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Mandy (Ruljanovich) & Christo Radisich ---- Margaret (Pecarich) & Jack Radisich ---- (?), Pete Radisich & Eva (Separovich) (?)



Christo's Mom, Maria (Seratalia) Radisich. Antonia (Ruljanovich) Kuzmanich. Peter & Winifred Kuzmanich.

Andrew Kuzmanich Ivo Ruljanovich & Family

The Radisich and Ruljanovich family are pictured above. Mandy's sister, Antonia, married John Kuzmanich. Although John is not pictured, three of their children are. Mandy and Antonia's brother, Ivo (John) stayed in the old country, married, and had two daughters. Another brother, Nick (Botsavichi) came to the America, but never married. Another brother, Stejpen, married Christo's daughter, (by his first marriage). On the family tree, below, I am leaving out Mandina and Stejpan's family since their families are both on the Radisich Tree.
Here is the Ruljanovich Tree
Father: Prosper Ruljanovich, Mother Vica Kargotich
Vis
Children: Mandina (F) b. 1883, Vis - d. October 29, 1957, Bellingham, WAIvo (John) (M) b. ? Vis - d. ?Nick (Botsavichi (M) b. ? Vis - d. ? In Bellingham, Buried in California
Stejpan (M) b. 1890, Vis - d. September 1, 1925, Bellingham, WA
Antonia (F) 1892, Vis - d. ?

Generation No. 2
Father: Ivo Ruljanovich; Mother: Anna ?
Children: Peri (F) b. ?
Dinka (F) b. ?

Father: John Kuzmanich; Mother: Antonia Ruljanovich
Children: Winifred Barbara (F) b. March 13, 1913, Portland OR
Andrew (M) b.August 8, 1918, Portland, OR - d. May 1977, Tacoma, WA
Catherine (F) b. 1917, Portland, OR
Mary (F) b. 1911, Portland, OR
Prosper (M) b. November 6, 1914, Portland, OR - d. June 1985, San Pedro, CA
Agnes (F) b. ?
Rode (Roddy) (M) b. ?

Generation No.3
Father: Frank Milhovil; Mother: Winnifred Kuzmanich
They were married September 10, 1931 in Tacoma, WA
Children: Donald Frank (M) b. October 30, 1934, San Frtancisco, CA
John (Butch) Robert (M) b. September 12, 1941

Father: LeRoy O'Toole; Mother: Mary Kuzmanich
Children: LeRoy (Bud) (M) b. ?
James (M) b. ?

Father: Prosper Kuzmanich; Mother: Rose ?
Children: John (M) b. ?

Father: Buster Clausen; Mother: Agnes Kuzmanich
Children: Margie (F) b. ?
Georgia (F) b. ?
John (M) b. ?

Catherine married Ken Bailey, but they had no children.

Generation No. 4
Father: Donald Frank Milhovil: Mother: Catherine Burns
They were married in April, 1958
Children: Donald Frank, Jr. (M) b. November 1, 1958
Steven Alexander (M) b. October 8, 1959
Denise Michelle (F) b. June 25, 1961
They divorced and he remarried.
Father: Donald Frank Milhovil; Mother: Patricia Sue Hemphill
They were married December 28, 1962
Children: Michael William (M) b. October 17, 1970

Generation No. 5
Father: Pierre Grizzard; Mother Michelle Mihovil
They were married April 20, 1987
Children: Nicholas (M) b. Dec 6, 1987
Nicole (F) b. December 6, 1987
Sarah (F) b. June 16, 1989
James (M) b. June 26, 1990

Stepjan married Mary, and they had a daughter, Vica. Stepjan died very young and Mary married George Plancich, they had two sons, Mitchell and George. Jack and Margaret had three children, Jack, Marlene, and Margaret. Pete and Eva had one son, Jack. Eva died very young and Pete married Frances Smith, they had a daughter, Patty. In the photo of Christo's mother is another gentlemen. He is either Her brother or her brother-in-law. Christo also had a brother "Peacho" who came to America and later brought over a wife, Margaret Bakulich (who was Eva Separovich's aunt and Tony Bakulich's sister). They had a daughter. After Peacho died, his wife and daughter moved back to the old country.

