FERTICH FAMILY OF CANADA
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
 
 
Seven generations only for privacy purposes
 
DESCENDANTS OF JOSEF FERTICH
 
GENERATION NO. 1 
 

      1.  Josef1 Fertich  He married Katharina Orban February 08, 1796 in Lovrin. 

 

Notes for Josef Fertich:

Josef Fertich was an early settler of Lovrin, Hungary.   Josef was first recorded in the Lovrin Catholic church records in February 1796 at his marriage with Katharina Orban.  Prior to their marriage, Josef and Katharina were both widowed from previous marriages.  Katharina was surnamed Heinbrik from her first marriage.

 

The village of Lovrin (Lowrin) was located in the Southern Banat region of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. The village was first documented in 1701 and originally settled by the Bulgarians.  In 1780 and 1784, Catholic Germans from the surrounding villages relocated to Lovrin.

 

Lovrin is currently located in western Romania near the border of Hungary and Serbia.  Lovrin is approximately 20 kilometers north of Jimbolia (Hatzfeld), Romania and approximately 120 kilometers north of Belgrade, Serbia.

     

Children of Josef Fertich and Katharina Orban are:

      2             i.     Johann2 Fertich, born November 12, 1796 in Lovrin.

      3            ii.     Katharina Fertich, born December 15, 1797 in Lovrin.

+    4           iii.     Anton Fertich, born August 06, 1800 in Lovrin.

+    5           iv.     Anna Margaretha Fertich, born July 13, 1805 in Lovrin.

 

GENERATION NO. 2 

 

      4.  Anton2 Fertich (Josef1) was born August 06, 1800 in Lovrin.  He married (1) Katharina Hartmann November 21, 1824 in Lovrin.  She was born Abt. 1810, and died January 20, 1842 in Zichydorf.  He married (2) Margaretha Sauer April 12, 1842 in Zichydorf.  She was born Abt. 1794 in Groß-St. Nikolaus.

 

Notes for Anton Fertich:

Anton Fertich was born in Lovrin and relocated to Zichydorf, Hungary sometime between 1826 and 1841.

 

The village of Zichydorf was located in the Southern Banat region of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire.   Zichydorf was officially established in 1787, named after Count Karl Zichy de Vasonkeo.  The surrounding region was previously settled in the 1690's by Catholic immigrants from Southwest Germany. 

 

Zichydorf's name went through several changes throughout the years.  It's original name, Zichydorf, was maintained from 1787 to 1867, followed by Zichyfalva from 1867 to 1918, Mariolana from 1918 to 1942 and from 1945 to the current day, the village is called Plandiste.  Plandiste, Serbia is located approximately 90 kilometers southeast of Lovrin, Romania and approximately 85 kilometers northeast of Belgrade, Serbia in the District of South Banat.

     

Children of Anton Fertich and Katharina Hartmann are:

+    6             i.     Christof3 Fertich, born April 03, 1826 in Lovrin; died April 23, 1871 in Zichydorf.

      7            ii.     Katharina Fertich, born August 24, 1841 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      5.  Anna Margaretha2 Fertich (Josef1) was born July 13, 1805 in Lovrin.  She married Jakob Damian

     

Child of Anna Fertich and Jakob Damian is:

      8             i.     Katharina3 Damian, born November 04, 1827 in Lovrin.

 

GENERATION NO. 3

 

      6.  Christof3 Fertich (Anton2, Josef1) was born April 03, 1826 in Lovrin, and died April 23, 1871 in Zichydorf.  He married Eva Seemayer.  She was born Abt. 1826 in Werschetz, and died November 21, 1882 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Christof Fertich:

Burial: April 24, 1871, Zichydorf

Occupation: Barber/Farmer

     

Children of Christof Fertich and Eva Seemayer are:

+    9             i.     Josef4 Fertich, Sr., born July 06, 1847 in Zichydorf; died January 1915 in Quantock, SK.

+    10          ii.     Klara Fertich, born February 02, 1850 in Zichydorf.

      11         iii.     Elizabeth Fertich, born March 10, 1853 in Zichydorf; died March 10, 1853 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Elizabeth Fertich:

Burial: March 12, 1853, Zichydorf

 

      12          iv.     Nikolaus Fertich, born March 10, 1853 in Zichydorf; died March 10, 1853 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Nikolaus Fertich:

Burial: March 12, 1853, Zichydorf

 

+    13          v.     Elizabeth Fertich, born June 04, 1854 in Zichydorf; died April 20, 1929 in Zichydorf.

      14          vi.     Eva Fertich, born August 21, 1856 in Zichydorf.  She married Josef Singer January 23, 1877 in Zichydorf; born Abt. 1852 in Karlsdorf.

 

More About Josef Singer:

Occupation: Shoemaker

 

      15         vii.     Nikolaus Fertich, born August 14, 1858 in Zichydorf; died August 27, 1858 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Nikolaus Fertich:

Burial: August 29, 1858, Zichydorf

 

+    16        viii.     Magdalena Fertich, born March 29, 1860 in Zichydorf.

+    17         ix.     Barbara Fertich, born December 19, 1862 in Zichydorf; died October 16, 1944 in Zichydorf.

+    18          x.     Johann Fertich, born May 25, 1865 in Zichydorf; died June 14, 1922 in Zichydorf.

