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Posted by Bob Mathia on November 06, 1999 at 21:32:00:

2 Aug 1999

Hi Karen,
Good to hear from you. My research of the MATHIA family surname hasn't "gotten out of the garage" yet, since I can't seem to find where in Poland my ancestors came from!! :-)

My gr-grandfather was JOSEPH MATHIA (born about 02/1833 in Poland/Germany), married to MARY (STOMANKA??). According to the 1900 Census, they were married about 1864 & immigrated to the U.S. in 1881. I don't know where else in the U.S. they may have lived, but in 1900 they were living in Berlin, Wisconsin, and owned a farm. (This very same farm is where my Dad & the rest of his brothers & sisters were born).

This JOSEPH & MARY had three sons that also lived in Berlin, Wisconsin. (According to the 1900 Census, they actually had 10 children, but only 3 survived).

These sons were:
ANTON MATHIA (born 10/1866, died 01/1933) married MARTHA POLACHOWSKI (born 09/1875, died 0/1918) about 1895.

JOSEPH MATHIA (my grandfather) (born 03/14/1871, died 09/27/1931) married THERESA STROINSKI (born 08/06/1874 in Town of Seneca, Green Lake Co., WI., died 09/16/1962) on 01/13/1902.

FRANK MATHIA (born about 1875, died unknown) married MARY MACHOL (born about 1880, died unknown). I don't know when they were married.

I would appreciate ANY help that you might be able to give me so as to further my research. I most-certainly would be willing to "donate" any info I have to the WWW sites, but as you can see, it's very limited.

Please DO get back to me ----- I look forward to hearing more from you.

Thanks again for getting in touch.
Take care & have a good day.

Bob


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