When Jack was a child, his mother, Mandy, (who was pregnant with his brother, Pete), his half-sister, Mary, and Jack went back to the old country to visit his grandparents (Prosper and Vica Ruljanovich). They were stuck there for two years because of the war that was going on at the time. The Ruljanovich's were very poor and they would send Jack out begging. If at the end of the day, they could hear him singing as he was coming home - they knew he had a successful day.

Jack could sing and play any musical instrument by ear. He often would go to Old Fairhaven and entertain the patrons of the bars with his "One Man Band." He was known as "Smiling Jack" because he was always happy and smiling and also in the summer on the boat he would get an almost black sun tan, so when he smiled, all you could see was his teeth. He died of pancreas cancer when he was only 36 years old.

Christo and Mandy had a large yard and each one of their sons had a garden along
with their own garden and some fruit trees. They grew enough fruit and vegetables to feed their families through the winter. During the summer months, Jack purse seined, Pete gilnetted, and Christo fished occasionally, but mostly he and Mandy caught, cooked, and sold crab for a living. Mandy would walk down to the bay with Christo and after they unloaded the crab pots, they would put the live crab in a basket. Mandy would place the basket on her head and walk up the hills to their house balancing the load perfectly. Below is the Radisich family tree that I have so far: I started out with some unknown first names and hopefully these can be filled in by someone who comes upon this page and knows the correct names. Perhaps we can get more of the sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, etc. filled in. Any corrections or additions will be greatly appreciated. You can email the changes at the address below:

PNWCroatian@aol.com

You may notice that some of the Radisich's spelled their names with an "e" instead of an "i" after the "d" - The only explanation for this is that they preferred that spelling, or as in some cases with the Croatians who came to America in the early 1900's. the census takers and/or immigration workers who were taking names, wrote whatever spelling the thought the name "sounded" like and the early Croatians not wanting to argue, accepted the spelling as such. In the old country the "h" was not used at the end of the names, but when they came to America, the "h" was added at the end, because the English language "ich" sound needs the "h" and for some reason the "ic" sound in the English language sounds like "ik". The Americans were the confused ones, the Croatians must have rolled their eyes at the stupidity of the English language, but went along.

Generation No. 1
Father: ?Children: Jakov Radisic, Dominick (Nick) Radisic

Generation No. 2
Jakov Radisic, born and died in Vis, Croatia. He married Maria Seratalia.
Children: Marjon (Christo) Radisic (M) b. June 30, 1883, Vis - d. January 5, 1951, Bellingham, WA
Anton (Peacho) Radisic (M) b. 1886, Vis - d. February 3, 1941, Bellingham, WA
Steve Radisic (M) b. ? Vis. He came to Bellingham and then moved to California - no more is known of him or his descendants at this time.(There were probably more sons and daughters in the old country)

Generation No. 2
Dominick (Nick) Radisic was born in Vis and married Annie Burcich. I don't know if they came to the U.S., but the following children did (with the exception of Kate).
Children: Kate Radisic (F) b. 1871, Vis
Michael Radisic, (M) b. 1877, Vis - d. November 12, 1919, Bellingham, WA
Benson Radisic (M) b. 1881, Vis - d. ?John B. Radisic (M) b. March 5, 1882, Vis - d. January 1972, Bellingham, WA
Dominik Radisic (M) b. 1885, Vis - d. ?
All Dominick's children who came to America, used the "e" instead of the "i" after the "d" and John shortened his name to Rade. The American spelling will be used for the rest of the pages.

