will be cramming for their Spanish final, next week!

COWGIRL UP, MUTTON BUSTIN'--GO ZOEY!

At left, Zoey Price comes out of the chute.

At right, Zoey stands victorious.

Zoey is the daughter of Sophia Merzlock and Brian Price.

The granddaughter or Rick Merzlock and Janet Gibson (Merzlock).

Great granddaughter of John Luke Merzlock and Belva Brisco.

Gg granddaughter of Lucia Jezic and Joseph Merzlock

For more see Merzlock.

Velimir Jezic is married to Jelena Žeravica
Cetinje, Crna Gora--29 August 2010

Click on photos, above, for more photos and HERE and HERE

Velimir is third cousin to the webmaster, descending from the Adalbert Jezic ine. That would also make him third cousin to the U.S. Merzlocks, descended from Franko Jezic. The Webmaster, the Arizona, Texas and Novi Seguljas (inc Miletic, Francem, Samal and Spoja lines), the Argentine Sokolics, the African Antics, and the Kiwi Maricics are all 3rd cousins.

THE WEBMASTER'S 1ST COUSIN, JOHANNA WHISMAN, CHECKS OUT THE WEBMASTER'S TIMESHARE IN SEDONA


A Catholic church integrated into the natural scenery

A red rock lover's paradise!

We're home.

Thanks for the awesome time.

Kyle and E golfed all days but one, and,
Don and I combed the countryside for art and stuff.

Fun!!

--Johanna


Elden at the Grand Canyon

the red cliffs of Sedona

Johanna is the daughter of Annie Segulja Hansen, the granddaughter of Petar Segulja and Ivana (Johana) Mudrovcic, and the great granddaughter of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

YIKES! IT'S THE COPS!!--NOPE, JUST TONI

Toni Reynolds driving in the Douglas County, Colorado Fair and Rodeo parade last weekend. Apparently it is now illegal to throw candy to the crowd you have to have someone walk and hand it out. She is in the Sheriff's volunteer safety car. Toni has been a volunteer for 4 years now.

Antoinette is the daughter of Anton Kriskovich, making her first cousin to the Kriskovich clan in New Zealand, including Boris and Lynette Sebalja; she is also the daughter of Arizona Mary Segulja, making her first cousin to all the Arizona Seguljas, 2nd cousin to all the Texas and Novi Seguljas, and their descendents in Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as to the Mudrovcic relatives in Novi and Auckland, 3rd cousin to the Merzlocks and Jezics from Franko Jezic, 3rd cousin to the Jezics through Adalbert Jezic, and 3rd cousin to the Missouri and Georgia Kargacins through Roko Seguljas sister, Manda Cecilia, and to the Novi and Opatija Cvetkos, through Roko's other sister Margaretha.

2nd COUSIN ELVIRA'S FAMILY FINDS THE GOSSIP PAGE!


Elvira and husband Santiago Leguizamon

Mario Leguizamon introduces his talented family, from de Añatuya Santiago del Estero, Argentina--

My siblings: Luciana works in the dental and facio-maxillary medical field, also in the dental field is Daniel, Santiago is in the optical-medical profession and Marcelo is a doctor specializing in infectious diseases and I am a professor of physical education.

Elvira is the daughter of Anton Sokolic and Katarina/Catalina Maricic, grand daughter of Genoveva Segulja and Nikola Maricic, and great grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic.

GLOBAL WARMING UPDATE

Argentina Has Colder Winter Than Antarctica, Spurring Record Power Imports
By Rodrigo Orihuela - Aug 3, 2010 7:45 AM PT

Argentina is importing record amounts of energy as the coldest winter in 40 years drives up demand and causes natural-gas shortages, prompting Dow Chemical Co. and steelmaker Siderar SAIC to scale back production.

Electricity supplied from Brazil and Paraguay rose to a daily combined record of about 1,000 megawatts on July 12, while consumption peaked at 20,396 megawatts three days later, according to Buenos Aires-based energy broker Cammesa. Shipments of liquefied natural gas are set to double this year.


Cecilia Sokolic Ruiz, daughter of the webmaster's Argentine 2nd cousin, Antonio Sokolic

Click on photo for more pictures

VELIMIR CRUISES FROM CETINJE, MONTENEGRO, AROUND THE WORLD

The webmaster's (and all the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Segulja and Spojas descending from Roko Ivan Segulja) third cousin, and third cousin to all of the U.S. Merzlocks and Jezics descending from Franko Jezic, and 1st and 2nd cousin to all the Jezics worldwide, descending from Adalbert Jezic.

Velimir took a job on a freighter that went around the world and has shared a few photos with us. Click on the photo, above, to see selected photos.

TAMARA JEZIC 'S FAMILY CELEBRATES DAUGHTER/SISTER TAHLIA RAO'S UPCOMING 1ST BIRTHDAY WITH OLD BABY BUMP PHOTO

l-r--Anand Rao, Tamara Jezic Rao, Tahlia Rao (baby bump), Tirzah Rao, Siddhartha Rao, Sebastian Rao

4 GENERALTIONS OF NOVLJANI IN ONE ARGENTINE ROOM

Pictured above is Ranko Sokolic--the last Novljani family member to emigrate to Argentina. Ranko, who was born in 1928, emigrated with his mother Katarina Maricic Sokolic, at age five, to meet up with his father, Anton Sokolic, who had left earlier and was awaiting his reunion with his family. Ranko is the grandson of Genoveva Segulja Maricic--the sister of Texas Vence Segulja, Arizona Petar Segulja, and Novi/Rijeka Josip Segulja, making him second cousin to all the Arizona and Texas Seguljas as well as the Novi and Rijeka Seguljas and Spojas. Ranko is also 2nd and 5th cousin to Boris Sebalja and his sisters, 6th and 7th cousin to Patrizia Socolich, 3rd cousin to the U.S. Jezics and Merzlocks, and the Jezics descending from Adalbert Jezic. (If you are related to me, there is more than a 50% chance you are related to Ranko.

The just baptized baby is young Benjamin Villalba, son of Fernando Villalba and Carolina Pudlo, grandson of Rosa Cecilia Sokolic and _________ Villalba, great grandson of Ranko Sokolic and Rosa Brizuela, great great grandson of Katarina Maricic and Anton Sokolic, great great great grandson of Genoveva Segulja and Nicolaus Maricic, and great great great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic.

Relationship to others found within these pages:

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Merzlocks.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Adalbert Jezic branch.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Durdica Jezic, the museum curator.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Istrian Socolichs and Sebaljas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Kargacins and Cvetkos, and Deranjas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Idaho Sockolichs.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Novi Sokolics.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Krsto Zoricic, the town Historian.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Australian Paskulichs and Arizona Dobrics.

Ranko, through Maricic and Sokolic, was also 1st cousin to the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, the children of his Aunt Filipina, as well as to Ivan Paladin, whose mother, Anka Sokolic, was sister to Ranko's father, Anton Sokolic.

OUR TIGER (COUGAR?) FROM TIGRE ARGENTINA

When asked if she had given up competitive rowing for a life of chaufferred leisure, Argentine cousin Erica Piskulich responded:

"Hello, Mike

This boat is meant for only one of us to row while the other one steers and we exchange places every seven/ten minutes.

The young man is a friend aged 32. Since he is younger and stronger and I am very light, during this regatta he rowed 15 minutes and I did 5 minutes, always "full speed". We didn't do badly, considering that neither he nor I were aiming to come out first. A 5th place was our goal and that's what we got.

We knew the crews that came out ahead: people who train twice or three times a week and work out at least twice a week, almost "professionals". We row and race for the pleasure of it. A regatta means much more than winning: it's the opportunity to challenge yourself."

Meet 2nd Argentine Cousin Antonio Sokolic's Family
If you are an Arizona, Texas, or Novi Segulja
and
They are your 1st cousin's family if you are descended from any of Filipina or Anton Maricic's kids.
And, they (Antonio's generation and the webmaster's) are your 3rd cousins if you descend from either Franko Jezic (includes Merzlocks) or Adalbert Jezic.

Tags provided by Jose Sokolic and Cecilia Sokolic Ruiz--Click on the photo above to view Antonio's family.

Just got finished roping. I roped off of Sting tonight WOW what a horse. I wish I could heel as well as he can run to the feet. Give me a few weeks and I hope thing will get better.

Click on photo above to be linked to Rick's daughter, Sophia's photos of Rick (and grandkids) at a competition.

Rick is 3rd cousin to the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas, 2nd to the US Jezics descending from Franko, and 3rd to the US, Croatian, German, Belgian, and Montenegran Jezics descending from Adalbert.

JOE SEGULJA HITS DOUBLE NICKLES! (age 55)

Joe is the webmaster's double 2nd cousin, sharing both Segulja and Mudrovcic great grandparents. He is 3rd cousin to the Jezics, descending from Adalbert Jezic, and, to the Merzlocks, descending from Franko Jezic, and to the Kargacins, descending from Roko Ivan Segulja's sister, Manda Cecelia, and to the Cvetkos, descending from Roko's other sister, Margaretha.

LIZ SEGULJA GETS MARRIED

Liz weds Aaron Bruce. Click above to see photos stolen off of Chris Segulja's facebook page.

Liz is the daughter of Joe Segulja and Kathy Schiedeman, granddaughter of Tom Segulja (Sr.) and Ann Bako, and great granddaughter of Vence(slav) Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great granddaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

Are there Croatian homes without grape vines on the front porch and fig trees in the back yard?

Ivan Mazuranic, 5th cousin to the webmaster, celebrates the first harvest of figs, July 1, 2010. Figs the size of small oranges!!

June grad Nicole Merzlock Kotter, being congratulated by sister Corrine.

Nicole and Corrine are daughters of the the webmaster's third cousin, John Merzlock. They are great great granddaughters of Franko Jezic, brother to Marija Jezic who married Roko Ivan Segulja.

The Family Opens Hunting Season Early, Again

Sophia Merzlock Price and husband Brian open deer season.

Brian was at the wheel of his V-8 Magnum flat bed.

After it was unanimously determined that the deer got the worst of the high speed encounter, Brian noted, "See, I told you this truck was tough."

Sophie is the daughter of the webmaster's 3rd cousin Rick Merzlock. Franko Jezic was brother to the webmaster's (All of the Texas, California, and Novi Seguljas descending from Josip) great grandmother Marija Jezic, wife to Roko Ivan Segulja.

Goodby Margay

Margaret Segulja Pottorff, the webmaster's mother, whose devotion to family and encouragement to bring it together is responsible for this page is gone. . .

To learn more of her life and passing, click HERE.

MICHAEL SEGULJA AND FAMILY GO TO SEAWORLD!

Click photo for more of the vacation

The Michael Segulja family: Michael and Jennifer Segulja, Ian, Alex, and Morgann.

Michael is the son of Robert and Chris Segulja, the grandson of Tom Segulja and Ann Bako, and the great grandson of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic.

DOBRODOSLI Y'ALL

For the second time this year, and the second time in the last one hundred years, members of the Novi Segulja family and the Novi Merzlock (Mrzljak) family have met in the United States. First it was Segulja family member Michael Pottorff (your webmaster) and his third cousin John Merzlock and his family at Disneyland. This time, it is John's brother Rick and the children of his third cousin Osceola Segulja, Julie McElroy Laughlin and Johnny McElroy, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rick accompanied his friend, Dorothy Love, on her jaunt, deep in the heart of Texas, to pick up her new Paint Pony. Check out the Novi Vinodolski Reunion in Texas by clicking on the photo:

from left: Rick Merzlock, Julie McElroy Laughlin, Dorothy Love (atop Bull), bottom from Jake McElroy (Johnny's son), Alyssa Lauglin (Julie's daughter), far right, Johnny McElroy.

Pavlus Jezic 1820marriedLucia Radetic 1816
Franko Jezic 1852
m. Marija Kabalin 1856
bro-sisMarija Jezic 1857
m. Roko Segulja
sis-broAdalbert 1863
Lucia Jezic 1877
m.Joseph Merzlock 1872
1st cousinVence Segulja 1878
Marija Mudrovcic 1888
John Luke Merzlock 1904
m. Belva Mae Briscoe 1918
2nd cousinJohn Segulja 1907
Frances Tippit 1920
Richard Merzlock 1957
m/div Janet Gibson
3rd cousinOsceola Segulja 1938
m. Gary McElroy 1936
Hadley
Sophia
Allegra
see more.
4th cousinsJulie McElroy 1958
Travis Armstrong 1981
Alyssa Laughlin 1998


MORE BIG BEAR PHOTOS
Southern California Segulja Reunion

Click above photo to see more photos--three cameras never made it up the mountain. . .at least the Tippits came through.

LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! THE WEBMASTER'S ALMA MATER, EL CAPITAN HIGH SCHOOL, JUST WON THE DIVISION III CIF BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP!

And, the come from behind victory was made possible when the tying run was batted in by the webmaster's nephew, Elden Whisman, (son of Johanna Hansen Whisman and Don Whisman, grandson of Annie Segulja Hansen and Jack Hansen, great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric)

. . .and the winning run was knocked in by team mate and friend Josh. Both were featured in the Sunday Sports Section, and, Elden also made another section where student athlete/scholars were honored--a double play, so to speak. (See previous citation, a few stories down.) At right, view Elden alongside his Kiwi cousin, Rachel Dobric during her pass through Southern California.

MEMORIAL DAY 2010

A TIME TO THANK OUR VETERANS, AND TO BE WITH OUR FAMILIES
HOW IT'S DONE--TEXAS STYLE


Julie, at the ranch for the holiday

The Webmaster's 2nd cousin, once removed, Julie Laughlin goes to her family ranch for the holiday, while her 2nd cousin Olivia Segulja and her family go to the seashore (no oil slick yet)


Olivia, above with her beau Gerald

Julie is the daughter of Osceola Segulja (the webmaster's double 2nd cousin) and Gary McElroy (pictured in gallery), granddaughter of John Segulja and Francis Tippit, great granddaughter of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great grandaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric. Olivia is the the daughter of Tom Segulja (II) and Diane Nipp, granddaughter of Tom(islav) Segulja and Ann Bako, great granddaughter of Vence(slav) Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great granddaughter of Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric. To view additional photos from facebook galleries, click above photos.


The Boston Premier of a New Movie
and see who is in attendance!


Walking the off red with stripes carpet is famed cousin, genealogist, international medical humanitarian, and contributor to this page, Paula Sockolich, and her beau, two-time Emmy Winner Richard Getz. Paula's relationship to the webmaster epitomizes our family tree resembling a wreath: She is my quintuple 5th cousin and is related to me in over 80 different ways! Inbreeding can cause serious defects, but no one has accused Paula of having any. For more views of the gala, click the photo, above.

Voices from the Basement A film about Boston's original Filene's Automatic Bargain Basement, told by the people who worked and shopped there

More than three hundred invited guests crowded into the Omni Parker House Rooftop Ballroom tonight to view Voices from the Basement, the latest work of local filmmaker Michael Bavaro and Executive Producer Dr. Susan Edbril. Edbril began this project as a tribute to her grandmother, a 35-year employee of the original Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston. Popcorn in hand, Bostonian shoppers traveled down memory lane during the 45-minute documentary. “Voices from the Basement” is a journey back to a time when the American Dream was available to everyone who walked through the doors of "The Basement."

The event was packed with celebrity Bostonians and longtime Filene’s Basement employees who enjoyed a reception sponsored by the Omni Parker Hotel. A display of many artifacts and souvenirs of the Basement, provided an authentic backdrop of nostalgia.

The history of Filenes’s Basement is captured through newsreels, archival footage, vintage photographs and audio recordings. Its founding brothers Edward and Lincoln Filene, were two of the great retail pioneers who helped shape many of the social and economic paradigms that made America great.

Among nostalgic stories of bygone automatic markdowns and bargain prices, notable shoppers sharing their own stories in the film include CBS news legend Mike Wallace, Rep. Barney Frank, Governor Michael Dukakis and “the most celebrated Basement shopper,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

YVONNE AND RON PECK MODEL FOR FREE
THEN BUY THE BOAT THEY WERE MODELING!
from the showroom of Cougar Marine, in San Benito, Texas, to the intercoastal waterway

To view the slide show, go to 2010 Challenger 176 Bay Model

Click on Challenger 176 slideshow (just above the photos).

Photos 16-18 show Ron in the pink shirt, while pic 19 shows Yvonne in the front of the boat. Yvonne is the webmaster's sister, daughter of Margaret Segulja, granddaughter of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great granddaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

REST IN PEACE, IVAN PALADIN

Ivan's Relationships

Russell
Dobric
4th-1 rem
Roy
Dobric
4th-1 rem
John
Paskulich
4th
Ivan
Paladin
5th
Boris
Sebalja
1/2 5th
with Arizona
Mike Pottorff
-----4th-1xrem 2nd-1xrem3rd 2ndwith Kiwi
Russell Dobric
4th-1xrem-----1st-1xrem 5th4th-1xremwith Arizona
Roy Dobric
2nd-1xrem1st-1xrem-----4th-1xrem5thwith Jeff & Karen
Paskulich
3rd 5th4th-1xrem-----2ndwith Kiwi
Ivan Paladin
2nd4th-1xrem5th2nd-----with Kiwi
Boris Sebalja

Auckland, New Zealand--This morning, May 23, 2010, we lost Ivan Paladin. Per the chart to the right, we can see that Ivan was firmly enmeshed within our family wreath. Ivan is 5th cousins to all the U.S. Seguljas in the webmaster's generation. Ivan was married to Rozie Zoricic, who is 3rd cousin, once removed to the webmaster. Ivans birth date 6 May 1925, born in Novi Vinodolski.

Ivan is survived by his wife Rozie Paladin nee Zoricic, b 28 Aug 1924 in Novi, three sons, two grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. The funeral will be held Friday 28 May at 10.30 am

Zdravko Paladin who perished at Jasenovac was Ivan's 1st cousin. The photo was taken in Lynette Sebalja's living room during my visit c. 2007 (that is my hand on the chair)

Ivan's mother, Anka Sokolic was sister to Anton Sokolic, making Ranko, Elvira, Margarita, and Antonio, his first cousins.

