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Woytek Gandyra and Anna Halama Family


Our farthest reaching known Gandyra ancestor is Woytek Gandyra, who was born about 1773 in  Schalkowitz, Schlesien, Opole, Poland. He married on 3 Feb 1795, in Schalkowitz to Anna Halama, who was born about 1777 in Schalkowitz. Likely their children were also born in Poland.


Information for Josef Pieterka and Agnieska (Agnes) Gandyra Family

Information for John Waldera and Sophia Pieterka Family


Known children of Woytek Gandyra and Anna Halama

1-Matheas S. Gandyra, son of Woytek Gandyra and Anna Halama, was born 4 Sep 1799, in Schalkowitz, Poland, and died 2 May 1854, on North Creek, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. He married first to Hedwig Lyga, who was born about 1804 in Schalkowitz, and who died 27 May 1841, in Poland. Their children were:

The second wife of Matheas Gandyra was Agnes Ledwolorz, born 3 Feb 1819, in Chroscutz, Schlesien, Prussia, and died 26 Oct 1890, on North Creek. Both are buried in Saint Michaels Cemetery, North Creek, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. The couple married on 26 Sep 1841, at Chroscutz, Opole, Poland, and had the following children:

2-Simon Gandyra, son of Woytek Gandyra and Anna Halama, was born 1805 in Schalkowitz, and died 1885 in Poland. He married Julliana Lazinka, who was born 1810 in Schalkowitz. Their known children were:


Agnieska (Agnes) Gandyra and Josef Pieterk Family

1-Stanislaw (Stanley) Pieterka, born 7 Jul 1861, in Poland, and died 28 Jan 1943, in Cayuga, Sargent Co., North Dakota. He married Katherine (Kate) Siwek on 25 Sep 1882, in Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin.

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907
Name: Stanislaus Pieterek
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1882
Marriage Place: Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Volume: 1
Page: 397
Unfortunately the marriage index does not show both bride and groom together - it is necessary to look up each individual seperately

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907
Name: Catherine Siwek
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1882
Marriage Place: Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Volume: 1
Page: 397

2-Sebastyana (Sebastian) Pieterka, born 19 Jan 1863, in Poland and may have married 15 Feb 1884, in Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. Unfortunately, as for his brother Stanley, the bride is not naned in the index.

3-Albert Pieterka, born 1867 in Poland and died 11 Apr 1945, in Independence, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. He married Josephine Waldera who was born 1871 in Wisconsin and who died 1932 in Independence. Both are buried in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Independence, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin.

Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928
Name: Albert Pieterek
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Popelaw, Germany
Spouse: Josephine Waldera
Child: Helena Pieterek
FHL Film Number: 1305596

Ancestry.com - Albert Pietrek
Born in Schalkowitz, Opole, Poland on 1867 to Josef Pieterka and Agnieska Gandyrow. Albert married Josephine Waldera and had 2 children. He passed away on 11 Apr 1945.

Find a Grave - Sophia Waldera Pieterick
BIRTH 1871
DEATH 1932
BURIAL
Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery Independence, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
MEMORIAL ID 15197586

Find a Grave - Albert Pieterick
BIRTH 1866
DEATH 1945
Spouse:
Sophia Pieterick
Children:
Adrian J. Pieterick
Frances P. Marsolek
Charles Adelbert Pieterick
Helen Blaha
Julia Smieja
BURIAL
Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery Independence, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
MEMORIAL ID 15197571

4-John Pieterka, born 1869 in Wisconsin. He married Mary on 15 Sep 1891, in Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. In 1900 they were living in Burnside, Trempealeau Co., and had been married for eight years - however, no living children recorded.

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907
Name: John Pieterek
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1891
Marriage Place: Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Volume: 2
Page: 113

5-Sophia Pieterka, born May 1871, in Wisconsin, and died 24 Feb 1969, in Sargent Co., North Dakota. She married John Edward Waldera who was born Apr 1871 in Wisconsin and who died 19 Dec 1939, in Sargent Co. Both are buried in Cayuga Community Cemetery, Cayuga, Sargent Co., North Dakota. Follow the link for census information regarding this couple and their children.

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907
Name: Sophia Pieterek
Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1891
Marriage Place: Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Volume: 2
Page: 109

Ancestry.com - Sophia Pieterek
Born in Wisconsin, USA on 1871 to Josef Pieterka and Agnieska Gandyrow. Sophia married John Edward Waldera.

Find a Grave - John Waldera
BIRTH 10 Dec 1869
DEATH 19 Dec 1939
BURIAL
Cayuga Community Cemetery Cayuga, Sargent County, North Dakota, USA
MEMORIAL ID 135073966

Find a Grave - Sophia Waldera
BIRTH 1871
DEATH 1969
BURIAL
Cayuga Community Cemetery Cayuga, Sargent County, North Dakota, USA
MEMORIAL ID 135074020

6-Frank Pieterka, born 1874 in Wisconsin.

