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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.FONFEREK.

Contributed by

 Bill Fonferek 

 Fonferek Family Web Site 



My three uncles; Frank Edward Fonferek, Peter Paul Fonferek and Joseph P.  Fonferek from Town of Breed enlisted on June 6, 1918 at Milwaukee. Uncle Joe was on a troop transport and crossed the Atlantic Ocean 13 times.  Uncle Pete was in France and was on his way to the front when the war ended.
Descendants of Joannes Faferek

Generation No. 1

1.  JOANNES1 FAFEREK was born 1755 in Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland.  He married REGINA WLOALEWCZANKA January 26, 1788.

Children of JOANNES FAFEREK and REGINA WLOALEWCZANKA are:
2. i. ADALBERTUS2 FAFEREK, b. March 03, 1796, Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland.
 ii. JOANNES FAFEREK, b. June 24, 1794.
 iii. JOSEPH FAFEREK, b. February 23, 1789.
 iv. JOSEPHUS FAFEREK, b. March 18, 1800.
 v. STEPHANUS FAFEREK, b. January 09, 1803.

Generation No. 2

2.  ADALBERTUS2 FAFEREK (JOANNES1) was born March 03, 1796 in Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland.  He married REGINA DYMEK November 11, 1821 in Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland.

Children of ADALBERTUS FAFEREK and REGINA DYMEK are:
3. i. PETER3 FAFEREK, b. April 06, 1826, Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland; d. February 28, 1896, Pine Grove Catholic Church Yard, Brown Co., WI.
 ii. JAKUBUS FAFEREK, b. June 28, 1823, Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland; d. Dodge, Trempeleau County, WI; m. ANNA PIOTR, May 26, 1850, Skrzetusz, Poznan, Poland; b. Skrzetusz, Poznan, Poland; d. Bef. 1880, Poland.

Notes for JAKUBUS FAFEREK:
The Godparents at baptism were Michael Dymek and Marriana Czerwinska.  Naturalization papers are thought to have been for Peter's brother Jacob.  No record of this family is found in Brown Co.    A Jacob Fomjerrick was listed in the 1880 census in Dodge, Trempealeau County Wisconsin - age 58 from Prussia.  He was listed as widowed.  The age corresponds to that of Jacob's birth date.  This is believed to be Peter's brother.

More About JAKUBUS FAFEREK:
Fact 1: June 28, 1823, Baptism
Fact 2: April 30, 1875, signed first papers for Naturalization; Brown County, WI
Fact 3: June 1871, landed in New York

Generation No. 3

Pictured; Joe Fonferek, Doris, Caroline, Rose and Caroline Boerschinger Fonferek

3.  PETER3 FAFEREK (ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born April 06, 1826 in Pianowka, Poznan,  Poland, and died February 28, 1896 in Pine Grove Catholic Church Yard, Brown Co., WI.  He married AGNES PIOTR in Prussia/Poland, daughter of ROCHUS PIOTR and ANNA BLASZ.  She was born January 10, 1832 in Skrzetusz, Poznan, Poland, and died October 21, 1909 in Brown Co. Asylum, WI.

Notes for PETER FAFEREK:
Stephanus Faferek and Rosalia Dymek were his God Parents at the Baptism.

Peter and Agnes Fonferek traveled to the US aboard a sailing vessel named the Neptune.   According to the maritime report in the New York Times on its arrival,  it traveled the northern passage of the Atlantic encountering fog and light winds.  The ship had 1 birth and 2 deaths during transit.    The passenger list said they left Bremen on 4 May  with 4 children, Valentine, Lorens, Konstantia, and 11 month old Magdalena.  Konstantia died 7 days at sea.   No records have been found of  Magdalena.  In the 1900 Census for Brown Co, Town of DePere, WI, Agnes states that she had 12 children and only 4 were living (Valentine, Lorens, Theckla and Peter).

A family friend, John Castor lived near Peter.  His son Castor Castor, was living in Green Bay at the time of the 1870 census.  Castor was a merchant tailor.   Grandson Castor "Casper" Fonferek was named for that friend's son.