      19         xi.     Michael Fertich, born May 19, 1868 in Zichydorf; died June 01, 1868 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Michael Fertich:

Burial: June 02, 1868, Zichydorf

 

GENERATION NO. 4

 

      9.  Josef4 Fertich, Sr. (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born July 06, 1847 in Zichydorf, and died January 1915 in Quantock, SK.  He married Maria Anna Maly November 05, 1871 in Zichydorf, daughter of Johann Maly and Rosalia Schwartz.  She was born March 12, 1850 in Zichydorf.

 

Notes for Josef Fertich, Sr.:

Josef Fertich, Sr. and his wife Maria Anna departed Zichydorf aboard the S.S. Ultonia from Fiume, Hungary and arrived at Ellis Island, New York, on December 5, 1904.  They traveled northwest and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with their son, Josef and his family.  Within a few years, the family relocated to the Rockglen, Saskatchewan area.

 

More About Josef Fertich, Sr.:

Burial: January 1915, Rockglen Catholic Cemetery, SK

Occupation: Barber

     

Children of Josef Fertich and Maria Maly are:

      20           i.     Katharina5 Fertich, born April 28, 1869 in Zichydorf; died October 21, 1874 in Zichydorf.

      21          ii.     Maria Fertich, born March 16, 1872 in Zichydorf; died July 26, 1872 in Zichydorf.

+    22         iii.     Josef Fertich, Jr., born September 07, 1873 in Zichydorf; died December 28, 1934 in Rockglen, SK.

+    23          iv.     Michael Fertich, born November 21, 1875 in Zichydorf; died December 15, 1922 in Zichydorf.

      24          v.     Christof Fertich, born February 07, 1878 in Zichydorf; died July 20, 1878 in Zichydorf.

      25          vi.     Maria "Mary" Fertich, born June 21, 1879 in Zichydorf; died in Rockglen, SK.  She married John Braun.

      26         vii.     Anton Fertich, born January 29, 1882 in Zichydorf; died December 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA.  He married Rosina Czak, born 1887 and had a son Anton Joseph Jack Fertich born May 08, 1911 in Winnipeg, MB and died October 18, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Notes for Anton Fertich:

Anton immigrated to Canada in 1906 and became a citizen. Then in September 1911, he left his residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba to relocate to Los Angeles, California with his wife and son.

 

      27        viii.     Barbara Fertich, born March 28, 1884 in Zichydorf; died September 16, 1924 in Zichydorf.  She married (1) Nikolaus Polinger.  She married (2) Josef Schleicher February 29, 1924 in Zichydorf; born June 03, 1871 in Zichydorf; died August 08, 1944 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Josef Schleicher:

Occupation: Farmer

 

+    28         ix.     Eva Fertich, born June 25, 1886 in Zichydorf; died September 15, 1907 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      10.  Klara4 Fertich (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born February 02, 1850 in Zichydorf.  She married Nikolaus "Aloisius" Gotsche November 24, 1868 in Zichydorf, son of Katharina Kocsi.  He was born Abt. 1844 in Moritzfeld, and died January 26, 1911 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Nikolaus "Aloisius" Gotsche:

Occupation: Barber

     

Children of Klara Fertich and Nikolaus Gotsche are:

      29           i.     Theresia5 Gotsche, born December 30, 1870 in Zichydorf; died August 12, 1872 in Zichydorf.

      30          ii.     Elisabeth Gotsche, born July 12, 1873 in Zichydorf; died November 02, 1878 in Zichydorf.

      31         iii.     Nikolaus Gotsche, born March 11, 1875 in Zichydorf; died June 08, 1875 in Zichydorf.

      32          iv.     Eva Gotsche, born March 19, 1876 in Zichydorf; died July 01, 1876 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      13.  Elizabeth4 Fertich (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born June 04, 1854 in Zichydorf, and died April 20, 1929 in Zichydorf.  She married Martin Lang January 24, 1881 in Zichydorf, son of Nikolaus Lang and Anna Podiven.  He was born May 11, 1853 in Ostern, and died July 05, 1933 in Zichydorf.

     

Children of Elizabeth Fertich and Martin Lang are:

+    33           i.     Christof5 Lang, born July 05, 1882 in Zichydorf.

+    34          ii.     Katharina Lang, born January 04, 1888 in Zichydorf; died August 20, 1972 in Gomaringen.

      35         iii.     Michael Lang, born October 25, 1895 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      16.  Magdalena4 Fertich (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born March 29, 1860 in Zichydorf.  She married (1) Johann Beer January 18, 1881 in Zichydorf, son of Heinrich Beer and Rosalia Heinermann.  He was born July 20, 1856 in Zichydorf, and died October 25, 1890 in Zichydorf.  She married (2) Jakob Schreiner October 27, 1891 in Zichydorf, son of Josef Schreiner and Ursula Rech.  He was born December 1852 in Setschanfeld.

 

More About Johann Beer:

Occupation: Day Laborer

     

Children of Magdalena Fertich and Johann Beer are:

      36           i.     Katharina5 Beer, born September 12, 1881 in Zichydorf.  She married Albert Novak October 29, 1901 in Zichydorf; born March 06, 1877 in Apfeldorf.