SHINDIG AT BIG BEAR

The webmaster dug deep into his timeshare points and rented 10 cabins at Big Bear, inviting friends and family alike. While group pictures failed to materialize as the "groups" were all over the mountain, the above photo was taken of select members of the Texas and Arizona branches of the Segulja family. At left is Michael Harp, son of Debra Tippit, grandson of (Texas Anne Segulja), great grandson of Vence Segulja and Maria Mudrovcic and great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Maria Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric. At Center is your webmaster (Michael Pottorff) son of (Arizona) Margaret Segulja, grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric (Michael Harp is my double 2nd cousin, once removed. At right is Bryan Tippit, Michael Harp's uncle, who is my double 2nd cousin (his grandfather and mine were brothers who married his grandmother and min who were sisters). Bryan's parents were (Texas) Anne Segulja and JT Tippit, his grandparents were Maria Mudrovcic and Vence Segulja, and his great grandparents were Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

There was still a little bit of snow when we got there, but, a week later (May 24) it snowed again!

I am normally the tallest in group pictures, in stark contrast to family photos of my youth where Cro kinsmen towered over me, but it apparently is happening again!

(more) PARENTS PROUD OF THEIR RECENT GRADS
even if they are parents themselves

Tania Matulovich Mahoney, Auckland, New Zealand, is flanked by her father Ante Matulovich and mother Mary Matulovich at the apres event photo session.

Tania is a cousin to Lynette Matulovich Sebalja, who is married to Boris Sebalja, who is related to virtually everyone in this page.

El Capitan’s ‘E-Wiz’ raps hits on, off field
By Bill Dickens, SPECIAL TO THE UNION-TRIBUNE
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 12:04 a.m.

Elden Whisman, fresh off an invigorating weekend at Big Bear with his Cro cousins, has his muses inspired, apparently launching an impromptu rap career, nearly as inspiring as his 400+ batting average. Little did the reporter know that Elden's "uncle" --the webmaster--was among Mr. Dickens's former acquaintances along with his "adopted" uncle Mark Gabler. Probably would have made the front page, had Mr. Dickens realized just whom he was interviewing.

Peggy Peattie / UNION-TRIBUNE

El Capitan baseball player Elden Whisman entertains teammates with his rap creations, such as “The Muffin Man.” Eminem and Jay-Z are his favorite rap performers. LAKESIDE — To El Capitan High junior Elden Whisman, it’s just a hobby. To his baseball teammates, it could develop into something more.

The versatile 5-foot-9, 185-pound Whisman could be called a closet rapper. He has recorded a CD dubbed “The Muffin Man.” He is working on a sequel — “Peanut Butter Cologne.”

“Kids are always trying to get me to freestyle in the locker room,” Whisman said. “But I won’t do it because I think about my lyrics before I belt them out.”

El Capitan sophomore first baseman Troy Conyers has heard Whisman’s work.

“We are always trying to get him to sing, but he keeps telling us ‘I’m not a rapper — I’m an artist,’?” Conyers said. “He won’t perform on the spot.”

Whisman, a corner infielder who began the week with a .412 batting average (35-for-85), has never taken a music class and does not play an instrument.

He composed his version of “The Muffin Man” by using the Garage Band software on his computer, which allows him to plug in whatever sound he desires, whether vocal or instrumental.

“I don’t know, I just had some time one afternoon and started messing around, writing down lyrics,” Whisman said. “At first I did it as kind of a joke — a fun thing that wasn’t ever going to leave my room.”

“Peanut Butter Cologne” was inspired by his teammates.

“A kid on our baseball team said I smelled like peanut butter one day in practice,” Whisman said. “And without thinking about it I said it was my cologne. Another kid on the team said, ‘That’s it! That should be the name of your next rap.’ I’m still working on the lyrics.”

Whisman said he has eclectic taste in music. Rap is his preference, and Eminem and Jay-Z are his favorites.

“What I do doesn’t have any particular rhyme or rhythm,” Whisman said. “I guess you could say I put lyrics to a beat.”

Whisman, who carries a 4.27 grade-point average, said he hopes to play baseball in college. He has shown no desire to become a full-time rapper or musician.

“His raps are pretty hilarious,” Vaqueros junior shortstop Tyrone Wiggins said. “The stuff he says is ridiculously funny. If you listen to his CD all it’s gonna do is make you laugh. That’s the kind of guy he is — fun to be around.”

Conyers said the musical endeavors of “E-Wiz” are more about comedy than about enjoying music.

Whisman revealed a sample of his work — the first two lines of “The Muffin Man”:

“Walking down the street with a big fat muffin, going to town gonna keep on stuffin’ … ”

When longtime El Capitan coach Steve Vickery heard his players speak about “The Muffin Man,” his first reaction was to admonish his athletes for razzing Whisman about his stocky size.

“Once I got a clue on what ‘Muffin Man’ meant, I wasn’t surprised,” Vickery said. “Elden Whisman is just a character. He’s one of our smartest players.”

Sophomore catcher-first baseman Charles Moorman said Whisman is one of a kind.

“He does some things awkwardly, but he always gets the job done,” Moorman said. “He’s all about the team and taking care of business.”

Elden is the son of Don and Johanna Hansen Whisman, the grandson of Annie Segulja Hansen, the great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic and the great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic as well as of Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

VIVA ARGENTINA--200 AÑOS

Above, view Josefina Piskulich, along with her father, Esteban. Esteban is the webmaster's 6th cousin.

The celebration is Argentina's bicentennial. To view more of the celebration at Josefina's school, click HERE.


The Preakness wasn't the only notable race this weekend!!!

left--Anand Rao in post race conference, with son Siddhartha, daughter, Tirzah, and wife Tamara Jezic, 3rd cousin to the webmaster from the Adalbert Jezic branch.

center--Anand's facebook avatar, purportedly not meant to torment the webmaster.

right--Anand, with hard earned medal. Also pictured are two other racers (in tutus-- the taller one is a survivor of breast and thyroid cancer) and a large bipedal animal. Both women are friends of Anand's sister.

The event was the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, held in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

JUNE IS COMING; LAST CHANCE FOR COLLEGE PHOTO-OPS


Lauren Kargacin, top left, smiles for the camera immediately prior to the reality of gravity taking effect. A prelude to graduation.

Lauren is a hotel management major at Mizzou (University of Missouri). Her great great grandmother was sister to Roko Ivan Segulja, making her mother Terry, the webmasters 3rd cousin, and, Lauren the webmaster's 3rd cousin, once removed.

AMBER (TIPPIT) VANDER POL ADDS ANOTHER LEAF TO OUR CRO TREE


Amber, cradling freshly minted, Vincent Moss Vander Pol,
checking in at 10 lbs 9 ounces on 8 May 2010

Oldest brother Cash
with newborn brother Vincent

More facebook photos
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Amber is married to Bill Vander Pol V. Cash, above right, is William Peter Vander Pol VI. Amber is the daughter, of Bryan and Suzie Tippit, granddaughter of Anne Segulja and JT Tippit, great granddaughter of Marija Mudrovcic and Venceslav Segulja, and great great granddaughter of Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric, and Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic. Amber's father, Bryan Tippit is double 2nd cousin to the webmaster, sharing, exactly, all of the webmaster's Cro relationships. Amber and Bill live in Caldwell, Idaho.

Novi List, "our newspaper" reports a new book by famed Croatian poet Amalija Zoricic:

Pjesnikinja Amalija Zoricic objavila je novu knjigu pod naslovom »Ocima duše«, podnaslovljenu kao »Knjigu osvrta i recenzija«.
(Poet Amalija Zoricic has published a new book titled "Soul Eyes," subtitled as "book reviews and review.")

And, of course, we are related to her. Below, view Photos and story, shortly after my 2001 visit, where I met second cousin Milica Sokolic Zoricic, sister-in-law of the famed poetess, who gave me a copy of Amalija's prize winning work, "Zalo."

GRAD NOVI VINODOLSKI

67th

Based on Article 2 Decisions on the admission of Novi Vinodolski ("Official Gazette of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County No. 14/98) and of Articles 17 and 19 Statute of the City of Novi Vinodolski ("Official Gazette of Primorje-Gorski Kotar county code 01.24) The City Council of the City of Novi Vinodolski, at a meeting held on 20 December 2002.
(Na temelju clanka 2. Odluke o priznanjima Grada Novog Vinodolskog (»Službene novine« Primorsko-goranske županije broj 14/98) i clanaka 17. i 19. Statuta Grada Novi Vinodolski (»Službene novine« Primorsko-goranske županije broj 24/01) Gradsko vijece Grada Novi Vinodolski, na sjednici održanoj dana 20. prosinca 2002.)

Article 1

Winners of the City of Novi Vinodolski, 2002. were as follows:
(Dobitnici Nagrada Grada Novog Vinodolskog u 2002. godini su:)

ANNUAL AWARD town of Novi Vinodolski
MSc. AMALIJA ZORICIC prof.
(ODIŠNJA NAGRADA GRADA NOVI VINODOLSKI
Mr. sc. AMALIJA ZORICIC prof.)

to highlight the creative work in the field of literature
and promoting cultural values of the City of New
Vinodolski and the entire coastal region.

(za istaknuti i stvaralacki rad iz podrucja književnosti
i promicanja svih kulturnih vrednota Grada Novi
Vinodolski kao i cijelog primorskog kraja.

Article 2

Prizes will be awarded on 6 January 2003. The Day of the City of Novi Vinodolski.
(Nagrade ce se dodijeliti dana 6. sijecnja 2003. godine na Dan Grada Novog Vinodolskog.)

Article 3

Winning receive a written acknowledgment and reward in the amount of:
(Nagradeni dobivaju pismeno priznanje i novcanu nagradu u iznosu od:)

- MSc. AMALIJA ZORICIC prof. 3.000,00 kuna


Margaret Segulja Pottorff and Milica Zoricic in the Bonavia Hotel


Michael and Margaret Pottorff with Milica Sokolic Zoricic where she presented second cousin Michael with a copy of a book of poems, entitled Zalo written by her sister-in-law, Amalija Zoricic.

Milica is the daughter of Mica Mudrovcic Sokolic, the first cousin of all the first generation Seguljas in the United States and the Mudrovcics (Mary, Helen, and Drina of New Zealand). Milica is first cousin to Ivica, Margita, and Marija Butkovic, and sister to Vinko Sokolic. Her father was Mladen Sokolic.

Milena Jezic at work in Crna Gore


a very buff Milena

Click on ad above to view Milena's work related photos. Montenegran (Crna Gore) Milena is third cousin to U.S. and Novi Seguljas (in the webmasters generation) and 2nd cousin to those descended from Adalbert (but not her grandfather, who are 1st cousins). Some computers might require that you have a facebook account, turned on to view the photos. For more work related photos, Click HERE

CLANS? WE HAVE THEM!


Auckland, New Zealand--John earns his place on the gossip page: "Married for almost 11 years to a wonderful woman of Croatian descent. In-laws are great people. Have 2 wonderful children"

Lynette Matulovich Sebalja has a cousin, [facebook friend] Tania Matulovich who is married to a Scottish laddie, John Mahoney, pictured left, giving the pipes a blow.

John's Scottish heritage goes way back, he notes"--about Scotish nobility? On a direct line, 21 generations before me was a Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, born about 1410"--but on a genealogical note, Tania's British history might go way back too. It seems that in the days of the Roman Legion, it was customary to enslave the biggest, meanest warriors you could find--Alexander the Great did it, the Austria-Hungarian Emperor did it; the King of Venice did it--all of them enslaved Croats.

The most elite fighters in ancient Croatia were the Sarmatians, pictured at right. A regiment of these fighters were sent to the Roman colony of England to keep the invading Celts in line. It is suspected that Tania is maintaining this tradition.

According to Aussie genealogist/Historian/cousin, John Paskulich, a title for the leader was " Artorius ," a variant of Arthur. It is theorized that when Rome withdrew, its soldiers remained in control. We could find no record of any Shakespearovich's in the brigade, however.

Check out John Paskulich's condensed History.


A very British looking Sarmatian soldier


Teresa Reynolds, in red, prior to celebrating the end of her high school days at her Senior Prom

Castle Rock, Colorado--Teresa is the daughter of Antoinette (Toni) Kriskovich (the web master's 1st cousin) and Larry Reynolds. Her Cro grandparents are (Arizona) Mary Segulja and Anton Kriskovich. Her great grandparents are Albin Kriskovich and Marija Piskulic, and, Johana Mudrovcic and Petar Segulja. Her great great grandparents are Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic.

Jennifer Vanzant Segulja Emma Madison, 7 lbs 6oz, 19 1/2 inches, 5:30pm
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¿Quién es más macho Nevado de Chani o Esteban?


ESTEBAN!!!!

Vea Esteban, victorioso encima de la montaña. ¡Chani lloró como un bebé!


Esteban on top of Nevado de Chani, click photo for more
note the Salinas Grandes in the distance

Esteban José Piskulich April 25 at 6:33pm Mike:

Te mando el relato y te envìo las fotos a tu dirección (mike@pottorff.net)

Un abrazo,

Esteban

Ascenso al Nevado del Chañi – Cumbre General Manuel Belgrano (5896 msnm)

El Nevado del Chañi se encuentra localizado en el límite entre las provincias de Salta y Jujuy, y es el cerro más alto de la Cordillera Oriental y de la Provincia de Jujuy. La cumbre principal del Nevado, General Manuel Belgrano, tiene 5896 msnm e integra un conjunto de cerros de granito en forma de anfiteatro abierto hacia el este.

El Chañí tiene varias rutas de acceso, pero decidimos intentarlo por la Quebrada del Río León que, si bien es la más larga, su aproximación es uno de los trekkings más bellos del Nor-Oeste Argentino. Elegimos esta época del año, el otoño austral, por que es la que tiene clima más benigno, ya que el invierno es extremadamente frío, la primavera es muy ventosa y el verano es una temporada de muchas tormentas eléctricas y precipitaciones.

El equipo estuvo integrado por María Eugenia Montini, Fabián Conte, Agustín Traversaro y por mí, Esteban Piskulich, todos Socios del Club Andino Córdoba.

Salimos de Córdoba el día miércoles 31 de Marzo en la noche y, previa escala en San Salvador de Jujuy, llegamos cerca del mediodía del Jueves Santo a la localidad de León, la antesala de la Quebrada de Humahuaca. Allí nos encontramos con Damián Santos, quién nos proveyó de mulas para el traslado de nuestra comida y equipo. Es importante alivianar las mochilas por que las jornadas son largas y en permanente ascenso.

Este es el resumen de muestro itinerario:

Día 1: De León (1500 msnm) a Pie de la Cuesta (2700 msnm). El sendero discurre prácticamente en su totalidad por el cauce del Río León. El lugar de acampe está sobre la margen izquierda del río, cómodo para ubicar las carpas pero el agua no es buena, ya que el río corre muy turbio en ese lugar.

Día 2: De Pie de la Cuesta a Despensa (3800 msnm). El sendero remonta la cara sur del Cerro Morado y luego lo faldea siguiendo hacia el fondo de la quebrada. Una vez que se deja atrás ese cerro, se continúa en dirección Oeste hasta el puesto que la Familia Santos tiene en Despensa.

Día 3: Lo destinamos a descansar e hicimos un para de ascensiones por los cerros ubicados alrededor del puesto para aclimatar.

Día 4: De Despensa al Refugio Militar (4600 msnm). Se sale del puesto hacia el oeste, siguiendo la quebrada del río hasta la Laguna Chañí, que marca la entrada del anfiteatro Reichert. Una vez en el anfiteatro, se mantiene la dirección oeste y, luego de atravesar varias morrenas glaciares se llega al Refugio.

Día 5: Subimos hasta el pié del acarreo para portear nuestro equipo y comida y para reforzar la aclimatación. Luego bajamos a descansar nuevamente al Refugio.

Día 6: Del Refugio Militar al pié del acarreo (5100 msnm). Armamos nuestro campamento al amparo de la morrena que corre adyacente y paralela a las cumbres principales del Nevado, de Este a Oeste. En ese punto encontramos el único hilo de agua del lugar.

Día 7: Día de Cumbre (5896 msnm) – 7 de Abril de 2010. Nos levantamos muy temprano y a las 4:30 ya estábamos en camino. La vía de ascenso cruza todo el acarreo del fondo del anfiteatro, comenzando en el extremo izquierdo y subiendo prácticamente en línea recta a 30° / 40° hasta el Abra del Chañi, allí se monta en el filo y se sigue siempre por éste hacia el sur hasta la cumbre, adonde llegamos a las 10:10. Los últimos 200 metros de desnivel los transitamos por una pala de nieve que nos facilitó mucho ese último tramo. Llegamos de vuelta a nuestro campamento alrededor de las 14:30

Día 8: Del campamento a Despensa.

Día 9: De Despensa a Encrucijada (confluencia del Río Molina con el Río León).

Día 10: de Encrucijada a León, y de allí a San Salvador de Jujuy para regresar a Córodoba y al calor de nuestra familia y poder recién gritar ¡¡¡Cumbreee!!!

Esteban José Piskulich
Córdoba (Argentina)
ejpiskulich@yahoo.com.ar

Esteban José Piskulich April 25 at 6:33 pm Mike:

I send the story and we will send photos to your address (mike@pottorff.net)

A hug,

Esteban

Climbing Nevado del Chañi - General Manuel Belgrano Summit (5896 m)

The Nevado del Chañi is located on the border between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy, and is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Oriental and the Province of Jujuy. Summit Main Nevado, General Manuel Belgrano, is 5896 meters above sea level and integrating a set of granite hills in the form of outdoor amphitheater to the east.

The Chañi has multiple paths, but decided to try for the Leon River Gorge, while the longest, this approach is one of the most beautiful treks Nor West Argentino. We chose this time of year, the austral autumn, that is the climate is more benign, as the winter is extremely cold, very windy spring and summer is a season of many thunderstorms and rainfall.

The team consisted of Maria Eugenia Montini, Fabián Conte, Agustín Traversaro and me, Esteban Piskulich, all club members Andino Córdoba.

We left Cordoba on Wednesday March 31 at night and, after a stopover in San Salvador de Jujuy, we arrived around noon on Thursday to the town of Leon, the threshold of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. There we met with Damian Santos, who provided us with mules to transport our food and equipment. It is important to lighten the backpacks that the days are long and continuous climb.

