Name: Giorgio (George) L. DULCICH 1
Birth: OCT 1871 in Stari Grad/Cittavecchia, Dalmatia, Croatia
Death: 20 JUL 1904 in Dulcich Ranch, Hunter?s Valley, Mariposa Co., California
Burial: 22 JUL 1904 Bear Valley Cemetery, Mariposa Co., CA
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Change Date: 25 APR 2008
Marriage Certificate: George L., age 29 and Angie, age 27 were married 26 March 1900 in Mariposa by Superior Court Judge John M. Corcoran. It states on the certificate: "The groom was never married before, the bride had been married to and lived with Giacomo Dulcich (brother of groom) until his death some years ago."
1900 Census > California > MARIPOSA > BEAR VALLEY PCT > Series: T623 Roll: 93 Page: 277
DULCICH, GEO, head, W, M, born Oct 1871, age 28, married 1 year, born Austria, both parents born Austria. Immigrated in 1890, lived in the US for 10 years, naturalized citizen, occupation: miner, able to read, write and speak English, owns home, house not farm
DULCICH, Angeline, wife, W, F, Sept 1872, age 27, married twice, mother of 2 children, 2 still living, born Calif, both parents born Italy, able to read, write and speak English
DULCICH, James, son(step), W, M, born May 1895, age 5, single, born CA
DULCICH, Madeline, daughter(step), W, F, born May 1897, age 3, single, born CA
1900 Census: Geo. Dulcich, white male, Born Oct 1871, age 29; birthplace: Austria, naturalized citizen. Living in Township #3, Mariposa County. Enumerated with him :
DULCICH, Angelina, wife, born Sept 1872, age 27, birthplace: CA
" James, step-son, born: May 1895, age 5, born: CA
" Madeline, step-daughter, born: May 1897, age 3; born: CA
Mariposa Census 1900, page 277b, Bear Valley, enumerated June 22, dwelling number ??, family number ??.
DULCHIC, Geo. /head of house hold /white /male /dob Oct. 1871 /age 28 /married /# of years married 1 (this one not clear as to there is a second digit) /pob Austria /pob father Austria /pob mother Austria /year of emigration 1890 /# of years in US 10 /naturalization Na /miner /can read, write and speak English /owns /house
____, Angeline /wife /white /female /dob Sept.1872 /age 27 /married ?? ( double digit but can't read) /# of children 2 /children living 2 /pob Calif. /pob father Italy /pob mother Italy /can read, write and speak English
____, James /son /white /male /dob May 1895 /age 5 /single /pob Calif. /pob father Austria /pob mother Calif. /can speak English
____, Madeline /daughter /white /female /dob May 1897 /age 3 /single /pob Calif. /pob father Austria /pob mother Calif. /can speak English
Mariposa Gazette, July 23, 1904: SHOT IN SELF-DEFENSE. -
George L. Dulcich Killed by John Castagnetto.
To protect his own life, John Castagnetto fired a charge of buckshot into George L. Dulcich's head at Hunter's Valley Wednesday afternoon. Dulcich died about two hours latter.
The tragedy was the final result of long-continued and persistent attempts on the part of Dulcich to provoke trouble with Castagnetto. The two men were brothers-in-law, Dulcich having married Castagnetto's sister about six years ago. Since then Dulcich did everything possible to aggravate Castagnetto, and his threats to kill the latter were numerous. Particularly when Dulcich was drinking he was bent on taking the other man's life, and had forbade his wife from talking with her brother.
As a pretext to provoke trouble Dulcich, some time before, declared Castagnetto would again have to pay for a horse that belonged to the latter. TO prevent trouble, Mrs. Dulcich pleaded with her brother to give Dulcich twenty dollars. Castagnetto objected to paying for the horse the second time but finally gave his note for the amount. A little later he borrowed the money from his brother Dan Castagnetto, who at his request gave the money to Dulcich and got the note.
ON Tuesday and Wednesday Dulcich had been drinking, and shortly before the tragedy he told his wife that Castagnetto had not vented the horse and that he was going to get it and take it away. He rode up to the pasture but was unable to catch the animal. Coming back he passed by Castagnetto's house which was but a short distance from his own. As he rode by Castagnetto was in the yard and
Dulcich pointed a pistol at him and snapped it, but the weapon missed fire. Castagnetto ran into his house. Dulcich then went to his barn and climbed in the loft to see if Castagnetto was coming out. He then went to his house, shooting a hen in a coop as he went, and told his wife if his gun hadn't missed fired he would have killed the ------- ----------, and then added, "I will kill him if he ever steps in this yard." Dulcich asked his wife where Castagnetto went, and she told him that he went to Dan Castagnetto's barn, about one hundred yards away, thinking Dulcich would go there and allow her brother to avoid trouble by getting away without Dulcich seeing him Dulcich started toward the barn, but stopped, saying, "No, He's in the house. I hear him ; I'll kill the ------ ----------- anyway." Castagnetto heard what Dulcich said, and as he advanced toward the house with his pistol drawn, Castagnetto, who was at a window, shot him. Dulcich dropped and shortly after Castagnetto helped carry him onto the porch and washed the blood off his face. He was practically dead as soon as hit, though he continued to breathe for two hours after.
Sheriff Prouty and Coroner Bertken were notified and at once went to the scene. A coroner's jury was impaneled and John and Dan Castagnetto and Mrs Dulcich testified. Their evidence was substantially the same as above started. The verdict of the jury was that death was caused by a gunshot wound inflected by John Castagnetto in self-defense. Gerald W. Evans, Thomas Williams, William Williams, John Maschio, George Henderson and R. A. Prouty composed the jury.
That one of the men was killed is not surprising to those who knew the conditions. About two weeks before Castagnetto started that he feared something of the kind would happen, that he had always tried to avoid it, and had tried to keep out of Dulcich's way. Castagnetto has an excellent reputation as a good, peaceable citizen, while Dulcich was very quarrelsome and often had trouble with his neighbors. Some time ago he struck Castagnetto with a pistol, the weapon being discharged at the time., Castagnetto took the gun away from him. At another time he attacked Castagnetto with a rock, and at different times told many people that he would kill him. Last year his wife had him put under bonds because of his abuse of her.
Dulcich was a native of Austria, aged 32 years. Besides his wife, he leaves two children, one aged 5 years the other eighteen months.
Dulcich was buried at Bear Valley yesterday.
Transcribed from the Mariposa Co Coroner's Register. They do not give death dates, but it is my experience that a coroners inquest was held almost with in hours of the discovery of a body.
page #: 13
Name: George L Dulcich
Date of Inquest: Jul 21, 1904
Physical description male/white/32yrs old
Cause of Death: gun shot
Father: Giuseppe DULCIC b: 5 MAY 1831 in Stari Grad/Cittavecchia, Dalmatia, Croatia
Mother: Katarina SOLJAN
Angela ?Angie? Magdeline CASTAGNETTO b: 19 SEP 1872 in Castagnetto Ranch, Hunters Valley, Mariposa Co., California
26 MAR 1900
in Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California
- George L. DULCICH b: 6 JUN 1901 in Bear Valley, Mariposa Co., California
- Leonard Julian DULCICH b: 23 MAR 1903 in California
- Text: Information provided by Sharon Dulcich: DULCICH6@aol.com