+    37          ii.     Eva Beer, born June 28, 1884 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      17.  Barbara4 Fertich (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born December 19, 1862 in Zichydorf, and died October 16, 1944 in Zichydorf.  She married Anton Takatsch January 13, 1887 in Zichydorf, son of Emerich Takatsch and Katharina Stari.  He was born Abt. 1862 in Neu Moldowa, and died March 14, 1944 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Anton Takatsch:

Occupation: Farmer / Day Laborer

     

Children of Barbara Fertich and Anton Takatsch are:

+    38           i.     Johann5 Takatsch, born June 22, 1888 in Karlsdorf.

      39          ii.     Anna Takatsch, born December 10, 1889 in Zichydorf; died January 05, 1894 in Zichydorf.

+    40         iii.     Magdalena Takatsch, born May 19, 1892 in Zichydorf; died Abt. 1947 in Gakowo.

      41          iv.     Katharina Takatsch, born September 15, 1894 in Zichydorf; died September 26, 1895 in Zichydorf.

      42          v.     Eva Takatsch, born April 06, 1903 in Zichydorf.  She married Michael Jakob May 27, 1927 in Zichydorf; born August 23, 1904 in Zichydorf; died November 1944 in Werschetz.

 

 

      18.  Johann4 Fertich (Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born May 25, 1865 in Zichydorf, and died June 14, 1922 in Zichydorf.  He married Katharina Wilhelm January 24, 1888 in Zichydorf, daughter of Georg Wilhelm and Theresia Krantz.  She was born December 23, 1868 in Zichydorf, and died March 16, 1945 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Johann Fertich:

Occupation: Shoemaker

     

Children of Johann Fertich and Katharina Wilhelm are:

      43           i.     Josef5 Fertich, born January 12, 1892 in Zichydorf; died March 25, 1892 in Zichydorf.

      44          ii.     Johann Fertich, born Abt. 1895 in Ürmenhaza; died July 27, 1906 in Ürmenhaza.

      45         iii.     Katharina Fertich, born Abt. 1896 in Ürmenhaza; died July 01, 1906 in Zichydorf.

+    46          iv.     Josef Fertich, born August 10, 1901 in Zichydorf; died December 12, 1937 in Zichydorf.

      47          v.     Georg Fertich, born August 30, 1903 in Zichydorf.

      48          vi.     Katharina Fertich, born May 04, 1908 in Zichydorf.

      49         vii.     Eva Fertich, born September 15, 1910 in Georgshausen.

      50        viii.     Anton Fertich, born February 08, 1912 in Zichydorf; died May 05, 1912 in Zichydorf.

 

GENERATION NO. 5

 

      22.  Josef5 Fertich, Jr. (Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born September 07, 1873 in Zichydorf, and died December 28, 1934 in Rockglen, SK.  He married Elizabeth Weissmüller June 08, 1896 in Zichydorf, daughter of Franz Weissmüller and Margaretha Untereiner.  She was born February 02, 1876 in Grabatz, and died June 25, 1954 in Rockglen, SK.

 

Notes for Josef Fertich, Jr.:

Josef Fertich, Jr. and his family decided to immigrate to North America.  Josef temporarily left his wife, Elizabeth and two young sons behind as he departed from Hungary on August 11, 1902.  He traveled aboard the S.S. Friedrich Der Grosse from Bremen, Germany and arrived at Ellis Island, New York 15 days later on August 26, 1902.

 

Josef was a barber by trade and worked in the New York area for several months while he learned English.  As a barber in Hungary, Josef was also a bonesetter, a tooth puller and bloodletter and he brought some of the instruments for these practices when he emigrated.

 

Josef then decided to relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where some of the families from Zichydorf had settled.  Shortly after, his wife, Elizabeth, and his two sons, Josef and Matt, also immigrated to Canada.  They departed from Hamburg, Germany on April 21, 1903 aboard the S.S. Adria and arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 4, 1903.  They traveled to Winnipeg to reunite the family after an approximately eight month absence.

 

The Fertich family lived in Winnipeg for a few years and their daughter Anna was born there.  They then relocated to the Rockglen, Saskatchewan area, where Josef took up a homestead as well as continued in the barber trade.  In the early days, there was no doctor in Rockglen and Josef often set broken bones or splinted them until the patient could be moved to the closest doctor in Willow Bunch.  Later, Josef owned a liquor store in Rockglen as well as continuing work on his farm.

 

More About Josef Fertich, Jr.:

Burial: Rockglen Catholic Cemetery, SK

Occupation: Barber

     

Children of Josef Fertich and Elizabeth Weissmüller are:

+    51           i.     Matthias "Matt"6 Fertich, born April 11, 1897 in Zichydorf; died June 14, 1959 in Trail, BC.

      52          ii.     Josef Fertich, born December 02, 1898 in Zichydorf; died 1907 in Winnipeg, MB.

      53         iii.     Anna "Annie" Fertich, born March 28, 1905 in Winnipeg, MB; died November 1990 in Assiniboia, SK.  She married Percival "Percy" Patterson.

