We appear to have a Frank Polak in my husband's family line, and perhaps a second one.Don't know if there is any relation to either of your inquiries, but we know that the family came from Bohemia and settled in Cuyahoga, OH.The tree I've been able to piece together with solid information is:
Peter Polak (b. in Bohemia) m. Katie Kues
Son: Frank Polak (b. Nov. 10, 1870 in Bohemia. d. Sep. 30, 1922 in Cuyahoga, OH). m. Ann Podyal*
*(this is where info is sketchy, as I saw records of her name being Ann, Frannie, Annie, and Fannie.There also appeared to maybe be another Frank and Annie couple who had children, so that is where there is some problems with knowing who is who!!)
However, if the above is true with Frank being married to Ann, they had at least one child:
Charles F. Polak (b. Aug. 21, 1895 in Grove City, OH, d. Oct. 10, 1941 in Cuyahoga, OH) m. Violet Knoffs (b. 1900)
If other names that I saw that seem to correlate with the same family are true, then Frank and Ann may have also had the following children:
Frank, Edward, Yaro or Jarro, Joseph, Helen, Jindrich, Henry, Mildred, and Evylyn
We have no record of any relatives from extended family.
So...back to Charles and Violet.They had:
Elaine, Russel, Wayne, and Audrey.
*Elaine (1921-1921, Cuyahoga, OH)
*Russel Sr. (b. Dec. 22, 1922 in Cuyahoga, OH, d. Oct. 1971 in Indianapolis, IN) m. Betty Knight (b. Nov. 9, 1923 in Cleveland, OH, d. May 30, 2005, in Indianapolis, IN)
*Wayne (deceased, Indianapolis, IN) m. Geraldine (lives in Indianapolis, IN)
*Audrey (b. Aug. 2, 1926, in Ohio, d. May 19, 1994, in Cuyahoga, OH) m. Donald Nowack (b. Feb. 23, 1924, in Cleveland, OH, d. Jan. 7, 2008, in Sagamore Hills, OH)
*Russel Sr. m. Betty Knight and had 3 sons:
Russel Jr., Bradley T. Polak, and Christopher K. Polak
Russel (b. Jan. 25, 1951, d. May 7, 2001) m. Kristine Poe (b. Jan. 22, 1952) and had my husband Russ III and Nicholas.Nicholas is unmarried and no children, but Russ and I have a daughter.
Bradley m. Rebecca (died 2011), adopted Daniel Polak.
Christopher (died Nov. 2000), divorced, no children.
*Wayne m. Geraldine and had:
Greg, Sandy, and Kim, all born in Indianapolis, IN.
Greg m. Aileen Judah and have children.
Sandy m. Dean Brooking and they have children.
Kim m. Dan Spiker and they have children.
I would be happy to elaborate on their names if needed!
*Audrey m. Donald Nowack and had:
Kenneth, Keith, Mark, and Cheryl, all born and raised in Cuyahoga, OH.
Kenneth m. Kathy and had children.
Keith m. Anne and had children.
We don't really know much about who their children are or how many generations there are, but a couple of the Polak cousins keep in touch occasionally.As the outsider in-law, I seem to be the only one wanting to get all the family mapped out!!