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Blasius Gandyra and Maria Woychik


Blasius Gandyra (follow the link to view Sources of Information) son of Matheas Gandyra and his second wife Agnes Ledwolorz, was born in 1851, died 1934, married Maria Woychik on July 9, 1878, in Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin and had the following children:

1-Elizabeth Gandyra, b.October 18, 1880, in Wisconsin, d.April 17, 1956, at Whitehall, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, married November 7, 1899, at North Creek Andrew Giemza (he b.May 15, 1875, in Arcadia, d.February 26, 1937, at Whitehall). Their children were Stanley (1903, Arcadia); Walter Valentine (1904, Arcadia); Florence (1905, Arcadia); Pelagia  (b.December 3, 1906, at North Creek, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, d.November 7, 1974, at LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co., Wisconsin, m. Vincent Pyka on May 5, 1925, at North Creek (follow the link to view information about Vincent Pyka and his birth family; he b.April 5, 1895, at Arcadia, d.February 9, 1944, at North Creek). Vincent and Pelagia had one known child, Esther Rose (b.June 17, 1927); Eleanor (1913, Arcadia).

1900 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Page 153a, Household 93:
Gemsa, Andrew, Age 26 (MAY 1874), Born Wisconsin, Farmer
Gemsa, Lizzie, Age 19 (OCT 1880), Born Wisconsin

1910 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1739 Book 2, Page 28b, Household #56:
Giemza, Andrew, Age 34, General farmer, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Lizzie, Age 30, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Stanley, Age 7, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Valentine, Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Florence, Age 4, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Palchie, Age 3, Born Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2018 Book 2, Page 29a, Household #34:
Giemza, Andrew, Age 45, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Lizzie, Age 39, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Stanley, Age 18, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Walter, Age 16, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Florence, Age 14, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Peleagia, Age 12, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Elenor, Age 7, Born Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Arcadia Twp (North Part), Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 29b, Household #91:
Giemza, Andrew, Age 54, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Lizzie, Age 50, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Blazius, Age 79, Born Germany (father-in-law)

2-Peter Gandyra, b.December 5, 1881, in Wisconsin, d.August 12, 1956, at North Creek, m.about 1908 Wisconsin to Victoria (she b.December 24, 1883, Wisconsin, d.May 12, 1956, at North Creek). They had the following children, all born in Arcadia: Roman (1909); Stella (1912); Joseph (1915); Michael (1918); Alphonse (1919); Marcella (1923).

1910 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1739 Book 2, Page 28a, Household #39:
Gondera, Peter, Age 26, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Victoria, Age 25, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Roman, Age 1 year 5 months, Born Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin; Genealogy.comRoll 2018 Book 2, Page 42a, Household #43:
Gandera, Peter, Age 39, Born Wisconsin
Gandera, Victoria, Age 36, Born Wisconsin
Gandera, Son (name illegible), Age 11, Born Wisconsin
Gandera, Stella, Age 8, Born Wisconsin
Gandera, Joe, Age 5, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Mike, Age 2, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Alfonse, Age 8 months, Born Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Arcadia Twp (North Part), Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 31a, Household #115:
Gondyra, Peter, Age 48, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Victoria, Age 45, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Roman, Age 21, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Stella, Age 18, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Joseph, Age 15, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Mike, Age 12, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Alphonse, Age 9, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Marcella, Age 7, Born Wisconsin

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Cemetery, North Creek, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, Gandera, Peter (Husband), December 5, 1881 - August 12,1956: Victoria (Wife), December 24, 1883 - May 12, 1956

3-Vincent Gandyra, b.July 1886 in Wisconsin:

4-John J. Gandyra, b.June 1889 in Wisconsin, d.1944 at North Creek, m.about 1907 in Wisconsin to Sophie (she b.1891 Wisconsin, d.1975 North Creek). They had the following children: Octavious (1918, d.1989 North Creek); John (1929).

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2018 Book 2, Page 42a, Household #19:
Gandyra, John, Age 31, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Sophie, Age 28, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Octavie, Age 1, Born Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Arcadia Twp (North Part), Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 30a, Household #99:
Gondyra, John Sr., Age 40, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Sophie, Age 38, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Octavious, Age 11, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, John Jr., Age 2 years 11 months, Born Wisconsin
Gondyra, Andrew, Age 37, Threshing laborer, Born Wisconsin (brother)
Roskos, Della, Age 22, School teacher, Boarder, Born Wisconsin

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Cemetery, North Creek, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin: Gandyra, John (Husband) 1889-1944; Sophie (Wife) 1891-1975

5-Nicolas Gandyra, b.1891 Wisconsin, d.1958 North Creek, m.February 27, 1922, at Independence, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin to Juliana E. Motzko (she b.1897 Independence, d.1933 North Creek). Their children were: Delores M. (1924 Arcadia, d.1947 North Creek); Adrian J. (1927 Arcadia).

