Croatian arrivals from Igrane or Ygrane-Alach-Anticich, Cvitanovich, and Talijanich

Croatian arrivals from Igrane or Ygrane-Alach-Anticich, Cvitanovich, and Talijanich
osarep Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:44




Igrane is a village in Croatia, around 19 km south from Makarska. It has about 420 inhabitants.[1]


At the highest point of the village is the "Kula Zale" tower - named after Ivan Anticic [Anticich], and built during the 17th century as a protection against Turks. The Pre-Romanesque church of St. Michael (Sveti Mihovil), dating from 11.century, dominates the village.  Tourism and agriculture are the main sources of income for the inhabitants.                                                               


Biloxi Cemetery-6th Addition



Andrew John Alach (1895-1959) was born at Igrane, Croatia.  He married Margaret Covich Anticich (1902-1990) circa 1932.  Margaret Covich was the widow of Blaz Anticich (1881-1929) who she had wedded in Harrison County, Mississippi on June 23, 1919.  Their child was Maria ‘Polly’ Genette Anticich (1927-1998) m. Kenneth Joseph Toups.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Circuit Court MRB 31, p. 139 and Bk. 72, p. 411)


Andrew J. Alach and Magaret Covich were the parents of:  Catherine ‘Connie’ Alach (1944) m. Andre Durel Charitat (1938-2008), the son of Jean G. Charitat (d. 1971) and Louise Barlow (1907-2001); Adri-Anna Alach (b. 1945) m. Luther A. Youngs III; and Andrew John Alach Jr. (1936-2015) m. Joan Carol Laurance.




Andrew John Alach Jr. (1936-2015)


Andrew 'Andy' John Alach, Jr., died Tuesday May 5th, 2015. Born October 16th, 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Margaret Covic Alach and Andrew John Alach Sr., Andy grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. He met his wife of 49 years, Joan Carol Laurance Alach while attending the Ray-Vogue School of Design in Chicago. He and Joan were married in Chicago January 28th, 1966, and relocated to Lakeland, Florida, in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his daughter Susan Margaret Alach, his son Andrew John Alach III, daughter in law Kathryn Alach, his sisters Adri Anna Youngs and Catherine 'Connie' Charitat, and five grandchildren, Ellen Catherine Earl, Anthony James Earl, John Cyril Earl, Andrew John Alach IV, and Phoebe Kathryn Alach. He is preceeded in death by his parents and his sister, Dr. Polly Toups. Andy will be laid to rest in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Biloxi City Cemetary at 1166 Irish Hill Drive in the Blaz Anticich family mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to Lions Club International. 



The Daily Herald, [Blaz] Anticich takes own life in New Orleans”, August 9, 1929, p. 1.


The Daily Herald, “Toups-Anticich”, August 9, 1946, p. 2.


The Sun Herald,“Andrew J. Alach Jr.”, July, 2015.


The Tampa Tribune"Polly A. Toups”, December 30, 1998, p. 7 . 

The Times-Picayune,“Permits issued for 18 new residences totaling $77,163”, July 31, 1938.

The Times-Picayune,“Charitat-Alach”, April 19, 1959.

The Times-Picayune,“Andrew J. Alach Sr.”, December 27, 1959.

The Times-Picayune,“Chariat”, February 8, 2008.



632 Howard Avenue

Grego Anticich owned this home at 314 East Howard Avenue from 



Grego Anticich

Grego Anticich (1886-1954) was born March 3, 1886 at Ygrane, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, the son of Mat Anticich and Christine Lulich.  Grego married Mary Skrmetta (1898-1947), the daughter of Nicholas Skrmetta (1855-1918) and Margaret Jakoich (1862-1947).  He expired February 9, 1954.  Mary died March 28, 1947. Veronica Anticich Cangemi (1919-1998), their daughter married Felix O. Cangemi (1912-1982) in October 1940.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Circuit Court MRB  51 , p.  385)

Captain John M Anticich (d. 1941), brother of Grego Anticich, and native of Croatia, died at NOLA in July 1941.(The Daily Herald, July 23, 1941, p. 6)


Blaz Anticich Memorial-Biloxi Cemetery


Mijo Anticich-Southern Memorial Park


Mijo Anticich

Mijo Anticich (1885-1867) was born September 28, 1885 to Joseph Anticich and Marie Morovich.