Brown County Democrat; March 5, 1896.  Peter Fonkerk Obituary.  He " dropped dead from heart disease in a shed near the Catholic Church at Pine Grove Friday morning at 9 o'clock.  Devotions are held every Friday morning during Lent at the church, from which Mr Fonkerk's home is about 4 miles distant.  He arose this morning in his usual good health, hitched the team and with his wife started to attend services.  On arriving there he drove his horses int the shed and while tieing them dropped to the ground and expired instantly.  He was in conversation with two neighbors when the sudden summons came.  Deceased was born in Poland sixty-five years ago.  He came to this country with his family about twenty-five years ago and located on a farm in the town of DePere where he has ever since lived.  He was a well-known and popular citizen.  The funeral took place Monday."  He is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
 
 

Uncle Ed Fonferek 
and his wife 
Gertrude Johnston

More About PETER FAFEREK:
Fact 1: May 04, 1870, Left Bremen Germany aboard Ship Neptune
Fact 2: July 06, 1870, Arrived New York
Fact 3: June 04, 1826, Baptism

Notes for AGNES PIOTR:
Valentinus Piotr and Marianna Nowak were the God Parents at baptism.

Brown County Democrat; Oct 22. 1909.  Obituary for Mrs Agnes Fonferek.  She is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brown County, WI.

More About AGNES PIOTR:
Fact 1: January 14, 1832, Baptism

Children of PETER FAFEREK and AGNES PIOTR are:
4. i. VALENTINE4 FONFEREK, b. February 14, 1862, Prussia/Poland; d. February 26, 1941, Town of Breed, Oconto Co., WI.
 ii. KONSTANTIA FONFEREK, b. Abt. 1863, Prussia/Poland; d. May 11, 1870, at sea onboard sailing ship Neptune.

Notes for KONSTANTIA FONFEREK:
Konstantia died at sea on 11 May onboard the sailing ship Neptune enroute from Bremen to New York.

5. iii. LORENS FONFEREK, b. Abt. 1865, Prussia/Poland; d. Abt. 1944.
 iv. MAGDALENA FONFEREK, b. Abt. June 1869, Prussia/Poland.
6. v. PETER FONFEREK, b. June 28, 1874, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. June 25, 1940, Green Bay, WI.
7. vi. THEKLA TILLIE FONFEREK, b. September 14, 1877, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. August 04, 1974, town of DePere, Brown Co, WI.

Anna Fonferek Faul
Generation No. 4

4.  VALENTINE4 FONFEREK (PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born February 14, 1862 in Prussia/Poland, and died February 26, 1941 in Town of Breed, Oconto Co., WI.  He married CAROLINE LENA SCHMIDT June 30, 1885 in New Denmark, WI, daughter of JOSEPH SCHMIDT and MARIA SCHEIBERMANN.  She was born April 30, 1866 in Houghton, MI, and died May 30, 1944 in Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for VALENTINE FONFEREK:
Valentine William Fonferek was born in Prussia/Poland and at the age of 8 left with his family and came to the US in 1870.  He was a farmer.  After he married he moved from Town of DePere in abt. 1900-1910 time frame to Town of Breed, Oconto Co.  The family farm is located at the corner of North Branch Road and Speeman Road.  During the winter months he worked in the lumber camps.  He helped build the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Suring.  My father Casper helped him as a child haul bricks with a team of horses.

He is buried in the St. Michaels Cemetary in the Town of How.

More About VALENTINE FONFEREK:
Fact 1: May 10, 1929, Naturalization/Oconto Co, WI

Children of VALENTINE FONFEREK and CAROLINE SCHMIDT are:

Joseph Fonferek and Caroline Boerschinger Wedding Photo

8. i. MARY5 FONFEREK, b. August 11, 1884, Pine Grove, Brown Co, WI; d. September 10, 1925, Suring, WI.
9. ii. JOSEPH P. FONFEREK, b. January 17, 1887, Pine Grove, Brown Co. WI; d. May 28, 1971, Eagle River, WI.
10. iii. ANNA FONFEREK, b. June 17, 1888, Glenmore, Brown Co, WI; d. December 23, 1928, Fond du Lac, WI.
11. iv. MAGDALENE CECILIA FONFEREK, b. June 08, 1890, Pine Grove, Brown Co, WI; d. July 12, 1987, Lakewood, WI.
12. v. FRANK EDWARD FONFEREK, b. February 14, 1892, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. August 18, 1982, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.
 vi. PETER PAUL FONFEREK, b. May 10, 1894, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. January 24, 1978, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for PETER PAUL FONFEREK:
Peter never married.  He lived with friends Jonas Hamburg in Breed.  He was in the Army in WWI and drove a team of horses.  He served in France prior to the end of the war.  For a number of years he lived near Chute Pond in a small home.

