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Updated: 05 May 2011

Wisor Family Tree at ancestry.com

Antone Pestka was married to Helen Liadkowski. They had a daughter, Marie Pestka (26 Dec 1852 - 1928).

Marie Pestka married Francis Manikowski. They had 4 daughters and a son:

1. Selma Manikowski, born in Germany, married Frank Kershner (22 Sept 1875 in Germany -. She died 10 Aug 1933 in Clinton, IA. He died 10 Nov 1947 in Grand Mound, IA. Both are buried in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery, Clinton, IA. They had 4 children. Findagrave.com for Frank Kershner.

a. Frank Joseph Kershner (04 Dec 1904 in Germany - now Poland. 26 Jan 1980 in Clinton, IA) married Lois Lisk. They had a daughter.

b. Clara Selma Kershner (b. in Poland, now Germany, 29 Sep 1903) married Edward Peter Hansen and they had 5 children: Mary (27 Feb 1926 - 28 Feb 1926) Gene, Edward, and twins: David, & Diane.

c. Mary Ann Kershner (b. in Poland, now Germany, 07 Nov 1907 - 07 July 1989) married Raymond Joseph Maher. MaryAnn's naturalization document.

d. Loretta C. Kershner (07 Oct 1913 in Germany, now Poland - ?) married Frank Addison Cramm.They had a daughter.

e. Edward J. Kershner (18 June 1914 in Clinton, IA - 02 Aprril 2004 in Clinton, IA) married Alma Elizabeth Buckman (08 May 1919 in Clinton, IA - 04 June 1995 in Clinton, IA). They had 5 children.

f. . Martha Margaret Kershner (15 Nov 1918 in Clinton, IA - 19 Jan 1954 in Oakdale, IA) married Sylvester Francis Bradulski. They had a son.

2. Fabronia Manikowski married Peter Holtz

3. Mary Manikowski married John Wisor (brother of Roman Wisor) and they had 6 children: Edmund, Clara, Sophie, Mary, Margaret, & Judith.

4. Clara Manikowski married Roman Wisor (brother of John Wisor) and they had 14 children: Francis, Bernard, Martha, Leonard, Raymond, Loretta, Johnny, Joey, Clara, Teresa, Mary, Alberta, Joseph, Marjorie, Robert.

5. Alex married Tonia Holtz and they had 8 children: Sophie, Gertrude, Helen, Alex, Ben, Francis, John, Martha.

Source: Jennifer W. "MyHeritage" website