Biloxi Trading and Packing Company

The Biloxi Packing & Trading Company was incorporated in September 1920.  The organization was composed primarily of Croatian immigrant fishermen: Jake Rosetti, Vincent Rosetti, Vlocho Milion, Grego Anticich, Mary Skrmetta Anticich, Mike Kulivan, John Skrmetta, and John Mavar.  Frank Bosarge was the only non-Croatian in the company.  Of these immigrant fishermen, John Mavar would become the most successful. (The Daily Herald, September 18, 1920, p. 4)


The Biloxi Trading and Packing Company was capitalized with $25,000 in stock with a par value of $1.  Its mission was to ‘own, operate, lease factories and canneries and package vegetables, fruits, oysters, fish and shrimp.(The Daily Herald, September 18, 1920, p. 4)


The Biloxi Trading and Packing Company was located on Biloxi’s Point Cadet.  The organization acquired Lot No. 5, Lot No. 8 and a very small part of Lot No. 9 in Block No. 1 of the Summerville Addition Subdivision.       The lots was acquired from Vincent Olivari in January 1921 for $4750.  The tract was described as: bounded on the north by First Street; east by the Estate of Lazaro Lopez; south by the Gulf of Mexico; and west by the Dunbar-Dukate Company.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Land Deed Bk. 39, p. 79)


In September, Grego AnticichMary Skrmetta Anticich and Mijo Anticich incorporated the Anticich Canning and Packing Company at Biloxi.  The company evolved from the The Biloxi Packing & Trading Company which had been  incorporated on September 20, 1920 at New Orleans. From the deed records of Harrison County, Mississippi, it appears that the Anticich family took control of the Biloxi Trading & Packing Company between August 1924 and August 1925 and began operating as the Anticich Canning and Packing Company.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Chattel Deed Bk. 53, p. 571).(Harrison County, Ms. Charter Copy Book 6, p. 487)


Veronica Anticich Cangemi v. Anticich Canning and Packing Company

In late October 1954, Judge Dan M. Russell accepted the petition of Ralph Harold, Nick Mavar and Glenn L.   Swetman (1901-1994) to sell in a private sale the real estate and property of the Anticich Canning and Packing Company to John Mavar Jr., Sam Mavar and Victor Mavar.  The selling price was $70,000 and included the copyright brands-American Beauty and Silver Spray and the following vessels: Adriatic, Europa, Lillian; Lillian B., Louise, Mary, Baltic, Pacific, On Time, and Veronia.( Harrison Co., Mississippi Land Deed Bk.  387, p. 483)


The sale of the Anticich Canning and Packing Company to the Mavars was effected on November 5, 1954.( (Harrison Co., Mississippi Land Deed Bk.  and Bk.  388, p. 346)



Harrison County, Mississippi Chancery Court Case No. 34589, ‘Veronica Anticich Cangemi v. Anticich Canning and Packing Company’-1954.

The Daily Herald, The Daily Herald, “Americans from troubled Dalmatia”, March 4, 1920.

The Daily Herald, “Biloxi now has new concern”, August 28, 1920.

The Daily Herald, “The Charter of Incorporation of the Biloxi Packing & Trading Company”, September 19, 1920.

The Daily Herald, “Anticich takes life in New Orleans”, September 24, 1929.

The Daily Herald, “Officers 'Canned' by striking shrimp pickers at Biloxi”, November 15, 1932.

The Daily Herald, “New disorder in shrimp war occurs today”, October 19, 1933.

The Daily Herald, “Cangemi-Anticich”, October 17, 1940.

The Daily Herald, “$200,000 sought by Mrs. Anticich”, October 22, 1940.

The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Anticich gives testimony”, January 22, 1941.

The Daily Herald, “$50,000 damage suit is filed”, January 28, 1941.

The Daily Herald, “Anticich funeral”, July 23, 1941.

The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Mary Anticich dies in Birmingham”, March 28, 1947.

The Daily Herald, “Biloxi packer dies in auto Crash at Bay [St. Louis]”, February 9, 1954.

