The Radetic Family in America

The Radetics in America are also descendents of Martin Piskulic (Click to see all US descendents). Martin b. 11 Nov 1850 (father Ivan) mar Cecilia Maricic b. 20 Nov 1853, they had three daughters that came to America: Elizabeth 29 October 1879, Barbara 16 November 1884, and Katarina 23 November 1886. Martin & Cecelia Piskulic had at least 3 more daughters: Maria b. 20 Dec 1876, Anka b. 26 Jul 1878, and Rozalia 27 September 1881. And, finally, after 6 daughters, they had a son Eduardo 23 September 1892.

Also,
Matij Dobric 6 Aug 1855 (Roy Dobric Snr's father) & Cecilia Maricic 20 Nov 1853 are 2nd cousins on the Umiljenovic line & Matij Dobric 6 Aug 1855 & Rozalia Radetic 7 Oct 1855 are 4th cousins on the Radetic line so Cece & Roy are 4th & 6th cousins respectively.

Martins family follows:
Barbara Dobric 4 Dec 1821- 11 Feb 1890 mar Joannes (Ivan) Piskulic 29 Mar 1809 - 13 June 1894
Had:
Maria Piskulic 14 Nov 1841
Josephus Piskulic 31 Jul 1844
Lucia Piskulic 10 Dec 1846
Frane Piskulic 4 Oct 1849
Martin Piskulic 11 Nov 1850 mar. Cicilia Maricic 20 Nov 1853
Toma Ivan Piskulic 29 Dec 1857

Martin Piskulic and Cicilia Maricic (had six girls and one son who lived but 5 months).
Had:

Maria 20 Dec 1876 - 20 Dec 1876
Anka 26 July 1878 - 3 October 1879
Elizabeta 29 October 1879
Rozalia 27 September 1881 - 24 Oct 1899
Barbara 16 November 1884
Katarina 23 November 1886 m. Daniel Radetic
Eduardo 23 September 1892 - 1 March 1893

Katarina Piskulic Radetic's grave
Bisbee, Arizona

The Radetic line descended as follows:

It seems that Radetichs did not originate in Novi. The story as it goes. Ivan RADE & his wife Margarita Dubrovich came from Kastua, they came with 3 sons & 1 daughter:
Jurai (George), Ivan, Mate & Katarina

3 sons married on 15 Oct 1722: Jurai mar Anna Piskulich (Matti); Ivan mar Katarina Petrinovich (Ivan); and, Mate mar Katarina Potocnjak (Mikula)

The daughter mar 1726 Andrij Lilan (brother of Dorotia Lilan that mar Stanko Jezich in 1714)

A brief outline:

Sinisa Radetic of Italy claims that his family heralded from the village of Radetici (located near Kastua on the map) in Istria near Rijeka.

An Historical Note
By John Paskulich

Our ancestor Ivan Rade arrived in Novi about 1710 with his family from Kastua (Castua/Kastav) 6 miles from Rijeka and about 30 miles from Novi. Within a few years he appears by the name Radetic. There are some people in the Rijeka region today named Rade but a large number of Radetic families in Istria according to the Croat phonebook. The question is, was our ancestor really Radetic and incorrectly first recorded in Novi by the priest as Rade? Radetici (present spelling) is located in central Istria about 30 miles wsw of Rijeka and according to the phonebook is populated with Radetic families.

Castua/Kastav during the early 1700s was a feudal Jesuit possession. It is my theory that Ivan Rade/Radetic came from the region around Radetici moved to Castua temporarily and then to Novi and settled. Istria was close to Venetian territory and there may have been military action between Venice and Austria at the time that encouraged them to move. Each move would have been about 30 miles, a monumental distance if moving a family, possessions and livestock through what would have been some pretty wild country in 1700. If anyone has other ideas I'd be pleased to hear them. I'm attempting to record as much as I can about our origins for my kids. A lot of it at the moment is guesswork.

Also does anyone have any theories about the origins of Piskulic, Dobric names? I have vague and probably mistaken memories of my late father saying that he thought that Piskulic originated in the Peljesac region near Dubrovnik. Also there are quite a few Piskulic in Central Croatia around Nova Gradiska in Slavonia and their relationship to Novi Piskulic families is a mystery to me. My Dobric Grandfather always reckoned they were newcomers to Novi (only 400 years ago!). Dobric is very common throughout the Balkans from Serbia through to Bulgaria although a large concentration of them are in Dalmatia. Any ideas?

