Stefanisko Family Tree, American Branches

Maintained by: Nick Stefanisko
According to Ellis Island records thousands of people came to America in the early 20th Century. Of particular interest are the eigth men and two women who entered between 1900 and 1922 from the Rusyn/Carpatho-Rusyn region of Eastern Europe. They came from the villages of Alsó-Piszand & Dobroszlava in Hungary's (now Slovakia's) Sáros County(District of Makovica) near Szvidnik 10mi from the Hungarian border, Alsohunes(pos. translation: Northern Hungary what is now Slovakia OR maybe Alsóhunkóc which is about 10mi from the Ukranian border), and Czorni(pos. translation: Chornice, Czech Republic) They setttled in McAdoo & Kelayres, Pennsylvania; Connecticut; Delaware; and New York. They were Stefaniskos.

We are Coal Miners, Engineers, Teachers and Professors, Film Makers, Pilots, Editors, College Students, Doctors, Nurses, Secretaries, Truck Drivers, Mechanics, Salesmen, Forest Rangers, Psycologists, Research Scientists, Writers, Poets, Musicians, Mothers, and Fathers. We are Stefaniskos.

Growing up I was told that our ancestors were from Czechoslovakia. While that was 100% true when I was a child, it was not true at the time of immigraion and it is not true now. Czechoslovakia did not exist until 1918. Prior to the end of World War I the land was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and for a time during World War II occupied by the NAZIs. Ellis Island immigration records note our ancestors ethnicity as Hungarian/Slovak. Hungary being the country, Slovak being the actual ethnicity. It is not until after 1918 that Stefaniskos entering the US are refered to as being Czechoslovakian a country that was ruled by The Soviet Union until 1989 when the USSR disbanded. In 1993 Czechoslovakia split into two countries along ethnic lines, The Czech Republic and Slovak Republic (Slovakia). The villages that our ancestors come from are now part of Slovakia.

Relationship Terms (What is a first cousin twice removed?)

Birth and death dates may not be 100% correct, they are based on: 
	* recallection 
	* hand written church records
	* pre-computer government filings
	* 100 year old ship's manifests

Both Old World and "Americanized" or nicknames are listed where applicable.

Who can be listed:
	* Anyone born with the last name Stefanisko
	* Anyone married to a person born with the last name Stefanisko
	* Anyone who has a parent, step-parent, or in-law born with the last name Stefanisko

Who is not listed:
	Everyone else. Sorry folks, I'm sure that you love your 
	non-Stefanisko great-grandchildren as much as you do those that
	bare the name, but I have to draw a line somewhere. One generation 
	of non-name barers is enough to provide a link to the other family's 
	tree.
	
How to read the tree:
	* Each Generation has a common bullet: Square, Circle, or Dot (recycled every three generations)
	* Children are indented under their parents
	* Direct desendants are listed first on marriage lines
Example:
  • Michael + Mary (Michael married Mary, they have two children, Michael and John)
  • Michael + Gretta (Michael married Gretta, they have no children)
  • John + Helen (John is Michael and Mary's son, he married Helen. They have one child, Hanna.)
  • Hanna + Robert (Hanna is Michael and Mary's grandaughter, she married Robert)
  • 
    Reading marriages:
    	Sometimes you will see a line that seems like there are three (or more) people
    	involved in one marriage. That is not actually the case: 
    	* Names that are sticken out indicate divorce
    	* Names that are in italics indicate death
    