This is a sampling summary of our schedule:

Day 1: De Leon (1500 m) to Pie de la Cuesta (2700 m). The trail runs almost entirely by the Leon River channel. The camping site is on the left bank of the river, convenient to locate the tents but water is not good, because the river runs very cloudy there.

Day 2: Pie de la Cuesta to Pantry (3800 m). The trail climbs the south face of Cerro Morado and then skirts along to the bottom of the ravine. A Once that is left behind that hill, continue west to the post in Santos Family Pantry.

Day 3: The rest and we spend on a pair of climbing the hills located around the post to acclimatizing.

Day 4: Refuge Pantry at Military (4600 m). You leave the post to the west, following the gorge of the river to the Laguna Chania, which marks the entrance of the amphitheater Reichert. Once in the arena, keeping the west and, after crossing several glacial moraines reach the Refuge.

Day 5: We went to the foot of the carry to carry our gear and food and to enhance the acclimatization. Then we went to rest again at the Refuge.

Day 6: From Military Refuge at the foot of cartage (5100 m). We set up our camp under the moraine that runs adjacent and parallel to the main summit of Nevado, East to west. At this point there is the only place with a trickle of water.

Day 7: Summit day (5896 m) - April 7, 2010. We got up very early and by 4:30 we were on the road. Ascent route crosses the entire hauling the bottom of the amphitheater, beginning at the far left and almost straight up 30 ° / 40 ° to the Chañi Open, there is mounted on the cutting edge and always follows it south to the summit, where we arrived at 10:10. The last 200 meters of height differences, the pass along a snow plow that you provided much that last stretch. We got back to our camp around 14:30

Day 8: From Camp to Pantry.

Day 9: Pantry at Crossroads (confluence of the Rio Molina León).

Day 10: Crossroads to Leon, and from there to San Salvador de Jujuy to return to Córodoba and warmth of our family and to just scream Cumbreee!

Esteban José Piskulich
Córdoba (Argentina)
ejpiskulich@yahoo.com.ar

An accomplished mountaineer, Esteban Piskulich is the webmaster's 6th cousin, and, is related to most of the people within these pages, one way or the other. Esteban (1965) is the son of Jose Piskulich (1931) and Christina Kearney. His sister Cecilia Piskulic Kearney and his cousin Erica Piskulic were among the webmaster's first contacts in Argentina. His grandparents were Franjo Piskulich (1897) and Milka Jurica (namesake of his daughter Milca). Esteban's great grand parents were Rafael Piskulic Stjiepanov and Matejka V. Sebalja, and, Martin Jurica and Marija Knez. Esteban is married to Gladys D' Alonzo and has another daughter, Josefina, and a son, Ezequiel, who is currently working in New Zealand.

Check Esteban's expanded Argentine family. Esteban's entire personal family is on facebook

TEXAS SHOW OFF


Yesterday, 21 April, 2010, it was raining in California. Meanwhile, in South Texas, the webmaster's sister cast her line out from her boat dock and caught a couple of nice red fish. Depending on the salinity of the coastal waters (whether it is raining or not) they get everything from alligator gars to real alligators. Earlier this month, a houseguest caught a tarpon off of this same dock!

The webmaster harvested a javelina down the street in January. A former high school Principal, Yvonne came out of retirement this year to pay off her new boat, but, has decided that retirement was the better choice, as work seems to cut into her hunting, fishing, and high stakes poker playing. In a recent tournament series, she made it up to the last round, which, had she advanced, sho would have/may have been playing on television. It's a tough life but someone's got to do it.

Kathryn Reynolds, of Colorado, visits her/our Kiwi cousins, and, celebrates the grape harvest and birthdays.

Also featured: Boris and Lynette Sebalja. Click photo at right to see more

KIWIS INVADE THE TROPICS

Rachel and Karen Dobric, along with friends Brittany, Caroline, and Sue cavort in Fiji.

To view highlights of their trip, as captured in all their digital glory, click on the thumbnail to the right

(webmaster speaking) I just picked up my 85 11/12 year old mother at the bridge hall. She and her young 74 year old partner, Dawna, just humiliated their opponents 5,410 to 740. One of her highest scores ever. . .in case you were wondering how she is doing. Cancer Schmancer!

Olivia Segulja Celebrates the End of High School with Her Senior Prom

Olivia and her boyfriend, Gerald Tolifson, pose for the big event

Texan Olivia Segulja is the daughter of Tom Segulja (Jr.) grand daughter of Tom(islav) Segulja Sr., great grand daughter of Vence(slav) Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic. Her father is double second cousin to the webmaster, so he, and, Olivia share all his relationships catalogued in these pages. (for those of you in Croatia who met Doug Segulja, Olivia is his sister)


(webmaster speaking) I just picked up my 85 11/12 year old mother at the bridge hall. She and her young 74 year old partner, Dawna, just humiliated their opponents 5,410 to 740. One of her highest scores ever. . .in case you were wondering how she is doing. Cancer Schmancer!

Cecilia Sokolic at Argentina's Salinas Grandes


To see more of Cecilia, Ricardo, and Franco's trip, click the photo

Cecilia Sokolic (Ruiz) is the webmaster's 2nd cousin, once removed. She is standing amidst a field of salt deposits in the Northwest corner of Argentina, bordering both Chile and Bolivia.

Cecilia gives a chamber of Commerce pitch:

queda en la provincia de Jujuy, son las salinas grandes. te Gusta??? es genial el paseo is in the province of Jujuy, are the salinas grandes. you love it?? the ride is great

Her father is Antonio Sokolic, her Cro grandparents are Katarina Maricic 1905 and Anton Sokolic 1904. Katarina's parents were Genoveva Segulja and Mikula (Nikola) Maricic. Genoveva's parents where Roko Ivan Segulja 1850 and Marija Jezic 1857, while Anton's were Anton Maricic 1863 and Ursula Kukalj 1867.

ah, slika govori više od rijeci
(A picture says more than words)

View cousin Patrizia Socolich, son Luka Škunca, and husband Tomislav Škunca, posing on one of many of the future champion's victorious days. Patrizia's family married into the Novi Segulja family during its first generation in Novi, making her 8th cousin to the webmaster. She is also a 6th cousin, courtesy of the family wreath. Patrizia also has familial links to the webmaster's 5th cousin Boris Sebalja (7th), the webmaster's 2nd cousin Milica Sokolic (5th), to the webmasters 6th Piskulich cousins in Argentina (6th, through a different line), and she has links similar to those of the webmasters with all his USA Segulja and Kargacin cousins, his Argentine Sokolic cousins, his Kiwi and Aussie Maricic cousins, and his Miletic cousins in Croatia, Germany, Africa, Belgium and England.

Bill Kriskovich Invades Central America


Bill Kriskovich scuba diving the reefs around Roatan Island in Honduras

Bill, with fellow adventurer Laurie, capturing a "Starkist tuna."

Bill is 1st cousin to the webmaster and all the Arizona Seguljas and Kiwi Kriskovichs, 2nd cousin to the Texas and Novi Seguljas and Mudrovcics, and 3rd cousin to all the U.S. Merzlocks, Jezics, and Kargacins, and the Novi Cvetkos. If you are related to me (the webmaster) you are likewise related to Bill.


Kiwi Rachel Dobric, in the good hands and under the watchful eyes of her Fijiian guides, along with galpal Brittany, poses for her "before" sun tan/ sun burn photo. Bula, indeed!

COLORADO SNOW IS MELTING AND KIWI GARY SEBALJA IS LOOKING NORTH--PUBS AND ESKIMO GIRLS BE FOREWARNED!
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Gary Sebalja Canadian Visa Locked in. Road trip well looks a little like this. See More

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Mark Woods
looks like a decent trip Gaz... How long are you allowing for it???
March 31 at 8:15pm ·


Gary Sebalja
I think I will do it in about 12 days would have been nice to take a little longer, but alas I am running against time
April 8 at 12:18am ·


Mark Woods
ahhh, aren't we all.... :o)
April 8 at 12:42am ·


Gary Sebalja is hanging for a beer but must first burn the midnight oil. [flight status changed from delayed to late, no one booked on the shuttle for me to pick up, may get lucky and one person, let it not be east vail!]
March 30 at 9:59pm · Comment ·LikeUnlike

RECENT ACTIVITY


Gary Sebalja is saying watch out Canada, May is lurking

The U.S. Merzlocks share the same 3rd cousin relationship to the Novi Seguljas as the webmaster and the rest of the U.S. Seguljas and a 5th cousin, twice removed relationship to the Novi Seguljas

Paval Mrzljak 1723marriedAnna Piskulic
Jerolim Mrzljak 1768bro-broPhillip Mrzljak 1764
Paulus Mrzljak 1800 1stPetrus Mrzljak 1791
Marija Jezic 1856.Franko JezicJerolim Mrzljak 18342nd Phillippus Mrzljak 1814
Josip Segulja1stLucija Jezic 1872mar.Joseph Mrzljak 1872 3rdFranciscus Mrzljak 1841
Blazenkasis-broDanijel 2nd..John Merzlock 1904 4th Nicolas Mrzljak 1873
Vesnja1stDubravko
Ivica
3rd..John Merzlock 1944 5thFranko Mrzljak 1897
Vesnja:
Dejan
Asja
2ndDubravko:
Cedomir
Dragana
Ivica:
Stefan
Nina
4th..John (Brian) Merzlock 1974 6th Mica Mrzljak 1927
Braxton Merzlock 20007thDubravko Segulja 1955
Ivica
8thDubravko:
Cedomir
Dragana
Ivica:
Stefan
Nina

Dos Primas Croatas en la Argentina Hacen las Noticias

Rosa Cecilia Sokolic (horrible translation by webmaster)
Es muy buena la idea changos!!!!soy maestra de musica en jardin de infantes, ya reparti la letra y me piden la musica para cantar junto con los papas. Permitan bajarla por internet. GRACIAS!!!

Rosa Cecilia Sokolic
It is a very good idea monkeys!! I am a music teacher in kindergarten, and distributed the letter and ask for the music to sing along with internet. GRACIAS lowering it papas. Permitan!

Cousin Rosa Cecilia Sokolic, a kindergarten teacher, offers her opinion on the above instructional aid, in an internet discussion, teaching children how to avoid mosquitos and the Dengue Fever they carry

And, in the pages of El Liberal.com.ar, a photo pictorial starts with numero uno, a photo of Cecilia Sokolic Ruiz, her husband Ricardo, and son Franco as they frolic in Puerto Blest, Bariloche, Argentina.

Cecilia is a first cousin to Rosa Cecilia, with their fathers being brothers, Antonio Sokolic and Ranko Sokolic, respectively. Both Antonio and Ranko are 2nd cousins to the webmaster. Their mother, Katarina Maricic, was sister to Anton Maricic of the Auckland bunch and to Filipina Maricic with children in several countries. Katarina was also 1st cousin to the webmaster's mother Margaret, all of her sisters and brothers, to her first cousins in Texas, and 2nd cousin to John Luke Merzlock. Below see how they are related to other branches of our family. Check out the family from which they descend, Katarina Maricic, grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic.

This is how they are related to the "Seguljas"

Roko Segulja
mar.
Marija Jezic
Genovevasis
-bro
Vencebro
-bro
Petarbro
-bro
Filicobro
-bro
Ivanbro
-bro
Eduardbro
-bro
Josip
Anton


siblings
Ivan &
Marija
died as
students

bro
-bro
Andjelkobro
-sis
Filipinasis
-sis
Katarina1stJohn
Matt
Chris
Vance
Anne
Mary
Jim Victor
Joe
Zora
Lucy
1stMary
Margaret
Annie
Peter
1st-0-1st-0-1stAnica1stMarija
Blazenka
Danijel
Ivan
Boris
Margaret
Erena
1st-0-1stNikola
Vinko
Zeljka
Karmen
Maruska
Petar
1stRanko
Elvira
Margareta
Antonio
2ndJohn:
Osceola
Vincent
Matt:
-0-
Chris:
-0-
Vance:
-0-
Tom:
Robert
Tom
Joe
Mary:
Laurie
Steven
Anne:
Ronald
Debra
Bryan
Jim Victor:
-0-
Joe:
-0-
Zora:
Mary Jo
Lucy:
Rebecca
2ndMary:
William
Antoinette
Margaret:
Michael
Yvonne
Annie:
Paula
Johanna
Peter Jr.:
Kathi
Peter III
2nd-0-2nd-0-2ndAnica:
-0-
2ndMarija:
-0-
Blazenka:
Visnja
Danijel:
Dubravko
Ivica
Ivan:
Janine
Sonia
Margaret:
Helen
Nick
Jason

2nd-0-2ndNikola:
Dalibor
Diana
Vinko:
Lari
Nikol
Zeljka:
Biserka
Denis
Karmen:
Dominic
Marijana
Maruska:
Suzana
Sonja
Petar:
Damir
Zeljko



2ndRanko:
Luis
Rosa Cecilia
Elvira:
?
Margareta:
Juan
Andres
Antonio
Alejandra
Dante
Maria
Gabriela
Antonio:
Cecilia
Estella
Jose
Claudia
Antonio
3rdOsceola:
Gary
Julie
Johnny
Mark
Robert:
Michael
Carrie
Tom:
Matt
Doug
Olivia
Joe:
Mary
Elizabeth
Kristen
Sara
Steven:
Dillon
Connor
Bryan:
Robert
Amber
Autumn
Debra:
Jarrett
Dustin
Ron:
Derek
3rdAntoinette:
Kathryn
Teresa
Daniel
Yvonne:
Aaron
Ryan
Paula:
Dustin
Johanna:
Daniel
Elden
Kathi:
Ty
3rd-0-3rd-0-3rd-0-3rdIvica:
Stefan
Nina
Dubravko:
Cedomir
Dragana
Visnja:
Dejan
Asja

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Merzlocks.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Adalbert Jezic branch.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Durdica Jezic.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Istrian Socolichs and Sebaljas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the U.S. Kargacins and Cvetkos, and Deranjas.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Idaho Sockolichs.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Novi Sokolics.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to Krsto Zoricic.

Click HERE to see how the Argentine Sokolics are related to the Australian Paskulichs.

Near Term Surrogate Jennifer Segulja Throws a Surprise
Baby Shower, Bringing Everything, Including the Baby!

Allison's mom, Cindy, and I had cooked up a surprise for Allison :) Couldn't wait to see A's face when she saw her mama sitting there....

Posavina Kolo, Auckland New Zealand


Rachel Dobric I promised more recent videos!

This was on Sunday. I'm second from the left, if that helps you follow me...
I then end up dancing with Denis (the bald one), so I'm at the 'front' towards the end.

GARY SEBALJA MEETS HIS SEGULJA/KRISKOVICH/REYNOLDS COUSINS

From left view Teresa Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, Daniel Reynolds, Toni Kriskovich Reynolds, Kathryn Reynolds, and Gary Sebalja. Toni is 1st cousin to Gary's father, Boris Sebalja, as well as 5th, once removed cousin--a relationship shared by the webmaster, who also happens to be Toni's 1st cousin. Toni's children: Kathryn, Teresa, and Daniel are Gary's 2nd cousins, through Kriskovich, and 6th cousins through Segulja. . .and a few more.

This photo was taken before the photo, several stories below, where Kathryn is posing with Gary's parents and a few other cousins in Gary's hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Kathryn is also 3rd cousins to the Auckland Kiwi Franichs, Posas, and Dobrecs in her generation, and to the Aleksichs and Dobrics (Rachel) in her generation.

A New Merzlock


New father Ron Russell, new mom Allegra Merzlock Russell, and grandpa Rick with new grandchild

Rick is 3rd cousin to all the Novi Seguljas (Roko's branch) and all the Merzlock's (Adalbert's branch) and 2nd cousin to the Jezics in Franco's branch (in his generation). Like most Novljani families, the Merzlocks are also related to most everyone else.

Velimir is Engaged!

Jezic Velimir is engaged.
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NOVI SEGULJAS AND MERZLOCKS FINALLY MEET IN AMERICA

It has been 104 years since (Arizona) Petar Segulja left Novi, and, 98 years since his brother, (Texas) Vence left (for the 2nd time). During this last century, the family, mutually related through Jezic has kept in touch by mail, and, through a 2nd-3rd cousin Jezic intermediary--Chuck Jezic, 3rd to the Seguljas and 2nd to the Merzlocks.

But this time, they meet. And who better to do the honors for the Seguljas, than your webmaster, Michael Pottorff son of Margaret Segulja, grandson of Petar Segulja, and great grandson of Marija Jezic. The webmaster is the oldest male Segulja from this bunch in America, older than the bunch in New Zealand, older than all but "great uncle" Andjelko Maricic in Novi, older than all but Ivan Maricic in Australia, and older than all the 2nd cousins in Argentina except for Ranko and Antonio Sokolic. John Merzlock is the son of John Luke Merzlock, the grandson of Lucija Jezic, and the great grandson of Franko Jezic, who was brother to the Segulja's Marija Jezic, and the large group descending from Adalbert Jezic. John is the oldest of his Merzlock line in America, and, he is months and months older than the webmaster.

Both Mike and John have become the defacto genealogists for their branches, both meeting with the museum curator in Novi, Durdica Jezic Kriskovic, and with the town Historian Krsto Zoricic, with both leaving, not realizing that they were related to them.

Once communications became digitized, information was more easily shared. One tidbit was that the Pocatello, Idaho branch was coming to Southern California's Disneyland. The webmaster jumped at the chance to meet John, his wife Karma, nine of their favorite children, and two battalions of grandchildren.

More information was exchanged and daughter Corinne, has subsequently made contact with cousins in Chile (Cecilia Piskulich) and Argentine (Erica Piskulich), as a prelude to a forthcoming trip.

It is officially the coldest year in a decade, the fifth declining year in a row, and next year may be even colder, but some of our cousins aren't cold at all! Why? Because it is summer, down under!


Marina Bouhier of Buenos Aires, Argentina says "the water is fine!"

Peter Paskulich (rt.) and his mates around Perth

Kiwis Dino Botica and cousin Dylan Posa claim a soccer championship.