The Daily Herald, “Mijo Anticich”, March 22, 1967.             

The Times-Picayune, “Anticich”, March 23, 1967.




Antony Cvitanovich

Antony 'Tony' Cvitanovich (1886-1964) arrived at New York in 1906 from Ingrene, Croatia.  He came to Biloxi from Louisiana where he and his brothers, Dominic Cvitanovich  (1894-1962) m. Philomena Sercovich (1900-1985); Thomas Cvitanovich (1895-1977) m. Antonia Ragusin (1908-2001);  were in the oyster business. 

 In June 1923, Tony Cvitanovich married Mary Elizabeth Trojanovich (1894-1987), a native of Trestino, Croatia who came to Biloxi  in 1922. They were the parents of: Mary Antonia Cvitanovich (1924-1985) m. Robert F. Mahoney (1923-2005); Ann E. Cvitanovich (1927) m. LeRoy P. Clark (b. 1923); and Andrew Cvitanovich (1927-2014) m. Mary Ouida Parker (1935-1988) and Sarah Gautreaux.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Circuit Court MRB 35, p. 154; MRB 39, p. 397; MRB 133, p. 490)


Southern Seafoods

Southern Seafoods owned by Andrew Cvitanovich, president, and A.T. 'Tony' Cviatonovich (1886-1964), secretary-treasurer, leased their seafood plant on Back Bay to Joseph P. Leckich (1904-1950) and Robert A. Fayard (1915-1987) on September 8, 1947.  The small plant was situated north of Bay View Avenue and west of the Southern Shell Fish Company factory.  The lot was small and had been leased to the Cvitanovichs by the City of Biloxi and described as "being the width of Main Street", which it was very near.(Harrison Co., Mississippi Land Deed Bk.   )



Mary A. Cvitanovich [Mary Mahoney]



Dominic Cvitanovich

Dominic Cvitanovich (1894-1962) came to America and settled at New Orleans the early 1900s.  He relocated to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1919.  Dominic married Philomena Sercovich (1900-1985), a native of New Orleans.  Children: Barbara Faith Cvitanovich m. Stephen A. Lyons; Earl Cvitanovich; Darrell D. Cvitanovich; and Anthony Cvitanovich.



Dominic (sic) Cvitanovich (1893-1962), age 68 years, native of Igrane, Yugoslavia [Croatia], resident of New Orleans since 1908 and Biloxi since 1919, died at his home, 1143 East Howard Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home with 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church and burial in Biloxi Cemetery.

Mr. Cvitanovich owned and operated the Sanitary Grocery on East Howard Avenue. He and his brothers, Anthony at Biloxi, and Tom in New Orleans, also formerly operated Southern Seafood on Back Bay for twenty years. He also owned several properties, including apartments. Dominick was a member of the Slavonian Benevolvent Association, St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.

Dominick Cvitanovich was survived by Philomena Sercovich (1900-1985), his wife; a daughter, Barbara Faith Cvitanovich of Biloxi m. Stephen A. Lyons; Anthony Cvitanovich, USAF, Madison, Wisconsin; Earl Cvitanovich and Darrell Cvitanovich of Biloxi and Mississippi State Highway patrolmen; three brothers, Steve Cvitanovich, Yugoslavia, Anthony Cvitanovich, Biloxi, and Tom Cvitanovich, New Orleans; a sister, Mrs. Katie C. Pabrico, Yugoslavia; and two grandchildren.





Anthony Cvitanovich

In 1944, Captain Anthony Cvitanovich, US Army Air Force and USAF, completed flight training and received his wings at Spence Field, Georgia.  During the Korean Conflict, he was assigned to the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, 5th Air Force flying the F-51.


Thomas Cvitanovich


Thomas Cvitanovich (1895-1977) m. Antonia Ragusin (1908-2001)


Anthony  Cvitanovich

Anthony Cvitanovich married Henrietta Beaorovich (1911-1999), the daughter of Marko Beaorvich (1883-1966) and Jacobina Sekul (1881-1956).  Children: Samuel A. Cvitanovich (1927-2014) m. Mildred ‘Peachie’ Noel (1932-1990), the daughter of Herman Noel and Sadie Mae Noel.




