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JOHN WOJTASIAK. Among the prominent and highly respected farmers in Antigo township can be found John Wojtasiak, who has been a resident of Langlade County for nearly a quarter of a century. Mr. Wojtasiak is a native of Poland. He was born May 19, 1860. He received his education in the public and parochial schools of Poland. Mr. Wojtasiak was united in marriage to Miss Anna Szymanska, a native of Poland, who was born on July 16,1862. The marriage took place September 30, 1884. Three years later they came to the United States, Arriving April 10, 1887. On August 30, 1900, the family moved to Langlade County. Mr. and Mrs. Wojtasiak had twelve children, four of whom died infancy. The children living are : Hattie, Stanley, a contractor and builder of prominence; Joseph, who assists Stanley as well as being employed on the farm; Louis, Francis, Michael, Mary and Teofil.
The Wojtasiak farm is a splendid area of one hundred acres that were practically cut out of the woods. The splendid brick residence, modern and well equipped barns and farm sheds and machinery is a fine testimonial to the industry and thrift of this early settler.
During the World War the Wojtasiaks did their share to make the world safe for democracy. Francis enlisted at once as a private in the Franco-Polish and soon reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was wounded in an airplane engagement while fighting on the Russian front against the Bolsheviks. Joseph was a Corporal in the 107 Tenth Mortar Battery and his name will be found in the roster of that unit elsewhere in this book.
The Wojtasisk family attends St. Hyacinth’s Polish Catholic church of Antigo, Wis. p. 277. History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.