Esteban, Gladys, and Josefina Piskulic, of Cordoba, Argentina, enjoy a day at the beach


HOUSTON THE COWGIRL HAS LANDED, RIGHT SIDE UP, DOWN UNDER IN AUCKLAND

Colorado Kathryn Reynolds lands in Auckland and is immediately surrounded by Kiwi cousins:


Kat and First Wave of Cousins/Greeters

l-r--Kat's 2nd cousin, Wayne Sebalja, Kat's mother Toni Kriskovich Reynolds's 1st cousin Boris Sebalja, Boris's wife and major contributor to this page, Lynette Matulovich Sebalja, Kat, Kat's mother Toni's 2nd cousin Helen Franich, Goris Dobrec husband to far right Drina Dobrec, Kat's mother Toni's 2nd cousin

Lynette reports: We have deposited Kathryn she got an extra 2 days off so she came to Wellington with us, we dropped her off on Monday night at the Campus & she should be back with us for 2 weeks at Easter & hopefully go North. She hopes to travel to South Island at some stage maybe her last 2 weeks in June.



Philip Deranja and his bride, Nisha, effective Valentine's Day, 14 February 2010

Phil Deranja of Hawaii, takes a bride!. Phil is the son of Dana Deranja. The Deranjas were close friends with the Seguljas and Kargacins in Novi and remained so for the first 30 years in America.

While his father, Dana, is but 6th cousin once removed to the webmaster, his pedigree, though incomplete, is thoroughly mixed with the other families of Novi Vinodolski. Click HERE! to check it out.


Luis Agostin Sokolic of Argentina shares a link with the family, showing how Argentina has entered the world of World Class Motocross now that the political atmosphere in Africa has caused Dakar Rally 2010 to be moved.


Perly and Luis Sokolic

The 31st running of the Dakar Rally is being held in South America for the second year, instead of the traditional African route, due to ongoing security concerns.

This year's race began and will end in Buenos Aires, covering a looping 9,000 kilometers between Argentina and Chile over 14 stages. 362 Teams began the race with 176 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars, and 52 trucks. The race is just over halfway completed now, the winners expected to cross the finish line on January 16th. Collected here are several photographs from the first 8 stages of this year's rally: Estilo de Reunión de Dakar Argentina.

Luis is the son of Ranko Sokolic, who is 1st to the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics, 2nd cousin to the webmaster and U.S. and Novi Seguljas, 2nd cousin to Boris, Sonja, and Gorana Sebalja, 3rd cousin to the U.S. Merzlocks, 3rd cousin to Adalbert Jezic's bunch, and 5th-7th to most everybody else.


Rachel Dobric Demonstrates a Variant of our National Dance--the Kolo
performed at the Dalmatian Cultural Center, Auckland, New Zealand

Starisplitski--kolo from old Split

WELCOME MARTINA BAZNIK

Martina Baznik joins our online Cro family.


Martina in Cro checkerboard, with beverage laden pals
Martina confesses: "my can is in the corner of the picture, behind my friend :)))))"

Martina is 3rd cousin once removed from the webmaster, the U.S. and Novi Seguljas, the U.S. Merzlocks some U.S. Jezic cousins, while being 2nd to many in her Adalbert Jezic line in the U.S. Germany, England, Montenegro, and Belgium, and 3rd to our online French Jezic cousins.

She is excited about hooking up with us and has already filled many voids in our tree, while enlisting other "lost" cousins to do the same.

Martina is the daughter of Vojko and Drazenka Baznik, the grand daughter of Marija Kriskovic and Franc Baznik, the great grand daughter of Paulina Jezic and Josip Kriskovich, and the great great grand daughter of Adalbert Jezic and Marija Dobric.

Adalbert is the brother of Marija Jezic, the wife of Roko Segulja, and the brother of Franko Jezic whose descendents include some Jezics and the U.S. Merzlocks

Marija Jezic 1856
m. Roko Segulja 1850
sis-broFranko Jezic 1852
m. Marija Kabalin 1856
bro-broAdalbert Jezic
m. Marija Dobric
Petar Segulja 1884
m. Ivanja Mudrovcic 1895
1. braticLucia Jezic 1877
m. Josip Mrzljak 1872
1. braticVladimir Jezic 1895
m. Olga Staudt 1907
bro-sisPaulina Marija Rozalija Jezic 1894
m. Josip Kriskovic
Margaret Segulja 1924
m. Nathan Pottorff 1924
2. braticJohn Merzlock 1904
m. Belva Briscoe 1918
2. braticDragan Jezic 1930
Diane Peacock 1942
1. braticMarija Kriskovic 1920
m. Franc Baznik 1920
m. Jasminka Oblacic 1954
Michael Pottorff 1947
mar/div Godzilla
3. braticJohn Merzlock Jr. 1944
m. Karma Burrup 1949
3. braticTamara Jezic 1970
m. Anand Rao
2. braticVojko Baznik
m. Drazenka Wintersteiger 1952
"-----------------------------"3rd, once removedAnnette Merzlock 19734. braticSebastian Rao 20063. braticMartina Baznik 1975

Fellow Real Estate Agent and Cousin Erica Piskulich of Tigre, Argentina has found a new way to supplement her income in these trying times: by selling fine Argentinean wine! Meanwhile, in America, the webmaster and all his friends slap their heads as they realize the folly in their method of coping with the economy: drinking wine!

Attached in this LINK find sample appelations and prices.

Should you have an interest in purchasing a quantity of this wine, feel free to contact Erica (who speaks excellent English) Erica Piskulich.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM GOODWOOD BARBECUE
Click Above

The above message was sent by Bobbi Cooper, wife of Steven Cooper (son of [Texas] Mary Segulja, Grandson of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric.

A STAR WAS BORN
now shining bright in Las Vegas

Leah, born 7 January 2003, is the daughter of Autumn and Jeff Leavitt. Auty is the daughter of Bryan and Suzanne Tippit. Bryan is the son of (Texas) Anne Segulja, making him double 2nd cousin to the webmaster and hopelessly entertwined within the Novi family wreath.

Autumn and Jeff are entertaining offers for seats at future Grammy Awards.


Kathryn Reynolds is doing better. The ER doc said I have a small brain bleed, concussion, and whiplash. Recovery could be anywhere from a week to 4 weeks. NZ is still on as of now. No more snowboarding for me!

Kathryn Reynolds here is what happened to me this weekend. my status should be explained in detail through here :o)Snowboarding 2010 Just so I can get it all out at once; I was in a snowboarding accident on Thursday February 21, 2010. I went up to Copper Mtn to celebrate and party with Tali and her wedding party. I was totally stoked about it and did well for the conditions. It was pretty icy and had very little snow...
By: Kathryn Reynolds

Tornados in Southern California!! Los Angeles, Compton, Huntington Beach, Fallbrook, and San Diego. 10' to 20' snowdrifts at Big Bear!! Don't they know that this doesn't happen in Southern California, and, certainly not when you have "global warming?" Nor do you get funnel clouds in the desert, like this one that ran over cousin Bryan and Suzie Tippit's home in the desert of Blythe, near the California-Arizona border.

Suzanne Downes Tippit:

This storm rolled right over our property. We live below the college. It ripped out many, many power poles along Defrain, Lovekin and 2nd ave near my house. Just got power a couple of hours ago..Thanks SCE, watched them working non-stop since the storm left on Wednesday. There is nothing like the feeling of "I a...m prepared"... We have water stored, flashlights, food in the cupboards and goosedown comforters. It was kinda fun watching TV being run by the generator :)

Bryan is double second cousin to the webmaster, sharing Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobric as great grandparents.

RACHEL ARRIVES!


Rachel (seated) arrives in rainy sunny Southern California, with Cece giving instructions

THE WEBMASTER IS HAVING COMPANY!
5th COUSIN BON VIVANT/WORLD TRAVELLER, KIWI RACHEL DOBRIC

. . . and she checks out the possibilities: mountains, desert, beach agriculture, all within an hour's drive


Rachel in front of Margaret
Segulja Pottorff's house

Rachel in Southern
California snow

Rachel and ocotillo cactus
in the desert

. . .and she meets a few Novljani


Rachel, Yvonne, & Margaret

Elden, Rachel and Don

Rachel, Cece, & Margaret

Yvonne Pottorff Peck is the webmaster's sister, while Margaret Segulja Pottorff is the webmaster's brother. Elden and Don are the son and husband, respectively, of Johanna Hansen Whisman, daughter of Annie Segulja Hansen. Johanna, not pictured, is the webmaster's first cousin. Cece, appearing in the photo to the left and right, is the webmaster's prime tormentor.

Rachel Dobric January 21 at 8:02am

All ready, heading off to Barcelona airport now - then spending a night in hotel at Heathrow before heading your way in the morning. See you at 1325 on Friday, flight BA279. Hope all's well!

Rachel Dobric cannot understand how in LONDON it is possible that NOTHING opens until midday, and the 'kitchens' in pubs close at NINE PM on Sundays. >< Oh, and by the way I'm in Spain. :)
Yesterday at 4:26am


The Webmaster's javelina drought is over after. . .a long long time.

Previous attempts have miraculously fomented Texas hurricanes, Arizona ice storms, torrential rains, and the inexplicable disappearance of the furry pig like creatures--but not this time!

On opening day of the special 3 day season one finally made it into my hunting diary, though it missed a place on the wall of the webmaster's den

International relief worker/cousin/genealogist Paula Sockolich shares her insider news on Haiti. Even the webmaster will say "Clinton" for a good cause. . .even if the "Clinton Organization," cited herein, is really the BushClinton.com organization!

Paula Sockolich January 13 at 7:39pm

Haven't heard. So sad there. What a global mess. I don't know what the government in the Dominican is planning to do. The hospital we are helping is in Santo Domingo, the largest hospital in the nation there and still they have nothing.

Paula Sockolich January 18 at 5:46pm

No, they were okay in Santo Domingo. The Dominican still felt it, but no damage. They need surgeons and orthopedic surgeons for the injured. They have set up make shift hospitals on the border. The doctors that I know said if people want to donate, The Clinton Organization is outstanding. The money and supplies are getting through. I plan on donating online to this organization as I have heard first hand were the money is going.

Hope you are well. Also, nationalgeographic.com has an interesting site, they are tracing DNA from people to see the ancient migratory patterns of people. It costs $100 to do, a cheek swab. My dad and I are going to do this. I will let you know how it goes.


Rick Merzlock I'm very excited I will be a Grand'pa very soon this morning.
about an hour ago ·

Rachel Dobric visited the Roman Baths at Bath today. ABSOLUTELY amazing. Also. Shops to die for. Oh! And had a Sally Lunn and tea at the original Sally Lunn house... Going to the Jane Austen Centre tomorrow for a good look - popped in today and OMG. THEY HAVE 'I ? MR DARCY' BAGS. :O
Sat at 1:34pm ·

Another Cousin, Found Too Late

Anne Segulia was born July 4, 1915, in Butte, Montana. It snowed that day and her family put her in the oven to stay warm. After her father died, Anne, her mother, and her three sisters worked hard for their living. Anne was a survivor.

Anne trained as an executive secretary and retired from Kaiser Aluminum in the 1970s. Thanks to hard work, savings and practical living, Anne was able to be generous. Among her many gifts to St. Paschal Parish was the beautiful rose window in memory of her husbands, George Pickolick and John Merrick.

Anne was devout and devoted to her church and its supporting organizations. When she died in 2006, Catholic Charities Spokane, with other Catholic entities, received generous bequests from the Anne R. Merrick Charitable Remainder Trust.

Anne Merrick's greatest gift was her example of living a good and joyous life. Susan Lemay, a close family friend and caregiver, says, "Anne was a woman of courage, organized and meticulous about her appearance and her affairs. We called her 'elegant Anne.' She lived a good and caring life, was spunky and wise, always available to friends and neighbors. Anne never hesitated to say, 'I love you.' She was my mentor; she taught me how to live generously and die with dignity."

Anne Merrick's gift to Catholic Charities has been divided ... ½ to the Catholic Charities Foundation Endowment Fund and ½ to construction at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center.

Photo Anne and John Merrick, 1987

Matij Segulia Nov 1883
mar. Slavica Ferkovic 1888
brosDragutin (Charles)
Segulia 1886
mar. Lena Sokolic 1895
Matij Segulia 1907
mar. Francis Merrick 1909
1stAnne R. Segulia 4 July 1915
mar. George Pickolic
2nd mar. to John Merrick
Wayne Segulia 19302ndChuck Pickolick
mar. Judy
Mike Segulia 19603rdKevin
D.J.
Cheryl
Kirsten Segulia 19964thAlexandra Pickolick

Anne was Wayne Segulia's 1st cousin, once removed (his dad's cousin), but she and her three sisters left town before Wayne was born and/or had knowledge of them. See the relationship at the chart, above right. Wayne's mother was a Croatian Merrick as was Anne's last husband, leading to the logical conclusion that they were both Maricics. . .something else to look up!

GLOBAL WARMING UPDATE, NORTH TEXAS

Alyssa Laughlin My mom "forgot" to wake me up so I was rushing, then I went in her room to gripe at her and she said theres no school. So I am very awake
3 hours ago ·

Julie McElroy Laughlin Hey!!! I was letting her sleep! Who knew she would actually wake up on her own!! Poor little darling.
3 hours ago

Brooke Drillette Hahaha me too I was scared my parents wouldn't wake me up
3 hours ago

Lisa Williams Ok, how is there no school there today?
2 hours ago

Julie McElroy Laughlin Ice! Another benefit to living in North Texas.
2 hours ago

Julie's mother, Osceola Segulja, is a double second cousin to the webmaster.

NOVI'S BLOG

No, it's not about Novi Vinodolski, but Novi Merzlock

Click HERE to read November's Blog.

It's The Challenge, Not Diminished Capacity From A Closely Knit Family Tree!

Autumn Leavitt Ascending a Shear Cliff
(paying no attention to the road to the top)

Autumn, the webmasters 2nd cousin, once removed is the daughter of Bryan and Suzanne Tippit, the grand daughter of Anne Segulja, the great grand daughter of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and the great great grand daughter of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic.

Her 2nd and 3rd cousins include the U.S. and Novi Seguljas, while her 3rd cousins include Sokolics, Butkovics, Antonics, Franichs, Posas, Dobrecs, Aleksichs, Maricichs, Antics, Miletics, and Devcics. Her 4th cousins include Merzlocks, Jezics, Cvetkos, Kargacins, Radetics (once removed) and Deranjas. Paskulichs are 5th, Dobric 5th, once removed, while the Paladins, Mazaranichs, and Sebaljas are 6th, with Socolichs being 6th, once removed.

Rachel Dobric Happy New Year all! Celebrations in Zagreb weren't up to scratch at all - after a 400km drive especially for them, I'm definitely convinced we do a better job at home. On a 'lighter' note, I have added to the souvenirs with a gorgeous hand-carved stone mortar and pestle from Brac, which I bought in Split. Heavier and h...eavier my hand luggage becomes...See More
Yesterday at 5:46pm

Do You Think That Daniella Will Let K.C. Pen The Baby Shower Announcements?

K.C. Merzlock My wife got knocked up again! #3. Due right about the time I ship off to Iraq, September 11th
9 hours ago

KC is the son of the webmaster's 3rd cousin, Michael Merzlock, from the Northwest USA Merzlocks.

Rachel Dobric doesn't want to leave home. [Rachel is on Korcula, the home of the other half of her family; Novi Vinodolski is "home!"]
5 hours ago

TWO SHIPS, ER 2ND COUSINS, PASSING IN THE NIGHT

Kathryn Reynolds, daughter of Antoinette Kriskovich of Colorado has a cool one with Gary Sebalja, son of Boris Sebalja of Auckland New Zealand. Antoinette is Boris's 1st cousin as well as the webmaster's. Boris is the webmaster's 5th cousin among 20 other relationships.

Kathryn is within weeks of leaving for New Zealand to finish the last few units for her college degree, while cousin Gary is in Colorado, catering to the skiing industry.

Kathryn shares these relationships
with the U.S. Mudrovcic-Seguljas:

Sebastian Rau
son of Tamara Jezic
4th
Marijana Antic
daughter of Karmen Miletic
3rd
Sasa Sokolic
son of Vinko Sokolic
3rd
Nevin Antonic
son of Marija Butkovic
3rd
Cedomir Segulja
son of Dubravko Segulja
3rd
Doug Segulja
son of Tom Segulja
3rd
Nina Segulja
daughter of Ivica Segulja
3rd
Libby Merzlock
daughter of Terrence Merzlock
4th
Asja Mrdja
daughter of Visnja Spoja
3rd
Liz Segulja
daughter of Joe Segulja
3rd
Lauren Kargacin
daughter of Terri Kargacin
4th
Andrea Cvetko
daughter of Ivan Cvetko
4th
Ana Hlaca
daughter of Marija Kastelan
4th
once removed
Zlatan Justic
son of Mara Krpan
4th
Andres Tonelli
son of Margaret Sokolic
3rd
Jason Aleksich
son of Margaret Maracich
3rd


Kathryn and Gary at the Coors Brewery

Kathryn shares the following relationships
with Gary and the webmaster (Mike).
Kathryn's mother, Antoinette, shares Sebalja
lines with Boris and so, can be substituted with
Boris; Antoinette, likewise shares both lineages
(Segulja and Mudrovcic) with the webmaster,
and can be substituted for him (Mike).

Russell
Dobric
4th-1 rem
Roy
Dobric
4th-1 rem
Karen
Paskulich
4th
Ivan
Paladin
5th
Boris
Sebalja
1/2 5th
with Arizona
Mike Pottorff
-----4th-1xrem 2nd-1xrem3rd 2ndwith Kiwi
Russell Dobric
4th-1xrem-----1st-1xrem 5th4th-1xremwith Arizona
Roy Dobric
2nd-1xrem1st-1xrem-----4th-1xrem5thwith Jeff & Karen
Paskulich
3rd 5th4th-1xrem-----2ndwith Kiwi
Ivan Paladin
2nd4th-1xrem5th2nd-----with Kiwi
Boris Sebalja

Kathryn and Gary are both members of the same family tree, so it stands to reason that they might also have other incidental common relatives through different lines--Examples:

KathrynGary
Patrizia Socolich6th, once removed7th, twice removed
Luis Sokolic3rd3rd
Durdica Jezic4th, once removed4th, once removed
Paula Sockolich5th, once removed5th, once removed
Erica Piskulic6th, once removed6th, twice removed


When in the Pacific Intermountain Region, Novljani Cousins Choose Goodwood BBQ


Goodwood Barbecue

Maybe at one time, they chose other restaurants, but today they go for authentic Texas styled barbecue. And, who better to deliver it than Novljani Segulja cousin, Steven Cooper.