Samuel A. Cvitanovich

Samuel  'Sam"  Amos Cvitanovich (1927-2014), age 86 years, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, died Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Sammy was a native of Biloxi, a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs and was the former owner of Henriettas Café in Ocean Springs for 52 years. His many interests were the love of his family, riding the horn and having his whiskey cocktail. He was also a longtime member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and the Slavic Benevolent Society.  


Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred "Peachie" Cvitanovich, parents, Anthony Cvitanovich and Henrietta Beaorvich Cvitanovich Bellew Savage, daughter, Mary Ann Cvitanovich and granddaughter, Alicia Ann Allen.  Survivors include two daughters, Angela Cvitanovich Vermillion and her companion, Jody Marshall Pigford, Tanya Cvitanovich Guice, three grandsons, Douglas Paul Vermillion II and fiancee, Robyn Ashley Perkett, their unborn daughter, Schella Rose Vermillion, Anthony Michael "Tony Mac" Vermillion and fiancee, Kristy Angelic Allen and Nicholas Anthony Guice, two great-grandchildren, Jessica Ann Saunders and Donald Scott Saunders, and five great-great-grandchildren, Adalee Ann Wilson, Jaxston Nash Wilson, Kaiden Scott Saunders, Jordyn Sky Saunders and Leighla Rose Brown.  


The family would like to give a special thanks to a cousin, Nadine Marie Sekul, for all of her help.  Visitation will be on Friday, March 21, from 5pm until 8pm, with a 7 pm Rosary, all at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, there will be an 11 am Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, where friends can visit one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Ocean Springs.(The Sun Herald, March 19, 2014, p. A-4)



Edward J. Lepoma, A Passion for People: The Story of Mary Mahoney and her Old French House Restaurant, (Quail Ridge Press: Brandon, Mississippi-1998).

The Baton Rouge Advocate, “Darrell D. Cvitanovich”, May 6, 2006.

The Daily Herald, “Cvitanovich-Noel”, December 19, 1949.

The Daily Herald, "Flies 72nd Mission [in Korea]", June 7, 1952.

The Daily Herald, “Grocer and former Seafood man [Dominic Cvitanovich] dies at home on Sunday”, January 29, 1962. 

The Daily Herald,

The Ocean Springs News, “Biloxi's oldest building has been restored”, October 8, 1964.

The Sun Herald, “Mrs. Philomena Cvitanovich”, October 13 1985.

The Sun Herald, “Mildred Noel Cvitanovich”, May 7, 1990.

The Sun Herald, "Angel Cvitanovich", June 2, 1997, p. C2.

The Sun Herald, “Passion chronicles life of [Mary Cvitanovich] Mahoney”, 1998.

The Sun Herald“Antonio [sic] [Ragusin] Cvitanovich”, November 13, 2001, p. A5.

The Sun Herald, “Robert F. Mahoney”, August 2005.

The Sun Herald, “Mildred Cvitanovich”, July 10, 2008.

The Sun Herald, “Samuel Amos Cvitanovich”, March 19, 2014.

The Sun Herald, “Andrew Matthew Cvitanovich”, May 5, 2014.The Times-Picayune, “Thomas Cvitanovich”, September 15, 1977.

The Times-Picayune, “”,.


Pascal F. Talijanich and Antonio Mavar

[Biloxi Cemetery-September 2012]




Pascal Fabian Talijanich (1902-1976) was born at Ygrane or Ingrane, Croatia on May 16, 1902.  His father was Baracha or Barisa Talijanich and mother, Katherine Lovic or Loverich.  Pascal married Antonia Mavar (1909-1996) on April 25, 1937 in the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Biloxi.(Harrison County, Mississippi Circuit Court MRB 47, p. 620, The Daily Herald, April 26, 1937, p. 6 and The Times-Picayune, May 2, 1937, p. 5)

