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The FUCICH - MARTINEZ Family Home Page

Updated February 17, 2014


Don Fucich
1921 Bonnie Street
Metairie, La. 70001
A-United States
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don.fucich@gmail.com

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UPDATE:::: February 17, 2014
Just added below a picture of John M. Fucich and Blasius Fucich final resting location. See below for more details.

Keep the family data coming.

Thanks to Kevin & Rodney,

Don

It's time to update this site, so if you have anything new, please send it to me. I will be adding data in the coming weeks.

Thanks to all,
Don

18 April 2010 SAD NEWS We just received word of the passing our Vladimir Fucich, Jr. yesterday, April 17, 2010. All we know so far is:

Vladimir Theodore Fucich, Jr., age 83 and a resident of Ponchatoula, LA, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Ponchatoula. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln DeLisle Road in Pass Christian. For more information, please call (228)586-0510.

We will post more and we know more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Don


21 Aug. 2009 Was just able to connect with the grand daughter of Edwin Fucich and Beth tells me that she will be sharing pictures of Uncle Edwin and hiw wife along with their only son, Lee Fucich, Sr. and wife. Looking forward to receiving them and posting some on this site.


2/12/2009 SAD NEWS, Our Cousin Noelie Dick Crosslin got her Angel Wings today:
Noelie Francis Crosslin, 75, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 12, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Narcisse Mark and Virgile Fucich Dick; son, James Crosslin; and sister, Rosemary Holmes.



June 2008: With the help of a new found 2nd cousin and her mother, we have been able to find out what happened to Blasius Fucich, brother of my Great Grandtather Simeone M. Fucich, Sr. For years we have seached for Blasius, aka: Blaze, but never found why he left no tracks after 1888. Sheryl told us that he was killed by a lighting bolt on May 28, 1888. She even sent us a copy of the newspaper article. Thank You Sheryl and daughter Jenelle for coming into our lives.

We will have lot more family data to post at a later date.
Don


SIMEONE M. FUCICH, SR. arrived in Louisiana or Mississippi in 1867 from Mali Losinj, Croatia where he lived with his uncle Antonio in Mississippi for two years. He and his uncle moved to New Orleans in 1869 or 1870. Brothers, Blazich, Francis, Peter, and John arrived in Louisiana sometime in the next couple of years. Simeone married Caliste Martinez in Donaldsonville, La. in August 1874. They moved to New Orleans, where he opened Fucich and Sons Seafood Shop at 530 to 532 Dumaine St. He also owned property in the Pointe-a-la-hache area. He had the Nestor Canal dug and the Fucich Bayou is named after him.
I need any and all info on Simeone, his brothers and their related families. I will be happy to share info with you. THANKS

November 21, 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana
Today, Roberta Leah Lienhard Fucich has gone to heaven to be with her husband, our father, Simeon M. Fucich, III. The two of them, I am sure, are looking down at all of us, wondering how they were able to raise all five of us and to keep their sanity. You all have a good time together, we love and miss you.