Steven, of the Texas clan of Seguljas is an experienced restauranteur, having developed another national chain of restaurants. (the former choice of Novljani)

Steven is a double 2nd cousin to the webmaster, double first cousin to the Texas Seguljas, and third cousin to the Oregon Jezics, other US Jezics (and, their cousins the German, Belgian, Croatian, and Montenegran Jezics), and the Merzlocks of Oregon, Utah, Idaho and Nevada.

To check on locations, menu, prices, take-out, or to enroll in the Goodwood BBQ news letter, click HERE

See below to see the relationship through Jezic:

Marija Jezic 1857
Roko Segulja 1850
sis-broFranko 1852bro-broAdalbert 1863
Petar 1884bro-broVence 18811stLucija 1877sis-broSlavko 18791stVladimir 1895
Margaret 19241stMary 19212ndJohn Merzlock 19041stCharles 19222ndDragan 1930
Mike 19472ndSteven 19573rdJohn Jr. 19442ndChuck 19473rdTamara 1970

See below to see the relationships through Piskulic, Kriskovic, and Sokolic:

Ivan Kriskovicmar.Kata Potocnjak
Jakov 1750brosLovre 1745
Kriskovic
m. Katarina
Kabalin
Had:
Sylvester 17801stMargarita
1784
sis-sisAnna 1780Dorotia
Kukalj 1778
Tom 18132ndMate
Mudrovcic 1821
1stIvan Piskulic 1811Anna
Mrzljak 1811
Jacob 18463rdMate
1850
2nd Anna 1844
m. Ivan Sokolic 1836
sis-broAndreas 1841Jacob
Kriskovich 1846
Bozidor 18784thVisko (1)
1887
3rdFranko
Sokolic 1883
1st Nicola 1870
Franko 1884
Bozidor
Kriskovich
Anna Kriskovich 1908
(mar. Frank Pickolich)
5thMatthew 1914
Kati 1918
Dragomir 1920
Mica 1932
4thRobert 19292ndAndrew 1903
Frank
Pickolich 1905
-----
mar.
Anna
Kriskovich 1908
Mary, Helen,
& Drina
Ivica, Margita,
& Marija
Milica & Vinko
5thPaula 19643rd<------?------>

(1) note: Visko Mudrovcic was the first member of the (Steven's) US Segulja's immediate family to visit the United States. He was the brother of the Texas Segulja matriarch Marija Mudrovcic Segulja and the Arizona Segulja matriarch, Ivanja Mudrovcic Segulja.

At the turn of the century, per Ellis Island records, Visko entered the United States to visit his cousin Nikola Piskulic, in Wardner, Idaho. Nikola's branch became the current Pickolich/Pickolicks of Idaho.

Nikola's aunt, Anna, married a Sokolic and became the matriarch of our branch of Idaho/Montana Sokolics that include Robert and Paula Sockolich.

WINTER WEATHER HAS STRANGE EFFECTS

Josip Segulja, relationship not yet established, has shared another example of the strange effects that the weather is having on human behavior.

Earlier this month, U.S. President Obama dispatches 30,000 more soldiers into Afghanistan in the middle of winter, the same week that he picks up the Nobel Peace Prize. Then we see Former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, and, current U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi see their attendance at the global warming conference in Copenhagen cut short as they flee the frozen burg, ahead of an approaching blizzard.

And, while those items may have different appeal to our disparate family members, it is perfectly understandable to all of us that our ancestral home of Novi Vinodolski might also get in on the abberant behavior caused by the ongoing global cooling.

Pursuant to that, Josip offers this video of our Adriatic Seaport's First Annual Skiing Open. I have no details as to the actual venue or the participants, but if they are Novljani, be forewarned, you are probably related to them.

To View Novi's skiing event, click HERE.

Rachel Dobric is in Lumbarda for Christmas.
about an hour ago

COMPLIMENTS FROM IDAHO
AND THE WEBMASTER BLUSHES

John Merzlock says:

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to [cousin] Mike Pottorff and [cousin] Lynette Sebalja for the great effort and continuity in helping us to know this large/extended family who traced their roots backs to the tiny town of Novi on the banks of the Adriatic. Mike has created a miracle with the family group website. Lynette has tracked our ancestors and family relationships for many years and has made us aware of this "world wide family".

I also extend my thanks to [cousin] Krsto Zoricic, who has dedicated the latter part of his life to the genealogical efforts of tying this family together and, making them aware of each other; to [cousin] Durdica Jezic Kriskovic, the curator of the museum in Novi; and, to [cousin] Ivan Mazuranic, who has graciously shared his expertise on Croatian nobility. This is a world wide family and I am honored to be a part of it.

Thank You,
Mike, Lynette, Krsto, Durdica, Ivan and everyone who has contributed to the website, the genealogy, and the continued effort to keep us in touch with each other. May God Bless you.

Thank You,

John Merzlock


Branimir, far right

Branimir Mrak of Rijeka, third cousin, twice removed from the webmaster takes a hike through the snow covered Croatian mountains with his classmates.

Branimir descends from the Adalbert Jezic line.


Rachel Dobric, returning from the Copenhagen "global warming" convention in Copenhagen
working up a sweat at an undisclosed castle in Ljubljana, Slovenia, enroute to Croatia

Rachel Dobric is in Ljubljana. If you thought Copenhagen was cold, THINK AGAIN.
Yesterday at 1:43am


It Cannot Get Any More Official Than This: It is the Christmas Season

It is officially the Christmas Season as Sebastian Rau opens the golden pipes,
singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Sebastian is the son of Tamara Jezic, third cousin to the webmaster and all the
Seguljas, Oregon Jezics, and Merzlocks in the webmaster's generation. Tamara
is also first and second cousin to the Jezics descended from Adalbert

I noticed Velimir Jezic's facebook status was "married," which I did not know--I asked for details:


Velimir Jezic

Pozdrav iz Singapore. Nisam se jos ozenio, vjereni smo, samo smo se zezali na face. On je Rodjena 16. Juna.1988 godine na Cetinju. Svadba nam je kada se vratim iz New Yorka, negdje pocetkom septembra. Zao mi je sto nemam puno vremena, a zelio bih da se ispricamo. Srdacan pozdrav od bratica Velimir

Greetings from Singapore. I didn't got married yet, we're engaged, we only had fun on facebook. She was born on 16th June 1988 in Cetinje. The wedding will be upon my return from New York, beginning of September. I'm sorry for not having much time, but would like to talk to you. Warm greetings from cousin Velimir.

. . .and maybe we'll find out what he was doing in Singapore. . .and his fiancee's name!

Velimir is 3rd cousin to the webmaster, descended through the Adalbert Jezic line.


Paula Sockolich and boyfriend Richard take in Vermont's Fall Colors

Paula is the webmaster's quintuple 5th cousin, plus 75 other lesser relations, providing proof positive that our family tree is a wreath!

Kathryn Reynolds oh my goodness!!! I just booked my flight to NEW ZEALAND! ahhhh I leave Monday February 8!
Yesterday at 9:13pm

Cro Cousin (Dr.) Marijana Antic is in a conference in New York City

. . .Coming from Brussels, by way of South Africa, by way of Zambia!

Hi Mike!!

I'm in New York! It's the first day of my conference today. I've been here for 3 days so far and I'm really liking it although it's very very cold..colder than Belgium.

I don't have my lap top with me but can check my email while i'm at the conference.

Send me your or Aunty Marges home phone number so I can give you guys a call while I'm here. Not sure about the time difference with California ..please let me know :-)

Hope you are well!!

Love Marijana

Computer Techie News From Austria

"Ardent" gossip page reader, Step-Cousin Charles Wardell has contacted us, announcing the launching of a web-based tech journal for those family members that really understand how computers and other things cyber really work. . .and I thought the on-off switch took care of all that!

Charles is better known in genealogy circles as the webmaster and co-conspirator of the Mazuranic.com website. Most everyone in Novi is related to the Mazuranic family.

Charles is also the father of web techie, Florian Wardell. . .

Hi Mike,

Just to ask you a favour . . .

Florian and some friends recently launched a new blog called TechHaze. Please take a look http://techhaze.com.

If you like it, please bookmark it. You can also subscribe to a feed, get it delivered by email, follow on Twitter and become a fan via Facebook, etc. You can rate the articles and submit comments directly.

If you have friends who might be interested in technical news and reviews, please spread the good news. Please send them a copy of this message and ask them to do the same with their friends!

If you have questions, contact Florian directly: florianwardell@techhaze.com

He'll be thrilled to get your feedback. Ideas and suggestions (e.g. topics, interview partners, etc.) are always welcome.

Thanks ..... and please help spread the word. Tell the world about TechHaze.

Best wishes,

Charles

Charles Wardell
Hauptplatz 7/1/3


Florian Wardell is the founder and editor of TechHaze. Born in Austria to a French mother and British father, he always had a taste for long trips and unknown destinations. At the age of 13, he was fortunate enough to skip a whole year of school and to travel all around Asia. He has visited places like Tibet, Pakistan and Myanmar and lived in Italy, France, Austria and Cambodia, where he met Raimondo and Calixte Pictet, Red Lebrun and Timothee Salze Lozac’h who are now part of the TechHaze team.

Now, Florian studies at the Insitut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris. During his free time, he writes for TechHaze, roams the internet, designs websites and takes pictures. He used to be a hardcore PC user, but a year ago, light shone upon him: he switched to Mac after giving a shot at Linux. You can visit his personal photography website or contact him at florianwardell@techhaze.com

To meet Florian's compatriots in this venture, click this link: http://techhaze.com/about

We’re launching today!

Dear readers,

Today is the big day. After weeks of writing, tweaking, optimizing and (let’s face it) correcting typos, we feel that TechHaze is ready to be unveiled to the public. We have worked hard to provide a good sample of the kind of articles you should expect from us in the future, to optimize the site in its design and performance, and to embed all the tools you will need to comment on posts, to contact us, as well as to share this site with the rest of the world.

You can now meet the TechHaze team in the “about” page, but expect it to grow: We’re already recruiting writers. The links page will will direct you towards blogs and websites we respect, admire and read on a daily basis. Who knows, maybe, with your help, these sites will become our concurrence one day. The F.A.Q. page is a compliation of general questions regarding TechHaze. If you would like to write for us, join our team or advertise on this site, have look.

Anyway, we hope you will enjoy reading the articles: It is a pleasure to share our love for technology with you. Don’t forget to subscribe by email to receive the newest posts in your inbox! We look forward to hearing from you in the comments section.

The TechHaze team

This Week in Copenhagen young delegates from around the world will meet with world leaders to discuss various aspects of climate change. Unfortunately, Al Gore has removed himself from the program looks like he lied about that!, and, U.S. President Obama has asked to delay his appearance until the end of the week. Too bad, as I am sure that many of the youthful delegates would like to hear opinions on this topic and the scientific evidence from the highest sources.

For teenager (COUSIN!!!) Rachel Dobric understanding climate change and discussing policies with world leaders will soon be all in a day’s work. The 17-year-old from Otahuhu is the youngest member of the New Zealand Youth Delegation going to the United Nations conference on climate change in December.

After the conference, Rachel will check out selected sites in Europe and work her way in a Southeasterly direction towards her home in New Zealand, hopefully with a prolonged layover in Southern California where she might visit her "other" cousins and the webmaster, tentatively on Christmas Eve.

It is reasonably suspected that the subject of climate change and political machinations, and ham or turkey will be table fare.


Two Mermaids
in Copenhagen Harbor

For a more expanded account of Rachel's European adventures, Click on Rachel's Blog.

Rachel Dobric Denmark is bloody expensive... ><
Fri at 12:06pm

Another View of Beautiful Novi


Taken by Swiss cousin Ana Mazuranic. Ana is the webmaster's 5th cousin once removed; she is also the creator of the facebook page, "Novi Vinodolski." --sign into it!

The Old Swimming Hole, down by the river side
(in the Pacific Northwest)

Third cousin twice removed (from the webmaster) Lamika Phelps recently became a facebook friend to the webmaster, providing access to film of a summer outing where various Merzlocks take turns jumping in the frigid 51 F degree water.

The link, above, features Lamika's turn on the rope swing over the river. Lamika is the daughter of Ryan Merzlock, the granddaughter of Michael Merzlock, the great granddaughter of John Merzlock (1904), the great great granddaughter of Joseph Mrzljak and Lucia Jezic, and the great great great granddaughter of Franko Jezic and Marija Kabalin.

Franko was the brother of Marija Jezic, who would be the matriarch of the US and some of the Novi Seguljas, and brother to Adalbert Jezic, patriarch of many of the US, German, Cro, Belgian, and Montenegran Jezic contributors to this page. see Adalbert.

Rachel Dobric is in Copenhagen. Off to the Bella Centre after lunch and a shower
4 hours ago

Jennifer grows, as Allison prepares for motherhood

Jennifer Segulja, performing admirably as a surrogate mother! Jennifer is the wife of Michael Segulja, the webmasters double 2nd cousin, once removed.

Tomorrow marks the official 15 week point :) I'm doing well for the most part, still tired and having bouts of sleeplessness, but typical pregnancy stuff - nothing major! (for those of you with charts and graphs, and milestone markers--this news is 3 weeks old).

Woohoo for progress!!!

And speaking of progress, we hit another milestone on Friday night - for the first time, I felt the baby kick - not just the typical flutter of movement that you feel the first few months, but real movement! It was all on my left side, which tells me Little Squirt is sitting on my left, which also explains the pains I'm always feeling on my left :) But it was exciting to finally feel REAL kicks! Of course, it was wasn't strong enough to feel on the outside of my tummy, but I'm betting we'll reach that milestone before too much longer!

Grow baby grow!!

Posted by Jennifer at 6:36 PM

Rachel Dobric is going to another museum today! I love the castle here... So sad we have to leave tonight! :(
7 hours ago

Rachel Dobric is off to a museum. Christmas markets tonight!!!! ? Germany....
16 hours ago

Rachel Dobric is in Germany. The Christmas cookies are AWESOME.
Yesterday 7:35 a.m.

Like Lightning, Nobility has struck in a forest of Mrzljaks/Merzlocks. . .now where was that tree?

Daniella Merzlock, working on the Merzlock family tree, inquired as to the possibility of her line carrying a family crest.

After, 15-20 seconds, I was confident that I could provide one if it existed. . .because fellow genealogist junkie and 5th cousin Ivan Mazuranic happens to be an international expert in the field of Croatian heraldry.

Ivan immediately responded, providing these crests.

A Word of Caution to those seeking lost Crowns. . .

Mike,

There is one thing our Merzlocks should be aware of in order to avoid any inconveniences. Coat of arms does not "belong" to a family or family name. It belongs to individual(s). If our Merzlocks in the States are direct descendants to Mrzljaks explicitly named in the patent letter (nobility and coat of arms grant) then they could use arms and be considered as nobility. So they should be able to prove direct male lineage back to recipient(s) of the arms and nobility.

It is just friendly advice. People not able to prove are simply considered as fake nobility.

Best

Ivan
M.

Rachel Dobric is sticky. Why does it have to be 26 degrees in Kuala Lumpur airport? It's just like being on the plane still. . .
5:53 a.m.

Rachel Dobric is going to Europe today
Saturday at 3:14 a.m.

Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

When up on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

But, wait!!! It was not the Night Before Christmas, but the day after Thanksgiving, and the cracking sound was not coming from the roof, but the ceiling, as cousin Julie missed a ceiling joist as she was rummaging through the attic looking for Christmas decorations.

Fortunately, the house had a good builder, as only the drywall collapsed.

And, neither Julie's injuries nor the ceiling's will be permanent.


the hole formerly occupied by Julie

Julie is the webmasters double 2nd cousin, one generation removed, sharing all of his Segulja and Mudrovcic relatives.

Meanwhile, way out West, Bryan and Suzie Tippit hit the long trail with the Blythe Riding Club, riding through Mineral Canyon Wash, Arizona.

Bryan is the webmasters double 2nd cousin, sharing both Segulja and Mudrovcic great grandparents.

Food was provided by Gourmet Outfitters, with one of the principals being Suzie Tippit!


Bryan and Suzie on their mounts

Bryan riding drag, (except
Suzie took the picture)

End of the trail party


The Novi-Arizona Radetics and Seguljas

There were at least for major Radetic lines in Novi. Another line, to which Las Vegas newscaster Nina Radetic belongs, might constitute a 5th. Like most Novi lines, there are multiple links: Nina is a 5th cousin. The line most closely related to the Texas and Arizona Seguljas, however, was that line harboring Cecelia Radetic (Miller), she remained a longtime family friend and genealogical contributor to this page. In the webmaster's generation, the Radetics were 7th cousins in the Segulja line and 4th in the Mudrovcic line (or 5th and 2nd to my grandfather and grandmother).

When the boys, (pictured left, Petar, Vence, Felix and John--the younger brothers Eduard and Josip remained in Novi), finally joined forces in America, they found themselves working the Copper Queen mine, in Bisbee, Arizona, known at one time as the world's largest open pit mine, but between 1906 and 1917, the mine was a tunnel, contributing to fatal pulmonary disorders on all 4, decades later.

The Segulja boys were fortunate enough to find Novljani friends in Bisbee--5th cousins/2nd cousins to their wives/fiancees--the Daniel Radetic family from Novi Vinodolski.

Eventually, the boys got their own house, where they stayed until the racially infused labor dispute of 1917, which resulted in The Great Bisbee Deportation, that saw the boys herded into boxcars at gunpoint.

After WWI, the families remained close. As a child, I visited Cecilia Radetic Miller's family in Bisbee, and later in Cottonwood. Cece's sister Katie, lived in/near Flagstaff, where we stopped in on at least two family vacations. In the 1980's Cecelia and I began exchanging genealogical tidbits to piece together our family trees. This was elevated greatly when we became computer enabled.

Cece and Michel attended the first family reunion in Ruidoso New Mexico.