Best regard

John Paskulich (Piskulic/Dobric line West Australia)


1) Ivan RADE
(changed to Radetic) b. abt 1675Kastua - 1Nov 1744Novi & his wife Margarita Dubrovic b. abt 1680Kastua - 6 Feb 1736Novi
Had:
2) Jurai Radetic 1701 Kastua - 5 Mar 1781 mar Anna Piskulic
2) Ivan Radetic 1702 Kastua - 9 Apr 1782 mar Katarina Petrinovic
2) Katarina Radetic 1705 Kastua - 26 Mar 1785 mar Andria Ivic
2) Mattij 1710 Kastua - 10 May 1749 mar Lucija Kriskovic
2) Andria 16 Sep 1711 Novi (Note the family had moved to Novi)

Ivan Radetic 1702 and Katarina Petrinovic
Had:

Toma 3 Jul 1745 & Margarita Kargacin bros Marko 25 Apr 1737 & Katarina Kabalin
Josip 16 Oct 1773 & Catharina Papich 1st cousins Anton 13 Sep 1761 & Lucia Maricich
Josephus 14 Aug 1818 & Magdalena Kriskovich 2nd cousins Marci 2 May 1785 & Margareta Veljacich
Silvester 18 Jul 1846 & Mare Jezic b. 1849 mother-in-law & 3rd cous
& 3rd cous 1 gen removed to themselves
Lucia 1 Oct 1816 & Pavao Jezich
  4th cousins Margareta Jezich 4 Oct 1849 m Silv 1846

1) Ivan RADE (changed to Radetic) & his wife Margarita Dubrovich
Had Jurai 1701 and Ivan 1702 whose descendents are related as follows:

Jurai 1701 mar Anna Piskulic bros Ivan 1702 mar. Katarina Petrinovich
Anton 9 May 1743 & Magdalena Ivic (2nd wife)1st cousinToma 3 Jul 1745 & Marg Kargacin
Georgius 19 Jun 1784 & Anna Maricich2nd cousinJosip 16 Oct 1773 & Catharina Papich
Nicolaus 7 Dec 1823 & Maria Piskulich3rd cousinsThomas 24 Mar 1798 & Maria Deranja
Anton 5 Aug 1849 & Rozalia Radetich 7 Oct 18554th cousinsJosephus 18 Jan 1829 & Maria Petrinovich
Daniel 24 Jul 1882 & Katarina Piskulich5th cousinsRozalia 7 Oct 1855
Cece 1913 & Jack Miller

2) Ivan Radetic 1702 & Katarina Petrinovic
Had:

3) Marko Radetic 25 April 1737 - 16 May 1813 mar Katarina Kabalin 9 Dec 1734 - 26 Apr 1789

Had:
4) Anton Radetic 13 September 1761 mar Lucia Maricich 23 June 1763 - 29 May 1789
Had:
5) Marci Radetic 2 may 1785 - 1 Dec 1854 mar. Margareta Veljacic 8 Apr 1789 - 5 Oct 1865
Had:
6) Antonius Nicolaus 3 December 1812 - 4 Feb 1878
6) Lucia 1 Oct 1816 mar Pavao Jezic 1820 this is the Segulja line!! Had: 7) Margareta Jezic 4 Oct 1849 mar Silvester Radetic 18 Jul 1846 (3rd cousins once removed)
6) Marcus Laurentius 10 Aug 1820 - 20 Feb 1875
6) Laurentius 9 Aug 1823
6) Anna 16 Apr 1826
6) Josephus 5 Sep 1830

3) Toma Radetic 3 July 1745 - 3 Oct 1795 & Margarita Kargacin 8 Jan 1742 - 8 Jan 1798

Had
4) Josip Radetic 16 Oct 1773 - 3 Sept 1849 & Catharina Papic 1775 Grisane - 18 Jan 1864
Had:
5) Thomas Radetic 24 Mar 1798 - 14 Apr 1877 & Maria Deranja 2 Feb 1801 - 23 Dec 1879
           Had:
           6) Josephus Radetic 18 Jan 1829 m. wife 1) Maria Petrinovic 15 Sept 1834 - 28 Mar 1859
           Had:
           7) Rozalia Radetic 7 Oct 1855 mar Anton Radetic 5 Aug 1849 (below - 4th cousins once removed)
            7) Maria 30 Sept 1858

           6) Josephus Radetic 18 Jan 1829 m. wife 2) Margarita Mudrovcic 26 Aug 1837
          Had: 10 children - 9 died as infants of which the 3 youngest died within a day of each other aged 2, 4, & 6 years. The only child to survive was a son Matthous Radetic b 22 Oct 1864.
         Andreas 29 Nov 1861 - 24 Apr 1862
         Josephus 5 Feb 1863 - 17 Mar 1864
         Matthous 22 Oct 1864 mar Juliana Cvetko 17 June 1862
         Philippina 4 May 1866 - 24 Mar 1870
         Antonius 13 June 1868 - 24 Jan 1871
         Ludovica 9 Aug 1870 - 27 Apr 1871
         Francisca 26 Dec 1872 - 1 Mar 1873
         Francisca 28 Jan 1874 - 20 May 1880
         Vjekoslava 17 June 1876 - 21 May 1880
         Matejka 20 Feb 1878 - 21 May 1880

