I have seen this name and heard this name in connection with Wisniewski:
Searching for contact with anyone related to Wisniewski's from Wielowies, Bydgoczs, Poland. John Wisniewski and Eleanor
Nowak were married on 13 February 1893 at St. Stanislaus Church; 106 Cherry Street; Shamokin, PA. Witnesses were: John
George Kierkilo and John Galiszewski.
Parents of the man: Andreco and Wostise Visniskie; Parents of the woman: Martin and Stanislava Novac;
Jon came to America (per oral tradition) through Hobokin, NJ..unable to verify..he is not in PA in 1880 census..1890 burned
and he is in Cudahy, WI by 1900 with his children.
Jon escaped his duties in the German Army-Light Cavalry by hitting his superior over the head and fleeing with his two sisters
to Gdansk, then boarding a boat to America. They first settled in Northumberland County, PA where Jon worked in a colliery
in'/ear Shamokin-Brady area. Antoinette Wisniewski married Theodore Shubert they resided in Erie, PA. Palacia (Pelegia)
Wisniewski married a Lozinski don't know what happened to this line. Any contacts or suggetions are welcome:
I am related to a Martin Nowak/Novak/Nowoc who lived in PA in 1880's
(possibly before). He was married 4-5 times. Two of his wives were:
Cashmere and Stanislava. They are said to have arrived or lived first in
Hobokin, New Jersey--this is family history or tradition only.
Flodystawa Croplewski married a John Nowak dating to 1890. Marriage
record reads: Man's Name: John Nowak, aged 24, born in Prussia,
Residence: Luzerne County, PA
Occupation: Miner; Parents: Martin and Cashmere Nowak; Woman's Name:
Flodystawa Croplewski, aged 21 years, born in Prussia, Residence:
Occupation: None Parents: Julius and Antonina Croplewski.
Martin's first wife, lived in Poland, there were no children. With
his second wife--I don't know her name--there were 9 children.
The oldest was Stanley-- Stanley had a son William (Wyciak)--eventually they
moved to Dunkirk, NY where Stanley lived with his wife and 3 or 4 children, and
he lived next door to his som William until death. Will had two children: Alton and
Olga (mother of Alton and Olga died of TB while the children were infants. Belle
was the housekeeper who finally married William, and helped raise Alton and Olga.
Alton worked for the railroad and may still be alive. Olga married and was some
kind of government dignitary...may also still be alive.
Then there was a John: Married in Shamokin, but lived in Luzerne County in 1890's.
John Nowak's father (Martin) and his second wife came to live with John Nowak
and Frances right after they were married in 1894. and lived on 13th Street.
Frances didn't like it and got her way to have them leave.
A Professor John Nowak is listed on page 695 of the "Historical Reference Book of
Erie County" Excerpted from that book:
John Nowak, teacher of the advanced class of boys in the Polish school, corner of
12th and Wallace Streets, Erie PA, was born in Germany April 17, 1869 and is the
son of Albert and Lena Nowak. Mr. and Mrs. Nowak came to America in 1870,
locating in Dunkirk, New York., where he worked as a laborer. Mrs. Nowak died
in Dunkirk August 5, 1887, aged 34 years. There were seven children born to this
union, but John is the only one living. He received his education in the public schools
of Dunkirk and in St. Mary's parochial school, and after teaching one year in that
city came to Erie in 1888 and accepted his present position soon after the school
was founded, and has since acted as head teacher. The school was founded in
1886 by Father Ignasiak and was taught by him two years when Mr. Nowak took
Mr. Nowak was married August 8, 1894 to Frances (Ignasiak), sister of Reverend
Father Ignasiak and now resides near the school at 509 East 13th Street. He owns
his own comfortable home and is a man of energy and ability with a bright future
before him. He is organist at the Polish Catholic Church and director of the choir; is
a member of the C.M.B.A., and C.B.L. and Polish Roman Catholic Church. He is
a notary public, steamship agent, real estate and loan agent. In politics he is a
and Andrew--I know nothing of him, where he went, where he lived, who he
married or where he died.
a Mrs. Josephine (Mary) "John Hilkoske came to America in 1881 and settled in
colorado where he was engaged in coal mining for nine years. In 1890 he came to
Ottertail County, where he purchased 200 acres of land in Ottertail Township,
bordering on the Ottertail Lake.