Recently, when trying to settle Cece's estate, a witness was needed that could verify that Cecelia Radetic Miller was, indeed, the Cecelia Radix that appeared on a deed in Texas--it seems, that by attrition, I have become the oldest Segulja (male) in America. Good grief!! How did that happen?

Greg Dobric
Barbara 1821sist & Bro Vinko 1827
Martin Pisk 18501stMarg Dobric 1848
Kata Pisk 18862ndIvanja Mudrov 1895
Cece Radetic 1913 3rdMarg Segulja 1924
Michel Miller 19464thMichael Pottorff 1947

At left, see how the Radetics in the webmaster's generation (Dianne Miller Havertine and Michel Miller) are 4th cousins through the Dobric-Mudrovcic link.

Below, see how they are related (7th, once removed) through the Segulja side.

Also note, how kiwi Boris Sebalja is 3rd cousins to their mother, Cecelia Radetic Miller.

Jurai Radetic 1701 Brother Ivan Radetic 1702
Anton Radetic 1743 1st cousins Mark Radetic 1737
Peter Piskulic (Mekinina) & Catharina Potocnjak Had two daughters George Radetic 1784 2nd cousins

Anton Radetic 1761

Ludovica Piskulic 1824 mar. Martinus Sebalja sister in law
<----
Mikula Radetic 1823 mar. Maria Piskulic 1818 3rd cousins Marci Radetic 1785  
Petrus Sebalja 1867 1st cousin Anton Radetic 1849 4th cousins Lucia Radetic 1816 mar Pavao Jezich
Ivan Sebalja 1905 2nd cousin Daniel Radetic1882 5th cousins Maria Jezic 1857 mar Roko Segulja
Boris Sebalja 1947 3rd cousin Cece Radetic Miller 1913
Katy Radetic Miller 1919
6th cousins Petar Segulja 1884
Gary, Wayne, & Lisa Sebalja 4th cousin Dianne (Havertine), Michel, & Kay Miller (Ainsworth) 7th cousins Margaret Segulja Pottorff 1924
Mark and Leslie Havertine (Angelillo)
Matthew, Ryan, Dana, and Tyler Ainsworth
8th cousins Michael Pottorff 1947
Yvonne Pottorff Peck 1950
Luke Angelillo 9th Aaron and Ryan Peck

Hooking up with the Deranjas after 50 Years!

I'm sure hearing an accent like this is not a distant memory for you kiwi cousins with the big Cro community in Auckland, but, Dana Deranja's recordings take me back to the farm--to the big table, while I sat at the little table with the rest of the kids. . .except for uncle Felix who was around until the 1980's, but by then, his accent was a lone voice. Nick pronouncing "little" as "lily" would turn all my cousins' heads, expecting to see our baba. Listen to Dana's recordings of his grandfather, Nick (Mikula) Deranja: Baba and Fifty Cents.

Dana-- I taped these conversations when I was around 17 years old, and have kept them all these years. First they were on reel to reel, then I reformatted to cassette tape, then Mini Disc and now they are computer files..

Webmaster: We all should have had Dana's foresight

Filip Deranja abt 1705mar
/Had:
Manda Kriskovic
Lovre 1756bro & sist Kata 1735
Mathi 17861st Franica Merzljak 1768
Lovre 18262nd Ivan Segulja 1795
Filip 1850 3rd Petrus 1823
Mikula (Nick) 1891 4thRoko 1850
Phillip 1922 5th Petar 1884 and bro Texas Vence
Dana 6th Margaret 1924
7thMichael 1947

fyi--Lynette, Dana, and for Margay's amusement, to selected Texans, and to my younger cousins who do not have the benefit of my, er, uh, advanced years (of research, that is) or were not yet born, the Deranjas were family friends in Novi that also came to America, settling in Los Angeles and often visiting the farm, near Yuma; perhaps meeting some of the occasional Texas farmhands--John, Chris, Vance, and Tom Segulja; and, perhaps also meeting with Texas Anne Segulja, then living relatively closely in El Centro, CA.

When my branch moved to the LA area, my parents and the Deranjas met when the grandparents came to town. Still, as you can see from the chart, they are not as close, bloodline-wise as I thought, for we do have third cousin Deranjas in Novi. . .who are 5th cousins to Dana's family. . .so we, again, are related in multiple ways to another Novi family.

As Dana's father, Phil, and my mother's lives got complicated with family, (in the 1950's), and as our grandparents grew older/died, contacts became less frequent. . . I had to employ my real estate skills (I think I used to have some) to track Dana down in Hawaii).

Dana's tree is still a work in progress, but progress has been made; check it out HERE.


Dana in high school
40 years ago

Dana, holding up a tree

Cheryl and Dana
stir fry, island style

Dana outdoors

Dana with proteges
in Bali

Dana and Hawaiian snow
at Mauna Kea volcano

Dana's son Phil

Dana's daughter, Caitlin
reflecting on herself

Dana adds:

My cousins that I have met in Novi are Milan Deranja (the barber), and his wife Bozica, They have a Son Toni, their daughter Visnja, who is married to Branko (?) and they had a daughter named Dolores. Milan was my Father's first cousin, though I do not know which Brother was his father.

I don't recall who it would have been that you visited in Fontana, though I can ask my Mother and see if she can shed some light on this. How old are you? What were your Mother and Grandmother's names. I can run these by my Mother and see if she recalls anything. She still has a pretty good memory. Other names that I am familiar with are John Piskulic (My Father's best friend and my GodFather) and his Sister Helen, and their Mother Mary.

These are some photographs that I took this past August when my Son and I made a trip to Los Angeles. Mary (Maricich) Sokolic was my Grandmother's Sister, and Joe was Mary's Son. Notice how they added an "H" to his last name. These graves are right next to each other. From left to right would be my Grandparents, Mary, then Joe. Hope some of this helps. I'll see what else I can come up with.

Regards,

Dana


Nick & Rosalija Deranja

Mary Sokolic

Joe Sokolich


IBIZA

Giorgio Socolich and Karin, leave their home in Trier, Germany to visit the Mediterranean city of Barcelona and the Island of Ibiza. The Socolichs married into the first generation of Seguljas in Novi, with their closest relationship to the webmaster being 5th once removed. And cousin Ranko, in Argentina, shares these Segulja links and is also a 5th and 7th cousin through Sokolic. Boris Sebalja, in New Zealand's closest links are 5th and 8th, while Mladen Sokolic, in the webmasters Mudrovcich tree, was a 4th cousin. This branch migrated from Novi to Istria (remarkably close, but quite a distance when travlling by donkey cart) where there was a strong Italian influence. . .depending on the year, a military influence. Many Croatians were coerced into changing their names to an Italian name to enhance Italy's hegemony over the area. The Socolichs were assigned the name Socolini, but rejected it. Others did not, one being a famous merchant, Marco Pillich, who had to change his name as a condition of employment with an Italian trading company--we know him as Marco Polo. Another family, the Andretichs became famous in America in auto racing--the most famous member being Mario Andretti. Giorgio is a Croatian Musician, that performs in an Italian band that plays in Germany. Giorgio and Karin operate a restaurant in Trier and live in a scenic part of town overlooking the Mosel River. His daughter, Patrizia, found our website, and has been a frequent contributor. See the Socolich line Here.

Giorgio and Karin share some photos taken
on their recent trip to Ibiza and Barcelona

Giorgio sits at an overlook of the city

Karin, in front of a representative example
of Barcelona architecture

Giorgio and Karin taking in some of the local cuisine

former rocker and current Istrian music bandleader,
Giorgio is lured into an impromtu set

Giorgio making the obligatory tourist purchase

. . .more of my cousins kids having reunions without me. . .at least I got a photo--from left (Jelena, just a friend) then (Dr.) Marijana Antic, (daughter of 2nd cousin Karmen) from Brussels, Belgium, Sasa Sokolic (son of 2nd cousin Vinko Sokolic) from Novi Vinodol Croatia, then Nikol Miletic (daughter of Vinko Miletic) from Koln, Germany. Marijana and Nikol are 2nd cousins once removed from my Segulja line, while Sasa is a 2nd cousin once removed from my Mudrovcic line. Marijana and Nikol are 5th cousins to Sasa and 4th cousins to Lauren Kargacin, see story below.


Marijana and Nikol in Germany.

At left see Marijana and cousin Nikol cavorting in Koln Germany. At right, see a close-up of Nikol, Marijana, and friend Jelena, also in Germany.

Marijana and Sasa's blood links

Gregor Dobricmar Catharina Kabalin
Barbara Dobric 1821 sist & broVinko 1827
Maria Piskulic 18411stMargareta 1848
Nicolaus Maricic 18692ndVinko Mudrov 1887
Filipina 19083rdMarija 1932
Karmen Miletic 19504thVinko Sokolic 1954
Marijana Antic 19825thSasa 1976


Nikol, Marijana, and Jelena

Anton Zoricicmar.Dorotija Brozicevic
Paval 1782bro & sis Ursula 1784
Josephus 18191st Dorothea 1819
Rozaria 1852 2ndUrsula Maricic 1854Manda Seguljasis-broRoko Seguljamar.Marija Jezic
Josip Sokolic 18843rd Josip Kargacin 1885marTereza Petrinovic1stGenovevasisandbroVencebro-broPetarbro-broJosip
Mladen 1931 4th John 1929..2ndFilipina..1stTom1stMargaret1stDanijel
Vinko 19545th Teresa..3rdVinkobro-sisKarmen2ndTom Jr.2nd*Yvonne Pottorff2ndDubravko
Sasa 6th Lauren..4thNikol1stMarijana Antic3rdDoug3rdAaron Peck3rdCedomir

*--The webmaster's sister

The Seguljas, per the above chart are all 5th cousins to the Mudrovcic Sokolics, but as stated under the photo, the Arizona and Texas Seguljas are also 2nd cousins, per the chart below to the left. The Texas and Arizona Seguljas are also 2nd cousins (in the webmasters generation) to the Mudrovcic-Butkovics, (substitute Kati Mudrovcic Butkovic for her sister Mica Mudrovcic Sokolic) but the Novi Seguljas are related to the Mudrovcic-Butkovics, per the chart on the right.

Margarita Dobricmar. Mathew Mudrovcic
Visco Mudrovcicbro-sisMarija Mudrovcicsis-sisJohana Mudrovcic
Mica Mudrovcic1st cousTom Segulja1st cousMargaret Segulja
Vinco Sokolic2nd cousinTom Segulja Jr.2nd cous*Yvonne Peck
Sasa Sokolic3rd cousinDoug Segulja3rd cousinAaron Peck
Joannes Piskulicmar.Cath Fumic
Maria 1820sistersUrsula 1829
Kate Kabalin 18521st Maria Potocnjak 1867
Maria Zoricic 18872nd Franjo Mrzljak 1897
Kate Mudrovcic 19183rd Marija 1927
Margita Butkovic 19484thDubravko Segulja 1955

*webmaster's sister

Yes, this is Chicago; No, it's not out-takes from the Blues Brothers movie street scene

Lauren Kargacin (explaining the photo)

Well, it is sort of a long story. This summer I was a Summer Welcome Leader at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) where I go to school.

It is basically like a summer orientation leader for the incoming freshman. It is a pretty big deal to be a Summer Welcome Leader. We have one of the best programs and it is really competitive to get. During Summer Welcome, each night we put on a variety show type act called review.

We all have to be in it even if we don't like to act, dance, etc. Revue is to help touch on typical freshman topics in a fun way to get them more excited and less scared to start college in the fall. We barely had time off, so when we got a three day weekend for Fourth of July 35 out of the 36 of us road tripped to Chicago. In this picture we are doing our group dance that we did during revue. We were in a parking lot in Naperville waiting for our whole group to catch a train to the city with the music coming from a car. It was so much fun and a great memory.

If you would like to use this for the gossip page, that is fine with me. I'm not sure if the real story behind the picture is as interesting as you thought it would be : ) Apparently, Lauren is not aware of the standards we maintain at the gossip page!


Lauren, at right in blue shirt

Lauren is a 3rd, once removed cousin to all the Arizona, Texas, and Novi Seguljas in our branch. Her great, great grandmother, Manda Cecilia Segulja was sister to the webmasters great grandfather, Roko Ivan Segulja. Lauren's mother, Terri, is the webmaster's 3rd cousin.

GREETINGS FROM BELGIUM
Hi uncle Mike!

Sorry for not writing for so long.. life has been really busy on this side of the world. I've been here more than a year now and I'm almost in my 2nd year of radiology training. I'm enjoying it so far but really really missing South Africa and my folks. I went to visit them in October, it was great :-) It's winter here and it's getting colder every day, and it rains a lot too. I am going to a radiology congress in New York this December from the 10th to the 20th. It's gonna be my first time in America! I'm excited :-) So if you're by any chance in the area during that time it would be great to meet you. I've managed to meet quite a few people here, one of them is an American girl called Amanda..we explore Brussels together. Otherwise all is well with my folks in Africa and here in chilly Brussels.

Big kisses for aunty Marge and a big hello to the rest of the family!

Marijana

Marijana is the daughter of the webmaster's 2nd cousin, Karmen Miletic Antic, of South Africa, the granddaughter of Filipina Maricic Miletic, the great granddaughter of Genoveva Segulja Maricic, and the great great grandddaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic (and her Antic ancestors, that I have missplaced, or, never had)

Ezequiel Piskulich writes home to his mother Gladys in Argentina from his workplace in New Zealand:

Madre. Tengo celu de nuevo... todo muy bien por aca, hoy fuy a hacer palestra... manana vamos a la playa, porq tenemos dia libre en el trabajo....me voy porq esta la comida... te mando un beso grande.. saludos a todos por casa!!

(Mother--I have a new celebration. All is well here for now. Today I will be going to the arena ( gym?). Tomorrow, I am going to the beach because we have the day off from work. A big kiss to you. Greetings to all in the house). . .[or a reasonable facsimile].



l-r Tomas, Patricia, Roberto, Cecilia, Sebastian, and Francisca.

At left, view the Chilean Piskulich branch of our family, enjoying one of the last ski outings of the year as the South American Spring approaches.

At right, view Auckland, New Zealand kiwi, cousin, Gary Sebalja, dining with the webmaster's family, at his mother Margaret's home, before he leaves for Colorado for employment in North America's ski industry, where the season looks like it will begin this week.


clockwise from lower left, Cece's sister, Deborah Brown, Cece, Margaret Segulja Pottorff, Gary Sebalja, Yvonne Pottorff Peck. Michael was hidden behind the camera


Sockolichs (Paula from Boston and Robert from the LA area), Seguljas (the webmaster, Michael Pottorff of San Diego) and Sebaljas (represented by Gary of Auckland), representing the genea team that put Paula and Robert's tree together. The only contingent missing is the Istrian Socolichs, notably Patrizia that started the computer thread leading to this feat and this fete!


5th Cousin Paula Sockolich,
the webmaster,
4th cousin, once removed Robert Sockolich,
5th cousin Gary Sebalja


Paula and her main man, Richard Getz,
a two-time Emmy winning Madison Avenue Director!

Paula also does the family proud, being a mover and shaker in the critical care of infants. To read of her exploits, click HERE

Marian Dickson, of our (Tigre) Argentina branch of Piskulichs takes a flight to the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina, frolics in the snow, checks out the land of fire, and takes a cruise to visit penguins.


View Marian, 2nd from rt on ship's stern

Same spot with adoring fans perched on rocks

Mother Debra has another kid she is proud of, her son Jonathan--who got a job in California!

Debra Vallecillo Harp October 20 at 12:22pm

Here is a picture of Jonathan. Can you add him to the Segulia news page? He is now attending Cal State University San Marcos, he has lived away from home since 2006, he is a business major, he lives in San Marcos and he is a federal employee working for Social Security Administration, he will be 22 on December 6th. What else can I tell you about him? Maybe that's enough. Check out Jonathan's line HERE.


Vivian's graduation day!

Vivian Harp, daughter of Michael Harp, grand daughter of Debra Tippit, great grand daughter of Anne Segulja, great great grand daughter of Vence Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great great great grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic and Mathew Mudrovcic and Margaret Dobrec lives with her parents Michael and Debra Harp in Murrietta, California. Vivian is now attending Mount San Jacinto Community College.

Liz and Doug Segulja go Home!


USA Seguljas at home in Novi

Doug with his father's (and the webmaster's)
2nd cousin Novljani Dubravko Segulja

Liz and Doug Segulja in front of the Segulja house
Liz is the daughter of Joe Segulja, the webmasters double second cousin, one generation removed, while Doug, her first cousin is the son of Tom Segulja, Joe's brother, also double second cousin to the webmaster
October 2009
And Dubravko, another second cousin to the webmaster,
reprises his 2001 role, as Novi guide, par excellance

Other pilgrimages home. . .


As photographed by
Mary Segulja Cooper in 1947

As viewed by Margarget Segulja
Pottorff in 1978

As viewed by
Michael Pottorff in 2001

ABOUT THAT CROATIAN BLOOD!

Cousin Erica Piskulic of Tigre, Argentina and crewmates (one man and one other woman) took first in their age division on a 64 kilometer regatta down the Rio Parana River, taking the trophy after 6 hours and 15 minutes of continuous rowing!

4:17pm Michael
ok--I'll use that--proud of you!

4:18pm Michael does the man have to be in the same age division or older?

4:18pm Erica
Thanks, Mike!!! I was very proud myself. It's a good lesson for my children: Croatian blood stands everything...

4:18pm Michael
I'll quote you!

4:21pm Erica
We needed a man in order to improve our timing. Our category is actually 3 women. If there's a man on the boat they add 16 minutes to your time. Sergio is 46, Natalia is 44 and I'm 50, so the average is 45+ and under 50.

4:25pm Erica
Going back to the link I sent you, if you click on the right place you get a larger image and clicking on "aquí" again you can see the bouy that signals where we had to leave the Paraná and enter a narrower river: Caraguatá.

Kathryn Reynolds, double first cousin, once removed, to the webmaster, will be visiting New Zealand, visiting her (other) first cousins (the Sebaljas), once removed and second cousins, and a bunch of others, while she completes the last couple of units for her degree.