Family Photos

  • Emile Fucich 1890 - 1950 & wife Beatrice aka: Tiny (81 KB)
    I do not have a date of this picture, am also told that it is Beatrice in the picture with him. Can someone confirm? Thanks
  • Simeone M. Fucich, Sr. 1852 - 1914 (53 KB)
    This picture of Simeone M. Fucich, Sr., who came to America in 1867 at age 14 from Mali Losinj, Croatia. This picture taken about 1912, and he is in his 60's. A leader and trend setter for all of the future Fucich's.
  • Giovanni Massimo FUCICH 1857 - 1891 (3368 KB)
    AKA: John or Ivan Fucich. His final resting place is an unmarked tomb in St. Louis #2 Cemetery that was located by Rodney McKelroy, Jr. Thanks Rodney.
  • Church of the Ascension of Our Lord (171 KB)
    Simeone Anthony Fucich, father of our Simeone M. Fucich, Sr. carved 22 marble columns in Mali Losinj in 1883 for this Catholic church. They were shipped to New Oleans, then put on a barge and sent up the Mississippi river to Donaldsonville where they were unloaded across the street from the church. This is a MUST SEE.
  • Simeone M. Fucich, Jr. 1881 - 1958 (173 KB)
    This picture was taken about 1920's and he was in his 40's. A well known and respected citizen of the New Orleans, Louisiana area. He married Clemence Jaubert in New Orlenans on April 22, 1908.
  • Queen of Iris Mardi Gras in 1924 (531 KB)
    Roberta Leah Lienhard, wife of Simeon M. Fucich, III (My Mother) at age 15 was the Queen of Iris Mardi Gras. What a beauty. All of your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren miss you very much. You and Pops have fun up there.
  • Simeone M. Fucich, 111 1909 - 1974 (635 KB)
    This picture of our Father, third generation of Simeone M. Fucich in Lousisiana. It was taken when he was about 60 years of age in 1969. A Father and A Friend. We all miss you.
  • Rena & Don's Wedding in New Orleans in 1988 ! ! ! (74 KB)
    A good time was had by all, as the Fucich Family help celebrate our wedding Mardi Gras style. See if you can name everyone in the picture, if so, you did not have enough to drink.
  • Marie Caliste Martinez 1852 - 1938 Wife of Simeon (125 KB)
    IN 1856 BOTH OF CALISTE'S PARENTS DIED, SHE AND HER BROTHER FRANK WERE TAKEN IN AND RAISED AT OAK ALLEY PLANTATION BY THEIR UNCLE JOHN MARTINEZ AND HIS WIFE OLYMPE SMITH MARTINEZ WHO CALISTE CONSIDERED HER PARENTS WHICH THEY ARE LISTED ON HER DEATH CERTIFICATE.
  • Great-great grandfathers Simu A. Fucic Tomb found (221 KB)
    Cousin Sime Fucic of Mali Losinj took us to our Great-great grandfathers grave and tomb at St. Martin's Church & Cemetery in Mali Losinj, Croatia.
  • 2017 St. Phillip Street, New Orleans, La. (213 KB)
    This house, which is still standing today was the home that Simeone & Caliste purchased on December 16, 1891. Caliste continued to live in it until about 1921 when she sold it. Being a widow and no children at home, the house was way to large for her. This photo was taken in 2006 by me.
  • Our Ancestor Simu A. Fucic Tomb Stone (127 KB)
    Simu A. Fucich Tomb Stone at St. Martin's Cemetery in Mali Losinj, Croatia. Born: Nov. 12, 1825, died: Oct. 28, 1902 After a long walk on earth, he was tired. Pray for his soul to go to heaven. He was a good father to many children, and afraid of God. Had confidence in him. A good Christian and a good friend to many people.
  • *1950 *The Five Fucich Siblings Brats with Dad (484 KB)
    This picture was taken by our Mother at our Tonti Street house in New Orleans in 1950. Little brother sitting in Dad's lap was born in 1949. We will post a current picture later, if we don't all look "TOO OLD".
  • Great Aunt Delta 1877 - 1960 (100 KB)
    This is Johanna Delta Fucich who married Andrew Martin Subat.
  • This is us, the 5 Fucich Kids in 1950 and 2008. (825 KB)
    We are in the same place in both pictures, the only one missing is Dad, but he and Mom are watching over us, and making sure that we behave.
  • Vladimir Fucich 1982 - 1964 (19 KB)
    This is Vladimir Fucich, Sr. youngest child of Simeone & Caliste Fucich
  • We ate everything that did not eat us first. (460 KB)
    Crawfish boil with shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, garlic, and lots more that we will not tell you. Our Secret. No one left the table looking for more food.
  • Lambert Fucich 1888 - 1918 The baseball player. (143 KB)
    Rumor has it that Lambert played for the Boston Red Socks, but we have not been able to confirm it. He did play with several minor league teams.
  • Blasius Silvarius Aloysius FUCICH (173 KB)
    This is a photo of Blasius, aka; Blasť aka: Bozo Fucich unmarked tomb in St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans, La. Thanks to Kevin Fucich for finding it.
 

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