Interesting stuff. Had already posted info to Crotia page after getting a quick catch-up on pre-WW I Austrian Empire (did a 3 week swing through Prague, Budapest and Vienna a few years back, but didn't get into the details). Did a little further research and it looks like Nicholas might have been amongst first to try introducing viniculture:
An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California, 1890, page 622
NICHOLAS ENDICH, part owner of the Poplar Resort," two miles east of Stockton, was born near Ragusa, Austria, early in 1831, a son of Michael and Mary (Erlevich) Endich, both deceased. The father was by occupation a farmer, and both parents lived and died in their native land. The subject of this sketch went to sea at the age of sixteen in a vessel engaged chiefly in the trade between Ragusa and Bristol. After three years in that line he spent six months in Bristol, England, and then sailed from that port for America. He arrived in San Francisco in October, 1850, and went to mining near Sonora, where he spent the first winter.. He afterward mined two or three months on Feather river, and in August, 1851, he began mining in Amador County, near Jackson, where he remained until 1854, engaged in that pursuit. He then
bought 160 acres in partnership, and went to farming. He planted a vineyard and some 700 peach trees, only.to find, after seven years, that vine-growing was not profitable in that region. In 1862 he lost his peach orchard by the great flood, and the necessaries of life sold at famine prices-sugar, $1 per pound; bread, $1.25, and everything else proportionately dear. Mr. Endich sold out his interests in that district on February 23, 1864, and moved to this city. Meanwhile he had been married here, July 19, 1863, to Miss Pauline Vizelich, also a native of Ragusa, and a daughter of Stephen and Lucy Vizelich. She had come to California direct from Ragusa, leaving that port on March 25, and reaching San Francisco June 30, 1860, where she spent nearly a year. In May, 1861, her brother Nicholas bought a place in this city, and she came here also. Soon after their marriage Mr. Endich bought the square in this city on which he still resides, the portion not taken in with the home and out-buildings being planted to fruit trees. In 1867 he bought the square immediately south, but sold it in 1869. In 1875 he bought about fifteen acres two Miles east of the city on the Copperopolis road, which he retained and cultivated twelve years. In 1887 he sold ten acres, retaining the remainder, on part of which is situated the "Poplar Resort," in which he is still interested. Mr. and Mrs. Endich lost one child in infancy and have three living, all born in this city-Mary Agnes, born September 14, 1864, was married September 11, 1884, to Nicholas P. Chagal, of this city; Nellie Cecilia, born October 5, 1868, received a liberal education, is an accomplished musician and an artist of marked ability; Nicholas Francis, born March 28, 1871, was educated in the public schools and in the Business College of this city. He was engaged with his brother-in-law, N. P. Chagal, from September, 1887, to September, 1889, and has since been with his father in charge of the " Poplar Resort." The whole family are members of the Roman Catholic Church.
For Endich surname: 1930 Census, CA, San Joaquin indicate a Nicholas, 58, Antonette, 39, Edward, 16 and Anne, 15. Stockton High School yearbook shows an Eddie graduating in 1930, a Jane in June 1931