1932 Arrival

Pascal F. Talijancich was greeted on the docks at New Orleans in early March 1932 by Captain Peter A. Taliancich (1889-1942) and Leopold J. Taliancich (1892-1943), his two older brothers, who had come to the Crescent City from Croatia in 1903 and 1905 respectively.  The Taliancich Brothers were associated together in the oyster shipping and produce business at NOLA.  Peter bragged that he was 'the greatest fisherman on the Coast' while Leopold was a butcher in the French Quarter.  Pascal was invited join his brothers in their enterprises and he was so optimistic of his future here that he exclaimed: "This is New Orleans.  This is heaven to me. I will make my fortune." (The Times-Picayune, March 5, 1932, p. 3)



Pascal F. Talijanich soon developed a partnership with Anthony Zanki.  Their business was the Mid-City Restaurant situated at 4139 Canal Street.  This relationship ended in March 1936 and Pascal opened the Broadview Restaurant at 1420 North Broad Street.  By June 1939, his success here allowed him to buy for $25,000 his restaurant premises and the three contiguous buildings from 1420 to 1432 North Broad.  While a resident of NOLA, Pascal was a member of the Young Men's Business Club and the Mid-City Carnival Organization.(The Times-Picayune, June 14, 1939, p. 13 and The Daily Herald, May 24, 1952, p. 4)



Pascal and Antonia relocated to Biloxi in 1947.  Here he operated the Wisbee Washerterias at 309 Porter and 1729 West Howard Avenue.(The Daily Herald, May 24, 1952, p. 4)


Slavonian Lodge

Pascal was elected president of the local Slavonian Society in May 1952.(The Daily Herald, May 24, 1952, p. 4)

European visit

Pascal returned to Igrane for the first time in 1950. In May 1950, he left for New York to board a steamship for Croatia to visit his 92 year old mother. Pascal planned to visit his Mavar in-laws, also in Croatia.(The Daily Herald, May 20, 1950, p. 3)


Pascal F. Talijanich died on May 16, 1976.  Antonia Mavar expired on February 12, 1996.  Their corporal remians were interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.



The Daily Herald,“Bridal couple weds”, September 2, 1937.

The Daily Herald,“Talijancich head Slavonian body at Biloxi”, May  24, 1952.

The Daily Herald, “Pascal F. Talijancich”, May   1976.

The Sun Herald, "Antonia Talijancich", February 14, 1996.

The Times-Picayune, "Jugoslavian, 26, see brothers in city for first time"

The Times-Picayune"Croatian Circle to be formed today", August 21, 1932.

The Times-Picayune"Mid-City Restaurant", April 1, 1936.

The Times-Picayune"Biloxi, Miss.", May 2, 1937.

The Times-Picayune"Taliancich buys store buildings on North Broad", June 14, 1939.
The Times-Picayune"Deaths [Peter A. Taliancich]", November 21, 1942.
The Times-Picayune"Deaths [Leopold J. Taliancich]", April 23, 1943.
The Times-Picayune"Flags fly together as Yugoslav seamen are honored", June 10, 1945.

Croatian arrivals from Lopud, County Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatian arrivals from Lopud, County Dubrovnik, Croatia ray Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:56



['Old' Biloxi Cemetery-Section H. Image made July 2013]


Lucas [Luka] Mozaro (1861-1910) was born at Lopud, County Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1861.  He married Annie Zelz (1864-1945), also a Croatian immigrant, possibly on Lopud.  Children: Mary A. Mozaro (1889-1956) m. Charles D. Medanich (1881-1934)Anthony M. Mozaro (1892-1971); Helena Margarite Mozara (1895-1954) m. Marco G. Glavan (188-1957); Romana Frances Mozaro (1897-1921); Annie L. Mozara (1901-1979) m. Anthony M. Kuluz (1892-1956); Herbert 'Salty' Mozaro (1902-1995); Walter J. Mozaro (1904-1957) m. Eva M. Talianicich (1912-1990);  and Volta Mozara (b. 1905).


