|Born||April 30, 1860|
|Died||July 31, 1934 (aged 74)|
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Antonije Mašanović also spelled Anton Mazzanovich (Serbian: Антоније Машановић; Hvar, Dalmatia, then part of the Austrian Empire, 30 April 1860 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States of America, 31 July 1934)was a Montenegrin Serb author of several books about the Wild West, including "Trailing Geronimo", a popular account of the last days of the Apache chief.Mazzanovich was also a soldier and later worked as a theatre stage carpenter and mechanic in New York Citywhere he patented a few inventions.
Anton Mazzanovich was born Antonije Mašanović to a Montenegrin Serb couple living on the island of Hvar, off the coast of Dalmatia, then under the rule of Austria, in 1860.His ancestors came from Berane, according to the genealogical section of the Montenegrin Ethnic Association of Australia. 
In 1868, Antonije arrived from Austria with his parents and two brothers in New York City. Shortly after, the family settled out in the Pacific West in San Francisco. As a schoolboy, aged 11, he enlisted in the U.S. Military on 29 January 1870, according to the War Department records of the Adjutant General's Office in Washington. Mazzanovich served as a 21-year-old private soldier in the U.S. Cavalry from 1881 to 1886 during the time that they engaged in the Apache Wars. 
- Office, Library of Congress Copyright (February 1, 1927). "Catalog of Copyright Entries. New Series: 1926". Copyright Office, Library of Congress – via Google Books.
- Mazzanovich, Anton (February 1, 1926). "Trailing Geronimo, by Anton Mazzanovich ... Edited and Arranged by E.A. Brininstool ..." Gem Publishing C° – via Google Books.
- Cozzens, Peter (1 February 2001). "Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890: The struggle for Apacheria". Stackpole Books – via Google Books.
- columnist, Danny Haralson. "Did You Know: The bodies were missing". Eastern Arizona Courier.
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