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin; Genealogy.comRoll 2018 Book 2, Page 42a, Household #16:
Gandyra, Nick, Age 29, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Andrew, Age 26, Born Wisconsin
Gandyra, Gertrude, Age 21, Born Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Arcadia Twp (North Part), Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 29b, Household #89:
Gondera, Nick, Age 39, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Julia E., Age 33, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Dolores M., Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Adrian J., Age 3, Born Wisconsin
Bautch, Celia, Age 19, Servant, Born Wisconsin

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Cemetery, North Creek, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, Gandyra, Delores (Daughter), 1924-1947; Julianna (Wife),1897-1933; Nick (Husband), 1890-195

6-Andrew Gandyra, b.February 4, 1892, North Creek, d.November 5, 1971, North Creek:

7-Gertrude Gandyra, b.November 13, 1897, North Creek, d.January 3, 1961, at Independence, m.November 16, 1921, at Independence to Adalbertus (Albert) Lawrence Killian. Gertrude was the second wife of Albert and both families will be recorded separately. Children born to Gertrude and Albert in Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, were Arlene (after 1921); Eugene (1926); Marion (1927); John (1929).


Information Pertaining to Blasius Gandyra and Maria Woychik:

1880 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Family HistoryLibrary Film 1255448, NA Film Number T9-1448, Page Number 25A:
Blasaac GENDERA Self M Male W 30 PRUSSIA Farmer Parents born Prussia
Mary GENDERA Wife M Female W 24 PRUSSIA Keeping House Parents born Prussia
Elizabeth GENDERA Dau S Female W 9M WI Parents born Prussia
Julia WOGCZIK Other S Female W 18 PRUSSIA Servant PParents born Prussia

1900 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin; Genealogy.com page152, Household #68:
Gunderra, Blasis B., Age 48, Born Poland
Gunderra, Mary, Age 43, Born Poland
Gunderra, Peter, Age 18, Born Wisconsin
Gunderra, Vincent., Age 15, Born Wisconsin
Gunderra, John, Age 11, Born Wisconsin
Gunderra, Nic., Age 8, Born Wisconsin
Gunderra, Andrew, Age 7, Born Wisconsin
Gunderra, Gertrude, Age 3, Born Wisconsin

1910 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1739 Book 2, Page 33a, Household #141:
Gondera, Blazes, Age 58, General farmer, Born German/Polish (in USA since 1868)
Gondera, Mary, Age 53, Born German/Polish
Gondera, John, Age 21, Laborer home farm, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Nickolas, Age 19, Laborer home farm, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Andreas, Age 17, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Gertrude, Age 12, Born Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2018 Book 2, Page 42a, Household #19:
Gandera, Blasius, Age 67, Born Prussia Poland
Gandera, Mary, Age 62, Born Prussia Poland

1930 Federal Census, Arcadia Twp (North Part), Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 29b, Household #91:
Giemza, Andrew, Age 54, Farmer, Born Wisconsin
Giemza, Lizzie, Age 50, Born Wisconsin
Gondera, Blazius, Age 79, Born Germany (father-in-law)


St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Cemetery, Trempealeau County,North Creek, Wisconsin, Contributed by Cathleen Jo Cieminski-Faruque<justcathy@hotmail.com>: Blaze (Husband), 1852-1934; Maryanna (Wife)1857-1927


IGI Record, Blazius Gandera: Sex M: Spouse Maria Woycik: Marriage 9 Jun 1878: Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin


Information Pertaining to Vincent Pyka prior to his marriage to Pelagia Giemza:

1900 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin; Genealogy.com Page154, Household #99:
Pycka, Paul, Age 43, Farmer, Born Poland
Pycka, Rosalla, Age 35, Born Poland
Pycka, Peter, Age 15, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Francis, Age 13, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Joseph, Age 9, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Ignatz, Age 8, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Vincent, Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Aggie, Age 4, Born Wisconsin
Pycka, Mary, Age 5 months, Born Wisconsin
Kosceny, Matt, Age 76, Born Poland

1910 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1739 Book 2, Page 28a, Household #42:
Pyka, Paul, Age 56, General farmer, Born German/Polish (in USA since 1884)
Pyka, Rose, Age 44, Born German/Polish
Pyka, Peter, Age 24, Farm laborer, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Ignatz, Age 19, Farm laborer, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Vincent, Age 16, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Agnes, Age 14, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Mary, Age 12, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Stella, Age 9, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, John, Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Edward, Age 4, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Paul, Age 1 year 7 months, Born Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2018 Book 2, Page 29b, Household #40:
Pyka, Paul, Age 63, General farmer, Born Prussia/Poland
Pyka, Rosa, Age 56, Born Prussia/Poland
Pyka, Vincent, Age 24, General farm, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Agnes, Age 22, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Edward, Age 14, Born Wisconsin
Pyka, Paul, Age 12, Born Wisconsin