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Personal Information Page for Frances Pyka
Wife of August G. Lisowski

Items Found on this Page:

1-Marriage Announcement
2-Tombstone and Burial
3-Biographical Sketch
4-Marriage Particulars on File at LDS


Marriage Announcement:

Marriage announcement in The LEADER, newspaper of Arcadia, Wisconsin, Feb.26, 1909, vol.XXXV11, no.26: The marriage of Miss Francis Pyka and August Lisowski was solemnized at the North Creek Church, Monday Feb. 22nd Rev. Orlik officiated and a large concourse of friends assembled at the home of the bride's parents to partake of the wedding breakfast after the ceremony. In the evening a wedding dance was given in honor of the occasion at the Arcadia Hall at which time all present had a most enjoyable time. Mr. and Mrs. Lisowski will soon depart for Alberta, Canada, where they will go to farming. The Leader joins the many friends of the young couple in offering congrastulations.

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Burial Information:

Buried St. Michael's Cemetery, Arcadia, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin-inscription Frances 1888-1942
Marriage announcement in The LEADER, newspaper of Arcadia, Wisconsin, Feb.26, 1909, vol.XXXV11, no.26: the newly weds intended to go to Alberta, Canada, to take up farming.

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Biographical Sketch of August Lisowski and Frances Pyka:

August Lisowski and Frances Pyka
Biographical Sketch written by a family member; contributor unknown.
Aunt Frances was born on the 28th of April in 1888, to Paul Pyka and Rose Koschney. She is one of eleven children. Uncle August was born on the 28 of August in 1880. They were married on the 22nd of February in 1909 at St. Michael Church in North Creek. After they were married they moved to Bow Island, Alberta, Canada where they homesteaded the land. After so many years it became theirs. A lot of his family also moved up there but only a few stayed. While a house was being built Aunt Frances lived and worked in a hotel in town. Then she came back once it was built. When the house was built next they dug a well. To help clear the land uncle August used dynamite. It must have gotten wet, so uncle sent his hired man to the house to dry them. He put them in the oven to dry; they blew up and blew out one of the walls of the house. My aunt was in the house at the time it happened. She was hurt quite bad and had to spend many months in the hospital. They did rebuild the house. Four children were born to them while they lived in Canada. They are Edward, who was born on April 12, 1912; Irene, who was born on October 20, 1914; Emil, who was born on the 9th of July in 1917; and Frank, who was born on the 25th of June in 1921. Uncle August sold lumber and wheat from his farm. The children also sold strawberries. The fields were a beautiful sight to see as the plants swayed in the wind, what a sight for miles around. Everything went well fro awhile until a dry spell lasted 3 or 4 years, then uncle moved his family back to Arcadia. They lived on his father's farm on the ridge, that was in 1922. They lived there til both of them passed away. Aunt Frances died of a stroke on the 27th of December 1942. Uncle August died of a heart attack on the 7th of December in 1948. They are buried at St. Michael Cemetery in North Creek.

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Marriage Particulars on File At LDS:

Information provided by Rose Countryman, N6748, Johnson Coulee Road, Holmen, Wisconsin 54636, on file at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City: St. Michael's church, North Creek, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin - marriage of August G. Lisowski (son of Jacob Lisowski and Mary Pepa, died 7 Dec 1948, age 28 at time of marriage) on Feb. 22, 1909, to Frances Pyka (daughter of Paul Pyka and Rose Koschney, died 27 Dec 1943, age 20 at time of marriage).

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