Today’s Tidbit | Frank Heller – March 19, 1878

My maternal great grandfather, Frank Heller, was born on this day in 1878. He was the youngest son of Mathias and Frances (Swiderski) Heller, and was born in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. He worked on farms at Fox Lake and in the lumber camps at Ashland.

After several years, he came to Montello, WI and joined the Montello Granite Co. In the 1920 census, his job description is that of a “polisher”.

Frank married my great grandmother, Catherine Jackowski, in 1905. He worked for Montello Granite for about 45 years until becoming ill in July of 1944.

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2 thoughts on “Today’s Tidbit | Frank Heller – March 19, 1878

  1. Hi,

    I put my mothers maiden name of Swiderski in google search and happened upon your blogsite. My grandfather was Martin Swiderski born in 1889 and his father was Lawrence Swiderski and they settled in Niagara Falls, NY.They emigrated from Poland when my grandfather was 9 years old. Do you know much about the Swiderski side of your family?

  2. Hi Carol,

    The only Swiderski I’m familiar with is Frances Swiderski who married Mathias Heller in Wisconsin in 1868. She was born in Prussia in 1847 and died in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI in 1895. She married into the family, so I haven’t done any research on her ancestry or relatives.

    Good luck with your research!

    Dave

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