Šimun Luka Merčep/Mercep

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Šimun Luka Mercep (Merčep)

Birthplace: Podgora, Croatia
Death: Died in Auckland, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Auckland
Immediate Family:

Son of Ivan Merčep and Perina Merčep (Letica)
Husband of Antica Mercep (Vodanović)
Father of <private> Robinson (Mercep); <private> Wright (Mercep); Ivan Mercep and <private> Juricevich (Mercep)
Brother of Antica Milica Kunac (Merčep); Perina Tavra (Merčep); Mare Rubić (Merčep); Ivka Merčep; Matija Merčep and 9 others

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About Šimun Luka Merčep/Mercep

Simun Mercep 1891-1982 is written about in "From Distant Villages by Stephen A Jelicich pp 241-244. It outlines his arrival in New Zealand and gumdigging in Aranga, Northland, to digging drains and canals on the Hauraki Plains. In 1913, he was naturalised after he bought a farm west of Pukekohe. About 1924, he moved to Taumaranui and started a fish shop and restaurant. In 1926, he married Antica Vodanovich and brought up his family of four. Throughout his life, he was public and community minded. He took up speaking and community leadership roles. This is outlined in detail by Stephen A Jelicich. He was highly respected and was made a "Justice of the Peace"

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Šimun Luka Merčep/Mercep's Timeline

October 16, 1891
Podgora, Croatia
February 22, 1930
Age 38
Taumaranui, New Zealand
August 1, 1982
Age 90
Auckland, New Zealand