Kathryn Reynolds I just got my PASSPORT!
:) time to prepare for New Zealand
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How Ana and Nika Hlaca and Ursula and Andrija Kastelan are related to the US (Adalbert) Jezics and Seguljas

Marija Jezic 1856=Marija Jezic 1956sister-brotherAdalbert
Jezic 1863
=Adalbert
Jezic 1863
Petar Segulja 1884bro-bro Vence Segulja1st cousinVladimir
1895
bro-sisElizabeta 1891
Margaret Segulja 19241stAnne Segulja2ndDragan
1930
1stMila Sojat 1913
Michael Pottorff 19472ndBryan Tippit3rdAndrew
1967
Tamara
1970
2ndMaja
Uravic 1941
.3rdRobert
Amber
Autumn
4thSebastian
2006
Tahlia
2009
3rdZeljko
Kastelan 1964
bro-sisMarija
Kastelan 1965
Arizona
Seguljas
4tha whole bunch
see Anne Segulja
Texas
Seguljas
5th..Ursula 1995
Andria 1996
1stNika Hlaca
1993
Ana Hlaca
1995


Cousin Milena Ježic, of Cetinje, Montenegro,
is now Milena Ježic Martinovic!

Milena is now the bride of Filip Martinovic. The wedding took place in Cetinje, in the Republic of Montenegro on 27 September 2009. Filip runs his own private company, while Milena is an Aerobics Instructor. The couple will reside in Cetinje. The wedding celebration was in Bajice, the ancestral home of the Martinovici. Below, view photos of the wedding.


Newlyweds greet the world

The ceremony begins. . .

Listening carefully!

A wedding toast!

See Milena's Jezic line.



Hadley Merzlock is engaged!

To the lovely Diana Poe (rt)

Details and film at 11:00



"Momma's Quarterback," Chris Merzlock

Aspiring grid iron star, Chris Merzlock, makes a couple all-star maneuvers for the camera.

Chris is the son of Libby Merzlock Atkinson, grandson of T.J.Merzlock, great grandson of John Merzlock Sr., great-great grandson of Lucia Jezic, and great great great grandson of Franko Jezic, brother to Adalbert (Dragan's bunch) and Marija (the Seguljas).

Chris, and family, live in Salt Lake City

Hello, Cousin Ana!


Ana, 2nd from left, eating ice cream,
contemplating her Korcula "cruise."

Meet cousin Ana Hlaca, 3rd cousin to the webmaster, two generations removed.

Ana, from Rijeka, Croatia descends from Adalbert Jezic, brother of Marija Jezic, wife of Roko Segulja.

Ana and her friends get ready for the Ferry ride to the island of Korcula.

Ana, left, cavorts on the island of Korcula with friends, Karla, and Mara.


Cousin Ana, friends Karla & Mara


Alyssa Laughlin, of the Texas Seguljas, double 2nd cousin, twice removed to the webmaster, (related to everyone in this webpage) gets her ears pierced for her 12th birthday! Hope you had fun! (Ouch!)


Alyssa and a friend in contemplation

Alyssa, dealing with the needle

bruised, battered, and pierced!


The saga of the family tree wreath continues. . .

As we finished Paula and Susan's trees, we failed to tie them together. Then I noticed that Paula's grandmother was Marija Petrinovic, 1895, while Susan's was Tereza Petrinovic, 1887, who were 3rd cousins, one generation removed. That would make Paula and Susan 5th cousins, one generation removed.

To complicate matters, Tereza was first cousin to the Segulja boys: Vence the patriarch of the Texas Seguljas, Petar the patriarch of the Arizona Seguljas; and, Josip, the patriarch of (the closest branch) of the Novi Seguljas.

3RD COUSIN SUSAN KARGACIN HURST HAS FOUND OUR PAGE

After much note exchanging and emailing, we have reconstructed Susan's tree; Check it out: Kargacin Tree


Josip Kargacin's family

Two members of the Kargacin family, Jimmy Miller and Susan Hurst, have independently contacted our page within the last month, and, have become reunited.

Previously, Andrea Cvetko found our page and made contact. At left view Josip Kargacin, Mary Kargacin (Jimmy Miller's mother), Tereza Petrinovic Kargacin, first cousin to Vence, Petar, and Josip Segulja, and Vladimir (Walter) Kargacin (Susan Hurst's father). See below, to see how the Seguljas, Zanichs, Cvetkos, Deranjas, and Kargacins are related.


Vladimir Kargacin's Novi Vinodol home

Petrus Segulja b. 1823

mar.
/had

Maria Dobric b. 1827

Roko Segulja b. 1850
mar. Marija Jezic

bro-
sis

Margaretha Segulja b. 1847
mar.Vincentius Zanich

sis-sissis-sisManda Cecilia Segulja b. 1852
mar. Ivan Petrinovic

*Petar Segulja b. 1884
mar. Ivana Mudrovcic

1st
cous

Pilipina Zanich b. 1875
mar. Joannes Cvetko

1st cous1st cousTereza Petrinovic b. 1877
m. Josip Kargacin
bro Charles Karg.
died 6 Jan 1949
age 65 Novi

Margaret Segulja b. 1924
mar. Nathan Pottorff

2nd
cous

Cvetislav Cvetko b.1914
mar. Andrina Sokolic

bro-sisMarija Cvetko b. 1900
mar. Ivan Deranja
2nd cousVladimir b. 1913
mar. Ann Puccio
sis-broMary b. 1922
mar. Fred Miller
sis-broJoe 1926
mar.
1. Mable
2. Patty
bro-
bro
John b. 1929
mar.Wilma Larson

Michael Pottorff b. 1947
mar/div Godzilla

3rd
cous

Ivan Cvetko b. 1947
mar._______

1st cousNada b. 1922
Peter b. 1926
3rd cousWalter Jr. b. 9 Aug 1946
d. 26 Sept 1946
Susan b. 17 Nov 1954
mar.
Dan McDonald m. 26 Jun 1973
m. Bradley Hurst 2 Nov 1990
1st cousJimmy Miller
Patty Miller
1st cousDan
Mabel's
not
Joe's
1st
cous
John
David
Michael
Terri

All Tx, Az, & Novi children
of webmaster's generation

4th
cous

Ivan 1975, Andrea 1976

2nd cousPeter &
Nada's kids
4th cous*Brooke Ann McDonald 26 Jun 1973
m.Charles Pemberton
*Tannin Joan McDonald b. 19 May 1978
m. Zack Crask
2nd
cous
2nd
cous
nice
people
not
Cro's
not
inter-
ested
2nd
cous
*Terri's:
Lauren
SEGULJA
Petar (Arizona)
was brother to
Vence (Texas)
and
Josip (Novi)
sub for your branch
*CVETKO3rdDERANJA5thKARGACIN
*Brooke's:
Kaleigh Pemberton 11 Sept 1999
Korrigan Pemberton 10 May 2003
*Tannin's:
dtr Riley Crask b.28 Jul 2005
d. 28 Jul 2005
Adler b. 2 Nov 2006
Campbell b. 27 April 2009
*-->*-->*-->|


MEET PAULA SOCKOLICH

"Cousin" Paula Sockolich--In 2000, Paula responded to a query on a Novi genealogical site, seeking to find her roots, or, any relatives in Croatia. This month, your fearless webmaster stumbled upon the ad, and responded, that he (I) was related to Sokolics in Novi, Sokolics in Argentina, and to the Istrian Socolichs. Paula responded back, uttered a few familiar names and the matter was quickly turned over to cousin Lynette Sebalja in New Zealand. Virtually all of Paula's missing kin were hanging on branches of our families' disparate trees, and Paula's hope of finding any relatives was expanded back several centuries. In the meantime, Paula's fortune may have turned to misfortune, as Lynette could not find Paula's email, and, I somehow managed to delete a file with her email information. I attempted to replicate the deed that led to Paula's fortune, by attempting to find the decade old query in an internet log. I was successful, but noticed who started the thread--it was none other than Istrian cousin Patrizia Socolich, in 1999, long before any of us in the States or down under had met her.

To see Paula's entire tree, click HERE.

Paula could not believe her good fortune coming from the help of three strangers on three different continents. Apparently, she had not heard about the family tree of Novi that resembles a wreath--Check below to see how she is related to me as a 5th cousin, and a 5th cousin, once removed 5 times. . .just 5 of the 79 ways she is related to me! She is related (at least) to the Seguljas, the Sebaljas, the Piskulichs, Paskulics, Dobrics, Posas, Dobrecs, Franichs, Maricics, Miletics, Antics, the Jezics, Merzlocks, and Woods in our extended family! And, to the Socolichs, and, some Sokolics.

Margareta
1743
sis-
bro
....Toma
Kriskovic
1740
Had
mar
2X
Katarina
Kargacin
1767
1stMargareta
1766
sis-
bro
Joseph
1794
bro-
bro
Adam
1803
1/2
bro
Paval
1772
Margareta
Umiljenovic
1792
2ndMaria
Mudrovcic
1784
1stFranciska
Kriskovic
1824
1stMaria
1834
1stCatherine
1791
Petrus
Segulja
1823
3rdMaria
Dobric
1827
2ndMargareta
Dobric
1848
2ndNicomedes
1865
2ndPavel
Jezic
1820
Roko
Segulja
4th
self
**Roko
Segulja
1850
3rdJohana
Mudrovcic
1895
3rdMarija
Petrinovic
1895
3rdAdalbert
1863
bro-
sis
....Marija
1856
Petar
Segulja
1884
5th
self
Petar
Segulja
1884
4th
dtr.
Margaret
Segulja
1924
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
4thVladimir
1895
..bro-
bro
Ivan
1893
1stPetar
Segulja
1884
bro-
sis
Genoveva
Segulja
1878
Margaret
Segulja
1924
6th
self
Margaret
Segulja
1924
5th
son
Michael
Pottorff
1947
5thPaula
1964
5thDragan
1930
bro-broVladimir
1932
1stMiljenko
1945
2ndMargaret
Segulja
1924
1stKatarina
Maricic
1905
.......6th*Tamara
1970
1stBoris
1970
2ndMilena
Jezic
1985
3rdMichael
Pottorff
1947
2ndRanko
Sokolic
1928

*This includes many US, German, Belgian, and US Jezics, Merzlocks, and Woods.

**note Texas and Arizona babas for webmaster's generation were 3rd cousin to their dede's father!

. . .and some more of Paula's relatives

Bartol
Kukalj
1707
marCatherine
Sokolic
1711
sis-bro..Gergur
Sokolic
1727
Ivan
Sokolic
1736
marJelena
Sebalja
1730
.Jakov Kriskovic.Margaret
Kukalj
sistKatarina Kukalj ..1stMatij
1761
Gaspar
1768
brosPetar
1769
.Ivan
Kriskovic
1778
.Silvester
1780
1stJosip
Piskulic
1769
..2ndMaria
1793
mar. another
Sokolic
Margareta
Sokolic
1790
1stIvan
1804
marCatherine
Kriskovic
1807
1stThomas
1813
2ndThoma
Piskulic
1800
..3rdPavlus
1820
Francisca
Kriskovic
1824
2ndIvan
1836
..2ndJacob
1846
3rdStipan
1837
..4thGiorgio
1853
Margareta
Dobric
1848
3rdFranko
1883
..3rdAlbin
1880
4thRaphael
1865
..5thHector
1906
Visko
Mudrovcic
bro-
sis
Ivanja
Mudrovcic
1895
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
..4thMarija
1911
5thFranjo
1897
..6thGiorgio
1948
Mathew1stMargaret
1924
5thPaula
1964
..5thBoris
1947
6thRafael
1930
bro-
bro
Jose
1931
7thPatrizia
Mary Posa
Helen Franich
Drina Dobrec
2nd*Mike
1947
6th......Erica
1959
1stCecilia
1963
..

*this includes all Novi, Arizona, and Texas Seguljas


Mike-

Thank you so so much for this information. My dad will be thrilled as well!! I will continue to research and keep in touch with you, Lynette, and Patrizia.

I am so impressed with your ability to find these records and do this amazing work. I thought my roots in Croatia were lost.

Thanks so much for your help and staying in touch. Yes, that is me you found on Facebook. I have to log in at home to accept you. I am at work now and have no access.

Take care,

Paula

.
Jelena Sebalja 1730
mar Ivan Sokolic 1836
..
Petar 1769..
Ivan 1804..
Ivan 1836bro-
bro
Marcus
Sokolic
1839
Franko
Sokolic
1883
1stMaria 1871
Robert
Sockolich
1929
2ndKate
Dobric
1905
Paula
Sockolich
1964
3rdVatroslava
1925
.4thPaskulich
1949
Kriskovic
1740
Margaret
Kriskovic
1766
sis-
bro
Adam
1803
Maria
Mudrovcic
1784
1stMaria
1834
Maria
Dobric
1827
2ndNicomedes
1865
Roko
Segulja
1850
3rdMarija Petrinovic
Genoveva
1878
4thRobert
Sockolich
1929
Filipina
Maricic
1908
5thPaula
Sockolich
1964
Karmen
Miletic
1950
6th.
Marijana
Antic
1982
7th.

Welcome Branimir Mrak to our online family.
Descended from Adalbert Jezic, he is the webmaster's 3rd cousin twice removed, Julie Laughlin's 4th cousin, once removed, and Alyssa Laughlin's 5th cousin.

He is most closely related to the Seguljas, Merzlocks, and Woods as follows:


Adalbert Jezic b. 1863
mar. Marija Dobric
brother--sisterMarija Jezic b. 1857
mar. Roko Segulja
=Marija Jezic b. 1857
m. Roko Segulja
sister-brotherFranko Jezic b. 1852
mar. Marija Kabalin
Elizabet Jezic b. 1891
mar. Mile Sojat abt 1885
1st cousinVenceslav Segulja
mar. Marija Mudrovcic
brother-brother
sister-sister
Petar Segulja
mar. Johana/Ivana Segulja
1st cousinLucia Jezic 1877
Mila Sojat b. 1913
mar. Vinko Uravic b. 1906
2nd cousinJohn Segulja. 1907
mar. Frances Tippit
double
1st cousin
Margaret Segulja2nd cousinJohn Mrzljak Sr. b. 1904
Tomo Uravic b. 1937
mar. Katica (Beka) ?? b. 1938
3rd cousinOsceola Seguliadouble
2nd cousin
Yvonne Peck b. 1950
(webmaster's sister)
3rd cousinPatricia b. 1943
John Jr. b. 1944
Veronica b. 1946
Terrance b.1946
Michael b. 1947
Barbara b. 1949
Richard b. 1957
the US Merzlocks through Franco Jezic
and all the Woods
Maja Uravic b. 1964
mar. Zoran Mrak b. 1964
4th cousin Julie McElroy
mar. Don Laughlin
3rd cousinAaron Peck b. 19804th cousinsee Merzlock page
Branimir Mrak b. 19905th cousinAllysa Laughlin

MEET COUSIN MILENA JEZIC

Newly found 3rd cousin (to the webmaster) Milena Ježic of Montenegro, by way of Rijeka, sends her regards.

Milena is also 3rd cousin to all the Arizona, Texas, Novi, Seguljas, and to the U.S. Merzlocks and Woods in the webmaster's generation.

As she is related to these people in 10+ ways (3rd the closest), she undoubtedly shares relations with most of the people in this page.

The Adriatic has many beautiful beaches and islands, shown here, but Milena is blocking the view. No surprise: she teaches aerobics.

Below, see how she is related.

Adalbert Jezic b. 1863brother--sisterMarija Jezic b. 1857sister-brotherFranko Jezic
Ivan Jezic b. 18931st cousinPetar Segulja b. 18841st cousinLucia Jezic 1877
(1st) Adalbert Jezic b. 1925brother-brother(12th) Milenko b. 8 Sept 19452nd cousinMargaret Segulja b. 19242nd cousinJohn Mrzljak Sr. b. 1904
Robert Jezic b. 19551st cousinsVelimir Jezic b. 18 Sept 1983
Milena Jezic b. 26 April 1985
See Milena's Jezic branch Here
Velimir And Milena
seated right
3rd cousinMichael Pottorff b. 1947
and all the Arizona Seguljas
the Texas Seguljas
and the Novi Seguljas descended from Josip
3rd cousinPatricia b. 1943
John Jr. b. 1944
Veronica b. 1946
Terrance b.1946
Michael b. 1947
Barbara b. 1949
Richard b. 1957
the US Merzlocks through Franco Jezic

Cousin Patrizia Socolich (currently of Zagreb) sends photos of a lightning storm looking south towards the town of Rijeka, just a bit north of Novi Vinidolski. (I surmise from near where cousin Suzana Devcic lives)


This is "Rijeka 1;" to see more click images to the right
Rijeka Lightning Images

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The Reynolds kids from Colorado: l-r Kathryn, Daniel, and Theresa. They are the children of Toni Kriskovich, grand kids of (Arizona) Mary Segulja, great grand kids of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic and great great grandkids of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic and Matij Mudrovcic and Margareta Dobric, with an equal complement of Cro relatives on their grandfather Anton Kriskovich's side.

Erica Piskulic, victorious, after winning her class in a rowing regatta on the Parana river delta near her home in Tigre, Argentina.

Click on the photo to see her teammates, Natalia Dimenna and Sergio DelPino.

Erica is related to all the US Seguljas, the Istrian Sokolics, the Australian Paskulics,and the New Zealand Sebaljas.

This story was previously posted, but as the webmaster is bouncing around using computers in 4 locations, a non-updated computer, updated the webpage without this story, so it's not my fault.

It's Back to School Time, and What Better Time for Tirzah Rao to Make Her Worldwide Film Debut on a Prominent International Website?

Tirzah, at left, with take 1 of her close up.

And, it sounds like her proud father Anand, and not Mr. Demille, giving stage instructions

Tirzah is the oldest of 3rd cousin (to the webmaster) Tamara Jezic's growing brood. Scroll down for latest addition

Yvonne Peck and her redfish

Yvonne Peck, the webmaster's sister, shows off her fine redfish under her boathouse canopy in her backyard, along the Arroyo Colorado, in Arroyo City Texas.

There are 10 tagged redfish that entitle the lucky angler to a new boat, motor, and trailer. The first 5 also get a new truck to pull it with, but those have already been taken.

Husband Ron and Yvonne are still trying for one of the remaining boats. . .looking for that tagged redfish!

Welcome Tahlia Rao to the family!