On the church records it lists his parenst as valentine faferek and Linae Schmidt.  Witnesses were Laurentia Faferek and Magdelena Schmidt
 
  

 
Uncle George Fonferek
More About PETER PAUL FONFEREK:
Fact 1: June 05, 1894, Baptised
vii. GEORGE FONFEREK, b. April 20, 1896, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. November 03, 1918, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for GEORGE FONFEREK:
Baptised Adalbertus Faferek in April 1896.  The God parents were Joseph Nowak and Thekla Fonferek

George died of influenza in the swine flu epidemic of 1918.  This was the worst epidemic on record killing 500,000 people in the US.

He had a birth defect.  His left hand was crippled.  His index, middle, and ring fingers were nubs.  Therefore, he was unable to serve in WWI.  He never married.  He is buried in the family plot at the Catholic Cemetary in the Town of How, Oconto County, WI.

 viii. WILLIAM P. FONFEREK, b. January 12, 1899, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. July 16, 1977, Shawano, WI; m. HANNAH JOHNSON, September 20, 1922, Menominee, MI; b. April 28, 1901, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI; d. December 12, 1987, Shawano, WI.

Notes for WILLIAM P. FONFEREK:
 
William and Hannah Johnson
Fonferek
Hannah Johnson was the daughter of Nels and Hansena Johnson of Breed. William was the son of Valentine (William) Fonferek and Mary Carolina Schmidt also of Breed.
 
Baptised 13 January 1899, Valentinius Faferek.  His God parents were Michael Nowak and Victoria Ginter.

Bill and Hannah moved the Iron Mountain Michigan where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company.  In 1945 they moved to Shawano.  Bill and his wife operated numerous businesses throughout their lifetime including several taverns; one in Clintonville and another in Gillett.  Bill had diabetes which eventually affected his eyesight.  He always had a joke to tell.  He loved to fish.  They did not have any children.

Both Bill and Hannah are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.

 ix. EDWARD CHARLES FONFEREK, b. April 30, 1901, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. April 08, 1971, Ft. Myers, FL; m. GERTRUDE JOHNSTON, June 05, 1929, Hickory, WI; b. December 11, 1903, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for EDWARD CHARLES FONFEREK:
Baptised Stanislaum Faferek on April 30, 1901.  God parents were Petrus and Agnete Faferek.

Edward was a business man.  He owned a Gambles Store in Wautoma, WI.  His wife was a school teacher.  They moved to Ft. Myers for retirement.  Gertrude still lives there in a retirement home.  They never had any children.  He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters in Ft Myers.

He is buried in the Hickory Cemetery in Suring, WI

13. x. CASPER JOSEPH FONFEREK, b. June 23, 1903, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. September 07, 1991, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.
 xi. ROSA FONFEREK, b. May 02, 1905, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. August 01, 1910, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for ROSA FONFEREK:
Rosa died of bloody dysentary at age 5 years,3 months.  She is buried in the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery in the Town of How near Suring, WI.

 xii. CECELIA CATHERINE FONFEREK, b. January 23, 1908, Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI; d. May 20, 1921, Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Cecilia and Casper Fonferek
Notes for CECELIA CATHERINE FONFEREK:
Cecelia died of diptheria at age 13 years, 3 months.  She is buried in the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery in the Town of How near Suring, WI.  Her brother Casper was close to her because of there ages and possibly because of the lose of his sister Rosa.
 

5.  LORENS4 FONFEREK (PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born Abt. 1865 in Prussia/Poland, and died Abt. 1944.  He married MARY NOWAK April 27, 1898 in Pine Grove Catholic Church, Brown County, WI, daughter of JOSEPH NOWAK and ANTOINETTE KUJAWA.  She was born Abt. 1874, and died Abt. 1950.

