Obiteljski grb obitelji Ježic iz 1791. s pridjevkom "Jessich von Gesseneck

HISTORY OF JEZIC, NOBILITY OF JASENICE
Austrian document: Jezic of Gesseneck

This material was gathered by Charles Jezick, furnished by Dr. Herve Jezic of Spain, and translated from the prevailing dialect by Father Ignatius, who just happened to be ministering to the large Croatian community in East Helena Montana, where Charles met him. Charles's research was rather circuitous, beginning when he responded to a Dow Chemical advertisement, featuring two-time Olympian Pusko Jezic. Another Jezic, Dragan Jezic also responded to the ad and was put in contact with Charles, via Pusko. Dragan, who escaped from Yugoslavia in 1956 with the help of his cousin Herve, had Herve (who emigrated to/became a Belgian citizen, living his final years in Spain) forward the research his father (Nicholas) had completed to Charles. To view the advertisement that provided the big break in reconstructing this branch of our family tree, click here.

This was such a nice story, but Charles Jezick Jr. (Chuck) recounts that it was he, and not his father who made the initial discovery, adding yet another step into the recreation/discovery of this tree:

Mike:
My dad knew Dragan for several years before I found the ad for Pusco and had the parents contact him. I tell people that Pusco is the relative that I found on TV. I had to work the Saturday that the 1988 Winter Olympic's opening ceremonies were on so I taped it and when I was watching it that evening is when I found it.

Chuck

Gaspar Jezic, 1527
Delegate to Assembly held in Cetine (to select Ferdinand as King)

1) Antun Jezic, 1661 died 15 May 1730
Had:

2) Stanko Jezic, 1685 - 8 Aug 1760 mar on 26 Nov 1714 Dorotia Lilan 1692 - 1 Sep 1755
Had:
Anton Stanko, Priest 13 Dec 1714 - 28 Oct 1793
Ivan 1716 - 6 Feb 1791
Mikula Ambroz 6 Dec 1718 - 17 Oct 1727
Mandalena 20 Jul 1722 - 10 July 1763
Jelena 6 Apr 1724
Stanislav 21 Aug 1727
Jakov, Priest (Jesuit) 25 Jul 1728 - 1 May 1801
3) Josip 16 May 1731 mar. on 21 Nov 1751 Brigita Tolljan 6 Oct 1732 - 8 Oct 1803 (dt of Lovre & Margarita) (Boris Sebalja's mother descends from this line)
To view Silvija's line, also descending from this branch, Click here.
3) Toma 20 Dec 1732 - 5 June 1789 mar on 18 May 1755 Lucija Tolljan 6 Jul 1734 - 8 May 1812 (dt of Ivan & Mandalena)

Note: Ivan (1716-1791) was the father of the Bishop of Senj. Ivan (John) the Baptist, served as Bishop for many years. He was also known as a noted author. (Lynette) His full name was Karl Kristofor Ivan Osip Jezic b. 4 Nov 1746 bap. 4 Jan 1747 d. 6 May 1833.

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the Bishop of Senj--by Karmen Antic, Gauteng, South Africa

Ivan Jezic was the Serysko Modruski or Krbarski bishop. He was born Karlo Kristofor Ivan Osip Jezic but used Ivan, born on 4 Nov 1746, died 6 May 1833. He finished gymnasium in Rijeka and studied philosophy and theology in Grac, Austria.

In 1773, he became the canonical priest in Novi Vinodolski, and in 1783 he became the archbiship of Madruski. From 1789 until 1833, he was the archbishop of Mudruski.

Sometimes he lived in Senj and sometimes in Novi. He was accused of being friendly with the French who, during this time, were occupying the Primorje (the coast). The Marshal Marmont would come visit him in Novi. When the French left, he had to go to Vienna to the Empress Theresa to confess his innocence. Bishop Jezic's crest, courtesy of Dragan Jezic.

The gymnasium at Senj was attended by his great, great, great, grand nephew Petar Segulja, as evinced by Petar's 1897-98 report cart.

His congregation praised him everytime he came from a journey and they greeted him with singing with sopile (pipes) and wearing the traditional dress. To show his appreciation, he would send the whole town a huge barrel (mastel) of wine from his wine cellar

In those days, Latin was spoken and sung in churches, but Bishop Ivan continued using native old Croatian in churches and printed books in Cakavski (primorje accent) which was against the law. This made him very famous and enabled the primative Croatian (coastal) to speak and understand the spoken word in mother language.

He died in 1833 and was mummified and placed in a tomb in the Novi Vinidolski church.