 

 

      23.  Michael5 Fertich (Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born November 21, 1875 in Zichydorf, and died December 15, 1922 in Zichydorf.  He married (1) Margaretha Pistori January 30, 1900 in Zichydorf, daughter of Ignatz Pistori and Theresia Debert.  She was born April 30, 1875 in Zichydorf, and died November 22, 1902 in Zichydorf.  He married (2) Anna Wambach May 27, 1905 in Zichydorf, daughter of Matthias Wambach and Anna Burger.  She was born December 26, 1884 in Georgshausen, and died 1945 in Setschanfeld.

 

More About Michael Fertich:

Occupation: Barber

     

Children of Michael Fertich and Margaretha Pistori are:

+    54           i.     Ludwig6 Fertich, born October 25, 1897 in Zichydorf; died August 11, 1934 in Zichydorf.

+    55          ii.     Anton Fertich, born October 01, 1900 in Zichydorf; died November 1945 in Werschetz.

      56         iii.     Michael Fertich, born November 08, 1902 in Zichydorf; died November 19, 1902 in Zichydorf.

 

Notes for Michael Fertich:

Henry and his wife were killed by the Communists when they invaded their homeland.

 

     

Child of Michael Fertich and Anna Wambach is:

+    57           i.     Maria6 Fertich, born April 06, 1906 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      28.  Eva5 Fertich (Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born June 25, 1886 in Zichydorf, and died September 15, 1907 in Zichydorf.  She married Martin Hahn September 15, 1907 in Zichydorf, son of Johann Hahn and Christina Kirsch.  He was born April 25, 1881 in Temesvar.

 

Notes for Martin Hahn:

1918 St. Paul, MN; Alien Registration; Hahn, Martin; 484 Lafond, Prec 7; born Hungary 25 April 1881;

arrived NY about 20 May 1914; Street Car Cleaner; Wife in Hungary with Katy 13, Joseph 9 & Anna 5.

 

More About Martin Hahn:

Occupation: Day Laborer

     

Child of Eva Fertich and Martin Hahn is:

      58           i.     Katharina6 Hahn, born August 24, 1905 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      33.  Christof5 Lang (Elizabeth4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born July 05, 1882 in Zichydorf.  He married Elisabeth Fleischhacker April 09, 1907 in Zichydorf, daughter of Adam Fleischhacker and Anna Gablatsch.  She was born May 30, 1888 in Zichydorf.

 

Notes for Christof Lang:

Lang, Kristof; Age 27; Date of Arrival June 8, 1909; From Zichyfalva to Chicago, IL; Via: Ant/NY

Ship Kroonland; Notes: Wife Elizabeth remains in Zichyfalva; Traveling with Gyorgy Burletz; Going to Nicolaus Kesselring.

 

More About Christof Lang:

Occupation: Day Laborer

 

Notes for Elisabeth Fleischhacker:

Lang, Elisabeth; Age 22; Date of Arrival January 25, 1911; From Zichyfalva to St. Paul, MN; Via Ant/NY;  Ship Vaderland; Notes: Going to join husband Christopher Lang; Mother, Anna Fleischakker lives in Zichyfalva.

 

Lang, Elisabeth; Age 26; Date of Arrival August 15, 1915; From Zichydorf to St. Paul, MN; Via Rot/NY; Ship Rotterdam; Note: Accompanied by son, Peter 6, both born in Zichydorf; Mother, Anna Fleischbacker, lives in Zichydorf. Going to join husband Kristof Lang. Was previously in St. Paul, 1910-1914.

     

Children of Christof Lang and Elisabeth Fleischhacker are:

      59           i.     Peter6 Lang, born January 29, 1908 in Zichydorf.

      60          ii.     Eva Lang, born September 28, 1909 in Zichydorf; died May 10, 1912 in Zichydorf.

      61         iii.     Elisabeth Lang, born May 1914 in St. Paul, MN; died July 22, 1914 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      34.  Katharina5 Lang (Elizabeth4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born January 04, 1888 in Zichydorf, and died August 20, 1972 in Gomaringen.  She married (1) Peter Pillmann, son of Johann Pillmann and Anna Wosching.  He was born August 11, 1886 in Zichydorf.  She married (3) Josef Fleischhacker April 09, 1907 in Zichydorf, son of Adam Fleischhacker and Anna Gablatsch.  He was born July 20, 1883 in Zichydorf.

 

Notes for Katharina Lang:

Fleischakker, Katharina; Age 22; Date of Arrival January 25, 1911; From Zichyfalva to St. Paul, MN; Via Ant/NY; Ship Vaderland; Notes: Going to join husband Josef Fleischakker; Father Martin Lang lives in Zichyfalva.

 

More About Peter Pillmann:

Occupation: Day Laborer / Farmer

     

Child of Katharina Lang and Peter Pillmann is:

      62           i.     Johann6 Pillmann.

 

     

Child of Katharina Lang is:

      63           i.     Anton6 Lang, born January 07, 1923 in Zichydorf.

 

     

Children of Katharina Lang and Josef Fleischhacker are:

      64           i.     Katharina6 Fleischhacker, born April 12, 1909 in St. Paul, MN.  She married Michael Keck January 28, 1928 in Zichydorf; born January 24, 1905 in Zichydorf.

+    65          ii.     Josef Fleischhacker, born Aft. 1909 in St. Paul, MN.

+    66         iii.     Nikolaus Fleischhacker, born April 03, 1913 in USA.