Generation No. 3 (Jakov's Family)
Christo Radisich married Onta ? in Vis.
Children: Mary (F) b. June 13, 1905, Vis - d. February 11, 1995, Bellingham, WA
It is believed that Onta died and Christo came to America with Mary where he met and married Mandina Ruljanovich b. October 24, 1883, Vis - d. October 29, 1957, Bellingham, WA
Children: John J. (M) b. August 3, 1913, Bellingham, WA - d. May 21, 1950, Bellingham, WA
Peter (M) b. February 3, 1914, Vis - d. June 6, 1986, Bellingham, WA
Mary Married Mandy's brother, Stejpan Ruljanovich b. 1890, Vis - d. September 1, 1925, Bellingham, WA
Anton (Peacho) came to America in the late 30's and then sent back to the old country for a bride. (Margaret Bakulich) When Antone died, Margaret went back to Vis with their daughter.Steve Radisich came in the early 1900's but moved on to California and nothing is known of him or his descendants.

Generation No. 2 (Dominik's Family)
Kate Radisich married Dominic Radeovich. They had children, but the only one I know of was Antone.
Antone went to sea on a Russian freighter that was heading for Cuba. When he reached America, he jumped ship and changed his last name to Mustappa (which was his nickname in the old country), because he was afraid that the Russians were looking for him. He married Mary Brodanovich on June 1, 1912 in Bellingham, WA.
Children: Katie (F) b. September 27, 1913, Bellingham, WA - d. Dec 23. 1977, Bellingham, WA
Dominic Frank (M) b. January 6, 1915, Bellingham, WA - d. November 1988, Bellingham, WA
Nicholas Joseph (M) b. Aug 13. 1916, Bellingham, WA - d. March 24, 1999, Bellingham, WA
Ann Marie (F) b. April 25, 1922, Bellingham, WA - d. February 25, 1990, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 2 (Dominik's Family)
Michael Radesich married Domina Dich in Vis and they came here with two of his brothers and their two small sons.
Children: Tony (M) b. 1901, Vis - d ?
Mike (M) b. 1908, Vis - d. ?
Annie (F) stillborn, September 6, 1910

Generation No. 2 (Dominik's Family)
Benson (M) it is not where he went or who he married.Dominick (M) it is not known where he went or who he married.

Generation No. 2 (Dominik's Family)
John B (who changed his last name to Rade) married Dora Vrane (Vragnizan) on March 10, 1910 in Bellingham.Children: Lucretia (F) b. 1912, Bellingham, WA - d. ? Nick J. (M) b. July 30, 1913, Bellingham, WA - d. September 1978, Bellingham, WA
Vincent Donald (M) b. February 16, 1915, Bellingham, WA - d. August 1, 1997, Bellingham, WACatherine (F) b. 1918, Bellingham, WA - d. ?

Generation No 3 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Vincent Rade; Mother: Vivian Thompson
Bellingham, WA
They were married in Bellingham, WA on July 15, 1947
Children: Sharon D. (F) b. ?

Generation No.4. (Jakov's Family)
Father: Stejpan Ruljanovich; Mother: Mary Radisich
Bellingham, WA
Children: Vica (F) b. October 19, 1925, Bellingham, WA
Stepjan died in 1925 and Mary married George Plancich
Bellingham, WA
They were married June 2, 1928 in Bellingham, WA
Children: Mitchell (M) b. January 25, 1933, Bellingham, WA
George (M) b. September 28, 1937, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 4 (Jakov's Family)
Father: John J. Radisich; Mother: Margaret Mary Pecarich
Bellingham, WA
They were married on November 19, 1932 in Bellingham, WA
Children: John Peter (M) b. October 30, 1933, Bellingham, WA - d. January 28, 1995, Bellingham, WA
Marlene Frances (F) b. August 10, 1935, Bellingham, WA
Margaret Antoinette (F) b. February 17, 1943, Bellingham, WA
John J. came down with pancreas cancer in 1949 and he died a year later. Margaret married Gerald Mathison Rowe in 1956. He had a daughter, Barbara, by a previous marriage.