He left all of his belongings and money to the Novi Vinidolski school and he left enough money to the school for priests for two scholarships a year and the money lasted until WWI.

note by Lynette: Ivan Baptist Jezic, bishop of Senj & Modrus built the so called "Biskupija" building on "Precirkva" - the square in front of the cathedral of SS. Philip & Jacob. For a long time it was used as bishop's palace & today it is a residential building owned by the Mrzljak family. The front of the house is decorated with a sun dial. (book published in 1989).
I (Karmen) have a dinner plate 200 years old, belonging to him and an old crucifix made of silver and wood that stayed in the family. He was known as "Pop Safta."

note: two additional plates are in the collection of Mary and Laurie Cooper.
My, my, these plates are turning up everywhere--it seems that Zeljka got one from Luzaria and that there might even be one left in Novi with my name on it

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3) Toma Jezic b. 20 December 1732 - 5 June 1789 m. Lucija Tolljan, 6 July 1734 - May 8, 1812
Had:
Paskal Anton 18 Apr 1756 - 16 Dec 1756
4) Stanislav Anton Martin b. 13 Nov 1757-13 October 1815, Merchant, Consul to France and Genoa (Italy) in Senj. (note: Stanislav ANTON Martin called himself Anton in marriage documents, childrens' birth and death records
Francisco Ivan 9 Mar 1761 - 17 Jun 1763
Stanko Mikula 17 Nov 1763 - 4 Mar 1806
Dorotia 18 Dec 1766 - May 1802
Magdalena Ursula 25 Sep 1769 23 Jan 1810
Toma Valentino 10 Feb 1772 - 4 Aug 1825


4) Stanislav Anton Martin b. 13 Nov 1757- 13 October 1815 mar on 22 Nov 1778 #1 wife Jellena Coric b.21 Mar 1757 THEN #2 wife mar on 11 May 1780 Catharina Marija Paladin b. 15 August 1763 d. Nov 1826 (note when he married Catharina he was noted to be an udovac which is a widower)
Had:
Ivan Anton Leopold b. 14 November 1781 d. 28 Mar 1785
Thomas Stephanus 21 August 1784 - 7 Feb 1830 (Government Official)
Lucia b. 23 October 1786 d. 22 December 1793
Dorothea Francisca (Dorka) b. 14 June 1789 mar on 24 November 1811 Johannes (Ivan) Sokolic
Maria Paulina b. 14 January 1792 d. 30 January 1793
Maria Elisabetha b. 2 November 1793 d. 6 November 1793
Franciscus Lucas 13 Oct 1794 - 15 Oct 1794
5) Pavao Franciscus b. 2 April 1796 d. 9 August 1849
Franciscus Andreas b. 20 November 1798 d. 26 January 1880 (Captain in Navy)
Antonius b. 15 January 1802 d. 17 January 1802
Vincentia b. 21 January 1803 d. 25 January 1803
Ursula b.22 Oct 1804 - 29 Aug 1806 (Lynette found these 8 more children that died young)


5) Pavao (Paul) Jezic b. 2 Apr 1796 d. 9 Aug 1849 courtesy of Mica Segulja, mar on 26 Nov 1815 Catharina Kriskovich b. 13 Mar 1791 d. 29 July 1836 (her father was Paulo Kriskovich mth Catharina Kabalin
Had:
Anton Timothy b. 24 Jan 1818 - 26 Dec 1877 married twice
6) Pavlus b. 10 June 1820 - 26 December 1897
6) Josephus b. 6 Sep 1823 - 19 Nov 1901 mar. Clara Piskulich (Herve comes from their son Franje)
Petrus b. 3 July 1827 - 1848
Catharina b. 30 Jan 1832
Rajmundus b. 31 Aug 1835 - 23 Sep 1836

My Great Great Grandfather Pavao's (b. 1820) younger brother Josip (b. 1823) had a son Franko/Franje b.1856. Franko's son is Nikola b. 1888. Nickola's son is Hrvoje (Herve)(b. 1914). Herve's son is Nicholas (b. 1944) Nicholas is married to Colette. Nicholas's son is Herve Jr (b. 1962) and Nicolas lives near Paris France. Herve Jr's daughter is Audrey (b. 1988). courtesy of Chuck Jezick.

