Pisarcik/Klimek--b. 1880 Spiske Hanusovce, SLK
- Hello, I'm new to this list and I wanted to introduce myself via my
My great-grandparents, Jacob PESARIC(orig. PISARCIK, PISARCZYK�depending on
which records you are looking at !) and Katherine Klimek (mother�s maiden
name GANCARCIK), came over around 1896-8 to (reportedly)escape the
increasing Hungarian influence in their village. Their village of origin
was Spis Hanusfalu, when it was Austro-Hungarian and Spiske Hanusovce when
it was Slovakian.
My grandmother--their daughter said they lived in New Jersey for awhile
because they had family or friends already there. My research shows the
Boonton area. They, Katherine and Jacob, then went to PA. They, married in
Ashley, Luzerne Co., PA. in 1902.
I also know Jacob PISARCIK had several brothers: ( I THINK their parents
were Andrew and Maria (KROMKA) PISARCIK)
-Andrew, married to Elizabeth KOSZTKA, (Manager of a steel-mill and had at
least 5 kids--Andrew, Paul, John--all of them boys, until the last
-Carl, married Agnes�moved to Akron, Ohio and then California, (changed his
name to "WRITER") Kids--Carl and Robert Vincent.(Still in CA.)
-Paul, married Mary PISARCIK(supposedly no relation�but from same village),
also changed name to WRITER and eventually moved to California. Also
several kids: Frank, Paul, Robert, Lillian, Olga.
Jacob, at some point, changed his name to PESARIC�they lived originally in
East Vandergrift,Westmoreland Co., PA and then moved to Akron, OH. Jacob
and Katherine had several children John, Jacob, Mary (my grandmother�married
Stephen Wozniak) and Helen.
I believe most of the brothers--at some point-- lived in East Vandergrift.
Katherine Klimek�s parents were Matthew and Sophia (GANCARCIK) KLIMEK.
She had at least two sisters:
-Mary, married Anthony �Anton� NAGEL (originally GROSS)�they lived in West
Cleveland, Ohio and had several children�a daughter Anne married Arthur Fox.
-Elizabeth married KORKES and they lived in New Jersey�one daughter, Helen,
married a Maione.
-There is also believed to be a half-brother�John/Janos/Johann (depends on
who's in power!) KLIMEK�his mother was Maria BARLYAK and he supposedly came
to America in 1894-6. It is not known if he went back to Slovakia�he was
said to have lived in Boonton, New Jersey and he had married a girl Maria
�from the village just before he left for America.
Now that I have bored you to tears�does any of this sound familiar to you?
Tie-in with any family lore? I would love to hear from you.
I've done alot of work on Ellis Island and census records already and I have
permanent access to the village church records at my LDS research
center--which I am deciphering--bit-by-bit!
Mary Ann Hinkle-Ineich
"researching":Hinkle/Hinkel, Shideler/Shidler, Flickinger, Piona,
Pisarcik/Pesaric, Klimek, Gancarcik, and Wozniak
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