 

 

      37.  Eva5 Beer (Magdalena4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born June 28, 1884 in Zichydorf.

     

Children of Eva Beer are:

+    67           i.     Theresia6 Beer, born December 22, 1904 in Zichydorf.

      68          ii.     Eva Beer, born June 22, 1907 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      38.  Johann5 Takatsch (Barbara4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born June 22, 1888 in Karlsdorf.  He married Magdalena Boos October 10, 1911 in Zichydorf, daughter of August Boos and Magdalena Stöber.  She was born May 11, 1890 in Zichydorf.

     

Children of Johann Takatsch and Magdalena Boos are:

      69           i.     Michael6 Takatsch, born June 04, 1912 in Georgshausen.

      70          ii.     Maria Takatsch, born February 18, 1914 in Zichydorf.

      71         iii.     Magdalena Takatsch, born August 01, 1916 in Zichydorf.

      72          iv.     Johann Takatsch, born August 05, 1919 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      40.  Magdalena5 Takatsch (Barbara4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born May 19, 1892 in Zichydorf, and died Abt. 1947 in Gakowo.  She married Jakob Fellner October 10, 1911 in Zichydorf, son of Jakob Fellner and Katharina Kaufmann.  He was born January 15, 1888 in Zichydorf, and died November 1944 in Werschetz.

 

Notes for Jakob Fellner:

Missing WWII

 

More About Jakob Fellner:

Occupation: Day Laborer

     

Children of Magdalena Takatsch and Jakob Fellner are:

      73           i.     Gertrud6 Fellner, born August 14, 1912 in Zichydorf; died September 01, 1912 in Zichydorf.

+    74          ii.     Josef Fellner, born December 02, 1913 in Zichydorf.

+    75         iii.     Katharina Fellner, born December 10, 1919 in Zichydorf; died October 15, 1970 in Schallodenbach.

 

 

      46.  Josef5 Fertich (Johann4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born August 10, 1901 in Zichydorf, and died December 12, 1937 in Zichydorf.  He married Barbara Hochländer April 18, 1927 in Zichydorf, daughter of Elisabeth Hochländer.  She was born July 17, 1907 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Josef Fertich:

Occupation: Farmer / Day Laborer

     

Children of Josef Fertich and Barbara Hochländer are:

      76           i.     Josef6 Fertich, born January 30, 1928 in Zichydorf.

      77          ii.     Johann Fertich, born August 04, 1929 in Zichydorf; died September 26, 1929 in Zichydorf.

      78         iii.     Katharina Fertich, born October 30, 1931 in Zichydorf.  She married Gottfried Eckel; born August 25, 1932 in Paasdorf.

      79          iv.     Michael Fertich, born June 05, 1934 in Zichydorf.  He married Erika Just; born May 25, 1940 in Burgenland.

      80          v.     Johann Fertich, born January 21, 1936 in Zichydorf.  He married Maria Haas; born September 02, 1939 in Burgenland.

 

GENERATION NO. 6

 

      51.  Matthias "Matt"6 Fertich (Josef5, Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born April 11, 1897 in Zichydorf, and died June 14, 1959 in Trail, BC.  He married Theresa Margaret "Tessie" Brehm January 1922 in Rouleau, SK, daughter of Michael Brehm and Kathryn Gessel.  She was born January 16, 1900 in Kmijanen, and died November 12, 1965 in Vancouver, BC.

 

Notes for Matthias "Matt" Fertich:

Matt was a hard working farmer in the Rockglen area, Saskatchewan, until the drought forced him to pursue other endeavors.  In 1938, the family moved to British Columbia.  Matt worked a short time on a dam construction site on the Kootenay River where West Kootenay Power and Light was building several large hydroelectric power generating plants.

 

Matt later got a job with CM&S and worked in their machine shop operating a lathe. He was injured by some noxious gas that damaged his throat and he worked his final years in maintenance.

 

Matt had a great sense of humor and was always joking around.  He played the accordion at a lot of dances, barn dances and parties.  He also played the piano and violin by ear.  A heart attack was what claimed Matt's life at age 62.

 

 

More About Matthias "Matt" Fertich:

Burial: June 18, 1959, Mountain View Cemetery, Rossland, BC

 

More About Theresa Margaret "Tessie" Brehm:

Burial: November 16, 1965, Mountain View Cemetery, Rossland, BC

     

Children of Matthias Fertich and Theresa Brehm are:

      81           i.     Joseph Michael "Joe"7 Fertich, born December 31, 1922 in Quantock, SK; died May 01, 2002 in Trail, BC.  He married Thelma Caritta Alexandra Wuori July 17, 1944 in Trail, BC; born September 27, 1924 in Binalto, AB; died July 08, 2004 in Trail, BC.

 

More About Joseph Michael "Joe" Fertich:

Military service: Canadian Air Force, WWII

 

      82          ii.     Francis Otto "Frank" Fertich, born February 29, 1924 in Quantock, SK.  He married Dorothy Ellen Catharine Fox May 14, 1946 in Rossland, BC; born September 03, 1927 in Rossland, BC.

