The content on this Web site originally appeared in a family-tree book compiled by Maggie Hilgart in 1995.

Acknowledgements & Apologies

This book is a compilation of information from many sources, many people. To all of you who completed the family data sheets and sent pictures, thank you!

Special thanks to Aunt Alice Rosandich for supplying the information on the past generations. Aunt Alice and her mother Ruth Schmidt had done quite a bit of genealogical research a few years back and were able to trace the family on both the Rosandich and Mazar side back to the mid-1700’s! Quite a bit of the information they acquired came from Grandpa Steve’s brother John who periodically traveled back to Croatia to visit the family. Some of the information is disputable. The years dim memories and the duplication of names makes things confusing, so please keep this in mind if you see an error.

Thanks to Uncle Louis Rosandick for supplying Steve & Katherine’s wedding picture on the cover. Uncle Louis also shared information from his recent visit to Croatia. Thanks too, to my mom, Amanda Gliniecki for pointing me in the right direction when I was confused on some of the data.

My sincere apologies for any information that is incorrectly listed. Please be assured that I have tried to be accurate. Much of my work was done before 6:00 am and after 10:00 pm and no matter how much I’ve proofread, there seems to always be one more error. So for errors I haven’t yet found, I apologize.

July 1995

Notes from Maggie

You will see many variations of names in this book. The name Rosandich is spelled Rosandic in Croatia. It appears in Social Security Records as Rosandic, Rosandick and Rosandich. You’ve probably noticed that the older branches of the family spell the name with an H and the younger ones spell it with a K. I have used the Rosandic spelling for past generations and whatever spelling you are using for your branch.

The name Mazar is also spelled Mazaar in some places.

The further back we go, the less reliable the data is on dates. Please keep in mind that these are not written in stone but as accurate as we can determine with information we have.

The cover of this book is from a negative I had made of Steve and Katherine’s wedding picture. If you would like a copy of the wedding picture, I would be more than happy to share the negative with you. Contact me for the details.

The genealogy in this book was entered into a computer program called “Family Tree Maker for Windows”. If you would like a copy of the data on disk, I would be happy to share it with you. Contact me for more information.

If you would like a personalized ancestor or descendant chart for yourself or your children, I can very easily do it since the information is already in the computer. The charts that have printed list only the direct descendants of Steve and Katherine. If you have a ‘blended’ family and would like a chart containing all you ‘steps’ I can print one for you. Just contact me.

Information on Croatia, immigration and the history of the railroad when Steve was working on it, was taken from “Encarta 95”. For further reading you may check out “Croatia,” “Immigration” and “Railroad Labor Organizations,” Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright® 1994 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright® 1994 Funk & Wagnall’s Corporation.

Maggie Hilgart
June 1995

Site Notes from Christine

The Rosandich Family Web site is a recreation of the family-tree book compiled by Maggie Hilgart in 1995.  I have done my best to bring in as much of the content as possible in order to share with as many people as possible.  I hope you all enjoy this site and learn about our family history.

If you see an error or something that needs to be updated, do not hesitate to contact me.  I want this site to be as up-to-date as possible.

God bless.

Christine Bartell
Steve’s Great-Granddaughter, Ann’s Granddaughter
Fayetteville, Ark.
August 2013