Marriage Notes for LORENS FONFEREK and MARY NOWAK:
According to the Church records it was the first marriage performed there.  Witnesses were Peter Nowak and Josephine Fonferek.  Rev. T. Malkowski performed the marriage.

Children of LORENS FONFEREK and MARY NOWAK are:
 i. HARRY5 FONFEREK, b. July 15, 1899; d. April 16, 1953; m. PHYLLIS KRYGER.
14. ii. JOHN FONFEREK, b. December 15, 1900; d. January 31, 1931.
 iii. EDWARD J. FONFEREK, b. January 29, 1905; d. December 06, 1963; m. CEIL FELDHAUSEN.

Notes for EDWARD J. FONFEREK:
Edward "Stanislus" was born at 6:30 am.  A second child,a girl, was born at 7:10 am but later died.

 iv. GIRL FONFEREK, b. January 29, 1905; d. January 29, 1905.
15. v. BERNARD ANTHONY FONFEREK, b. August 15, 1908, Green Bay, WI; d. August 11, 1985, Green Bay, WI.

6.  PETER4 FONFEREK (PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born June 28, 1874 in Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI, and died June 25, 1940 in Green Bay, WI.  He married ROSALIE GANTER June 19, 1900 in Pine Grove, Town of DePere, WI, daughter of VALENTINE GANTER and VICTORIA RORRAS.  She was born June 28, 1874, and died September 21, 1957.

Marriage Notes for PETER FONFEREK and ROSALIE GANTER:
Witnesss were Stanislaus Ljamorski, Stanislaus Ginter, Mary Fonferek and Thekla Fonferek

Children of PETER FONFEREK and ROSALIE GANTER are:
16. i. MARIA ALVIRA EVELYN5 FONFEREK, b. April 09, 1901; d. September 08, 1924.
17. ii. PETER EDWARD FONFEREK, b. January 30, 1904; d. June 18, 1965.
 iii. NORBERT M. FONFEREK, b. September 28, 1910; d. December 15, 1910.

William Valentine Fonferek
and his wife 
Mary Carolina Schmidt.

7.  THEKLA TILLIE4 FONFEREK (PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born September 14, 1877 in Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI, and died August 04, 1974 in town of DePere, Brown Co, WI.  She married OTTO THOMPSON August 14, 1914, son of THOMAS THOMPSON and INGBOR ?.  He was born September 1884, and died January 22, 1967 in Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI.

Notes for THEKLA TILLIE FONFEREK:
Aunt Tillie was baptised Thekla Fonferek on Sept 18, 1878 by Rev. Norb Kersten in Brown County, WI

Children of THEKLA FONFEREK and OTTO THOMPSON are:
18.  living
 ii.   living
 iii.   living
19. iv. NORMAN THOMPSON, b. June 28, 1922, DePere, Brown Co., WI.
 v.   living ; m. OTTO PAGEL; b. October 24, 19072; d. March 1976.

Notes for MYRTLE MARGARET THOMPSON:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.36520.86]

Individual: Pagel, Myrtle
Social Security #: 389-76-2535
SS# issued in: Wisconsin

Birth date: Mar 28, 1913
Death date: Feb 6, 1990

More About MYRTLE MARGARET THOMPSON:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 389-76-2535
Fact 2: SS# issued in: Wisconsin

Notes for OTTO PAGEL:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.36520.125]

Individual: Pagel, Otto
This is a picture of a house my grandparents William and Carolina Fonferek lived in.  It is located on property of what was Geise's Greenhouse. It was built by Dowens and Chas Griebler lived there before my grandparents had it.

Social Security #: 390-14-6986
SS# issued in: Wisconsin

Birth date: Oct 24, 1907
Death date: Mar 1976
Residence code: Wisconsin

ZIP Code of last known residence: 54304
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

     Green Bay, Wisconsin

More About OTTO PAGEL:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 390-14-6986
Fact 2: SS# issued in: Wisconsin
Fact 4: Last residence ZIP: 54304

20. vi. ESTHER LUCIEL THOMPSON, b. October 13, 1914, DePere, Brown Co., WI; d. March 1981.
 vii. BERNARD THOMAS THOMPSON, b. October 26, 1918, DePere, Brown Co., WI33; m. GERTRUDE KUZLUSKI.