Generation No. 4. (Jakov's Family)
Father: Pete Radisich; Mother: Eva Separovich Bellingham, WA
They were married in Anacortes, WA in 1935 Children: Jakov (M) b. October 4, 1936, Bellingham, WA
Eva died of cancer in 1943 and Pete married Frances (Olsen) Smith in 1948 (approx)
Children: Patty (F) b. 1949

Generation No. 4. (Dominik's Family)
Father: Dominick Frank Mustappa; Mother: Hazel Ogle
Bellingham, WA
They were married on November 28, 1940
Children: Judith Ann (F) b. ?
James (M) b. ?

Generation No 4 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Tony Jones; Mother: Katie Mustappa
Bellingham, WA
They were married on January 20, 1943 in ?
Children: Nancy (F) b.
David (M) b.

Generation No. 4 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Nicholas Joseph Mustappa; Mother: Irene K. Moore
Bellingham, WA
They were married in Bellingham, WA on April 8, 1943
Children: Joseph (M) b. ?
Frank (M) b. ?
Mary Ellen (F) b. January 7, 1948, Bellingham, WA - d. August 19, 1999, Seattle, WA

Generation 4 (Dominik's Family)
Father: George Simon; Mother: Ann Marie Mustappa
Bellingham, WA
They were married in 1944 in Bellingham, WA
Children: George Ann (F) b. ?
Gary (M) b. ?
Gregory (M) b. ?

Generation No. 4 (Dominik's Family)
Father: ? Wagner; Mother: Sharon Rade
Bellingham, WA
Children: Dawn (F) b. ?

Generation No.5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Charles Travers; Mother; Vica Ruljanovich
They were married in 1945 in California
Children: Michael (M) b. ?
Tom (M) b. ?
Frank (M) b. ?
Charlene (M) b. ?

Generation No. 5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: George Plancich; Mother: Marcia Stanovich
Bellingham, WA
They were married in Bellingham, WA on June 21, 1961
Children: Anthony Patrick (M) b. March 17, 1963, Bellingham, WA
Christopher Paul (M) b. May 5, 1966, Bellingham, WA
Joseph Francis (M) b. December 28, 1967, Bellingham, WA
Domena Kathryn (F) b. July 24, 1975, Bellingham, WA

Generation No.5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: John Peter Radisich; Mother, Sharon Lynn Winterburn (b. February 26, 1937, Bellingham, WA) They were married in 1954 in Coure De Lane, ID Children: Kim Margaret (F) b. April 12, 1955, Bellingham, WA Kristi Antoinette, (F) b. October 28, 1956, Bellingham, WA Kelli Ann (F) b. May 20, 1958, Bellingham, WA Infant son - stillborn - April 14, 1959, Bellingham, WA Karen Rose (F) b. October 30, 1961, Bellingham, WA
Kathleen Viola (F) b. August 2, 1963, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: James William Mitzelfeldt, (May 21, 1938-April 26, 1984); Mother: Marlene Radisich They were married on July 5, 1957 in Cour De Lane, ID Children: Christopher James (M) b. March 30, 1958, Bellingham, WA Eric Sherwin (M) b. July 7, 1959, Bellingham, WA Theresa Ann (F) b. September 18, 1960, Bellingham, WA Tina Marie (F) b. March 5, 1962, Bellingham, WA Athena Louise (F) b. September 27, 1963, Bellingham, WA
Mark William (M) b. February 21, 1965, Bellingham, WA
They adopted twin daughters from El Salvadore when they were ? months old.
Christina (F) b. August 3, 1976, El Salvadore
Carlina (F) b. August 3, 1976, El Salvadore

Generation No 5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Paul LeRoy Olsen (b. September 28, 1946); Mother: Margaret Radisich
They were married in Bellingham, WA on February 17, 1961
Children: Paul LeRoy, Jr. (M) b. September 10, 1961
Stillborn infant in 1962, Bellingham, WA
John Anthony (M) b. August 1, 1963, Bellingham, WA
They divorced and she married Mark Curtis Sleasman (b. October 12, 1946) in Bellingham, WA on July 17, 1970 Children: Elizabeth Sue (F) b. March 13, 1976, Bellingham, WA Sid Curtis (M) b. February 27, 1980, Bellingham, WA William Charles (M) b. August 18, 1982