Tahlia's Mom, Tamara Jezic Rao, is the webmaster's third cousin. Tamara's great grandfather, Adalbert Jezic, was brother to Marija Jezic, wife of Roko Ivan Segulja, and brother to Franko Jezic, whose daughter Lucija would become matriarch to the Merzlocks in America.


Tahlia--two days old

Check out the newest family addition on her own website

www.tahliarao.com.

Margaret Segulja Pottorff is pleased to announce that her grandson, Aaron Peck, missing the competition around the homefires, or, at least the card table, walked on to an all-comers duplicate bridge tournament, met another math teacher looking for a partner, hooked up and proceeded to win the tournament.

Margaret is the grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, while Aaron is a great great grandson.

Jennifer Segulja is Preggo!! Congratulations to the Lucky Bio-Parents
and God Bless Jennifer!

Jennifer Vanzant Segulja we have a beautiful BETA number of 131 :-).

God is so very good!!!! 6 hours ago ·

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A Surrogate's Diary

Jennifer is married to Michael Segulja, son of the webmasters double 2nd cousin Robert Segulja, grandson of Tom Segulja, great grandson of Vence Segulja, and great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and Matij Mudrovcic and Margareta Dobric.

Aaron Peck and his wife Holly at Willow Cove at California's Bass Lake.

Aaron is the son of Yvonne Pottorff Peck, the grandson of Margaret Segulja Pottorff, and the great grandson of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and the great great grandson of Roko Segulja and Marija Jezic, and, Matij Mudrovcic and Margareta Dobric.

Aaron is a math teacher in Ventura County, California, while Holly is working in the legal field.

Dianne Miller Havertine goes to Russia!

Hi Mike-

Dick and I just returned from a 3 week trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow--my elementary knowledge of the Slav language came in handy! Mike is not on line--don't know about Kay! How is Nina related to us?

Dianne

Dianne is the daughter of Cecelia Radetic Miller, 7th cousin to the US Seguljas, 2nd cousin (?) to the US Zoricics, and 3rd cousin, once removed to the New Zealand Sebaljas. To see how the Radetics have spread since arriving in America, Click Here.

Cousin Mark McElroy checks in:

He is a competitive cow pony cattle cutter!

And, he is the author of:

How to Win the War with Epilepsy
One Battle at a Time

Enrich your understanding of epilepsy by sharing Mark's successful insights into coping with and combatting this affliction.

CHECK IT OUT

Mark is the son of Osceola Segulia, the webmaster's double 2nd cousin. He is the grandson of John Segulia, the great grandson of Vence(slav) Segulja, and the great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja.

Dustin Berg Checks In

Dustin gets another one

In addition to avenging the coyote murders of the webmaster's cats: Snyder, Bailey, Gatsby, Humphrey, and Max, Dustin also has a more civilized side. see right.

The family outing was on the old Pioneer Mail Trail in San Diego's Laguna Mountains. Pictured along with the family dog are Dustin, wife Debbie, and Meghann and Kaitlyn. Dustin is the son of the webmasters 1st cousin, Paula Hansen.


Dustin and family

The webmaster's 1st cousin, Johanna Hansen Whisman, daughter of Annie Segulja, and granddaughter of Petar Segulja, and great granddaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja, took her family to Utah.

While the boys played golf daily, sometimes twice, including stops in Las Vegas in both directions, Johanna's high point of the trip was meeting a "sister-wife"--a member of the reputedly polygamous sect of Mormons, residing in the boondocks of Utah.

At left view the raven that escorted the Whismans as they travelled through Bryce National Park Utah, making all the tourists stops. To the right, view son, Elden, at one of these stops. Elden bid the bird adieu as they boarded the car after their final stop--the bird responded, "Nevermore!" Don didn't slow down until they reached St. George.


Colorado cowgirl, Kathryn Reynolds, daughter of Antoinette (Toni) Kriskovich, granddaughter of (Arizona) Mary Segulja, great granddaughter of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and great great grandaughter of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, as she appeared in her work garb as she recently travelled home, from the stables, in her pickup truck in the Colorado mountains.

While the nation's earliest elk season is still weeks away, a brazen elk challenged her V-8 magnum, with the following results: 1.) Kat is fine; 2.) her truck received damages; 3.) the elk has decided the Thanksgiving menu.


The windshield took a hit, keeping the elk out of Kat's face

The sidepanel and tire will require attention

. . .and a little front panel and grill work will be required.


Kat's friend James, making the deceased elk "presentable."

The story had a happy ending, except for the elk, as it appears that everyone involved will be able to laugh about it. . .over elk dinner!

What a way to celebrate the webmaster's birthday!
A U2 concert in Zagreb!
Attended by Dragana Segulja (10 August 2009)


Dragana Šegulja (rt.) with friend Marijana Miler

U2 returns to the Balkans for the first time since a concert in Sarajevo, then, in the old Yugoslavia.


Maksimir Stadium, home of Dinamo Zagreb.

Dragana is the daughter of the webmasters 2nd cousin Dubravko Segulja of Novi. Dragana lives near Zagreb and is employed in the medical/pharmacy field.


Jenn, suited up to begin the blessed event.

Jennifer Segulja, accomplished baby maker, for her own account, has found it in her heart to be a human incubator for embryos of another couple experiencing difficulty with "the program."

For more information about Jenn's gift/adventure, click on:

A Surrogate's Diary

Jennifer is married to Michael Segulja, son of Robert Segulja, the webmaster's double 2nd cousin, therefore sharing all of the webmasters Cro relatives.

Ok to post this Jenn?

She replies:

Post away And thanks for sharing our news!

Hopefully I will be posting pics of positive home pregnancy tests before too long . But the official blood tests will occur on Monday the 25th, so I’ll know for sure, whether we are pregnant or not!

We are all praying and crossing our fingers!!!

Gladys Elizabeth DAlonzo's Photos - Despedida Eze Aeropuerto Cordoba


Ezequiel Piskulich of Cordoba Argentina, prior to departing to New Zealand for a year-long experience*.

Photo provided courtesy of mother Gladys's facebook page. Pictured from left to right is the webmaster's 6th cousin/Eze's father, Esteban, Eze, sister Josefina, mother Gladys, and sister Milca.

experience, per Esteban--*Mi hijo, Ezequiel, viajó a New Zealand, va a andar un año por aquellos lugares.


Welcome Whitney Suzanne Leavitt to the family!

Whitney's parents are Jeffrey Leavitt and Autumn Tippit (Leavitt), grandparents are Suzanne and Bryan Tippit, great grandparents are J.T. Tippit and Anne Segulja, great-great grandparents are Venceslav Segulja and Marija Mudrovcic, and great-great-great grandparents are Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic, and Matij Mudrovcic and Margareta Dobric.

Tamara Jezic Rao, seated center, (daughter of Dragan Jezic) is surprised at work with a baby shower in honor of her baby girl, due next month (September.)

Tamara is 1st cousin to the German Jezics, 2nd cousin to the Belgium Jezics, 3rd cousin to the US Jezics, Seguljas, and Woods, and 3rd cousin to the Novi Seguljas. . .and while Tamara has a "bun in the oven," husband Anand and son Sebastian are at home baking cookies.

Libby Merzlock Atkinson, daughter of the webmasters 3rd cousin, T.J. Merzlock has checked in--the first in T.J.'s family!

She comments:

Hi Mike, how great is this!!

I'm not on the Web page you mentioned above, just some of the other family, Rick & his daughter, John and a couple of his kids.

Where do you currently reside?

Thank you for sending the message, this is very exciting!!

Libby is 1st cousin to a truckload of US Merzlocks, 2nd cousin to US Woods, 3rd cousin-once removed to the Jezics and Seguljas (in the webmaster's generation)

Mike, the webmaster, with his mother, Margaret Segulja Pottorff, at left, taking respite from the heat, in their air conditioned time share in Indio, during a balmy 114 degree July afternoon.

Mike, Margay, Gin, and, Tonic

At right, check out Margay, wheeling around a mile and half away, straight up! As she enjoys the less brutal temperatures at the tram stop on the slopes of Mt. San Jacinto that takes one from the desert floor at near sea level to the alpine pine forests.

Margay atop Mt. San Jacinto


Cece, at left, blond again with her half sister, Carolina "the Captain," to the right, then her half brother Wayne, and across the counter, wearing the crown is half sister Jackie--the rest are friends. Not included was Margay, me, Cece's sister Deborah, Cece's step-mother Andrea, and 8 other friends who were soaking in the lazy river pool. The jaegermeister toast was for cooler weather, and, after a couple of shots, they claimed it worked.

Swapping weekend adventures with Suzie Tippit, wife of second cousin Bryan Tippit, son of Anne Segulja, I was astonished to find that they too, were in the Palm Springs metroplex, cavorting at another nearby timeshare.

Check out the flying Piskulich-Dicksons of Argentina


l-r Christine, Duncan, Angie, Gloria, Marian, Ian, Peter, Felicity

Above, view the children of the webmaster's 6th cousin,
Erica Piskulich, except for shutterbug Katy at right


Katy


Sophia

Sophia Merzlock (left) and her husband, Brian Price (right), have a new daughter, Emmy Grace, born 29 July, 2009.

To view the entire U.S. Merzlock line, click HERE.


Brian

Attention Arizona and Texas Mudrovcic Seguljas, and Kiwi Mudrovcic-Franich/Posa/Dobrecs
Meet cousin Margita Butkovic Balic

Hallo Michael,

Drago mi je da imamo na ovaj nacin kontakt. Kod nas je jako vruce, ali je jako lijepo za kupanje i uzivanje !

Kako Tvoja mama?

Moja mama ima 91 godimu i jos je jako dobro.

Pozdrav od

Margite@Zvonka

Hello Michael,

I'm glad that we have made contact this way. Here, it is very hot, but it is really nice for swimming and sunbathing!

How is your mom?

My mom is 91 years old and still is very well.

Regards from

Margita and Zvonko


Kate Mudrovcic Butkovic (at right), Margita's mother,
and her first cousin Margaret Segulja Pottorff in 2002.

Both Kate and her daughter Margita have homes in Novi Vinidolski.


The webmaster, Mike, and second cousin Margita Balic.

Margita is 2nd cousin to all Arizona and Texas Segulja-Mudrovcics, and 4th cousin to the Novi Seguljas.

Other Segulja 2nd cousins: Mary Posa, Helen Franich, Drina Dobrec, Vinko Sokolic and Milica Zoricic are her 1st cousins.

The other two Segulja-Mudrovcic 2nd cousins are Ivica Butkovic and Marija Antonic, her brother and sister.

View Margita and her family in the early 1950's


Pictured above is Kati Mudrovcic (b. 31 Oct 1918, her husband Joso Butkovic (b. 23 Oct 1911 d. 6 Dec 1986), and their children Marija (13 Jan 1947), Margita (11 November 1948), and Ivica (3 Sept 1938).


Kim and Daren Merzlock with new arrival, Zayli Jo Merzlock, born 24 July 2009.
(entered on birthday page--if you see missing birthdays, let me know)


Mike the webmaster and Mladen in Novi, 2002

The Kiwi Dobrecs made their appearance in San Diego and visited with Margaret Segulja Pottorff and her son Michael and girlfriend Cece. A very nice, albeit brief, visit. Unfortunately, we were to learn some very sad news: 2nd cousin(s) Drina Dobrec, Mary Posa, Helen Franich, Marija Antonic, Ivica Butkovic, and Margita Balic's uncle, Mladen Sokolich passed away this last year. Mladen, pictured left was the father of the U.S. Segulja's other 2nd cousins, Milica Sokolic Zoricic and Vinko Sokolic.

Nina Radetich Wins an Emmy!
6 PM & 11 PM Anchor

nradetich@ktnv.com

Nina has spent the last decade covering news and events in the Las Vegas valley. She recently joined the Channel 13 Action News team to anchor the 6 and 11pm newscasts with Steve Wolford.

Nina's work has been recognized with several awards, including an Edward R. Murrow award for journalistic excellence for a series in which she went through real training at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Academy. She also earned an Emmy for her work on Murder One, a story that took viewers behind the crime scene tape at the first murder of the year. She has been named Best Local News Anchor by Las Vegas Life Magazine and nominated several times for Best Anchor in the Electronic Media Awards.

Nina is most proud of her work with The Rape Crisis Center. As a member of their board of directors, she works to raise money and community awareness for victims of sexual assault. Since 2004, Nina has hosted an annual event called Nina's Night Out at The Palms Casino Resort. The event features a cocktail party and benefit concert designed to celebrate those who've survived a horrific crime. Since its inception, the event has brought in close to $500,000 for the Rape Crisis Center.

Nina was born and raised in San Rafael, California, and attended UCLA, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. She started her television career in 1994 at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, where she worked behind the scenes. She got her first on-air job at KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California.

In her spare time, you can find Nina hanging out with her chocolate lab, Duke, and her black lab mix, Roxy.

Nina is 6th cousin to the webmaster through Mudrovcic, and so, to all his U.S. Segulja cousins, and his Kiwi Dobrec, Franich, and Posa 2nd cousins. Curiously, courtesy of the wreath, she is also 6th cousin to the webmaster's 5th cousin Boris Sebalja in New Zealand. That, of course, provides links to the Dobrics, Paskulichs, Paladins etc.

The Kiwi Dobrecs cross America at light speed!


In this photo: Lucretia Dobrec, Goris Dobrec, Rachel Dobrec, Samuel Dobrec, Drina Dobrec, Janet Jones, Macy LaPorte, Ivan Dobrec (photos), Amanda Laporte, Forrest Jones

Drina Mudrovcic Dobrec, second cousin to the US Seguljas and her husband, Goris Dobrec, 2nd cousin to "our" (The US and Cro Segulja's) Maricic cousins in New Zealand) and their son Ivan, his wife Rachel, their children Lucretia and and Samuel, and their friends in Toronto, pose at Niagara Falls during their journey West. Hopefully, we will see them in San Diego on the 14th of July.


Rick Merzlock (without hat and spurs) with, Allegra, the daughter he "gave away."


Rick Merzlock (father of the bride), Janet (mother of the bride).
Allegra (the bride) and Ron Russell (the groom)

Allegra and Ron's first dance as husband and wife.

Rick is brother/uncle to the Northwestern Merzlocks, cousin to the Woods, 2nd/3rd cousin to the Jezics. and 3rd cousin to the U.S. and Novi Seguljas, Spoja, Miletics, and the Kiwi and Aussie Maricics. as well as the Argentine Sokolics.

Meanwhile, Way Out West
The Family Gets Another Rodeo Star!
Meet Cash!


Above meet William Peter Vander Pol VI, the son of Amber Tippit Vander Pol and WPVP V. But, he goes by his "cowboy name," Cash


Bill (the "V") and Amber--Cash's proud parents

Behold the belt buckle attesting to his cowboy credentials!

Today, Cash passes on the bronco busting and bull riding and elects to go mutton bustin'. Above, note that Cash beats the clock before being thrown off his mount.

Cash, Victorious!

Cash's grandpa (Bryan Tippit, son of Anne Segulja Tippit, grandson of Vence Segulja) is double 2nd cousin to the webmaster, sharing all Segulja, Jezic, Mudrovcic, Dobric, Piskulic, Sokolic, Kabalin etc etc relationships. Cash is a great, great, great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja.


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FAMILY DRAMA


No!, the honeymoon is not over, but. . .

It seems that, as a facebook friend of both Carrie Segulja (viewed at left on her big day) and her mother, Chris, I was witness to a case of parental neglect.

Knowing Carrie, I am sure that the enormity was accidental and abetted by the joy and confusion of her recent marriage.

You be the judge!

Chris SeguljaWell, daughter dear, it would probably be nice to invite your MOTHER to be on your facebook! Love the profile pic. Love U. . .
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Michael Pottorff at 10:18 July 3
Wow! Family drama! Can I put this on the family gossip page?
http://www.segulja.net/bulletin.html

Chris Segulja at 10:36 July 3
Go ahead, we have no family secrets. . . . ?

Nick Aleksich of Auckland, and his ride.

Nick is the son of Margaret Maricich Aleksich, the grandson of Anton Maricich, the great grandson of Genoveva Segulja Maricic, and the great great grandson of Roko Ivan Segulja and Marija Jezic

Nick manages the Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga.

Margaret Segulja Pottorff--daughter of Petar Segulja and Johana Mudrovcic, and grand daughter of Roko Ivan Segulja, Marija Jezic, Margaret Dobric, and Matij Mudrovcic-- "chaperones" some young ones, relatively speaking, to Catalina

Seated front center left is Margay, then Cece's sister Debbie, then son Mike, then Cece, then Cece's sister Trisha, then Cece's half sister Carolina (AKA: "The Captain,") then Cece's step-mother Andrea.


Joe and Kathy Segulja's daughters provide a Texas summertime pic
clockwise starting at 9:00: Kristen Segulja, Sara Segulja, Liz Segulja, Mary Kathryn Segulja-Nader, and daughter Lydia Nader.
Father Joe Segulja is double second cousin to the webmaster, sharing Segulja, Jezic, Mudrovcic, and Dobric great grandparents.

This section has gotten huge, so we had to break it up--to see more family news, click HERE.

Segulja, Jezic, Merzlock, Woods link via Jezic

Marija Jezic 1857
m. Roko Segulja 1850
sis-broFranko/Franjo Jezic 1852
m.Marija Kabalin 1856
Felix Segulja* 1890
m. Elizabeth Amlie 1906
1st cousinLucia Jezic 1877
m.Josip Merzlock 1972
sis-bro Charles Slovko Jezic 1879
m.Julia Harrington 1882
no children
bro Petar's daughter
Margaret Segulja 1924
2nd cousinsJohn Luke Merzlock 1904
m.Belva Mae Briscoe 1918
bro-sisJosephine Merzlock 1912
m.Joseph Woods 1916
1st cousinsCharles Jezic 1922
m.Janet Curry 1923
no children
Margaret's son:
Michael Pottorff 1947
3rd cousinsJohn Luke Merzlock 1944
m.Karma Burrup 1949
1st cousinMargaret Woods 1954
m.Bob Williams 1949
2nd cousinsChuck Jezick 1947
*Felix was born "Zdravko" meaning lucky, hence the name recorded in Latin as Filico, a cognate of Felicity. I always wondered why my family tree in Croatia seemed full of Mexican names--it was the priests recording everything in Latin!!


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