Generation No. 5

Mary Fonferek
 my sister in 1948

8.  MARY5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born August 11, 1884 in Pine Grove, Brown Co, WI, and died September 10, 1925 in Suring, WI.  She married LOUIS DESSART June 11, 1907 in unk, son of VICTOR DESSART and ODILE TINCUR.  He was born July 15, 1882, and died January 15, 1940 in Suring, WI.

Children of MARY FONFEREK and LOUIS DESSART are:
 i. SISTER PEARL6 DESSART, b. August 04, 1907.
 ii. ROSE DESSART, b. June 26, 1908.
 iii. MARGARET DESSART, b. November 09, 1909, Green Bay, Brown County, WI; d. December 16, 2000, Suring, WI.

Notes for MARGARET DESSART:
Margaret was a housekeeper.

21. iv. JOHN EDWARD DESSART, b. February 15, 1911; d. January 02, 1992, Suring, WI.
 

9.  JOSEPH P.5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born January 17, 1887 in Pine Grove, Brown Co. WI, and died May 28, 1971 in Eagle River, WI.  He married CAROLINE BOERSCHINGER Abt. 1922 in St. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, Green Bay, WI.  She was born January 16, 1904 in unk, and died July 15, 1970 in Eagle River, WI.
 

Notes for JOSEPH P. FONFEREK:

Rose, Margaret and Pearl Dessart

Joseph also enlisted in service with his brothers Peter and Frank.  He went into the Navy with his brother Frank.  He served on a troop ship and crossed the Atlantic 13 times.  Peter served in the Army.

In the Wisconsin birth records he is listed as Joseph Faferek.

Children of JOSEPH FONFEREK and CAROLINE BOERSCHINGER are:
22. i. ROSE MARY6 FONFEREK, b. November 11, 1925, Green Bay, WI; d. July 09, 1972, Shawano, WI.
23. ii.   living
24.  living

10.  ANNA5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born June 17, 1888 in Glenmore, Brown Co, WI, and died December 23, 1928 in Fond du Lac, WI.  She married ANTON FAUL April 04, 1919 in unk, son of JOHN FAUL and CHRISTINA MATZ.  He was born September 27, 1897 in St Killian, WI, and died May 26, 1980 in St Cloud, WI.

Notes for ANNA FONFEREK:
She is buried in Calvary Cemetery,  Fond Du Lac, WI

Notes for ANTON FAUL:
He is buried with his step-mother in St. Cloud, Wis.

Children of ANNA FONFEREK and ANTON FAUL are:
  living

Magdalene Fonferek
and her husband 
Bill Newcomb
11.  MAGDALENE CECILIA5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born June 08, 1890 in Pine Grove, Brown Co, WI, and died July 12, 1987 in Lakewood, WI.  She married WILLIAM BERNARD NEWCOMB August 29, 1911 in Wabeno, WI, son of BARNEY NEWCOMB and MARTHA GILMORE.  He was born October 22, 1890 in Birnamwood, WI, and died June 13, 1957 in Ft Atkinson WI.

Children of MAGDALENE FONFEREK and WILLIAM NEWCOMB are:
29. i. LEO WILLIAM BERNARD ROBERT6 NEWCOMB, b. February 26, 1913, Townsend, WI; d. October 21, 1981, Lakewood, WI.
30. ii.   living
31. iii.   living
 iv. LUCILLE NEWCOMB, b. April 15, 1918; d. January 1919.

Notes for LUCILLE NEWCOMB:
Died of influenza epidemic at 9 mo.

32.  living
33. vi.  living
34. vii.   living .
35. viii.   living .
 

12.  FRANK EDWARD5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born February 14, 1892 in Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI, and died August 18, 1982 in Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.  He married PEARL CLARA PETERSON February 14, 1892 in Denmark, WI, daughter of CHARLES PETERSON and ALICE THORSTENSON.  She was born March 11, 1901, and died April 07, 1962 in Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.

Notes for FRANK EDWARD FONFEREK:
Frank and his wife lived on a farm near the Fonferek family farm.  As a young man he enlisted with his brothers and served in WWI.  They enrolled on 6 June 1918 in Milwaukee and served 4 years being Honorably discharged on Sept 30, 1921 at Great Lakes,IL.  He rose to the rank of Seaman 2nd class.  Service # 1535355.