    Indicates DNA linkage is confirmed by this person.
  • Miklos "Nicklos/Nicholas" Stefanisko (12/12/1885-5/1964) + Helen Grega (?/?/?-?/?/?)
  • Margaret Stefanisko (??/??/1928) + ? Setzer
  • Ron Setzer
  • Joseph Stefanisko (Stevens)
  • John Stefanisko (Stevens)
  • Andrew R. Stefanisko (3/23/1920-5/21/2001) + Frances Ferrari
  • Anna Stefanisko (1914 - 2003) + Charles Samitz Sr. (? - 1980)
  • Emil Stefanisko (1926 - 5/9/1936)
  • Verna B. Stefanisko (1918-2/22/2001) + John E. Slivka (?/?/?-1979)
  • Nicholas Stefanisko (? ? ?-1961) + Tekla "Stella" Shetletski (9/26/1913-8/29/1999)
  • Peter Stefanisko (died in infancy)
  • Agnes Stefanisko (1929-1971) + John Kowalchyk
  • Penny Stefanisko (deceased) + ? ? ?
  • John ?
  • Laura ?
  • William Stefanisko + Arline Ray
  • Debbie Stefanisko + Peter Gamble
  • Karen Stefanisko
  • William Anthony Stefanisko + Jeanette McKinley
  • Keith Ray Stefanisko (??/??/1987)
  • Nicholas Stefanisko + Marie S Tanski
  • Peter Stefanisko + Kimberley J. Ryan Ball (2/18/1966 - 7/7/2009)
  • Dylan Hunter Stefanisko (2/25/1993)
  • Tessa Elizabeth Stefanisko (10/2/1994)
  • Daniel Allen Stefanisko (5/7/1962) + Stephanie Amend
  • Olivia Fontaine
  • Natasha Stefanisko (5/12/1972) + ??? Katznelson
  • Helen Stefanisko
  • Patricia Stefanisko (9/4/1945) + Robert Lopiano
  • Leona Lopiano
  • Robert Lopiano
  • Joseph Stefanisko + ? ? ? + Isabel Sheridan
  • Jennifer Stefanisko + Jay Gould-Stuckey
  • John Stefanisko (1/19/1934-7/7/1976) + Alice ? ?
  • Donna Stefanisko (7/7/1959) + ? ? ?
  • Nicholas Stefanisko (6/29/1976)
  • Linda A. Stefanisko + Peter H Ranft + Matthew Fahrner
  • Andrew Ranft (1990)
  • Gorg "George" Stefanisko (1866-? ? ?) + Mary Mnyahunchak (? ? ?-? ? ?)
  • John "Doggy" Stefanisko (3/15/1905-1/1969) + Anna Crepak (7/1/1909-4/9/1986)
  • John "Junior" Stefanisko (1930-7/3/2003-8/4/2003) + Joan Yurksaitis + Martha Carmadella Holodick
  • John Stefanisko
  • Julie Ann Stefanisko + Stewart Johnson (??/??/?? - ??/??/2009)
  • Marcus Stewart Johnson
  • Alycia Joan Johnson
  • Noreen Joan Stefanisko + Gary Charboneau
  • Brandon Gary Charboneau
  • Nichole Lynn Charboneau
  • Jennifer Rose Charboneau
  • Phillip Stephen Charboneau
  • Jerry Stefanisko + Margaret Benko + Ursula Uhrin
  • Melissa Stefanisko (2/28/1978) + Joseph J Maley
  • Alexander Joseph Maley (11/10/2007)
  • Nicholas Edward Maley (3/09/2009)
  • Briana Stefanisko
  • Christopher Stefanisko (1959-1983)
  • Dale J. Stefanisko + Marilyn ?
  • Jake Stefanisko (12/6/1998)
  • Jersey Stefanisko
  • Lorie Stefanisko (??/??/?? - 2/??/2009) + Mark Hieser
  • Jeromy Hieser
  • Jammin Hieser
  • Josh Hieser
  • Katrina Hieser
  • Jonah Hieser
  • Jeron Hieser
  • Debra Stefanisko (1957 - 1960)
  • Carla Carmadella + ? Horvath
  • Colette Carmadella + Don Markel
  • Roberta Carmadella
  • Tara Carmadella + Matthew Wysowski
  • Norman "Squibbsy" Stefanisko + Gina ? ? + Angeline G Demelfy (1938)
  • Karen Stefanisko (1958-1976)
  • Sharon Stefanisko + Matt Skoteck
  • Neil Stefanisko
  • Arlene Stefanisko (1939) + Francis Krolick
  • Arlene M. Krolick (5/26/1959) + Albert Compinski (7/22/1952) + Matthew McClanahan (2/11/1961)
  • John Krolick + Gail Carson
  • Eleanor Stefanisko + Michael Makara
  • Nancy Makara + Steve Acuto
  • Michael Makara
  • David Makara
  • Edward Stefanisko (7/19/1931-6/1978) + Marie Koren (10/14/1933-2/28/1997)
  • Donna Stefanisko + Mark Kunkel
  • Kristie Kunkel
  • Kyle Kunkel
  • Marlene Stefanisko
  • Edward Stefanisko
  • Bernard "Bucky" Stefanisko (9/4/1935-8/22/1994) + Mildred Krupa (2/6/1938-7/22/1991)
  • Joseph Stefanisko (1958) + Deborah Sackette
  • April Stefanisko (1989)
  • Dianne Stefanisko (1959) + Russell Postupack (1958)
  • Rachael Postupack (1982)
  • Julia Postupack (1985)
  • Elizabeth Postupack (1989)
  • Denise Stefanisko (1961) + Michael Rush (1964)
  • Brandon Rush (1990)
  • Brittany Rush (1991)
  • Dylan Rush (1992)
  • Bernard Stefanisko (1963)
  • Michael J. Stefanisko (1965-10/28/2003)
