|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1890, Croatia|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1957|
Also known as Attilio Enrico Niccolini, he came to America in around 1909 reportedly on forged papers. After landing in the U.S. he headed for "St. Louis" as many of the people from his village in Croatia had done. He landed a job as a laborer in Railroad Construction, a job that eventually brought him to Akron, Ohio.
In Akron he made the acquaintance of Mara (Mary) Okich who had come to Akron from Serbia in October of 1920. They married in March of 1921 and to them four children were born: Christine. Julia. Eli, and John (aka Johnny).
Although Mara divorced him in 1929, he was never far from her orbit. There was a brief but fruitless attempt at reconciliation between them in the mid 1930s, yet at the end of his life, Mara's cooking was the only thing Nick would eat. She dutifully came weekly, from Cleveland, to bring it to him and to feed him.
He was a hard worker and a devoted father. He encouraged his daughters as well as his sons to improve themselves through education and to be good citizens. He made a home for them when their mother was absent and they in turn cared for him until the end of his life.
In spite of being a "hod carrying laborer", when he changed from his work clothes, his shoes were always polished and his hat brushed. He was a pragmatic, kind, mannerly man who came to this country for a new start and found a home he could love.
~ summarized from stories as they were told to me. No reuse without permission. Etoile of NE Ohio. May 7, 2012
Mara Okich Anich aka Lupyon (1900 - 1990)*
Christine Anich Widick (1921 - 1998)*
Julia Anich Hull (1923 - 2010)*
John Anich (1928 - 1997)*
Rose Hill Burial Park
Plot: Section 4, Lot 43A
Created by: Etoile of NE Ohio
Record added: May 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89388742