[from Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi (1991)-p. 216, p. 233, and p. 234]

Mary Antonia Mozarra born October 12, 1889      f. Luck m. Anna

Samuel Lukas Mozara born May 28, 1892              f. Lukas   m. Annie Zitz

?sa Marguerite Mozara born February 5, 1895      f. Lukas  m. Annie Zetz

Samuel Lukas Mozara born May 28, 1892              f. Lukas   m. Annie Zitz

Helena Margarite Mazerat born April 16, 1896     f. Luke  m. Annie Zelz

Romana Gabrielle Mozara born March 24, 1899  f. Lucas   m. Annie Zitz


[from 1900 Harrison County, Mississippi Federal Census]

Mary Mozarra   born October 1889

Tony Mozarra born May 1892

Elina Mozarra born April 1896

Romana born March 1899

Mozaro Children Biographies

Mary Antonia Mozaro

Mary Antonia Mozaro (1889-1956) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on October 12, 1889.  On April 4, 1907 at Biloxi, Mississippi, she married Charles D. Medanich (1881-1934), the son of John Medanich and a native of Pula, Istria County, Croatia.  Pula is a large winemaking and shipbuilding center in the Istrian region of northern Croatia.  Charles was employed in New Orleans at the time of their nuptials.(The Biloxi Daily Herald, April 4, 1907, p. 2 and Harrison Co., Mississippi Circuit Court MRB  19, p. 51)

Charles D. Medanich was born on November 4, 1880.  He left Glascow, Scotland aboard the SS Aina and arrived at New York City on June 16, 1899.  When Charles submitted his application to become an American citizen in April 1911, he related that he lived at 3222 Oak Street in Biloxi, Mississippi and made his livelihood as a ship carpenter.  His height was given as 5 feet 2 inches.(Declaration of Intention No. 93-Southern District Court of Mississippi-April 1911)

Charles D. and AnnieM.  Medanich were the parents of: Nicholas A. Medanich (1908-1987) m. Dessa Leona Medanich (1904-1962); Margaret Medanich (b. 1912); Elizabeth Medanich (b. 1914); Charles Paul Medanich (1917-1984); Frank J. Medanich (1921-2009) m. Jean King; and John Medanich (1928-1983).

Anthony M.  Mozara

Anthony 'Tony' M. Mozaro (1892-1971) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on May 28, 1892.  He made his livelihood as a commercial fisherman and resided at 329 Pine Street on Point Cadet.  In late December 1919, The Daily Herald reported that "Tony Mozaro became violent for the third time Tuesday morning and it was necessary for [Police] Chief Bills to take charge of him until transportation can be secured to carry him to Jackson where he will receive treatment."  (The Daily Herald, December 24, 1919, p. 3)

Tony Mozaro may have been the family member that changed the spelling of the family name to Mazara' from 'Mozaro'. Tony died on October 26, 1971 in the Howard Memorial Hospital at Biloxi where he had been a patient for 36 days.  His corporal remains were interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.(The Daily Herald, October 26, 1971, p. 2)

Ella M.  Mozara

Ella Marguerite Mozaro was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on February 5, 1895.  She married Marko George Glavan (1885-1957).  Marko G. Glavan was born March 25, 1885, in Privlaka, a fishing village on the Dalmatian Coast about twelve miles northwest of Zadar, Croatia. It was from Zadar that Marco G. Glavan immigrated to America landing at New Orleans, Louisiana.  On January 20, 1915 he applied for naturalization papers at the U.S. District Court in Biloxi.  Mr. Glavan resided at 118 Jackson Street.(The Daily Herald, January 21, 1915, p. 2)

Marco and Ella M. Glavan settled at 199 Oak Street in Biloxi.  Here they reared their five children: Eurylda Glavin aka Sister Joseph Frances Glavan (1915-2002); Sylvia Rita Glavan (1918-2004); Mary Ann Glavan (1921-1997) m. John Konish; Herbert Anthony Glavan m. Toni Darlene Ellis (1944-1970); and Marco G. Glavan II (1923-1986) m. Fern McCaleb (1930-1994).(The Daily Herald, March 12, 1954, p. 12)

Annie L. Mozaro

Annie Lukrecia Mozaro (1901-1979) was born at Biloxi on October 18, 1901.  Annie married Anthony ‘Tony’ Kuluz (1892-1956) in Harrison County, Mississippi on January 30, 1922.  In 1930, Tony Kuluz and his two brothers organized the Kuluz Brothers Packing Company on Point Cadet.