He loved to fish and was either at Chute Pond or Andersen Lake.

He died in his favorite chair on the front lawn of the family home.

He was very close to his brother Casper.

Notes for PEARL CLARA PETERSON:
Pearl is buried in the Breed Cemetary with her husband Frank.  She died of heart failure.

Children of FRANK FONFEREK and PEARL PETERSON are:
36. i. RUBY ESTHER6 PETERSON, b. July 05, 1924; d. March 19, 1970, Milwaukee, WI.
37. ii.   living
38.   living
39. iv. ELSIE LORRAINE FONFEREK, b. September 25, 1932, Town Of Breed, WI; d. November 03, 1971, Angelica, WI.
 v. MAVIS MAE FONFEREK, b. December 03, 1934, Town Of Breed, WI; d. August 08, 1991, Brainerd MN; m. DONALD FAWLEY; b. April 21, 1934; d. March 09, 1975.

Notes for MAVIS MAE FONFEREK:
Mavis is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Aitkin, MN

More About MAVIS MAE FONFEREK:
Cause of Death: Bone cancer

Cass Fonferek drove school bus for the Mountain School system before it was consolidated with Suring.
13.  CASPER JOSEPH5 FONFEREK (VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born June 23, 1903 in Town of DePere, Brown Co, WI, and died September 07, 1991 in Town of Breed, Oconto Co. WI.    living

Notes for CASPER JOSEPH FONFEREK:
Baptised Castorem Faferek on June 25 1903.  His god parenst were Castor and Magdalena Castor.  He was named after his god parent.

Casper was raised on a farm with his brothers and sisters in Breed.  He was single until age 31 when he married his wife Dottie who lived with her parents done the road from the Fonferek farm.  He played firstbase on the Breed Baseball  Team.  As a young man he was also a lumberjack in Lakewood and Wabeno.  After they married, they were caretakers at the YMCA camp on Chute Pond.  He owned and operated a gas station/tavern in Breed.  Then, he moved to the Cheese factory owned by his father-in-law, Joseph Foral, across from the Breed Central elementary school.  They purchased properties and constructed numerous vacation homes.  He drove school bus for the Mountain and Suring Public Schools for 20 years before obtaining a job with Oconto County as a manager of the Chute Pond Park.  Bothhe and his wife Dottie  operated the reservoir dam, managed the camp grounds and cabins, and also were responsible for park upkeep and maintenance.  They lived there from 1954 to 1966.

Cass was an avid sportsman.  He hunted deer, bear and moose.  He trapped mink, muskrat and beaver.  He hunted ducks, squirrel and pheasant.  He loved to fish.  He especially liked to fish for "muskie".  In the fall when most tourist activities closed for the winter season, the whole family would hunt or fish together.

Children of CASPER FONFEREK and   living
 living
 
 

Margaret "Dottie" and Casper Fonferek
C: 1947

Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH FONFEREK:
William (Bill) went to Mountain Grade School (1954-1962) and Suring High School (1962-66).  Bill started college at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan (1966-68).  He entered the US Navy in Nov 1969.  He went to Great Lakes Ill for boot camp (#B544072).  He extended his enlistment to attend advanced electronics school there.  After graduation he was assigned to the USS Albany (CG-10) where he attained the rank of Electronics Techician Petty Officer Third Class.  He graduated from the Unviersity of Wisconsin - Green Bay in December of 1976 with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science.

14.  JOHN5 FONFEREK (LORENS4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born December 15, 1900, and died January 31, 1931.  He married RUBY NIDJELO September 05, 1922 in Green Bay, WI.  She died May 27, 1991 in Green Bay, WI.

Child of JOHN FONFEREK and RUBY NIDJELO is:
41.   living

15.  BERNARD ANTHONY5 FONFEREK (LORENS4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born August 15, 1908 in Green Bay, WI, and died August 11, 1985 in Green Bay, WI.  He married RITA FRIESS June 09, 1943 in St Patrick Catholic Church, Green Bay, WI.  She was born April 27, 1914 in Channing, MI, and died April 19, 1995 in Green Bay, WI.