 

Notes for Francis Otto "Frank" Fertich:

Frank served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II.  He was on bomber command as a mid-upper gunner, on Lancaster Squadron No.428 Ghost Squadron.  He flew between 32 to 35 operations over Germany.  He received the Distinguished Flying Medal for his heroism in shooting down an enemy aircraft.  After the war, he was on civilian street until 1954.  In 1973, he rejoined the services until he was discharged as a result of a bad accident.  He was in the fire department trade.

 

      83         iii.     Marion Margaret Fertich, born July 18, 1925 in Rockglen, SK; died November 27, 2004 in Parksville, BC.  She married Samuel "Sam" Pudleiner 1948; born July 30, 1927 in Klein Lomnitz, Czechoslovakia.

 

 

      54.  Ludwig6 Fertich (Michael5, Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born October 25, 1897 in Zichydorf, and died August 11, 1934 in Zichydorf.  He married Theresia Engler February 12, 1920 in Zichydorf, daughter of Johann Engler and Anna Zopf.  She was born September 05, 1900 in Zichydorf.

 

Notes for Ludwig Fertich:

Ludwig was a barber and a musician by trade.  He played an accordion in a band.

     

Children of Ludwig Fertich and Theresia Engler are:

      84           i.     Johann7 Fertich, born July 19, 1920 in Zichydorf; died 1999 in Germany.  He married Elfriede David; born December 29, 1925 in Essen.

 

More About Johann Fertich:

Military service: Nazi Army

 

      85          ii.     Michael Fertich, born December 19, 1921 in Zichydorf; died August 19, 1943 in Poland.

 

More About Michael Fertich:

Military service: Nazi Army.  Michael was killed by the Communists while returning home from military service in a railroad car in Poland.

 

      86         iii.     Anna-Theresia Fertich, born July 05, 1925 in Zichydorf; died December 24, 1925 in Zichydorf.

      87          iv.     Ludwig Fertich, born October 28, 1926 in Zichydorf.  He married Katrina N.N.; born May 26, 1919 in Ruma.

 

Notes for Ludwig Fertich:

Ludwig was forced to serve several years in the German Army in the Princeagain Division during World War II.  After the war was over, Russia seized control of Yugoslavia and occupied Ludwig's homeland.  The Communists expelled the Germans out of the land, including Ludwig's family.   Ludwig was forced to spend five years in a Communist prisoner camp near the Adriatic Sea in a Turkish city named Mustar, from 1944 to 1949.  In 1951, Ludwig moved to Germany.  Six months later, Ludwig and his wife, Katrina, immigrated to America.  They arrived in America on June 18, 1952 aboard the American ship, U.S.S. General Henry Taylor and settled in Canada.

 

Ludwig was told that the Fertich family was originally Catholic and lived near Ulhm, Germany and relocated to Hungary in the 1700's.

 

      88          v.     Magdalena Fertich, born January 09, 1933 in Zichydorf.  She married Smajoge Ajanic; born January 20, 1930 in Mostar.

 

 

      55.  Anton6 Fertich (Michael5, Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born October 01, 1900 in Zichydorf, and died November 1945 in Werschetz.  He married Maria Aranyos January 15, 1923 in Zichydorf.  She was born October 05, 1902 in Balintz.

 

More About Anton Fertich:

Occupation: Barber

     

Children of Anton Fertich and Maria Aranyos are:

      89           i.     Heinrich7 Fertich, born January 29, 1923 in Zichydorf.  He married Viktoria Olajos.

      90          ii.     Maria-Priscilla Fertich, born January 18, 1925 in Zichydorf; died February 20, 1925 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      57.  Maria6 Fertich (Michael5, Josef4, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born April 06, 1906 in Zichydorf.  She married (2) Josef Weiss February 17, 1927 in Georgshausen, son of Michael Weiss and Anna Engelmann.  He was born December 27, 1904 in Georgshausen, and died April 09, 1932 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Josef Weiss:

Occupation: Butcher

     

Children of Maria Fertich are:

      91           i.     Anton7 Weiss, born February 02, 1934 in Zichydorf.

      92          ii.     Theresia Fertich, born September 02, 1935 in Zichydorf.

 

     

Children of Maria Fertich and Josef Weiss are:

      93           i.     Josef7 Weiss, born June 23, 1927 in Zichydorf.

      94          ii.     Barbara Weiss, born January 03, 1929 in Zichydorf.

      95         iii.     Katharina Weiss, born January 27, 1930 in Zichydorf; died July 21, 1931 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      65.  Josef6 Fleischhacker (Katharina5 Lang, Elizabeth4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born Aft. 1909 in St. Paul, MN.  He married Barbara Brücker January 19, 1932 in Zichydorf, daughter of Wilhelm Brücker and Katharina Tussel.  She was born April 11, 1914 in Zichydorf.

 

More About Josef Fleischhacker:

Occupation: Day Laborer / Farmer

     

Children of Josef Fleischhacker and Barbara Brücker are:

      96           i.     Katharina7 Fleischhacker, born November 27, 1932 in Zichydorf.

      97          ii.     Elisabeth Fleischhacker, born May 28, 1935 in Zichydorf.

      98         iii.     Magdalena Fleischhacker, born October 19, 1937 in Zichydorf.

 

 

      66.  Nikolaus6 Fleischhacker (Katharina5 Lang, Elizabeth4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born April 03, 1913 in USA.  He married Anna Schiehsl.  She was born July 26, 1912 in Seuwersholz.

