Here are the first Palcic “pioneers” to settle in the United States, at least as far as can be determined by the 1900 U.S. Federal Census (year of arrival in parentheses, followed by residence in 1900):
- Palchitch, Joseph (1890) Calumet, Michigan
- Palcict [sic], Ernest (1892) Manhattan, New York
- Palcic, Anton (with family) (1893) Leadville, Colorado
- Polsich, Joseph (with family) (1893) Unity, Pennsylvania
- Palcich, John (1899) Youngstown, Ohio (residing in same house with #6 and #7)
- Palcich, Ivan (1899) Youngstown, Ohio (residing in same house with #5 and #7)
- Palcich, Petro (1899) Youngstown, Ohio (residing in same house with #6 and #7)
- Palcic, John (1900) Saybrook, Ohio
Other individuals whose names are similar (these might be Palcics whose surnames were misspelled):
- Polsis, John (with family) (1882) New Florence, Pennsylvania
- Palcisco*, Joe (with family) (1888) Beccaria Township, Pennsylvania
- Paulchech, Anton (1864) New York City, New York
- Paulchick, Martin (18??) Cañon City, Colorado
- Paulicic, Barbara (1900) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Paulicish, Stephen (1899) Calumet, Michigan (possibly related to Joseph Palchitch)
- Paulisick, Mateo (1881) (with family) North Huntington, Pennsylvania
Two of the families (#1 Joseph Palchitch and #3 Anton Palcic) have descendants still living in the United States. I will share more demographic information about each individual or family as well as data from later census enumerations and immigrant arrivals in future posts.
In recent years, I have come to the tentative conclusion that there may be a connection between Palcic and Paulisich/Paulicic families, but to date I have found no direct evidence for such a connection.
*Palcisco is included here based on the declared place of birth, “Aust[ria] Slovenian [sic]”, though it could be ethnically Italian.