Notes for BERNARD ANTHONY FONFEREK:
Bernie worked for Olson-CW Transport for 35 years.  He was also employed by the Green Bay Pakers for over 40 years.  He started selling programs when the Packers played at the old East High School Stadium.  At Lambeau Field he worked in the Press Box checking press passes.  When the game started he had a nice warm place to watch the game.  He always could get tickets for the rest of the family so they never considered getting season tickets.  Now they wish they had.  He would always invite them for atour of the Press Box and the kids got whatever goodies they had there.  He was also inducted into the Green Bay Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1978.

Notes for RITA FRIESS:
Individual: Fonferek, Rita
Social Security #: 396-03-5292
SS# issued in: Wisconsin

She moved to Green Bay at age 19 when her father got a job transfer with the Milwaukee Road Railroad Company.

More About RITA FRIESS:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 396-03-5292

Children   living
 

 Wesley Newcomb 

16.  MARIA ALVIRA EVELYN5 FONFEREK (PETER4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born April 09, 1901, and died September 08, 1924.  She married   living

Notes for MARIA ALVIRA EVELYN FONFEREK:
Witnesses for the baptism included Michaele Zamorski and Victoria Ginter.

More About MARIA ALVIRA EVELYN FONFEREK:
Fact 1: April 09, 1901, Baptised

Child of   living

17.  PETER EDWARD5 FONFEREK (PETER4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born January 30, 1904, and died June 18, 1965.  He married FLORENCE VANDER KELEN January 22, 1927 in Holy Trinity Church, Green Bay, WI.  She was born April 21, 1906, and died October 17, 1989.

Notes for PETER EDWARD FONFEREK:
He died as a result of a tractor accident.  He is buried in Allouez CEmetery in Green Bay, WI.

Notes for FLORENCE VANDER KELEN:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Sep 18, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.78222.34]
Individual: Fonferek, Florence
Social Security #: 388-16-1055
SS# issued in: Wisconsin
Birth date: Apr 21, 1906
Death date: Oct 17, 1989
She is buried n Allouez Cemetery

More About FLORENCE VANDER KELEN:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 388-16-1055

Children of PETER FONFEREK and FLORENCE VANDER KELEN   living

18.    living   She married MILTON CHRISTENSEN.  He was born March 02, 1920 in Racine, WI, and died June 01, 1981 in Town of New Denmark, WI.

Children of   living and MILTON CHRISTENSEN

19.    living
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47. iii. KENNETH THOMPSON, b. September 24, 1956; d. June 2000.

20.  ESTHER LUCIEL5 THOMPSON (THEKLA TILLIE4 FONFEREK, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born October 13, 1914 in DePere, Brown Co., WI4, and died March 1981.  She married NORBERT KARCHINSKI.  He was born June 01, 19155, and died January 23, 1989.

Notes for ESTHER LUCIEL THOMPSON:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.125726.73]

Individual: Karchinski, Esther
Social Security #: 395-26-9823
SS# issued in: Wisconsin

Birth date: Oct 13, 1914
Death date: Mar 1981

Residence code: Wisconsin

ZIP Code of last known residence: 54304
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

     Green Bay, Wisconsin

ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 54304
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

     Green Bay, Wisconsin

More About ESTHER LUCIEL THOMPSON:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 395-26-9823
Fact 2: SS# issued in: Wisconsin
Fact 3: Residence code: Wisconsin
Fact 4: Last residence ZIP: 54304

Notes for NORBERT KARCHINSKI:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.125726.77]

Individual: Karchinski, Norbert
Social Security #: 396-03-8721
SS# issued in: Wisconsin

Birth date: Jun 1, 1915
Death date: Jan 23, 1989

ZIP Code of last known residence: 54302
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

     Green Bay, Wisconsin

More About NORBERT KARCHINSKI:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 396-03-8721
Fact 2: SS# issued in: Wisconsin
Fact 4: Last residence ZIP: 54302

Children of   living

Generation No. 6

21.  JOHN EDWARD6 DESSART (MARY5 FONFEREK, VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born February 15, 1911, and died January 02, 1992 in Suring, WI.  He married MYRTLE TOUSEY January 18, 1933 in Gillett, WI.  She was born October 11, 1913 in Red Springs, Shawano Co. WI, and died March 23, 2000 in Suring, Wi.

