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Third and Subsequent Generations

Children of Joseph and Rose (Golla) Shivie

Mary Ellen Shivie, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Golla) Shivie, was born 10 Feb 1897, died 22 Sept 1990, and buried in DuBois, Clearfield, PA. Taught school before getting married to Percy Dixon on 13 Mar 1917. Had at least 3 children: Helen, born 16 Dec 1917, died 2010; Max, born 29 Jul 1919, died 18 May 2007; and Robert, born 17 Jan 1921, died 21 Jul 2012.

Frances Shivie, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Golla) Shivie, was born 10 Feb 1900, died 10 Dec 1990. She married Luther Dixon 23 Jun 1921 in Dubois, Clearfield, PA. Had at least 3 children: Donald, born 23 Jun 1921; Bernadine, born 31 Oct 1923; and John, born 16 Mar 1926.

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Frances A. Dixon, died 10 Dec 1990.

Katherine Veronica Shivie, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Golla) Shivie, was born 16 Mar 1910, died 7 Jun 1971.  Katherine married 1) Michael Puschar, and had 1 son: Mickey Puschar; 2) John Leonard, and had 1 daughter: Maxine Leonard (born 1925, died 1979), and 3) Lowell Larson, and had 2 children.

Josephine Shivie, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Golla) Shivie, was born 13 Aug 1912, died 23 Nov 1988, buried in Emporium, Cameron, PA; married after 1930 to Samuel Danner. Had at least 1 son.

Stillborn child (female), born and died 12 Dec 1922 in DuBois, Clearfield, PA.

  • Vital Records, Death certificate of stillborn child, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 114275, Registered Number 237, 12 Dec 1922.  Parents listed are Joseph Shivie and Rozy Golla.  View image

 

 

Children of Frank and Emma (Weidenboerner) Golla

Francis George Golla, son of Frank and Emma (Weidenboerner) Golla, was born 22 Jul 1909 in Caledonia, Elk, PA. Francis had spinal meningitis, and died in the flu epidemic 8 Nov 1918.

  • Vital Records, Death certificate of Francis George Golla, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 171473, Registered Number 179, 8 Nov 1918. View image

 

 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski) Golla

Leona Elizabeth Golla, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 3 Aug 1909, died 15 Apr 2003. Married Harold Schelinberger and had 3 children: Donald, Karen, and Mark.

Mary Golla, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 29 Jun 1912 in Dents Run, Elk, PA, and died 5 Dec 2011 in DuBois, Clearfield, PA. Mary married Joseph Mancuso and had 3 children: John, Thomas, and Patricia.

Helen Golla, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 2 May 1915, died Nov 1994. Married John Cuba and had 3 children: William, Barbara, and Brynda.

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Helen A. Cuba, died Nov 1994.

Theresa Frances Golla, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 4 Jun 1917 in Benezette, Elk, PA, and died 9 Jan 1932 in DuBois, Clearfield, PA, and is buried in Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Reynoldsville, Jefferson, PA.

Joseph W. Golla, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 16 Oct 1919 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson, PA, and died 26 Feb 2005 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh, PA. Married Patricia Orner and had 2 children: Kathleen, who married _____ Antonelli, and Colleen, who married _____ Sutton. Wife Patricia was born 24 Mar 1926, and died in Nov 1987.

Anna Margaret Golla, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 29 Jul 1925, died 19 Jan 1993. Married Marion Meme and had 2 children: Karen and Susan.

Paul Golla, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Regulski), was born 11 Apr 1930. Married Jennie Laboo and had 1 child: Sandra Ann.

 

 

Children of Joseph and Helen (Golla) Orsie

Joanna Orsie, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Golla) Orsie, was born 5 Feb 1905, died 8 Jan 1999. She married Simon Gurneau and had 1 child: Jeanne.

Frances Augusta Orsie, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Golla) Orsie, was born 7 Dec 1906. She married 1) John Batts on 14 Nov 1927, and had 1 child: Richard, born 3 Sep 1928. Frances married 2) Conrad Mass on 17 Aug 1935.  Frances died on 14 Jun 2004 in Columbus, Franklin, OH.

Mary Magdaline “Mae” Orsie, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Golla) Orsie, was born 28 Jan 1925. She married Claude Healy (born 1904, died 1985) on 28 Jan 1925, and had 2 children: Roy Frederick, born 2 Nov 1925, died 24 Dec 2014; and Elizabeth Louise, born 18 Nov 1927.

