Pivonka's in Wisconsin!

St. Mary Catholic, Tisch Mills Public Cemetery, Mishicot Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

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ST. MARY CATHOLIC/TISCH MILLS PUBLIC CEMETERY, Mishicot Twp., Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin.  Location: This cemetery is located 0.4 mile south of the junction of County BB and B, on B, the west side of the road, next to St. Mary Catholic Church.

Copied by members of the Manitowoc County Old Cemetery Society on Sunday, August 1 and Sunday, August 22, 1976.

Notes are italicized:
The Pivonka names in this record are remarkably coincident with names in the JM Pivonka family, especially in the Frank and JN Pivonka families. (A Link and URL for the source of this information will be added as soon as it is available. The St Mary's Cemetary is apparently tied to a large Czech community, and it will be of interest to people of Czech descent generally.)

Although there is no record of the given name of the father, Mary Pivonka's (1839) husband, the fact that his son is named Thomas invites speculation that this may be the 'lost brother' Thomas mentioned in Jacob Method Pivonka family records.  And even that the name coincidences are the result of a common tradition in naming family members.


Large stone - name only. Six smaller stones read:

Mary Pivonka/1839-1919/mother, next to:                                    80 yrs.

Thomas Pivonka/1859-1921/Father, next to:                                 62 yrs.

Mary Pivonka/1869-1953, next to:                                               84 yrs.

Leo Pivonka/1910-1938, next to:                                                 28 yrs.

Clara A. Pivonka/1906-1930, next to:                                           24 yrs.

Tom C. Pivonka/Nov. 10, 1894/Nov. 20, 1918                               24 yrs.

Frank E. Pivonka/Born Mar. 3, 1893/Died in Liverpool Eng./
Oct. 2, 1918/A soldier of the World War, next to:                         25 yrs.

Lillian Pivonka/Oct. 18, 1897 -                                                     ?

Francis E. Pivonka/Nov. 12, 1918 - /U.S.Navy World War II
(In front of Frank E. & Lillian above)                                               ?

There are also Dvorak's in St Mary's.


Josef/Dvorak/narozen/3 Srpna l836/zemrel/l0 Ledna 1885

Jan/Dvorak/narozen/Roku 1825/zemrel/18 List. 1914, ossw:

Marie/Dvorak/narozen/Roku 1828/zemrela/28 Rijna 1914