7-Peter Pieterka, born 1878 in Wisconsin.


Information for Josef Pieterka and Agnieska (Agnes) Gandyra Family

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Peterack Age in 1870: 37 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Prussia Dwelling Number: 98 Home in 1870: Hale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin Race: White Gender: Male Occupation: Farmer Father of Foreign Birth: Y Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Joseph Peterack 37, Farmer, Born Prussia
Agnes Peterack 34, Keeping House, Born Prussia
Stamsloff Peterack 8, At home, Born Prussia
Sebastian Peterack 6, At home, Born Prussia
Albert Peterack 4, At home, Born Prussia
John Peterack 1, At home, Born Wisconsin
Oliana Peterack 50, At home, Born Prussia
Rosalia Keepcah 25, At home, Born Prussia
Urban Keepcah 19, Labourer, Born Prussia
Andres Keepcah 13, At home, Born Prussia

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Peterick Age: 48 Birth Date: Abt 1832 Birthplace: Poland Home in 1880: Hale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA Dwelling Number: 185 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Agnes Peterick Father's Birthplace: Poland Mother's Birthplace: Poland Occupation: Farmer:
Joseph Peterick 48, Head, Born Poland, Farmer
Agnes Peterick 41, Wife, Born Poland
Stinescwa Peterick 20, Son, Born Wisconsin
Sebastian Peterick 18, Son, Born Wisconsin
Albert Peterick 14, Son, Born Wisconsin
John Peterick 11, Son, Born Wisconsin
Sophia Peterick 9, daughter, Born Wisconsin
Fracececk Peterick 6, Son, Born Wisconsin
Petter Peterick 2, Son, Born Wisconsin

Ancestry.com - Josef Pieterka
Born in Poland on 1832. Josef married Agnieska Gandyrow and had 7 children. He passed away on 17 Dec 1924 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA. Parents Joseph Pieterka and Susanna Wojcik

Ancestry.com - Agnieska Gandyrow
Born in Poland on 1836 to Simon Gandyra and Julianna Lazinka. Agnieska married Josef Pieterka and had 7 children. She passed away on 14 Dec 1895 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA.


Information for John Waldera and Sophia Pieterka Family

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: John Waldera Age: 29 Birth Date: Apr 1871 Birthplace: Wisconsin Home in 1900: Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin Sheet Number: 5B Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 97 Family Number: 96 Race: White Gender:Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Sophia Waldera Marriage Year: 1891 Years Married: 9 Father's Birthplace: Poland, Germany Mother's Birthplace: Poland, Germany Occupation: Farmer Months not employed: 0 Can Read: Yes Can Write: Yes Can Speak English: Yes House Owned or Rented: O Home Free or Mortgaged: F Farm or House: F:
John Waldera 29 (Apr 1871), Head, Born Wisconsin, Farmer
Sophia Waldera 29 (May 1871), Wife, Born Wisconsin
Maggie Waldera 8 (May 1892), Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Sucie Waldera 6 (Feb 1894), Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Julie Waldera 4 (Feb 1896), Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Tilda Waldera 2 (Oct 1897), Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Peter Waldera 3/12 (Mar 1900), Son, Born Wisconsin

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John E Waldera Age in 1910: 42 Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Wisconsin Home in 1910: Ransom, Sargent, North Dakota Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Sofie Waldera Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Native Tongue: English Occupation: Farmer Industry: General Farm Employer, Employee or Other: Employer Home Owned or Rented: Rent Farm or House: Farm Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 17:
John E Waldera 42, Head, Born Wisconsin, Farmer
Sofie Waldera 38, Wife, Born Wisconsin
Maggie Waldera 17, Daughter, Born Wisconsin, Servant-doing housework
Susie Waldera 15, Daughter, Born Wisconsin, Servant-doing housework
Julie Waldera 13, Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Mathilda Waldera 11, Daughter, Born Wisconsin
Peter Waldera 9, Son, Born Wisconsin
Emil Waldera 7, Son, Born Wisconsin
August Waldera 5, Son, Born Wisconsin
Clifford Waldera 1, Son, Born Wisconsin

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: John Waldera Age: 52 Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Wisconsin Home in 1920: Tewaukon, Sargent, North Dakota House Number: Farm Residence Date: 1920 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Sofie Waldera Father's Birthplace: Poland Mother's Birthplace: Poland Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Farmer Industry: General Farm Employment Field: Own Account Home Owned or Rented: Rent Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes:
John Waldera 52, Head, Born Wisconsin, Farmer-general farm
Sofie Waldera 48, Wife, Born Wisconsin
Tillie Waldera 22, Daughter, Born Wisconsin, Housework-home farm
Peter Waldera 20, Son, Born Wisconsin, Labourer-home farm
Emil Waldera 17, Son, Born Wisconsin, Labourer-home farm
August Waldera 14, Son, Born Wisconsin
Clifford Waldera 11, Son, Born Wisconsin
Clarence Waldera 3, Son, Born North Dakota