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Giovanni FORETICH

Male 1813 - 1875  (62 years)


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  • Name Giovanni FORETICH 
    Born 12 Aug 1813  Korcula, Dalmatia (now Croatia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Aug 1813  St. Marks the Evangelist Church, Diocese of Racusina, Korcula, Dalmatia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Jean Baptiste Foretich, John Foretich, Ivan, Ivo 
    Immigration 1843  from Korcula (in present-day Croatia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • date approximate
    Citizenship 28 Oct 1847  District Courthouse, Mississippi City, Harrison County, Miss. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Appears to have served as Confederate soldier in the same infantry as his son Jean Baptiste (aka “John”): 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company E. Rank of private.
    3rd Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861 at Enterprise, Mississippi, contained men from Hancock, Newton, Hines, Yazoo, Harrison, Copiah, Jackson, and Sunflower counties. After serving in Biloxi, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's and Featherston's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was active in various conflicts around Vicksburg. It continued to serve under General Featherston in the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee and North Carolina. This regiment totalled 572 men in February, 1863, reported 88 casualties at Peach Tree Creek, lost many at Franklin, and had only 71 present for duty in December, 1864. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels John B. Deason and Thomas A. Mellon; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel M. Dyer, Robert Eager, James B. McRae, and E.A. Peyton; and Major William H. Morgan. 
    Occupation shipbuilder; 1870 census shows “ret. grocery” 
    Died 29 Dec 1875  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wells Cemetery, Tchoutacabouffa River, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1870 census, his birthplace is given as “Italy.”
      In 1880 census, his birthplace is given as “France.”

      In the 1830s, immigrants from France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, and Switzerland began to discover the quiet waters of Back Bay. Why they came here may be never known. Most of the expatriates came through New Orleans and possibly were seeking political asylum and or the opportunity to make a fortune in a free land. Among these adventurers and dreamers were: Manuel Sanchez, Jose Santa Cruz, Francois Fountain, Henry Krohn, Bernard and Nicholas Taltavull, Joseph Abbley, Pierre Hervai (Harvey), Jules (Gilles) Saujon, Louis Boney, Stanislaus Beaugez, Antoine Bellande, Jacob Hosli, and John Baptiste Foretich.
      --from Jackson County Genealogical Society article
    Person ID I183  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2017 

    Father Vinko FORETIĆ,   b. 12 Sep 1776, Korcula, Dalmatia, Republic of Venice (now part of Croatia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1860, Korcula, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Maria CUSPILLIĆ,   b. 1777, Malta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1861, Korcula, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1802  Korčula, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eugenia CUEVAS,   b. 1823, possibly Cat Island, Mississippi (Spanish-owned) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1841  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Clotilde Marie FORETICH,   b. 19 Jan 1842, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865  (Age 22 years)
     2. Jean Baptiste FORETICH,   b. 9 Jul 1843, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1864, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Evaline FOURNIER,   b. 14 Dec 1813, Bayou La Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1849  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel FORETICH,   b. 27 Oct 1850, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1864  (Age 13 years)
     2. Elizabeth Cobline FORETICH,   b. 4 Apr 1853, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1858  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Louisa Rebecca WELLS,   b. 18 Apr 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1855  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anthony Vincenzo FORETICH,   b. 27 Apr 1856, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1945, Conroe, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Vincenzo Peter FORETICH,   b. 10 Apr 1858, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1861  (Age 3 years)
     3. Mary Juana FORETICH,   b. 11 Jan 1860, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1921, Meridian Asylum, Meridian, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. George Alexander FORETICH,   b. 23 Aug 1862, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1938, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. William Paul John FORETICH,   b. 5 Dec 1864, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1867  (Age 2 years)
     6. Isabella FORETICH,   b. 8 Sep 1867, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1869, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Joseph Stanislaus FORETICH,   b. 21 Dec 1873, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart