I visited familysearch.org today, and they now have access to much of the data that has been available on ancestry.com and heritagequest.com. Doing a search for Paszkiewicz and Wisconsin brought me to the “Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826 – 1926,” as well as death and marriage records.
The first find was the marriage of Helena Paszkiewics to Joseph Cyra, on January 27, 1891. Helena’s parents are listed as Joseph Paszkiewicz and Julianna Kryzier. The most interesting bit of info for me was the listing of Helena’s birthplace, Wongrowitz, Posen. This gives me one more clue into our family history.
Then, I found birth records for additional children of John and Josepha. Apparently, Wanda was born on July, 13, 1894, and Martha was born on May 9, 1902. Wanda died before her second birthday, and Martha must have died at an early age as well, because she does not show up on the 1910 census.
I also found the birth record or Stanislaw on June 14, 1892, the date that keeps showing up for Frank.
Josepha, John’s wife, died on June 14, 1902, just a month after Martha was born.
So, the questions are these; Are Frank and Stanislaw twins, or are they the same person? Or something totally different? The other question involves the Cyra family. Where did they go? A quick search of heritagequest gives me nothing. No Joseph Cyra in any census documents for Wisconsin. Same for his father, Carol. Nothing. My first guess is more misspellings. I have a few thoughts on how to track them down. I will get on it right away.