 

Notes for Nikolaus Fleischhacker:

Born in USA, resides in Germany.

     

Child of Nikolaus Fleischhacker and Anna Schiehsl is:

      99           i.     Rosa7 Fleischhacker, born August 03, 1953 in Seuwersholz.

 

 

      67.  Theresia6 Beer (Eva5, Magdalena4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born December 22, 1904 in Zichydorf.  She married Andreas Jung March 24, 1925 in Zichydorf, son of Andreas Jung and Elisabeth Just.  He was born February 22, 1902 in Zichydorf, and died November 25, 1968 in Gutenbach.

     

Children of Theresia Beer and Andreas Jung are:

      100         i.     Eva7 Jung, born August 28, 1925 in Zichydorf.  She married Matthias Schleimer June 18, 1950 in Alt-Letz; born April 05, 1922 in Deutsch-Zerne; died May 31, 1968 in Meckenbeuren.

      101        ii.     Johann Jung, born December 12, 1928 in Regina, SK.  He married Elisabeth Hornsberger June 20, 1952 in Werschetz; born September 12, 1930 in Alibunar.

 

 

      74.  Josef6 Fellner (Magdalena5 Takatsch, Barbara4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born December 02, 1913 in Zichydorf.  He married Barbara Schneider.  She was born June 17, 1921 in Laserfeld.

     

Children of Josef Fellner and Barbara Schneider are:

      102         i.     Josef7 Fellner, born December 29, 1953 in Bad Reichenhal.

      103        ii.     Helmut Fellner, born August 23, 1955 in Hechingen.

 

 

      75.  Katharina6 Fellner (Magdalena5 Takatsch, Barbara4 Fertich, Christof3, Anton2, Josef1) was born December 10, 1919 in Zichydorf, and died October 15, 1970 in Schallodenbach.  She married Josef Buda February 07, 1939 in Zichydorf, son of Johann Buda and Anna Keiner.  He was born October 22, 1913 in Zichydorf, and died October 06, 1944 in Zajecar.

 

Notes for Josef Buda:

Killed during WWII.

 

More About Josef Buda:

Cause of Death: Killed during WWII

Occupation: Farmer

     

Children of Katharina Fellner and Josef Buda are:

      104         i.     Anna7 Buda, born October 21, 1939 in Zichydorf; died February 10, 1940 in Zichydorf.

      105        ii.     Barbara-Katharina Buda, born December 03, 1940 in Zichydorf.  She married Klaus Welle July 27, 1963 in Schallodenbach; born September 08, 1938 in Schallodenbach.

 

 

PROBABLE ANCESTRY OF THE FERTICH FAMILY:
 
The Fertich family of Canada has been traced back to Josef Fertich, who married Katharina Orban in Lovrin, Hungary in February 1796.  In addition to Josef Fertich, there were only two other separate Fertich families recorded in the Lovrin Catholic Church records from 1777 to 1840.
 

The first Fertich family recorded in the Lovrin records was Johann Fertich and his wife, Susanna.  Johann was born circa 1717 and died on April 19, 1819 in Lovrin at the age of 102.  His wife, Susanna was born circa 1741 and died October 24, 1795 in Lovrin.  They had one recorded child, Eva Fertich, who was born on March 1, 1785 in Lovrin.

 

The other recorded Fertich family was Elizabeth Fertich, who married Nikolaus Ernst on November 16, 1802 in Lovrin. Nikolaus and Elizabeth had eight children born between 1803 and 1825, which were recorded in the church records. 

 

It cannot be proven with the available data, but it is the writer’s opinion that Johann Fertich is the father of Josef and that Elizabeth Fertich is the sister of Josef.   There were several considerations that led the author to reach this conclusion.
 
First, Johann Fertich was the only other male Fertich listed in the available Lovrin records.  Also, Johann was one generation older than Josef and therefore capable of being his father.
 
Johann was born circa 1717 and his wife Susanna was born around 1741.  In comparison, Josef was already widowed and remarried by 1796.  Assuming Josef was at least 20 years old at his marriage in 1796, he would have been born prior to 1776.   Susanna would have been 35 years old at most at the time of Josef’s birth, which confirms that Johann and Susanna were capable of being of sufficient age to be the parents of Josef.
 
Next, Elizabeth Fertich was married in 1802 and had her first child the following year.  In comparison, Josef Fertich was married and had his first recorded child in 1796.  Since Josef and Elizabeth were presumably of the same approximate age, the author believes that it is probable that they were siblings. 
 
It is important to note that the village of Lovrin was not inhabited by Germans until 1780 and 1784.  Therefore, Johann, Josef and Elizabeth Fertich all relocated to settle in Lovin.  In the writer’s opinion, it is unlikely that three unrelated Fertich families would all settle in Lovrin around the same time.  It is most probable that Johann relocated to Lovrin with his wife Susanna and children, which likely included Josef and Elizabeth.
 
In order to verify this conclusion, the birth records for Josef and Elizabeth would have to be obtained from the village in which they resided prior to reaching Lovrin.  Unfortunately, the marriage records for both Josef and Elizabeth Fertich, which were obtained, do not contain the names of their parents. 

