The Pivonka family web site -
information on this website is based on the book
A Record of the Jacob Method Pivonka
Family and their Descendants
1832 - 1977
Rush County Kansas
by Sr. Simeon Pivonka, CSJ.
St. Mary of the Plains College
Dodge City, Kansas
Some five years ago I
decided to attempt a listing of the descendants of my grandfather,
Jacob Method Pivonka, and his wife, Antonia Dvorak Pivonka. This book
is what I've been able to do, but only with the help of many of those
The pages of this book are not numbered. A code number has been assigned to each individual. The Code consists of the letter P. representing the original couple, followed by several digits. Each digit represents another generation. Within each generation the members are numbered in order of birth within the family.
Do you know the
name 'Pivonka' in the Czech language means 'peony'? Perhaps this is why
the peony flower has been a favorite flower of so many in the family.