Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Anthony Francetic





Anthony “Tony” Francetic was born on February 23, 1893; his parents were Louis and Antonia Katanac Francetic. He married Julia Marohnic on May 16, 1916. Julia was born September 7, 1894 in Yugoslavia.


Anthony and Julia's children were:

  1. Edward Francetic born August 3, 1916

  2. Anna J. Francetic was born March 1, 1918. She married George Demeulemester on November 25, 1939. Anna passed away on November 19, 2005.

  3. Charles F. Francetic. He married Almeda Clark

  4. Mildred Francetic was born July 2, 1921 and died July 4, 1921.

  5. James L. Francetic.

  6. Joseph A. Francetic was born September 28, 1924 in Lakefield Township. He married Louise M. Kuchek. Joseph passed away on December 17, 1991.

  7. John Donald Francetic. He married a lady named Yvonne A.

  8. Alice E. Francetic. She married Clarence Gorney on October 14, 1954.

  9. Thomas Francetic was born June 17, 1930. He married Marion Spindler on May 14, 1955. He passed away on February 20, 2012.

  10. George L. Francetic was born May 24, 1932 in Lakefield Township. He married Mary Prenzler. George passed away on September 30, 1980.

  11. Rudy Francetic. He married Florence.

  12. William Richard Francetic was born March 4, 1937. He married Nancy Martin. William passed away on February 20, 1996.


In 1920 and 1930 Anthony, Julia and their family were living in Lakefield Township.


By 1939, Anthony, Julia and their family moved to a farm which was located in Gratiot County on VanBuren Road with a Merrill, Michigan address.


Anthony passed away September 15, 1959 and Julia on September 28, 1964. They are both buried in the St. Andrew Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.




SOURCES: 1920, 1930 Lakefield Township United States Census; Anthony Francetic WWII draft registration; Anthony, Julia, Thomas, George, Joseph, William Francetic and Anna Demeulemester's obituaries;

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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