Veronica Orsie, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Golla) Orsie, was born 20 Mar 1912 in Norwich, McKean, PA. She married Alfred Henry Mitcheltree (born 1909, died 1962) on 6 Aug 1930, and had 8 children: Shirley (b. 26 Apr 1931, d. 16 Dec 2012), Patricia (b. 28 Apr 1932, d. 15 Nov 2010), Paul, Theodore, William, John, Dennis, and Alan (b. 18 Mar 1949, d. 18 May 2009). Veronica died 9 Oct 1999.

 

 

Children of John and Helen (Golla) Hawk

Paul Hawk, son of John and Helen (Golla) Hawk, was born 24 Jul 1920, died 8 Apr 1983. He married Helen Glossner and had 6 children: Thomas, John, Ann Louise, Robert, Richard, and Kenneth.

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Paul Hawk, died Apr 1983.

Helen Amanda Hawk, daughter of John and Helen (Golla) Hawk, was born 9 Apr 1922 in Penfield, Clearfield, PA, died 21 Sep 2010 in St Mary’s, Elk, PA. She married Albert Metz (born 1918, died 1995) and had 6 children: Carol, Nancy, Diane, Steven, Linda, and Pamela.

Grace Elizabeth Hawk, daughter of John and Helen (Golla) Hawk, was born 7 Oct 1925. She married Chester Bullers and had 5 children: Cheryl, who married James Rettger; James, Theodore, Gerald, and Donna. Grace died Jan 1984.

 

 

Children of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek

Note that some family members kept the original “Stojek” spelling of the last name, while others adopted the spelling “Stoyek”, based on the Polish pronounciation of the name.

Frances Stojek, daughter of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek, was born 22 Mar 1920. She married William Kovach, who was born 9 Jan 1920, and died 29 Aug 2005. Frances and William had 4 children: Vallerie, Michael, William (b. 29 Oct 1949, d. 24 May 2012), and Dennis.  Frances died 20 Dec 2012.

Frances Kovach

Joseph Leo Stoyek, son of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek, was born 27 Nov 1922. He married Regina M. Madison on 5 May 1952 and had 3 children: Perry, Terry, and Susan. Joseph died 15 Dec 1973.

  • Joseph Stoyek – WWII Army Enlistment Record.  View record
  • Joseph Stoyek – Marriage announcement in Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA, May 6, 1952.  View record
  • Joseph Stoyek – Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Card.  View record
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Joseph Stoyek, died 15 Dec 1973.
  • “Joseph L. Stoyek”, Indiana Evening Gazette, December 21, 1973.  View image

Albert W. Stojek, son of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek, was born 22 Apr 1925. He married Frances Pape and had 4 children: Ronald, Thomas, Cynthia, and Timothy. Albert died 29 May 1970.

Edward Stoyek, son of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek, was born 19 May 1927. He married Rose Cekovsky, who was born 29 Jun 1929, died 3 Oct 2010. They had 2 children: Debbie and Gary.

Veronica Stojek, daughter of George and Veronica (Golla) Stojek, was born about 1929, and died as an infant about 1929.

 

 

Children of Martin and Catherine (Golla) Lesneski

Martin Augustus Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 4 Aug 1912 in Tyler, Clearfield, PA; died 8 Mar 1941 in Nanty-Glo, Cambria, PA, and buried 11 Mar 1941.  Married Elizabeth Marie Smith. Had four children: Dorothy, Margaret, Martin, and Veronica.  After Martin’s death, Elizabeth married Andrew John Budzina.

Martin_Augustus_Lesneski

  • Vital Records, Death certificate of Martin Lesneski, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 26526, Registered Number 7464, 8 Mar 1941. View image
  • Nanty Glo Journal (newspaper), 13 Mar 1941.  Article about Martin Augustus Lesneski’s death.  View image
  • Elizabeth Marie Lesneski Budzina – Obituary.  Elizabeth was married to Martin Augustus Lesneski until his death.  She subsequently married Andrew John Budzina.  Obituary can be viewed at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/somerset/obits/b7/budzina-elizabeth-m.txt
  • Veronica K. Lesneski Walker – Obituary. Veronica is a daughter of Martin A. Lesneski and Elizabeth Marie Smith. Obituary published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat, 20 Oct 1999.  View image.  Another obituary is available here.  Veronica was married to William E. Walker; William’s obituary is available here.
  • Martin Lesneski, son of Martin A. Lesneski and Elizabeth Marie Smith – Newspaper clipping published in Somerset Daily American, May 9, 1959.  View image.  Note he is listed as son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Budzina.  Andrew Budzina was Martin’s step father.