Herbert Mozaro

Herbert 'Salty' Mozaro was born    1902 at Biloxi, Mississippi.  He was a lifelong Biloxi resident and fisherman.  He was well known on the Coast for playing the harmonica; for his cast net; and for drinking salt water.


Walter J. Mazara

Walter J. Mazara(1904-1957) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi December 12, 1904.  He married Eva Marie Talianicich (1912-1990) in Harrison County, Mississippi on December 19, 1939.  Children: Brenda Joyce Mazara (1941-1941); Sherry Mazara (b. 1942) m. James A. Vollmuth; and Anthony Michael Mazara (1944-1989) m. Carol Rene Porterfield m. Paul Edward Vaughn.


[Tombstone with wrong death date in 'Old' Biloxi Cemetery-Section H]

Stevono Mozaro (1862-1899) was born circa 1862.  He died in on September 6, 1899 at Biloxi, Mississippi after an illness of several months.  His funeral and internment in the Biloxi Cemetery was under the auspices of the Spanish Benevolent Association from the residence of L. Mozaro on Jackson Street.(The Biloxi Herald, September 7, 1899, p. 8)

[Biloxi Cemetery 7th Addition-Block 41-Lot 10]


John Mozarro (1883-1951) married Viola ‘Katie’ Kasovich (1893-1929) on May 13, 1912 in Harrison County, Mississippi.  Children: Mary A. Mozaro (1915-1942) m. Delbert 'Country' J. Franklin (1914-1987) and Stephen A. Mozara (1915-1998) m. Clarice Elizabeth Fountain (1918-2005).  

Mary A. Mozaro

Mary A. Mozaro (1915-1942) married Delbert J. Franklin (1914-1987) in Harrison County, Mississippi on September 20, 1935.  They were the parents of John L. Franklin (1937-1999) m. Rita Mae Krieger (19-2003) and Patricia Franklin m. Mr. Lambert.

Stephen A. Mozaro and Clarice E. Fountain

[courtesy of Ronnie Fountain-August 2013]

Stephen A. Mozaro (1915-1998) married Clarice Elizabeth Fountain (1918-2005), the daughter of Walter Fountain and Winnie Diaz Fountain, in Harrison County, Mississippi on December 26, 1937.  In 1938, Stephen and Clarice F. Mozaro relocated from Biloxi to Galveston, Texas where he was the captain of a yacht.  Here he and Clarice reared their four children: John Stephen Mozaro (1938-1938); Carol Ann Mozaro (b. 1941) m.  Mr. Case; Professor Stephen A. Mozaro Jr. (b. 1942) m. Karen M. Kovacevich (b. 1951); and Captain Ronald Gregory Mozaro (b. 1952) m. Mildred R. Simon (b. 1961).



The Biloxi Herald, “Local and Personal”, September 7, 1899.

The Biloxi Daily Herald, "A New Order", October 12, 1899.

The Biloxi Daily Herald,"Medanich-Mazzarra [sic]", April 4, 1907.

The Daily Herald, "Luca Mozarra [sic] commits suicide", May 10, 1910.

The Daily Herald, "Naturalization Papers", January 21, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Died [Romana Mozaro] Friday morning”, March 21, 1921.

The Daily Herald, “Son to Mazaros”, December 30, 1938.

The Daily Herald, "Mrs. Mozzara [sic] dies", January 22, 1945.

The Daily Herald, "Mozara death", February 19, 1951.

The Daily Herald, "Mrs. Glavan [Ella Mazaro] expires", March 12, 1954.

The Daily Herald, “Anthony M. Kuluz”, January 25, 1956.

The Daily Herald, “Walter Mozaro”, September 10, 1957.

The Daily Herald, "Marco Glavan death", December 26, 1957.

The Daily Herald, “Anthony Mazara”, October 27, 1971.

The Daily Herald, “Annie L. Kuluz”, February 13, 1979.

The Dallas Morning News, “Frank J. Medanich”, April 7, 2009.

The Dallas Morning News, “Frank J. Medaich, TCU halfback used bond career to aid students”, April 8, 2009.

The Sun Herald, "Delbert 'Country' Franklin", May 24, 1987.

The Texas City Sun,“Clarice E. Fountain Mozara”, September 17, 2005.