5) Josephus Radetic 14 Aug 1818 & Magdalena Kriskovic 22 July 1818 - 6 Feb 1887
                 Had:
                 6) Silvester Radetic 18 Jul 1846 - 29 Dec 1880 mar Margareta Jezic 4 Oct 1849

2) Jurai Radetic 1701 & Anna Piskulic
Had:
3) Anton Radetic 9 May 1743 - 29 Nov 1811 mar Magdalena Ivic 1760 - 18 July 1836
Had:
4) Anna 25 May 1782 - 26 Mar 1843 mar *Josip MARICIC 16 Sept 1782 - 5 Aug 1855
4) Georgius Antonius 19 June 1784 -26 Jan 1832 mar *Anna MARICIC 8 Apr 1780 - 7 Aug 1850 *(brother & sister)
4) Fabian Jacob 18 July 1786 - 22 Nov 1850 mar. Mathoa Zoricic
9 more children born but died young


4) Georgius Antonius 19 June 1784-26 January 1832 mar. Anna Maricic 8 Apr 1780-7 August 1850
Had:
5) Nicolaus Antonius 7 December 1823 mar. Maria Piskulic(her sister Ludovica 24 August 1824 mar Martinus Sebalja, Boris's grandparents)

5) Nicolaus Antonius 7 Dec 1823 - 15 Aug 1855 & Maria Piskulic 19 July 1818 - 27 Feb 1895
Had:
6) Anna 29 Aug 1845 - 14 Oct 1848
6) Catharina 5 Sep 1847
6) Anton 5 Aug 1849 mar Rozalia Radetic (above) Had: Daniel etc. This is Cece Radetic Miller's line
6) Maria 10 Sep 1852 (maybe mar Josip Zoricic 20 Jul 1852) Had: Bogoslav etc. This is Will Reeve's line
6) Ursula 14 Oct 1855

MariaRadetic 1852.....bro & sis.....Anton Radetic 1849
Bogoslav Zoricic18791st cousinsDaniel Radetic 1882
Angelika Zoricic Reeve 19092nd cousinsCece Radetic Miller 1913
Will Reeve 19363rd cousinsMichael and Dianne Miller
or 3rd once removed to Cece

6) Anton Radetic 5 Aug 1849 mar Rozalia (maiden name also) Radetic 7 Oct 1855
Had:
7) Franica b. 3 August 1876
7) Elizabeta 19 Oct 1878 - 29 Dec 1880
7) Daniel b. 24 July 1882 m Katarina Piskulic Click Here to see the descendents of this line and other Piskulich lines in America
7) Maria b. 21 August 1884 - 23 Nov 1962
7) Maria b. 23 December 1886 d. 23 December 1886
7) Lucia (Luska) b. 9 December 1887 twin mar. Ivan Dobric 21 Sept 1887
7) Mikula b. 9 December 1887 twin d. 9 December 1887
7) Josip b. 13 August 1891


from left--Ivan and Luska Sokolic (from San Francisco visiting the Radetics at their Bisbee home before a trip to Novi),
Tony, Katarina (Piskulic) Radetic, Daniel Radetic

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
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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

Daniel b. 24 July 1882-3 February 1957 and Katarina had four children (below). Cecelia notes that her name came from one set of her grandparents, Martin and Cecelia Piskulic. A great-grandfather to the matriarchs of the American Seguljas (Marija and Ivana Mudrovcic) was a Piskulic. Point of reference--This makes Cece & your mother (Margaret Segulja Pottorff) 6th once removed & you (Michael Pottorff) & Cece 7th cousins. For years the Radetic family celebrated Daniel's birthday on August 21, the day of his daughter Kate's birth and that of his sister Maria. . .but Daniel's birthday was really July 24, 1882!!! Check out his birth certificate (check out line 20) by clicking HERE!


Cecelia, Tony, and Betty Radetic (not pictured [in either picture] is Katarina "Katy")


Tony (Anthony Martin Radetic) was born in Novi 1 January 1907-9 September 1990 and came here with his parents. He developed a career as an engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Tony had no children and never married.

Cecelia (b. 21 January 1913--17 Novembe 2003) pictured right, married Jack Miller and had Diane and Michel. Jack taught in Somerton, while Cece taught in Gadsden during the war. After the war, the family moved to Phoenix and Safford, before settling in Bisbee. Jack and Cece retired to Cottonwood, Arizona.

Cece's son Michel has no children and also lives in Cottonwood, Arizona.


Dianne Miller

Cece and Michel

Dianne married Dick Havertine and lives in Wheaton, Illinois. Dianne had two children, Mark, who is married to Linda. Jack Richard Havertine was born to Richard Mark and Linda Havertine on 2-28-03. Mark is our son (Richard and Dianne Havertine). And, a daughter, Leslie, who is married to Pat Angelillo and has a son Luke. They live in Parkridge, Illinois.

