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Gertrude Gandyra and Adalbertus (Albert) Killian


Information Regarding Adalbertus (Albert) Killian and Gertrude Gandyra

Information Regarding Adalbertus (Albert) Killian and Juliana Skroch

Information Regarding Eugene Albert Killian and Ethelyn Ann Hohmann

Information Regarding Marian Gertrude Killian and Raymond Paul Lisowski


Gertrude G. (Gertie) Gandyra, daughter of Blasius Gandyra and Maryanna Woychik, was born 13 Nov 1897, in North Creek, and died 3 Jan 1961, at Independence. She married 16 Nov 1921, at Independence to Adalbertus (Albert) Lawrence Killian, son of Clemence Killian and Josepha Sophia Sygula, who was born 7 Apr 1883, at Burnside, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, and who died 8 Oct 1953, at Independence. Both are buried in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Independence. Gertrude was the second wife of Albert, his first being Juliana Skroch who was born 25 Feb 1887, in Wisconsin and who died 25 Feb 1920, in Burnside. She is buried in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Independence. Children born to Albert and Juliana were Alphonse P. Killian, Theresa Julia Killian, Edward Frank Killian, Ephriam Peter Killian and Eleanor Killian-Eichman (after Juliana's death, Eleanor was raised by her mother's sister). Children born to Gertrude and Albert were;


Information Regarding Adalbertus (Albert) Killian and Gertrude Gandyra

1930 US Federal Census Burnside Twp., Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2614 Book 2, Page 62a, Household #87:
Killian, Albert, Age 47, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Gertrude, Age 32, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Alphonse, Age 21, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Teresa, Age 19, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Edward, Age 16, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Ephriem, Age 13, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Eugene, Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Marione, Age 3, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Johnnie, Age 5 months, Born Wisconsin

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Albert Killian, Respondent: Yes, Age: 57, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883, Gender: Male, Race: White, Birthplace: Wisconsin, Marital Status: Married, Relation to Head of House: Head, Home in 1940: Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Inferred Residence in 1935: Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Residence in 1935: Same House, Wisconsin, Sheet Number: 3B:
Albert Killian, 57 (1883), Born Wisconsin
Gertrude Killian, 42 (1898), Born Wisconsin
Euphren Killian, 23 (1917), Born Wisconsin
Eugene Killian, 16 (1924), Born Wisconsin
Marrion Killian, 13 (1927), Born Wisconsin
John Killian, 10 (1930), Born Wisconsin
Irene Killian, 2 (1938), Born Wisconsin

Tombstone in Sts. Peter and Paul RC Church Cemetery, Independence,Wisconsin: shared stone with Gertrude.
Church records from Sts Peter & Paul RC Parish, PO Box 428, 308 Osseo Road, Independence, Wisconsin 54747, May 2, 1989: Adalbertus Kilian born April 7, 1883, parents Klemenfis and Josephae Sigula.
Albert farmed the family farm near Burnside, southwest of Independence, Wisconsin. He retired to Independence and lived on Washington Street after his son Ephriam took over the homestead. According to descendant Harvey Killian of Scobel, Montana in May 1995, Albert was born on the family farm in Burnside, southwest of Independence. He took over the family farm when his parents died. Albert and Gertrude moved to Independence where Albert worked for the Trempealeau County Highway Department until he died of cancer.

Church records from Sts Peter & Paul RC Parish, PO Box 428, 308 Osseo Road, Independence, Wisconsin 54747, May 2, 1989:
Adalbertus Kilian born April 7, 1883, parents Klemenfis and Josephae Sigula.

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name Albert Lawrence Killian
Gender Male
Race White
Birth Date 7 Apr 1883
Birth Place Independence Corners, Wisconsin [Independence]
Father Clements Killian
Mother Josephine Sygulla
SSN 399246085
Notes Jun 1945: Name listed as ALBERT LAWRENCE KILLIAN
Josephine Sygulla
Clements Killian
Albert Lawrence Killian

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Albert Lawrence Killian
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence Age: 59
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1883
Birth Place: Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Residence Date: 1942
Residence Place: Burnside, Wisconsin, USA

Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Albert L. Killian
Birth Date: 1883
Death Date: 1953
Cemetery: Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Independence, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Gertrude Killian


Information Regarding Adalbertus (Albert) Killian and Juliana Skroch

1910 Federal Census, Burnside Town, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1739 Book 2, Page 64b, Household #99:
Killian, Albert, Age 27, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Julia, Age 24, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Alphonse, Age 2, Born Wisconsin
Killian, George, Age 23, Born Wisconsin (brother)
Sluga, Julia, Age 13, Born Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Burnside, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, Roll 2018 Book 2, Page 81a, Household #160:
Killian, Albert, Age 36, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Julia, Age33, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Alfonse, Age 11, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Theresa, Age 9, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Edward, Age 6, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Ephrim, Age 2, Born Wisconsin
Killian, Elanor, Age 3 months, Born Wisconsin

Wisconsin Vital Record Index, Trempealeau County, 1856-1907 (unfortunately this alphabetized index does not give the name of the bride/groom): Found in the "K" index is Killian, Albert L Nov 28 1905. Found in the "S" index is Skroch, Julia Nov 28 1905.

According to Harvey Killian of Scobel, Montana in May 1995, Julia died at home at the age of 33, in the town of Burnside on Thursday, February 25, 1920. She had a short illness of influenza followed by pneumonia.