"John Hilkoske was married at the age of 36 to Josephine Novack, who was also a
native of Germany. To Mr. and Mrs. Hilkoske have been born the following
childen: Andrew, Benjamin, Mary, John Catherine, Clara, Rose, Paul, Sylvester,
and Albert. Mr. and Mrs. Hilkoske and family are members of the St. Lawrence
Catholic Church at Rush Lake.
"The following children of Mr. and Mrs. Hilkoske are married and have homes of
Andrew married Mary Kopell and lives in Becker County, MN
Rose married to H.D. Wendte and they are residents of Ottertail County
John is married to Olga Hollemquist, and they have established a home in Williston,
" John Hilkoske purchased his farm in this County for the most part as nature had left
it and has improved it to its present state. The house was built in the year 1890 by
John McNellis, of St. Paul, the other buildings and improvements have been placed
by Mr. Hikoske. The old Plat of Ottertail city was near the present farm. At one
time this town had bright prospects to be a thriving city and business center, but the
railroad that was to have gone through the town changed its course and passed
through the town of Perham. When Mr. Hilkoske settled on his farm many indians
were in evidence.
"Mr. and Mrs. Hilkoske have retired from the active duties of the farm, but the high
standard of efficient farming has been maintained through the efforts of their sons,
Paul, Sylvester and Albert, with their sister Catherine to look after the household
Hilkowski/Hilkoske (they go by the name of Hills now--that is the
a Mrs.Agnes Czaplewski--don't know where they lived or died.
a Mrs.Perl Kujath-According to 1920 Census for Cudahy, John Kujat and Charles
Kujat are listed as nephews living in the household of Jon Wisniewski at 106
Barnard Avenue, Cudahy, Wisconsin. One is aged 27--making him born about
1893, and the other is aged 29--making him born about 1891. Take a look
at the SSDI under Kujat in MI...just started working on this line...
a son who remained in Poland after the rest of the family emigrated to America (I
don't know his name)
and Eleanora (Nowak-Wisniewski). The ship that my family came
to America in landed in Hoboken, NJ. Eleanor was pushed fom one family
to another. She lived with Stanley for a while (but not in Dunkirk). His wife was so
cruel to her that she finally got a job helping a Myshak family in Brady, PA in their
lunchroom and boarding place for the miners in the Mt. Carmel, Enterprise, Brady
coal mines where she met John Wisniewski. (These little villages were suburbs of
From the Certificate of Marriage; St. Stanislaus Church; 106 Cherry Street;
Certifies that John Wisniewski and Eleanor Nowak were married on 13 February
1893 according to the Roman Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of
the State of Pennsylvania.
Rev. Constantinus Marszatowicz was the official
Witnesses were: John George Kierkilo and John Galiszewski.
Copy of a legal document from Northumberland County states, " Personally
appeared before me, the clerk of the Orphan's Court of said County, Jon Visniskie
and Elen Novoc..Age of Man: 25 years, born Prussia, Poland; Residence Coal
Township, PA/occupation: miner; Age of Woman: 21 years, born Prussia Poland;
Residence Coal Township, PA/occupation: domestic
Parents of the man: Andreco and Wostise Visniskie
Parents of the woman: Martin and Stanislava Novac
on the 20 January 1893. Married in Shamokin, PA: February 13, 1893.
Eleanor Nowak married Jon Wisniewski in Shamokin, PA...then moved to
Cudahy, WI. In the 1900 census their are two nephews listed as living
with him...both Kujat's and likely sons of Perl Kujat. Jon Wisniewski
was born in Poznan.
Any clues appreciated, thank you.