  • Michael Stefanisko (10/7/1906-6/1986) + Jennie Washelofski (7/2/1916-8/1984)
  • Michael Robert Stefanisko (8/16/1939-4/21/1993) + Margaret M. Kostic
  • Janet A. Stefanisko + ? ? King
  • Kyle King
  • Kimberly King (8/16/1992)
  • Robert Michael Stefanisko (8/22/1963) + Michelle K. Cooper (6/5/1963)
  • Colden Robert Stefanisko (1/18/1993)
  • Marah Nicole Stefanisko (8/4/1996)
  • Mary Stefanisko (2/21/1909-6/13/2000) + Frank Reshetar
  • Eugene Reshetar
  • Edward "Teddy" Reshetar + Irene ?
  • Anna Stefanisko (1/8/1908-9/18/2000) + John Zavalick(???-1998)
  • Joan Zavalick + John Critchosin
  • Irene Zavalick (? ? ? - 1992) + Robert Ackles
  • Helen "Tillie" Stefanisko (??/??/?? - 3/??/2000) + George Krisnitski
  • Robert "Bob" George Krisnitski
  • George Stefanisko Jr. (1920 - 2001) + Mary L. Koscica (12/17/1927-12/29/1996)
  • Julia Stefanisko (? ? ?-7/7/1993) + Tilghman Boyer
  • Susan "Sue" Stefanisko + ? Billet
  • Veronica Stefanisko
  • Margaret Stefanisko (1927) + ? Litwak
  • Agnes Stefanisko + ? Smarr
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Stefanisko (12/8/1925-11/8/2002)
  • Andro "Andrew" Stefanisko (10/4/1900-4/1981) + Helen ? Simchak (6/1/1900-??/??/????)
  • Mary Stefanisko + ? ? Gagan
  • Andrew Joseph Gagan
  • Helen Stefanisko
  • Andrew Stefanisko (10/17/1886-11/19/1989) + Helen ? Yalch (8/17/1889-3/1963)
  • John Stefanisko (9/21/1905-12/1976) + Mary ? ?
  • Rita Stefanisko (1931) + Joseph Prekopa (1922)
  • Joseph Prekopa
  • Michael Prekopa
  • David Prekopa
  • Donald Stefanisko (1941) + Jean Ann ?
  • Mark D. Stefanisko + Diane ? ?
  • Marian Stefanisko (1942) + Gerald Tyma
  • Jaci Tyma
  • Cindi Tyma
  • Frank Stefanisko (5/14/1908-7/1953) + Anna Burcin (4/15/1913 - 1/21/1975)
  • Shirley Stefanisko (1933) + Charles Nail + Max Abellana
  • Craig Frank Stefanisko (1959) + Amy Elson (1969)
  • Anna Elizabeth Stefanisko (2005)
  • Yolanda Abellana (1964) + Bradley Klotz
  • Joanne Stefanisko (1948) + James R. Davis Jr. (1947)
  • Scott Davis (1971) + Michele Phillips (1970)
  • Michael Stefanisko (3/10/1910-2/1952) + Mary A. Shogi (12/11/1910-10/30/1996)
  • Leonard T. Stefanisko
  • Rosemary Stefanisko + Norbert "Norby' Michael Izzador Kapes (1941 - 4/23/2015)
  • Brian Kapes (1970)
  • Michael Emil Stefanisko (4/28/1943-5/30/2001) + Doris Elaine Green (4/9/1944)
  • Nicklos James Stefanisko (6/19/1969) + Teresa Lee Stayton (12/20/1972)
  • Zakry William-Miguel Stefanisko (9/11/2002)
  • Michele Marie Stefanisko (6/14/1972) + Craig Lewallen ()
  • Lilyana Rose Lewallen (3/11/2007)
  • Nicholas Stefanisko (2/18/1912-9/25/1980)
  • Joseph "Whitey" Stefanisko (10/22/1915-7/11/1990) + Gertrude I. Rohrer (7/9/1917-3/19/1998)
  • William "Billy" J. Stefanisko + Amber S. White
  • Gary Stefanisko
  • Billy Stefanisko
  • Christopher Stefanisko + Brenda Meli
  • Jill Stefanisko
  • Jane "Janey" Stefanisko
  • Robert J. "Bobby" Stefanisko (7/12/1950) + Cynthia Johns + Linda McGinnis (4/17/1957 - 7/7/2007)
  • Jeffrey Robert Stefanisko (7/22/1977) + Krista Leigh Cipriano (5/11/1978)
  • Tyler James Stefanisko (3/5/2007)
  • Ella Marie Stefanisko (1/2/2009)
  • Robert J. "Robby" Stefanisko II (8/13/1986)
  • Linda Stefanisko
  • Gary Stefanisko
  • Joseph "Joe" Stefanisko
  • Vasil "William" Stefanisko (1/10/1887-9/1965) + Maria Nebesná
  • Michal Stefanisko
  • "Girl" Stefanisko + "Boy" Siryov
  • Reportedly had 12 children

  • The family sapling is starting to fill out nicely. "From little acorns, mighty oaks grow."
    There are now about 240 etries in the tree!

    References to these people have been found on the internet, they will be inserted when I find out where they belong:
  • Christa Stefanisko (Contacted, Prefers to remain detached)
  • Cynthia Stefanisko
  • Isabel Stefanisko
  • Juliana Stefanisko
  • Kathryn Stefanisko
  • Laura Stefanisko
  • Martha Stefanisko
  • Mary Stefanisko + Andrew R. Kubishin (? - 1981)
  • M. C. Brosius + ? Stefanisko
  • Joseph Stefanisko + Mildred Beermann(3/18/1915 - 1/15/2005) But Which Joe, there are two that are about the right age.