Generation No. 5 (Jakov's Family)

Father: Jakov Radisich; Mother: Patricia Ann Francisco (b. October 22, 1947)
They were married in Bellingham on September 24, 1960
Children: Christopher Scott (M) b. June 3, 1963, Bellingham, WA
Jack Peter (M) b. January 16, 1962, Bellingham, WA
Steve Michael (M) b. October 20, 1964, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 5 (Jakov's Family)
Father: ? Roberts; Mother: Patty Radisich
Children: Cheri (F) b. ?

Generation No. 5 (Dominik's Family)
Father: James Schrey; Mother: Judith Ann Mustappa
Bellingham, WA
They married on ? at ? while Jim was in the US Navy. They traveled with the Navy and eventually settled in San Diego, CA Children: Jackie (F) b. ?Jill (F) b. ?Jennifer (F) b. ?

Generation No 5 (Dominik's Family)

Father: James Mustappa; Mother: Marsha ?Children: James


Generation No. 5 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Terry Wayne Olson; Mother: Nancy Jones
Children: Mark (M) b. ?
Shannon (F) b. ?
Elizabeth (F) b. ?

Generation No. 5 (Dominik's Family)
Father: ? Narramore; Mother: George Ann Simon
Children?

Generation No. 5 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Frank Mustappa: Mother: ?
Children: ?

Generation No. 5 (Dominik's Family)
Father: Brian Mankle: Mother: Dawn Wagner
Bellingham, WA
Children: Brandon (M) b. ?
Brett (M) ?

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Anthony Plancich; Mother: Janet Den Adel (b. June 26, 1958)
Children: Melanie (F) b. June 20, 1994, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Christopher Plancich; Mother: Kristin Carlsson (b. November 24, 1964)
Children: Paige (F) b. February 20, 1995, Bellingham, WA
Cason Alexander (M) b. February 15, 1997, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Joseph Plancich; Mother: ReLinda Staehnke (b. February 16, 1965)
Children: (by her previous marriage)
Devon Martin (M) b. ?
Dillan Martin (M) b. ?
Danielle Martin (F) b. ?
Derek Martin (M) b. ?

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Eugene Paine; Mother Domena Plancich
Children: George Nicholas (M ) b. August 15, 1999, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: LeRoy Woodrich; Mother: Kim Radisich
Children: Billie (F) b. January 26, 1974, Bellingham, WA
They divorced and she married Jon Borroughs (b. January 10, 1957)
Children: Katie (F) b. November 24, 1987, Bellingham, WA
Jon Paul (M) b. September 18, 1986, Bellingham, WA


Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Clinton Craig Hawley; Mother: Kristi Hawley
Bellingham, WA
They were married on May 31, 1979 in Bellingham, WA
Children: Todd Grant (M) b. August 11, 1983, Bellingham, WA
Christina Allison Rose (F) b. August 4, 1986, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: David Bruland; Mother: Kelli Radisich
They were married on August 29, 1975
Children: Shane Ryan (M) b. February 13, 1976, Bellingham, WA
They divorced and she remarried Richard Roosma in Lynden, WA in 1982
Children: Jason Lee (M) b. February 28, 1983, Bellingham, WA
Jennifer Lynn (F) b. July 8, 1986, Bellingham, WA
They divorced and she married Ronald McDonald on ? and he legally adopted Jason and Jennifer.