Additional information regarding Johann Fertich was obtained from a publication entitled Sammelwerk donauschwäbischer Kolonisten, written by Stefan Stader.  Mr. Stader recorded the following information:  Entry 11762, Johann Fertig, born about 1717, from Bischbrunn, NW of Marktheidenfeld, Unter Franken, died 19.4.1819 in Lovrin/Banat.  Note that Mr. Stader referenced the following source for his entry: Heimatbuch der Heidegemeinde Lovrin-Lowrin im Banat, by Anton-Peter Petri.

Therefore, it is probable that the Fertich family of Canada descended from Johann Fertich, native of Bischbrunn, Bavaria, Germany.
 
Bischbrunn is located in the province of Unterfranken, in the northwestern corner of the state of Bavaria.  Bischbrunn is located only approximately 30 kilometers Northeast of Amorbach, Bavaria, which is the original region of the Fertig / Fertich / Förtig families.

REFERENCES: 

1.   Kaiser, Helmut, Otterberg, Deutschland
            Familienbuch der katholischen Gemeinde, Zichydorf im Banat, 1789 - 1945 (2002), Otterberg, 2005
 
2.   Lara, Kathy
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=zichydorf&id=I14443
 
3.   Lovrin Kirchenbuch, 1777-1840, LDS Film 858409
Filmed at: Staatsarchiv Baden Wuerttemberg Ludwigsburg; City: Lowrin; Institut Fuer Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart Kirchenbuecher, Taufen 1777-1827 Heiraten, Tote 1777-1840
Roman Catholic Church register of births, marriages and deaths for Lovrin (called Lowrin in German), Hungary, now Lovrin, Romania.
 
4.   Passenger Ship Manifests, Ellis Island, New York,
http://www.ellisisland.org
Name: Josef Fertich; Age at Arrival: 57y; Gender: M; Marital Status: M; Name: Maria Fertich; Age at Arrival: 56y; Gender: F; Marital Status: M; Ethnicity: Hungarian/German; Last Place of Residence: Zichyfalva; Date of Arrival: December 05, 1904; Ship of Travel: Ultonia; Port of Departure: Fiume; Reason: Going to join son, Josef Fertich; Manifest Line Number: 0022 and 0023
 
The Ultonia
Limited, Newcastle, England, 1898. 10,402 gross tons; 513 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  840 passengers (40 first class, 800 third class).
Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1898 and named Ultonia. Liverpool-Boston and later, Trieste-New York service. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the Irish coast on June 27, 1917.
 
Name: Josef Fertich; Age at Arrival: 29y; Gender: M; Marital Status: M; Ethnicity: Hungarian/German; Last Place of Residence: Zichyfalva; Date of Arrival: August 26, 1902; Ship of Travel: Friedrich Der Grosse; Port of Departure: Bremen; Occupation: Barber; Able to read and write; Nationality: Hungary; Last Residence: Zichyfalva; Final Destination: Brunswick; Manifest Line Number: 0002
 
The Friedrich Der Grosse
Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1896. 10,531 gross tons; 546 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 ? knots.  2,423 passengers (216 first class, 243 second class, 1,964 third class). Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1896 and named Fredrich der Grosse. Built for Bremerhaven-Suez-Australia service. Also Bremerhaven-New York and Mediterranean-New York service. Laid up US Government, in 1917 and renamed USS Huron. Used in passenger service 1919-22 for US Shipping Board. Chartered by Los Angeles Steamship Company, in 1922 and renamed City of Honolulu. Los Angeles-Honolulu service. Caught fire and abandoned; deliberatly sunk by a US Navy warship in 1922.
 
5.   Petri, Anton Peter
            Heimatbuch der Heidegemeinde Lovrin im Banat
            Heimatortsgemeinschalt Lovrin, Alttöttning, 1979
 
6.   Saskatchewan Homestead Index
            http://www.saskhomesteads.com/
            File Number             Name                Part   Section Township  Range  Meridian
            2133836                      Fertich, Joseph            NE             20            2            30            W2      
            2133838                      Fertich, Joseph            NW            20            2            30            W2
            2821837                      Fertich, Mathias            SE            4             2             30            W2      
 
7.   Schwartz, Glenn, Regina, SK, Zichydorf Village Association Coordinator
Zichydorf Church Book CDs
CDs contain digital images of the Zichydorf church books.  Images on the first two CDs were officially recorded in the archives at Bela Crkva (Weisskirchen). The images on CD3 were recorded by László Rudolf on behalf of the Zichydorf Village Association in the parish rectory at Ürmenyhaza, a Hungarian town a few miles south of Zichydorf (Serbian name not known).
 
8.    Stader, Stefan
            Sammelwerk donauschwäbischer Kolonisten, Teil II
            AKdFF, Sindelfingen, 1998
            Index to German families that colonized south-central Europe (Danube Swabians) listed in 208
            published works.
 
9.   Zichydorf Village Association
http://cefha.org/zva/zva-fp.html
 
      Hamburg Passenger Lists
http://feefhs.org/zva/zpaslst1.html
Passengers from Zichydorf Aboard the S.S. Adria; Departed from Hamburg on April 21, 1903, Arrived in Halifax on May 4, 1903; Elise Ferdich, age 27; Josef Ferdich, age 4; Mathias Ferdich, age 3. 
 
 
 
 
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