Below, view Cecelia Miller and "aunt" Johana (Mudrovcic) Segulja streamside.


Cece and Baba Johe near Parker Dam

Betty (Elizabeth Radetic Clark) b. 4 September 1915 d. 26 March 1979 became a school teacher and married another school teacher, Don Clark. They lived in Flagstaff, and later, in Cornville, near Cottonwood. They had no children.
Betty and Cecelia Radetic


Betty (Radetic) Clark, Don Clark, neice Kay Miller (Ainsworth) and Noel Miller
at neice Dianne Miller Havertine's wedding

Katarina "Katy" was also a school teacher. She was born 21 August, 1919 and died 9 May 1962. She married accountant Noel Miller (Jack's brother). They had a daughter, Kay b. 4 January 1951, that lives in Flagstaff. Kay married Ken Ainsworth, b. 5 May 1951, and they have four children: Matthew, b. 14 May 1978, Ryan, b. 22 April 1980, Dana, b. 19 December 1982, and Tyler, b. 19 November 1985.
Betty and Katy Radetic

Radetic/Piskulic/Zoricic Facts
by
Will Reeve

red additions from Novi birth records

Grandfather Bogoslav Zoricic Baptism record shows the following:
Date of Birth 23 October 1879 per Novi birth records 1879 Born Novi.
Mother Maria Radetic--Father Josip Zoricic his father Mikula. Sponsors Silvestor Radetic and Mare Radetic. (Silvester Radetic 18 July 1846 - 29 Dec 1880 (mar Mare Jezic) she was pregnant with Josip #2 when he died) Dept of Labor shows that he was 29 yrs if age born Oct 27th 1879. Sailed from Antwerp Belgium on the ship Kronland. He arrived in New York May 5th 1907. Worked as a miner in Warner, Idaho in Shoshone County, July 28th 1909.

Josip Radetich b. 14 Aug 1818 m Magdalena Kriskovic 22 July 1818
Had:
Josephus 6 Sept 1844 - 31 July 1874
Silvester Radetic 18 July
1846 - 29 Dec 1880 mar Mare Jezic b.4 Oct 1849 she was pregnant with Josip #2 when Silvester died
Had:

Bogoslav b. 20 Oct 1872
Vladimir b. 26 Dec1874
Elizabeta b. 11 Nov 1876 d. 1 Jan 1878
Josip 20 Oct 1878 (#1)- 14 June 1880
Josip 1 Mar 1881 (#2)- 1 Jan 1887


Katarina 27 Oct 1848 - 23 June 1849
Ursula 12 June 1850
Mate 21 Sept 1853 - 6 June 1874
Kaliksto 14 Oct 1857 - 19 Feb 1884 (It looks like he mar his brother Silvester's widow)
Catharina 24 Apr 1861

Josip Jakov Zoricic b. 20 July 1852 (father Mikula, mother Mare Mazuranic, grandfather Mikula Zoricic) and Maria Radetic b.
note: Maria may be:

Maria Radetic b. 10 Sep 1852 father Mikula (Jura) mth Maria Piskulic
Maria Radetic b 28 mar 1854 f. Mikula (Ivan) mth Manda Zanic
Maria Radetic b. 8 Oct f. Tom (Anton) mth Mateljka Jezic
Maria Radetic b. 30 Sep 1858 f. Joseph (Thomas) mth Maria Petrinovic

Had:
Emeriko Zoricic 30 October 1878 - 28 Nov 1878
Bogoslav Zoricic (Robert Zoric) 23 October 1879 - 4 Apr 1949
Rozalia Zoricic 11 October 1881 - 26 July 1946
Dragutin Zoricic 4 November 1883 - 26 Aug 1885
Mikula Zoricic 3 October 1885 - 22 Mar 1889

Bogoslav met his wife Barbara and daughter Angjelika 1914 and moved to Bisbee, Az. where he worked in the mines. Moved to North Bend, Oregon after the strike.

Death Record shows Bogoslav died April 4, 1949 due to Chronic Pulmonary Fibrosis caused from mining.

My Grandmother Barbara Piskulic Baptism shows date of birth 16 November 1884 born in Novi

Parents Father Martin Piskulic Mother Cicilia Maricic. Sponsors were Josip Maricic and Antonia Maricic. date of death 1965. North Bend, Oregon due to a Heart Attack.

My Mother Angjelika Baptism shows the following Born Aug 27, 1909 in Novi Father Bogoslav Zoricic and Mother Barbara Piskulic. Sponsors were Filip Nikolin Radetic and Vinko Sokolic Kapelan.

*NUMBERS IN BRACKETS DENOTE GENERATIONS


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