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Jo Aaron Hayes; Mother: Karen Radisich
They were married on December 15, 1985 in Bellingham, WA.
Children: Jesse Clinton (M) b. April 27, 1985, Bellingham, WA
Shawn Philip (M) b. April 11, 1987, Bellingham, WA
Misty Anna Marie (F) b. October 5, 1986, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Buford Green; Mother Kathy Radisich
They were married in 1985
Children: Ronald Allen (M) b. August 13, 1986, Bellingham, WA
Mary Beth (F) b. July 6, 1987, Bellingham, WA
They divorced and she married Mike Richardson
He died and she married Richard Blake

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Christopher Mitzelfeldt; Mother: Carla Reeves
Vancouver, WA
They were married on September 28, 1979 in Orphino, WA
Children: Patricia Diane (F) b. March 18, 1981
William Lee (M) b. June 11, 1985
Elizabeth Dawn (F) b. August 5, 1985
Jennifer June (F) b. November 7, 1993

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Eric Mitzelfeldt; Mother Carol Rogers
Lynden, WA
They were married on July 5, 1985 in Arlington, WA
Children: Leah Mallory (F) b. November 17, 1986, Bellingham, WA
Jerimiah Benjamin (M) b. September 8, 1988, Bellingham, WA - d. September 26, 1992, Seattle, WA They moved to Omak, WA in 1991James William II (M) b. June 6, 1991, Omak, WA
They moved to Everson, WA in 1992
Micaela Marie (F) b. July 7, 1995, Bellingham, WA
They moved to Arlington, WA in 1997
Isaiah Benjamin (M) b. September 3, 1999, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Randy Hilton; Mother: Theresa Mitzelfeldt
They were married January 24, 1982 at Mt. Hood, OR
Children: James Eugene (M) b. July 2, 1984
Sarah Dawn (F) b. December 31, 1985

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Wolter Abbink; Mother: Tina Mitzelfeldt
Okanogan, WA
They were married in Lynden, WA on August 7, 1980
Children: Sonjia (F) b. February 13, 1982, Omak, WA
Brian Wayne (M) b. July 19, 1983, Omak, WA
Heidi Merands (F) b. March 16, 1986, Omack, WA

Generation No. 6, (Jackov's Family)
Father: Lane Weimer; Mother: Athena Mitzelfeldt
Sumas, WA
They were married in 1982 in Lynden, WA
Children: Esther Louise (F) b. January 28, 1986, Bellingham, WA
Amber Athena (F) b. July 17, 1987, Bellingham, WA
The family moved to Pierce Idaho in 1990
Andy Ace (M) b. October 29, 1992, Orphino, ID
Charity (F) b. October 24, 1994, Orphino, ID
Nathan Lane (M) b. March 13, 1996, Orphino, ID

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Mark Mitzelfeldt; Mother: Heidi Strong
Sumas, WA
They were married January 21, 1989 in Vacaville, CA
Children: Michael William (M) b. December 19, 1990, Bellingham, WA
Nikolus Cory (M) b. February 19, 1993, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Dion Clark; Mother Christina Mitzelfeldt
They were married September 16, 1994 in Honolulu, HI
Children: Tre` Dion (M) b. August 31, 1995, Bellingham, WA
Kobe Dominic (M) b. March 14, 1997, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Paul Olsen, Jr.; Mother: Carol Haggith
McMinnville, OR
They were married in Bellingham, WA on June 11, 1983
Children: Joshua James (M) b. April 23, 1985, Bellingham, WA
Amber Ruth (F) b. November 26, 1993, Portland, OR

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Derek Gladin; Mother: Elizabeth Sleasman
Bellingham, WA
Children: Kayla Dawn (F) b. July 28, 1995, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Christopher Radisich; Mother ?
Bellingham, WA
Children: Justin (M) b. July 15, 1994, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Steve Radisich; Mother Brandi Bessire
Bellingham, WA
Children: Thomas (M) b. October 20, 1993, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father: Jack Radisich; Mother: ?
Bellingham, WA
Children: Amanda (F) b. January 2, 1993, Bellingham, WA

Generation No. 6 (Jakov's Family)
Father ? ; Mother: Cheri Roberts
Maine
They have one or two children.

Generation No. 7 (Jakov's Family)
Father : ? Winbush; Mother: Billie Woodrich
Bellingham, WA
Children: Thad Shane (M) b. 1993, Bellingham, WA

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