This week we take a look at the lineage of the Gerszewski surname as it pertains to my family’s history. I haven’t had much luck with this line either.
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mary Gerszewski, my 2nd great-grandmother, was born in September of 1847 in Lippuschutte, Poland. The 1900 US Census shows she arrived in the United States in 1868, which is the same year she says she married Frank Stroik (1835 – 1918).
Mary and her husband Frank Stroik had approximately seven children, all of whom were born in Wisconsin I believe in the Stevens Point area. They children were: John (1871 – ?), Teophil or Francis (1873 – ?), Anna (1875 – ?), my great-grandfather Andrew Anton Stroik (1876 – 1929), Anastacia (1877 – ?), Johnie C (1884 – ?), Nicholas (1886 – ?) and Ladislaus (aka Landie or Walter) Joseph Stroik 1890 – ?).
Mary died on February 15, 1930 in Wisconsin, probably in or near Stevens Point.
Lineage of the Gerszewski Surname
Jessica Marie Cole > Diane Marie Dreffs > Mary Rose Stroik (1910 – 1994) > Andrew Anton Stroik (1876 – 1929) > Mary Gerszewski (1847 – 1930)
I don’t know who Mary’s parents were, nor any of her siblings. I don’t know where she and Frank are buried, or anything about her immigration or naturalization.
If you can help me track down any information about this Gerszewski family, I would love for you to leave a comment below. Any assistance would be appreciated.
See the family of Mary (Gerszewski) Stroik in the 1880 US Census and the 1900 US Census.
Check out my Ancestry Family Tree for Mary Gerszewski.
There are currently 106 Gerszewski family members listed on Find A Grave. Unfortunately, at this time I don’t think Mary is one of them. None of them are in Wisconsin.
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