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.
On this day, in 1883, my great grandmother, Catherine Jackowski was born to Stephan and Rosalia (Soda) Jackowski in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. She married my great grandfather, Frank Heller (see yesterday’s post), on September 26, 1905 in Princeton. They had eight children together, the oldest being my grandmother, Florence.
Joseph Benjamin II – Born April 19, 1673 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony. He died in June 1738 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony. Joseph married Elizabeth Cooke on August 25, 1698 in Preston. He is my 7th great grandfather.
St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. She married Stephen Soda in 1840 in Poland. Catherine is my 3rd great grandmother.
John Jacob Musbach – Died April 22, 1905 in Waterloo Twp., Jackson Co., MI and is buried in Salem Grove Cemetery, Grass Lake, Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI. He was born on May 30, 1839 in Wurtemburg, Germany. John Jacob is my wife’s 2nd great grandfather.
The above is based on information from several sources and isn’t fully verified at this time.