Re: Schischkar(and variations)London 1870s
I am the great grandson of Lorenz Schischka who emmigrated from Bohemia in 1866 and settled in Puhoi, New Zealand.
There are many families with the Schischka name living in NZ, all descended from my great grandfather. Puhoi is a small village located about 35 miles north of Auckland, our largest city. It has retained much of its history and culture although sadly this is slowly changing with the passage of time. Apart from a few houses the only other buildings are a pub, church, town hall, very small library and convent school which is now used as a musseum, and has an adjoining building which is occupied by the Puhoi historical Society.Also has a small general store. All these buildings are now over 100 years old, built by the origanal settlers from Bohemia.
If anyone is travelling to NZ. it would be a worthwhile visit.