Children of   living
 

22.  ROSE MARY6 FONFEREK (JOSEPH P.5, VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born November 11, 1925 in Green Bay, WI, and died July 09, 1972 in Shawano, WI.  She married   living

Children of ROSE FONFEREK and   living

23.    living
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25.   living   She married ROBERT E. SMITH August 15, 1942 in Sheboygan, WI.  He was born August 26, 1918 in Superior, and died March 18, 1997.

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26.  living   She married ARNOLD NETT November 05, 1941 in Fond du Lac, WI.  He was born December 08, 1915, and died January 25, 1994 in Fond du Lac, WI.

Children of  living  and ARNOLD NETT are:
 i. JOHN7 NETT, b. 1948, Fond du Lac, WI; d. 1951, Fond du Lac, WI.

More About JOHN NETT:
Cause of Death: spinal meningitis

 living

27.   living   She married (1) ERNEST PICKART September 02, 1941.  He was born October 27, 1915, and died August 1968 in Fond du Lac, WI.  She married  living

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28.  living  She married HARVEY PICKART May 30, 1945 in Mt Calvary.  He was born November 26, 1921, and died November 20, 1992 in Mount Calvary, Fond du lac, WI.

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 xii. MATTHEW PICKART, b. April 23, 1967, Fond Du Lac, Wis; d. April 25, 1967, Fond Du Lac, Wis.

29.  LEO WILLIAM BERNARD ROBERT6 NEWCOMB (MAGDALENE CECILIA5 FONFEREK, VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born February 26, 1913 in Townsend, WI, and died October 21, 1981 in Lakewood, WI.  He married  living

Children living

30.   living   He married IDELLA ELDA SCHULTZ January 10, 1936 in Lakewood, WI.  She was born January 13, 1919 in Cecil, WI.

Child  living

31.  living   She married (1) PETER PACKARD October 08, 1934.    She married (2) WATLER SCHULZ April 03, 1948.  He died May 20, 1975.

Children  living

 iii. LUCILLE MARIE PACKARD, b. September 06, 1937; d. September 07, 1937

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32.   living .  She married ROBERT H. SIEGLER February 08, 1937 in Lakewood, WI.  He was born July 24, 1911 in Grimms, WI, and died December 19, 1983 in Lakewood, WI.

Notes for ROBERT H. SIEGLER:
Buried St Mary Catholic Church, Lakewood

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36.  RUBY ESTHER6 PETERSON (FRANK EDWARD5 FONFEREK, VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born July 05, 1924, and died March 19, 1970 in Milwaukee, WI.  living

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Children  living  are:
 i. GENE DOUGLAS7 HARMER, b. March 07, 1948; d. March 07, 1948.
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39.  ELSIE LORRAINE6 FONFEREK (FRANK EDWARD5, VALENTINE4, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born September 25, 1932 in Town Of Breed, WI, and died November 03, 1971 in Angelica, WI.  She married RICHARD STANLEY BLASZCZAK.  He was born October 04, 1924 in West Allis , WI, and died June 04, 1994 in Angelica, WI.

Children  living

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 i. JAMES CRAIG7 FONFEREK, b. May 23, 1948; d. November 15, 1955.
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47.  KENNETH6 THOMPSON (NORMAN5, THEKLA TILLIE4 FONFEREK, PETER3 FAFEREK, ADALBERTUS2, JOANNES1) was born September 24, 1956, and died June 2000.  He married   living .

Children of KENNETH THOMPSON and   living  are:
   living

Generation No. 7

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 i. MICHAEL LYNN8 NEWCOMB, b. July 15, 1970; d. September 11, 1998; Adopted child.

81.   living
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92.    living 53.  He married PAMELA JEAN RICE.  She was born July 31, 1950.

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100.   living .  He married JUDITH A. KARAS.  She was born January 03, 1951, and died July 04, 1988.

Notes for JUDITH A. KARAS:
Buried Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, WI

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101.    living
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Generation No. 8

105.  living
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Endnotes

1.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.36520.86
2.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.36520.125
3.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Apr 2, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.94716.103
4.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.125726.73
5.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.125726.77



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