6) Pavlus/Pavao Jezic b. 10 June 1820 d 26 Dec 1897 mar. on 12 Jan 1841 Lucia Radetic b. 1 Oct 1816 d. 14 June 1914 Novi
Had:
Paulus born 2 Nov 1843
Josephus born 11 Nov 1845 d 27 Jan 1846
Catharina born 10 Aug 1847 mar Andreas Coric 13 August 1846
Margarita/Mare Jezic b. 4 October 1849 mar Silvester Radetic b. 18 July 1846 d. 29 December 1880 (It looks like she then married Silvesters brother Kaliksto Radetich 14 Oct 1857 - 19 Feb 1884)
7) Franko Franko Joseph born 29 July 1852, d. 14 August 1916--use this link to find Jezics and Merzlocks in America
Ivan born 18 Nov 1854 mar. Anka Potocnjak (8 children)
Maria 31 Oct 1857 - 3 Aug 1924 mar Roko Ivan Segulja. this is where the Segulja line enters.
Josephus born 25 Oct 1859 d 22 Oct 1943
7) Adalbertus/Adalbert 4 Apr 1863 mar Maria Dobric (Dragan Jezic descends from here)
Major contributions here by Lynette Sebalja - found Ivan, Josip & Adalbert

7) Franko Joseph Jezic b. 29 July 1852 Novi d. 14 Aug 1916, Helena, Montana mar Marija Kabalin b. 29 Jan 1856 Novi d. 2 Feb 1926 Montana
Had:
Lucia Margaret Jezick b. 27 Sep 1877 Novi d. 2 Aug 1961 Helena mar. on 11 May 1897 Joseph Merzlock b. 17 Nov 1872 in Novi d. 26 Apr 1937 Helena, Montana
See Frank Jezick's barn in Montana Frank's Barn
Courtesy of Montana Historical
Society Press copyright 2011 8) Charles (Slavko) b. 8 Nov 1879 Novi - 17 Aug 1944 Helena
Edward A./Eduardo b. 11 Oct 1881 Novi - 6 Sept 1920 Helena
Frank Joseph Jr. /Franko b. 23 Sept 1886 Novi - 2 May 1957 Kalispell, Montana
Mary Margaret b. 19 July 1888 Helena - 2 May 1972, Havre, Montana
Joseph Albert b. 28 April 1890 Helena - 18 June 1892 Helena
Phillip Jacob F. b. 2 May 1892 Helena - 21 Jan 1963 Helena
Michael James A. b. 23 Sept 1893 Helena - 21 Jan 1921 Helena
Anna Elizabeth b. 7 Dec 1894 Helena - 21 June 1900 Helena
John Paul b. 15 April 1897 Helena - 19 Mar 1955 Denver, Colorado
Raymond William b. 20 Oct 1898 Helena - 15 Nov 1968 Helena

8) Charles b. 8 Nov 1879 "Slavko" Novi d. 17 Aug 1944 Helena, Montana mar on 17 June 1913 Julia Ruth Harrington 14 Mar 1882 - 24 Feb 1960
Had:
9) Charles Edward b. 9 June 1922 (the adopted child of Charles John Louis) d. April 16, 2003

9) Charles Edward b. 9 June 1922 (the adopted child of Charles John Louis) mar. Janet Curry b. 8 June 1923
Had:
Donna b. 25 November 1943
Judith b. 26 September 1945
10) Charles John (Chuck) b. 2 November 1947
Teresa b. 5 December 1949

Chuck is single--see Chuck (who filled in many blanks for the last 150+ years) below

Judee married Sid Woodbury
Zack was born to Judy and Sid.

This is Zack, below


*NUMBERS IN BRACKETS DENOTE GENERATIONS


at left View Durdica Kriskovic--related closest to the USA lines through Jezic, along with (Mike's) girlfriend Cece, mother Margaret Segulja Pottorff, and Novi Historian, Krsto Zoricic. Durdica is the curator of the museum in Novi Vinodolski.

This is how Mike and his Jezic cousins and second cousins on the Segulja side are related to Durdica.
Pavao Jezich&Catharina Kriskovich
Joseph 1823brothersPavlus 1820
Mikula 18501st cousinsMaria 1857sis-broFranco 1852brosAdalbert 1863
Vladko 18842nd cousinsPetar Segulja 18841st cousLucia 1877sis-broSlavko
(Charles) 1879
1st cousMaria 1907sis-broIvan Boniface
Anton 1893
brosJosip Adalbert
1899
Juraj 19353rd cousinsMargaret 19242nd cousJohn Luke
1904
1st cousCharles 19222nd cousMira Krpan 19311st cousAdalbert 19251st cousMilan 1949
Durdica Kriskovic
1958
4th cousinsMichael Pottorff
1947
3rd cousJohn Luke
JR. 1944
2nd cousCharles
(Chuck) 1947
3rd cousZlatan Justic 19632nd cousRobert2nd cousJosip 1988


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