Dorothy Lesneski, daughter of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 5 Oct 1913; died Nov 1980. Married Nicholas Hottendorf. Had three children.

Dorothy_Lesneski

  • Dorothy Lesneski – Nanty Glo High School, Listing for Class of 1931. Available online at http://www.nantyglo.com/ngl31.htm. Image can also be viewed here
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org.  Entry listed under Dorothy Hottendorf, died Nov 1980.

Joseph Stanley Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, was born 30 Dec 1915; died 13 Apr 2005. Married Margaret Mahalko in 1939. Served in the US Army during WWII, and received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct. Had four children: Joseph, Louise, Jim, and Anne. Also has at least seven grand children, and at least eight great grand-children.

 

 

 

Francis Edward Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, was born 12 Apr 1918; died 25 May 1989. “Frank” married 1) Dorothy May Bradford Parker, 2) Lillian Suzanne Planck. Had two children: Frank and Amy. Also has at least six grand children, and at least eight great-grandchildren.

John William Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, was born 17 Oct 1920; died 13 Feb 2000 of congestive heart failure. Married 1) Anne Varhola, 2) Mary Fredley. Had five children with Anne: John, Dan, Joe, Steven, and Stanley; and has at least four grand children.

John_William_Lesneski-Photo

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under John W. Lesneski, died 13 Feb 2000.
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Immigration Cards 1900-1965, card #07892, issued 30 November 1959.  View image
  • Brazil, Rio de Jenerio Immigration Cards 1900-1965, card #05973, issued 1 June 1960.  View image

David George Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, was born 30 Apr 1923; died 11 Mar 1984. Married 1) Jane McHugh, 2) Julia Corrigan. Had three children with Jane: Catherine, Helen, and Maryann, and has at least three grand children, and at least one great-grandchild.

Anna Rose Lesneski, daughter of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born abt 21 Jul 1924; died abt Dec 1965. Married Burton Tiffany. Had three children: Cliff, Paul, and Karen.

 

 

Children of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla

Edward J. Golla, son of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 6 May 1917 in Penfield, Clearfield, PA; died 26 May 2007 in Dubois, Clearfield, PA. He married Kathryn Mae Welsh and had two children: Edward and David.

  • Edward J. Golla – Obituary. Newspaper: Courier-Express, The; Publication Date: 27 May 2007; Publication Place: DuBois, PA.  View obituary
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Edward J. Golla, died 26 May 2007.

Lillian Golla, daughter of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 30 Oct 1920. She married Tom Neal.

Leo C. Golla, son of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 25 Sep 1923, died 12 Dec 1987.

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org. Entry listed under Leo C. Golla, died 12 Dec 1987.

Gerald P. Golla, son of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 13 Apr 1926, died 24 Dec 1992.

Lois Golla, daughter of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 21 Mar 1931. She married Vern Kemp.

Donna Golla, daughter of John and Victoria (Michvick) Golla, was born 24 Jun 1935. She married 1) Jack Black, 2) Gene Hetrick, and 3) Paul Thompson.

 

 

Children of August and Anne (Kilzen) Golla

Ralph Golla, son of August and Anne (Kilzen) Golla, was born 18 Jun 1921, and died Nov 1979. He married Kay Burton 3 Feb 1950 and had 3 children: Susan, Marsha, and August.

Louise Golla, daughter of August and Anne (Kilzen) Golla, was born 3 Apr 1926 in Weedville, PA, died 30 Apr 2010. She married Eugene P. Hickey 6 Aug 1949 in Cuba, Allegany, NY and had 4 children: Patty, Coleen, Anne, and Eugene, and at least 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

What’s New
  • January 2017 - Added obituary sources to Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • January 2016 - Updates to Third and Subsequent Generations page to several Lesneski individuals
  • November 2015 - Updates to the Second Generation page
  • June 2015 - Updates to the Third and Subsequent Generations page
  • October 2014 - Updates to the Other Golla Families page
  • August 2014 - Added photo and sources for John William Lesneski.
  • July 2014 - Added details to numerous individuals, mostly related to Pennsylvania death certificates and FindaGrave.com references.
  • March 2014 - Details added to the Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • October 2013 - Numerous updates and additional details added to the Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • October 2012 - New page design, now available at gollafamily.org! Also added new content, including a new section for "Other Golla Families".
  • May 2012 - Added new content, primarily to the George and Veronica Golla Stojek family.
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To protect the privacy of living individuals, I intentionally limit the details published about recent generations of the Golla family. Note that some details are published in cases where 1) information is already publicly available, 2) individuals were born before 1940, or 3) in cases where the individual is known to be deceased.