The Skroch Family Tree, Website http://skroch.org/tree/search/list1.html:
Albert Skroch (s/o Jacob Skroch and Anna Sweicz) was born 1843 in Popielow, Upper Seliesa, Poland, d.12 Mar 1888, at Independence, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin. He married Christina Lukaszczyk (d/o Joseph Lukaszczyk and Rosalia Bartylla) in 1876. Christina was born 1849 in Prussia. Children born to Albert and Christina were:

1-Peter Skroch, Born 1877, Died 1925
2-Susie Skroch, Born 10 Aug 1879
3-Lawrence Skroch, Born 1880, Died 30 Aug 1911
4-Frances (Frank) Skroch, Born 30 Sep 1881, Died 1966
5-Michael Skroch, Born 26 Jul 1883
6-Juliana Skroch, Born 25 Feb 1886, Died 1920

Children born to Albert and Juliana;


Information Regarding Eugene Albert Killian and Ethelyn Ann Hohmann

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Eugene Albert Killian [Eugene A Killian]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Sep 1923
Birth Place: Independence Corners, Wisconsin [Independence]
Death Date: 7 Jun 1997
Father: Albert L Killian
Mother: Gertrude Gandyra
SSN: 399182217
Notes: Jul 1942: Name listed as EUGENE ALBERT KILLIAN; 17 Jun 1997: Name listed as EUGENE A KILLIAN

Obituary - incomplete in order to protect privacy of living family members

Eugene A. Killian, 73, of Arcadia, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. 
He was born September 7, 1923 in the town of Burnside to Albert and Gertrude (Gandyra) Killian. On October 1, 1947 he married Ethelyn Hohmann at the Rectory of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. Ethelyn died on June 7, 1988. 
Eugene owned and operated Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia from 1952 until 1992. He also owned Killian Furniture Store with his brothers, John and Martin Welmer from 1958 to 1976. Eugene served in the U.S. Army in WWII and had been Mayor of Arcadia for several years. Eugene accomplished many things in his life. 
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Arlene Kulig and Theresa 'Tracy' Betthauser. 
        


Information Regarding Marian Gertrude Killian and Raymond Paul Lisowski

1920 Federal Census, Montana, Buffalo Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1975 Book 1, Page 236a, Household 48:
Lisowski, Paul Jr., Age 31, Born Wisconsin, Farmer
Lisowski, Gertrude, Age 21, Born Wisconsin
Lisowski, Virginia, Age 4 years 3 months, Born Wisconsin
Lisowski, Raymond, Age 1 year 10 months, Born Wisconsin

1930 United States Federal Census:
Name: Paul J Lisowski, Home in 1930: Montana, Buffalo, Wisconsin, Age: 42, Estimated birth year: abt 1888, Birthplace: Wisconsin, Relation to Head of House: Head, Spouse's name: Gertrude T, Race: White, Sheet 2B, Household 34:
Paul J Lisowski, Age 42, Born Wisconsin, Farmer
Gertrude T Lisowski, Age 35, Born Wisconsin
Virginia M Lisowski, Age 14, Born Wisconsin
Raymond Lisowski, Age 12, Born Wisconsin
Roselle Lisowski, Age 8, Born Wisconsin
Dorothy M Lisowski, Age 3 years, 9 months, Born Wisconsin
Eli Molck, Age 29, Born Wisconsin, Labourer

1940 United States Federal Census:
Name: Paul Lisowski, Age: 51, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889, Gender: Male, Race: White, Birthplace: Wisconsin, Marital Status: Married, Relation to Head of House: Head, Home in 1940: Montana, Buffalo, Wisconsin, Farm: Yes, Inferred Residence in 1935: Montana, Buffalo, Wisconsin, Residence in 1935: Same House, Sheet Number: 7B:
Paul Lisowski, 51 (1889), Born Wisconsin
Gertrude Lisowski, 46 (1894), Born Wisconsin
Raymond Lisowski, 22 (1918), Born Wisconsin
Romalla Lisowski, 18 (1922), Born Wisconsin
Dorothy Lisowski, 14 (1926), Born Wisconsin
Eli Marsolek, 40 (1900), Hired Hand, Born Wisconsin

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Marian Gertrude Killian [Marian Ger Lisowski] [Marian Lisowski]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1926
Birth Place: Independence Corners, Wisconsin [Independence]
Death Date: 23 Apr 2006
Father: Albert Killian
Mother: Gertrude Gandera
SSN: 392241247
Notes: Sep 1944: Name listed as MARIAN GERTRUDE KILLIAN; Jan 1969: Name listed as MARIAN GER LISOWSKI; 25 May 2006: Name listed as MARIAN G LISOWSKI

Obituaries for Saturday, April 17, 2004, By Daily News staff Frank H. Moser 
Raymond P. Lisowski, 86, of Independence died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall, Wis. He was born Feb. 23, 1918, to Paul and Gertrude (Sonsalla) Lisowski in Traverse Valley, Buffalo County, Wis. He married Marian Killian on Nov. 13, 1948, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence, Wis.
Ray worked for A. A. Electric Co. for 30 years. He started out as a Cat operator in Mondovi, then worked as a lineman in Cornell and promoted to foreman in Dallas, Wis. Ray was general foreman in the Chicago suburbs when he ended his career in electric construction. He retired in 1984. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed gardening and was well known for his woodworking.
Ray was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, I.B.E.W. Local 9, Moose Lodge and Elk Rod & Gun Club.
Ray was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Lisowski; grandchildren, Kris Hainey, Daniel and David Smith; and a brother-in-law, Andy Baecker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with the Rev. Thomas McInnis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday where there will be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service and rosary and 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, all at Edison Funeral Home, Independence.

Social Security Death Index - RAYMOND P LISOWSKI 23 Feb 1918 15 Apr 2004 (V) 54747 (Independence, Trempealeau, WI) (none specified) 396-26-7535 Wisconsin