Peter Kontak b. 1854 West Prussia
Peter Paul Kontak, also known as Konteck and Kontek, was born in West Prussia, Germany 18 Jan 1854 with parents Johann Konteck and Victoria Pradzinska, according to extracted catholic church records. We believe the town to be Klein Konarczyn, just south west of Danzig. He married Anna Zirra, (b. Sept 1850 according to census information.)
Some of his children list the PLACE they came from as Knoze Germany. I am not sure where that is and if it is a village, province, or what. They were also too little to remember and some of the information they list has been incorrect, or unknown to them.
Peter and Anna had 6 childrn:
Pauline Mary b. 23 Oct 1879Never married
John T. (or JON) b. mar 1882Never Married
Stephan John b. 23 Dec 1885 m. Julia Pearl DeForrest 1926
Frank John b. 10 Apr 1884m. Mary Smith 18 Sept 1918
Magdalena Mary b. 5 May 1878 m. Fred Grostic 8 May 1901
Paul P. b. Nov 1889Never Married
All were born in Germany except for Paul, who was born after the family migrated to the US, and then to Michigan in May of 1888. They arrived on the 12th, on The Bohemia ship in the port of New York. And settled in Livingston and Ingham Counties in Michigan.